#Joeyjios: Gram Cafe's wobbly pancakes are here - but only 90 servings will be made daily

Be prepared for jiggling towers of wobbly pancakes to start flooding your social media feeds again, as Osaka's Gram Cafe & Pancakes has set the official opening date for their first outlet in Singapore.

Slated to open on June 16, the famed pancakes chain has over 50 outlets worldwide and a presence in Hong Kong, Thailand and the US.

Fans of the cafe have raved about the brand's signature -- stacks of Insta-worthy 4cm-thick soufflé pancakes, served with butter whipped cream and maple syrup, all of which are made in-house.

Thinking of sinking your teeth into the soft, airy dessert? You might want to gear yourself up for a long wait.

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These lofty discs will only be prepared three times a day, with only 30 servings made each time at 11am, 3pm and 6pm.

Orders will be kept through a ticketing system, and each customer will be limited to one order of the Premium Pancakes per head.

Even if you don't get a chance to try the dancing pancakes, Gram Cafe has a host of other sweet and savoury items centred around pancakes on offer.

Check out what we think of their most popular items of the menu before you decide to head down for a try: 

PREMIUM PANCAKES ($17.90++)

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The stack looked like they might collapse at any time. 
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Guaranteed to steal the limelight, the gravity-defying pancakes is definitely #foodporn and a foodie's dream come true.

Though the texture bears an uncanny resemblance to Castella cake (a type of Japanese sponge cake), the aftertaste was not as eggy and the ratio of pancake to whipped cream, maple syrup and butter was just nice in my opinion.

The flavour was deliciously milky without being too rich and the maple syrup had just the right amount of sweetness that did not overwhelm the slightly buttery taste of the batter. 

RICH TIRAMISU PANCAKES ($15.90++)

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The chocolate flavour was not too strong and the sweetness was just right -- perfect for those who think the Premium Pancakes might be too plain. 
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Early birds get their worms and if you aren't quick enough to be one of the first to snatch up limited quantities of the Premium Pancakes, you can console yourself with a tiramisu-flavoured substitute.

Instead of sinking your teeth into a cloud though, these thin pancakes have more of a chewy texture and is inspired by the traditional Japanese dorayaki pancake.

Other sweet pancakes on the menu include the Mixed Fruits & Chocolate Pancakes ($15.90++), Caramelised Banana Pancakes ($13.90++) and Coconut Custard Pancakes ($13.90++).

CHILLI BEAN PANCAKES ($18.90++)

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Take note that the chili does pack a little punch when it comes to the spice!
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Don't have a sweet tooth? You might want to try Gram's savoury options instead.

One of which is the Chilli Bean Pancakes -- three classic pancakes topped with chili bean sauce with minced beef, melted cheddar cheese, served with a side of chicken sausage, potato and salad greens.

Other non-dessert options include the Turkey Bacon and Scrambled Egg Pancakes ($18.90++) and the Salmon and Avocado Pancakes ($19.90++). There will also be a Singapore-exclusive Japanese Curry Pancake that's set to launch at a later date.

Although not halal-certified, the cafe serves no pork and lard.

FRENCH TOAST OF CHOCOLATE BANANA (15.90++)

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Would only order this if the entire cafe ran out of pancakes. 
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Not the biggest fan of pancakes but dragged to Gram by one? Gram Cafe still has you covered.

Choose from their non-pancake options such as the BLT Sandwich ($14.90++), Gram French Toast ($12.90), French Toast of Chocolate Banana ($15.90++) and Mixed Berry French Toast ($15.90++).

In all honesty though, their french toast was nothing extraordinary and looked quite underwhelming sitting next to the quivering stack of soufflé pancakes. 

Taste-wise, the chocolate-banana combination is quite a safe bet for the unadventurous, though it wouldn't be my first choice considering Gram is a pancake specialist. 

Gram Cafe & Pancakes is located at VivoCity - 1 Habourfront Walk #02-110/111 Singapore (098585)
Opening hours: 1pm onwards on June 16, 11am to 10pm (last order at 9pm) from June 17 onwards. 

joeylee@asiaone.com

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