One of the main culprits behind Tokyo's ongoing pancake boom, this Osaka import attracts a consistent queue for their selection of uber-fluffy, made-to-order pancakes, which have caused quite a sensation among the city's sweets fiends. Pancakes aren't only for people with sweet tooths – Gram also whips up pancakes served with savoury items such as bacon and eggs and even topped with chilli. With competitor Flipper's also in the neighbourhood, Daikanyama's pancake addicts sure have it good.
Pancakes are a hit in Tokyo, and there are generally two camps of pancake fans: those in favour of the classic style, and those who drool over stacks of pancakes that look very much like soufflé. The latter pancake style has been increasing in popularity, thanks to its soft, light and fluffly mouthful.
Soufflé pancakes are characterised by their liberal use of eggs and whipped egg whites in the batter to create the signature fluffly, cloud-like texture. They are then topped with cream, caramel, nuts and fruits such as banana and strawberries. These pancakes are more time-consuming to make, so be prepared to wait. But trust us, it’s worth it.
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