Momo/StarLodge’s All-You-Can-EAt Sushi & Barbeque Sunday Buffet

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The Chocolate Fondue
 

Have any plans this Sunday? Do check out Momo/StarLodge’s All-You-Can-EAt Sushi & Barbeque Sunday Buffet for only BND 20 Adult | BND 12 Kids from 11:30am to 3:30pm

What can you expect from the dishes? Definitely the lamb on the spit, the thin crust pizzas, asian dishes, plump sausages and not forgetting their sushi range from Kitaro Lodge. For your info, Kitaro Restaurant have relocated their business to Star Lodge and they won’t be operating in Gadong outlet anymore.

The highlight were also the dessert corner such as the chocolate fondue and many other delicacies to choose from.

For the diners, you can have free usage of the swimming pool and ideal to bring families along for the buffet. You can even dine by the swimming pool area and enjoy the sun 😀

Furthermore, Momo & Star Lodge will be having free gifts for families and guests. You can follow their updates on IG @momo.restaurant @starlodgebrunei

For bookings, call 261 1618 or 861 3329

 

 


Amran helping himself to the lamb
 


The lamb on the spit. Good choice!!
 


Grilled dishes for diners
 

 


Butter milk fish
 


Curry chicken
 


Thin crusted pizzas
 


Noodles
 


Fried tempura
 

 


Sushi from Kitaro
 


Sushi from Kitaro
 

 

 

 


Ice-cream also available and even the tubs 😀
 

Star Lodge Roast & Ribs Mezza Buffet Dinner

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Check out the grilled meat
 

The Star Lodge Roast & Ribs Mezza Buffet Dinner started last weekend and continues this every weekend (Friday & Saturday evening). If you’re a meat lover, then look no further. Drop by Star Lodge and check out their sumptuous dishes.

I had the chance to dine and the choices were quite decent and with variety as they served not just meat but other savouries as well. My favourite would always be the lamb.. Yes, I’m a sucker for lamb but I can’t have too much of it or my body gets kinda heaty or even I might get dizzy *lol* But man, the lamb is a good inclusion in the Roast & Ribs weekend buffet. Make sure you eat with the skin too 😀

So do expect dishes such as slow roast smoked coffee ribs, glazed beef briskets, roasted chicken and other selected dishes along the buffet line.

I’m sure it will be a big hit this weekend because of school holidays and it’s also pay day time.

If you have any comments, you can drop an email to grazestars@gmail.com and you can also follow their IG @starz.lounge @starlodgebrunei

 

Roast & Ribs
Mezza Buffet Dinner
Every Friday & Saturday
6:30pm to 9:30pm
Adult $26 | Child $13
Call 2611618 | 8613329

 


My dinner dates last weekend.
 


Baked fish with Puttanesca Sauce
 


Balinese Bebek Betutu
 

 


The chef behind the menu of Roast & Ribs Mezza Buffet Dinner
 


Roast chicken. I didn’t get to try this but will do on my next visit.
 


Caramelized herbed roots vegetables
 


The ribs is quite tasty
 


My favourite dish of the lot… Skin and meat.. Yummy
 

 


A good mixture of veges to compliment the meat
 


More beef 😀
 


Choices of soup!!!
 


Sandwich perhaps?
 


Fillings for the sandwich
 

 


At the appetiser area and plenty more to choose from
 


The dessert corner
 


Ok, the final shot of the lamb… Love it..
 

Pelicana Chicken

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Have you tried Pelicana Chicken outlet in Brunei?
 


I tried the Peli Platter from Pelicana Chicken – This is enough to serve four pax. They also have the bigger platter for 6 pax.
 

I headed over to Pelicana last year as I’m a sucker for chicken wings and Pelicana caught my attention. For your information, Pelicana is a Korean franchise that is known for their fried chicken with seasoning. The brand has been very strong not just in Korea but in international waters. Just imagine there are over 3,000 outlets of Pelicana alone. So it’s good to see Pelicana to have its presence in Brunei Darussalam as all of us are already accustomed to food & beverage franchises.

The first outlet so far is at Setia Kenangan II, Kiulap and there will be opening another one this year. I’ve already visited the outlet a few times because of its consistency and I love seasoned fried chicken. I simply can eat wings all day *yum yum*

So let me share you a bit on what Pelicana are pretty known for – well for one thing, it’s their fried chicken being marinated with different selection of delicious sauces from Korea. Yes, the ingredients are imported to make sure there is an authentic taste of Korean flavour in a fast food concept.

It may seem like a fast-food joint but the preparation shows other wise. Their fried chicken are prepared fresh from the kitchen and the quality is still pretty decent.

The Brunei outlet offers up to six selection of speciality sauces that ranges from Original Crunchy, Charcoal BBQ Peli, the Super Hot Spicy Peli and the popular coated Cheese and Cheese flavour (always popular among the locals).

Pelicana Chicken also have their own selection of side dishes that diners can order to feast with their delicious fried chicken. Musaengchae (seasoned radish) and Miyeok Muchim (seaweed salad) is the two side dishes that really goes well with the fried chicken.

On my last visit with Kurapak and Khaliq, we had a feast where we ordered a platter which is value for money. Three of us couldn’t finish it that we had to take away the food.

I also had the pleasure to speak to Sharon Choo, the owner of Pelicana Chicken, and she’s happy with the response from the public as they are quite accustomed to the taste of Korean flavoured fried chicken.

