Been a long time…

It had been a long time since I met Raphael, my ex-student who is currently residing and working in the US, San Francisco to be exact, and comes home once every two years…but we do keep in touch via that social network plus he drops by my blog regularly to see what mischief this old man has been up to. LOL!!! Well, he was back in town and we got together one night…

With Raphael & Gerald

…along with  another ex-student of mine, Gerald, who was Raphael’s classmate in school and whom I had not seen for a long time too.

We agreed to meet at this place

Payung floral decor 1

…that night. Gee! I’ve lost count of the number of times I was there over the past few days…

Payung floral decor 2

Raphael was down with tummy upset so we did not really eat much and spent most of the time chatting. I ordered the mushroom roll, considering that it is not spicy, and also their pomelo salad…

Payung pomelo salad

…to share. Personally, I did not like the strong smell of some leaves that they had in it so I think I would very much prefer their guava salad instead.

Gerald had their otak-otak while I ordered their green chicken curry…

Payung green chicken curry

…which was pretty good and I would add that to my list of options that I could have the next time I dine there.

They fried this dish for me…

Myanmar veg dish

…on the house. The boss said that it was some kind of Myanmarese vegetable dish. It was spicy and quite tasty but I did not think it was anything really special – not something that I would be longing to have again. Actually, I loved the titek, their Indonesian-style tapioca leaves with sweet potatoes that I had had once before but unfortunately it never got permanently featured on their menu. Perhaps unfortunately, it did not go down so well with the other diners.

We were there enjoying ourselves, catching up with old times and old acquaintances and things of general interest…until a BIG group of women came and plonked themselves at the table right beside ours and they were talking so very loudly that we had difficulty getting ourselves heard. In the end, we decided to call it a day and left.

Thanks so much, Gerald, for the treat – we can get together again sometime…and thanks to you too, Raphael. It sure was nice to see you again – do keep in touch as always and thanks for the chocolates…

Chocs from Raphael

…and the fresh supply of…SPAM, American no less!!!!

American SPAM

Eat your hearts out, Claire…and ANT aka Gratitude!!! Muahahahahaha!!!!!