Pancakes, flapjacks, griddlecakes — whatever you call them, they’re the cornerstone of an American breakfast. There also are variations worldwide, from French crepes to Slavic blins. We’ve scoured the metro to find the best traditional pancakes and a few variations of the breakfast classic.
— By Devon Green, photos by Mark Hancock and Shannon Cornman
Himalayas Aroma of India
705 N. Moore Ave., Moore
What works: Exotic food served in a pleasant atmosphere.
What needs work: If there must be beef on the menu, cook it low and slow.
Tip: Come prepared to be overwhelmed with choices.
Cinco de Mayo is right around the corner. Why not liven up your table with one of these fresh, locally made salsas? They’re great if you like to feel superior to your fellow revelers with what you can handle or you just like to give those corn chips some pep. Find these at places like the Oklahoma State University-Oklahoma City Farmers Market and Urban Agrarian.
— By Devon Green, photos by Shannon Cornman
Naylamp Peruvian Restaurant
2106 SW 44th St.
What works: The friendly staff and authentic food give guests a true Peruvian experience.
What needs work: The small restaurant is kind of difficult to spot.
Tip: The choritos a la chalaca are a must-try for seafood fans.