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  • I'm just expecting it to melt in my mouth.

  • That's all I'm here for, and absolutely worth the wait.

  • What's better than pancakes for breakfast?

  • How about an airy, jiggly soufflé pancake?

  • For the first time, New Yorkers are able to try Japan's most famous Miracle Pancake without leaving the States.

  • And people are lining up to try it.

  • Really cool that I can travel here and be able to have a Japanese pancake and not have to travel all the way to Japan.

  • We're outside of Flipper's, an extremely popular Japanese pancake chain that just opened its first store right here in the United States and in the middle of Manhattan.

  • I mean, look at that line.

  • It's so long; it's incredible.

  • They're known for their soufflé pancakes that are extremely fluffy and jiggly, and I'm super, super excited to see how they're made.

  • So let's go check it out.

  • Taiyaki NYC, a Japanese-inspired ice cream shop, started selling its own version of soufflé pancakes in 2019, but this marks the first time a Japanese chain has brought the treat to New York.

  • So yeah, I've been here for like 45, 50 minutes, and I think the first time I heard about this was, like, over a year ago.

  • We're here for Flipper's because there's one in Shimokitazawa in Tokyo, and we had an experience there.

  • We just wanna, like, recreate that in our hometown.

  • Flipper's stands out from some other soufflé pancakes because of its lack of a mold, giving the pancake a little less structure.

  • But without the cooked sides, it's a lot fluffier than other soufflé pancakes I've had.

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  • Flipper's Kiseki Pancakes, or Miracle Pancakes, begin with more than half a dozen egg whites whipped up and folded into a mixture of egg yolks, milk, flour, and sugar.

  • Each pancake is scooped onto the grill in an exact measurement and cooks for about 10 minutes before it's topped with more batter and left to cook some more.

  • With each pancake cooked to order, you can expect to wait 20 minutes for this miracle in your mouth.

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  • This is their classic soufflé pancake, and it's called Kiseki, which means miracle, and I'm about to eat a miracle.

  • The restaurant recommends we use two forks instead of a fork and a knife because it's so delicate and light.

  • And we're gonna have to treat it with the respect that it deserves.

  • Oh my God. It's incredibly fluffy, so fluffy.

  • With the cream, here I go.

  • That was so, so fluffy.

  • One bite isn't enough; you just wanna keep eating it, like, constantly, because one bite just melts in your mouth, and then you're like, it's time for another.

  • That's amazing; it melts in your mouth.

  • I didn't even need to use my teeth.

  • Before I fill up on these pancakes, I'm gonna try out their strawberry pancakes.

  • These are the strawberry pancakes by Flipper's, and they have a strawberry cream inside and a strawberry cream on the top.

  • So let's just dig in.

  • Here I go.

  • This looks amazing!

  • That's really strawberry.

  • That's a strawberry cream.

  • With the original, classic Flipper's pancake, we got a really sweet flavor with the cream, and then this is definitely a little more tangy.

  • But the strawberry adds, like, another layer to it.

  • Definitely makes you feel like you're having a very healthy meal, and it feels so good.

  • We both got the fruit ones.

  • They're the best pancakes I've ever had.

  • What does it taste like?

  • Sweet clouds.

  • I am so happy that I had these Japanese soufflé pancakes today because I didn't even have to travel to Japan to try these out again.

  • I'm so stoked.

  • I'm gonna finish this and take this home.

  • Sorry, guys, this one's for me.

I'm just expecting it to melt in my mouth.

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Japan's Cult-Favorite Fluffy Pancakes Are Now In NYC | Line Around The Block

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    Angel Hsu posted on 2019/11/08
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