The savory bacon Dutch baby pancake at Mother Coffee in Kitanakagusuku, Okinawa, is a fresh take on an old friend. MATT BURKE/STARS AND STRIPES
The savory bacon Dutch baby pancake at Mother Coffee in Kitanakagusuku, Okinawa, is a fresh take on an old friend. MATT BURKE/STARS AND STRIPES

Mother Coffee on Okinawa offers hot, fresh take on sweet or savory pancakes

by Matthew M. Burke
Stars and Stripes

Scientists believe that pancakes — in one form or another — may have been eaten as far back as prehistoric times, so it’s hard to find a fresh take on the universally adored food item.

Look no further than Mother Coffee in Kitanakagusuku, Okinawa. The small cafe has taken its affinity for Dutch baby pancakes and infused them with something truly unique.

Dutch baby pancakes are baked in personal-sized cast iron skillets, which gives them the appearance of a giant Yorkshire pudding or a popover. They are crispy on the outside, fluffy on the inside and come sizzling, topped with an assortment of sweet or savory options.

Combine that with fresh and locally sourced ingredients, gourmet coffee and a rustic, artistic ambiance, and you might have the perfect foil to the overpriced, corporate coffee chain.

Read more at: https://www.stripes.com/lifestyle/1.602603

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