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  • Kopi Bandar/Kopitiam & Grill
    Kopi Bandar/Kopitiam & Grill
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  • Tom Yam Seafood
    Tom Yam Seafood
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  • My favorite, Salted Fish Fried Rice!!
    My favorite, Salted Fish Fried Rice!!
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    Kopi Bandar/Kopitiam & Grill: Kopi Bandar: A Must Try Local Restaurant!

    by lakwatserang-ligaw Updated Mar 31, 2014

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    Make sure you try the food in this restaurant when you visit Brunei. They are unbelievably delicious and well, for us, very affordable compare to Restoran Kaizen Sushi. Almost all of the staff in every restaurants we been to are Filipinos so we didn't have a hard time communicating with them. Some of them gave us freebies too!

    Teh Tarik (local Iced-Tea) is the well known local beverage in Brunei and you have to get used to it to love it. For me, this is the iced tea I've been looking for since I tasted one in a restaurant here in Manila. Before I ordered I asked a lot about it since they have different kinds of Tarek. I found out that Tarek is the way of doing it. It's like how the bar tender mix their drinks, using 2 pitcher to mix it until there are enough bubbles.

    Salted Fish Fried Rice is to die for! The fried rice is tasty, but the crispy salted fish enhanced that taste more. I'm not a fan of beef so I didn't enjoy the KB Satay, I love the chicken though, soft and tender and of course delicious! My friends ordered the Sparkling Fruit Drink (Lychee) and when they said it's really good and refreshing, I can't help but try. I didn't order of course because I have the Teh Tarek already. I just ask for a sip, from her glass.

    In all the restaurants (not high end) I've been to, this is the only one that have food presentations same as what you see in their menu list. Sometimes the food only look delicious because of the presentation in their menu list but not this one. My mouth is watering just thinking about their food!

    Favorite Dish: Salted Fish Fried Rice
    Chinese Fried Rice
    Tom Yam Seafood
    KB Satay (Chicken & Beef)
    Actually everything we ordered, I love them!

    Kopi Bandar/Kopitiam & Grill A meal for 3 Single Ladies! Teh Tarik Tom Yam Seafood My favorite, Salted Fish Fried Rice!!
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    Pasta Mania: Pinoy staffs!

    by heydelin Written Apr 19, 2013

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    Western resto ambience, Filipino staff :)
    I kinda got tired eating spicy foods so I opt to eat some pasta! Woops! I found this resto near the Jaya supermarket. I like it because most of the staff are Filipino and I had a great time chatting up with them! :)

    Pasta Mania pasta
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    Small food stall near the BSB bus station: Indian food

    by heydelin Written Apr 19, 2013

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    I was tired and hungry from watching monkeys and visiting different mosques so I didn;t dare walk around and find a good place. I just sit and ordered food on a small restaurant near the bus stations before I head to my hotel.

    Favorite Dish: I had one cup of rice, one order of liver, one order of spicy eggplant and a jelly drink - all costs me $4.5

    spicy eggplant liver lunch
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    Jollibee: Brunei's Favorite

    by heydelin Written Dec 14, 2012

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    Jollibee is a food chain originally from the Philippines.

    Favorite Dish: You can't find some of Jollibee Brunei's menu back in the Philippines like taco, curry rice, etc. But the favorite food here is the crispy chicken.

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    Pasar Gadong: Don't miss the $1 food stalls

    by brunei77 Written Nov 16, 2011

    The ambience is an open night market at parking lot with tents for stalls where you take away food or you may eat it on the spot but no sittings or tables .

    Favorite Dish: Brunei food are the cheapest and sample local staples too.
    visit it at the Gadong district night market, most food cost Brunei one dollar B$1
    includes rice , a piece of chicken, a local sauce, etc.
    Burgers with salads (shredded carrots & cucumbers) and homemade beef, chicken or lamb meat cost only B$2..
    Lots of restaurants buffets cost B$6 per person

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    Waterfront Restaurant: Seafood ,Italian and Thai!!

    by easterntrekker Written Mar 31, 2011

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    There is only one restaurant on the waterfront and it is a combination,seafood,Italian and Tahi.... we chose Thai.The food wasn't bad but I missed not having a wine with it .They take credit card and it was nice to watch the little boats comeing and going.

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    PASAR MALAM

    by ancient_traveler Written Oct 26, 2008

    Favorite Dish: Nasi katok, a simple combination of rice and curried beef or chicken, which can be quite spicy. It's relatively inexpensive when compared to other food that you can buy, for example local food such as chicken rice. However, it is not a healthy option, with insufficient vegetables and too much fat.

