Why Do These Pancakes Jiggle And Why Do I Want Them Immediately?

Pancakes are an essential part of breakfast; that’s just a fact.

Known as one of the first breakfast foods in the history of mankind, chefs and people alike are continuously trying new things to switch up the classic breakfast staple. Stuffing them with fruit, creams, chocolate, or turning them into dinner foods. All corners of the world have their own take on pancakes, but all of them on have things in common, they’re just so…flat.

Although very few people are bothered by how thin a typical pancake is, countries like Japan still felt the need to mix it up by introducing us to the new breakfast fad: jiggly pancakes.

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Jiggling pancakes are a popular menu item at Cafe Gram in Tokyo, who are absolutely no stranger to taking the pancake game to the next level, here’s a taste of their menu:

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These Japanese hotcakes are stacked high on top of each other and stand around 3 centimeters tall. It’s the meringue that causes the food to jiggle, but I mean, who doesn’t love playing with their food. Reviewers say it tastes like a cloud, or more specifically, a souffle.

Sadly, jiggly pancakes in the United States are scarce, so you probably won’t be ordering them at your local diner. On the bright side, you can make them from the comfort of your own home! Thank goodness, right?

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Here’s how to make them:

To make four servings (for yourself) here’s the ingredients you’ll need:

2 egg yolks
¼ cup sugar
½ cup milk
¾ cup pancake mix
4 egg whites
Butter, to serve
Syrup, to serve
Assorted berries, to serve
Note: in Japan, they add meringue to add the constant jiggle.

Here’s how you do it: