PappaRich ushers in a new era with PappaRich Dining: This one-of-a-kind venue launched this month in Bangsar South, bringing the PappaRich brand to the next level by showcasing an exclusive menu of communal-table recipes in a bright, polished setting.

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PappaRich Dining is distinctly different from the dozens of PappaRich modern-kopitiam outlets nationwide; it features not just a fresher look to charm the crowds (note the whiteness of the lampshade-filled interior, with more glass & fewer wood tones) but also a heartier selection that’s available only at this relatively upmarket location.

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Main Dishes

Sang Har Meen

PappaRich Dining’s star attractions span seafood to meat; try the ‘sang har meen’ (RM33.90 before taxes), stir-fried crispy egg noodles with a large freshwater prawn, spring onions & ginger, gorgeously & gloriously drenched in a luscious, egg-loaded gravy. A surprisingly competent rendition with fresh, fleshy crustacean meat, certainly capable of satisfying ‘sang har meen’ cravings.

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Curry Fish Head

We’re also unabashed admirers of PappaRich’s deliciously deluxe curry fish head, made with yellowtail (hamachi). Plenty of smooth, tender & flavoursome chunks of fish in this creamy, fragrant preparation, befitting the RM58.90 price tag.

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Side Dishes

Minced Crab Meat

Seeking a lighter snack? There’s minced crab meat in a sweet-&-sour sauce with mint, served with Hainan toast. A piquant pleasure, with enough juicy crab meat to make each spoonful worth lapping up; the bread’s unmemorable though. RM15.90.

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Shrimp Bites

Piping-hot shrimp bites, a bit on the oily side, but its crunchy-outside, succulent-within texture makes it well worthwhile.

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Lamb Cutlet Curry

Temptations for carnivores abound as well: Lamb cutlet curry (RM17.90), brimming with well-marinated meat & potatoes ..

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Ayam Masak Merah

… plus ayam masak merah (RM16.90), a whole chicken leg with addictive notes of sweet, savoury & tangy nuances …

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Braised Beef

… & braised beef (RM16.90), stewed to an ideal balance that supplies a nice initial bite & ultimately, a near-melting lushness.

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Veggies? The best bet’s the broccoli with whole, sumptuous shiitake mushrooms in oyster sauce (RM22.90).

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Chocolate Cake Sandwich

PappaRich Dining has gone bananas with its own unique desserts menu; this chocolate cake sandwich with a thick slice of the sweet yellow fruit in the middle, accompanied by a scoop of vanilla ice cream on the side, makes for a commendable creation …

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Hainan French Toast

… but we’d skip the Hainan French Toast with Nutella & bananas; the flavours seem a bit skewed.

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Molten Chocolate Cake

Molten choc cake; sure, it’s not Valrhona, but the texture, taste & temperature all turn out to be entirely respectable.

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Bubur Cha Cha

Bubur Cha Cha; the beloved, ingredient-laden dessert that was spotlighted in May’s issue of Malaysia Airlines’ in-flight magazine receives its due at PappaRich Dining too.

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PappaRich now also carries its own line of instant coffee, constructed with part-Arabica blends (for both dine-in & takeaway). The White Coffee series is RM10 per box while the Kopi Series is RM8 per box.

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The result? Unexpectedly smooth-flavoured & aromatic; extremely easy to finish.

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Final Thoughts on PappaRich Dining

Many thanks to Bee Kong & the PappaRich team for hosting this dinner. Service at PappaRich Dining is very pleasant, with hardworking staff members that remain convincingly attentive & generous with smiles.

Note that besides the above, PappaRich Dining also serves many of the favourites that PappaRich has become known for, from nasi lemak to char kuey teow & assam laksa.

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Location and Operating Hours

PappaRich Dining

G5, Ground Floor, Nexus, Bangsar South, Jalan Kerinchi, Kuala Lumpur

Daily, 10am-10pm

View PappaRich’s directory page here.

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