One of the current food trends in the city is Japanese soufflé pancakes, which has been quite popular overseas in Japan. Traditionally, these pancakes were served after weddings to symbolize good fortune. However, it has since become a staple item as an everyday treat, and I saw plenty of different chains in Japan serving them when I was there last month. 

 If you want some Japanese soufflé pancakes, then look no further as it's now available at Fuwa Fuwa Japanese Pancakes. The restaurant opened up in mid-May in the Annex neighborhood on Bloor Street West at Brunswick Ave. They had a promotion where they gave away 300 free pancakes per day during their opening weekend. I didn't brave the lines for their giveaway, but I did get a chance to attend a tasting a week and a half later. 

 I ended up going on a Sunday at around 6:30 pm, which I thought was a good idea at the time. Who eats sweet pancakes that late in the evening? I was wrong! There was still a line-up of people waiting for both take-out and dine-in. Luckily, I had a reservation so I avoided the line-up in the hot weather. Sorry to those who waited in line, and probably thought that I had cut them in line. 

Fuwa Fuwa Signature ($12.50)

 The kitchen staff appeared overwhelmed that day, and it resulted in a delay in getting the pancakes out in a timely manner. Not going to lie - I was slightly hangry, but I spent the wait time editing some blog photos. I think the process of cooking has gotten better since my visit, as my friend went a couple of days after I did, and she said she only waited 20 minutes for her pancake. So hopefully, people aren't waiting up to an hour for pancakes anymore. I do have plans to return to try the Tiramisu pancake next time, as it seems to be quite a popular choice.

I opted for the Crème Brûlée Pancake ($15.80), which consisted of two fluffy pancakes topped with a caramelized coat, crème brûlée sauce, and a scoop of vanilla ice-cream.  The pancake from Fuwa Fuwa Japanese Pancakes was airy and had a nice fluffy consistency. It wasn't too overly sweet and the tangy fruits added a nice balance. I liked it! They also serve other flavors if creme brûlée isn't your thing like matcha cream and red bean, signature, raspberry/caramelized banana and tiramisu.

Unlike the North American styled pancakes, the ones from Japan are more of a cross between an egg souffle and a hot cake. The pancakes are made fresh to order, so there is often a 20-30 minute wait time for your order. Even in Japan, the wait time was around the same as I waited about 25 minutes for the pancakes at both Flipper's (Osaka) and Light Cafe (Nagoya).

Add a little happiness into your life with fluffy pancakes. Be sure to go on the weekday though if you don't want to wait in line for long.

Address: 408 Bloor St W, Toronto, ON, M5S 2N5

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Disclaimer: The food provided in this post was complimentary. However, all of the opinions expressed in this review are of my own.

Fuwa Fuwa Japanese Pancakes

by on Wednesday, May 30, 2018
One of the current food trends in the city is Japanese soufflé pancakes, which has been quite popular overseas in Japan. Traditionally, the...
Stockholm is the capital of Sweden, and we visited it earlier in 2017 for a 10 days vacation. The trip to Stockholm was a spontaneous booking, and we had no prior plans to visit the city. While there, we also flew to Venice, Italy for a 3 day trip as well. I absolutely love how cheap air travel is within Europe. While the flight itself was cheap, Stockholm was an incredibly expensive (up until we visited Iceland in November that same year) place to visit.

Stockholm is not a budget friendly destination, as the standard of living is exceptionally higher than North America. We weren't in complete shock of the prices there, as I did meticulous research before our travels so I was expecting it.

How many days should I stay in Stockholm? I would recommend at least 4-5 days to get the most out of Stockholm.

Sim Card - Sweden is known for being very expensive, but the local SIM cards were super affordable. We got a 5 gigabyte sim from Comviq for only $15 CAD.

Credit Cards - Cash is not King in Stockholm! We never bothered to convert our USD dollars (we always convert USD on our trips, never Canadian) into Swedish krona as Sweden is a cashless society. A large majority of shops and restaurants take credit card, so there was no point in using cash at all. Even the hot dog stands take credit cards.  

Transportation - The quickest way into town from the airport is by taking the Arlanda Express. It took 20 minutes to reach Stockholm Central station (280 SEK, $41.51). Stockholm is quite easy to explore on foot, but they do have comprehensive subway and bus routes. If you're taking public transportation, then I highly recommend that you get a SL Access card. The card costs 20 SEK, and you keep refilling it with money on it.

Taxi - We took a taxi to dinner one night (after a long day at one of the archipelago islands), and the fare ended up being pretty high for a 30 minutes ride. Be sure to check the black and yellow price sticker on the rear window, as some operators may try to rip you off.

Gamla Stan - The area is also known as "Old Town" and is one of the best preserved medieval city centers in Europe. You’ll find plenty of attractions, restaurants and bars in the area as well.

Kungsträdgården - Kungsträdgården is a park in central Stockholm, Sweden

 Stockholm Archipelago - The Stockholm archipelago is a cluster of some 30000 islands, and the second-largest archipelago in the Baltic Sea.

Swedish Museum of Natural History - The Swedish Royal Museum of Natural History is one of two major museums of natural history in Sweden. Admission to the museum is completely free, but if you want to view the special exhibit Cosmonova, it's 120 kr per adult.

Cafés - Taking a break for coffee is a Swedish tradition, commonly called fika in Swedish. There are plenty of coffee shops around the city.

 Subway Exhibits

 Stockholm City Hall - The Stockholm City Hall is the building of the Municipal Council for the City of Stockholm in Sweden.

Popular Food To Try in Stockholm


Swedish Hot Dog - Korv (Swedish name for a hot dog) is an important staple of the Swedish diet. You can find plenty of food carts on the street selling a large variety of these long hot dog. 

Max Burger 

Alpine Char (Swedish Fish)