What better way to start your Saturday than by tucking into a stack of fluffy pancakes? Nothing really, so we took Charissa Wang (8) who attends Daystar Academy in Shunyi, and William Ziming Wu (9) who attends The Elementary School Affiliated to Renmin University of China, to try out some grub at the Tiger Pancake House in Shuangjing.
Shuangjing is a neighborhood in Beijing with its fair share of American-style restaurants. One of these eateries is Tiger Pancake House, with their extensive menu of good old favorite breakfast items, burgers, and of course pancakes in a variety of flavors. The restaurant is both cozy and family friendly. While they don’t have a play corner, the pancakes should do a great job of keeping your kid’s attention.
William and Charissa have been family friends for a long time; they entered each other’s life when William made a run for it at kindergarten, and Charissa’s mother found him. The two mothers later became good friends, and even became each other’s children’s godmothers.
We arrived at Tiger Pancake House where they serve breakfast all day, just like those classic American diners. William and Charissa had a change of heart after looking at the menu, and William opted for a steak (RMB 188) and Charissa choose a cheeseburger (RMB 78). They combined this good old US fare with a strawberry milkshake (RMB 32) and vanilla mint milkshake (RMB 36). We also ordered a breakfast (RMB 65) and chocolate pancakes (RMB58) to make sure we tasted each option on the menu.
William devoured the steak; we were surprised by the gusto with which he ate the big slab of beef. Charissa took a bit longer with her food, but she surprisingly also finished the entire burger. The hash browns served were the closest taste to “real” hash browns we have ever eaten outside of the US, and the chocolate pancakes were a Saturday morning worthy dish, that probably needs sharing with two or more friends. All in all, we were very pleased with the experience, and Tiger Pancake House has definitely gained a couple of regular customers with these delectable sweet and savory items.
Tiger Pancake House
Daily 9.30am-11.30pm. 105 Bldg 24, Shuanghayuan Nanli Sanqu, Guanghua Beiyijie, Chaoyang District (6770 5882) 朝阳区光华北一街双花园南里三区24号楼105号
Photos: Uni You
This article appeared on p22-23 of beijingkids February 2018 issue.