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Padi House Cyberjaya

Friday, October 27, 2006
During my last visit to the Old Town Kopitiam in Prima Avenue, Cyberjaya .. I spotted a cafe next to the Kopitiam. Eventually I found out the cafe name ... Padi House. Pretty interesting and creative name, I would say. So I decided to schedule one of my Friday lunches there .. which is today.

I guess Padi House did score some plus points for being so close to my office. That means I don't have to travel more than 10 kilometres to the nearest "mixed rice" source.

Arriving Padi House, I encountered my first problem ... the parking lots are not accessible ... apparently you can only access it using a smartcard or something. Guess what I did next, there was a huge gap beside the carpark exit barrier .. I drive right past it and parked my car. I know, I know ...I shouldn't do that ... but for some reasons, I did.

The cafe has an open-air concept, pretty much like any coffee shop but the seats are quite comfy. We sat right next to a landscaped fish pond, with the fishes swimming right next to you while you enjoy your course of salmon fish....

Ordering process, unfortunately ... is via pencil and form, here we go again ... with the tickings. And I guess the form was too small, the waiter brought us a large piece of A4 paper to write our orders, ourselves!!! Anyway, to cut the story short, we got our orders in and waited. And waited. We were the first few to arrive. By the time the restaurant filled up, we were still waiting.

Then eventually they brought our drinks and then the snacks that we ordered. The first to arrive were the Onion Rings and then the Deep Fried Sweet Potatoes. The Crispy Duck Noodle was considerably alright. The noodle tasted very much like instant noodle probably because it is one but fortunately the duck meat was very good, though! Soft, fat-free, very tasty without any of that sou mei (overly strong meaty taste).

One of the item found in the western favourites section is the Chicken Chop Rice. This, apparently is a fusion of western (Chicken Chop) and oriental (rice) and happens to be the favourite among the patrons. Another item from the western section is the Grilled Lamb Chop, which is also a favourite order. You can choose between the black pepper or the mushroom sauce but I personally like the black pepper sauce as it brings out the taste of the lamb, with a slight touch of spicyness although some commented that the sauce is a little salty. That aside, the lambs are as tender and juicy as it can be.

Those who would like to try something different can opt to order the Grilled Salmon Fish Rice. Topped with black pepper sauce, this item should have scored high on the chart but unfortunately the Salmon is a little dry. I had to request for extra black pepper sauce for the salmon dressing.

Here's our bill for the day ...
Drinks - RM2.50 - RM2.90
Chicken Chop Rice - RM5.90
BBQ Chicken Noodle - RM6.90
Crispy Duck Noodle - RM6.90
Mushroom Soup - RM3.90
Onion Rings - RM6.90
Deep Fried Sweet Potato - RM5.90
Grilled Lamb Chop RM14.90
BBQ Honey Chicken Rice - RM5.90
Grilled Salmon Fish Rice - RM8.90

Contact Details

Padi House
Block 3503, Jalan Teknokrat 5,
63000 Cyberjaya, Selangor D.E.


OVERALL RATINGs : * * (Average food ... average everything)
Environment Ratings : * * * (Open-aired - plus point for the pond with fishes)
Food Ratings : * * (there's a lot of room for improvements)
Service Ratings : * * (I got pissed, what do you think?)
Value Ratings : * * * (affordable for 2-3 visits a week)

Operation Details

Average Price : RM10 could get you a good square meal
Business Hrs :
Accepted Cards: not sure

Miscellaneous Details

Halal : Yes
Dining Method : Dine-In . Takeaway
Food/Cuisine : Local / Western
Ambience/Features : Open-aired Coffeeshop concept
Reservations : Accepted (I still don't have the phone number ....)

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

u r being very generous and neutral with da review ;-)

10/30/2006 10:46 AM  
Anonymous Lance said...

Thanx for sharing your experience. I feel you are a tad too "forgiving" (incl. your Old Town Kopitiam review) :D

11/01/2006 1:58 PM  
Blogger Timothy said...

As much as I would like to 'lash' out on a certain etablishments - terrible experiences and such, I have to remain neutral ... part and parcel of reviewing. I point out the goods and tone down the bad. Thanks for the opinion though.

11/02/2006 6:41 AM  
Blogger Arvind said...

Checked out the place today. As you mentioned, the pond scores for presentation. The service, was considerably good. Our food arrived (6 of us dining) not more than 15 mins after ordering. However, they did muck up my order in particular. It didn't arrive with the rest. I must say, their timing is good. The rest got their food within minutes of each other, so I can give them a pat for planning. The dish arrived shortly after I alerted the waiter, by which time I was a little annoyed. The food proper: Seemed average but not bad at all. I had Mongolian Lamb Cutlets in Mushroom sauce. Not too bad, though the lamb was a little tougher than I would have appreciated. Overall, the place is ok. Pricing is very reasonable also.

11/02/2006 1:42 PM  
Blogger Timothy said...

Arvind dude, thank you very much for your inputs. Your comments are just way too kind, which is good. You are looking at the brighter side of things. Anyway, I went there when they first open, probably teething problem .. but I am glad they have improved. Will pop by again another time later. Thanks again Arvind ...

11/02/2006 2:25 PM  

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