Slappy Cakes – Grandstand

When you are racking your brains on what to do on the weekend with your kids, friends, or your SO, head over to Slappy Cakes situated in Grandstand in the Bukit Timah area. Here you can cook pancakes at your own table! The idea is to simply create, design and have loads of fun. Each table contains a high-quality non-stick griddle that is attached to the table.

The Orders
This make-it-yourself place has a variety of pancake batters to choose from – Chocolate, Peanut Butter, Wholegrain, Zucchini and Buttermilk. The process is to choose your pancake batter, then the add-ons and finally the toppings. We ordered the Chocolate and Buttermilk pancake batter priced at $8 each. When you go as a group, you can order more batter mixes to share among yourselves. The Zucchini batter might sound weird, but makes a good choice if you don’t mind experimenting with new flavours. For add-ons, we went with strawberries, hazelnuts and toasted almonds and topped it off with homemade chocolate hazelnut spread. The squeeze bottle makes it very easy to dispense the batter. Complimentary butter is provided on the side if you want to add more taste to your pancake. You can be creative and go crazy by trying out smileys, alphabets and get pancake doodling!

Pancake griddle

Pancake griddle

Apart from the pancakes, their menu has all-day breakfast items. From the classic favourites section, we went for the ‘Potato Soup’ which turned out to be great comfort food. It was a creamy soup with chunks of baked potatoes, leeks and onions. It was rich and velvety and made for a nice start to the meal.
Potato soup

Potato soup at $7

If you are a fan of eggs in your breakfast, try the ‘Vegetable Scramble’ served with mixed greens and toast. My husband ordered this dish and he was quite satisfied with it. The scramble consists of roasted zucchini, leek, corn, capsicum, onions and scrambled eggs topped with blue cheese. If you are not a fan of blue cheese because of its hard-hitting taste, you can ask it to be removed or replaced while ordering.
Vegetable scramble

Vegetable Scramble at $14.5

To beat the heat, we tried the ‘Pink Thyme Lemonade’ which was refreshing and very good. The pleasant colour added to the visual appeal of the drink.
pink thyme lemonade

Pink thyme lemonade at $4.3

On the whole, its a fun place for a brunch out with family and a good way to engage kids. And even as adults, we can be kids at heart and try out our artistic skills. Just for a different experience with fluffy pancakes, Slappy Pancakes is worth a visit.

In a Nutshell Deelightful Rating
Cuisine Type: Western ★★★
Nearest MRT: Clementi (shuttle bus to Grandstand)
Address: The Grandstand, 200 Turf Club Road, #01-20/21, Singapore 287994
Timings: Tue-Fri: 10am – 9.30pm ; Sat-Sun: 8am – 9.30pm

Granny’s Pancake – Tampines Outlet

In the food courts or round markets in Singapore, it’s nice to chance upon a vegetarian stall offering broth and vegetable combinations. During one of my random outings in Tampines round market, I came across this small food stall serving pancakes. Upon inquiry, I got to know that it has been around for decades. The name of the stall was Granny’s Pancake and somehow, I liked the place at once. Part of the reason could be that there was a smiling grandma serving these hot pancakes over the counter. The stall was quite crowded in the morning and since it was labelled as a vegetarian plus eggless pancake stall, I was tempted to try it.

Grannys pancake shop

Granny’s pancake shop

The Orders
When my turn came to place the order, I asked the smiling granny as to what I should try at her shop since I was visiting the stall for the first time. Her suggestion was that I try the ‘Coconut Pancake’. The coconut filling was bright orange and looked striking and delicious. When I had my first bite, what struck me was the coconut was nicely moist and sweet. The dough was soft and spongy on the exterior and the filling was fresh in the interior. This gave the pancake a perfect balance. Totally worth a try.

Coconut pancake

Coconut pancake

Next I decided to go for the ‘Red bean Pancake’ which was quite interesting. They are quite generous in their filling and that makes every bite of the pancake delicious. The red bean paste was well applied all over and was not very sweet. Two pieces of the pancake when eaten at the same time are quite filling.

Red bean pancake

Red bean pancake

I plan to try their peanut butter flavour the next time. I think they close by 2 pm on weekdays and it is better to go in the mornings to be sure to get these pieces since they literally sell like hot pancakes. I totally enjoyed my pancake experience at this place and as far as my memory goes I did not pay more than $4 for my purchase of 4 pieces. They have other outlets across Singapore as well.

In a Nutshell Deelightful Rating
Cuisine Type: Pancakes ★★★★
Nearest MRT: Tampines/Simei
Address:Blk 138 Tampines St 11, #01-148 Singapore 521138
Timings: Till 2 pm on weekdays; Not sure about weekend timings