Kyushu Pancake which used to be at Novena Regency, has reopened again at a different location – Holland Village.
You may wonder what the fuss is about: Kyushu Pancake is rather popular in Taiwan (ie long queues), and it is not often that we see Japanese style pancakes in Singapore.
The Kyushu Pancake Mix is made from 7 different finely selected grains including wheat from Oita Prefecture and Pressed barley from Saga Prefecture, 100% homegrown in Kyushu Japan, free of emulsifier, artificial fragrance, additives or processed starch.
Therefore, the texture may not be the usual souffle and wobbly that many Singaporeans are more used to.
Wondering what to get? Some of the top-sellers include Berry-licious Pancake ($16.90), Matcha Tiramisu ($16.00), and Matcha MontBlanc ($18.00), and Annou Imo Pancakes (16.00).
There are also savoury options of Eggs Benedict ($18.00), Croque Madame Pancake ($19.00), and American Big Breakfast ($22.00).
If pancakes are so much your thing, there are also offerings of Waffles such as Banana Chocolate ($18.90), Matcha & Azuki Waffles ($18.90); and a selection of French Toast ($10.90 – $16.90).
This time I had the Hoji-cha Tiramisu Pancakes ($16.00), served with mascarpone cheese, hojicha sauce and jelly, with a side of vanilla ice cream.
Starting with the pancakes, it was soft and not too sweet (without adding the sauces and ice cream) – good for the palates of the health-conscious, though there was a certain denseness that perhaps some may find too filling after a few bites.
Was there a strong Houjicha or even Tiramisu flavour?
There was some in the jelly, but it was not obvious enough from the powdered layered, which to me was a waste.
I previously had the Matcha Montblanc Pancake ($18.00 because it probably combined three of my favourite things in a single dish.
The fresh cream was light (and didn’t make me feel fat), pancakes more doughy and grainy, and not entirely super-sweet.
More guilt-free; but on the flipside it lacked that buttery-appeal.
Similarly, the green tea component was not ‘matcha’ enough, and the piping could do with stronger chestnut flavour expected of a “Montblanc”.
These were not too-bad pancakes, for those who would like a different and healthier take. Plus, one more café to head to at Holland Village.
Kyushu Pancake Singapore – Holland Village
25 Lor Liput, Singapore 277735
Tel: +65 6352 6265
Opening Hours: 11am – 9pm (Tues – Sun), Closed Mon