Paddington House of Pancakes is currently having the Round-the-world Lunch Set for RM13.80++. Since we were in 1 Utama and didn’t know where else to eat, I got Shum to try this with me. There are 8 set choices available, and they each come with your choice of beverage (long black, flat white, hot tea, ice lemon tea and soft drinks) and dessert (mini dollar pancake sundae).Apart from the Treasure Box, I have never tried the other pancakes from Paddington. Undecided, I chose the set that looked most appealing (to me) from the picture and description.Shum chose the Brussels Set and got herself a long black. My flat white lacked distinct coffee flavour and tasted rather insipid. Luckily, they agreed to make me a new one. I like the ambiance (only in 1 Utama) because the place has a lovely view of the rainforest. Plus, it’s away from the shopping crowd so it’s a nice place to chat.The Brussels Set comprises of bacon, onions, mozzarella, sunny side-up, baked beans and guacamole on top of a 10″ buckwheat galette. The galette was paper thin, crispy at the sides but sadly, rather bland. It gets the flavours from the bacon stripes and stringy cheese. I thought this was better than my set, but Shum said she wouldn’t eat this again. It looked good from the picture, but the Tokyo Set fell short in taste. Grilled chicken thigh topped with tomato based gravy, ham and mozzarella, it came with a side of mashed potatoes and rolled pannekoek. The chicken was tough and dry at the sides. While the gravy and cheese gave it more flavour, it was far from great. The rolled pannekoek resembled a “popiah” with lots of lettuce. This tasted bland, and so did the mashed potatoes.Dessert on the other hand was a pleasant affair. Fluffy pancakes with creamy vanilla ice cream and strawberry jam, we enjoyed every spoonful!
*Dollar pancakes (also known as Poffertjes) are a traditional Dutch treat usually served with powdered sugar and butter.
Our lunch cost RM31.95 inclusive of 5% tax and 10% service charge. While the mains failed to impress, I wouldn’t mind returning for their desserts.
Price: 7.5/10 (lunch set), 6/10 (ala carte)
Taste: 5.5/10 (mains), 8/10 (dessert)
Verdict: I’d stick to their desserts from now on.
G363, Ground Floor Rainforest,
1 Utama Shopping Centre
03 7722 3206