Full Paddington House Of Pancakes review: http://ivanteh-runningman.blogspot.sg/2015/02/paddington-house-of-pancakes.html
Established in 2004 in Malaysia, Paddington House Of Pancakes is a speciality pancake restaurant, named after Paddington, in London, England, where the Malaysian founders said they had the world's best pancakes. Also known as PHOP, at Paddington House Of Pancakes, you're spoilt for choice, with 100 different pancake recipes from more than 10 countries worldwide, the extensive menu makes deciding very difficult, and repeat visits are a must. For our Chinese New Year reunion dinner 2015, we decided to visit Paddington House Of Pancakes.
Ambience at Paddington House Of Pancakes is casual, resembling a modern diner. Brightly lit, with an open concept, and a simple, plain solid colour scheme. Comfy black booths line the wall, while the rest of the spacious interior is lined with functional, sleek looking modern furniture. Communal dining is highly encouraged, the majority of layout is designed for groups, as is the large portion sizes of most dishes.
Service at Paddington House Of Pancakes is very good. I like that staff are professional and welcoming, greeting diners upon entry. They're quick to seat you, and are knowledgable enough to make recommendations if the extensive menu overwhelms you. Waiting time for food is about 10 - 15 minutes, but at least all your orders are served almost together. I also like that staff came around to check on how our meal was going, and asked for feedback.
Food at Paddington House Of Pancakes incorporates pancakes into every dish. Type of pancakes varies, they offer American flapjacks, French crepes, Russian blinis, Dutch pannekoeken, and more. Freshly cooked to order, the pancakes are tasty, and rather authentic. Most of the 100 different recipes on the menu are named after a city, country, or ingredient which inspired it. Portion sizes are rather large, and more than sufficient for 1 person. Prices are comparable to other upper mid-range cafes, budget about SGD $28 per person for a meal here.
The Full Monty (SGD $16) features savoury pastrami, chicken chipolatas, and turkey bacon strips, sandwiched between stacks of classic American flapjacks, topped with 2 sunny side up eggs. Served with mashed potatoes, baked beans, and mushroom onion gravy on the side, this is a really filling savoury breakfast dish. The flapjacks are soft and fluffy, and rather thick in size, pretty good! The rest of the ingredients are cooked properly, but somewhat average in taste. Decent dish overall.
Loved The Monaco (SGD $19) for their crisp zucchini and onion pancakes, which still retain the freshness of the zucchini in each bite. Served with mashed potatoes, and grilled lamb shoulders alongside a mint yoghurt sauce. Worth ordering for the vegetable pancakes alone!