The limited-time event "Pancake Tours" Pancake Eating Walk in the World "", where you can enjoy original pancakes inspired by world cuisine, started on March 4th. Let's enjoy "Pancake Day" (March 4th this year), which is celebrated overseas, in Japan as well.

The origin of "Pancake Day" is that pancakes were baked to use ingredients in preparation for Easter. There is still a habit of enjoying pancakes in various places, such as the "Pancake Race" held in England. It's an unfamiliar holiday in Japan, but with the spread of pancakes, sweets blogger Amaikeiki and others planned this event in order to establish it as a culture without ending it with a boom.

Seven stores in Tokyo who agreed with these concepts developed and participated in original pancakes. Until March 31st, you can enjoy "world pancakes" that are inspired by the cuisine of a total of 6 countries.

What does "World Pancake" taste like?
What does "World Pancake" taste like?

The event is held in stamp rally format. If you collect 5 stamps that you can get when you order pancakes at each store, you will get a cute pancake-shaped strap. Suguremono that you can receive advantageous benefits such as free toppings and one drink service at each store for half a year. The first 100 people are limited, so if you often go to eat pancakes, try it.

You can apply for a lottery to win a pair of hotel vouchers or pancake cushions at just one store. You can download the mount from the official event website, so don't forget to print it out and bring it with you!

Don't forget to print the mount!
Don't forget to print the mount!

Now, let me introduce the participating stores and menus.

"Cafe Banyan" (Harajuku / Omotesando) offers pancakes inspired by the United States (Hawaii). A "Big Island Pancake" (1,380 yen) that uses plenty of Hawaiian specialty pineapple is available. The menu is full of pineapple, including dough kneaded with pineapple puree, caramelized pineapple, and original pineapple butter.

Pine-filled "Big Island Pancakes"
Pine-filled "Big Island Pancakes"

At "Jade Five" (Hiroo), you can enjoy "Dark Cherry Pancakes" (950 yen) using dark cherries that are widely known in the United States. It features bright colors and a sour fruit sauce. It seems that the menu is based on the image of New York.

Vividly with dark cherries
Vividly with dark cherries

Indian restaurant "Soul Food India" (Suidobashi) offers sweet and sour "Pancake India" (980 yen) where you can enjoy chapati with curry and maple syrup. It seems that there is not much habit of eating sweets in India, but it seems that chapati, which is often made at home, is arranged in a pancake style.

A simple chapati baked with only whole grains + salt + water
A simple chapati baked with only whole grains + salt + water

The image of France is the "Cheese Fondue Pancake" (1,200 yen), which is arranged and eaten in a cheese fondue style. You can enjoy it at MOGMOG (Shimokitazawa). It is a "meal pancake" finished with special cheese.

Add cheese to make "meal pancakes"
Add cheese to make "meal pancakes"

"Pancake Frutta" (980 yen) with tomatoes, which is typical of Italy, is a menu offered at "Manger Sasa Jiyugaoka" (Kuhombutsu). It is said that tomatoes are kneaded into the dough and topped with fruit tomatoes and strawberries from Kochi prefecture.

Tomatoes on the dough!
Tomatoes on the dough!

The Japanese-style arranged pancake is "Coconoma Pancake Zen" (800 yen) that you can enjoy at "Coconoma Season Dining" (Roppongi). Matcha is kneaded into the dough and topped with black honey and red bean paste to create a fusion of Japanese and Western flavors.

Arrange with Japanese ingredients
Arrange with Japanese ingredients

And the 7th store is "Chef's Live Kitchen" where British pancakes "Crumpet" are served. Located in Hotel InterContinental Tokyo Bay, you can enjoy a crumpet with customized toppings at the Dessert & Light Meal Buffet (15: 00-16: 45) and Dinner Buffet (17: 30-22: 00).

In one corner of the buffet corner, you can find hot crumpet dough, classic fruit such as berry sauce, Japanese ingredients such as kinako ice cream, and toppings such as whipped cream and chocolate sauce. It's a buffet style, so of course you can eat as much as you want. It seems that you can enjoy other dishes as well.

Customize & all-you-can-eat by yourself
Customize & all-you-can-eat by yourself

At the tasting party held on March 3, we tasted two kinds of "berry sauce + acai espuma" and "baked apple + maple syrup". Crumpet is made from dough that is fermented with yeast, so it has a chewy texture. The dough is not sweet and has a non-assertive taste, so it goes well with both sweet and sour toppings.

Enjoy any topping
Enjoy any topping

The chewy dough has a mysterious texture
The chewy dough has a mysterious texture

In addition, the recipe site "Chef Rice" also publishes home-use recipes for each pancake. Try to reproduce the recipe that was delicious at the store at home ... It seems that you can enjoy it like that. For more information on the stores and menus, please check the official Pancake Tours website. Don't miss the event where you can enjoy the "taste of the world" and at the same time enjoy the taste of various stores!