Went to Papparich in Parramatta Westfield Shopping Centre the other day. Over the moon to find that they had green tea options in their dessert section!
Papparich is a Malaysian restaurant that is pretty much going global right now. It’s a fancy and also affordable restaurant. They must be doing something right because they’re everywhere in Australia right now, including 5 restaurants in Sydney! And their service was also good. Kudos to the waitress that counted all those coins we gave her!
What’s interesting about their dessert menu is that green tea ice cream isn’t a traditional Malaysian dessert. But Papparich jazzed up these traditional Malaysian desserts with some matcha ice cream! YASSSS!!
My friends KaF, JeT and I ordered these three matcha-related things:
Pappa ABC Special with Premium Ice Cream (Green Tea) by KaF
This is probably the only traditional Malay dessert we ordered out of the three in this blog post. I didn’t have a taste of this one since I already had this before in the Papparich Broadway restaurant.
I have so much to say about this dessert because it has so many components to it. Quite a mouthful (HAH).
Ehm, so as I was saying… it’s really sweet and almost savoury due to the peanuts in the bowl. It comes with a bunch of ingredients you wouldn’t normally put together such as corn, sultanas, red bean paste, I think lychee as well? The giant shaved ice structure in the middle is drizzled in cocopandan syrup and condensed milk. And most importantly, the green tea ice cream at the top! If the red bean paste wasn’t there, the ice cream might’ve felt a little out of place because it’s got that bitter taste that doesn’t complement the tropical elements of the dish. But, the red bean paste definitely built a bridge between tropical and matcha.
Final thoughts: The ~$11 cost is actually worth it considering there’s a lot of it to eat. You might need help finishing this! Better hurry because it ain’t nice when the ice melts and becomes a soup.
Pappa Premium Ice Cream (Green Tea) by Nurilen (me)
Probably the most boring out of the list… and pretty much a normal ice cream served with banana and wafer. I liked it because it was simple… so my main focus will be the matcha ice cream itself. The colour is just gorgeous. It was nice and creamy which means it’s some good quality ice cream. As for the actual matcha taste, I felt that was a bit of a let down. You could hardly taste it which I felt was a huge downer. If I want matcha ice cream, I want matcha taste! Maybe it’s because my taste buds have been desensitised to the taste that I need a higher concentration of it.
Final thoughts: it’s good for a basic dessert. Was it worth the ~$8 cost? Not really… GOOD QUALITY matcha ice creams on their own are usually this much, which this one wasn’t. Gotta up your game with the matcha content Papparich!
Matcha Rocks by JeT
I am such a newbie at this food blogging thing I didn’t really take a proper picture of the drink. You can find a fancy, more professional looking picture of the Matcha Rocks on the Papparich website.
I don’t know if this is a typical Malaysian-style drink. To me, it looks like a typical ice cream smoothie, except with the exotic matcha flavour and red bean elements.
You can never go wrong with green tea and red bean together. My comments on the green tea ice cream in this drink are the same as above.
Final thoughts: $7.50 for this jumbo drink is pretty good. Be careful with what meal you pair this with though as you might not be able to finish it. I really don’t like wasting good food and drinks. This drink is a meal in itself so if you’re having a giant plate of Papparich’s roti canai and curry… watch out. Although… since it is milky, it might be a great help when soothing your tongue from all that spicy curry.
Terima Kasih Papparich! Makanannya enak!