Wednesday, December 29, 2010

pappaRich has super buttery buns!

destructive behavior means willingly engaging oneself in bad-for-you activities. for instance, like eating candy right before your dentist appointment or smoking crack. if you find yourself in the presence of this man, he will surely enable you in every single destructive way possible. don't let that happy smile fool ya. bad man.

he guards the entrance to his lair of badness....a lair known for especially entrapping people with muffin tops and those that swear that they won't eat badly anymore but end up DOING THE EXACT OPPOSITE. oh man, i confess...i'm one of THOSE. how the heck did i end up with greasy, buttery lips when i promised i wouldn't overindulge on random fats anymore? fail.

for $5.25, this combo snack did me in. their fragrant english tea washed down the buttery evidence left from their signature papparich bun.

and their bun. dear lord. this korean style bun has a layer of mocha cream paste on top which gets melted on the bun during the baking process. the resulting effect is a sweet, somewhat crunchy exterior. once you break into the bun, you reveal soft, pillowy bread innards AND an alarming pat of butter in the center that barely melted through. "holy crap, i just bought bigger pants yesterday!" i exclaimed once i took my initial bite. the sopping buttery middle was a little bit too much for me to enjoy so i ate around it like a beaver gnawing on tasty driftwood. although papparich has oodles of die hard fans, for once, the fatty in me actually thought it was too buttery and just.too.much. go figure.

i will probably give these buttery buns another try and only if they are piping hot. not to mention all the coffee choices that i did not partake in which warrants a second visit. till then, i give papparich a lukewarm high five.

100 W. Green St.

Pasadena, CA 91105

(626) 440-0009
price: $
verdict: it's aight
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  1. A lukewarm high five is kinda like a medium five. Or maybe just a three.

  2. I feel more offended by the sight of that stream of yellow butter than I ever have from the verbal obscenities spewed forth from the lips of our fave profane blogger Tony C.

  3. I honestly wasn't a big fan of the buns. It was fine, but not at those prices. I'd rather eat my buns from a bakery in SGV that charges $1

  4. sharon- it's more like a high five with only three digits extended.

    diana- haha! yes, that stream of yellow butter was obscene.

    danny- i hear there's a chinese copycat version out in rowland heights.

  5. Wow, that was an anticlimactic review ;-) The buns were good, but Danny's right, a little pricey.

  6. cathy- it was a slippery, buttery slope with that one...positives and negatives to that fatass bun :0


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