Customer: I’m just expecting
it to melt in my mouth. That’s all I’m here for, and
absolutely worth the wait. Medha Imam: What’s better
than pancakes for breakfast? How about an airy, jiggly soufflé pancake? For the first time, New
Yorkers are able to try Japan’s most famous Miracle Pancake without leaving the States. And people are lining up to try it. Customer: Really cool
that I can travel here and be able to have a Japanese pancake and not have to travel
all the way to Japan. Medha: We’re outside of
Flipper’s, an extremely popular Japanese pancake chain that
just opened its first store right here in the United States and in the middle of Manhattan. I mean, look at that line. It’s so long, it’s incredible. They’re known for their soufflé pancakes that are extremely fluffy and jiggly, and I’m super, super excited
to see how they’re made. So let’s go check it out. Taiyaki NYC, a Japanese-inspired
ice cream shop, started selling its own version
of soufflé pancakes in 2019, but this marks the first
time a Japanese chain has brought the treat to New York. Customer: So yeah, I’ve been
here for like 45, 50 minutes, and I think the first
time I heard about this was, like, over a year ago. Customer: We’re here for Flipper’s because there’s one in Shimokitazawa in Tokyo, and we had an experience there. We just wanna, like, recreate
that in our hometown. Medha: Flipper’s stands out from some other soufflé pancakes because of its lack of a mold, giving the pancake a
little less structure. But without the cooked
sides, it’s a lot fluffier than other soufflé pancakes I’ve had. Medha: Flipper’s Kiseki Pancakes, or Miracle Pancakes, begin with more than half a
dozen egg whites whipped up and folded into a mixture of egg yolks, milk, flour, and sugar. Each pancake is scooped onto the grill in an exact measurement and
cooks for about 10 minutes before it’s topped with more batter and left to cook some more. With each pancake cooked to order, you can expect to wait 20 minutes for this miracle in your mouth. This is their classic soufflé pancake, and it’s called Kiseki, which means miracle, and
I’m about to eat a miracle. The restaurant recommends we use two forks instead of a fork and a knife because it’s so delicate and light. And we’re gonna have to treat it with the respect that it deserves. [gasps] Oh, my God, it’s
incredibly fluffy, so fluffy. With the cream, here I go. That was so, so fluffy. One bite isn’t enough; you
just wanna keep eating it, like, constantly, because one
bite just melts in your mouth, and then you’re like,
it’s time for another. That’s amazing; it melts in your mouth. I didn’t even need to use my teeth. Before I fill up on these pancakes, I’m gonna try out their
strawberry pancakes. These are the strawberry
pancakes by Flipper’s, and they have a strawberry cream inside and a strawberry cream on the top. So let’s just dig in. Here I go. This looks amazing! That’s really strawberry. That’s a strawberry cream. With the original,
classic Flipper’s pancake, we got a really sweet
flavor with the cream, and then this is definitely
a little more tangy. But the strawberry adds,
like, another layer to it. Definitely makes you
feel like you’re having a very healthy meal, and it feels so good. Customer: We both got the fruit ones. They’re the best pancakes I’ve ever had. Medha: What does it taste like? Customer: Sweet clouds. [laughing] Medha: I am so happy that I had these Japanese soufflé pancakes today because I didn’t even
have to travel to Japan to try these out again. I’m so stoked. I’m gonna finish this and take this home. Sorry, guys, this one’s for me.