Paddington House of Pancakes

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From the layout to the menu Paddington House of Pancakes (PHOP) in Gadong piques your curiosity, daring you to be a little bit adventurous and to try something new.

The layout of this restaurant tries to move away from Brunei’s typical look. The first set of seating is arranged for couples or small groups, catering to the in’n’out customers. It features a long banquette and smaller tables which makes it seem as though it is situated outdoors. You can also pick from a couple of tall round tables and chairs for those who wish to sit at the window and watch the world go by. Further on is the lounge style space with comfortable sofas for larger groups and beyond that the usual dining style tables and chairs. The chairs are mismatched as if to prove PHOP’s atypical concept.

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Photography by Riley Khoo

The menu reflects this same experimental philosophy. Denise wanted to reinvent pancakes in the minds of Bruneians as more than just a breakfast item. PHOP does this by making pancakes a breakfast, lunch, dinner and desert option, bringing a totally new diversity to this food. One way that PHOP brings this change to the menu is through its “eat around the world” concept.

PHOP’s menu offers dishes that take inspiration from Brussels to Mexico and everything in between. This appeals to a cosmopolitan crowd who are adventurous and wanting to try new ideas and new tastes. However, PHOP also caters to those looking for the simpler, more traditional items. As well as simple stacks of pancakes covered in maple syrup, we also found delicious favorites and savory treats like burgers, pizza, and wraps. Also offered are variations of traditional sweet stuff like tiramisu made out of stacks of chocolate and plain waffles with coffee cream cheese binding together the layers.

Paddington House of Pancakes in Gadong offers unconventional and creative dishes and a dining experience to excite and satisfy any palate.

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This article was published in the April 2015 issue of Inspire Living Magazine. Download it here!

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