I vote for Dutch Pancakes to be served all over Calgary on Stampede week. And lets give it to Pfanntastic Pannenkoek Haus for their awesome salty or sweet and savoury pancakes.
I’ve been visiting this southwest gem since they opened in 1997. Today, their menu contains over 40 different flavours, some sweet and some salty. Some of the sweet ones are really decadent and serve well as desserts or late afternoon treats.
A lot of people (including myself) have ordered these sweet pancakes for breakfast or anytime. They are so delicious, especially the ones that have warm fruit and ice cream. My favourite is the one with warm blueberries and ice cream. Others like the banana with coconut flakes and drizzled with chocolate fudge syrup. The salty ones are still my absolute favourites for breakfast and lunch. I like the ham with mushrooms or bacon with mushrooms. If you don’t see a pancake with a special combination of vegetables or meat, you can build your own.
Dutch pancakes are not like the North American pancakes because they have toppings cooked right in the batter. The Dutch also likes to make them thin and large too. It’s almost a cross between an omelette and a pizza.
Next time you’re on Crowchild Trail near Mount Royal, be sure to drop by. Mornings are busy but a late lunch will guarantee you a table.