Sunday, January 04, 2009

Paddington Pancakes

My youngest sister Melanie, celebrated her birthday in late November but it was only last weekend that I got her birthday gift. This birthday, she wanted a new pair of Nike shoes so we visited Cineleisure earlier in the afternoon for a little shoe shopping before heading to Paddington at The Curve for some pancakes later. B and I had not eaten the whole morning, so we were pretty hungry by then.

It's been a while since we visited Paddington, which B and I love by the way. What we find most appealing about this restaurant is the fact that it serves savoury pancakes. Breaking away from the traditional sweet pancakes we are all well accustomed to, Paddington dishes up unique and delicious savoury pancakes as well. Initially, we were quite apprehensive about ordering a savoury pancake but after having a taste, we were truly, madly and deeply hooked! Savoury pancakes from Paddington are the best. You have to try it at least once. Otherwise you'll be missing out on one of the most delicious delights ever!

The menu at Paddington is really extensive. It usually takes us 10 minutes just to browse through the menu, eagerly hoping to discover new menu items or simply admiring the unique pancakes and other delicious meals available. Not only can you savour mouth-watering desserts, the savoury pancake sets also make hearty & healthy meals for your dining pleasure. From sweet and savoury American pancakes and Dutch Pannekoek (pann-ne-kook are 12" thin pancakes mainly served for lunch or dinner) to Pancake Burgers and Blintzes (fried pancakes with fillings), you will be spoiled for choice. Each dish looks and sounds delicious, it's plain difficult to settle on one! ;)

As usual I found myself immersed in the menu, exclaiming delight at all the new menu items I'm tempted to try. This is my usual routine. Every time we're on our way to a favourite restaurant, I'd tell B I'm going to be adventurous by choosing an entirely new dish, one I've not had before. When we get to the restaurant, I'd pore through the menu carefully, voicing out my delight at this and that. I'd go for the most exotic-sounding item while B prefers to play it safe with something he has tried before and loved. The conversation ends with B reminding me how I usually end up disappointed whenever I decide to be adventurous and me ordering the same old favourite, which in this case is the picture below.

As expected, Full Monty was delicious that night. Chipolatas, beef bacon, beef pepperoni, mozzarella, sunny side up, mashed potatoes, baked beans and guacamole. I especially love the brown gravy that comes with the mashed potato. With bits of mushroom and delightfully gooey and thick in texture, I have no complaint whatsoever aside from the portion it comes in. Paddington can afford to be more generous with their brown sauce.

Just looking at these sinfully delicious pictures is enough to add 10 pounds to me, which is a no-no for Mariuca who's constantly on a diet or at least tries to be LOL! This year, with the New Year bells still ringing in the air, I've decided to get a little help from diet pills. Worry not for they're safe for consumption
and hopefully will aid me in the effective weight loss plan I have in mind.

I guess I also have to forgo all these yummy restaurants for now and be content with pictures only. Perhaps my other friends who would like to shed off some of the holiday weight we unintentionally put on over the last few weeks celebrating Christmas and New Year can check out this recommendation as well. Good luck dieters! I think it will take more than luck for me to stick to my diet this time, hence the diet pill support!

The birthday girl went home later that night, content with her new blue Nikes and a full satisfied tummy. Happy Birthday Mel, we love you! :)


bluecrystaldude January 04, 2009 5:54 PM

YEAH BEBEH! haha.. LJ must be sleeping right now. Hehehehe

bluecrystaldude January 04, 2009 5:56 PM

Okay, now off to read the post. I saw a really sweet girl at the end of this post. Hehehe

bluecrystaldude January 04, 2009 6:01 PM

Oh gosh, your younger sister is the younger version of you! Okay, that sound weirdly funny. Haha. Of course she looks like you. After all, you guys are sharing the same genetics *if anyone doesn't know how Genetic works or want to know more about genetic, do let me know. I love the subject!*

LadyJava January 04, 2009 6:04 PM

hhahaha.. congrats Blue.. not asleep only baru skg got the alert!!

Ok am off to read the!

