The Evolution of Pancakes in Fukuoka! “Original Pancake House”
Hakata Station in Fukuoka is surrounded by a variety of facilities, like the Hakata Bus Terminal, JR Hakata City, Hakata Hankyu, and KITTE Hakata Marui, so people in the area can enjoy shopping and eating gourmet foods all day long!
This time, I’ll be introducing you to the American pancake restaurant, “Original Pancake House,” located in KITTE Hakata Marui! Their “Dutch Baby,” listed on their menu board, is always a hit!
The only three locations in Japan are in Tokyo, and only one of those is in Hakata.
A Chic Interior♡
The interior is really cute, with cushions lining the sofa seats. The staff are cute too!
What Is a Dutch Baby?
The “Dutch Baby” listed on the restaurant’s menu board is a strangely-shaped type of pancake.
Dutch Babies are made using a special batter called German batter, which is made with plenty of eggs, and cooked in an oven rather than a pan.
The young girls sitting next to me were excitedly chatting and taking photos of themselves with their Dutch Babies. I was actually a bit worried that I’d end up in the background of their pictures on social media….
Dutch Baby 1,340 yen
The restaurant’s staff puts the finishing touches on piping hot Dutch Babies at the table. How exciting!
It’s finished off with plenty of whipped butter, fresh-squeezed lemon, and powdered sugar.
The Dutch Baby does not come with maple syrup.
They also serve a more standard buttermilk pancake for maple syrup lovers. I’d love to try that one too!
The Dutch Baby’s texture is more like that of a thick crepe than a pancake. The outer section looks like the soft shell of a cream puff. Delicious! Strangely enough, I didn’t taste much of the lemon’s sourness.
I’d also recommend topping this with something like vanilla ice cream!
Original Pancake House also offers other options, such as salads topped with vegetables and cheese.
The Dutch Baby is as big as both of my hands put together, but the lemon juice is refreshing, and you’ll find yourself wanting to lick your plate clean!
This time around I split this one with another person, but one person could eat a full one too!
Their Drinks are Delicious Too!
Crunky Mocha Frappe 560 yen
This one tastes like a chocolate drink. It’s just the right level of sweetness. Delicious!
Chocolatte 550 yen
This one tastes more like coffee. Tasty and easy to drink!
Original Pancake House was a girly, cute, and delicious restaurant!
I also complimented my best friend who came with me on her cute shirt, and with a triumphant look she told me, “I got it at Shimamura for 50 yen!” Our girl power is finding cheap stuff. (lol)
Incidentally, there’s also a “Fashion Center Shimamura” in the Hakata Bus Terminal, so you can rest easy knowing you can get yourself a change of clothes if you eat so much you go up a size! (lol)
Original Pancake House, Hakata Store
- Hakata Marui 2F, 9-1 Hakataekichuogai, Hakata-ku, Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture
- A 1-minute walk from Hakata Station
- Business Hours
- 10:00-21:00 (L.O.20:15)
- No fixed days off (according to Hakata Marui hours)