It’s no question that soufflé pancakes are one of the major players when it comes to Instagrammable foods (Foodies please back me up here). So when Flippers, a renowned Japanese pancake chain opens its flagship store in Takashimaya Shopping Centre, it’s going to be the talk of the town. And, as a giant contender to our local brand Fluff Stack, I’m certain many are curious about which is better.

Souffle Pancakes From Tokyo

Founded in Tokyo, Japan, Flippers specializes in kiseki (Japanese for ‘miracle’) soufflé pancakes that are so fluffy, you could eat them with 2 forks.

They’re made with premium ingredients that are flown in from Japan such as Hinata eggs from Kanagawa prefecture and Kitahonami flour milled from Hokkaido wheat.

Taste and texture

The most important aspects of any dish- taste and texture. Both were kinda similar in terms of flavor, except Flippers had an eggier- maybe slightly more aromatic- taste to it.

Instead, I was more concerned with the texture. I can’t decide on which was better as they were simple different. Fluff Stack has an airier, cloud-like texture whereas Flippers has a slightly denser and ‘stretchier’ consistency.

Price

Flippers is almost twice as expensive as Fluff Stack.

We ordered the Original and Strawberry Millenial, so let’s compare it with Fluff Stack’s Original and Strawberry Cheese Souffle.

At S$20.8, the Strawberry Millenial is S$8 more expensive than Fluff Stack’s rendition. The additional cost comes from the fresh Chitose strawberries that are sweeter, and also a housemade strawberry cream that has just the right balance of tang and sweetness.

While that’s sort of justifiable, the Original from Fluff Stack reigned supreme. Not only is the price of 1 pancake S$1.5 cheaper, but it also comes with game-changing honey butter, which (beats Flipper’s attempt at simplicity with a single dollop of maple whipped cream.)

Ambiance

While ambiance does affect one’s dining experience, it doesn’t apply to me when I’m eating soufflé pancakes.

However, to make this argument more balanced, I would say that Flippers takes the win. Don’t get me wrong, the basic white girl in me would love to have my room decorated in the minimalistic white and pink palate from Fluff Stack. But it’s the location that bothers me. In the middle of the basement where flocks of shoppers stream back and forth. On the other hand, Flippers is located at the corner that almost no one will walk towards unless they’re a customer, with its own store for a more reclusive environment.

Verdict

No doubt., Flippers has its own appeal. But it wasn’t to the point where I’d pay extra for it. Thus, my vote goes to Fluff Stack.

Thank you for listening to my Ted Talk.

Location: 391A Orchard Rd, #B1-56 Ngee Ann City, Singapore 238873
Opening hours: 11am- 9pm

For more soufflé pancakes options, check out our review on Nineteen Tea Singapore and Bangkok Jam’s latest Thai-inspired Souffle Pancakes.

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