Ando: I missed out on the PappaRich Parramatta opening as I was interstate but once I returned to Sydney, I made it my mission to visit. Since it is located within the Westfield Parramatta complex, it meant that parking for diners is less hassle. We arrived on a busy weeknight, Belle and I had to wait 5 minutes before we were seated but that gave us plenty of time to browse the menu.
Whilst seated we were handed a menu and there was an ordering pad on the table. We wrote down what we wanted, pressed the table buzzer and handed our order to the waiter. Since PappaRich just opened, the waiter informed us that there would be a 15 minute wait for the satay sticks and roti. We didn’t mind the wait.
Milo Dinosaur – Iced milo ($4.5). Kopi Cham Milo – Iced coffee and milo ($4.5). I prefer the iced beverages over the hot ones as I find the portion size for hot beverages a little too small!
Satay Mixed – 3 sticks of satay chicken and 3 sticks of satay beef ($13.9). Meats here are marinated in fresh lemongrass and turmeric to give it a fragrant smell and unique taste. The sticks are served with their homemade satay sauce (peanut sauce), cucumbers and onion. The raw onions here were intense! I could hardly eat two pieces!
Roti Canai with Beef Rendang ($13.9). Roti Canai is a type of Indian-influenced flat bread originally from India but also found in Malaysia and Indonesia. It is soft and fluffy in the inside but crispy and flaky on the outside. The beef rendang was slightly cold when served and seemed as though its been sitting around the kitchen. The sambal was hot and spicy just how we liked it.
Nasi Lemak (2 dishes) with Curry Chicken & Sambal Prawn ($15.9). The steamed rice was infused with aromatic coconut milk and served with curry chicken, sambal prawns, fried anchovies, fried peanuts, hard boiled egg, daily made spicy sambal and cucumber slices. Again, the sambal was the winning element of the dish.
No split bills are allowed and there is a $30 minimum on EFTPOS. I’m loving PappaRich in Parramatta and have already been twice!
Westfield Parramatta Shop 2185A, 159-175 Church Street, Parramatta, NSW 2150
(02) 9633 3387