February 13, 2017
This is the perfect pancake.
And some will argue that it’s not. Pancakes should be thinner, should have off coloured spots, should have batter that spilled over the edge to make the shape not a full circle, should mglglmleeeee whatever, but take a step back. That’s not the case. These pancakes are what other pancakes aspire to be. I mean, if you had to imagine what the perfect guy/perfect girl looks like, you’d probably have an image in your mind of somebody that doesn’t look like the people around you most. The perfect person has perfect skin, a six pack, great hair, perfect teeth. Now think of the perfect pancake, and, come on, you’ll be thinking of these pancakes. So thick, so perfectly cooked all the way through, so round. You’re not thinking of the regular pancakes you get elsewhere when you’re thinking about the perfect pancake, the same way you’re not thinking about your neighbour, Ralph, when you’re thinking about the perfect person. Though Ralph is a cool dude. Nothing wrong with Ralph. Nothing wrong with regular pancakes. Nothing wrong with regular people.
Wow that was a real stretch of a paragraph there. I’M JUST SO PASSIONATE ABOUT THESE PANCAKES. I didn’t know pancakes like this existed. They’re unlike any pancake I’ve ever had. And I think what I like most about these pancakes is that they’re just amazing on their own. The pancakes I usually had back home were covered in lots of other things that were delicious, like fruit or chocolate chips or whipped cream or something, and the pancake in those situations is a vehicle for other flavours. But here, the pancake on its own is just amazing. You don’t need anything else. It’s just…essence of pancake. BECAUSE IT’S THE PERFECT PANCAKE I’M NOT BACKING DOWN FROM THIS FOLKS!
If you’d like to try out these pancakes, it’s called West Aoyama Garden, and the address is
〒107-0062 Tokyo, 港区Minamiaoyama, 1−22−10 in Japanese, or 1-22-10 Minamiaoyama Minato Tokyo if you’re looking up the map in English. It’s a pretty straight shot from the subway, as you just walk on the Main Street until you see a huge Denny’s (a really fancy looking one at that) and it’s right after the Denny’s. No confusing side streets to walk down. Don’t go hungry, though, because the wait will make you lose your shit. It smells so damned good in there and it’s torture.
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