I headed to Chatswood for dinner on Saturday after hearing news that they’ve opened a new Malaysian restaurant- PappaRich. As expected, we were met with long queues and we waited for a good 45 minutes for a table for two.
Once seated in the upmarket dai-pai-dong style restaurant, we looked through their extensive menu and wrote the following items down onto our order pad before pressing the buzzer:
- Pappa Char Koay Teow – wok fried flat noodles with prawns, egg and bean sprouts. ($12.50)
- Roti Canai ($5.90)
- Pappa Asam Laksa – Thick rice noodles served in aromatic fish-based tamarind broth with shredded pineapple, lettuce, red chilli, cucumber, onion and lemon grass ($12.50)
- White Coffee Jelly Drink ($4.90)
- Milo Dinosaur ($4.90)
The food was delicious, I’ve never had a Asam Laksa before but I loved the aromatic thick soup with all its ingredients. The roti was crispy and personally preferred this over Mamak’s. The char koay teow proved that the restaurant has good ‘wok hei’, the Chinese saying which literally means the breath of a wok, the term describes the taste imparted by a hot wok during stir frying.
The White Coffee Jelly wasn’t the best white coffee I’ve had but satisfied my crave for an Asian drink. Peter ordered the Milo Dinosaur which I had a few sips of – loved it. For those who don’t know what it is, it’s basically a cold Milo drink with a few extra scoops of Milo to top it off.
PappaRich is most definitely on my list for any future Malaysian food cravings.
63A Archer St, Chatswood
(02) 9411 3207