Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Who's Your Papa?

Japanese Fusion

Genebin and Zo in Kuchai Lama is no more. In place of that cafe is a Japanese fusion restaurant that goes by the name PapaSan Canteen. One Saturday afternoon, KH and I had our lunch paktor session there. The owners implemented a 'forced' daap3  toi4+2 concept with the use of long tables. Very much like school canteens. All this to encourage diners to talk to strangers sitting beside them. In my opinion, there are two possible scenarios:
  1. Hey, that looks good. What is that?
  2. Oh God, don't order this. It tastes like crap. 
The food's quite good really. Firstly, we had the signature Papasan Roll. Supposedly contains foie gras, but I couldn't detect it through all the garlic mayo. Served on log slice. Very Instagrammable. Next was something the waiter recommended-- G.M.C., short for Garlic Mayo Chicken. Big chuncks of chicken that are crispy on the outside and moist on the inside. And of course smothered with garlic mayo. See the pattern? Chef Jimmy loves garlic mayo. We were already full from that two, but we didn't stop there. We also ordered the Soft Shell Crab Salad that comes with black sesame dressing. Lunch ended on a 'sweet' note because they gave us free ice cream! Wasabi ice cream to be exact. Haha. Didn't heed the warning to take small bites. Felt that taking big bites gave a better kick. Papasan Canteen seems to support LGBT rights. At one corner, there's a consignment of zào handmade soap with a six-colour flag. You can check them out on Instagram here.

zào handmade soap

Wasabi Ice Cream

In the evening, I had to accompany mum to a HuaZong dinner at Wisma HuaZong. It's that white tower along the Sungai Besi Expressway. You can't miss it. HuaZong is the Federation of Chinese Associations Malaysia in case you're wondering. They spent MYR80,000,000 to build this new headquarters and according to an article in The Star, it looks a bit like the Great Hall of the People in Tian'anmen Square. Even the PRC government showed some support by gifting HuaZong with two stone lions that flank the entrance. During the dinner, prizes were given out for a Chinese short film competition on filial piety. Among the judges were Chong Keat Aun (ex-AIFM DJ who left due to missing SPM certificate) and Lim Chew Yin (ex-HVD actress and Yigaho boss). I was kind of surprised by the results as my favourite didn't win a single prize. Alamak!

Pillars

Patrons

Hall

2 comments:

Twilight Man said...

I had never seen this impressive place. Need to check it out.

William said...

@Twi:
Huge place.