First popularised in Japan, souffle pancakes are a gift to mankind. (Okay, I’m exaggerating. But not by much).
Bouncy, airy and soft as clouds (insert more adjectives here), these delectable creations are made with less flour and uses egg whites that have been whipped to a meringue, which is then gently folded into the batter. This gives the pancakes their signature fluffiness, and makes them airier and lighter than regular pancakes. Thanks to their popularity, you can find many cafes serving them here in the Klang Valley. One of these spots is Souffle Dessert Cafe in Bandar Puchong Jaya. There’s always a long queue on weekends, so come early or if possible, go on a weekday.
The space is small and it can get very noisy when there’s a crowd. Unless you’re here on a weekday, probably not the best place to chill and relax. Like many cafes these days, this one has a slightly industrial vibe, with a partially exposed ceiling and sleek wooden furniture, accentuated by a shelf full of plants and knick-knacks.
The pancakes are all the same flavour, but they are served with different accompaniments. The Original (above) is simply two pancakes stacked on top of each other, topped with fresh cream and a dusting of powdered sugar, paired with butter and maple syrup. You can opt for other ‘flavours’ such as Chocolate, Strawberry, Seasonal Fruits, Mango, or Matcha Red Bean.
After getting the pancakes to jiggle a bit for Instagram, cutting into these beautiful babies felt blasphemous. Unlike regular pancakes which are much denser, the texture is more porous and airy. The pancakes here are not too sweet, so it goes well with the rest of the sweeter accompaniments like the syrup and sauces. As each dish is made to order (the pancakes deflate if you leave them around for a long time, so you can’t prep them in advance), expect a wait of at least 20 minutes.
Moo’s Matcha Red Bean, which came drizzled over with matcha sauce and azuki beans. The matcha lends the dessert a slight bitterness, which balancsd out the sweetness of the azuki beans and the pancake itself really well.
There are plenty of other places serving Souffle, but if you’re around Puchong, Souffle Dessert Cafe does not disappoint! They also serve waffles, coffee and tea.
SOUFFLE DESSERT CAFE