Frankie’s Peanut Pancake – Mian Jian Kueh Made with Joy!
My search for the best mian jian kueh in Singapore continues. Mian jian kueh is a snack that both the young and old can enjoy. Eating it always brings back childhood memories of me walking to the nearby coffee shop with my parents to get some mian jian kueh for breakfast or dessert. My love for the Chinese pancakes grew as I age. Now that I’ve grown up, eating mian jian kueh reminds me of simpler times. This week, we made a trip to Telok Ayer for Frankie’s Peanut Pancake.
Just do a quick google search for Frankie’s Peanut Pancake, and you’ll see that many people have written excellent reviews of the place. The little stand welcomes long queues every day and you might have to wait about 20 minutes for your turn. The pancakes cost only $1, and customers order them by the dozens.
Expect service with a smile when you are at the humble stall. Frankie often jokes and connects with his customers and has mentioned that his customers keep him going. He also believes that a considerable part of his success is attributed to him being friendly with his patrons.
Frankie offers three different flavours — peanut pancake, red bean pancake, and mixed pancake. The golden brown pancakes are served piping hot. Fresh off the griddle, the pancakes are wrapped in a plastic bag for easy consumption.
The peanut pancake was moist and fluffy. Topped with crushed peanuts and sugar, the soft pancakes packed a good crunch. Frankie sells two different types of pancake. One’s a huge pancake, of which he skillfully separates into 10-12 pieces, and the other is a smaller variant made with the same homemade batter.
Although the red bean pancake was not named in the title of the shop, it deserves as much attention as the leading star(peanut pancake). Frankie cuts up blocks of homemade red bean paste and adds a chunky piece to every pancake. The red bean paste was not overly sweet and was a heavenly combination with the soft and warm pancakes. So good!
Last, but definitely not least, the mixed pancakes. Featuring the best of both worlds, the mixed pancake is filled with peanuts and the lovely red bean paste. The best part? This pancake is $1 too!!! Frankie stays true to his $1 pancake rule and will not increase the price. BRB, editing my list of Top 10 Mian Jian Kuehs in Singapore. I’ve got to make sure Frankie’s Peanut Pancake is on it.
Every day, Frankie wakes up early in the morning to prepare his Mian Jian Kueh. Despite the long hours, Frankie wears a smile all day long. Frankie has not only shown me great pancakes, but his great attitude has taught me a great deal as well. Be sure to stop for a pancake, and Frankie’s signature smile, when you are here!
Frankie's Peanut Pancake
Address: 121 Telok Ayer Street, Singapore 068590
Phone: 9849 9056
Opening Hours: Mon to Fri, 8am to 4pm
MissTamChiak.com made an anonymous visit and paid its own meal at the stall featured here.