Papasan Canteen at Kuchai Lama Kuala Lumpur, or 883, or for whatever name you would like to title this lovely cafe, food here will still shine brightly with noteworthy taste, at the same time putting smiles on our face once served, thanks to the beautiful presentation in style that we like – patterned plates and wood =D .
It is sort of clever to take the homophone of papasan and call this place 883. Whole lot more easier to remember but reminds us about Chinese food court. Lol. But looking at the shop name with “san”, which is added at the end of a person’s name in Japanese to convey respect, we can somehow relates Papasan with Japanese cuisine. And yay, Papasan Canteen menu does live up to its name.
Food selection here comprises of modern Japanese cuisine with Western twist, creatively infused with out-of-the-box ideas. Says, Affogato with Salmon Skin and Baileys! We really want to try this out but food portion here was quite hearty that by the time we finished our sushi, Japanese curry rice and hotdog bun, we decided to keep this cool dessert for next visit. We’ve got a scoop of Wasabi Ice Cream from super friendly boss. That was so nice so check it out. #ThankYou
Omu Curry Rice RM18
Coming back to what we had. Started with omu curry rice – our favourite Japanese comfort food. Japanese rice topped with omelette, dressed with thick and rich Japanese curry in mild spiciness, sided with generous pieces of fried chicken. Thumbs up on the freshly deep fried chicken with addictive crunchiness (gimme beer!), but for the omu, it is more like normal crepe style egg, so don’t expect lava scrambled egg.
Chicken Sausage Bun with Fries RM16
Feeling a bit hesitate at first on whether we should order Chicken Sausage Bun. It seems way to ordinary when there are so many, better choices to go for on Papasan Canteen menu. Not till we sink our teeth onto it. Fluffy bun nestled with bouncy German-size chicken hotdog, winning points went to the pickles, bonito flakes and spicy mayo that work wonders adding flavours. We especially enjoyed the tangy, sourish pickles that helped to brighten up the overall taste. Suggest to take deep bite for satisfying munch.
Salmon Mentai Maki RM18
Don’t wanna lie. Had Salmon Mentai Maki because we loved the tree trunk wooden plate hahahaha. But the maki roll was as pretty as the serving ware, taste equally good too! Sushi rice rolled with crab meat and seaweed, topped with salmon, torched it slightly. Finished with mayo drizzles and cod fish roe. Looked at the amount cod fish roe! So generous. Finish all six and you will be full by then.
Caffe Latte RM9
Coffee here is better than expected. Decent, smooth, nicely frothed. Thumbs up to the effort. Other beverage to go for include Mojito/Sparkling like Signature Tangerine Plum, Passion Fruits, Watermelon; Matcha, chocolate, white chocolate, honey ginger tea, hot tangerine plum, tea in pot, house cold brew iced tea and more.
Most items are priced within RM20, only a handful of them above RM20. Yakiniku Don, Tori Teriae Don, Unagi Tamago Don, Bili-Bara Don, Kalai-Kalai Udon, Vegetarian Miso Udon, Truffle Oil Olio Pasta, Kaisen Tomato Pasta, Seafood Fried Udon, Carbonara Saba Pasta, Asari Miso Soup, Unagi Tamgo Maki and so forth- we certainly have more reason to come back to check out other dishes.
No. 17-G, Jalan 1/114,
Off Jalan Kuchai Lama,
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Opening Hours: 10AM – 10PM