Pancake Challenge for Pancake Day!

I cheerfully pose with pancakes, oblivious to the hardship I'm about to endure...
I cheerfully pose with pancakes, oblivious to the hardship I’m about to endure…

Happy Pancake Day, Fat Tuesday, Mardi Gras, or whatever you want to call it!

When I found out that The Breakfast Club was running a pancake challenge – eat 12 in 20 minutes – I couldn’t resist. After a lot of chomping, swallowing and embarrassingly some retching, I completed it with less than 10 seconds to spare (and to avoid the £17.50 forfeit – although the money goes to charity).

A full report with video footage is coming soon, as is a special report on Swedish buns traditionally eaten at this time of year – semlor (a semla). Watch this space!

Author: Phoebe Amoroso

Phoebe Amoroso is a Tokyo-based reporter, multimedia journalist and storyteller. Hailing from the UK, she moved to Japan in 2014 and has since been shouting about the country to all who will listen. She divides her time between covering breaking news and producing feature stories for TV; writing about everything from business and tech to food and travel; and guiding hungry visitors who want to sample the best of Japanese cuisine. When not working and/or eating, she can often be found running up a mountain or cycling by the sea.

2 thoughts on “Pancake Challenge for Pancake Day!”

  1. Congrats on your culinary success (; Thank goodness those pancakes weren’t as wide and thick as some of the ones made over here! Happy Mardi Gras and Pancake Day to you, too (;


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