Thanis Lim

All Rounder Chef and Food Journalist

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Brunei Restaurant Review: Paddington House of Pancakes Gadong Branch

Paddington House of Pancakes has recently opened up their second branch in Gadong – located next to McDonalds. It is currently in it’s soft opening stage – and I had the chance to check out the delicious dishes from their soft opening launch menu. I must say – it’s almost a new menu – quite different from their first branch. So if you’re expecting a copy of the first branch, you’re in for a surprise!

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Imagine my excitement when I first saw these ~~ first let’s take a look at the restaurant look and feel ~~

 

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Located just next to McDonald’s Gadong and facing the Mall, it is indeed a great location not only for the locals but will definitely attract quite a lot of tourists.

 

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While the new Gadong branch is not as spacious as the first branch in Berakas – it does have a cosy feel and lovely ambiance.

 

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Gotta love the cute cartoons on the walls ~~~

 

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One of their new signature drinks are these ice cube drinks ~~ here’s the coffee iced cubes, in which you pour the milk and let the ice cubes melt to flavour your drink. One of the most annoying things about iced drinks is that when the ice melts, they tend to dilute your drink ~~ so you tend to drink it quicker ~~ not these drinks though ~~ as your ice melts ~~ it flavours the drink even more! You can request for syrup to adjust your sweetness ~~

 

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Oooo yes ~~~ the coffee ice cubes will melt and flavour your drink ~~ instead of diluting it! They have tea ice cubes too for Iced Milk Teas!

 

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A beautiful berry ice cube drink! Strawberries and blueberries iced tea!

 

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I find this drink quite refreshing because the tea is not sweetened. You can always request for syrup to sweeten it but I’m happy just letting the ice melt to flavour my tea ~~ hu hu hu ~~

 

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Here’s orange ice cubes version too! Man~~ thirst quenching goodness!

 

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At the moment, the Gadong branch will not be serving your favourite savoury pancakes but the good news is that you will see their new additions: Waffles waffles waffles!

 

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Waffles are a wonderful addition to their menu and it’s only currently available at the Gadong branch. They have a range of savoury and sweet selections to choose from ~~

 

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Love chicken and waffles? Try their fried chicken waffle sandwich! Crispy fried chicken with cheesy sauce served with waffles ~~ and a side of their PHOP chips drizzled with honey and chili flakes! #chickenandwaffles

 

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If you like a healthier version – they have grilled chicken with waffles, served with avocado pesto! What’s special about this one is that the waffles are stuffed with bits of cream cheese and cranberries! I must say it works really well with the chicken and pesto! The Cranberry Waffles Sandwich!

 

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I must admit I am quite fond of their Wasabi Tuna Mayo Waffle Sandwich ~~ I’m a bit bias because I like a bit of kick from the wasabi ~~ oooh my ~~ #lovewasabi

 

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Have you ever wondered if you can have a gorgeous waffle bun burger? Your prayers have been answered! PHOP Gadong Branch serves chicken, beef or lamb burgers sandwiched by waffles ~~ served with a side salad and cheesy fries! #waffleburger #omg

 

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If you love salmon and eggs for breakfast – then you must look out for their waffles with smoked salmon with special chipotle sauce, sunny side up egg and alfalfa sprouts! A great combination I dare say and it’s a comforting breakfast/brunch! #welovesalmon #eggporn #woohoowaffles

 

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Yes – you can still have your favourite Egg Carbonara Pasta from PHOP in this branch but there’s other new pastas you should try!

 

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Behold! The Chipotle creamy pasta that’s served with chicken katsu and shitake mushrooms with a shredded nori seaweed. Quite a unique combination and I dare say – it might overtake the carbonara as my favourite PHOP pasta dish! #fusionpasta

 

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Mussels and calamari with pesto sauce ~~ for those who love the strong flavour of herbs and garlic ~~

 

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Chicken and Asparagus pasta looks quite tempting don’t you think? #healthymeal #postworkoutmeal

 

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They also have galettes, which are savoury crepes. This is smoked salmon with mashed avocados, alfalfa sprouts, cheese and sunny side up egg, served with greens and apple salad ~~ served with buckwheat galettes ~~ hmmm ~~ healthy goodness I must say ~~ a feel good guilt free meal

 

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Pannekoek, or some call Dutch pancakes that are thinner ~ usually served with savoury ingredients ~~ this is the Porto ~~ I noticed a lot of people eating the Pannekoek like they are eating a pizza or slicing and tearing it bit by bit ~~ there’s actually a proper way to eat this ~~

 

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You usually roll them up like this and then slice them to share ~~ this way ~~ you get a good mix of the ingredients together with the pancake ~~ yum ~~ #foodtips

 

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Last but not least – the sweet dessert waffles! Now I must say this – YOU MUST try their dessert waffles. The original one here is good with just maple syrup ~~ crispy on the outside while light and fluffy! One of the best waffles I’ve tasted in Brunei #waffleporn #simplymusteat

 

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Of course ~ you can also have chocolate chip stuffed waffles with bananas and ice cream ~~

 

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or have their blueberry stuffed waffles served with strawberries ~~ oooh la la ~~~ now that’s a good Instagram picture! #foodporn #dessertporn

 

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Some more dessert porn~~ here’s the tiramisu waffle ~~~ a combination of original waffles and chocolate waffles ~~

 

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oh my black forest waffles! Chocolate waffles with sour cherries and ice cream ~~~

 

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They also have sweet galettes, crepes and pancakes on the house if you’re loyal to your love for pancakes and crepes!

 

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The Gadong branch currently doesn’t have as much choice as the Berakas branch yet as they are currently in their soft opening stage – if you miss any of your favourite PHOP items, you can still have them at the Berakas Branch where they have a kids section.

 

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  • Paddington House of Pancakes Gadong Branch

  • Unit 9, Block H, Ground Floor, Abdul Razak Complex, Gadong, Brunei Darussalam

  • Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei

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