What & Where I Ate : Brunei

MOST countries have signature foods — foods not necessarily original in its form but unique to the country for various reasons. When in Bandar Seri Begawan recently we tried Nasi Katok…this is a must-try signature dish in Brunei.Nasi Katok is actually hot rice with a side of spicy sambal, and a piece of chicken….all for 1 Brunei Ringgit. Any visitor to the Sultanate who hasn’t had a taste of it must simply make a beeline to the nearest Nasi Katok outlet and try one. Otherwise, one would be missing out on something so very Bruneian. This franchised eatery outlets can be found in abundance throughout Brunei. We tried the one smack in the city centre.

NIK QUEUING

NIK QUEUING

THE SERVER

THE SERVER

THE FRIED CHICKEN

THE FRIED CHICKEN

LONG QUEUE

LONG QUEUE

SHAM ENJOYING THE DISH

SHAM ENJOYING THE DISH

ZULHILMI ENJOYING NASI KATOK

ZULHILMI ENJOYING NASI KATOK

OUR VERDICT (6 STAR MAXIMUM)
FOOD : 5 STAR ( DEFINITELY A MUST-TRY )
AMBIENCE : CANNOT EAT-IN
PRICE : AT 1 BRUNAI RINGGIT VERY CHEAP ( THEY SHOULD CONSIDER INCREASING THE PRICE SOON )

Another eatery outlet that impressed us was the halal Chinese Restaurant next to Traders Inn. The outlet is Traders Dim Sum….Lot 11320, Kamping Mata-Mata. A local friend recommended this eatery outlet.

NIK IN FRONT OF OUTLET

NIK IN FRONT OF OUTLET

EARLY DINNER CROWD

EARLY DINNER CROWD

SWEET SOUR FRIED FISH

SWEET SOUR FRIED FISH

SPICY PRAWN CURRY

SPICY PRAWN CURRY

BROCCOLI VEGE DISH

BROCCOLI VEGE DISH

SHAM AND ZULHILMI ENJOYING DINNER

SHAM AND ZULHILMI ENJOYING DINNER

Among the many halal Chinese Restaurants that we have tried this outlet ranked among the best. Their Dim Sum is very famous in Brunei…unfortunately we did not try this cuisine.
OUR VERDICT (6 STAR MAXIMUM)
FOOD : 5 STAR ( DEFINITELY BEST IN BRUNEI )
AMBIENCE : 4 STAR
PRICE : AT 48 BRUNEI RINGGIT…REASONABLE IN BRUNEI

Another specialty cuisine that we tried in Brunei is the barbecued Bishop’s Nose at the Mamih Cafe in Mata-Mata Square, Gadong. This is the first time that I have tasted this dish at an eatery… a very tasty experience.

MATA-MATA SQUARE

MATA-MATA SQUARE

BISHOP'S NOSE

BISHOP’S NOSE

NIK ENJOYING THE DISH

NIK ENJOYING THE DISH

OUR VERDICT (6 STAR MAXIMUM)
FOOD : 5 STAR ( DEFINITELY BEST IN BRUNEI )
AMBIENCE : 4 STAR
PRICE : REASONABLE IN BRUNEI

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