When the first store opened in Northbridge earlier this year, folks flocked from far and wide to tuck into PappaRich’s famous Roti Canai and the long list of other delicious traditional Malaysian dishes. And it was with similar fanfare that the second store opened recently at Carousel. That’s right – two PappaRich’s in P-town! Aren’t we a lucky bunch in the West? Now from what I saw when I was there last Friday, the lines weren’t any shorter than they were in Northbridge, because ol’ PappaRich is a very popular place. It ticks the boxes for tasty and reasonably priced cuisine, which always has a lot of appeal in Perth where you often hear folks bemoaning the costs of eating out.
Popular Malaysian restaurant brand PappaRich is excited to announce the opening of its second venue in Perth. Seating up to 90 guests inside and a further 60 on the outside terrace, PappaRich’s 12th branch will serve up the familiar Malaysian favourites that PappaRich has become renowned for. PappaRich offers a gateway to traditional Malaysian cuisine, serving up a range of the country’s best-known dishes that draw upon the authentic flavours of regions across Malaysia.
I thoroughly enjoyed the food I tried on my recent visit; from the signature Deep Fried Chicken Skins that we started with, to the mixed satay sticks. I really liked the satay sauce and tried to lather on as much as I could, along with the refreshing cubes of cooling cucumber that came with it.
Then there were the range of different curries from chicken curry to beef rendang, they all had such wonderful rich flavours, the perfect balance of lovely herbs and spices.
We then sampled oodles of noodles, with the crowd pleasing Fried Kway Teow, then a tasty thick rice noodle dish, which packed a fair bit of spicy kick and then a lovely rich, coconutty laksa. It was a delicious and filling array!
Nasi Lemak and Chicken Biryani followed but it is fair to say that at this point I was near bursting at the seams and would have struggled to put a dent in any other dishes. I did have a polite sample though. On my visit to the Northbridge store we’d only tried three dishes and I really loved having my horizons expanded at the Carousel branch and knew I would be better prepared to be more bold with ordering on my next visit to PappaRich.
Now I should say that along with the delicious food, two other highlights from my Friday night visit were the Dragon Dance, which was loud and energetic and ended in a shower of lettuce! It had everyone captivated at the skills both of the folks expertly weaving those dragons around the restaurant, but also the all girl drumming team, not a beat out of time! It was just great!
And secondly the ambassador for PappaRich stores is Poh Ling Yeow, who you’ll know if like me you were hooked on season 1 of Masterchef Australia. She was in attendance for the Carousel opening!
PappaRich has also just announced that well-known Malaysian food personality and Masterchef finalist, Poh Ling Yeow, has come on board as its official ambassador. Poh will be working with the PappaRich team to create a series of food and drink matches known as ‘Poh’s Picks’, and also helping to launch new PappaRich venues nationally.
I am a big Poh fan. I followed her Masterchef journey and then enjoyed her series on the ABC, ‘Poh’s Kitchen’ and she’d also been on another show called ‘It’s a Date’ for an episode and was great in it. If you haven’t seen it, definitely worth a look. I was fortunate enough to be sat opposite Poh at dinner and had the chance to chat with her. She is just delightful. So very friendly and genuine.
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It was a real pleasure to meet her and I was also happy to see that she too enjoyed the PappaRich food just like everyone else and she has a hearty appetite – my kinda gal!
It had been a delicious evening. I can fully appreciate PappaRich’s popularity with it’s delicious fare. So go on, join the lines and give this new addition at Carousel a whirl.