LadyJava January 04, 2009 6:11 PM

OMG! GP.. sedapsnya everything looks.. where is this place.. mouth watering ni.. eh payu ke ni??

bluecrystaldude January 04, 2009 6:19 PM

Okay first about the shoe. I am eye-ing a new shoe for myself too. "Eye-ing" in the sense that I am gonna ask my dad to pay for it. I think I will buy, or in the correct term, ask my dad to buy me an Onitsuka Tiger or if my mood is good, I might want to choose the new Nike shoe.Hehe. Buying shoes every year is part of my family tradition. And since buying it on my own is a tad expensive (rm500-600 for a pair of shoe), my parents are usually buying it for me. It's good to have an understanding parents. hehehe

bluecrystaldude January 04, 2009 6:22 PM

And now about the food: I am all for trying something new. Anything that sound fancy is worth trying. Hehe. Of course it's only when I am going out with my closed friends or family. If am going out with a girl that I intend to impress, I usually order the safest menu. Hehe

bluecrystaldude January 04, 2009 6:24 PM

Haha LJ.. The weather is so soothing here in Penang. It's a good weather for sleeping. Haha

Mariuca January 04, 2009 6:24 PM

Blue! Congrats for being FC!

Hmmm must figure out a new way to recognize my TC here la, now that widget gone kaput! ;)

Mariuca January 04, 2009 6:25 PM

Oh no, LJ is on the loose now, how to be ur FC ni he heading out soon too, for sure LJ will be chopping away without me! Cepat la buat new post Blue! :):):)

Mariuca January 04, 2009 6:26 PM

Thanks HaaziQ! Mel is my youngest sister so we tend to pamper her he he! :):):)

LadyJava January 04, 2009 6:27 PM

hahaha GP.. yeah LJ is I'm still dropping GG card.. you dah habis your round ke?

Mariuca January 04, 2009 6:27 PM

Ha ha, ye ke HaaziQ? Actually, Mel looks most like my first sister, Ann. Mel is 19 btw. :)

Mariuca January 04, 2009 6:29 PM

Morning LJ! Oh this place is at the Curve, next time u all gi TTDI, drop by la since dah dekat dah tu. :)

Oh I'm sure you're gonna be konpius like me, what to eat cause all so YUMS and interesting! :):):)

Mariuca January 04, 2009 6:31 PM

LJ? Payu?? Muahahhahahahahaha, don't la joke so early in the "morning" dearie, Payu kan rejeksi I over and over he he!!! Payu it seems! LOL! :):):)

Anyway I have not resubmitted Mariuca, should I buat muka tak malu and try again? Oso wan to ask u, for Payu u have to accept anything they give is it? Cannot reject if u don like the topic? ;)

Mariuca January 04, 2009 6:32 PM

Ha ha ha Blue! Shoes are pretty expensive these days, dat's why it's a great birthday pressie for my sister he he! And lucky you to have such doting parents. ;)

LadyJava January 04, 2009 6:33 PM

Well now is the best time for you to apply coz own domain and PR3.. mesti dia dgn segera accept you.. but yeah.. you cannot reject any offers.. once it's on your list you have to do all.. or else lama2 nanti they would "tendang" you lah.. coz we have been warned..when we were accepted into the program.. so something you might want to consider before applying.. but income is good lah.. coz always got jobs :)

Mariuca January 04, 2009 6:35 PM

Wah Blue ada GF is it? He he!! Yeah, I love trying out new restaurants, but selalu disappointed...cause not all new restaurants are good, so when I review it here, that means Mariuca is satisfied and happy! :):):)

Mariuca January 04, 2009 6:37 PM

Blue, it's gloomy and rainy here, dat's why baru je "Good Morning" for me. Was a good day to sleep in today.

Am off for dinner soon, see ya! :)

Mariuca January 04, 2009 6:38 PM

LJ, me tak start round lagi, but my first drop was at ur Money blog! :) Will prob do some drops after dinner, now still waking up ni. Happy dropping! :)

Mariuca January 04, 2009 6:41 PM

LJ, I will seriously take that into consideration, cause u know I can't post daily, me so slow mah! Thanks for the info.

