Feb 28, 2019
I can't count the amount of times over the last 18 years that I have missed Pancake Tuesday, because it isn't a thing here in Japan. Due to the time difference with Ireland, its normally the morning of Ash Wednesday that I realise - from posts on Facebook - that I had once again missed it.
So for the last few years, I remind myself every February to look up the date of pancake Tuesday. This year it is March 5th - this coming Tuesday. I am culturally a Christian, Irish Catholic to be specific. Pancake Tuesday or Shrove Tuesday as we call it at home, is a favourite annual custom with kids back home in Ireland. I have tried to pass it on to my own kids, in our own expat adapted way, so that they can keep abreast of the traditions back home while we are living abroad.
As I am not a cook and a disaster in the kitchen, we usually go out for Pancake Tuesday. Usually to one of the Kona's Coffee which have some of the best pancakes around (pictured above). However, they are quite different to the pancakes I grew up which are more like the pancakes in the picture at the top of the post. Will you be celebrating Pancake Tuesday 2019? Will you make your own pancakes or eat out? Have you any pancake houses to recommend?
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