You may have seen them flood your TikTok and Instagram feeds, but the possibility of tucking into these airy desserts in Manchester will soon become a reality. A café specialising in the viral food sensation, Japanese soufflé pancakes, known as Fuwa Fuwa, will be opening its doors in Manchester New Square this October, and we can’t wait to see that jiggle jiggle.
Fuwa Fuwa, meaning ‘fluffy fluffy’, is North America’s largest soufflé pancake and dessert café, and now it’s coming to Manchester from October 8. Each of the fluffy pancakes begins with egg whites whipped to soft peaks, essential to their airy quality, and is then cooked very slowly at low temperature. Tasting like a delicate balance between a soufflé and a traditional pancake, soufflé pancakes are soft, bouncy, and light, and although they take a while to be made, they are definitely worth the wait.
To accompany all that sweet fluffiness, Fuwa Fuwa offers unbelievable flavours to top their soufflé pancakes with. For all those chocolate and coffee lovers out there, drench those wobbly pancakes with tiramisu flavours or keep it classic with whipped cream and fresh fruit.
As a Japanese dessert first created in Osaka, Fuwa Fuwa certainly can’t resist putting soufflé pancakes laced with matcha on the menu, and the bright-green sauce alongside the fluffy, jiggly dessert scream Instagrammable. Other pancake flavours on the Fuwa Fuwa menu include Oreo, Biscoff, Nutella, mango, crème brûlée and strawberry. There’e even a blueberry cheese flavour- think blueberry cheesecake vibes and generously topped with a sharp yet sweet blueberry compote.
Alongside Fuwa Fuwa’s signature soufflé pancakes, the Manchester café on Whitworth Street will be serving crêpes, pastries, espresso drinks, iced and hot teas, frappés, smoothies and more. Open from 12pm-10pm weekdays and 10am-10pm on weekends, you can tuck into these jiggly pancakes any time of the day.
The company is owned by Benson Lau who was born in Hong Kong, and Yuka Naka from Osaka – the birthplace of this style of pancake. Originally served as a wedding dessert, the pancake company took Toronto by storm and has expanded across Canada with their first UK venture opening in Manchester before taking on Paris.
To celebrate the grand opening weekend of the first UK location, Fuwa Fuwa will be offering the first 100 customers a free drink on October 8th with their order and all guests will be entered for a chance to win a £200 voucher.
Fuwa Fuwa, Carding Building, Whitworth Street, M1 3NR