Category Archives: Malaysian

PappaRich, Broadway

I have visited the ever popular PappaRich in Chatswood on many occasions now and still haven’t finished eating my way through their extensive menu. Today I’m paying a visit to their newish Broadway outlet which is no less popular than their Chatswood store, with a queue still hanging around at 2pm on a Saturday arvo.

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PappaRich, Chatswood

PappaRich is the newest contender for the most popular Malaysian restaurant in town. The chain hails from Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia and opened up outlets in Victoria before heading up to Sydney, and the Chatswood store is absolutely packed on the Saturday night we went at 5.30pm to queue up for a table for 7. Even though we had got in early, we were one of the last people to be able to wait inside the foyer; diners who came after us were forced to wait in an orderly queue outside in the cold.

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Sedap, Town Hall

Sydney continues its love affair with Malaysian food with newcomer Sedap opening its doors at Regent Place recently, just a couple stores down from Chanoma Cafe. To create an illusion of an authentic Malaysian street stall in the heart of Sydney, they have  gone for a canteen set up with a mock stall counter at the front and simple furniture. The decor complements the range of hawker style dishes on their menu and there’s even some signs up above their counters which proclaim that they sell the usual suspects of Laksa, Hainanese Chicken Rice etc. but be warned that they do not serve these dishes all day long. We arrived for an early dinner at 5.30pm and were told that we could only order off their dinner menu which doesn’t include the dishes on the signs we had spied.

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The Malaya, King Street Wharf

Sydney has become quite infatuated with Malaysian food over the last year, but The Malaya down on King Street Wharf has been serving up this flavoursome cuisine to Sydneysiders for around 50 years now. My first visit to The Malaya was last year for a work Christmas lunch where we had the banquet menu and I had been pleasantly surprised by their tasty chilli bean sprouts and garlic chives dish.

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Petaling Street: Malaysian Hawker Food, Haymarket

It was only a few years ago that I was whinging about the lack of proper Malaysian restaurants in Sydney, as they were mostly food court or takeaway affairs which made it hard to find a restaurant to have an actual sit down dinner in. Then along came the incredibly successful Mamak, with its eternal long queues which were a necessary evil to confront if you wanted to get a fix of their signature paper thin roti – but if you’re keen to avoid the long queues for tasty Malaysian food then head down George Street to Petaling Street at Haymarket and you won’t be disappointed.

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