Finally Tried The Pancakes At Bubby's Yaechika Branch And They're Huge And Fluffy

So, my husband and his friend went to Bubby's in Tokyo station for a couple of times but I never made it there to try some.

One of the biggest issue for me to have kept failing the mission to have the pancake was that they don't have the pancakes all day long, only for the breakfast and lunch time only.
At Yaechika branch's schedule is below.
Breakfast: 7:30 AM ~ 11:00 AM (weekdays) 
Breakfast: 9:00 AM ~ 11:00 AM (Sat, Sun, Holidays)
Lunch: 11:00 AM ~ 4:00 PM

Today, the day has come to have the pancakes.
The Yaechika, underground of the Tokyo station, is filled with stores and eateries, thus it was a little bit confusing to find the restaurant even though there're maps every couple of blocks.

The sign on the wall wasn't that big but the one in front of the place was big enough to catch my eyes.

On the left side, there's a glass case filled with pies and tarts.
If you want a whole pie, you have to reserve it in advance I think.

Arriving at Bubby's around 2:30 PM wasn't a bad idea and without waiting, I was seated.
Soon the menu books were provided and I was thinking which pancakes I should get, but as I wanted to try the one in NY one day, I decided to get the most orthodox and simple one this time.
I ordered "Stack of Bubby's Fluffy Sour Cream Pancakes" for a drink set, Pink lemonade.
The pancake I ordered consists of two sour cream pancakes, fresh strawberries, fresh bananas.
*They spelled wrong; "strawberrys" should be "strawberries."

After I placed an order, the waiter told me it'd take for about 15 minutes to make the pancakes.
I said it's ok as I wanted them, but I wish he could have told me in advance when I said, "I'd like to get this pancake."

About 5 minute after the order, the pink lemonade was served.
Seeing the glass, I was pretty surprised to see half a lemon is in the glass.
I've never seen this much of lemon is used in any lemonade ever.
As the pulp inside was mostly gone, I think they squeezed juice from it.
I had to be careful about the seeds, but it tasted pretty good.
Not too sweet like regular lemonade but also had good amount of sourness in it.

About 10 minutes later after the lemonade came, I got the sour cream pancakes.
Huge pancakes...

From the side.
Risen high but looks airy.

A bottle of Canadian maple syrup was brought.

To put margarine and maple syrup evenly, I moved all the fresh fruits from the top of the pancakes to the edge of the plate first.

Outside of the pancake was crispy at first but the inside was moist and soft.
And it's pretty thick but it's light and fluffy, I could see a lot of air pockets in the pancake.

What I realized and found it interesting was that pancakes at Bubby's had saltiness like American pancakes.
Most of the Japanese pancake mixes are sweet without adding any sugar or syrup, but this pancake didn't have much sweetness to compare with Japanese ones.
As I added maple syrup, it got a good amount of sweetness and this salty pancakes with sweet maple syrup reminded me what I used to get in the states.

Another thing I noticed was that this pancakes had different flavor on the surface.
Some part had crispiness and just regular pancake taste, but when I had a bite from different part of the same pancake, I could taste some seasonings and fried flavors.
From that perspective of the weird meaty flavor, I think they cook everything on the same griddle and may not clean completely while they're in business.

Overall, most of the part of the pancakes tasted fine, they're fluffy, soft, moist inside, and large, the pancakes were satisfying.
I actually liked the pink lemonade a lot and I'd love to get it again.

Sour Cream Pancake with drink set: 1,300 JPY

Bubby's Yaechika / バビーズ ヤエチカ
#3, Yaesu Chika-gai, 2-1, Yaesu, Chuo-ku, Tokyo
東京都中央区八重洲2-1  八重洲地下街 中3号

Breakfast: 7:30 AM ~ 11:00 AM (weekdays) 
Breakfast: 9:00 AM ~ 11:00 AM (Sat, Sun, Holidays)
Lunch: 11:00 AM ~ 4:00 PM
Dinner 4:00 PM ~ 10:30 PM (order stop is at 9:30 PM)
Dinner 4:00 PM ~ 10:00 PM (order stop is at 9:00 PM --- Sat, Sun, Holidays)

*Pancakes are available at breakfast and lunch only.

**Reservation taken only for dinner time

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