They call it miracle pancakes. And quite rightfully so!
I thought the fanfare has subsided some 4 months after their opening on 06 Nov 2020, but me and my dining partner found that we still have to queue 20 minutes despite arriving 1.30pm on a Sunday afternoon because we did not make a reservation. And ordering takes another 20 minutes.
I think I absolutely have to try this, limited edition Japanese Awayuki Strawberry Souffle. Those who know Japan understand their favourite gimmick, ‘limited edition’. But, this souffle can truly be justified because strawberries in Japan are genuinely seasonal, you get to eat it mostly post winter, and they diminish from the market as summer aproach, apart from those that were cultivated in greenhouse of course. And, Japanese strawberries can genuinely be considered first class in the world, no one else comes close. In addition, I found that I have been deceived over the past decades by whoever told me strawberries are red. I just learned, that they are white in colour, or rather, pink. LOL! alright that’s a joke. But I guess the presence of white strawberries is another reason why they call this souffle ‘limited edition’, because even in Japan, white strawberries are rare, and they are selling at a premium price too. In actual fact, Awayuki means pale snow in Japanese, used here to depict the white strawberries.
First and foremost, their souffles are truly fluffy and soft, and it doesn’t come with that sticky feeling of cheaper pancakes nor that slight bitter aftertaste. Credit must also goes to the cream that comes with it, which wasn’t excessive in terms of both sweetness and richness, in what I would consider a perfect mix. In addition, premium Japanese ingredients such as Hinata eggs from Kanagawa prefecture, Japanese milk, and Hokkaido wheat flour all influence the taste of the pancakes in a very positive way.
My dining partner prefer this savoury Egg Benedict Souffle Pancakes, with 2 pancakes and mixed salad. On the two pancakes, one is served with cured salmon, the other with prawn and avocado, each with an egg on top. Personally, I find that the pancakes taste equally great in savoury, if not better than its sweetened counterpart. Some part of the yolk are still runny, giving an extra punch to its taste.
It is worth noting that Flipper’s is very meticulous on the proportion of their ingredients down to 1 single gram, so as to attain a consistent taste for all diners. And because of their stringent process control, expect around 15 minutes wait for your order even during non-peak hours. It is strongly recommended that you make a reservation before going over, reservation can be made via their website.
Daily: 11:00 – 20:00