I HAVE passed by Slappy Cakes when walking into Sunway Pyramid and most times, it is full of customers.
Curiosity did not bite me but a call for a review finally revealed why the place is loved by many.
From the name itself, it is clear that pancakes are the main focus and the restaurant chain from the United States makes having pancakes fun by allowing guests to make their own pancakes.
The DIY (do-it-yourself) concept has certainly attracted the attention of families with young children.
Even those who are still young at heart can enjoy getting creative with their food.
Set on each table are hot pans for DIY pancakes and a sign at the counter teaches customers how to make pancakes the Slappy way.
The first step is to pick a flavour which is made from scratch daily.
You can choose Buttermilk, Peanut Butter, Pandan or Chocolate, or make a pancake mixed with all flavours if you want. Each comes at a different price, from RM10 to RM12.
Next, get creative and shape your pancakes as you please before adding either savoury toppings like chicken sausages, crispy bacon, cheese, or sweet toppings such as chocolate chips, apples, bananas or hazelnut, to name a few.
You can also add on toppings of honey, peanut butter, lemon curd, chocolate syrup, whipping cream or even ice cream.
Once your pancakes form bubbles, you can flip them and after two to three minutes, they are ready for consumption.
For those who dine in but do not fancy a pancake, there are other options.
The restaurant serves breakfast sets from 8.30am to 11am, priced from RM9 with free coffee or hot tea.
There is also an all-in lunch set at RM9.90 from 11am to 7pm on weekdays.
If you miss these hours, there is an All-Day breakfast selection in the menu.
We tried the Classic Breakfast from the All-Day breakfast selection.
For RM23, you will get a large plate of fried eggs, potatoes, grilled tomatoes, turkey bacon, a chicken sausage, sourdough and baked beans.
One of my favourites was the Slappy Benedict which comes with sauteed baby spinach, turkey ham, mushroom, garlic puree, poached eggs, hollandaise sauce on homemade English Muffin and potatoes.
Elegantly sitting on top was poached eggs with runny yolk that slides onto the muffin with a slight poke of a fork.
Even after sitting for awhile, the English Muffin, though cold, was not chewy and you could taste how fresh the spinach was.
We tried the Grilled Salmon Aglio Olio with plenty of black olives, which was lovely with the slight spiciness offered by the inclusion of chilli flakes.
Salmon lovers will certainly appreciate the use of fresh salmon, cut in large cubes, giving you your money’s worth.
If you are looking to share a meal instead, consider the Combo Set which is perfect to feed three to four people.
At RM68, you are served lamb chop, crumble fish, chicken chop, french fries, mixed salad with fruits, pancakes with lemon curd sauce, chicken sausage and with sides of tartar, mustard mint and mushroom sauce.
Served on a large wooden block is a mountain of food enough for everyone to have a share of everything.
I could not pick a favourite from the block as everything was well-seasoned and cooked perfectly, with no tough chewing required.
The lamb chop was juicy and dripping with strong marinade flavours and it was good enough to have on its own without the accompanying mint sauce.
What I loved about the chicken chop was how crispy the edges were while the battered fish left a crunch with every bite and you definitely will not get more flour than fish in this dish.
There are different selections for dessert and if you have room, you can choose to end your meal with a Blueberry Lemon Curd Pancake.
After all the eating, clean your palate with either Slappy Lemonade, Ginger Lemonade or crowd favourite Slappy Fruity Lemonade.
SLAPPY CAKES, SPWF001 First Floor, Sunway Pyramid West, Jalan PJS 11/15, Bandar Sunway, Selangor. (Tel: 03-5650 5125) Business hours: 8.30am-10pm.
This is the writer’s personal observation and not an endorsement by StarMetro.