Whether you call it a pancake, flapjack or griddle cake, the breakfast staple is a favorite as is, but that doesn’t stop chefs from trying to put their own spin on it.
At Cinnamon’s you’ll find a red velvet version, while at YogurStory it goes deep into purple with purple yam, Okinawan sweet potato and ube-coconut sauce.
And now that Holoholo Bar & Grill has added breakfast to its repertoire, you can find a green tea pancake ($11) inspired by Bubbies green tea ice cream.
Don’t let the color scare you. These pancakes are light and cakey, a dream for those who love the flavor of matcha.
And if pancakes don’t appeal, my other favorite item on Holoholo’s breakfast menu is the Smoke Meat Gahlik Fly Lice. (Can tell they’re local.)
Holoholo Bar & Grill is at 2494 S. Beretania St. Call (808) 369-7297.
Cinnamon's is located at 315 Uluniu St. Call (808) 261-8724.
Yogurstory is located at 815 Keeaumoku St. Call (808) 942-0505.
Nadine Kam is Style Editor and staff restaurant critic at the Honolulu Star-Advertiser; her coverage appears in print on Wednesdays and Thursdays. Contact her via email at firstname.lastname@example.org and follow her on Twitter, Instagram and Rebel Mouse.