PappaRich is one of my favourite places to get Malaysian food in Singapore. They are a casual Malaysian chain restaurant that serve all my favourite Malaysian street food dishes such as Char Kuay Teow, Roti Canai, Ipoh Kuay Teow and breakfast / tea time snacks including Kaya Toast and their very own freshly baked Pappa Bun which is a coffee flavoured bun that has a sugary crust on top and is deliciously buttery inside – it’s a bit like a coffee flavoured Hong Kong Bo Lo Bun but way better. They also have a huge choice of very tempting Malaysian desserts and drinks (which are basically desserts in themselves) that you’ll most certainly keep coming back for just to try all of them!
Although you can easily find the same kind of food elsewhere in Singapore for much cheaper since it is only hawker fare and Malaysian street food is basically the same as Singaporean street food, PappaRich offers all of it in a comfortable restaurant setting where you can relax and enjoy the food and prices are also very affordable, not to mention that their Char Kuay Teow is one of the better ones that I’ve had in Singapore and the rest of their food is good too.
They have several branches of PappaRich in Singapore with the closest one to me being the one in Plaza Singapura shopping mall near Dhoby Ghaut MRT. I sometimes go there around tea time as they have a 1-for-1 offer on drinks and desserts on weekdays between 3pm and 5pm. But usually I’ll go there for dinner with a bunch of friends and order loads of dishes to share.
I always order the Char Kuay Teow as this is probably their best dish, it has that distinct charred flavour that you only get when you fry it in a very hot wok and the noodles are not drowned in sauce like a lot of below par char kuay teow that you can find in Singapore. It’s fried in oil and not in pork lard as it would be traditionally since PappaRich is a halal restaurant but you can’t really notice much difference as it’s that good!
Their chicken satay is also very good, you get big pieces of juicy and tender chicken that has a lovely sweet and barbecued taste and the peanut dipping sauce that comes with it is sweet and a little spicy and full of crushed peanuts.
I like their Dry Kuay Teow With Steamed Chicken; the kuay teow rice noodles are served with a simple sauce made from soy sauce and sweet soy sauce and the steamed chicken is really nice and tender.
Their Roti Canai bread is light and crispy and it’s served with a small chicken curry that consists of one drumstick and two pieces of potato. It’s a decent Malaysian curry full of flavour but just wish there was more chicken in it! It’s a good dish as a light lunch or afternoon snack though.
Kaya toast which is a traditional Malaysian and Singaporean breakfast is my ultimate weakness. The kaya toast in PappaRich is made from their own freshly baked bread which is very light and perfectly toasted and there’s just the right amount of sinfully good half melted chunks of butter and kaya in it. I would go so far as to say that it’s probably the best kaya toast I’ve ever had! It’s great for breakfast, tea time or really any time of the day as it’s available on the menu throughout the day as is all of PappaRich’s other menu items. There is also a small vegetarian selection in the menu with vegetarian versions of Nasi Lemak as well as vegetable curry.
Service at PappaRich is always efficient and friendly and each table has a buzzer so you can call a server easily. The branch in Plaza Singapura has tables both outside and inside with comfy booth tables available and they take reservations for dinner.
PappaRich Plaza Singapura
Address: #01-35, Plaza Singapura, 68 Orchard Road, Singapore 238839
Tel: 6735 9323
Opening hours: Sunday – Thursday: 10am – midnight, Friday & Saturday: 10am – 1am
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