Pinoy Hotcake

It looks like the typical pancake served right out of McDonald’s breakfast menu but Filipinos call it more appropriately as “hotcakes” because they are best consumed when hot.

Basted with margarine and sprinkled with white sugar, Pinoy hotcakes are often sold at streetside stalls on markets, near schools and other densely-populated areas.

In case you wish to try one at home — or start a small street food business — here’s the receipe.


  • 4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons baking powder
  • 2 cups milk
  • 8 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon yellow food coloring

Cooking Procedure:

  1. Mix all ingredients except butter and margarine
  2. Beat thoroughly
  3. Heat margarine on a pan
  4. Place 1/3 cup of mixed ingredients on a pan then cover and leave for a minute
  5. Turn it up side down and leave for half a minute
  6. Remove from heat
  7. Put margarine and sprinkle white sugar on top