A new Japanese bakery, Matsunosuke, opened up recently near me, on 8th Street. The twist is that this Japanese bakery specializes in apple pies.
I was about to get a slice of one of their pies, but then this Japanese Chiffon Pancake sign caught my eye.
It's a small place...
and they had a very small variety sweets to choose from. Basically all they had on the menu was an assortment of pies and the Japanese Chiffon Pancake.
There are two pancakes you can order, and you can only order them to eat in. The Japanese "Azuki" pancake ($13), and a Banana Caramel pancake ($10).
There's no table service. You order, and pay at the counter. I got the Azuki pancake and a small hojicha tea ($3.50). I was given a little pin with a number on it for my pancake. The pancakes are made to order, and takes about 15 minutes.
And it's ready! Light, fluffy, with a dollop of whipped cream and red bean paste on top. It's served with a syrup, which they recommend you dip the pancake into, instead of pouring on top. This is to keep the pancake from getting soggy.
A side shot, so you can see how fluffy this pancake was.
Next time, the apple pie.
INFO: Matsunosuke | 58 West 8th Street | New York, NY 10011 | 212.529.5888