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! :)
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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
soto ati buyah
and many many more local favourites... see pixs
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.
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.
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.
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 $.Tables outside at the shore of a small river. For a nice evening.
Favorite Dish: Grilled red snapper with spicy sambal
Located in the western building of the Yayasan shopping centre; try the buffet, outside, looking at the shoppers or people just sitting down for their lunch; oriental buffet for 5US$, with a friendly but cumbersome staff. Other dishes need a long time before getting on your table.
Favorite Dish: Nasi lemak
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$.
Favorite Dish: Chinese soups
Eat sate and nasi goreng under the trees enjoying some cool air on the riverside, watching the boat taxis; several small stalls there, friendly people; just be patient service is not top at the ones I tried. For desert, go to the market 100 m from there and buy the small sweet bananas or if the season is right, rambutan or manggis (just delicious). 2 to 5 US$.
Favorite Dish: Sate kambing (goat)
Located on a terrace above the swimming pool, with view on the sea; modern wood architecture, open view, fans (no air conditioning), silver cutlery, competent staff; the buffet is really wonderful , with lots of food varieties, from Asian to international; grilled shrimps or marinated squids are the best among them; most interesting desert is the “kacang bubur” or sweet lentil soup, slightly aromatised with durian (the king of fruits, but it is a personal opinion): delicious, and it is a pity most western people avoid to try this really delightful desert. Price: expensive (I was invited), but probably worth the money.
Favorite Dish: Kacang Bubur !
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