Pappa Kopitiam

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If you’re hungry and needed a quick bite, chances are you’ll be heading to the nearest “Kopitiam” to satisfy your hunger pang. And when I mention “Kopitiam”, I don’t mean the traditional neighborhood coffee shop that serves a good variety of food and drinks. A simple search on Wikipedia returned the word “Kopitiam” with this definition …

A kopitiam or kopi tiam is a traditional breakfast and coffee shop found in Malaysia and Singapore in Southeast Asia. The word is a portmanteau of the Malay word for coffee (as borrowed and altered from the Portuguese) and the Hokkien dialect word for shop (?; POJ: tiàm). Menus typically feature simple offerings: a variety of foods based on egg, toast, and kaya, plus coffee, tea, and Milo, a malted chocolate drink which is extremely popular in Southeast Asia, particularly Singapore and Malaysia.

Today there are no less than 100 brand names of modern kopitiams operating in various parts of Malaysia.

Kota Damansara is a fairly new location, at least to some who hasn’t been to this area. Smacked right in the middle of Kota Damansara is a little township known as Dataran Sunway and if you happened to be visiting this area, you’ll notice numerous food eateries popping up all over the area. From Chinese fine dining (Guan Di) to Boutique Cafe (Sit A Spell) and of course countless Kopitiams as well such as Cafe 888, Old Town White Coffee and the latest addition, Pappa Kopitiam.

And the name says it all, Pappa Kopitiam … a place for the Pa Pa to bring the family for some quality family time. Well, it’s more than just that. It’s really a place for all to hang out and have some good viable alternative wherein the coffee culture could be experienced with local flavor and for a more affordable price.

As with any other kopitiam experience, Pappa Kopitiam serves authentic local coffee brews, charcoal toasted Hainan bread served with butter and kaya (a local version of jam made from coconut milk and eggs) and half boiled eggs. The setup is Pappa Kopitiam is pretty unique comparing to the other Kopitiams …they have a reminiscent of the old kopitiams in terms of decor, but yet adding a touch of modern cafe to it.

Of all the varieties of items in their menu, I chose to write about the items below simply because they were my favorite. I’ve visited this place on many occasions but being true to my heart, I always repeat my order in the same manner which is pretty much according to the arrangement below …

I usually will start my order with some Fried Fish Cake and mind you, they make some really awesome fish cake … if not the best! Once you start with a piece … believe me .. you’ll continue down the line with more …. and more.


Once I”m done with the fish cakes, I am ready for my main course … the Dry Curry Mee. The curry mee is served with some toppings of Foo Chok (dried soya bean skin roll), some more fish cakes (yayy!) and a touch of curry. Don’t forget to mix up the bowl of noodle before you start as the sauce are right the the bottom of the bowl. Not too spicy and not too dry, the very perfect combination of a good Dry Curry Mee for me!


And how can you not order some half boiled eggs in a Kopitiam? Of the many different Kopitiams I have visited, I would like to give Pappa Kopitiam a special recommendation for their Half Boiled Eggs. Consistency is why this place is so good. Never in my experience where I find a place serving half boil egg at this consistency i.e. same quality and taste. But during my latest visit, I experience something out of the ordinary … my half boil eggs were slightly a little over boiled. But still, they changed it for me. Oh well, perhaps it was because I visited them at 12 midnight and they were all tired after a hard day’s work.


These are links to some other reviews on this place

The Star Paper
Fooxion – The Malaysian Food Connexion
I’m Saimatkong
Jules Eating Guide To Malaysia

If you would like to visit this place, their location details are as below.

Pappa Kopitiam
No. 2-1, Jalan PJU 5/5,
Dataran Sunway, Kota Damansara,
47810 Petaling Jaya, Selangor Darul Ehsan.
Tel : 03-6141 7128
Website : Pappa Kopitiam

Other branches are in Selayang Mall (Selayang), Bandar Bukit Tinggi 2 (Klang) and Sunway Pyramid (Sunway).

Location Map of Dataran Sunway


  1. h Said,

    Fish cakes at kopi tiam? Same as fishball, but square isnt it? Curry mee looked really nice. Definitely wort a visit!


  2. wmw Said,

    Yah…dry curry mee looks interesting!


  3. jason Said,

    Suddenly feel like having half boiled eggs. 🙁


  4. Julian Si Said,

    Your photos are amazing, thanks for sharing your blog … and for adding my little blog to your list as well!


  5. Simon Seow Said,

    I like their Teh-C, really good and rich in tea taste. Hainamese Chicken chop also good.


  6. jullienz Said,

    i heard there is a new pappa opening at kota dsara too but opposite Segi college. Newer concept. should check it out ! and yes the half boiled eggs are my fav!!


  7. huooi Said,

    pappa rich at cova square yes !! a brand new one. as a student! i cant wait man!


  8. mimco Said,

    hey,im a student at segi and yes…!! cova square is opening soon i think! cant wait 4 some good food


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