This one from tiga p btw, and there's another one but I cant chop cause kena buat interim. Wan to watch Boldie and PB tonight. ;)

LadyJava January 04, 2009 6:51 PM

Yihaa.. my money blog? awesome.. did you see the PR plugin.. bestlah.. I like :)

Ohhh tiga p... wah mesti banyak offer for you kan.. ahh.. i used to remember those times for me.. sob sob!

Mariuca January 04, 2009 7:04 PM

I saw the plug in LJ, mmg cool!

Ok la tiga p, so far got some new ones, lucky me! But ur other blogs all good PR what, cuma LJL and LLP je takde right? :)

PS. How many days Payu gives for opp?

LadyJava January 04, 2009 7:15 PM

they prefer own domain and pr lah GP.. oh well.. takper sabar jer lah.. dun make me open up another!!

payu normally gives you due date about one week.. but sometimes they give one shot so you really can space out lah.. like me.. only somtimes i lazy.. itu yg kluar one shot!

Mariuca January 04, 2009 7:26 PM

LJL own domain kan? Anyway, hang in there, for sure get PR soon!

One week for Payu, sounds interesting la but still not sure if I can commit to take all, no rejection.

LOL! I notice ur one shot moments LJ! ;)

Mariuca January 04, 2009 7:41 PM

Thanks Bendz, Happy 2009 to you as well! :)

Anonymous,  January 04, 2009 10:00 PM

Happy Belated Birthday to Mel

eastcoastlife January 04, 2009 10:21 PM

Happy Birthday Mel!
She's adorable. :)

eastcoastlife January 04, 2009 10:22 PM

The menu looks good! I have yet to visit The Curve even though I go to KL quite often. There's even a Cineleisure! We have one in Singapore.

Mariuca January 05, 2009 12:08 AM

Thank you TH, I'll be sure to send ur birthday wish Mel's way! :):):)

Mariuca January 05, 2009 12:09 AM

Thanks ECL, Mel is the youngest and the most adorable! :):):)

Mariuca January 05, 2009 12:11 AM

Wah u jet-setting woman u ECL, flying all over the place lol... oh u must try Paddington on ur next visit okay? Order the savoury pancake! :):):)

adskinetics January 05, 2009 12:38 AM

Happy birthday to Melanie, hope that you loved the pair of shoes you received from your sister...

Monica January 05, 2009 4:48 AM

oh I didn't know you've another lovely sister ;-)

Happy Belated Birthday to Mel!

Monica January 05, 2009 4:53 AM

I've been to Paddington @ One Utama. their grilled lamb was a little tough..

Monica January 05, 2009 4:56 AM

the Full Monty looks YUM! YUM! I'll try that next time ;-)

Speedcat Hollydale January 05, 2009 5:02 AM

I want THAT food for my next birthday ... WOW!!!!

Happy Birthday to Mel :-)

Mariuca January 05, 2009 8:06 AM

Thanks Sir Aylon, my sister loved the shoes so YAY! :):):)

Mariuca January 05, 2009 8:07 AM

Thanks for the belated wish Mon, I have 3 sisters actually! :)

Mariuca January 05, 2009 8:07 AM

I don't eat lamb actually, and after what u said here, I'll def keep my distance, thanks Monica! :):):)

Mariuca January 05, 2009 8:08 AM

Mon, try the Full Monty, u will love it I think. It really is my fave thing on the menu, B's as well! ;)

Mariuca January 05, 2009 8:09 AM

LOL! Glad u enjoyed the feast here Eric and thanks for the birthday wish YAY! :):):)

Grandy January 05, 2009 9:02 AM

Happy Birthday to Marzie's adorable kid sister, Mel!!!!

Grandy January 05, 2009 9:02 AM

What a cute sister, and a cute pic indeed!!!

Grandy January 05, 2009 9:03 AM

I am sitting here full, after having an early dinner with some friends, and those pictures still looked so yummy!!!

Grandy January 05, 2009 9:03 AM

Looks like you had a good time.

