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pancake-off: cochon vs. honey’s

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t says:  There are two kinds of brunch spots in Philly … the kind that everyone knows about and waits for religiously every Sat/Sun morning … and the kind that, for some inexplicable reason, go unnoticed.  (Actually, there’s a third kind, too: the expensive kind like at the Four Seasons or Lacroix … but who can afford that regularly?)  For this post, I’ve put adsz fave Cochon vs. everyone-and-their-mother’s-fave Honey’s for Battle Pancake …

Challenger: Cochon's Banana and Chocolate-smothered Pancakes - just as fluffy as it used to be, but now served on a plate so you can behold it's massive height!

Challenger: Cochon’s Banana and Chocolate-smothered Pancakes – just as fluffy as it used to be, but now served on a plate so you can behold it’s massive height!  It features this banana-nut-laden bread (that’s different than before when the banana and walnut were just on top of the pancake) – and I know that it looks burnt (I was about to complain when I first saw it), but when I tried it, it actually added this really addictive toasty flavor and a super-light crunch to the outside – it’s more like a burnt sugar than a burnt bread – very weird.  I’ll dock them the points for the appearance as it looks a bit dark, but I’ll leave the points alone for taste, as the pancakes were truly delicious – I can almost finish the entire plate!

"Champion" (by wait time): custom concoction of banana-chocolate-PB pancakes at Honey's.  Ultimately not as fluffy and loses points for undercookedness in the center of one of the pancakes - likely due to poor distribution of stuffings causing concentration in the center, thus making it more difficult to cook ... sorry guys - i can't take the blame if you're a little sloppy

“Champion” (by wait time): custom concoction of banana-chocolate-PB pancakes at Honey’s. Ultimately not as fluffy and loses points for undercookedness in the center of one of the pancakes – likely due to poor distribution of stuffings causing concentration in the center, thus making it more difficult to cook … sorry guys – i can’t take the blame if you’re a little sloppy.  I ate around the undone area – it was fine, but at +1.50 per topping, the bill racks up so it’s as expensive as Cochon’s.

Winner: definitely Cochon.  And that’s not to say that Honey’s was bad – aside from the uncooked part, it was quite delicious.  But I think the problem is that it’s not remarkable; I could make the same exact pancake at home … actually … I could do it better.  However, Cochon’s fluffy pillow of love is something that I know that I can’t make at home no matter how hard I try (if someone gave me a recipe, I could give it a whirl).  Consequently, I have to give Cochon the nod for better pancakes.  Because of this, I just don’t foresee us waiting in line for Honey’s on the weekends, ever.  Plus, Cochon has other little “perks” of going … like this:

behemoth

“Widowmaker” … no – that’s not what it’s called on the menu … but it should be!  This guy probably has ~2500 calories, 2473 of which are from fat … it’s totally crazy (and crazy-delicious!  it’s sr’s favorite!  and i think that v even tackled it once!)

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Written by afterdinnersneeze

7 April 2013 at 9:43am

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