They might eat more pancakes than maybe anyone else on the planet, but the Dutch aren’t really big on brunch (a slice of spice cake or toast typically does it). But Torontonians sure are, which is why Borrel chef Justin Go adapted many of his ancestral homeland’s native dishes for a weekend-only brunch menu. The crepe-like pannenkoeken (typically eaten at lunch or dinner) comes topped with thick curls of bacon and grated cheese ($13). Kipcorn, the Dutch answer to chicken nuggets, is recast as a cornflakecrusted patty perched atop housemade waffles ($14.50) and drizzled with Dutch stroop (not maple syrup – accept no substitutes).
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