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American Gastronomy: Pancakes at Takajyo PANCAKES in Shizuoka City!

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Service: Smiling and attentive
Equipment & Facilities: Overall very clean. Superb wasroom
Prices: Reasonable
Strong points: Pancakes! Local vegetables. Healthy food.

As opposite to crepes which are French, pancakes must be definitely part of American gastronomy unless the British claim it first!
Now, if such a simple comfort food can be created and presented as gastronomic health food, I shall be the first to enjoy it despite my Gallic origins!

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Only 1 minute walk from Cenova Department Store on the right side of Kitakaido Street it is within very easy access!

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Takajyo PANCAKE is the first pancake-specialized restaurant in Shizuoka and is owned by Cafe Studio @ Shizuoka!

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And the restaurant is all non-smoking!
If you absolutely wish to indulge in your life-threatening habit, you may smoke in the back-yard terrace which is completely locked out in the cold, and that with some restrictions!

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The environment is simply spotless clean!

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You are constantly reminded of the menu offerings on samll screens and the music is all soft American jazz!

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Very cute menus for lunch!
Actually the place is open all day!
And you may indulge in drinking all day, too!

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Don’t worry if you can’t read Japanese…..

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The picture menus will make your choice easy!

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The lunch menus include a soup and a soft drink!
Let’s dicover some of their offerings!

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All vegetables, including those in soups and salads are all local and suprbly fresh!

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Great and tasty hot comfort for the winter!

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The black tea is actually made in Kawane, Shizuoka Prefecture!

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Herb pancake set lunch !

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Seasoned with a delicious herb dressing!

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Beautiful and crunchy salad!

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All this smoked salmon and vegetables are so healthy!
Mind you, it is highly satisfying!

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Actually, most of the leaf vegetables are also organic!

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And a beautiful soft-boiled egg (local) for exquisite balance!

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Millefeuille pancake lunch set!
I suppose any truly gastronomic American diner meust feature something in French on their menu! LOL

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Beautiful salad again!

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French “Millefeuille” sounds better than British “sandwich#! LOL

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Home-made roast beef!

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Now if you have some space left, try the mini pancake dessert set!

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I’m sure you will be tempted!

Who said there was no such thing as American gastroonomy?

See you at dinner next as there is a lot more to discover!

Takajyo PANCAKES by Cafe Studio
420-0839 Shizuoka Shi, Aoi Ku, Takajyo, 1-3-2
Tel.: 054-266-4804
HOMEPAGE
E-mail: cafe-s@rx.tnc.ne.jp
Opening hours: 11:30~21:30
Closed on Tuesdays
Cards OK (from April 2013)

NON-SMOKING unless you wish to feel like a recluse locked outside!

RECOMMENDED RELATED WEBSITES

Kraemer’s Culinary blog by Frank Kraemer in New York,Tokyo Food File by Robbie Swinnerton, Green Tea Club by Satoshi Nihonyanagi in Shizuoka!, Mind Some by Tina in Taiwan, Le Manger by Camille Oger (French), The Indian Tourist, Masala Herb by Helene Dsouza in Goa, India, Mummy I Can Cook! by Shu Han in London, Pierre.Cuisine, Francescannotwrite, My White Kitchen, Foodhoe, Chucks Eats, Things that Fizz & Stuff, Five Euro Food by Charles,Red Shallot Kitchen by Priscilla,With a Glass, Nami | Just One Cookbook, Peach Farm Studio, Clumsyfingers by Xethia, PepperBento, Hapabento, Kitchen Cow, Lunch In A Box, Susan at Arkonlite, Vegan Lunch Box; Tokyo Tom Baker, Daily Food Porn/Osaka, Only Nature Food Porn, Happy Little Bento, J-Mama’s Kitchen, Cook, Eat, Play, Repeat, Bento Lunch Blog (German), Adventures In Bento, Anna The Red’s Bento Factory, Ohayo Bento,

Must-see tasting websites:

-Sake: Tokyo Through The Drinking Glass, Tokyo Foodcast, Urban Sake, Sake World
-Wine: Palate To Pen, Warren Bobrow, Cellar Tours, Ancient Fire Wines Blog
-Beer: Good Beer & Country Boys, Another Pint, Please!, Beering In Good Mind: All about Craft Beer in kanzai by Nevitt Reagan!
-Japanese Pottery to enjoy your favourite drinks: Yellin Yakimono Gallery

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HIGHOCTANE/HAIOKU by Nick Itoh in Shizuoka City

Vegetable Hot Cake Steamed in Rice Cooker

Have you ever tried steaming a hot cake/pancake in a rice cooker?
It is easy and certainly healthier than the fried version!
Here is a simple recipe that will help you kids and adults alike to eat vegetables!

INGREDIENTS: For 1 large pancake (to be divided! Don’t fight over it!

Hot cake mix: 1 standard pack
Egg: 1
Milk: 100 ml/1/2 cup
Carrot: 40 g, (finely chopped)
Kabocha: 40 g, (first boiled, cooled and finely chopped)
Spinach: 40 g, (first boiled, thoroughly drained and finely chopped)

RECIPE:

Get everything ready!
Pour the hot cake mix inside the rice cooker dish.
Chop the carrot finely.
Boil or steam kabocha (or cook in a microwave oven) until soft. Let cool down and chop finely.
Lightly boil the spinach. Drain/press out water thoroughly and chop finely.
Break the egg.
Get the milk ready.

Add everything into the rice cooker dish.

Mix everything thoroughly.
Taste and add salt and spices according to your liking.

Set the rice cooker, switch on and cook!

