What they want…

My cousins, one from Kuching and the other from Bintulu, were in town for their high school reunion and they flew here a day earlier. The night of their arrival, they wanted me to take them here for all the dishes that they had had and enjoyed so much before and that, of course, would mean that in the post, you’ll be seeing all the dishes that I have featured before.

They have some new stuff in their decor – no, not these

Payung Cafe decor 1

…but this collection of the old charcoal irons and other antiques…

Payung Cafe decor 2

…and this lighted display of the luminous green palm leaves…

Payung Cafe decor 3

…on the wall.

Of course we had their otak-otak fish (RM13.00 with rice)…

Payung Cafe otak otak fish

…and their mushroom roll (RM8.00)…

Payung Cafe mushroom roll

My girl would not want to miss the Bangladshi lamb curry (RM19.00 with rice)…

Payung Cafe Bangladeshi lamb curry

…one of her favourites here and she also asked for the Payung fish (RM15.00 with rice)…

Payung Cafe Payung fish

…their very delightful ikan keli (cat fish) dish with lots of ginger and what not.

We also had their pomelo salad (RM8.00)…

Payung Cafe pomelo salad

…and I mentioned to the boss that there would only be three prawns in their belimbing prawn dish and there were five of us so we would end up fighting over who would get the coveted crustaceans and he told me not to worry as he would see to it that there would be enough to go round. In the end, we got this HUGE bowl…

Payung Cafe belimbing prawns

…and it was exceptionally nice that night – the boss took over personally to cook it himself. The gravy went so well with the rice, good to the very last drop….and the best part was that he did not charge us extra, RM17 with rice as stated in the menu! I am sure there was enough there for two or three of their regular servings, at least!

We were all so full after that most delightful meal so we just did not have much room left for dessert but the two ladies insisted on ordering one jelly pisang to share, something that they enjoyed so much at a coffee shop here during their teenage years.

My girl insisted on picking up the tab that evening and giving her visiting aunties a treat – she’s such a sweet girl, don’t you think?

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Author: suituapui

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

15 thoughts on “What they want…”

  1. Yes, Melissa is such a sweet and thoughtful girl. The boss is sure generous with the belimbing prawn dish. What a scrumptious meal.

    She is and yes, he is. Very nice guy – he’s one of the few here who are into the business more for the fun of it, not so much the money…as long as he can get by o.k.

  2. You are so blessed to have such a beautiful and thoughtful daughter. You amd your wife have raised her well.

    Those are a whole lot of charcoal irons. My mom has one and treasures it like gold!

    Yes, we are truly blessed. Did your mum make you use that to iron clothes when you were young? Hehehehehe!!!!

  3. I love lamb but I am not a fan of curry, too hot and spicy for me. I love the green leaves! 🙂

    Yes, not for you, the ones here – spicy but you can go for the Indian ones, North Indian, not spicy at all, very aromatic, very nice….and all those fragrant spices that they use have health benefits.

  4. Very thoughtful of Melissa.

    I am sure your cousins had wonderful time eating those delicious food. No such place as Payung Cafe.

    Many have asked why they would not open an outlet in Kuching like CafeCafe, they love the food here so much!

    1. I hope they do so but then again, many things need to consider before open another outlet. Staff, food control etc.

      Yes, they could not even manage a second outlet here. They had a very good Indonesian guy running the place and then he went home and got married and brought his wife here thinking that she could help him…but she cried day and night, homesick so the two went home eventually and they had to give up that place in the end.

  5. Ah, ah….Food at Payung Cafe always looks great. Nice place to dine in. I always love their decor, simple & beautiful.

    All good here.

    People complain about the prices but I’ve blogged about it more than once – it is what one orders, not really all that expensive – it’s a nice little cafe, not one of those cheap coffee shops or Chinese chu char places and even those are not cheap…and I always indicate the prices in my posts. Don’t blame me if you do not read carefully and do not see the prices…or if you see and yet you still want to go. Really pissed off by people like that.

    I would say it is worth a lot more coming here than going to those over RM10 a cup/glass of coffee places…with waffles that cost a hand or a foot.

  6. I am quite drawn to that belimbing prawn dish. It looks creamy and tasty. Very kind of the boss to give you extra prawns at no extra charge. He is a very smart businessman 🙂

    He’s not really into the money. I think he derives a lot more pleasure from people enjoying his food and praising it to the skies.

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