The whole object of travel is not to set foot on foreign land; it is at last to set foot on one’s own country as a foreign land.” – G.K. Chesterton

Tuesday, 6 June 2017

Average Malaysian food @ PappaRich [The L. Place], Hong Kong

Having been happy with the PappaRich franchise in five branches in three different cities across Australia and one in Malaysia, I was pretty happy to find out that PappaRich was finally in Hong Kong! For such a big and culturally diverse city like Hong Kong, good decent Malaysian food is hard to find here. I had high hopes for PappaRich, because it represented Malaysian food so well in Australia, showcasing the robust and delicious flavours of Malaysian cuisine in all its glory. While the food we had at the PappaRich restaurant at The L. Place was enjoyable, I will be honest and say that the flavours were a bit flat. I understand that the franchise would have had to adapt to the local tastebuds, and judging by the rave reviews on the local restaurant guide website, PappaRich have succeeded in winning over the local crowd. PappaRich remains a reliable place to try Malaysian food in HK. But I'm still in search for good authentic Malaysian food in HK.

My Teh Tarik (HK$25), the taste was right but it was not frothy:

Chicken Rice (HK$88), always a hit with the kids:

Char Kuey Teow (HK$98), which was tasty but lacked the charry wok hei flavour:

Nasi Lemak with Fried Chicken and Beef Rendang (HK$90). The sambal was neither spicy nor pungent, though the fried chicken was good and the rendang passed in the flavours test:

The Ssatay sticks (6 chicken, HK$68; 6 beef, HK$128) were good. The meat was tender, and the sauce tasty:

[The above prices do not include the 10% service charge.]

PappaRich [The L. Place]
Shop A, UG/F, The L. Place
139 Queen's Road
Central, Hong Kong
Tel. +85 2 2114 1689

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