May 19, 2009

More than just pancakes

The first time I ate pancakes from Pancake House sometime in the late 70s or early 80s, I was transported to heaven. They were the fluffiest pancakes I have ever had and I was amazed by the whipped butter they were served with—so easy to spread! I'm not a kid anymore, whipped butter no longer seems miraculous, Pancake House is now owned by a large corporation which owns many other restaurant chains, and when we go to any of their branches, I'm more likely to order a salad than pancakes, but every time I look at the menu, I'm always tempted to order their fluffy cheese or sweet corn pancakes. And sometimes, just every now and then, I give in. And I still think they're the yummiest pancakes in Metro Manila. Pancake House's walls have always been wallpapered with movie posters, which was a delight to me when I was much younger. I also find it comforting that the new owners retained that tradition.

interior of Pancake House

25 comments:

Halcyon said...

Pancakes were always one of my favorites as a child. I loved going to Granny's house in the summer because she would make pancakes every day if we wanted! And she made them with fresh blueberries. Yummy!! I don't think I could resist the temptation at Pancake House - you can have a salad anywhere!

George said...

There's a pancake house that I always enjoyed when I was younger. I don't often go there any longer, but every once in a while I just have to have some of those delicious pancake.

Lois said...

This is a wonderful shot Hilda. I absolutely love pancakes! Sometimes I make them at home for my dinner. I usually overdo it and end up feeling a little queasy, but they are worth it!

Cezar and Léia said...

Dear Hilda! This post is so cool but does not help me with my diet!I'm hungry now! :-)I bet this House of Pancakes is a really temptation for people who loves it( like myself ) and could be impossible to take just one, I could take five at least! :-)
So...you see, it is just the "reason"why a need a "diet"!
LOL Kidding!
This place seems very cool!
Thanks for sharing!
Léia

Lisa Wilson said...

I see the poster for The Beach! One of my favorite movies. Now I'm hungry for pancakes, too.

Jacob said...

It sounds like your kind of place, Hilda. Mine, too, actually. There was a great pancake place in Ft. Lauderdale, but haven't found one yet in Ocala.

Have a great day.

Olivier said...

c'est une belle boutique, avec ces affiches de cinémas, j'aime beaucoup.
it is a nice boutique, with these posters of cinema, I like very much.

Eki Qushay Akhwan said...

Oh Hilda, the mention of the word pancakes makes me drooling ... Yummiest cake! Can't agree more with you.

James said...

Yum pancakes. I need some of your will power.

Your EG Tour Guide said...

Now I feel hungry! Mmmmm. Pancakes!

Jackie said...

Mmmmmmm, pancakes - I doubt I'd be able to resist either! I'm glad you didn't actually show the pancakes, that would have finished me off!!

Vogon Poet said...

I love pankaces and the place looks like funny.

Thanks for the link: the beasts are quite similar!

marley said...

Go on, give in to temptation more often! Great looking place but we want to see pancakes! Now you'll have to have some to take a photo of them. You can say your ordering them for your art :)

Don and Krise said...

Perfect timing Hilda. My wife and I had a romantic breakfast (no kids) together yesterday. It was at the local House of Pancakes. Yum!

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PJ said...

Pancakes are comfort food to me too, Hilda. You described what's wonderful about them perfectly. Have one on me.

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

When I was a child my late father used to make pancakes every Sunday morning. My brother and I used to tease him by complaining about them. Once he failed to make them, saying that he was not going to make them anymore because all he heard were complaints. Then we complained even more.

We were bratty idiots.

Ken Mac said...

we have international house of pancakes here, what a name!

traveller said...

IHOP! Used to love it there. I'd choose Pancake House over IHOP any day.

the donG said...

im just sad though because moive posters are always international movies. i hope that they will soon feature some old philippine movies.

great food there!

gogouci said...

I love eating pancakes. Not fond of making them because I make a complete mess and they never turn out well. I'd be in pancake heaven at the Pancake House.

Bergson said...

eat crepes, watching film posters is more difficult as the occupation ;-)

The Explorer said...

the photo is so nice, you captures them artistically.

PS:
thanks for visiting my sites few weeks ago.

Buenos Aires Photoblog said...

Pancakes may not be the same around the world but your lovely article has brought back some of those fond memories of my childhood. Thanks.

Buenos Aires Photo

Virginia said...

Never heard of corn pancakes but I think they might be good. No syrup though right?
Cool shot.
V