She came back…

My sister-in-law who is residing in Kuching came back to Sibu for All Soul’s Day and on her first night in town, I took her here…

Red lantern chili sauce for sale

…for dinner. They are presently making this super hot chili sauce from those red habanero lantern chili, selling at RM10.00 a bottle.

It so happened that the boys made some roti paratha that day and they gave us a few pieces to enjoy…

Roti paratha and lime pickle

…with the pickled lime which did not tickle my fancy – I did not like the taste of the skin of the fruit. I did enjoy the roti very much though, eaten with some ghee that one of them brought all the way from India. I wonder why it was white – the ghee we have here is usually yellow in colour.

For our dinner, I ordered the Payung rojak (RM10.00, small)…

Payung rojak

…and the pomelo salad (RM8.00)…

Payung pomelo salad

…both of which my sister-in-law enjoyed to the max. Who wouldn’t?

We also had the butter chicken (RM18.00 with rice) but the photograph came out blur and we also had the green curry chicken (RM16.00 with rice)…

Payung green curry chicken

…and the belimbing prawns (RM17.00 with rice)…

Payung belimbing prawns

…and good grief! There would usually be around three prawns only in a small bowl, the normal serving but we were served this huge bowl with so many of the crustaceans in it, at least 3 or 4 servings, I’m sure, for the price of one! Aren’t they nice? For one thing, these prawns, this size, sure do not come cheap nowadays at the wet market, RM40.00 and above for a kilo.

No, this was not my sister-in-law’s first time here. She was here before and like most everybody else that I know who have been here, she loves the place and enjoys the food which she feels is very unique, not like anything one can find elsewhere, not even in Kuching.

PAYUNG CAFÉ (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.

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