Popovers made from simple ingredients can be arranged with cream or ham. It changes to various tastes depending on the creator and the shop. So, this time I tried to compare popovers in Tokyo!
● Denny's "Popover of Fuji apples from Aomori prefecture"
As a new dessert this winter, "Popover of Fuji apples from Aomori prefecture" (496 yen) released on December 2nd. It's an apple-based menu with freshly cut apples, apple ice cream with apple pulp, and boiled apples.
The cool, cold popover is like a crispy and fragrant cookie shoe. It seems that grated cheese is kneaded into the dough, and the deliciousness of the technique ants that the saltiness and richness chase afterwards!
There is also apple cream in the "cup-shaped" popover. Rich but not too sweet, the flavor like apple pie matches the dough perfectly. The scent of cinnamon and the texture of crispy apples are also effective as accents.
In addition, Denny's also sells "Matcha and Azuki Popover" (529 yen), which is a matcha ice cream topped with white balls and azuki beans. If you like Japanese sweets, please give it a try.
● Freshness Burger "Popover"
Another familiar place is "Popover" (248 yen) as a side menu at Freshness Burger. It is served with the attached cream.
Compared to Denny's popover, which had a strong crispness , the freshness popover fabric is soft and chewy . If you eat it with whipped cream, you can really enjoy the taste like cream puff.
However, the point is that the dough itself is salty and almost not sweet, so you can eat it refreshingly. This will definitely be delicious not only as a sweet, but also with soup. There is also a morning set that can be combined with soup, so check it out!
● Cinnamon's Restaurant "Smoked Salmon & BLT"
The Hawaiian Cafe Cinnamon's Restaurant Omotesando also offers a popover as a new menu from October. There are two types of "Cinnamon's Special" (1,200 yen) and "Smoked Salmon & BLT" (1,000 yen) topped with fruits, ice cream, whipped cream, etc. Introducing.
A popover that combines smoked salmon and cream cheese and a BLT (bacon, lettuce, tomato) sandwich-style popover are on one plate. Both are big enough to hold with one hand! You may want to share this with your friends.
While Denny's and Freshness popovers were more sweet, I felt that Cinnamon's popovers tasted more like bread. Therefore, it goes well with the olive oil provided separately! After a crispy texture, it had a light texture and the aroma of wheat was firmly felt.
● Egg Celent "Skillet Scramble"
You can also eat popovers at eggcellent in Roppongi, which offers dishes made with carefully selected eggs. The scrambled eggs menu "Skillet Scramble" (starting from 1,400 yen plus tax) is served as a hot skillet (frying pan).
Egg Celent's popover also tastes more like bread than sweets. The outside is crispy and fragrant, and the inside is moist and chewy . It has a subdued and rustic taste, and when served with scrambled eggs and spicy sauce, it maximizes the deliciousness of the protagonist (egg).
This time, I introduced 4 restaurants, but it seems that the number of other restaurants where you can eat popovers is increasing one after another. Of course, there are shops outside of Tokyo for Denny's and Freshness, so if you are interested, why not give it a try?
Popovers are not as assertive as pancakes and French toast, but they have a simple taste that can be combined with sweet or salty foods. We can expect great success in the future!
* All listed prices include tax (excluding those with tax-excluded notation)