More Extreme Pancakes
What are those little wiggly-looking lumps on top of that monster pancake? I wondered, perusing the specials menu at Hoshino Coffee, home of Godzilla-sized flapjacks. “Crema Catalan & Anglaise Sauce” gave me zero clue, so I had to order it. Turns out they’re…creme brulee? Flan? Vanilla pudding-ish, at any rate. Not what one would expect to find atop a breakfast delight, but not unworthy, especially when topped with whipped cream and kuromitsu (syrup made from Okinawan black sugar), then floated on a lake of creme anglaise goodness!
Was also sorely tempted by the big daddy chestnut-puree construction, which looked like it would deliver Mont Blanc-y flavor X souffle pancake satisfaction. Methinks I’d better go back for Round 2…
Jonelle Patrick is the author of the Only In Tokyo mystery series, now out for the first time in paperback