Our lunch included treats from every section of the thick magazine-like menu loaded with lavish photos of most of the specials and the favourites. The prices are similar to most other Asians restaurants. They have a comprehensive selection of drinks (no alcoholic ones) - a number of juice and ice blends, an assortment of coffee, tea and soy milk choices (hot or iced) in combination with varying add-ons. Of all the drink incarnations, Mango Mania sounded appealing to me. It turned out amazing - a sweet concoction of mango juice, ice, deseeded litchi and cubes of watermelon and coconut.
In starters, the crispy Pappa Deep Fried Chicken Skin was an instant hit. Nevertheless, the Pappa Fried Chicken Wings and the Mixed Satay (chicken and beef skewers) were equally well prepared. The mains included Roti Canai with Curry Chicken, Pappa Chicken Rice with Steamed Chicken, Pappa Wat Tan Hor, Dry Curry Egg Noodles with Steamed Chicken, Pappa Char Koay Teow, Pappa Special Nasi Lemak with Curry Chicken and Sambal Prawns, Nasi Lemak with Fried Chicken and Curry Laksa Seafood.
Judging from their current standards at the Bankstown outlet, PappaRich's story of "modern version of the traditional coffee shops in Malaysia" is not only going to retain its current fan following but also earn a much wider one. After this enriching encounter (and a smooth landing), PappaRich has certainly claimed the admirer in me.