Saturday, August 30, 2014

Paddington House of Pancakes

After collecting my Color Run (it's tomorrow!!!) race pack last weekend at City Square Mall, I convinced the parents to give us a treat at Paddington House of Pancakes (PHOP) hehe! I've heard lots of good reviews about it, and all the decadent-looking pancakes plastered over advertisement boards around City Square Mall whenever I go there for lunch with the Nav people had landed PHOP on my list of to-try places! Boy, was I excited to finally get the chance to try it!

We already had lunch at the food court (the Thai stall at the food court is THE BEST please go try it!!! especially the omelette rice!!!), so we zoomed straight into the desserts upon receiving the menu. Good thing, that, since there are 101 pancake choices in the menu! After much deliberating, we settled for the Treasure Pot ($15) and the Chocolate Roll ($13).

The Chocolate Roll was absolutely amazing!!! I loved how the pancakes were rolled up (min jiang kueh style) into a Chocolate Roll will peanut butter, chocolate sauce, Oreo crumbs and nuts. To say that the chefs were generous with the ingredients would be a gross understatement, as each forkful was bursting with chocolate-peanut-butter-y goodness. The chocolate ice-cream and strawberries were unnecessary but a welcome addition.

The Treasure Pot comprised of dollar pancakes mixed with assorted fruits such as peaches, longans, strawberries and bananas, with a scoop of vanilla ice-cream to top it all off. The pancakes were really cute and easy to eat at first, but it did get rather jelat after a while, especially after all the ice-cream and fruits were gone. The pancakes at the base were basically normal, dry, plain pancakes which started to become a chore to finish. I don't think this justifies the price paid for it, but dollar pancakes are always fun to eat, so you might want to opt for the other dollar pancake pots available!

Overall, I had a good experience at PHOP and wouldn't mind coming again (for that Chocolate Roll, yes a thousand times over!!!) It is also a fun way to learn more about the origins of the pancake and also its different variations across the globe (pannekoeks, American stacks, poffertjes, blitzes, galettes etc. etc.!) Oh yes, the waiting time could be a bit long since all their pancakes are flipped upon order! But trust me, it's well worth the wait :-)

Paddington House of Pancakes
180 Kitchener Road
City Square Mall
Singapore 208539
Tel: 6612 9029
10.30am-10.30pm daily

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