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The hell's the Japanese take on pancakes? The only things I know about Japanese cuisine are the really nerdy things about Japanese cuisine.
Well they are called hotcakes and the ones I had, had more filling than the pancakes I've had in the US and England. I think one key difference is they use raising flour instead or something? Because they are fucking phat.
This. 100% this. A pancake can stand on its own merits, and its merits are enhanced with some butter. For extra pancake-y goodness, pop it in the microwave for a few seconds or on a grill or something (you can tell I know lots about making food) so the butter melts a little. Then eat. I used to like pancakes with sugar and lemon juice. While nice it isn't really to my taste now.
A little bit of butter and THAT'S IT. Pancakes should be good enough on their own merits.
Maple syrup, but they have to be buttermilk pancakes... or if I can't find buttermilk, then a bit of regular milk plus yogurt.
I had this nightmare that somebody bought all of the pancakes I love and I couldn't eat them anymore, but it turned out all the same ingredients were there along with some new (very expensive) ones and the pancakes were even better than before.