Pappa Rich

Pappa Rich
No.1 Jalan USJ 10/1D
Taipan
UEP Subang Jaya
Tel: 03-56367318

The mushrooming of kopitiams in the Klang Valley continues… like mushrooms popping up after the rain. Recently, there’s the Old Town White Coffee in Kota Kemuning and then there’s this Pappa Rich. What a name! Is it owned by a rich pappa? Judging by the crowd there, it’s not surprising if that pappa got rich. Or maybe USJ folks just like to throng new joints just like what they say “new toilets laku for 3 days!” (if you dunno cantonese, please ignore that, haha!)

This joint is located at the corner shop lot behind Ampang Yong Taufu. It used to be the coffeeshop housing my favourite Pan Mee and Curry Chee Cheong Fun - now no more already! Haiyaa… where have they gone to?? Anyone knows? I miss them terribly!

Anyway, it was LL’s idea to bring me there the other day. He has been there a few times and he told me the food there is “not bad” and also because a couple of his mates are working there.

So, LL had his usual Nasi Lemak with chicken rendang (RM8.90)... I had a biteful of it and I found it to be very mediocre only… and the ikan bilis wasn’t very fresh, rather chewy in fact…
I had their Curry Laksa Special (RM9.90) which turned out to be not very special. Capitalising on LL’s friend working there, I asked for extra cockles… which was obliged immediately…
As you can see, presentation needs to be improved. What appeared before me was a bowl filled with very lemak curdled orangey curry topped with a sprig of mint leaves! You can’t see what the condiments are, can you?

Well, there were a few pieces Fu Chook (fried beancurd rolls), Taupok (beancurd puffs), 2 chunks of chicken breast meat and cockles. All these plus the meehoon soaked in a tasteless lemak santany curry. Even with the addition of this sambal below, I still couldn’t finish the bowl of tasteless laksa.
The only saving grace items we had were these…

Their Iced Coffee (RM3.80) was frothy, creamy and not too sweet. It could have been a little bit more “kau” for one who prefers stronger coffee.

The must-try item in any self-respecting kopitiam – Kaya Toast (RM3.80). I like the fact that their bread came in thick slices and toasted perfectly. Kaya & butter (or was that margerine?) were put on the side for you to sapu-sendiri. I like that because you can choose to go light/heavy on the kaya or butter, whatever your fancy!

I would return there for the coffee and toast lah… the rest – no need lah!

My rating: 6/10

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9 Responses to “Pappa Rich”

  1. thenomadGourmand
    February 26, 2009 at 8:08 am #

    eerr…for that price, i wont even step in..what do u think of Old Town? What’s ur recom for such outlets? Kluang? 1 Station? Jz wan ur opinion..

  2. PureGlutton
    February 26, 2009 at 8:23 am #

    nomad: They spent a bomb on the ID of the shop (it looks nice la) so i guess they hv to recoup with such prices! Anyway, most “upmarket” kopitiams like these in Klang Valley charge similar prices, ok! Old Town is tremendously OVER-RATED! Their coffee sucks and most times, service sucks even worse. Kluang Stn – i like their coffee, foodwise – average nia!I think i can cook better nasi lemak than all of them put together, lol!

  3. Derek
    February 26, 2009 at 1:02 pm #

    most definately you can do 50 times better then that!

  4. worldwindows
    February 27, 2009 at 1:34 am #

    Back to basic, I guess.

  5. 550ml jar of faith
    February 27, 2009 at 2:50 am #

    Eeps!! Isn’t it strange how the old kopitiam concept is still mushrooming? I would’ve thought the novelty factor would’ve plateaued, given Old Town’s guerilla type invasion! Pan Mee and curry CCF over this anyday!

  6. PureGlutton
    March 4, 2009 at 4:39 am #

    derek: u sure or not??! :P

  7. PureGlutton
    March 4, 2009 at 4:40 am #

    worldwindows: ya, nothin beats a good local coffee and bread & kaya!

  8. MY JOURNEY
    March 11, 2010 at 7:57 am #

    This Pappa Rich and Old Town sell rubbish,for the same money go and have a great traditional non chained Chinaman Kopitiam, Long live the Hawkers foods!!!!I don't support these crap my rating 0/10 period

  9. Anonymous
    May 30, 2010 at 9:02 am #

    Went to the first store in Singapore. The experience was quite traumatic.Firstly lunch was only available at 12pm(we got there at 1130am) Placed the orders nevertheless but the last dish didnt come until 1.00pm which was meant for my 8 yr old son.He was really hungry by then.There were only 6 of us (3 adults and 3 kids) and guess what, the bill came out to be S$108! Btw Papparich is a US based pastry concept. Nothing original about this paparich except their ridiculous prices and very ordinary food.

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