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Jul 23, 2014 05:53 PM

PappaRich - Malaysian chain in Ktown

Stumbled across the first US branch of the Malaysian chain PappaRich while driving around Ktown yesterday.

Has anyone tried the place, authentic?

721 S.Western Av, LA CA 90005.

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  1. It's like rotiboy and papparoti

    Seems like the naming is all mixed up, I've seen papparoti with that chef character, now they're all papparich.. supposed to be the same company ?

    There's one in pasadena as well... but not officially on the franchise list on the website hmm

    I'll need to check this out!

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    1. re: blimpbinge

      the pasadena one is not related to the chain

      1. re: thefatknightrises

        How does that work? They use the same name, same character, etc, but not related? I'm just curious.

        1. re: blimpbinge

          maybe papparich is the malay equivalent to sam woo?

          1. re: blimpbinge

            Same font, yeah. Different logo of an old dude with a mustache. Hell if I know. All I know is that it's a chain import from Malaysia. The KTown one (which is the one I've been to) serves Malaysian food and is technically called PappaRich Cafe. The Pasadena one just serves some buns and Peet's? Different websites too.

      2. there's supposed to be a second location in the LA area, both to be open sometime during the 3rd quarter of 2014. any ideas of where it is/will be?

        1. Let's hope it FLIES....rim shot please

          1. The one in Pasadena has the buns (which ARE good) but not much else on the menu - it's mostly a drinks place.

            1. I didn't know we had one in LA! I've been to one of the Papparich locations in Kuala Lumpur -- it's like fast food Malaysian food. Decent, but the local shops are better. But in LA, where it's so hard to find Malaysian food, it could be a godsend! Hopefully I'll get out there soon.

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              1. re: boogiebaby

                the website left me with the impression of a malaysian denny's.

                1. re: barryc

                  accurate. but we're too desperate for malaysian to complain, right?

                  still would probably go to penang in west covina if i want mediocre malaysian.