Sikko’s Pannekoeken Huis is a restaurant and pancake house located on the main street in Hahndorf. Well known for their 13 inch Dutch pancakes, they’ve cleverly integrated them with a variety of recipes from around the world. Of course, it’s not just about pancakes, they also have a good selection of Dutch and Asian dishes that have been created to tantalise your taste buds. Adelaide Food Central was invited to sample some of their dishes today. All food and drink were provided free of charge.
With Asian dishes commonly available, we found ourselves starting off with some of the Dutch dishes. First was the Broodje Kroket, a deep fried Dutch veal ragout croquette in a mini white bun served with mayonnaise and mustard. The croquette had a dark brown crunchy coating and the inside revealed portions of well seasoned veal. This was well balanced by the tangy mayonnaise and pungent flavour of the mustard.
Next was the Frikandel Speciaal, a long skinless dark coloured deep fried meat sausage served with Dutch mayonnaise, curry ketchup and chopped raw onions. This dish is perfect for those cutting down on carbohydrates. The sausage was juicy and well seasoned. The curry ketchup provided a bit of heat which was further enhanced by the raw onion.
The Bitterballen are rump steak balls coated in a layer of breadcrumbs. Inside the dark brown crunchy exterior were tender, succulent portions of steak. The combination of mayonnaise and mustard added plenty of depth to the dish.
For mains, I had the Hickory Spare Ribs. The ribs were tender and succulent, and full of rich smokey flavours. The chips were crunchy on the outside, and soft and fluffy in the centre. The salad was fresh and crisp with a perfect amount of vinaigrette dressing. An outstanding dish.
My friend ordered the Singaporean Roti Prata which are flakey pancakes served with chicken curry. I was fortunate enough to try some of the chicken curry and thought it was well executed. The curry sauce was mild but the flavours were well infused into the chicken.
For dessert, we had the Berry Delicious. If you remove the icing sugar and cream, this could be classified as a healthy dessert. Sitting on top of a soft, delicate pancake were generous amounts of sweet blueberries and strawberries. Bright, simple and delicious.
For some truly decadent, we had the Nuts About Chocolate. There’s nothing healthy about this but it was so good! The combination of chocolate chips, crushed peanuts and a cut up snickers bar were a real treat. A generous drizzling of chocolate sauce only helped raise the sugar levels up a notch. It tastes as good as it looks!
We certainly had an enjoyable experience today and learnt a bit more about Dutch food, which is not very common in Adelaide. Adelaide Food Central would like to thank everyone at Sikko’s Pannekoeken Huis for their hospitality. With delicious pancakes and a good selection of Dutch and Asian dishes, just about everybody is covered.
For something different in Hahndorf, this place is well worth a visit.
WHERE: Shop 3, 13-15 Mount Barker Rd, Hahndorf