PappaRam Malaysian Kitchen

45 JP Rizal St., Calumpang, Marikina, Metro Manila

PappaRam Malaysian Kitchen
3.5 Stars

4 Reviewers

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Business Hours
Reopens: 11:00a - 10:30p


  • Sunday
    • Closed
  • Monday
    • 11:00a - 10:30p
  • Tuesday
    • 11:00a - 10:30p
  • Wednesday
    • 11:00a - 10:30p
  • Thursday
    • 11:00a - 10:30p
  • Friday
    • 11:00a - 10:30p
  • Saturday
    • 11:00a - 10:30p

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Most Recent Reviews

Dennis O.
4.0 Stars

PappaRam is a friendly neighborhood hole in the wall malaysian cuisine restaurant in Marikina. The place is alfresco with an open kitchen. I think the place could be hot during summer luckily we went during night. The place is very simple resembles a hawker kind of vibe. You a place is legit good when you people ordering to go meal for their dinner at home. On our visit there was quite a number of Marikina locals getting their to go meal for dinner at home. This made me more excited to try out their dishes.

PappaRam malaysian dishes are real legit good. I ordered thei nasi lemak beef rendangand it was really good. Presentation wise it was not that appealing but the beef was tender with a bit of sweetness. Add a bit of their delicious chili paste and some of the nuts/dilis to the rice and for sure you'll love it. Love the overall mix of spices on this dish. My brother got the nasi goreng special that comes with 2 bbq sticks. My brother also enjoyed this dish but if you are not a big fan spicy food be sure to ask the waiter to seperate the chili sauce. Their laksa was also good just hope they could use a better quality of fishballs for it.

Overall of you are looking for authentic Malaysian cuisine I highly recommend this place. Just be sure to have patience. Their serving time can be a bit slow during peak hours.

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Butch G.
3.0 Stars

We had the cereal prawn, chicken mi goreng, mixed vegetables. It”s worth a try...

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Reich T.
4.0 Stars

There is a newcomer that got me all hot and bothered. A new kid on the block, one of the neophytes that graced Calumpang. Take a wild guess? Or would you like to but a vowel?

I am referring to Papparam Malaysian Kitchen. I have an affinity with Asian Cuisine and Malaysian Grub tickles my tastebuds.

It was way past 8pm when we decided to get some dinner. He was undecided and i was lazy. Then i thought of Papparam. I was in explorer mode all of a sudden.

The restaurant is located along JP Rizal Street in Calumpang (thank you, Waze). The facade is bright and inviting, one would not miss the signage. The interior is straightforward, wooden chairs and tables. I particularly liked the open kitchen and the counter that serves as an dining are for patrons who are on-the-go. Ah oh, i like the wooden high chairs.

The menu is pretty extensive, from laksa to satay down to teh tarik.

We settled on the following:

Mee Goreng is a flavorful and spicy fried noodle dish common in Malaysia. This is usually comprised of yellow noodles sautéed with garlic, onion, prawn, chicken, beef, sliced bakso, chili, veggies and egg.

Source: Wikipedia

First, i aint got a faintest idea how a legit Mee Goreng tastes like. Basing on the stuff i read on Wiki and how Papparam's version tastes like, i believe they nailed it in terms of taste (not in the Malaysian way but in a subdued Filipinized Malaysian way). The noodles are a mixture of different flavors that work well together. There were generous amounts of meat and they even added some fried chicken on the side for safety measure.

Rendang is a spicy meat dish which originated from the Minangkabau ethnic group of Indonesia. This dish is also served in the Malay community across Asia.

Similar to the Mee Goreng, i dunno how a traditional Rendang should taste like. Papparam's version is okay as the meat is cooked perfectly, the beef is tender. There is something lacking in the consistency of the sauce though, cant put my finger on it. I guess it is not as thick as the other Rendangs ive tried.

The roti is awesome as it has the perfect consistency - soft and chewy. This is best eaten when dipped in curry.

Overall, we enjoyed our spur-of-the-moment dinner at Papparam. The food is good (not necessarily legit tasting as original). They tweaked some of the flavors to suit the Pinoy palate.

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Bibien T.
3.0 Stars

I read about this place from an article online, so I excitedly brought my officemates here. We were all craving for spicy food that day, so we thought this choice was perfect.

The place, although a small, hole in the wall restaurant wasn't that hard to find (as long as you have Waze). 128521 Although it was al fresco and it had an open kitchen, it wasn't that hot inside.

My officemates and I had two viands and two cups of rice to share (there were three of us).

Malaysian Chicken Curry - The chicken was cooked well, and was very tender. The curry sauce, though, was bland and watery. 128546 Also, it lacked spice.

Beef Rendang - I was so excited to try this! I'm always looking for some good Rendang, like the one I tried in Indonesia, but I seriously haven't tried any here that I liked. Their rendang was also not to my liking. The meat was tender, but it was bland. The sauce was a bit sweet because of the coconut, but I didn't taste the spices and the heat that a Rendang would usually have. Can anyone recommend a restaurant that serves good Rendang? 128546

Their food is bland and a bit sweet, maybe to cater to the Filipino palate. Malaysian food is very flavorful, so I hope they could improve their recipes. With that being said, I'm still planning to come back soon to try their other fares, because maybe we just ordered the wrong items. The price point, service by their friendly staff and serving sizes will make you reconsider. 128522

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