We have had Dutch Lady Milk and the Flying Dutchman and now we can also have Dutch baby pancakes. Dutch Baby Cafe at Paragon is a new cafe serving a variety of Dutch baby pancakes, sometimes referred to as German pancakes or Dutch puffs. Made with eggs, flour, sugar and milk, Dutch Baby pancakes are soft with crispy sides and served on hot cast iron pans. Dutch Baby Cafe at Paragon has sweet and savoury pancakes on its menu as well as Japanese curry dishes. The cafe also offers fresh fruit tarts from its sister brand, Fruit Paradise.
Dutch Baby Cafe at Paragon opened in April 2016. The new cafe in the well known Orchard Road mall is a new concept cafe by Japan Foods Holding (the people who operates the franchise stores in Singapore for brands like Ajisen Ramen, Menya Musashi and Osaka Ohsho).
Dutch Baby Cafe (DFC) has the look and feel of a typical modern Japanese cafe – brightly lit, light wood furniture, faux red brick walls and display of colourful plastic food samples in glass cabinets.
DBC offers Dutch baby pancakes as well as curry rice & noodles, sandwiches, salads and fruit tarts. Orders are made via a digital menu. Below are a few pages from DBC’s menu.
We ordered a Dutch Baby Maple Grapefruit Pancake ($13.80 a la carte or $16.80 for a set with a regular drink) and a Beef Curry Rice ($13.80). GST and Service charge would be added to the bill.
The curry rice and coffee were served within a few minutes and the pancake came about 15 minutes later.
The Beef Curry Rice came in a huge plate with a serving of coleslaw. The portion was fairly generous. It was of good standard with the taste somewhere in the middle of the sweetness and spiciness spectrum for Japanese curry. Good quality rice was used. The coleslaw was refreshing and enjoyable.
The Dutch Baby Pancake was served in a cast iron pan. The Maple Grapefruit pancake came with lots of lettuce leaves, slices or grapefruits and oranges as well as almond flakes and a few pieces of lemon chicken. The colourful filling sat inside the puffed up pancake. It tasted as good as it looked. The pancake was sweetish and had a nice golden brown crisp outer layer and a soft inside. It had a doughy texture similar to French toast. The sweet, sour and savoury combination of the various ingredients seemed strange but somehow it worked. We quite enjoyed the Dutch Baby pancake.
Dutch Baby Cafe at Paragon is a nice addition to our food scene. It is a casual diner which may be especially suitable for families with young children. Boring dads can have their curry rice, health conscious mums can have salads and kids should take easily to the colourful Dutch baby pancakes – happy family eating in Orchard Road at reasonable prices.
Overall Rating: 3 TOPs
Dutch Baby Pancakes
B1-13, 290 Orchard Road
The Paragon Singapore
Tel : +65 6836 9488
Opening Hours: 10:00 – 21:00
Nearby MRT Stations : Somerset, Orchard