A quaint cafe located in the basement level of Paragon Orchard, Dutch Baby Cafe is one of the newest cafe additions in town. Dutch Baby Cafe is yet another self-developed brand from Japan Foods Holdings. Other sibling brands include Ajisen Ramen, Botejyu, Menya Musashi etc.
Wondering about the name? Did you think it was a cafe meant for babies, specifically Dutch? 😛
Or did you think it was a Dutch cafe?
No, and no.
Dutch babies actually mean german pancakes. #nowyouknow
It is a type of pancake that is shaped like a bowl and made from a light batter. Does it sound good already? Well, it looks good too!
Pancake dishes tend to get a little overwhelming on the stomach due to it’s density of the batter. These Dutch babies are so light and fluffy, it’s almost like an omelette! Pancake omelette… hmmm, panclette! 😀
It wasn’t exactly bowl-shaped, except that it’s placed in a hot cast iron pan so it deceivingly looks like it’s shaped like a bowl. HAHA Pancake items on the menu were pretty limited, with some savoury options but we noticed everyone around us helping themselves to the dessert ones only.
We jumped on the bandwagon too, of course…
And we certainly did not regret it one bit. Look at the generous serving of mango cubes!
They were really sweet as they used thai honey mangoes <3
The pancakes were so yummy, yet not taxing on the stomach that we could have easily stomached another (but we didn’t). We could have even had the pancake plain. #justsaying
We were pretty enticed by the Keema Curry Cheese Baked Rice on the menu, and it came looking as appealing as we thought it would be.
Keema curry basically refers to minced meat curry, typically used as a filling for samosas and naan. Japanese curry tends to be on the sweeter side, and this dish somehow managed to strike a wonderful balance between both sweet and savoury.
Love the sous vide egg right smack in the middle of the dish, to add that golden drizzle onto the baked rice. (Refer to our ig post)
Ahh, and that stringy, stretchy cheese. What’s there not to love?
Serving was just nice, not too overwhelming a curry dish for the belly.
We also couldn’t take our eyes off the beautiful fruit tarts on display at the entrance of the cafe. Naturally, we fell prey. Gorgeous, glorious, breath-taking, alluring; thai honey mangoes with juicy strawberries on a custard base tart. Mmmmmm.
The thing about Japanese cream products like whipped cream, custard, cream etc, is that you never feel sinful devouring it. SERIOUS! Like it always tastes light and non-fattening, but of course we know it’s totally not. But don’t forget, #lifestooshorttodiet.
Perhaps our only complaint would be that the strawberries could be a tad less sour, but that’s quickly cured with the sweet mango cubes.
Overall, we liked all three dishes we had and we would definitely be back! As it’s a cosy lil space, do be prepared to queue should you visit during the peak meal hours!
Dutch Baby Cafe Singapore
Address: The Paragon, B1-13, 290 Orchard Road, Singapore 238859
Opening Hours: 10:00 am – 10:00 pm
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