Paddington House of Pancakes @ Hartamas Shopping Center, Kuala LumpurAugust 23, 2008 | 2,216 views
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
Location : Paddington House of Pancakes @ G20, Hartamas Shopping Centre, No 60, Jln Sri Hartamas 1, Kuala Lumpur.