Wednesday, November 03, 2010

Paddington House of Pancakes (PHOP) Queensbay, Penang

You know how some eating establishment tend to give you this intimidating entrance? PHOP always gives me that kind of impression. Hey, I have a thin wallet mmkay? So when I saw their tea set promotion for only RM 7.90++ , I jump at the chance to dine there! The promotion came at the right time too - I had promised my friend for a meal here and I wanted to clear my "debts" before I leave Penang for good. hehe

I love the interior. Simple yet very classy with a slight Victorian touch. To top that up, it was a weekday afternoon so we pretty much had the place for ourselves. The only problem was that I am not (and won't be!) romantically involved with my dining partner! Lol

Their menu is extensive. Endless list of very tempting and alluring pancakes (sweet or savoury, you name it they've got it!) on this large and heavily colored laden book.

Since I was there for their tea set, my options were narrowed. If my memory served me right, there should be about five choices of pancakes and drinks to choose from.

For myself, I had the Pot of Gold and it was absolutely good! Dollar sized pancakes, with a scoop of vanilla ice cream, then top with marshmallows and crushed peanut on drizzled chocolate sauce. Nothing could really go wrong when everything sinful comes together eh?

My weakness is maple syrup and PHOP is definitely generous with it. Mad love!

My friend went for the Strawberry Swirl. It's basically just pancakes with added caramelized strawberries plus a scoop of ice cream as sides. Does not require much science to whip this up. Heh. Taste wise, it was just alright.

I've always love my pancakes coupled with a good cup of coffee so for drinks, I ordered the flat white for myself. It was nicely brewed with perfect ratio of micro foam milk. True enough, the coffee beans used was not of high quality, but who am I to complaint if taken into consideration the price I pay?

The friend went for ice lemon tea. Boring. haha!

I'm not sure when the promotion ends, but do drop by PHOP yea? On top of the good pancakes, they have excellent service as well! Chef Mel highly recommends!

p/s : Pancake never fails to remind me of ahbing!! Remember the heart shaped pancake I made for him last year? Haha. and so I am dedicating this post to him! :D


Ahbing said...

You're mentioning this post!

:D :D :D

Melanie said...

Ahbing : yeah! hahaha <3333 hahaha!!!

Huai Bin said...

I love this chain too - especially their savory pancakes. :)

melmonica said...

Gorgeous pics! I've been wanting to go there like forever but never got the chance to! *hrmph

Melanie said...

Huai Bin : The savory pancakes sure look VERY tempting from the menu! :D

Melmonica : You should! At least before the tea set promotion ends :)

SandraC said...

i'm so hungry waiting for dinner and i clicked this page!!
omg...dying of hunger! been wanting to go PHOP a long time but no frens are interested in going with me..sighz
nice layout change btw!!

Melanie said...

Sandra : Ask Jess! Hahahha weyyyyhhh my layout change lama sudah ler?

Jess said...

my pancakes were nice ok! hehehehe!
ya sandra let's go! i think the promotion is ongoing :D

Melanie said...

Jess : yerrrrrr.. i also wannna go!

Shirly said...

your photos are nice... ;) what model of camera you use?

Melanie said...

Shirly : Thanks! I'm using an old Sony Cybershot T-100!