PappaRich – the name synonymous with authentic Malaysian delights is finally here in Melbourne! Any Malaysians will be oh-so-familiar with PappaRich, with over 70 outlets in Malaysia and having opened 5 outlets in Melbourne and 1 outlet in Sydney recently – we are expecting more good news to come.
We headed to Chady for 11am brunch. PappaRich is normally packed by 12pm and in this winter weather, sitting at the terrace outside will be the last thing we want. The menu is very extensive – stretching from the very Malaysian one-plate rice and noodle meals to simple snacks to bread and Malaysian desserts. Even the order chit looks the same as Malaysia’s. How familiar is that :)
Of course, being a Malaysian and away from home far too long, I wanted to eat everything in the menu. But since we only have 3 mouths, we can only order that much food. This gives me a reason to come back here again :)
The drinks list is long…but we already know what we wanted. The Teh and Kopi O tasted nostalgic and served on small cups and saucer that most local kopitiams use in Malaysia. Unfortunately the serving was so small – after 8 small sips, i finished my cup :(
Check out the bubbles on top of the teh. It tastes authentic – first sweetness, then with a slight bitterness. Lovely!
Hubby decided to go for the Nasi Lemak with fried chicken which is a “must” for any Malaysians. The main actor in this dish is the aromatic coconut milk infused steamed rice and crispy skin fried chicken. Although the rice lacks strong coconut milk flavor, the texture of the rice is perfect with each rice grain separates from one another. It’s served with fried anchovies and peanuts, half hard boiled egg that goes really well with the spicy sambal and cucumber slices to cool your tongue. Really delicious.
The dry kuay teow (flat rice noodles) is served with tasty sweet sauce and bean sprouts that is lightly blanched in hot water. The steamed white chicken complements the dish as the flavors and texture blend so well together. Kuay teow is smooth and slippery and just slides right down my throat. Chicken is boneless and smooth which makes this dish a great choice for children. My daughter absolutely loves it.
Dining here brings back wonderful memories of Malaysia. The food is good and authentic – worth a repeat visit from us. Keep it up!
“After a full belly all is poetry.”
– Frank McCourt
Shop F029, Chadstone Shopping Centre, Chadstone, Victoria
P: 03 9568 3323
Mon-Sun: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
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[Updated post with my recent visit to PappaRich QV - Sep 13]
Went to PappaRich QV last week and had more Malaysian delights. Updated the post with a few more items from the menu that we tried like the Hainan toast with butter and kaya, Roti canai and Roti planta. Very disappointed with the roti canai and roti planta. The roti canai lacked fluffiness compared to Mamak‘s roti. As for the roti planta, it tasted exactly like roti canai – the butter flavour was totally missing.
Level 2, Shop 11, QV Square, Melbourne, Victoria
P: 03 9654 2682
Mon-Sun: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner & Late