Gastrology bloggers dined courtesy of PappaRich.
PappaRich dishes up high quality Malaysian food that manages to be both traditional and accessible. The dishes reflect the cultural melange of Malaysia, with influences from Malay, Chinese and Indian cuisines. The man behind PappaRich, Mr. Rich Tan, draws recipe inspiration from regions throughout Malaysia, personally travelling across the country to sample its many food offerings.
The focus is on food served fresh and fast, making PappaRich the ideal spot for a quick work lunch or midweek dinner. The PappaRich Nunawading restaurant interior is consistent with the rest of the chain - designed with a simple and casual aesthetic, without compromising on style. We enjoyed the comfortable, friendly atmosphere.
The open plan layout of each restaurant also gives diners the chance to see their Roti Canai being freshly prepared on the spot.
We commenced our dining experience with a couple of their delicious drinks. We loved the wide variety of drinks and recommend in particular the “matcha rocks”. An ice blended green tea with red bean topped with green tea ice cream, this is a delectably refreshing drink.
Chilli Pan Mee
We loved the dry flour noodles served with minced chicken, fried anchovies, a spicy chilli pan mee chilli, mushrooms, fried shallots, spinach and topped with perfectly poached half boiled egg. Tip: Stir well before consuming!
Dry Koay Teow with Steamed Chicken
The slippery thin flat rice noodles were served with a tasty sweet sauce, red chilli and perfectly cooked steamed chicken.
Ipoh Koay Teow Soup with Prawns & Chicken Slices
Thin flat rice noodles were served in a wholesome chicken soup and prawn head broth. We enjoyed the generous toppings of prawns, chicken slices, bean sprouts, chives and red chilli.
Pappa Pan Mee Soup
This bowl of Pan Mee soup took us back to the streets of Malaysia. The egg and flour noodles had a wonderful al dente texture and were served in a beautiful anchovy based soup and topped with minced chicken, fried anchovies, mushrooms, spinach and perfectly poached half boiled egg. The addition of the house-made special chilli on the side to the dish to another level.
Of particular note were the succulent, aromatic, freshly grilled chicken satay skewers which we slathered in the decadent and perfectly spiced satay sauce.
Nasi Lemak with Curry Chicken
Malaysia’s national dish, the Nasi Lemak was delicious. Aromatic coconut milk infused steamed rice was served with decadent curry chicken, fried anchovies, fried peanuts, hard boiled egg alongside spicy sambal and cucumber slices.
PappaRich is perfect for a quick bite or a relaxing leisurely meal. The Nunawading store is a hit, offering fans with truly authentic Malaysian home cuisine in Australia.
Location: T56 Brand Smart 288 Whitehorse Rd, Nunawading
Phone: (03) 9878 8860