[Maruyama Pancake in Sapporo] Ultimate Angelic Pancake
October 6th, 2014
Maruyama Pancake (円山ぱんけーき) is a popular store specializing in pancake in Chuo ward, Sapporo city, and is near Hokusei Girls Junior High School (北星学園女子中学高等学校) and Maruyama Park (円山公園). They used to open a business as Maruyama Pancake "7st Beach Cafe" in other place, and has opened new Maruyama Pancake since 2013. Their store is well-known for having always a line, and a lot of customers come. They serve pancakes, pafaits and drinks.
The store on the 1st floor of an apartment is not so small, and the appearance and the interior decoration with exposed concrete finish are modern design. Table seats and countner seats are provided at the store, so I guess that even family customers enjoy their sweets and drinks.
Maruyama (円山) is a mountain at an altitude of 226 m in the westrn part of Chuo Ward, Sapporo city, and used to be called "Mt. Moiwa (モイワ山)". It means "A small mountain" in Ainu language. Mr. Michitoshi Iwamura (岩村通俊), a chief of Hokkaido Development Commission, named this neighborhood as Maruyama Village after Maruyama in Kyoto in 1872, and the mountain has been called "Mt. Maruyama" before people knows it. Around the foot of the Mt. Mauyama is called "Maruyama Park" at present, and it is a place of recreation and relaxation for Sapporo citizen. The large area is about 70 ha, and Hokkaido-jingu Shrine (北海道神宮), Maruyama Athletic Field (円山総合運動場) and Maruyama Zoo (円山動物園) are built on the site, and Maruyama Virgin Forest (円山原始林) grows, too, and this park has rich nature. It is well-known for a place famous for cherry blossoms and fall foliage, and a lot of tourists come. In addition, the Mt. Maruyama can be hiked, too, and trails are built for about 3 km in total length, and the time it takes to hike the mountain is around 1 hour. Article is here
Sapporo (札幌) that about 1,960,000 people live is the largest city in Hokkaido. Although there are various theories, its origin of the name is "Dry Big River (乾いた大きな川)" in Ainu language. A population of the Sapporo is the 4th largest city after Yokohama, Osaka and Nagoya in japan, and the population accounts for 36 % of Hokkaido's population! So the Sapporo has been flourished as the center of the Hokkaido. The area of the Sapporo is 1,121.26 km2, and is about as big as Hong Kong, and is the 7th largest city in the Hokkaido. The Sapporo is also famous as a tourist city, and about 15 million people come. As for a climate, it is hot that temperature rises to nearly 25 degrees in a summer, but it is easy to live without moisture. I always feel a little cool. It is cold that temperature falls to nearly -10 degrees in a winter, and amount of snowfall sometimes has more than 1 m. Article is here
I heard from my niece that their pancakes were tasty, so I visited here. A parking lot for 4 cars was provided, and the space of 2 cars was already filled up when I arrived around 10:30. Because the space of 4 cars were filled up at 10:40, visiting here early was a right thing to do. They opened a business at 11:00, so I begun to line up at 10:50. Preceding visitors were 2 groups. Around 10 people lined up at opening time. I heard a high reputation, and the store was really popular after all.
I asked a waitress about store's recommendation, so she replied me "Angel's Pancake Combo (天使のパンケーキ) is popular". The price was JPY 1,400. By the way, other pancake combos were Devil's Pancake Combo (悪魔のパンケーキ) and Fairy's Pancake Combo (妖精のパンケーキ). The Angel's Pancake Combo was most sweet. About 25 minutes later, the Angel's Pancake Combo was served. It was fashionably dished up on a plate.
The waitress explained me to use butter and syrup as I like, so I poured the butter and the maple syrup over the pancake. Sweet scent floated in the air. I wanted to eat it immediately, so I was going to cut the pancake in haste. But the pancake was too soft to cut well. The pancake was really soft and fluffy. Cream was whipped over outside of the pancake, and it had a texture that melts in my mouth. It was interesting! The sweetness was just right, too, and I finished eating immediately. It was tasty, and I knew that it was deservedly popular. Thanks for the tasty pancake!
|Parking lot||Parking is provided (4 Cars)|
|Business hours||11:00-18:30 * They sometimes close the store early|
|Regular closing day||Irregular closing day|
|Home page||Home page is this|
|Mapcode||9 489 054*10|
A page of Sapporo is here