Paddy Hills – New Menu launched, with Festive Specials
Labelled as the hippest cafe in the West side of Singapore, Paddy Hills has just revamped their menu, teasing tastebuds with out-of-the-world curations. On breezy days, you can dine alfresco and take instagram-worthy shots, with the “Rise and Grind” neon-coloured words as background. The cafe interior boasts spacious seating, with a coffee bar as their “centrepiece”. You will definitely catch a glimpse of the barista in action. The menu at Paddy Hills changes by night so it might be slightly different from what we have tried.
Quench your thirst with photogenic drinks such as “Taste Like Purple” ($8) and Beer Slushie ($12). The former is made up of white grape, with magic balls floating around the surface. It’s a fizzy drink and what surprised us most was the burst of refreshing juices when you pop the magic balls in your mouth. The latter, on the other hand, boasts a blend of dragon fruit and margarita, topped with popcorn. It’s a unique concoction but the popcorn felt out-of-place. The beer slushie would’ve been better without the popcorn.
Riding on the Japanese Ramen trend, Paddy Hills has introduced Ramen Risotto ($25), consisting of Kurobuta Cha Shu, Tonkotsu snow-pickled saimeiji and raw quail’s egg yolk. This dish is perfectly executed, from well-prepared risotto to tender pieces of kurobuta pork. Each mouthful consisted of rich flavours of Tonkotsu, with a creamy texture.
If you’re looking for something lighter, give PH Crab Roll ($28) a try. It’s Paddy Hill’s rendition of “lobster rolls”. A perfect harmony of blue swimmer crab and roe is generously enveloped within a squid ink bun. It’s served with Paddy Hill’s kimchi slaw made in-house, wasabi mayo and straight cut fries at the side. The squid ink bun was crisp on the outside, yet retained its fluffiness inside. We couldn’t get enough of the fillings! The mix of textures and flavours managed to hit all the right spots.
To celebrate the approaching festive season, Paddy Hills has introduced a “Christmas Truffle Specials” menu where dishes are served with freshly shaved Italian black autumn truffles. Chicken & Waffles ($28) is definitely made for hearty diners. A huge piece of fried chicken and two chunks of maple glazed bacon are stacked atop fluffy waffles, accompanied by apple pair chutney, chowder and pickled shallots. The chicken was well-marinated, with fork-tender meat that’s easily pulled apart while the bacon contained a good balance of fatty layers and lean meat. The waffle is unnecessary as the meats are good enough on their own.
Here comes the most confusing dessert ever – Chocolate Pasta ($16). Made up of creme anglaise, chocolate mousse, macerated berries and hazelnuts, we couldn’t quite pin down what exactly we were trying. The texture is similar to sour apple laces, slightly rubbery but the taste slightly resembled ferrero rocher. What a mismatch! We still prefer pasta to remain as a savoury dish.
Paddy Hills has blown us over with a few of their new creations but left us puzzled over the dessert. Expect to wait a little while over the weekends as NUS is just nearby so the cafe-hopping crowd will definitely be found here.
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