No.1 Pancake, Auckland, New Zealand

Savoury or sweet, made to order and cooked quickly to a golden crust on the hotplate, these chewy Korean pancakes are sold takeaway from a tiny kiosk on a street corner in Auckland city. We got there nice and early to beat the lunch queue and shared a ham, cheese and pineapple pancake for a deliciously cheap NZ$4. No wonder it’s a favourite greasy snack stop for the local university students. Thanks to TFP reader Virginie for the great tip – this one’s a real treasure. Do you have a favourite snack stop in your city?

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DSC_4030If I had the opportunity, I’d eat my way through the menu

We’d have eaten more than one shared pancake, but we were saving ourselves for afternoon tea at The Langham – that blog post coming soon.

Ham, pineapple and cheese pancake Ham, pineapple and cheese pancake


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No.1 Pancake
Lorne Street (corner Wellesley Street East)
Auckland, New Zealand
Open Monday to Friday 10am to 7pm
Saturday 11am to 6pm
Closed on Sundays

Auckland and Waiheke Island trip – blog series

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This trip to Auckland and Waiheke Island, New Zealand was planned by Jac and me. We paid for all meals, accommodation and activities; the exception was 1 x return premium economy flight Perth to Auckland, which I received at an Air New Zealand launch event last year. Everything I blog about the trip is based on our experiences and all opinions are ours.

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  • I’ll answer my own blog question: my current favourite snack stop is Saigon Bakery on Barrack St in Perth city – my go-to place for a spring roll or samosa. They do cheap boxed lunches too (rice or noodles) for $5.50.

  • Craig Hind

    Is this where the Adventure Time bacon song came from? :-)

    The pancake certainly looks good.

  • They sound great and for such a good price too, we need some of these in Sydney but not sure they’d be able to be so inexpensive.

  • Dea

    Goreng pisang or curry puffs from a stall at the hawker centre near my flat. This can only be a very occasional treat though, because it’s so unhealthy. Sometimes they have kueh keria (sweet potato donuts) and those are even better!

    • Dea, oh I loved goreng pisang growing up in Malaysia – my parents used to get us kids goreng pisang for lunch on Saturdays when Dad picked Mum up from work. It’s been a while since I have eaten fresh kuih keria – yummo!