How did pancakes become so popular? I like pancakes, but will never pay what a lot of dining establishments are charging for them. I could easily cook them up at home. What's the cost price for one? 20 yen? Definitely less than 100 yen if I add whipped cream, fruits and all that good stuff. We've got establishments out there that charge over 1,000 yen a plate for a few pancakes with exuberant amounts of whipped cream and some fruits..... and people are lining up for them! At the end of the day, the pancakes taste the same as the ones I make at home in my Tokyo Disney Resort boxer briefs.
In the previous blog post, I mentioned how Chef Mickey likes to get creative with some of the food he serves up. This Easter, he's really gone all out. Egg on a pizza, fried chicken sandwiched between pancakes, minced rabbit meat ramen... sorry, made the last one up, but the Pancake Sandwich (Fried Chicken) is real and here's my take on it.
You can find the Pancake Sandwich at Huey, Dewey and Louie's Good Time Cafe in Toontown this Easter season. I got myself a set which costs 990 yen. If you would like to settle for the sandwich alone, you'll have to fork out 610 yen. A set includes a drink and fries. I like Tokyo Disney's fries, so I often get them if they come in a set. They are thick and always fried perfectly. Crisp on the outside and soft on the inside. Tokyo Disney does not add a lot of salt on them too. Just the way I like em.
The Pancake Sandwich that I got came in this cute wrapper that you see in the picture above. Can someone please help me out with this wrapper? Is it Clarice or Miss Bunny? I am thinking that it's Miss Bunny because it's Easter, but my initial thought was Clarice. You see, Clarice likes going around flirting with cartoon characters of the opposite gender. My amazingly creative mind came up with a story as I was carrying my meal to my table. Somehow, she might have flirted a little too much with Donald's nephews. They fall head over heels for her and decided to create this wrapper to show their undying love to this vixen of a chipmunk. What do you think? Please clear this confusion that I have by commenting below.
The Pancake Sandwich that I had came with a crack in the middle of the top pancake patty. It's Easter. You never know. Eggs are fragile. As you can see from the picture above, the sandwich itself, minus the crack in the middle, looks really cute. There's the shape of Easter Egg Mickey, Easter Egg Minnie and the Easter Bunny on the pancake. That put a smile on my face. Looks-wise, this sandwich is a winner, but dining at Huey, Dewey and Louie's Good Time Cafe can be a pain. Tokyo Disney cast members are one of the most hard working people in the world. I respect and appreciate that. However, I wish that they would not be as hardworking when they are working at Huey, Dewey and Louie's Good Time Cafe. They are always walking around, rearranging the chairs, making sure that they are in the perfect position and those things are heavy. They drag the chairs back into place and that creates this screeching sound that makes you wanna tear your ears off. If you wanna know what it really sounds like, I've uploaded a video and you can find it at the end of this blog post. It definitely put a damper on dining here. Think teacher's nails on a chalkboard!
The taste of the Pancake Sandwich screwed with my mind as much as it's wrapper did. The fried chicken was juicy and was a little salty. It had a little bit of a soy sauce taste to it. There were little slices of carrots, red cabbages and a leaf of lettuce in it which added to the texture of the sandwich. The sauce was citrusy, a little sour and sweet. I could taste French dressing, mayonnaise and some lemon in there. So far, so good. Now, this is where it gets confusing. The pancake patty was sweet too, like the sauce. This would have been a great burger if they stuck to the conventional burger bun. The added sweetness from the pancakes combined with the fillings of this sandwich screwed with my palate. The balance between sweet and savoury was not there. It was all over the place. Also, the texture of a normal burger bun, instead of the fluffiness of the pancakes would have been more appetizing. The sandwich felt like it was dessert to my fries. It was just too confusing for my tastebuds. What's the moral of the story? Next time you are in Japan, give me a ring. Come over to my place and I'll cook you some pancakes in my boxer briefs. I'll even do a little dance for you, compliments from your Honorable Chef.
Honorable Rating: Only in "Shouganai" Situations (2/5)