If you remember, I did mention in a previous post that my godson/ex-student, Andrew, and his wife, Michelle, and daughter, Ashley, were back from Christchurch, New Zealand and were in Sibu for a while. They wanted to drop by here one day for lunch but it was closed and then on another day, they asked me if it was open or not but when I asked them later, they said that they did not manage to drop by that evening either. That was why when we went out together for lunch the other day, I just HAD to bring them there.

Honestly, I do think that anyone coming to town simply MUST drop by here to enjoy all the nice stuff that they have on their menu and true enough, they loved everything that we had. Having lived overseas for a while, I was afraid that they might not be able to handle anything a bit too spicy so I ordered the kacangma chicken…

Payung kacangma chicken

…and the mushroom roll…

Payung mushroom roll

…and of course, the uniquely different Payung rojak

Payung rojak

I also ordered the Payung chicken…

Payung yogurt chicken

…which is cooked using yogurt, non-spicy and very nice and they loved everything…even the otak-otak

Payung otak-otak

…that I insisted that they must try even though that is a little bit spicy, just a little bit…and thankfully, they were all right with it.

They enjoyed EVERYTHING…and commented that everything here was different from anything served elsewhere and that made it extra special, a cut above the rest. Michelle was very full already after they had cleaned up the plates but Andrew insisted on ordering the durian ice cream…

Payung durian ice cream

…for her to try and it absolutely swept her off her feet. She loved it and enjoyed it so much that she finished most of it by herself.

Of course, things here are not really all that cheap (prices range from RM16.00, with rice, and below) and the servings are definitely not huge, unlike what one may get at some of the other places, but in Andrew’s own words, it really is worth it when one can derive such enjoyment from all the very delicious dishes, the very nice ambiance all around (he commented that it was like stepping into a different world here, not quite Sibu) and the superb service.

I bet they will go back to New Zealand with fond memories of this place and the really delightful lunch that they had there.

Author: suituapui

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

28 thoughts on “Impressed…”

  1. The name kacangma… like vulgar LOL. I’d like to try the durian ice cream though πŸ˜€

    Wait till I tell you my Bernama joke… πŸ˜€

  2. A lot of interesting food here. Never heard before ! The mushroom rolls looks good and I am a mushrooms lover.

    Very nice, and actually not hard to make…but you will need all kinds of cheeses…and mushrooms.

  3. I never get bored looking at food from Payung, especially the mushroom rolls and rojak.. From all your posts, I know the mushroom rolls is a must-have! Payung chicken looks so good and creamy.. Like creamy carbonarra cheesy sauce, yummzzz..

    They told me they use yogurt. Nice but we prefer the spicy stuff so we seldom order it.

  4. I’m not a durian fan but that ice cream might just tempt me into taking a spoonful. πŸ™‚

    You can opt for the other options but this one is the favourite of many.

  5. I can never get tired of your posts about that umbrella place! The ice-cream looks so luscious! Yum!

    I love going back there again and again too…but I can’t do that as I will not have anything new to blog about. So sad. 😦

  6. wow wow wow!! so many nice dishes.. the kacangma chicken, the mushroom roll, the payung rojak, the payung chicken, the otak-otak.. errrr, but not the durian ice-cream for me please~~ hehe!! :p

    Not a fan of durian? No worries…you can ask for their kahlua…ask for extra liquer. My daughter loves it!

  7. Always post up the same thing…. Nvr bring us there also, have to find on our own…twice somemore…

    You people pandai2 curi2 there mah…I know, did not want to pay for what I would eat, so go by yourself. Like that lah, some people so very nice one. πŸ˜€

  8. I’ve never seen kacangma chicken before, but I want it!

    Kacangma is motherwort, lots of health benefits – consumed by women in confinement, can regulate periods… Oops! You don’t need that. Muahahahaha!!!! Hakka/Teochew dish, popular in Kuching, not here – in fact, this is about the only place in town I know that serves a good one of this culinary delight.

  9. I too have fond memories of that place though we did not try a lot… missed out the ice cream durian and kacangma chicken… and many more… hahaha… Yeah, I know what you are going to say!! πŸ™‚

    There, Angeline. Come, drag Claire along… Come on over to enjoy these and more!

    1. let’s go again?

      Hurry! Hurry! I’ll be right here waiting to welcome everybody… Do liase with one another and come on the same flight on the same day though – not like last time, all on different flights on different days, coming and leaving. Pening! πŸ˜€

  10. Lovely food choices! Very interested in the payung rojak as I have been craving for rojak lately, thanks to Saucer. Haha.. will attempt to make pasembur during the weekend!

    Why thanks to Saucer? You’re expecting again? Gee!!! Congrats, if you are! πŸ˜‰

  11. This restaurant certainly served very interesting and delicious food. I’ve never tasted kacangma chicken but the picture making me drooling.

    The rojak was covered with loaded of sauce… generous. And that durian ice cream look so authentic….so pure. No artificial colouring added I supposed.

    Can’t find any of this anywhere else – some may be similar but no, they’re not the same – all original or local traditional recipes…and no, no artificial colouring and what I like best here is no msg in all the dishes, my kind of cooking.

  12. Oh my, I love the kacangma & rojak. They are generous with the rojak sauce…..and the rest looks good too.

    My favourite, their rojak – others may like their pomelo or guava or papaya salad but not me. I prefer this. Kacangma, I’m sure yours is just as nice…or even nicer. πŸ˜‰

  13. Never heard of the payung rojak but it looks potent. What leaf is that, looks like young kedondong leaves. Btw, where is this place boss? I cannot seem to trace where even from your backlink. 😦 i wish you would just mention it. lol. dying to see that popiah with the cheese-lookalike on top (is that cheese?)

    Yup, parmesan…and yes, those are kedundong leaves – very nice! Many would not know they’re edible!

    Well, for one thing, they (nor the rest of them) do not pay me to send business down their way – though many have gone after reading my regular posts on this place and all the rest in town – no freebies, no special discounts, NOTHING!!! Anyway, you can always call me when you’re in town and I can take you there. I still have your number – you still have mine?

    But if you would rather venture there on your own, it’s actually along Lanang Road – back to back with the “new” Kingwood Hotel (which faces the river) extension. Even when I tell people that, they can’t seem to find it – probably the sign is not visible from the road, blocked by the thatched roof. If you have GPS on your smartphone, it is probably somewhere here: 2.283495,111.833417

  14. the name very unique eh… Payung Rojak, Payung Chicken… is it because both the rojak and chicken being covered by sauces?

    haha.. i would love to try that durian ice cream.. hehehhe..

    Coming to Sibu again anytime soon? Too bad that time you came with your friends, I was out of town and I think you came again once after that, right? With your family but busy with family matters. Let me know if you’re coming. I can take you here and all around town.

  15. That’s a lot of delicious food, man!

    Oh, the mushroom roll is so tempting….

    To me, the best in Sibu – not to be missed by anyone coming to town.

  16. The presentations look very nice. I especially like the one that has flower petals scattered on top.

    Yes, everyone said exactly the same thing. The petals are edible – torch ginger flower.

  17. Food looks good. Its ok to pay more if food is good.

    Couldn’t agree more. With excellent service & great ambiance thrown in as well, really can;t complain.

  18. Tell me more about that Mushroom Roll! What else did it contain!? I really like the idea and might have to come up with something with mushrooms and soon! And in a roll of some sort πŸ™‚

    Nothing much inside – mushroom, thinly sliced…and Bombay onion – cooked with a pinch of herbs and lots of cheese. Very nice, a sure hit among all the diners who drop by.

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