Monday, April 11, 2011

Hot Cake House

I've got some really fond memories of great street food from my travels around China and they include everything from portable waffles, wheel barrows stuffed with coals to keep petite chestnuts hot and toffee served between crackers from the back of a bicycle. Since Australia doesn't have the population to sustain this sort of practice, it is rare to see street food but it is there if you search hard enough. One of these examples is Hot Cake House in Sunnybank Plaza and they serve warm chewy Taiwanese pancakes. These pancakes come served warm and in a variety of fillings ranging from custard, red bean, cheese and corn, chocolate etc.

Here are some little stacks just waiting for customers to devour them but it's a joy to watch the talented staff make these little pancakes. The batter is poured into the mould and just before it is set, a dollop of filling is added before a skewer lifts the half from the mould. They then the staff quickly add another bit of batter before flipping the cooked half on top. Magic!

Here is one of these magical creations being held by my little big brother. Check out those manicured hands! So much nicer than mine and he has better eye lashes to boot. I hate you boys! So the basics, hot Taiwanese Pancakes in a variety of fillings for 80 cents. I say yes please!

Rating: 2.5 out of 5.
Address: Shop B/315-317 Mains Road, Sunnybank, QLD, 4109
Open: Monday - Friday, 9am - 5:30pm, Thursday, 9am - 9pm, Saturday, 9am - 4pm, Sunday, 10am - 4pm.
Phone: 0403 266 287
Price: From $0.80 each.

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  1. Hello Jo,

    We are a Thai restaurant located in Chermside, Brisbane - Tosakan Thai Restaurant.

    We think your blog is amazing, but we could find anywhere your e-mail to contact you personally, so we decided to write here.

    We are wondering if it is possible that you visit us and try our specialties and then you could write your review on us on your blog.

    We would be more than happy to see you in Tosakan Thai Restaurant.

    Our address is:
    23 Playfield St Chermside, QLD 4032

    You can find more information about us on our website:

    Please, send me an e-mail if you are wish to do that. My e-mail address is:

    I am looking forward to hearing from you!

    Tosakan Thai Restaurant Chermside

  2. Hi Narisa,

    Thank you for thinking of me. I'll drop by at some random junction to try your food. I prefer to keep things independent and surprising.


  3. Hi Jo,

    We will be looking forward to seeing you!

    And to keep things independent, please, when you come, do not mention that you are you, so everything is fair and square.

    Hope to see you soon in Tosakan.