In and out of love…

Three of my cousins and a nephew came over from Kuching/Kota Kinabalu on a makan (eating) spree, putting the blame on me for luring them over with all my posts in my blog on the food here. Tsk! Tsk!

First stop, Rasa Sayang for the kampua noodles…but though they liked it, I did not think that it swept them off their feet. I think, like my daughter, Melissa, they have a preference for kolo mee and they also have pretty nice kampua noodles in Kuching…and maybe Kota Kinabalu as well. It certainly seems that the Foochows are everywhere these days. Besides, what they serve at Rasa Sayang isn’t exactly authentic kampua, more a cross between it and kolo mee and they probably would prefer something more original like what they had in the past.

Next stop, Noodle House…and they had the fried kompiaΒ , both minced meat and three-layer pork, and of course, the mille crepes. They would rather have their kompias plain but needless to say, they fell head over heels in love with the latter. When we got there, only the vanilla mille crepe was available so we ordered that to share…and they all loved it a lot. A while later, I noticed that their double chocolate mille crepe was ready so I ordered that for them…and they changed their minds right away and promptly declared that they loved this one a whole lot more. In fact, they loved it so much that they started making plans to order one whole cake to take back to Kuching – though I wonder how they could do so as the chocolate would melt and it would be a mess by the time they got home.

Dinner that night was at Payung Cafe…and they loved the place and the food there. Of course, I ordered for them my favourites – the belimbing prawns, the otak-otak, the ikan keli, the mushroom roll and the Payung rojak…and I also ordered this guava salad as well…

Payung guava salad

…and everyone loved it.

I tried the chicken masala

Payung chicken masala

…which all of us thought was quite good but we would prefer our regular curry as this had a slightly sourish taste owing to the yogurt used in the preparation but there was the general consensus though that it was nice and would be a welcome change once in a while.

The mango ice cream…

Payung mango ice cream

…was very well-recieved – they all liked it a lot even though they used the local mango variety – our quinee and not the actual mango as everyone would know it. As for me, I thought the durian ice Β cream that I had before was a whole lot nicer.

They also loved the jelly pisang…and then they tried the banana cake with ice cream…

Payung banana cake & ice cream

…and that stole the show and had all of them singing its praises and considering that they never liked banana cake any time, any place before, that would be a double whammy, I must say.

Now, guess what they ended up carting home on their flight home from Sibu… LOL!!!

Author: suituapui

Ancient relic but very young at heart. Enjoys food and cooking...and travelling and being with friends.

26 thoughts on “In and out of love…”

  1. U really need to get a vvip card from payung…
    I think most of ur post sure got mention abt this restaurant…
    Pst pst.. R u one of the tau keh? Not those tauge in those Ipoh tauge chicken…
    I bet that payung food should b real good…
    So u must bring me there yah…TAUKEH …lol…

    No need for a card – just go there and mention my name and you’ll get vvip treatment. Hehehehehe!!!!! No, unfortunately I’m not one of the taugeh there and yes, the food is good…and as a whole, I like the place – very relaxed and comfortable and you can sit and chat as long as you like…and everybody’s very friendly (and speaks English). Sure I will bring you there – like I told my cousins it is like a main tourist attraction in Sibu now. So when are you coming? πŸ˜‰

    1. Don’t forget the eye candy too…lol!

      Ya…ya…he’s around, and is always nice and friendly too. πŸ˜‰

  2. Nice food itinerary – it’s like the best Sibu has to offer! πŸ™‚

    You’re an excellent food guide, perhaps you should consider doing it full time. Haha! Food tours by STP!

    Noodle House was a great recommendation from you – I’ve been there before but never ate the stuff that was really good, the menu is rather extensive.

    Yup…they have a lot to offer but I would only go there for those few items – I don’t think MOST of the things on their menu are really great…unlike Payung – just a short and simple menu but most everything there is nice – so nice that my cousins ordered seconds! No lah! I love having company…so anybody who comes around, I enjoy going out with them and taking them to eat the best that this town has to offer… You’ll be home next week eh? Looking forward to that. πŸ˜‰

  3. I know I’ll definitely be in good hands! πŸ˜‰ You’ve got a starving communist to feed soon enough!

    Can’t wait… πŸ˜‰

  4. oh guava salad?? it looks like rojak minus the sauce but i guess similarly tasty right since everyone loved it.. love that mango ice cream too, looks like it’s all homemade with real mangoes?? and finally that banana cake, wow, looks so moist and close to the texture of nyonya kuih, haha~~

    Dunno how they make that, a bit sourish and sweet – more like Thai salad. Ya…they make everything themselves…small place, limited menu…so they can pay more attention to quality rather than quantity. You must come to Sibu, and you must drop by here…

  5. Drooling just looking at your dessert photos…the mango ice cream…I must try making my own mango ice cream..using yogurt πŸ™‚ healthier and I think it would be nice. I love Quinee too but might bit a strong for making ice cream. Have you tried making quinee sambal. You must if you have not…it is so good that ohhhh say talking about it makes me salivates ! πŸ™‚ Have a great day chilling out with Melissa.

