Showa Hotcake Mix Review

I’ve never really liked any of the local pancake mixes available in the supermarket. Then last November, I got to try the Rustic Mornings Original Buttermilk Pancake Mix. It was the best damned pancake that ever came out of our kitchen. That’s saying a lot because I’ve tried buying all the mixes available in the supermarket. Then I thought of trying imported ones, starting with Betty Crocker and Krusteaz. Those brands are widely available too. I wasn’t particularly impressed. So I thought of trying to find pancake mixes in Shopee. I ended up with Ottogi Hotcake Mix from Korea which we really liked.

Showa Hotcake MixWhile shopping at Metro Supermarket, I spotted boxes of Showa Hotcake Mix. I grabbed a couple immediately. They cost P100+ per box, I don’t remember the exact price. Showa is a Japanese brand. The instructions are in Japanese but there were translations at the back of the box. All you need to make pancakes is one egg and 100ml milk. Beat the egg and milk together then add half the hotcake mix. Mix until well-blended. Then cook them. The procedure is very similar to how the Morinaga Hotcake Mix is prepared. You can watch a video here. I skipped the towel procedure so maybe that’s why my hotcakes didn’t look like the ones pictured on the box.

Showa Hotcake MixAnyhow, my hotcakes were ready in no time. I like putting lots of butter and then drizzling with Rustic Mornings Classic Pancake Syrup which is simply the best syrup I’ve tried.

Showa Hotcake MixTaste-wise, the Showa hotcakes are kind of milky, slightly sweet (as in very slightly), and super chewy. There’s an almost sticky, glutinous quality to its texture. I think it’s better than our local supermarket mixes but so far the best ones for us are still Rustic Mornings and Ottogi Hotcake Mix. Honestly I haven’t seen Showa Hotcake Mix anywhere else aside from Metro Supermarket in Market Market.

What’s your favorite hotcake mix? I’d love to hear it, as I’m always on the lookout for new ones to try.

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  • Reply vanessa orain February 28, 2018 at 2:37 pm

    masarap ba to mamshie? pag nagpunta ako sa metro supermarket kukuha din ako nyan.

    • Reply animetric February 28, 2018 at 2:39 pm

      Mas masarap vs mga local brands pero mas gusto ko yun Ottogi Hotcake Mix na ino-order ko sa Shopee 🙂

      • Reply Vanessa orain February 28, 2018 at 3:20 pm

        talaga mamshie sige naka note na yan sa grocery list ko.

  • Reply Bianne February 28, 2018 at 3:55 pm

    Hm ung ottogi ms. wendy? yung magnolia at Maya ok na samin nsa tamang timple din kasi ang hot cake. yung sa Magnolia may ksma na syrup. msarap na din nman pasok sa budget!

    • Reply Rowena Wendy Lei February 28, 2018 at 3:57 pm

      P125 for 500g at Shopee. Hindi ko talaga type yun mga local hotcake mixes natin lol.

  • Reply Michele de Guia Ereño March 2, 2018 at 8:53 am

    We are used to Maya Hotcake mix which is okay naman for us ung taste. I just make some twist when I cook some, I put cheese when I cook it or put Milo powder when I do the mix. I’ve tried Betty Crocker which we didn’t like. I’ll try to check yung nabili nyo sa Shopee, mahilog kasi sa pancakes mga anak ko yung youngest ko nagbabaon din sya ng pancakes.

  • Reply Monaliza Valencia March 3, 2018 at 10:47 pm

    Maya pancake palang ang natry kong lutuin. Kaso hindi mahilig ang kids ko sa pancake. Kaya ok na ko sa Mc Donald’s Pancake. Hehehe

  • Reply Love Compoc March 16, 2018 at 12:28 am

    pasok sa budget at sakto for breakfast ng kiddos 🙂

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