Who loves pancakes? Ayd and Ale certainly do, while Ash remains neutral over sweet stuff as he has more of a salty tooth. But something made him change his mind about pancakes over the weekend. All thanks to a concept restaurant we stumbled along Lorong Kilat (off Bt Timah).
It's Nook: D.I.Y. House of Pancakes! As the name implies, it is more than just any pancake shop. This is one place where you get to make, doodle, flip your own pancakes and eat your own creations!
And this is how you do it - four easy steps.
And no, we didn't ask Ale to pose like that.
Back to the pancakes proper. The moment when the boys heard that they were going to have a hand in making their own pancakes, they began jumping excitedly up and down in their chairs. Well, not exactly but you get the idea.
The tables are fitted with a griddle in the middle so that you can pour the pancake batter onto it and create your own masterpieces. And since griddles are scorching, I thought I had better spell out the rules of engagement for the benefit of the boys.
Finally, it was showtime! We got the 2-flavoured DIY Pancake set which comprised of 2 pancake batter flavours (Strawberry & Banana) and a choice of 3 toppings (Marshmallows, Rainbow sprinkles & Cream Cheese).
The entire set costs $28, a tad pricey if you ask me. But one has to pay a price for novelty, no?
And it was definitely something new for the boys, as they hurried me to finish my photo-taking so that they can get started!
There is just something about preparing and eating your own creation, especially if it is something as fun and colourful as these pancakes. We are no experts at flipping our pancakes at the onset though, but I would like to think that we improved as the meal wore on - as the photo below would prove.
The restaurant serves all-day breakfast meals too, so fret not if you are seeking something saltier. I had The Breakfast Bully ($18), which essentially was everything that I had ever wanted in a breakfast set. Scrambled eggs, bacon, sausages, sauteed mushroom, baked beans, tomatoes, and brioche - now excuse me while I burp.
The wifey went for the Humpty Dumpty ($14) which has 2 servings of poached eggs sitting prettily atop alices of brioche bread and candied bacon, topped off with rich hollandaise sauce. And she loved it!
The boys were all too happy with their pancakes, so they didn't request for anything else. BUT Ash happened to glance at the menu for an instant and saw this: Nook’s Awesome Cheese Burger soup ($6).
Cheese Burger. In soup form? Seriously? Well, we just had to try that and so we did.
At first look, the soup may pass off as the remnants of someone's puke but but but... the soup tasted heavenly. For some strange reason, it was rather addictive slurping the soup form of a cheeseburger and all of us thoroughly loved it.
I had initially thought the 2 bottles of pancake batter wouldn't last us very long but surprisingly, they did. And we soon conjured up various interesting designs. Heh.
The good thing about playing with one's food is that the monkies ended up eating a lot more! And this is one of the rare moments when I didn't have to nag them to polish off everything on their plates. In fact, they gladly finished every single drop of batter in the 2 squeezer bottles.
Ayd remarked that this was one of the happiest meals of his life! And I am inclined to agree with him. The boys certainly had loads of fun unleashing their creativity and devouring their pancakes at the same time.
Playing with food has never been this FUN!
Nook D.I.Y. House of Pancakes
Bukit Timah, 21 Lorong Kilat,
#01-03, Singapore 598123
Opening Hours: Tuesday – Friday, 12pm-10pm | Saturday, 10am -10pm |Sunday, 10am -7pm
Tel: 6466 1811