Like chomping on clouds
Like chomping on clouds
- By Sharmaine Loh
- | Jan 06, 2020
There’s nothing more gratifying than tucking into a heap of pillowy-soft cakes laden with butter and syrup. For the fluffiest of stacks, visit the following joints which serve incredibly delicate and luscious Japanese souffle pancakes, guaranteed to leave you wanting more.
While we may no longer pop by Mandarin Gallery for a sweet treat or two because of Antoinette’s recent move, we can still get some fluffy ones at Millenia Walk and Penhas Road. There’s the usual souffle pancakes with butter, berries and cream, but look forward to trying the Earl Grey Bubble Tea Souffle Pancakes that carries the fragrance of earl grey tea in every bite.
Purveyor and roaster of speciality coffee The Coffee Academics now serves giant souffle pancakes at their Scotts Square outlet. The Academics Pancake Tower ($20) sees two large cakes topped with a mix of berries, plus berry sorbet and whipped cream.
Nestled among other dessert spots at Suntec City’s latest food wing, Fluff Stack solely offers jiggly souffle pancakes alongside thirst-quenching beverages. While their Classic Souffle Pancakes ($8.80) will always make a fine choice, the Oolong Boba Souffle Pancakes ($9.80) is definitely a more interesting option. The gula melaka boba and oolong creme anglaise are surprisingly yummy. Bubble tea fiends are bound to enjoy this one.
Hailing from Osaka, Gram Cafe & Pancakes’ arrival in Singapore induced much chaos and frenzy, as they claim to serve the ultimate, gravity-defying souffle pancakes—and we don’t for a second doubt them. Each souffle hotcake measures almost 4-5cm in height, and becomes a towering display when stacked. The Premium Pancakes ($17.90) is a no-brainer, although the Turkey Bacon and Scrambled Egg Pancakes ($18.90) might make for a better brunch option. Due to its high demand, the sale of the Gram signature is limited to just three times a day (11am, 3pm and 6pm) with only 30 orders per session, so start queuing early to avoid disappointment.
This is one of the first places to bring us souffle pancakes, though they are often overlooked for some unknown reason. Get thick, buttery pancakes when you head to Hoshino Coffee at their various locations across Singapore, but note that these cakes are a little on the firmer side, in case you prefer your stacks barely cooked. Go straight for the Double Pancake Souffle Style ($12), or pick a limited edition souffle pancake off their seasonal pancake menu if you see something you like.
French-Japanese cafe Miam Miam also delivers reliable souffle pancakes at a reasonable price. Order the Original Souffle Pancake ($8.80), but also the Kuro Goma Souffle ($10.80) if you’re on a souffle kick. The Goma is a black sesame souffle that’s crispy on the outside, soft on the inside, with a black sesame ganache in the middle that’s bittersweet and unimaginably indulgent.
A literal hole-in-the-wall joint located at Habitat by Honestbee, adorably-named Poofy is a concept by the famed, Tokyo souffle pancake shop Riz Labo Kitchen and Habitat by Honestbee. Try their aesthetically-pleasing fluffy hotcakes that are topped with cream and berries ($12) as well as their Hokkaido Soft Serve ($6). Better yet, get the soft serve with an earl grey cone for $7.50.
Known for being the spot that sells satisfying souffle pancakes at some of the most wallet-friendly prices around, SweeT.Rex is a humble hawker stall located at Alexandra Village Food Centre. For just $4, receive two sizable fluffy ones with your choice of sauce; or top-up $1 for an additional scoop of ice cream to go with your pancakes. If you’re in the mood for more, try the handmade milk pudding that comes in flavours like Thai Milk Tea and Thai Green Tea, or their nougat bars and no-bake cheesecakes.
Look no further than this Taiwanese cafe for some of the most unconventional stacks around. Not only do they serve the Souffle Stackers with Durian-Cheese Gula Melaka Sauce and Souffle Stackers with Taro, Bubble, Red Bean and Green Tea Sauce, Typhoon Taiwanese Cafe also offers the Souffle Stackers with Taiwan Milk Tea and Bubble, which features fluffy cakes slathered in milk tea syrup and served with a side of boba. The pancake possibilities here are endless.