Oh no!!! A thief broke into the café and took away the priceless antique charcoal irons…

Payung antique irons
*Archive photo*

…and  the two angels…

Payung angels
*Archive photo*

…and one half of the pair of wooden carvings…

Payung wooden carvings
*Archive photo*

Poor Peter, the boss, was so distraught over the loss of his prized collection.

We dropped by for lunch that day and the display shelves looked so bare…

Payung empty shelves

…and it sure is kind of sad that a piece of the whole of what Payung is has gone missing.

This is new…

Payung photo display menu

…the display of the photographs of all the dishes they have on their menu and no prize for guessing which mine are…

...including mine

Of course, they did ask for permission to use my photographs and of course, I had no objection whatsoever. At least they had the decency to ask unlike some people who would just google for photographs and take the liberty of using in their publication(s) any that they fancy without giving even a mere mention of the source(s).

My girl wanted the lamb masala (RM19.00 with rice)…

Payung lamb masala

…and the  mum had the kacang ma chicken (RM16.00 with rice)…

Payung kacang ma chicken

…while I had the Bangladeshi lamb curry (RM19.00 with rice)…

Payung Bangladeshi lamb curry

…and we asked for the pomelo salad (RM8.00)…

Payung pomelo salad

…to go with our orders and we also shared the kahlua ice cream ice cream (RM10.00)…

Payung kahlua ice cream

…for dessert. That sure was delightful, as always when it comes to eating here, and on our way home, we stopped by here to buy one whole smoked organic chicken…

Warung BM smoked organic chicken

…for our dinner. It so happened that my ex-student in my English language tuition class, was around – he owns the place (and they now have a branch in Kuching) and everything else affiliated to it like the organic chicken farm, the factory that provides the meat and everything to the supermarkets in town and they even have their own-made sausages – and the nice guy insisted that the chicken was on the house. Now, wasn’t that so very sweet of him? Thank you so much, Richard – rest assured that we would be dropping by again and again for our favourites here.

PAYUNG CAFE (2.284049, 111.833014) is located at No.20F, Lanang Road, Sibu, Malaysia, back to back with the multi-storey car park of the Kingwood Hotel which faces the majestic Rejang River and WARUNG BM (2.293351, 111.841755) is located among the shops to the right of the Medan Mall, along Jalan Wong King Huo, back to back with the Italian fusion restaurant there.

Author: suituapui

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

11 thoughts on “Thief…”

  1. I would want the lamb and rice (minus the curry!) 🙂

    Go for the lamb masala – it’s non-spicy and you get to enjoy the fragrance and taste of all those delightful spices and ingredients used. Sure is a lot more adventurous and nice.

  2. As usual food looks good. Guess you know which are my favourites, of course, kacang ma & pamelo salad.

    Used to be the only one we’ve got here and now there’s the one with tuak, two in the whole of Sibu. Not many enjoy it, I guess…like lei cha. Only here, once a week lunchtime on Fridays. Not like Kuching, all over the city.

  3. What on earth would someone do with those items? I can’t imagine they were easy to carry.

    These real antiques are worth a fortune, its weight in gold…and they sure aren’t light! Of course there are those new replicas, not the real thing and not at all worth stealing like the one left on the shelf. The thief sure knew his stuff, what to take and what to leave behind.

  4. Kacangma chicken is your photo! No prize? *yawn*

    Got!!! You win a free eat-all-you-want dinner at Payung. Come! Come quick! Valid for 30 days only, travel expenses not included. Muahahahahaha!!!!

  5. oh no … it’s terrible that someone would steal such personal valuables … those items are beautiful! and to think it may have even been a payung customer who possibly did it 😦

    That’s a possibility – he sure knows they were there and what to go for. Some out-of-the-blue burglar would probably ransack the place, no idea as to how valuable those things are. The sad news is that their CCTV was not functioning so they cannot get to see who it was.

  6. Sad to say thieves are always around. On the bright side, at least it wasn’t a robbery, and nobody got hurt.

    Indeed, thankfully so!

  7. Did he report it to the police?

    I guess so. It was in the local Chinese newspapers, complete with photos.

  8. Oh dear! Those were really prized collection. Any money missing too??

    The organic smoked chicken looked good. Nice? Must give it a try.

    They didn’t say. Probably not. Ya, nice…and we love the ayam penyet too but that comes with plain rice, not chicken rice. Worth a try, that’s for sure.

  9. So sad that some of the antiques were stolen. But the real heritage lies in those preparing the meals – so full of warmth and love.

    Yes, at least, everything else remains unchanged. It was business as usual.

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