Exceptionally airy, soft, and fluffy, Japanese pancakes can sometimes be a game-changing experience for those used to standard stacks. That's because the style of pancakes popularized at many chic Japanese cafes are actually soufflé pancakes, using whipped egg whites and different ingredients to achieve a silky rise. The fluffy pancakes have even been released in an instant steamed bun form.

Masayoshi Ishikawa, a veteran patissier with 27 years experience, including 8 years of training at the prestigious Hotel New Otani, knows that it's not so easy to whip up a batch of these perfect pancakes from scratch. That's why the expert sweets chef has a helpful YouTube channel that features a "Without Fail" series, where he guides viewers on how to bake such gourmet desserts with super easy to follow instructions!

Japanese Soufflé Pancake

The videos break everything down step-by-step in English, and have a soothing ASMR quality to them as well that will have your mouth watering. It's not just pancakes either, as Ishikawa shows off how to make a perfectly jiggly and delicious cheesecake.

Japanese Soufflé Cheesecake

And other fancy cakes and desserts as well!

Japanese Strawberry Sponge Cake