If you are my friend you will probably know how much I love pancakes & crepes.
During my last visit to London, Han Qing and Calvin brought us to My Old Dutch for dinner. My Old Dutch is a haven for crepe/pancake lovers.
Essentially taking the concept of a pizza, and replacing the base with a gigantic pancake. Although… the pancake tasted 100% like a crepe.
We decided for two savoury and two sweet pancakes.
smoked duck breast, mixed sweet pepper, spring onions, mushrooms & hoi sin sauce
The pancake had a lovely texture to it, it packs a firm and chewy bite yet at the same time it was soft and moist. The smoked duck was marinated well and the capsicums gave the dish an extra crunch and a natural sweetness. All the ingredients were blanketed with the oriental hoi sin sauce, which enhanced the flavour of each ingredient whilst giving the pancake a saline taste. This dish holds up a western base with asian condiments, a good compliment of flavours.
Everything about this dish reminded me of a seafood pizza, and it is very much so like one except for a different base and the moderate use of cheese. The base of any dish is crucial in determining the resulting taste as it the main neutral supporting flavour that will balance out the rest of the ingredients. The seafood was fresh, and the olives and wedge of lemon gave the pancake a zingy touch.
Pofferjtes: ice cake
(serves 2-4 people)
This entirely encapsulates a sweet end to our savoury meal. The pofferjtes was different from the one’s I had in manchester, the batter seems to be gooier and thicker, but at the same time sealing in the fluffiness. Imagine warm fluffy balls of pofferjtes to go with… huge lumps of whip cream, chocolate and vanilla ice-cream, and generous portions of chocolate sauce. Luxurious. This is sugarland on a plate.
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