Back to business…

The other day, my girl wanted the fish (RM15.00 with rice)…

Payung Fish

…the ikan keli (catfish) here for lunch so we dropped by there for that. It is not exactly gluten-free because of the soy sauce but she likes it a lot so she would want to go for it once in a long while. I guess if she just eats the fish and leaves the sauce behind, it will be quite all right.

They were closed for a few days the previous week while they went to Kuching to receive their award


…now displayed prominently…

Trophy & certificate

…at the café.

They had been busy getting back into business as usual so no, they were far behind as far as their Christmas decorations were concerned. There were these miniature Christmas trees…

Miniature Christmas trees

…on every table and some rattan balls hanging from the trees…

Rattan balls

…and from the ceiling, sprayed blue…


…or brown…


Peter gave us a packet of this…

Emping blinjo

…that he bought in Kuching – I think it is an Indonesian snack. The ladies enjoyed it very much but personally, I am not into snacks and tidbits.

We had the Payung rojak, small (RM10.00)…

Payung rojak

…that we had not ordered for a while – we have been going for their pomelo salad all this while and when available, their papaya salad too.

The green curry chicken (RM16.00 with rice)…

Green curry chicken

…was kind of diluted that day so at best, it was just all right but the butter chicken (RM18.00 with rice)…

Butter chicken

…was very good. Usually, I would think that it was something like bolognese sauce but this time around, it seemed like a whole lot of fresh tomatoes went into the making of the sauce and it was a little bit spicy. We sure enjoyed that very much that day.

My girl tried their Indian tea (RM5.00), also known as chai tea, which is actually Indian tea, the one here, at least (from Mumbai, India) with all kinds of spices in it that give it the special fragrance that she likes a lot. It sure looks like she will be ordering that again and again when we drop by here in future.

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.

Author: suituapui

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11 thoughts on “Back to business…”

  1. Since everything is fine after eating the fish but not the sauce, she should be able to have this dish once in a while.

    There may be some slight effects like rashes and what now but very slight and minimal so it is not as bad as before when she was not abstaining from all those things she should not eat.

  2. Congrats!!!…. to Payung Cafe and its team. Time and time again, I will say that they are very generous with the rojak sauce unlike some places over here only give a teeny weeny bit.

    Thank you. Hopefully, their win will motivate others to follow suit, be more environment-conscious and friendly.

  3. the butter chicken looks spicy. Usually I envision butter chicken to be creamy looking, almost similar to mushroom sauce kind of dish .

    It’s not that spicy, the colour is due to the tomato used. What you imagine is what they call their Payung chicken – my girl loves it too but I am not fond of the green peppers they use in the thick yogurt sauce/gravy.

  4. The rojak was delish. I love to have lots of rojak paste in my rojak. The butter chicken looked good. Must be creamy.

    Thick, a bit spicy. I wouldn’t say it was creamy…like their Payung chicken with its yogurt sauce, my girl likes that. Their rojak sauce is different from all the rest, the favourite of many…but I shall not disclose their trade secret. LOL!!!

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