Stack em up, stack em high!!

[Pfannkuchen, Trier]

before we start…
Pfannkuchen: Pancakes
Gluhwein: Mulled wine

Now, lets begin 🙂

Palaststraße 5-7 is host to the largest Pancake parlour in Trier…maybe a touch unnecessarily large, but the venue is equipped to seat approx 120 or so hungry hippos…

A number of variables can lead to ones opinion, so I will take that into consideration before I lash out.

Firstly, I think due to the weather, many customers were attracted into ‘warmer’ destinations…
Maybe this place is a buzz with hungry pancake lovers during the summer, but on this cold and cloudy with a touch of drizzle day, there were only ourselves and 2 other groups. When the decor is this ‘clinical’… the lack of people hightens the very lack of sound and energy…

Secondly, the decor… I dunno, there was some ‘diner’ appeal… but the lack of noise, and the interior combined…was reminding me of a dentist, or a 50s/60s themed Doctors office…something wasn’t right.

The menu is large, and the kitchen accomodating….but they all seem to work and do as they’re told. No-one is really enjoying themselves.. and this translates into the food and mood for the venue. We were enjoying ourselves, so no amount of silence and ‘nausiating’ yellow decor will stop us from enjoying our breaky… or will it??


Maybe, I had high expectations of fluffy, soft buckwheat pancakes that melt in your mouth drizzled with maple syrup making friends with puddles of rich vanilla icecream…. FAIL!

There was nothing moorish, creamy and decadent about it. It was a pan cake. Full stop.

I ordered ‘Zimt & Zucker’ [cinnamon and sugar]…I should’ve known better…it was ready even before I have time to sit down…frozen pancakes??? they wouldn’t would they??
It was so dry that I think it stuck to my tongue at one point. Obviously I did not get through this… too heavy, too dry, not enough pancake love!!!

On the upside, Tim, Tran and Paul seemed to enjoy theirs, which looked a whole lot more appetising than my sad little dish…

Tim’s ‘American’ style pancakes sang sweet stars and stripes tunes in his ear:

Tran ordered lil Danish pancakes, which were reminiscent of Queen Vic night market days in Melbourne…

And Paul ordered a rather phallic looking dish: Banana wrapped in chocolate flavoured pancake. It actually didn’t taste too bad.

Sadly, they neither stacked em up, or high. It was a bit of a disappointment, but maybe I shouldn’t have such high expectations of pancakes… WHAT? NO WAY!!! pancakes are supposed to be lush, and creamy and moorish and a bit cheeky to have in the morning/arvo with some ice cream.. maybe dabble in some bacon and somewhat ‘semi-drowning’ in maple syrup…

Apologies for lovers and fans of this pancake prison, but it just wasn’t my cup of tea…

We did however drop into Zum Domstein for some red and white Gluhwein [mulled wine] and THAT was heavenly for all the senses. ☺ ☺ ☺ ☺ ☺ five BIG FAT SMILES AT THAT 🙂

That just about made my day, pfannkuchen nightmares were out of sight, out of mind. And as they say, a gluhwein a day, keeps the doctor away… hmmm maybe not 😉

Enjoy your breakfasts, wherever you are…


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Tastefully yours,

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