Simply to be clear, these pancakes weren’t horrible although they’ve positioned on the backside of our rating. Actually, they tasted simply high quality. The issue right here is that IHOP units up a really particular expectation by giving this dish a reputation like New York Cheesecake Pancakes. As such, we have been anticipating these pancakes to style like cheesecake. Sadly, they did not.
Based on IHOP’s menu, these pancakes are crammed with cheesecake bites after which topped with glazed strawberries. And but, forkful after forkful, we could not detect something remotely near the flavour of cheesecake. The pancakes did fulfill their promise of glazed strawberries, which have been generously piled on prime, together with a swirl of whipped cream and a fragile sprinkle of powdered sugar. The strawberries appeared frozen and thawed as an alternative of recent and had a considerably soppy texture. That mentioned, the fruit nonetheless held its type and did not devolve into mushiness. The strawberries arrived immersed in a sweetened crimson glaze that drizzled over the stack’s edges onto the plate, and the fruity syrup was good to mop up with forkfuls of spongy pancake.
The cheesecake bites that have been allegedly inside this pancake have been both completely lacking or so scarce that they have been fully unnoticeable. On the finish of the day, these simply tasted like traditional strawberry pancakes, leaving us a bit disenchanted.