Do you fancy local comfort foods like chicken rice, laksa and nasi lemak but dislike the messy environment of coffee shops and the exorbitant prices of plusher alternatives like those in hotel cafes? Perhaps Papparich offers a middle ground solution.
PappaRich at Westgate is one of their several outlets that have mushroomed in Singapore in recent times. The decor is a mix of modern and classical western, with the dark wood paneling and soft lighting providing a comfortable environment to dine in. The menu contains a wide selection of the usual local favourites with most of the items priced from around $10 to $15 each. At lunch time, some set lunch options are made available at either $9.90 or $10.90. Basically some of the usual main dishes are offered at a slightly reduced rate together with a cup of tea or coffee.
We tried the prawn mee and dry kuay teow sets (each at $9.90). The prawn mee was excellent. The stock was flavourful and the ingredients were fresh and generous. The dry kuay teow was however a tale of two parts. The kuay teow part was good with the smooth noodles (somewhat like the ipoh hor fun kind of variety) and the crunchy bean sprouts going very well with the soy sauce. The steamed chicken was quite ordinary and a bit dry.
The meal ended with a coffee served in the traditional cup and saucer. We forgot that, as in the traditional way, it came with sugar and milk already added, which was in excess of what we would have liked . Next time we must ask for reduced sugar and milk.
Overall, the lunch was good value for money, considering the prices that even the humble food court charges these days! Here the quality of good was generally good, there is service and you get a comfy environment.
Service : 3
Value : 4
Atmosphere : 3
Overall Rating : 3 TOPs
3 Gateway Drive
Tel: 6465 9586
Nearby MRT Stations: Jurong East
#Food fact – Prawn mee (also called Hae mee) is said to be brought to Singapore in the 1880s by immigrants from Fujian, China.
In post-war Singapore, Hokkien prawn noodle soup was served along Hokkien Street and was popular with the night crowd of cabaret girls and other visitors.
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