Moke’s Bread and Breakfast joins the sweet revolution

By on November 11, 2013

Japan’s love affair with Belgian waffles is over.  Have the Japanese toned down their sweet cravings?  Er, not exactly.   The attention has just shifted to another sweet temptress called pancakes.   The pancake craze in Japan is real and intense.    It all started after American restaurant chain Eggs n’ Things opened its first Tokyo branch in 2012 that had people waiting in line almost every day to satisfy their love of sweets.   

This year has seen the arrival of  Portland’s do-it-yourself pancake joint, Slappy cakes, in traffic-heavy district of Shinjuku.  Months later, Original Pancake House, a legendary pancake restaurant in the U.S.  joins the mix and opened its first shop in  low-key Kichijoji neighborhood.   All are reportedly doing well despite the economic recession.

As the competition continues to heat up, yet another pancake restaurant with a Hawaiian feel, sets foot  in the sprawling neighborhood of Naka Meguro.   Barely a couple of months since it first opened, Moke’s Bread and Breakfast (named after the family that started it in Kailua, Hawaii), is already creating a loyal fan base.  Moke’s pitch is simple: “good, old home-style cooking that reminds you of home” –  another valid reason to keep coming back.

Here’s some of the best-loved breakfast staples offered at Moke’s Tokyo.

(Lilikoi Pancakes)   Spongey pancakes with rich passion fruit (or Lilikoi in Hawaiian lingo) sauce topping (850 yen)  is  the most popular of all the pancakes served at the restaurant.










(Banana Pancake)  If you prefer fresh fruits to sauce, Moke’s Bread and Breakfast has got you covered.  Try the banana pancake (1,000 yen) with whipped cream topping.

(Breakfast staples)

(Vegetable Frittata)   Italian inspired open style omelet with a rich serving of healthy veggies  mixed with cheese and bacon (1,200 yen).  It comes with toast, fries and salad on the side.

(Moke Nui)   A borrowed Thai and Hawaiian term for “many”,  Moke Nui is a plate of everything you want from a good morning starter: veggies, eggs, spinach, mushroom, tomato, onions, Jackson,  and cheddar cheese (1,100 yen)

(South West Scramble)   Mexican inspired scrambled egg with  important veggies and chicken added to the mix.  (1,200 yen)

Special offer:   Afternoon pancake set  900 yen
only from 2 until 5 pm

Moke’s Bread and Breakfast
Open all days except the 7th, 15th, 21st and 28th of the month
Kami-meguro 1-17-8 KRK Building
Minato-ku, Tokyo  153-0051
Tel. 03-6451-2400
Nearest station:  Nakameguro by Hibiya line
(Located adjacent to Starbucks)

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