Once cooked take hot cake at once or it will get hard.
Serve it hot or lukewarm.
Serve together with some dressing if desired.

Note: the vegetable choice is endless!

RECOMMENDED RELATED WEBSITES

Kraemer’s Culinary blog by Frank Kraemer in New York,Tokyo Food File by Robbie Swinnerton, Green Tea Club by Satoshi Nihonyanagi in Shizuoka!, Mind Some by Tina in Taiwan, Le Manger by Camille Oger (French), The Indian Tourist, Masala Herb by Helene Dsouza in Goa, India, Mummy I Can Cook! by Shu Han in London, Pierre.Cuisine, Francescannotwrite, My White Kitchen, Foodhoe, Chucks Eats, Things that Fizz & Stuff, Five Euro Food by Charles,Red Shallot Kitchen by Priscilla,With a Glass, Nami | Just One Cookbook, Peach Farm Studio, Clumsyfingers by Xethia, PepperBento,Adventures in Bento Making, American Bent, Beanbento, Bento No, Bento Wo Tsukurimashou, Cooking Cute, Eula, Hapabento , Happy Bento, Jacki’s Bento Blog, Kitchen Cow, Leggo My Obento, Le Petit Journal Bento & CO (French), Lunch In A Box,
Susan at Arkonlite, Vegan Lunch Box; Tokyo Tom Baker, Daily Food Porn/Osaka, Only Nature Food Porn, Happy Little Bento, The Herbed Kitchen, J-Mama’s Kitchen, Cook, Eat, Play, Repeat, Bento Lunch Blog (German), Adventures In Bento, Anna The Red’s Bento Factory, Cooking Cute, Timeless Gourmet, Bento Bug, Ideal Meal, Bentosaurus, Mr. Foodie (London/UK), Ohayo Bento,

Must-see tasting websites:

-Sake: Tokyo Through The Drinking Glass, Tokyo Foodcast, Urban Sake, Sake World
-Wine: Palate To Pen, Warren Bobrow, Cellar Tours, Ancient Fire Wines Blog
-Beer: Good Beer & Country Boys, Another Pint, Please!, Beering In Good Mind: All about Craft Beer in kanzai by Nevitt Reagan!
-Japanese Pottery to enjoy your favourite drinks: Yellin Yakimono Gallery

Halloween Kabocha Pancakes!

The Japanese love pancakes, be they American or European style!
Have you ever tried making some with pumpkin or Kabocha?
Here is a simple recipe for Halloween parties!

INGREDIENTS: (For 2~ people)

Kabocha: 250 g (without the seeds)
All-purpose flour: 250 g
Baking powder: 1 tablespoon
Syrup (or sugared water): 2 tablespoons
Salt: 2 pinches
Milk: 450 ml/2 cups and a quarter
Egg: 1
Salad oil: 1 tablespoon
Honey: 2 tablespoons

RECIPE:

Cut the kabocha roughly and cook for 3 minutes inside a microwave oven.
Check it is soft enough before mashing it.
It does not have to be mashed down to paste.

In a bowl pour milk, beaten egg, syrup, salt and beat the whole well.

Add all flour and baking powder and mix well.
Add kabocha and olive salad oil and mix well till you obtain a smooth paste.

Use a non-stick frypan if possible.
Oil the frypan with a piece of kitchen paper imbibed with oil to avoid using too much oil.
Pour enough paste for a pancake and cover with lid. Keep cooking over low fire.
Turn it over after 20^30 seconds and cook again for same length of time.

Serve at once if possible!

RECOMMENDED RELATED WEBSITES

Kraemer’s Culinary blog by Frank Kraemer in New York,Tokyo Food File by Robbie Swinnerton, Green Tea Club by Satoshi Nihonyanagi in Shizuoka!, Mind Some by Tina in Taiwan, Le Manger by Camille Oger (French), The Indian Tourist, Masala Herb by Helene Dsouza in Goa, India, Mummy I Can Cook! by Shu Han in London, Pierre.Cuisine, Francescannotwrite, My White Kitchen, Foodhoe, Chucks Eats, Things that Fizz & Stuff, Five Euro Food by Charles,Red Shallot Kitchen by Priscilla,With a Glass, Nami | Just One Cookbook, Peach Farm Studio, Clumsyfingers by Xethia, PepperBento,Adventures in Bento Making, American Bent, Beanbento, Bento No, Bento Wo Tsukurimashou, Cooking Cute, Eula, Hapabento , Happy Bento, Jacki’s Bento Blog, Kitchen Cow, Leggo My Obento, Le Petit Journal Bento & CO (French), Lunch In A Box,
Susan at Arkonlite, Vegan Lunch Box; Tokyo Tom Baker, Daily Food Porn/Osaka, Only Nature Food Porn, Happy Little Bento, The Herbed Kitchen, J-Mama’s Kitchen, Cook, Eat, Play, Repeat, Bento Lunch Blog (German), Adventures In Bento, Anna The Red’s Bento Factory, Cooking Cute, Timeless Gourmet, Bento Bug, Ideal Meal, Bentosaurus, Mr. Foodie (London/UK), Ohayo Bento,

Must-see tasting websites:

-Sake: Tokyo Through The Drinking Glass, Tokyo Foodcast, Urban Sake, Sake World
-Wine: Palate To Pen, Warren Bobrow, Cellar Tours, Ancient Fire Wines Blog
-Beer: Good Beer & Country Boys, Another Pint, Please!, Beering In Good Mind: All about Craft Beer in kanzai by Nevitt Reagan!
-Japanese Pottery to enjoy your favourite drinks: Yellin Yakimono Gallery