[Hong Kong] Originally from Tokyo, the famous Flipper’s Kiseki pancakes at Hysan Place, Causeway Bay is causing a really long queue.
The truth is that Soufflé pancakes have been quite popular in Hong Kong for the last couple of years, but the arrival of this Japanese franchise was definitely a game changer that brought something new and interesting to the Hong Kong pancake scene.
To be honest, I wasn’t really intending to eat these pancakes, but was only enticed by the aroma of buttery batter and maple syrup, while taking an escalator up to Eslite Bookstore.
The queue is said to take anything from 25 minutes to 2 hour.
We were ‘lucky’ that we waited for ONLY 45 minutes or so before we got a table.
The café is found within the clothing brand i.t. blue block. Its interior is modern with wooden community tables and cute lamps, with several black and white photographs on the walls.
You can also see what going on in the kitchen through the windows, which is always kind of cool.
Made with milk and Miyagi eggs that are imported straight from Japan, their Kiseki pancakes are served in stacks of 3s, come with a wobbly soufflé-like texture, and with house-made maple-butter cream.
Varieties include the Plain Kiseki Pancakes (HK$99), Green Tea with Red Bean (HK$119), Strawberry, Blueberry and Banana (HK$119), and Hazelnut, Chocolate, Caramel Banana (HK$119). That is between SGD17.35 and SGD20.85.
Keep in mind that pancakes take around 25 minutes to deliver.
The pancakes’ texture was not quite the ordinary – soft and melted in the mouth almost like candy-floss, fluffy but strangely on the wet side.
I haven’t had the Japan ones before, and so couldn’t quite compare.
They were really light and not too sweet, so you wouldn’t feel guilty finishing one on your own. But 2 or 3 alone would have been too much.
To be fair, this was certainly above the average pancakes, but I am not exactly sure if I would queue THAT LONG for this.
i.t. blue block, 6/F, Hysan Place, 500 Hennessy Road, Causeway Bay
Tel: +852 2367 2133
Opening Hours: 11:30am – 10:30pm, Last Order 9:30pm (Mon – Sun)
Google Maps – Flippers
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