One of the things Malaysians miss most about home is Malaysian food. It is such a vast category that brings so many cultures and heritage together. PappaRich has an extensive menu that covers all the popular Malaysian favourites, a one stop shop here in Adelaide so this is very nostalgic and exciting for both myself and Mr. Foodie. There was definitely a great turn out, people were lining up waiting for a table, the restaurant was packed! Needless to say there were plenty of Malaysians there.
|Clockwise from top left: Balloons for the launch, Pappa Cham with Coffee Jelly,
Matcha Rocks, Barley with Grass Jelly
|Roti Canai with Curry Chicken|
|Beef & Chicken Satay|
Nasi Lemak is one of my favourite Malaysian dishes, fragrant coconut rice with crispy salty condiments, curries and sambal sauces, it’s a great mix. The coconut rice was a bit too sticky but fragrant nonetheless. Curry chicken and sambal prawns were ace. Rich fragrant flavours from the combination of spices. If spicy food is not your thing, don’t worry, the sambal is mild, the curry chicken is very mild.
|Pappa Special Nasi Lemak with Curry Chicken & Sambal Prawns|
|Biryani Rice with Red Chicken & Sambal Eggplant|
|Pappa Char Koay Teow|
Prawn Mee is a childhood favourite, I was so glad we got to try it. A full-flavoured broth made from prawn head and shells, hokkien noodles, shrimp, shredded chicken, water spinach, fishcake slices and boiled egg. There is nothing not to love about this dish.
|Crispy Egg Noodles|
Don’t let the picture deceive you with this one. It may look dry but the sauce is there, just waiting for you to mix it all in and soften the Crispy Egg Noodles. Gravy was delicious and flavoursome. I am of Hokkien heritage and for some reason if it’s not black or dark it musn’t be tasty. Obviously that’s not true, just ingrained somehow but we do like our dark soy. Anyway, my point is, this dish is definitely not bland if that’s what you’re thinking.
|Vegetarian Bean Curd Skin Rolls and Har Gow|
PappaRich also offer some yum cha items as snacks such as Dim Sum, Har Gow, Dumplings and Mantao. We had some Har Gow (prawn dumplings) and Vegetarian Bean Curd Skin Rolls. Unfortunately not their strong point but if you are sharing meals and want some light snacks as well these options are available.
Disclaimer: Foodie Ling was invited to dine at PappaRich, all food and drink were provided at no cost on this occasion but all opinions are our own.
|Beef Rendang $7.90|
It’s hard to find a good Beef Rendang in Malaysia let alone here. It seems harder and harder to find these days. PappaRich did a good version, tender beef, lovely blend of herbs and spices, lovely sauce. Didn’t quite hit the rendang spot, but still a good beef curry. As if we didn’t have enough roti the other day, Mr .Foodie ordered Roti Planta which is Roti with margarine for that crispy buttery finish. We found this the best roti out of the three we have tried so far.
|Roti Planta $7.90|
|Biryani Rice with Red Chicken and Sambal Eggplant $14.90|
PappaRich is open 11am – 9.30pm seven days a week.
08 7225 9991