"Three fluffy hotcakes prepared just the way they make 'em on the red-water moon in the Panna system. Served fresh off the robo-griddle with bantha butter and carbosyrup."
―The menu at Dex's Diner[1]

Panna cakes were a breakfast dish consisting of fluffy hotcakes that could be cooked on a robo-griddle. The cakes were served with bantha butter and carbosyrup, and optionally, ettel nuts or zoochberries could also be served with the dish.[1]

The cakes were made and eaten on[1] Panna Prime,[2] a moon in the Panna system. The eatery known as Dex's Diner on the planet Coruscant served Panna cakes as part of its breakfast menu. The Besalisk chef Dexter Jettster, who owned Dex's, sold the cakes for 4.5 credits[1] sometime prior to the diner's destruction during the first two years of the Galactic Empire's reign.[3] Adding ettel nuts or zoochberries cost an additional credit. In the menu for the diner, Jettster claimed that he made his Panna cakes just the way they were produced on in the Panna system.[1]

Behind the scenes[]

"At its most basic level, this thinking led to a number of puns—Panna cakes, Wol Cabasshews, Xizor salad, Sic-Six-layer cake, Tibanna split and Shili cheese dog among them—that are either inspired or stupid or both, depending on one's sense of humor."
―Gregory Walker[4]

Panna cakes were first mentioned in the 2009 StarWars.com Hyperspace-exclusive article "Dining at Dex's," written by Gregory Walker in the style of an in-universe menu.[1] In his StarWars.com blog, Walker stated that the dish's name was a pun, as "panna cake" is similar to[4] the real-world pancake.[5]


Notes and references[]

  1. 1.00 1.01 1.02 1.03 1.04 1.05 1.06 1.07 1.08 1.09 1.10 1.11 HyperspaceIcon.png Dining at Dex's on Hyperspace (article) (content removed from StarWars.com; backup link)
  2. HyperspaceIcon.png Xim Week: The History of Xim and the Tion Cluster on Hyperspace (article) (content removed from StarWars.com; backup link)
  3. The Last of the Jedi: Underworld states that Dex's Diner was destroyed by the Galactic Empire, and The Essential Reader's Companion places Underworld around 18 BBY. Since The New Essential Chronology states that the Empire was formed in 19 BBY, Dex's Diner was destroyed in either 19 BBY or 18 BBY.
  4. 4.0 4.1 StarWarsDotComBlogsLogoStacked.png "Dining at Dex's: The Story Behind the Story" – Narb Flick Created Leffingites, Gregory Walker's StarWars.com Blog (content now obsolete; archived from the original)
  5. Pancake. merriam-webster.com. Merriam-Webster. Archived from the original on September 17, 2021.

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