For today’s cheap eats I thought I’d go and check out the newly opened PappaRich in the Canberra Centre.
Now if you haven’t been to a PappaRich before (there are a few in Melbourne and other states) then you wouldn’t know about their bizarre ordering system. You are firstly seated at a table (one I felt cramped at), then you are asked to check out the extensive menu and write your choices down on some ordering pad. You are then required to buzz a ‘odd’ bell for the waiter to come back over. Very bizarre. Putting that aside however, the food was amazing and cheap.
I had the most popular dish on the menu, the Roti Canai Chicken curry with traditional Hainan bread (pictured). The meat was succulent and the sauces were some of the best I’ve had. Spicy, aromatic and complimentary. The Hainan bread had a sweet taste to it and melted in the mouth. No method to this dish, just dip the bread in the mix and with your hands create your own flavour combos.
All this with a coke for under $16.