[Bangkok] Probably the most famous fluffy pancakes from Osaka Japan, Gram Café & Pancakes has arrived in Bangkok right at the popular Siam Paragon (Can I say it is still my favourite mall in the world?)
It is the OG of Japanese instagrammable wobbly pancakes.
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You may have seen videos of Gram’s Pancakes which made their way around social media, of stacks of 3 pancakes being ‘shaken’ on plates.
Gram is famous for its 3-stacked “Premium Pancakes”, each 4 cm thick, served with syrup, butter and whipped cream.
It is all about the texture – ultra-fluffy, soufflé-like, and melt-in-your-mouth.
Before the café’s official opening hour of 10am, I already saw a short queue outside the store at Siam Paragon (located near Boots, McDonalds and PABLO.)
Take note that there are two lines: one for indoor dining, the other for takeaway. For the takeaway queue, it is meant only for the single “Premium Pancake” orders priced at 75baht (SGD3.14, USD2.30).
While in Japan there are stipulated timings and limited offerings (of 20 plates each timeslot), there aren’t any such ‘rules’ over in Bangkok.
It took me about 45 minutes before I got a seat, and 30 minutes or so more before the pancakes arrived. With that said, there are many unfavourable reviews online, mostly to do with the long waiting time and service.
Most tables would order the Premium Pancakes (295 baht, SGD12.35, USD9.05), and take a boomerang video or selfie with the fluffy stack. Be careful as they may just topple.)
I would recommend not taking more than 10 selfies, and eat the pancakes fast and fresh. Reason being: The girl who got the order about same time as me was still taking photos, and you could see the pancakes being deflated fast enough.
On that same note, I suspect taking away the pancakes won’t do them justice as well.
I was half-sceptical of the product actually, thinking it would be more hype than anything. However, they were indeed soft like sponge, like meringue melting in the mouth, and not overly sweet.
Definitely worth an order if time is on your side.
There are other offerings of Classic Pancakes (195 baht), Tiramisu Pancakes (275 baht) Caramelised Banana Pancakes (230 baht), Mixed Fruits & Chocolate Pancakes (275 baht), and French Toast (230 baht).
The server noting that I was with a camera, recommended ”The Tiramisu Pancakes are good for photos. and I went ahead with her suggestion.
This stack had a more typical pancake texture, though the cocoa powder and light delicious cream made it a lot more appealing and enjoyable.
Put this on your itinerary if pancakes are your thing. But as with all trendy food, the queue should subside in time to come.
Gram Café & Pancakes
Siam Paragon, G Floor (Food Hall), 991 Rama 1 Road, Puthumwan Bangkok, Thailand (Siam BTS Station)
Tel: +66 61 469 6745
Opening Hours: 10am – 10pm (Mon – Sun)
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