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March 18, 2009

Lunch Set @ Paddington House of Pancakes

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.

Ambiance: 8/10
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

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29 Responses

  1. SimpleGirl

    hmm….so, I shall check out their dessert ONLY. Thanks for sharing!

  2. Bangsar-bAbE

    I’m sure there are a few nice savoury pancakes available…as their menu is really extensive.

    But I do love the Treasure Box! Nyam nyam nyam! =D

  3. Sean

    i lurrrrrve paddington, but there are just toooo many choices on the menu. i once spent nearly 20 minutes with someone trying to decide what to order!

  4. foodbin

    too bad, but it sure looks inviting!

  5. sakaigirl

    Hmm, I wonder how the Mini Dollar Pancake Sundae taste like..drooling**

  6. WeBViDeOKLiP

    the price are not bad
    boleh try nie

  7. CWF

    Like your review…Good job..Keep writing…I will visit often

  8. fatboybakes

    hey, i pimped u, i hope u dont mind.

  9. sc

    i’ve tried a couple of their mains and sweets. some are ok, some are not. but i recalled that the dessert- pancakes with banana, choc sauce, choc ice cream and peanut butter (i think) was sinful and yummy :)

  10. Bangsar-bAbE

    Sean – Ya…flipping through the menu gives me a headache. =P

    foodbin – Yeah…a real pity. =( But who knows, you might like it better than I do!

    sakaigirl – There’s only one way to find out. ;)

  11. Bangsar-bAbE

    WeBViDeOKLiP – Bon Appétit!

    CWF – Thanks! Will do my best. =)

    fatboybakes – That's so very sweet of you! I'm so touched! >)

    sc – Mmmmhmmmm…the desserts are yummy!

  12. rokh

    agreed that the tokyo set fell short in compare to other stuff at PHOP. although i like the feel in one u, but i found the food fare better in the curve…or is it just me? :)

  13. J2Kfm

    wah … so cheap one!

    cz the Tokyo was about RM20-30 per serving if ala carte! the full form lah, i think slightly bigger portion.

    flat white=tasteless. hehe ..so aptly named.

  14. Bangsar-bAbE

    rokh – Hmmmm…I've never eaten in Paddington Curve, so I can't tell. =(

    J2Kfm – Cheap compared to the ala carte price. >)

    Yeah…portion was small! I felt hungry soon after. =S

  15. vkeong

    RM13.80 for a set lunch @ Paddington.. that’s seriously cheap if compared to my last meal there.. one ala carte dish easily exceeds RM30!

  16. "Joe" who is constantly craving

    i never went back ever since i saw them stuff things into the microoven..most of their stuff r reheated…so yuck!

  17. Bangsar-bAbE

    vkeong – It’s cheaper, but the ala carte portions are much more fulfilling.

    Joe – Hmmmm…that explains the tough and dry chicken!

  18. mimid3vils

    It’s cheap but too bad only available on weekday :(

  19. Bangsar-bAbE

    I guess they want the lunch crowd.

    Even with the promo, there were only 4 tables occupied including mine. *sigh…times are bad!*

  20. backStreetGluttons

    This Western set is quite typical of a casual office lunch in Big Shopping Malls or some upmarket shops near Business Centres & appeals to the cool, young and the hip, like BB and most probably BSG ( except we are the hot & the humid type )
    LOL !

  21. Bangsar-bAbE

    Uh huh..typical lunch sets. Teeheehee…hot & humid? =D

  22. Shell (貝殼)

    This lunch sets looks nice & worth for money.. but not available for weekend=.=

  23. Bangsar-bAbE

    It looks nicer than it tastes… =P

  24. worldwindows

    Stimulus lunch! The mains look very good. I like the ambiance and away from the maddening crowd. Maybe just desserts:)

  25. Bangsar-bAbE

    Yup…I love a peaceful and quiet lunch! =)

  26. ling239

    where is the chicken thigh ? o.O
    only chicken ham right ? >.<"

  27. Bangsar-bAbE

    It's underneath the chicken ham & cheese. >P

  28. thenomadGourmand

    I stil prefer the sweet ones!cos to me pancake r meant to be sweet! ;p
    but its true.their food not consistent laa..

  29. Bangsar-bAbE

    High five! >)

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