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Saturday, August 23, 2008

Paddington House of Pancakes @ Hartamas Shopping Center, Kuala Lumpur

Phew.... Spent a night in Taiping yesterday, and went to Tao Cuisine for the first time. Did it live up to the hype? Was the RM50/pax buffet worth travelling THAT far til Juru? Well, wait for it, as for now, I'm too fatigued to transfer and arrange my photos. =P

TOKYO - Grilled Chicken thigh, tomatoes, chicken ham, oyster mushrooms, mozzarella, served with rolled pannekoek, and mashed potatoes (RM18.50)

Back to KL post again. Yes, I'm indecisive. Alternating between new and old photos, and Ipoh and KL food, somehow there's an urge to recommend this place to everyone who's a fan of pancakes, that is, IF you've never been to Paddington House of Pancakes before. Doubtful, if you're staying in KL, as they have branches in most major shopping complexes.

A closer look at the TOKYO (that's the name for the pancake, not the country it is from)

A highly recommended item, from KCA who had been there before, and lukimoto who was my dining companion for the evening. She being a food enthusiast herself, was raving about the rolled pannekoek, a type of Dutch pancake wrapping some lettuce (I think it was lettuce), more than the grilled chicken and ham, thus, made up her mind to order the TOKYO.

Hmm, the grilled chicken thigh was a tad dry, and the texture resembled chicken breast, topped with tomato paste and mozzarella cheese, which unfortunately was not as tasty as the description in the menu had me believed. The rolled pannekoek on the other hand, delivers a crunchy, and healthy alternative to the run-of-the-mill sides of salad or coleslaw.

MEXICAN DOUBLE BURGER - Double beef patties with lettuce, pineapple rings, guacamole, grilled cheddar, gherkins and fries (RM27.50)

First of all, the menu's VERY extensive, covering practically anything and everything possibly created with pancakes, and then some. Needless to say, we were having a tough time making our decision, and sad to say, the waiter was NOT of much assistance.

But we pulled through, and picked the Mexican Double Burger, for the sake of appeasing the fast-food junkies in us,plus the gorgeous photo of the burger in the menu was enticing, though we did not expect to witness the same appetizing look in real form.

Serving's HUMOUNGOUS. Some dishes are best for sharing, really.

Pleasantly surprised by the burger. Stacked to the sky, with two thick, juicy beef patties. Trust me, Carl's JR, Wendy's, Burger King, TGI Friday's and even McDonald's burgers do not come close to these babies. Grilled to perfection, literally, and sandwiched between their famous soft, fluffy pancakes sprinkled with sesame seeds (to mimic Big Macs I suppose?). You can choose chicken over beef, but I see no reason for it, unless your religion forbids.

Two FAT, GREASY thumbs up for the burger, albeit none for the fries. They were a bit soggy, and lost the crisp, though thicker cut of potatoes were used.

Maple Baked Mixed Fruits (Peaches, Plum, Pineapple, Strawberries, Blueberries) & Ice Cream Oven-Baked Puff Pancakes (RM23.50)

Paddington's running a promotion right now. For purchases of over RM50, you're entitled to order ONE dessert pancake at 50% off!!! And trust me, their dessert pancakes cover a whole lotsa selections, and we cracked our heads trying to pick one. Of course, paying HALF-PRICE for a pancake sounds orgasmically-alluring, thus we tried to pick the most EXPENSIVE option available. Muahaha ...

And we did not come out disappointed. Served warm in a pan, the pancake was soft, fluffy and crisp at the crust (think pizzas), with toppings of mixed fruits, and vanilla ice cream. For an extra RM5, you can opt for drizzles of fruit liquer. Suffice to say, the desserts ended our dinner on a high note.

Promotion of 50% off desserts with orders of over RM50, available on weekdays only

Location : Paddington House of Pancakes @ G20, Hartamas Shopping Centre, No 60, Jln Sri Hartamas 1, Kuala Lumpur.


Anonymous said...

Last week was at KL and Sri Hartamas Shopping Centre crept up because we saw a book sale there....but not sure where's this place.

THe pancakes version of everything that goes with it is so temptingly nice and even the Mexican burger beats Carls Jnr, must have been really good.

Anonymous said...

Well, I know what I'm having for brunch tomorrow (even without the 50% discount as it's the weekend).

Something about pancakes that just satisfies a craving badly... :)

Ciki said...

we love this place! but with all those pancakes, it can get really rather filling.. not for lunch if u wanna stay awake throughout the meeting! lol, but great for the weekend.. lunch followed by siasta!

Little Inbox said...

Wah, the Mexican Double Burger stack up so high, how to bite on it ler? Hehe...

J2Kfm said...

jencooks : yeah, so many choices, we were practically spoilt for one. be it sweet, or savoury, I'm sure there's something for everyone?

life for beginners : yup, sweet, reliable pancakes.

cumi & ciki : haha ... true true. cant imagine pigging out here, then attending a boring meeting after. snooze-fest...

little inbox : good question. make a wild guess. :)

Lingzie said...

i love this place. and i noticed that they have changed their menu to include lots of new items! the dessert pancake you guys had looks amazing!

wmw said...

Yes, the pancakes do look as good as the pics on the menu!

Anonymous said...

I'm one of those who never been to PHP yet.

J2Kfm said...

lingzie : yup, and be sure there are a lot more options dessert-wise!

wmw : not only looks good, but taste good, and portion quite big as well.

jason : so, when do WE go? =P

Shell (貝殼) said...

i still don't have the chance to try out at Paddington pancake~~Must go one day^^

J2Kfm said...

shell : yup, if you're in KL, Paddington's probably a stone's throw away! :)

HairyBerry said...

there's this sampler plate that i lurve cos one can literally taste some of the best flavours this house has to offer...long time din go already though..hehehe

J2Kfm said...

nic, sampler plate for one? or meant to be shared? their serving's quite generous!

Kent Fo said...

omg...i want to try the last pancakes look greats and attracting!!!