Grandy January 05, 2009 9:04 AM

Hope you are having a wonderful day, Marzie!!

Grandy January 05, 2009 9:04 AM

Thanks for noticing my adgitize widget over at my site. I have all sorts of new stuff up my sleeve for the new year.

Grandy January 05, 2009 9:05 AM

In fact, I see I was not among the top Mariucans. ::sigh:: Perhaps next month. ;)

Grandy January 05, 2009 9:05 AM

Have a beautiful day dearie!!

Mariuca January 05, 2009 10:09 AM

Grandy! Thanks so much for ur birthday wish for my adorable sis here YAY! :):):)

Mariuca January 05, 2009 10:10 AM

Grandy, we did have a fabulous dinner cause as u can see, everything was irresistible! I'm glad I made ur tummy rumble with my pics LOL! ;)

Mariuca January 05, 2009 10:11 AM

Grandy! Of course I noticed FS on Adgitize ha ha! It was a pleasant surprise but I have yet to see ur avatar at my blog here or at due time I guess. So how's Adgitize working out for u? I have to say it does look very interesting! :):):)

Mariuca January 05, 2009 10:13 AM

Grandy, you did make it to the list, I'm very sure of that! Unfortunately, the TC widget is a gone case and cannot be fixed boo hoo hoo! I still dunno what I'm gonna do for my TC here, it's a pity the widget is lost forever eh? :(:(:(

A January 05, 2009 10:37 AM

reading this post made me so hungry! :D you are like my husband, he chooses something new every time we eat out, but sometimes opt to order the same thing for fear of disappointment... :P I on the other hand am afraid to step out of my comfort zone and order something other than what I usually get, although I do that sometimes too, I guess it depends on my mood... :D

A January 05, 2009 10:37 AM

You're sister looks so pretty, just like you! :D

A January 05, 2009 10:40 AM

Isn't it a coincidence that we both call our hubby, "B"? :D like I said, great minds, think alike! :D I call mine B because cookie in our language is Biskwit, B for short... :D

Anonymous,  January 05, 2009 11:52 AM

Wow, GP... those pancakes look sooo good! Looks like you and your sister had a great day.


Mariuca January 05, 2009 12:03 PM

YAY! Glad u enjoyed my little feast here Ane he he..Oh ur hubby does sound like me! Before reaching the restaurant, I'd surely say I'm gonna have something totally new but when it comes to ordering, I'd fall back on something safe ha ha! The thing is, whenever I decide to be adventurous in my choices, the meal will surely end up not so yummy! :):):)

Mariuca January 05, 2009 12:15 PM

Thanks Ane, I think Mel is pretty adorable too! ;)

Mariuca January 05, 2009 12:17 PM

We do have a few things in common don't we Ane? Well, my B is called B simply because his nickname since young starts with the letter B! Thanks for sharing sweetie and have a terrific Monday. :):):)

Mariuca January 05, 2009 12:17 PM

Roxy! Do they look as good as Rex's pancakes or what? He he! Thanks dear, I had a wonderful day with my sis. :):):)

LifeRamblings January 05, 2009 2:57 PM

sounds like you're having a marvelous time. the food looks enticing, marzie!

happy belated birthday to your adorable sister!

foongpc January 05, 2009 4:30 PM

I've never been to Paddington cos I always thought their food a bit too pricey. But maybe, should try at least once, since the food looks so yummy here! : )

Pok Dell January 05, 2009 5:38 PM're right..
This pancake is not my taste..
My all time fav pancake still at the MAMAK restaurant..LOL..

Pok Dell January 05, 2009 5:41 PM

They do call Roti Canai a pancake though...

Kim January 05, 2009 6:54 PM

hi Mariuca :)
oh your sister is such a sweetie :)
Happy Belated Birthday wishes to her....
I'm going to make some pancakes with bananas now as my stomach is growling...

bonoriau January 05, 2009 7:16 PM

Marzie..Happy Belated Birthday to is my son birthday..

Farah Deen January 05, 2009 7:39 PM

Happy belated birthday Mel. you sure look as pretty as your sister :) and I hope you love your new shoes too.

