I’m in the mood for love…

Ummmm…not me but I guess many were. I heard that the place was packed the night before, Valentine’s Day and I noticed that they had dimmed the lights too, probably to make the ambiance a little bit more romantic. I certainly hope that is not permanent though as it would be so difficult to take nice snapshots of the food…unless I go during lunch hour in broad daylight.

We dropped by the following day, Sunday, for a light dinner after attending the evening service at the cathedral close by. They had done up the place…

Payung decor 1

…very nicely…

Payung decor 2

…but I do think it was more for Chinese New Year…

Payung CNY 1

…with all the lanterns…

Payung CNY 2

…and everything…

Payung CNY 3

…or perhaps it was for both – killing two birds with one stone.

My girl went out with her friends for lunch that day and she said she was still very full, come dinner time and I was also full from eating the bak kua, while cutting…and whatever we had in the house, all ready for Chinese New Year. So both of us ordered the beef noodles (RM8.00)…

Payung beef noodles

…and the mum followed suit. Theirs is different from any elsewhere so we can’t really make any comparison but we all enjoyed it. I’ve tried it before though – when they were running their other outlet but they’ve since given up the place to some other people and are no longer there now. I wouldn’t say I could recall exactly what it was like, just that it was nice, but I’m quite positive it was kind of different. Maybe they’ve fine-tuned it…but they topped it with a fried egg the last time and we did not get any that night. I wouldn’t mind the extra actually.

We also had their celebrated Payung rojak (RM10.00)…

Payung rojak

…and shared their not-to-be-missed durian ice cream (RM8.00) – with a brand new style of presentation…

Payung durian ice cream

…and that was our dinner that night.

I noticed that they had homemade kaya (RM6.00)

Payung homemade kaya

…on their list of specials so I bought some home to try. It was very good as far as the taste went – very very lemak (rich with santan) and fragrant and no, I wouldn’t think it is a lot more expensive than those half-filled little ones that one can get from the roadside stalls here for over RM2.00 and they’re definitely not as nice, no way. However, I wish they could make it a little thicker – I found it a little watery.

Incidentally, if anyone (especially those home from some place for Chinese New Year) is thinking of dropping by, they are closed today…and yesterday, two days only so they will resume business tomorrow. You can drop by and check it out then. You will not be disappointed, take my word for it…