Padi House is still a low key restaurant even though they currently have a few branches in the Klang Valley. I have visited the one in Bandar Baru Seri Petaling but the one in Putrajaya was newer and had a nicer interior deco to it. The area was split to a lounge area near the main entrance, a deck separated with rows of money tree was behind it and an outdoor area in the back. We accidentally found this restaurant after a meeting which was also located in the Galeria PjH building.
‘Padi’ or Paddy in English is associated with rice however in Padi House there is a mix of both Asian and Western flavours in their dishes. When the menu was presented, I had an impression of how high end this place however I was quite happy when the prices was quite reasonable for most of the dishes. The photos also helped a lot in the decision but most of the menus would have that (delicious, salivating photo) to entice the patrons.
As this wasn’t my first visit to a Padi House restaurant, I would normally choose the Thai Fried Rice which was quite a huge serving for me, but this time I decided to try the Pesto Pasta with grilled chicken and my favourite iced cappucino. My mom who was enjoying her Sunday decided to go with the beef kuey teow followed by a vanilla ice cream.
At first the waiter adviced her to order the double scoop ice cream as stated in the menu when my mum asked for a single scoop of ice cream. He was concerned that we would be paying a double scoop price for a single scoop of ice cream as they couldn’t charge for a single scoop. We didn’t mind because we didn’t want to waste the food and since the waiter was quite honest during service we went ahead with the single scoop.
There was also dessert but it was just so-so compared to most of their main dishes which were pretty good. They do have a selection of desserts such as the pavlova, chocolate cheese, mascaporne layer, wild blueberry to choose from should you have any sweet cravings.
Rows of dessert for the sweet tooth in you.
Sugary Pavlova would make any sugar fairy blush.
Iced Cappucino for the day had just the right touch of coffee and milk.
Pesto pasta with grilled chicken was just nice, portion wise and taste wise.
Beef kuey teow had generous amount of beef for the meat lovers.
The much negotiated single scoop of vanilla ice cream with cherry on top.
The average price here would be around RM12-RM25 per main dish that came with a generous portion. Some of the desserts in the branches also varies as the one in Bandar Baru Seri Petaling served swiss rolls compared to here. Maybe you might have a different opinion on the desserts compared to what we had or have a better experience that is worth sharing. Either way the design of the restaurant here for me was the best and I hope they are able to maintain it that way.
Where: Padi House, Galeria PjH, Jalan P4W, Persiaran Perdana, Presint 4, 62100 Putrajaya.
Hours: 10am – 10pm daily.
Yafieda Jamil (fienuts) is a travel blogger from Kuala Lumpur and now makes a living in The Kingdom of Wonder (Cambodia). Her blog, The Travel Chameleon is about the journey of a Malaysian girl who loves a good road trip and blending in with the locals wherever she goes. When she’s not on the road, she's at the beach with her sunglasses and flip flops, instagramming the world.