Speaking of pancake shops, it usually takes 20 minutes from ordering to baking. Even if you know in your head that it takes time to bake a plump pancake, it is quite a waiting time for those who are short-tempered.
Speaking of pancake shops, it usually takes 20 minutes from ordering to baking. A world where waiting is a matter of course. Even if you know in your head that it takes time to bake that plump pancake, it is quite a waiting time for those who are short-tempered.
I've heard rumors that a pancake shop that you can bake yourself like okonomiyaki has been created for those who are impatient. It's a shop called "Slappy Cakes" in Shinjuku. If you bake it yourself, there will be no waiting time.
But isn't there a line before entering the store? How long do you have to wait before you can enter the store? concern….
… And if you're curious, check it out. I went to Shinjuku at once.
This is a rumor ...
■ Arrived at Slappy Cakes!
Slappy Cakes is located on the 7th floor of LUMINE EST, which is directly connected to the east exit of JR Shinjuku Station. It looks like an American log house that makes you feel the warmth of wood. And at the entrance, there is already a short line. I jumped in and dashed at the same time as the opening of LUMINE EST, but apparently I lost the competition. I will line up in a line at once.
This procession at 11 o'clock!
It will take some time for the shop staff to guide the customers one by one. At 11:15, I managed to enter the store before it was full. If it becomes full, you will receive a numbered ticket and will enter the store 70 minutes later.
■ This is the iron plate of Slappy Cakes! ??
The store is divided into three types: counter seats, table seats for 6 people, and table seats for 2 people. This time, the author was guided to a table seat for two. When you sit down, there is an iron plate in front of you and a spatula is placed. It's like an okonomiyaki restaurant! ?? But this is Slappy Cakes.
Iron plate and spatula! It's like an okonomiyaki restaurant!
At Slappy Cakes, when you enter the store, you will be asked "Do you want to bake it yourself?" If you answer high here, you will be guided to the table seat where this iron plate is prepared.
■ Order pancakes!
When ordering Slappy Cakes, you are free to choose the pancake dough and items. You can choose from three types of dough: buttermilk, whole grain, and peanut butter. As an item, there are over 20 options available. Today, I chose "whole grain" for the dough and "cheddar cheese" and "scallions" for the items. I decided to bake "meal pancakes".
Choose fabrics and items!
You can also choose toppings if you like
Less than 3 minutes from ordering. The clerk brought me the fabric and items. early! Speaking of pancake shops, it is normal to wait 20 minutes from ordering to baking. But with Slappy Cakes, the time you normally wait is a fun time to bake your own pancakes. This is also recommended for impatient people!
■ Fabrics and items
In Slappy Cakes, the dough comes in bottles. Maybe this is the difference from the okonomiyaki restaurant? At an okonomiyaki restaurant, it comes out in a bowl. And the item comes out in a fashionable gravy boat.
The gravy boat makes me laugh a little.
Let's bake. First, pour the dough into an iron plate, wait for a while, and put the scallions and cheese on it. According to the clerk, it's time to turn it over when bubbles pop out. Let's wait for a while until bubbles appear.
■ Turn it over
Bubbles came out. Let's turn it over. If you turn it over, you can bake it for about 2 minutes and it will be ready to eat.
2 minutes left!
Various seasonings such as maple syrup, sugar and chili sauce are prepared on the table. First of all, I will eat it with a combination of butter and maple syrup.
■ Pancakes and scallions are surprisingly good!
Butter and maple syrup are delicious!
I was a little worried whether the scallions and pancakes would go well, but this combination was the correct answer. The crispy texture of scallions and the fluffy texture of pancakes are a perfect combination! I was really surprised. This is really delicious. This is really delicious. It's important, so I screamed twice.
■ Is there any other seasoning?
There is still plenty of dough, so I decided to try it with various seasonings. This time, I will sprinkle strawberry & apple vinegar syrup, which is prepared for unsweetened pancakes for meals. The syrup has a moderate acidity and a low sweetness. Items such as raisins are likely to fit this. When I came next time, I definitely wanted to try it. In this way, you become a repeater.
■ I also made a pancake tower
The dough is still full. So, I made 5 layers of pancakes. It's small, but it's a little pancake tower. This kind of enjoyment is unique to Slappy Cakes, which you bake yourself.
■ I also baked the "Eat" logo
At the seat next to me, I enjoyed drawing rabbits with pancake dough. The tip of the tube containing the dough is quite thin, so it seems that you can draw. I decided to imitate and draw something. As you can see, if it's about the logo of eating, you can draw enough. This is fun!
Kanji is impossible. As might be expected.
■ 90% of customers were women
In the store, more than 90% were women. There is only one man who came as a couple. There is a wide range of age groups, from housewives to high school students to female students, but most of them have the appearance of a girls-only gathering.
By the way, the congestion of Slappy Cakes has been settled down recently, and it seems that you can enter the store on weekdays with almost no numbered ticket. It seems that it is the most crowded from noon to evening, but it seems that you can enter the store almost without waiting immediately after opening.
It seems that GW is inevitably crowded, but if you have time to spare, it is recommended that you get a numbered ticket and wait while killing time elsewhere. Since Slappy Cakes has a 70-minute replacement system, the time displayed on the numbered ticket seems to be quite accurate.