By Caroline J. Photos by Caroline J. Posted May 4, 2022, 5:01 PM
Calling all foodies looking for tasty fluffy pancakes in Paris! Go and discover Fluffy Panda without delay. Nestled in the 3rd arrondissement of the capital, the small shop showcases these famous specialties straight from Japan.
Very established in Asia, the madness of fluffy pancakes gradually settles in Paris ! Recently, addresses dedicated to this gourmet specialty from Japan have been springing up in the capital to the delight of our taste buds. The latest? Fluffy Panda. Located in the 3rd arrondissement of Paris, this small shop is truly worth the detour. Rear Fluffy Pandawe find Diana. After several years in the restaurant industry and especially in the bar world (Candelaria, Mary Céleste), Diane unfortunately found herself in a complicated period when the health crisis arrived.
Confinement obliges, the young woman took care of herself as best she could. She then began to make at home fluffy pancakes. But the technique was not mastered the first time. He had to arm himself with patience and perseverance to achieve a fluffy pancake in the rules of art. What initially looked like a hobby and a personal challenge eventually turned into a professional project for Diane. Once the health restrictions were lifted, the autodidact took it into his head to open his own establishment dedicated to fluffy pancakes in Paris. And it is therefore in the 3rd arrondissement that Diane has chosen to settle in March 2022.
But by the way, what are the fluffy pancakes ? Coming from Japan, it’s about puffed pancakes, thick, soft and ultra light on which we add a few toppings. For this address, Diane imagined no less than 6 recipes : with icing sugar, chocolate sauce, salted butter caramel, crème brûlée without forgetting pandan. Of course, everything is home made and makes minute, under your eyes.
Concretely, you have to wait about 10 minutes before you can swallow your fluffy pancake. Because yes it is necessary that the egg whites rise in snow. Then, Diane places them on special baking sheets and waits five minutes before turning them over, so that they are properly browned and cooked on each side. Then it’s time to add the final ingredient (chocolate, caramel, pandan) to make the customer salivate even more. On our side, we opted for the fluffy pancake with pandan cream which we warmly recommend. the pancakes is ultra airy and tasty. As for the pandan cream, nothing to complain about, it is perfect with notes of almond, spiced up with coconut milk.
While some like to watch Diane make them, others prefer to wait quietly on the terrace with a drink in hand. Because Diana also offers some drinksincluding an excellent Thai cold tea or a cold coffee, again made in Thai style.
To top it all, Fluffy Panda offers fluffy cakes, always homemade. A choice ? Plain or chocolate.
For the future, Diane intends to create other recipes such as fluffy pancakes fruits for the summer season, but also, and why not, salty fluffy pancakes. This promises tasty moments in perspective!
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This test was carried out as part of a professional invitation. If your experience differs from ours, please let us know in the comments.