Hot Cake House

Serving freshly made sweet delights like hot cakes, Tokyo pancakes and danish twists, Hot Cake House is a must for all dessert aficionados.

Put on your comfy pants, you have been warned: when seeing the deliciousness of Hot Cake House’s fare, you will consume more than your fill. 

The eatery specialises in the iconic Taiwanese and Japanese sweet speciality called imagawayaki.

The centuries-old dessert is a popular street snack and is made traditionally by food vendors on the side of the road and at markets. 

Crispy and chewy on the outside with sweet warm gooey filings on the inside, these drool-worthy hot cakes and Japanese pancakes are too good to resist. Especially as they’re all under two dollars each.

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Crispy and chewy on the outside with sweet warm gooey filings on the inside

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Custard Hot Cake
Custard Hot Cake

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Green Tea Hot Cake
Green Tea Hot Cake

This hot cake has crispy and chewy pancake on the outside with sweet warm gooey Green tea flavoured custard...

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Strawberry Sweetie Custard Japanese Pancake
Strawberry Sweetie Custard Japanese Pancake

This Japanese Pancake has crispy and spongy pancake on the outside with sweet warm gooey custard and a fresh...

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Red Bean Hot cake
Red Bean Hot cake

This hot cake has crispy and chewy pancake on the outside with sweet warm gooey red bean paste on...

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Oreo Hot Cake
Oreo Hot Cake

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Belgian chocolate Volcano Japanese Pancake
Belgian chocolate Volcano Japanese Pancake

This Japanese Pancake has crispy and spongy pancake on the outside with sweet warm gooey dark chocolate on the...

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Chocolate Hot Cake
Chocolate Hot Cake

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Green Tea and Red Bean Japanese Pancake
Green Tea and Red Bean Japanese Pancake

This Japanese Pancake has crispy and spongy pancake on the outside with sweet warm red bean paste and green...

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Put on your comfy pants, you have been warned: you’ll eat more than your fill with these tasty hot cakes.

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Belgian Chocolate Volcano Japanese Pancake

This Japanese Pancake has crispy and spongy pancake on the outside with sweet warm gooey dark chocolate on the inside. Pieces of dark chocolate is inserted in the hot cake while it’s cooking and is melted when you take a bite. Japanese Pancakes are more soft and spongy than the Taiwanese hot cakes.

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Green Tea Hot Cake

This hot cake has crispy and chewy pancake on the outside with sweet warm gooey Green tea flavoured custard on the inside. The custard is made fresh daily from scratch and then mixed with matcha tea powder.

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Green Tea and Red Bean Japanese Pancake

This Japanese Pancake has crispy and spongy pancake on the outside with sweet warm red bean paste and green tea flavoured custard on the inside. The custard is made fresh daily from scratch and then mixed with matcha tea powder. Japanese Pancakes are more soft and spongy than the Taiwanese hot cakes.

How are these little morsels of deliciousness made?

Crowds flock to this dessert haunt on a regular basis

While red bean paste is the most traditional filling, Hot Cake House create dozens of different flavours, like their homemade custard, caramel, cheese and corn, coconut and Belgian chocolate. For the more adventurous foodies, try their taro, red bean, sesame paste or green tea flavours. And the best? A visit isn’t complete without trying their Oreo hot cake.

Inspired by the little cakes she loved as a child in Taiwan, owner Angela Yuyuchen and her husband Tony decided to bring the treats to Brisbane, opening their store 14 years ago in Sunnybank.

“I couldn’t find really authentic hot cakes in Brisbane, so we decided to bring them here,” Angela said. “We travelled to Tainan in Taiwan and studied under a top dessert chef before returning with our new found skills.”

The duo even got a custom made hot cake contraption, called the “red bean machine”, created in Taiwan and brought to Sunnybank.

So how are these little morsels of deliciousness made?

The pancake batter is poured into the mould and just before it is set, a dollop of filling is added, before a skewer lifts the half from the mould. To get the fillings sandwiched between two layers, staff then quickly add another bit of batter before flipping the cooked half on top. The simple storefront has glass dividing it from the open kitchen, so you can watch your hot cake and Japanese pancakes being churned out super fast.

“We make everything from scratch in our kitchen,” she said. “We create all the custard and fillings ourselves, nothing is pre-made and it is all fresh. We try to use all Australian ingredients as much as possible like our eggs, milk, flour and sugar.”

Crowds flock to this dessert haunt on a regular basis to pick up Hot Cake House’s signature hot cakes and Japanese pancakes, however the shop also creates crispy and buttery fresh cinnamon Danish twists and a good takeaway coffee.

Owners

Inspired by the little cakes she loved as a child in Taiwan, owner Angela Yuyuchen and her husband Tony decided to bring the treats to Brisbane, opening their store 14 years ago in Sunnybank.

 

Angela and Tony

Owners

Angela and Tony couldn’t find authentic Taiwanese hot cakes in Brisbane so they decided to learn the art of hot cake making in Taiwan and open a shop selling the popular street snack. They travelled to the city of Tainan and studied under a top dessert chef before returning with their new found ‘hot cake’ skills. Since opening, the store now creates Japanese-style hot cakes.

We make everything from scratch in our kitchen

Taiwanese Cuisine

Introducing the melting pot of flavours, textures and cuisines of Taiwan

The most popular cuisine of Taiwan

Braised pork rice

Oyster omelette

Bubble tea

Pineapple cake

Beef noodles

Fried chicken

The culinary philosophy in Taiwan is to eat often and eat well. In the capital, Taipei, there are about 20 long streets dedicated to just food. Due to its geographic location – just a few hundred kilometres from the Chinese coast – Taiwanese food has a mash-up of different cuisines from mid to southern provinces of China, but most notably from the Min Nan, Teochew and Hokkien Chinese communities. Japanese food influence also exists from the 50 year period when Taiwan was under Japanese rule, and many Japanese cooking techniques are used. Pork, seafood, chicken, rice, and soy are very common ingredients. Beef is far less common, and some Taiwanese still refrain from eating it. Taiwan also produces a huge variety of vegetables and tropical fruits. Living on a crowded mountainous island, the Taiwanese had to look away from farms for sources of protein, and as a result, seafood is prominently used and is plentiful and very fresh. In many of their dishes, the Taiwanese have shown their creativity in their selection of spices and rely on an abundant array of seasonings for flavour. Along with flavour, Taiwanese people love texture. They especially crave the “QQ” food texture, which is a phrase that refers to something that is especially chewy, like tapioca balls in bubble tea.

Restaurant Information

Shop 315-317 Sunnybank Plaza, QLD 4109 Australia
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