    I’ve had emplam and kedundung sambal… Not sure whether I made with unripe quinee or not, can’t remember. You mean with the ripe ones? Here, we have another variety we call mawang or buah bawang – thick brown skin, inside like quinee a bit but a bit fibrous – we use that to make sambal too. Very nice! Yum! Yum!!! LOL!!! πŸ˜€ Goo dluck with your mango ice cream. Now that your kids are away, can make a trip here with your wild boar – drag Claire along. She’s also very lonely… πŸ˜‰

  6. wow…I have fallen in love with the desserts! Take me there next time… hahaha….

    You went there when you were in town, didn’t you? Of course, once is never enough… Must go again! LOL!!! πŸ˜€

  7. The guava salad looks good….

    It is! Everybody says it’s nice. You haven’t dropped by there yet? Hmmm…you don’t know what you’re missing… πŸ˜‰

  8. Oh!….every dish looks so great and delicious. I would prefer durian ice cream to mango. In they end your cousins bring back the banana cake instead of the chocolate mille crepe, rite?

    LOL!!! You will have to wait and see – will reveal everything in the post – day after tomorrow, I think… πŸ˜‰ I am still waiting for you to come and visit Sibu. When? When? When? πŸ˜‰

  9. Let me guess. They brought the banana cake home. πŸ˜›

    Hah!!! Like I told Irene, you’ll have to wait and see in the next few posts… This is like those tv series – to make sure you’ll come back for more. LOL!!! πŸ˜€

  10. Have you tried the Kolo Mee in KL? My friend said it tasted very different from the original one.

    Where did your friend go to eat? I’ve had one at Damansara Uptown – they call it Sarawak dry mee but there is a world of difference between that and kolo mee in Kuching.
    Not that it wasn’t nice though – it turned out to be more like Sibu kampua mee instead, quite good actually…but I hear the place has closed down. The one at Asia City sucks big time:

  11. Wow…I didn’t know that Sibu oso has mille crepe. The chocolate ones indeed looks better than the vanilla one. I like banana cake too..and this one looks so moist! Your blog is really an eye-opener to me about food in Sibu!

    It depends. My cousins loved the chocolate one…but those West Malaysian blogger-friends of mine preferred the vanilla – not so sweet, they said. I like the chocolate too – stronger taste (RM8.80)…even though the vanilla is also nice…and cheaper as well (RM6.60)…and definitely cheaper than anywhere in West Malaysia. The banana cake? None of them ever liked that…but they loved this one so much…right here in Sibu, of all the places.

  12. Oh…no no..if take away the crepe must consume it fast.The other day I went to Pavilion and tao pao one pcs to try…GeeeΒΈ upon reaching home the crepe melted.

    Ok leh? They took to my place and put in the fridge…and took out just before going to the airport for their flight. They survived quite well… Pavilion one, not nice leh…and RM10.50 a slice some more. I bought back to the hotel – also o.k. Maybe you were on the road too long.

  13. How come you never order those stuff kat Payung for me?..not fair leh.

    What? What? You had the belimbing prawns and the otak-otak and the rojak Payung…and the jelly pisang even though Simon does not eat fruits:
    …plus we had the stuff from the Bandong stall…and you kept complaining that you could not get into your very tight skirt…bla…bla…bla!!! The mango (or durian) ice cream is seasonal…and I wouldn’t dare to order the banana cake – you masterchef, sure yours would be a lot nicer one. Hehehehehe!!!!!

  14. Hi, the guava salad look so appetizing. Chicken masala look delicious and the mango ice cream needless to say…. make me scream…. I want ice cream,LOL

    The banana cake with ice cream look like to die for type of dessert. I’m churning my vanilla ice cream in freeze now and I got ripe banana at home, lets see what dessert I can come out with later……

    Have a nice day.

    Banana split? πŸ˜‰ Ya…most of the things here are nice – really worth dropping by when in town.

  15. I know what your cousins brought back la. hahahahhahahha..because i saw it!!!! We order a pc banana cake to try too, but after the lunch, we were too full, ended up we ta pow, so no ice cream to go with it, i saw the tupperware got two slices, not sure if that is their standard or they give me one extra slice. hahahhaha..And they give us something new to try, still not in menu. Don’t worry, nothing “big”, something sometime i fix for my boys too. kekekekkekeke..

    I like the jelly pisang, really nice! How come when i am young that time i never try before? Maybe during my time no more already????

    Maybe. If your time, next to Cathay Cinema (now Star Cineplex) there was Sugar Bun already, not Ban Chuan coffee shop – no more lah! That place was the only place in Sibu selling jelly pisang so when it closed down, the specialty died out with it. 😦 Now, what did they let you try? They let me try something also last night – but not really nice… You will have to wait for the post to see what it was. Hehehehehe!!!! My cousins? They bought more than just banana cake – you will see in tomorrow’s post. LOL!!! πŸ˜€

  16. given the choice of mango and durian…i will vote mango! the mango ice cream you showed looks interesting!

    Ah…finally! Someone who’s not a durian lover…

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