Buttery, flaky roti and chicken curry, tek tarik, huge beer mugs of drinks – Malaysian comfort food for the masses.
Malaysian restaurant chain Papparich have opened up a restaurant in the suburb of Bankstown. With an abundance of Vietnamese food in this suburb of ‘Little Saigon’ I think it’s always nice to have a bit of variety in cuisine.
The drinks here are served in large beer mugs. We opt for the soya milk pudding with grass jelly which is essentially grass jelly ladled in the bottom and soy milk mixed with crushed ice. We also sampled the soya milk with black sesame ice cream, of which the ice cream is slightly grainy and lastly the teh tarik a strong mug of frothy black tea with a dash of milk.
Feeling under the weather? The chicken congee with plenty of ginger and deep fried shallots will aid in the recovery of any cold.
Pappa fried chicken wings $9.50
Juicy fried chicken wings, with a thin layer of crunchy batter – they’re pretty good as I find that six of these is not enough for one person let alone for a couple.
The combination describes how there’s a mix of all kinds of things. Chicken, bits of egg, Chinese greens, flat rice noodles and plump prawns slathered in a thick, soy gravy. There’s an overabundance of noodles and sauce as would I prefer half the amount but this is purely a preference.
The roti bread is buttery, flaky and perfect for dipping into the three spicy curries.
Steamed chicken is served sliced with the skin on, the flesh is silky, the skin, jelly-like which sounds strange but is actually really tasty and the accompanying chicken rice, heady in ‘chickeny’ stock.
An eggy pudding in a pool of coconut milk and tapioca pearls and a lashing of caramel syrup add a touch of sweetness.
ABC is crushed ice with red bean paste, grass jelly, sweetened corn and drizzled with syrup.
Mon to Sun: 10:30 am – 9:30 pm
MsBrulee dined as guests of Papparich. Opinions however are my own.