Good news for you boys and girls that is working in Mid Valley City. Pappa Rich is now open for business in The Gardens. Another choice of a more affordable food in Mid Valley if you are sick of the food in food court. I was there last Thursday for their soft launching. Honestly, I am not a fan of Pappa Rich after I tried the outlet in Sunway Pyramid a 2 years ago. The food there just wasn't up to the standard. But there's been improvement on the menu and more variety so I gave it a shot.
I ordered Iced Hainam Cham (RM 4.50) for my drink. I found the version here is a bit lighter than what I had in Oriental Cravings. I prefer a stronger taste for this kind of drink. Maybe next time I'll order Iced Milo Dinosaur (RM 5.80) instead lol.
As for my main, I had Dried Koay Teow with Foo Chok (RM 9.90). I found that the gravy for the rice flat noodle is a bit bland but if it's eaten with the dried bean curd (foo chok) then the taste is just right. Next time I'll try the curry version which will give me a richer taste.
I also ordered Steamed Otak-otak as a side. It's very nice the otak-otak here. Creamy and tasty. I forgot to take down the price for this :p
I was a bit greedy when I ordered dessert. My weakness for avocado hit on me when I saw there's Steamed Avocado Bun (RM 4.80), that is after I ordered Pappa ABC Special with Homemade Durian Ice-cream (RM 9.80).
I don't fancy ice kacang much but when I saw that there's homemade durian ice-cream, I couldn't help but ask for it. Turn out it's very good. It's a surprise that dessert is so good in Pappa Rich.
The Steamed Avocado Bun on the other hand is a welcoming alternative to the normal steamed kaya bun or steamed lotus bun.
So tempting right the greenish creamy avocado in the steamed bun.
There's now dim sum in the menu. The first time when I ate Pappa Rich when it was still known as Pappa Kopitiam there's no dim sum yet.
The dim sum here of course uses fish or chicken because Pappa Rich is a certified Halal restaurant. So my Muslim friends can eat here too.
A friend of mine ordered their popular Lychee Cincau with extra lychee. Normally you'll only get two lychee. Looks very tempting, next time I'll try this too.
Pappa Rich practiced the open kitchen concept just like our normal coffee shop.
Honestly, I seldom patron local coffee shop when I am in shopping mall but when I do, I think Pappa Rich will be my preferred choice if compared with other similar establishment. One is for the quality and high standard set by the master franchise and another reason is for so many variety of choices of local delicacy. The bread they use is also the old school Hainam bread that's very good to eat steamed or toast.
T237 A & B, Third Floor, The Gardens Mall, MidValley City
(It's at the Isetan side, just next to Yuzu Japanese restaurant previously the shop is taken by Ocha-Ocha)