Metz January 05, 2009 10:56 PM

Hi Marzie,

I am back and the first thing on my agenda is to greet you a fantastic new year. I have missed being able to drop by and visit during the hectic holidays and am now back to my daily routine. :) lots of hugs and may the new year bring us all new and exciting things for all of us. :) xoxo

Rozella January 06, 2009 10:04 AM

Happy belated birthday to your sis. :) You guys really do look alike.

Rozella January 06, 2009 10:05 AM

Let's see I have been stuck eating soup, bubur and tofu for the last few days so those pancakes... *sigh* I can't even express my feelings. Hehehe :P

Rozella January 06, 2009 10:06 AM

I'm feeling a tiny bit better today, but urgh... cepatlah go away! Go away chickens I don't want you no more!

Anonymous,  January 06, 2009 10:27 AM

Hi Marzie...

Ooops... I meant to take a photo of BEAR-iuca under our Christmas tree, but we took it down yesterday... maybe BEAR-iuca can play the drums with the Butter Bites!


Nessa January 06, 2009 10:42 AM

Happy belated birthday to your niece Melanie! :)

Ooh, Paddington! First time dengar ni. Oh gosh! The food... how to diet like dis?? :*(

Nessa January 06, 2009 10:43 AM

Aisemen... maaf x 1 million! Apasal la I pegi tulis niece??

Let me correct that...

Happy belated birthday to your lil sister Melanie! :D

Monica January 06, 2009 11:50 AM

Hi Mariuca! dropping EC here..brb! ;-)

Shemah January 06, 2009 2:32 PM

Hi Marzie!!

Happy Belated Birthday to you sister.. when she's all grown up she'll look exactly like you! :D

I've got an award for you hun! Hope you can come by and collect it!

Mizé January 06, 2009 6:04 PM

I love your food posts! I always see food dishes I never saw before, at least the combinations.
I only tried sweet pancakes, sometimes I do them at home but with meat, vegs and sauce must be good too.
Your last picture reminded me one of my favorite "lazy dishes" (that I should avoid): sausages, fried eggs, backon, potatoes and baked beans, ummm.
Happy Tuesday xxx

J@n!ce January 06, 2009 6:25 PM

Great food!! Its making me salivate lah !!

Happy birthday to Mel. She is indeed looking so satisfied ah? hehehe ;p

Jean Chia aka Ms.Yummy~licious January 07, 2009 10:16 AM

wow, marzie, i love this paddington lar! the food looks yummy~licious!! :) i will be sure to patron this cafe the next time im at the curve. thanks for sharing, dear!

Jean Chia aka Ms.Yummy~licious January 07, 2009 10:18 AM

Your younger sister looks so young lar. Just finish high school, izit? She looks belasan years old only. :)

and she's just as pretty as you. :) Happy Belated Bithday, Mel! :)

Anonymous,  January 08, 2009 10:02 AM

ohhhh!! PANCAKES! i WANT!!!!!

Mariuca January 10, 2009 8:04 AM

Thanks for the birthday wish LR and u should check out Paddington one day. I'm sure ur kids will love the pancakes here. :):):)

Mariuca January 10, 2009 8:10 AM

Foong! Oh u must try Paddington at least once! Try the savoury pancakes okay? I'm sure u will be lost in the menu, so many diff dishes and all so yummy! :):):)

Mariuca January 10, 2009 8:12 AM

Ah dah agak dah Bintang, he he! Wah now I feel like a roti canai la, since bangun awal today lol! Hepi Sat! :):):)

Mariuca January 10, 2009 8:13 AM

Hola Kim, thanks for the birthday wish sweetie. So how was ur pancake session? I am craving for some now too, esp since I got up really early today! :):):)

Mariuca January 10, 2009 8:14 AM

Thanks Bono and HAPPY BIRTHDAY to ur son too! :):):)

Mariuca January 10, 2009 8:15 AM

Thanks so much Farah! Mel loves her shoes so even though the pressie was late, it was worth the wait YAY! :):):)

