I initially wanted to have lunch at Papasan Canteen, I have not been there for more than a year and of late, I’ve been having cravings for their Japanese rice bowl … only to discover that it was now BeanMart. It kindda dimmed my excitement a bit because I did like the food at Papasan. The generous portion size, the Japanese influence … oooo yum. However, BeanMart seemed nice enough, it was worth a try and so, I guess lunch was at this new eatery. It is after all by Papasan, I foresee good food being served here.
*** Papasan Canteen isn’t closed for good or ceased operations, it is still around and going strong. Based on my understanding, BeanMart took over Papasan’s old space, while Papasan moved to another much bigger shop lot down the road. It is located close to one another. If you walk along the row of shops where BeanMart is located at, you’d eventually come to another row of shops that faces this one. That is where Papasan is located. Be sure to look out for the blue exterior and you’d locate the restaurant.
Apologies for some of the blur images 🙄
Sour Spicy Chicken Hamburg Rice Set, 23 ringgit + Otak-otak & Dried Sambal Shrimp Wrap, 14 ringgit
The portion size here is huge. For the $$$ I paid, what I received in return exceeded my expectations. Be sure to come here on empty stomachs to truly enjoy its wholesomeness.
This rice set comes with rice & egg + chicken hamburg + japanese tofu + fruits and you’d get this wholesome combination for only 23 ringgit. The Chicken Hamburg is basically 2 pieces of thick chicken patty, similar to a burger patty except thicker. It is tossed in thick flavorful and somewhat spicy tomato gravy, sprinkled with onions and mushroom. Just munching on the hamburgs alone filled me up. Why? There were two of it and when eaten with the rice and egg, it can keep you going for the rest of the day. I liked it, it was delicious. The Japanese tofu was yummy too. Topped with chicken floss and spring onions, it was soft delicate and moist. The fruits – there were three grapes, two pieces of starfruits and a slice of orange. I sure was stuffed by the time I was done with everything this rice set comes with. It was wholesomely yummy.
Again, at just 14 ringgit, there was a lot more items on this plate than expected. I was expecting to get just a wrap but nope, there also was a side of chips and a serving of yogurt with fruits.
When I first ordered the dish, I thought the ‘Otak-otak’ here meant the fish variety. So, as I was munching into it looking for the fish and the distinctive flavors of otak-otak, I didn’t find much. For a minute there, I was in the ‘what’s going on’ mode until I was told that otak-otak is also a term used to refer to the fruit rojak sauce. Really? I did not know that but it made sense because the distinctive taste of this particular sauce was evident. This wrap to me, was unique. It consisted of ingredients I wouldn’t think of putting into a wrap. Lets start with the chakoi. I’ve never come across a wrap that included chakois but it somehow worked here.it was soft, dense and bouncy and when eaten with the dried shrimp and otak-otak sauce, was surprisingly tasty and nice. If I am not mistaken, there was also some eggs in there. Fruits rojak sauce and chakoi? Who would have thought it was a good combination, ey? Certainly not me. The dried shrimp sambal added the spiciness to the wrap whereass the otak-otak provided some sweetness. I loved it. An enjoyable dish. The chips on the side were a mixed of potato and fish chips. The servingbof yogurt comes with some grapes, starfruit and orange. Overall, a delicious and wholesome dish.
I had an awesome time here. Not only does the food taste good, it comes in a large portion and all that at a pretty generous cost. I’d be back.
Address: No. 17 G, Jalan 1/114, Kuchai Business Centre, Kuala Lumpur.
Opening hours: Mon, Tue, Thurs to Sun, 9 am – 6 pm. Wednesdays Closed.
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Signing out now, Ciao.