Things that you love…

My two cousins were here for one night only so there wasn’t much time to go and eat and enjoy everything but we did the best we could.

We stopped by here for the jelly pisang

Payung Cafe jelly pisang
*Archive photo*

– they wanted that. It seemed that the glass this time around was a little lower, not as tall. I guess that would be better the way prices are increasing these days – give a little less instead…but no, we did not stop by here for the gula apong ice cream as one of them is not a fan of the palm sugar.

Instead, she wanted to stop by here for lunch as she wanted the fried bitter gourd with salted egg…

Ruby Restaurant bitter gourd with salted egg

– the only one anywhere that she would eat and enjoy and that certainly is saying a lot for someone who is not really a fan of the vegetable.

Of course we had the coffee that we enjoy a lot, something we would not want to miss here but I was quite pissed off by how the young girls working there kept getting our orders mixed up. It was worse on our last visit though I did not mention it in my post that day – we got tea instead of coffee! The boss said the one who would do it usually is away on maternity leave. I do hope things would be all right again when she comes back.

Well, other than the bitter gourd, we also had the cangkuk manis fried with egg…

Ruby Restaurant fried cangkuk manis with egg

…and the sizzling beef on a hot plate…

Ruby Restaurant sizzling beef on hot plate

It was nice, the latter, but I would very much prefer the one we would usually order here.

However, although the one we had there was also very nice, I do feel that the tofu with minced pork and salted fish…

Ruby Restaurant minced pork with salted fish tofu

…here had an edge over that other place.

The overall total for the food (exclusive of rice and drinks) came up to RM42.00 for five persons – I thought that was all right, quite reasonable…especially considering that beef is not all that cheap here, even the frozen imported ones. It was around 2.00 p.m. when I sent them to the hotel to check in and have a rest. Next stop, dinner…but that will be in tomorrow’s post.