By Amanda Goh
- November 24, 2020

Have Pancakes From Around the World Right Here in Singapore

Food & Drink . Singapore

Everyone knows about pancakes, but did you know that there are more than 50 different kinds of pancakes? Big, small, thin, fluffy, pancakes come in all different sizes - and each as delicious as the next! There are also so many different types of pancakes that are found all over the world! Here are just a few of them and where you can find them right here in Singapore! And if you can’t find some, just make some! Pancakes are fairly easy and foolproof to make - just pick a recipe and you are ready to go. Whether it is breakfast time or dinner time, pancakes are the right way to go!

Japan (Okonomiyaki and Souffle Pancakes)

Souffle pancakes
© Fluff Stack (Facebook)

Everyone knows about japanese pancakes - whether they are sweet or savoury (okonomiyaki), these pancakes can’t go wrong. 

Japan is known for okonomiyaki, savoury pancakes that originated in Osaka, Japan. These pancakes are often stuffed with vegetables and topped with Japanese mayonnaise and okonomiyaki sauce. 

Recently, Japanese souffle pancakes have been all the rave, especially in Singapore. These fluffy pancakes are light and fluffy in texture - tasting even better than it looks! Souffle pancakes differ from other western pancakes as whipped egg whites are used in the batter, making the pancakes airy and fluffy. Here are a few places you can get them for yourself!

Pancake Cafe Belle Ville (Multiple Locations)

Address: 230 Victoria Street #01-01B

Opening Hours: Sunday-Friday 11am-8pm, Saturday 11am-8.30pm

Contact: 6255 5456


Fluff Stack (Multiple Locations)

Address: 3 Temasek Boulevard #B1-K4, Suntec City Mall, West Atrium, 038983

Opening Hours: Sunday-Thursday 11am-9:30pm, Friday-Saturday 11am-9:45pm

Website | Facebook

America (American Style Pancakes and German Baby Pancakes)

American style pancakes
© Clinton Street Baking Company (Facebook)

Unlike Japanese pancakes, American-syle pancakes are thicker and bigger! These pancakes are usually served with multiple toppings from bacon to fruits. Previously, these pancakes were called multiple different names, from flapjacks to johnnycakes, as they were made with buckwheat or cornmeal. These American-style pancakes are decadent and comforting - perfect for brunch! Here are some places where you can find American-style pancakes!

Bread Yard

Address: 1 Fusionopolis Pl, 01-23/24 Galaxis, Singapore 138522

Opening Hours: Monday-Friday 8am-6pm, Saturday 8am-3pm, Closed on Sunday

Contact: 9773 5318


Clinton Street Baking Co.

Address:  31 Purvis St, Singapore 188608

Opening Hours: Monday-Friday 9am-6pm, Saturday-Sunday 8am-9pm

Contact: 9654 6822

Website | Facebook 

Dutch Panakes
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Yes you heard right, Dutch Baby Pancakes are not actually Dutch! These pancakes originated from Seattle, Washington. The ‘Dutch’ in its name comes from the Pennsylvania Dutch! These pancakes resemble a huge yorkshire pudding and it is usually baked in the oven. These pancakes are served with either sweet or savoury toppings! These pancakes are usually served right as it is taken out of the oven - to prevent it from deflating before having a bite. If you are interested in trying a Dutch Baby Pancake, you can easily recreate some in your own kitchen! Try this recipe out!


© Monika Grabkowska (Unsplash)

Crepes are popular around Europe and South America, and are thin sheets of pancakes served with either sweet or savoury toppings. These pancakes were invented in the 13th century in France. These crepes are light but delicious, especially with your favourite toppings. Here are some places where you can find French crepes in Singapore!

Entre-Nous Creperie

Address: 27 Seah St, #01-01, Singapore 188383

Opening Hours: Tuesday-Friday 12–2:30pm, 6–9:30pm

Saturday 11am–3pm, 6–9:30pm

Sunday 11am-4:30pm

Closed on Monday

Contact: 6333 4671


Korea (Jeon)

Kimchi Pancake
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Jeon, also known as potato pancakes, are savoury pancakes that are usually filled with kimchi, chives or seafood. Their savoury pancakes come in various flavours that are usually found in Korean restaurants. These pancakes are usually served as an appetizer, a banchan (side dish), or an anju (dish served with drinks). While they are mostly served as a savoury dish, there is one kind of jeon, Hwajeon, that is made with edible flowers! 

8 Korean BBQ (Multiple Locations)

Address: 6 Eu Tong Sen St, #02-79/90 The Central, Singapore 059817

Opening Hours: Monday-Sunday 11:30am-2:30pm, 5:30pm-10:30pm

Contact: 8692 1188


Indonesia (Serabi)

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These pancakes are made with coconut milk and only cooked on one side. These pancakes look unique as recipes sometimes add pandan leaf juice to give it a unique green colour. They are often served sweet, with toppings that include sugar, peanuts and fruits. But, they can also be eaten savoury, with toppings that include cheese and meat. Serabi’s are easy and fool proof - try your hand at making some with this recipe!

There are so many different kinds of pancakes out there to try - you will be amazed at the different types and flavours of them too! As they are easy to make, why not try some recipes for yourself! 

Australia (Pikelets)

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Pikelets are small pancakes that are traditionally served with jam or whipped cream. Its batter is slightly thicker as compared to American pancake batter and they rise heavier than other pancakes. These pancakes have a texture that resembles a British crumpet as they are airy and crispy around the edges. Try making some at home with this recipe!


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