Soufflé pancakes from Fuwa Fuwa Pancakes have become a new popular brunch staple. Matcha and red bean pancakes, ($13.90). Photo credits: @nomsisters/instagram
TORONTO — Japanese pancake house, Fuwa Fuwa Pancakes, has taken Toronto’s food scene by storm over the past year. Their jiggly, airy pancakes inspired the chain’s name, which translates from Japanese to “fluffy fluffy.”
Pastry chef Yuka Naka from Osaka, Japan, opened the first Fuwa Fuwa with owner Benson Lau in the trendy Annex area. Due to popularity, they added a second location in midtown Yonge and Eglinton.
These soufflé pancakes are traditionally served at weddings and other celebrations to bring good fortune, but have become a brunch staple for many Torontonians. Fuwa Fuwa’s menu consists of nine pancake options, such as tiramisu pancakes, as well as hot and cold drink options and other traditional Japanese desserts.
Each order comes with two fluffly, inch thick pancakes made fresh to order with the option to add ice cream or vanilla ice cream mochi. Our personal favourite dishes are the matcha and red bean pancakes ($13.90) and the crème brûlée pancakes ($14.50).
The matcha pancakes are a well-balanced dish with plain and matcha-infused whipped cream, topped with red bean paste and two mochi balls. For a sweeter treat, the crème brûlée pancakes are covered in crème brûlée sauce, sugar-torched banana halves and vanilla ice cream.
As caffeine lovers, we pair our pancakes with one of their signature beverages such a flat white or sesame latte ($5.95). This spot is an absolute must-go for a unique and delicious treat for anytime of the day.
Fuwa Fuwa Pancakes, 408 Bloor St. W, Toronto, 647-618-2868 or 2471 Yonge Street Toronto, 647-618-2816
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