    Ambuyat, a culinary experience unique to Borneo. It is a starchy and gooey paste made from sago that can be dipped into a savoury sauce.

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    Sumbangsih Mulia: Cheapest local food in Brunei

    by SangAji Written Mar 18, 2008

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    Moms and Dads operations, supported by daughters and helpers

    started as roadside vendors, until a local philantropist built Sumbangsih Mulia in memory of a beloved son....

    located inside a covered hall with stalls cooled by fans and natural ventilation

    common central seating for diners

    next to airconditioned stalls selling local handicrafts and crafts plus local delicacies....

    Favorite Dish: kepala ikan asam pedas
    kuasi liking
    rumahan ampap
    pari taucho
    soto 'gearbox'
    soto ati buyah

    and many many more local favourites... see pixs

    Sumbangsih Mulia @ Beribi Local foodstalls  @ sumbangsih mulia dining hall at sumbangsih mulia nasi asam pedas n kacang $1.00 nasi pari taucho n petula $1.50
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    Fratini's: It's on the waterfront

    by mccrorj Written May 30, 2007

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    It was open after 6pm. Unfortunately that was the main selling point. The food was okay and a mix of italian, which is clearly the style of the place, and also local food. All of the waiters are phillipino, because the locals won't work for the meagre wages apparently. All of them very pleasant but very keen to sell you a trip on the river whivch we finally agreed to after our seconf visit. The prices are high compared to Sabah and Sarawak and the food bares no comparison but it wasn't unpleasant.

    Favorite Dish: My daughter had lasagne which was okay and I had a noodle dish which would have been okay if I hadn't just come from Sabah and Sarawak where I could eat the same type of meal on every street corner for a tenth of the price.

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  • The Mall Food Court: Choices from across the region

    by TangoTravel Updated Dec 14, 2006

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    There are a number of restaurants in Gadong, many of which are mentioned in the guidebooks. The night I visited each one was deserted. The only place where you could watch locals and sample the local fare was the food court localed in The Mall. There is a huge choice of cuisines from the south east asia region and of the dishes I sampled the food was excellent.

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    food stalls: With your fingers, please !

    by kokoryko Updated Mar 4, 2006

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    The best local food is there! For very affordable prices. My preferred is located near the Sheraton in a small park, at the crossing of Jalan Tasek and Jalan Stoney.
    All sorts of rice, mie, and fried or grilled stuffs; lots of choice and very fresh fruit juices to drink while you eat, looking at the real local people. Try the grilled chicken and nasi lemak (coconut rice) at stall 20. 2 to 5 US$.
    At stall 14, a nice young lady makes super sate ayam; may be I fell in love with the lady and the food in the same time !

    Favorite Dish: all sorts of rice and noodles.

    too much ! lots of choice
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    Aneka Rasa: Barbecue on riverside

    by kokoryko Written Oct 21, 2005

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    Located in the Kiulap shopping center; wonderful barbecued fishes (Kakap merah, red snapper) with spicy sambal sauce. With a fresh guava juice, you need nothing else. 10-15 Brunei $.Tables outside at the shore of a small river. For a nice evening.

    Favorite Dish: Grilled red snapper with spicy sambal

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    Nyonya café: watch around

    by kokoryko Written Oct 21, 2005

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    Located in the western building of the Yayasan shopping centre; try the buffet, outside, looking at the shoppers or people just sitting down for their lunch; oriental buffet for 5US$, with a friendly but cumbersome staff. Other dishes need a long time before getting on your table.

    Favorite Dish: Nasi lemak

    the cat
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    Hau Hua Chinese restaurant: local chinese

    by kokoryko Written Oct 21, 2005

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    Jalan Sultan; many people working in the nearby offices take lunch there; the menu “card” contains about 30 pages; plenty of choice; service rather quick. Food is not impressive but interesting Chinese soups. The waitresses are friendly and wear mini-skirts, which is a good surprise in Brunei! 5 to 10 US$.

    Favorite Dish: Chinese soups

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    Riverside food stalls (gerai makan Jalan residensy: outside

    by kokoryko Written Oct 21, 2005

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    Eat sate and nasi goreng under the trees enjoying some cool air on the riverside, watching the boat taxis; several small stalls there, friendly people; just be patient service is not top at the ones I tried. For desert, go to the market 100 m from there and buy the small sweet bananas or if the season is right, rambutan or manggis (just delicious). 2 to 5 US$.

    Favorite Dish: Sate kambing (goat)

    at night
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