Returning to PappaRich after some time I was struck by how popular it remains and in a world of constantly closing restaurants says something for the quality and value of the food.
Nicely decorated and set up, with waiters both attentive and friendly, it has a welcoming atmosphere. The system for ordering is to mark a card with your choices from the extensive menu, push a call button and along comes your waiter.
It is now BYO, with a modest corkage charge, and glasses came quickly for our bottle of rosé – which with its crispness was well suited to spicy food.
We began with prawn dumplings – plump, gelatinous dumplings filled with a mix of chopped prawn and bamboo shoots – very good beginning.
Then Vegetarian Shui Kau – triangular shaped in dumpling skins, water chestnuts, carrots, mushrooms make up the filling – a little mild chill dipping sauce and again a very pleasant dish.
A couple of mains followed – Papa Wat Tan Hor – a mix of thick flat noodles in a rich and creamy egg gravy, along with prawns, fish cake, chicken and Chinese greens – generous size and well flavoured.
And finally, Biryani rice -colourful orange and yellow grains – served with “mutton” curry – a pretty authentic looking and tasting vegetarian curry, with a pleasant chewy texture – served with a pappadum and cucumber. I liked this a lot.
Once again we enjoyed our visit with the food well prepared and presented; good value dishes, friendly staff and certainly a popular place. We will be back, soon.