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Sunday, May 10, 2015

Paddy Hills

Have you ever wonder what's after the shut down of famous Lim Seng Lee Duck Rice in South Buona Vista Road? With the hype all over on social media about this new place, it's hard not to get moved. Paddy Hills served another option for Cafehoppers and "instagrammable" place in the west.

Paddy Hill
If you ever been to Lim Seng Lee Duck Rice, you will see the vast differences through their transformation. They must have spend a hefty amount in transforming the old school place into such a modern and hip environment with a little hint of industrial theme.

Rise and Grind
Decor and environment was rather comfortable and pleasing to eyes. There is a long island counter in the middle of the cafe and leading towards the kitchen in the back end.

Long Island Counter

Interior
I never knew that there was daytime and night time menu. It seems like my mind was all about their pancakes.

Daytime Eats
I couldnt find any pancakes in the night time menu and was rather lost until the friendly staff state their cafe's recommendations.

Nighttime Nosh

Immediately after we had sat down, bottled plain water was served with a warmest greeting from the service staff which made us felt very comfortable.

Plain water
Taste Like Purple is something totally new to me. It is made up of cold pressed grapes, sweet basil & dehydrated lemon slice. Beverages looked cloudy pink to me and tasted rather refreshing topped with two blueberries. To enjoy the fullest experience out of this chilled beverage, Paddy Hills made use of a steel straw instead of those disposable plastic ones.

Taste Like Purple - $7
The dish came as a surprise with the weirdest combination, having the simplest snack like rice crisps, pulled pork, salsa, cheddar, guacamole jalapeno & homemade bbq sauce.

Stack & Stack - $18
Come to think of that, this sharing dish was rather yummy, the only pet peeve I had was the hardness of the rice crisp.

Close up on Stack and Stack
 A quirky name the dish has which literally means a big chicken when translated from Mandarin! It's also best for sharing as the chicken was quite big, not those spring chicken size. It came in a large heavy porcelain plate with whole chicken deboned, brined and roasted.

Hao Da De Ji - $32
And underneath the big slab of chicken contains a striking yellow bed of corn kernels. The dish is served with charred lemon, paprika salt, salsa verde & romesco. The chicken maintained its juciness under the roasted skin layer. However, I would prefer a version with more charred chicken skin.

Corn Kernals
Overall, this place is recommended who people who wants to check out the latest trend in cafe hopping. Especially those who likes to share photos on social media, management staff of Paddy Hills were rather thoughtful to provide Guest Wireless for patrons.

Though food combinations and name may gives us a new twist, I would advice not to have too high expectation. And being in this cafe trend, do prepare to spend more even though there are not GST and service charge.

Rating: 3 / 5

Paddy Hills
Location: 38 South Buona Vista Road Singapore 118164
Nearest MRT Station: Haw Par Villa
OPerating Hours: 9.30am - 10 pm Daily