Mariuca January 10, 2009 8:16 AM

Hey Metz! I'm glad ur back, hope u did enjoy the vacation despite ur busy schedule. Have a great weekend! :):):)

Mariuca January 10, 2009 8:18 AM

Thanks Rozella! Mel is the youngest one among us. Happy Birthday Mel! :):):)

Mariuca January 10, 2009 8:20 AM

Rozie! Best la can lose weight masa chicky pox!! No need to go on a diet oso, after 2 weeks, I am sure u will be slimmer woot! :):):)

Mariuca January 10, 2009 8:22 AM

Roxy! I'd love to see BEAR-iuca playing the drums! Happy weekend to u and the girls. :)

Mariuca January 10, 2009 8:23 AM

LOL Nessa! Tu la I was wondering where did the niece come from lol...oh thinking abt baby Issy is it? He he!

Thanks for the birthday wish sweetie! :):):)

Mariuca January 10, 2009 8:24 AM

Nessa! You must drag hubby to Paddingotn this weekend, then tell me u laik the food or not okay? He he! Mmg cannot diet la like dis! ;)

Mariuca January 10, 2009 8:25 AM

Thanks for the drop Mon, happy Sat! :)

Mariuca January 10, 2009 8:26 AM

Thank you Shemah! Mel is only 19, how I wish to be 19 too he he!

YAY another award for me, love ya! :):):)

Mariuca January 10, 2009 8:28 AM

YAY, thanks Mize! I enjoy my food posts too cause they always make me crave for that particular food I'm talking about even though I recently had them ha ha!

Oh yeah, the savoury pancakes are delish I tell you. And they're so soft and fluffy and very tasty, they go superb with the meat and sauce and the rest! YUM! :):):)

Mariuca January 10, 2009 8:29 AM

Thanks Janice, I will be sure to convey ur birthday wish to Mel! Enjoy the food here today okay? :):):)

Mariuca January 10, 2009 8:30 AM

Hi Jean! You must visit Paddington okay? I am very sure u will love the food there. And so many things to choose from the menu. Take pics then share with me ur experience! :):):)

Mariuca January 10, 2009 8:31 AM

Belasan tahun? Ha ha ha so cute la u Jean and yes, she's only 19! be 19 again! ;)

Thanks for the birthday wish sweetie! :):):)

Mariuca January 10, 2009 8:31 AM

Erisha! Come have pancakes here, u can afford all the pancakes u want since u're so skinny, lucky you! ;)

Grandy January 15, 2009 10:25 AM

I'm liking Adgitize so far, Mariuca. I'm not sure about how I can maximize the benefits though.

Grandy January 15, 2009 10:26 AM

So much to learn, Marzie...but I'm learning a lot from you and LJ already. :)

Grandy January 15, 2009 2:15 PM

Hey girl! I got your comments over at my site. I wanted to let you know I've actually seen your ad pop up at many sites. :)

Grandy January 15, 2009 2:15 PM

You won't actually see your ad pop up from your own computer, just in case you were looking for it.

Grandy January 15, 2009 2:16 PM

I never saw mine either, and got concerned.

Grandy January 15, 2009 2:17 PM

But then I read it in the Forum's somewhere...or maybe it was FAQ's? Who knows. It said that you won't see your own ads because that's a waste. Why would you click your own ads.

Grandy January 15, 2009 2:17 PM

You can check the reports page to see how your ad is faring. :)

Mariuca January 21, 2009 11:42 AM

Grandy! Thanks so much for ur feedback on Adgitize! I finished my 7-day ad and will wait to see my stats for this month before considering another campaign. Perhaps I'll go with MPG this time. :):):)

Mariuca January 21, 2009 11:44 AM

Oh no, what I meant was I didn't see my Mariuca ad on any of the Adgitize ads I visited so far. But it's okay, cause yup...I checked my stats and saw some clicks coming my way from the blogs my ad was on. Thanks Grandy! :):):)

Mariuca January 21, 2009 11:45 AM

Grandy! Glad to know u're learning more from LJ and me! LOL not really sure what it is but it feels damn good to be appreciated. HUGS! :):):)

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