You can follow their instagram account @pelicanachickenbn and Facebook for updates. It’s a new generated account so do bear with them.

 

 


The bird’s eye view of the Peli Platter 1
 


Looks good indeed
 


This is the charcoal BBQ Yangnyeom – spicy much but this is very tasty
 

 


I caught Khaliq off guard as he tried the spicy one. He still loved it 😀
 


There’s a small private room on the 1st floor
 


The first outlet has two floors. This is the upper floor. I think I was the first customer there then as I came as it opened. Super hungry 😀
 


Good seatings upstairs too
 


My favourite seating area on the upper floor
 

 


… and my second last meal at the particular seating was with Jolene back in January. See you this weekend 😀
 


They also serve burgers
 


The Clear Chicken Mee hoon “Kalguksu” 😀
 


This is the rice served at Pelicana
 


Interesting taste from the Korean product served at Pelicana
 

 


The Cheesy flavour is one of the hot sellers at Pelicana and I can understand why
 

 

 

KFC Twister

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The all-new signature KFC Twister
 

KFC Brunei adds a delicious twist to your day with the all-new signature KFC Twister. Introducing a choice of two distinct flavours, the Hot & Zesty Twister and the Cheezy Twister from only BND 3.00 each, fans are set for another tasty KFC treat.

Made fresh in stores, the KFC Twister is packed with crunchy Zinger strips, crisp lettuce, fresh cucumbers and tomatoes, all wrapped in a toasted tortilla. With a choice of special chili-lime sauce in the Hot & Zesty Twister, or creamy jalapeño cheese and mayo in the Cheezy Twister, both KFC Twisters offer a refreshing new twist to your daily fare.

“Our fans have spoken and the KFC Twister is back by popular demand. This product delivers 100% authentic, signature KFC flavors in a portable format that can be enjoyed on-the-go.” said Jaymee Lau, KFC Marketing.

“Fans will be hard-pressed to choose between the two popular flavours: Hot & Zesty Twister that features spicy and lime hints, and the Cheezy Twister with the unmistakable KFC signature cheese. That’s why we also offer a Double Twister Combo for those who want both Twisters,” she added.

The KFC Twister is available ala carte or in combo meals. The basic Twister Combo offers a choice of either Hot & Zesty Twister or the Cheezy Twister, while the Double Twister Combo offers both Twisters, so you can have it all. All combo meals come with KFC Crispier Fries and a carbonated drink.

Available for a limited time only across KFC restaurants nationwide from 21 February 2017 while stocks last. So Twister it up today!

 

 


The all-new signature KFC Twister
 

Manhattan Fish Market opens in Brunei

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The official launch with the ribbon cutting with the master franchise and the guest of honour, the Malaysia High Commissioner to Brunei Darussalam last weekend
 

I dined in twice at Manhattan FISH MARKET and I quite like it. I’m familiar with the franchise after my first try in Singapore a few years ago. It was just a matter of time before it made to Brunei market, considering the number of franchises that have been popping up in Brunei Darussalam.

Last week on 15th February, the Manhattan FISH MARKET finally had their official launch. For the record, it is an award-winning casual dining restaurant specializes in American style seafood, offering a wide variety of lip-smacking products ranging from Manhattan Fish n’ Chips to Garlic Herb Mussels and not forgetting their signature dish the legendary Manhattan Flaming Seafood Platter, an ideal dish for seafood lovers.

Manhattan FISH MARKET (Brunei) is managed by Nutrafood Resources Sdn Bhd which owns the franchise rights for Brunei market and they are confident of the brand’s success and hinted that there will be two more outlets in the Sultanate.

 


Haslinda bin Mohd Fauzi, the master franchisee for Manhattan FISH MARKET (Brunei) delivering her welcoming remarks
 


George Ang, CEO of Revenue Valley Group, a holding company that operates The Manhattan Fish Market.
 


A token of appreciation to the guest of honour, Datuk Ghulam Jelani bin Khanizaman, HIgh Commissioner of Malaysia to Brunei Darussalam
 


George Ang receiving memento from Haslinda
 


Garlic Herb Mussels
 

 


Salmon anyone? 😀 Yummm
 


Grilled flaming lobster platter
 


Fishy Chicky Bang Bang. It’s fish and chicken served in cheesy sauce. This is a popular dish among patrons in Brunei.
 


Ice cream served with friend oreos.. Interesting combo 😀
 

Manhattan FISH MARKET’s concept for fresh and flavourful seafood goes back over 180 years ago, with its inspiration drawn from the famous Fulton Fish Market located in Manhattan, USA. Patrons who step into the warmth restaurant are pleasantly greeted by its décor evoking a deeply rooted sense of the historical market and original inspiration with a contemporary touch.

I was privileged to be invited for the launch of Manhattan FISH MARKET last week and we were treated to a gastronomical feast in a 5 course meal. Yummy!!!

I’m honestly impressed with the quality of the dishes and I hope they can remain consistent in this competitive market (in the F&B industry).

 

 


Haslinda demo-ing the flaming action
 

 

The buzzing pasar

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His Majesty Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Mu’izzaddin Waddaulah ibni Al-Marhum Sultan Haji Omar ‘Ali Saifuddien Sa’adul Khairi Waddien, Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam made a surprise visit the day after the official launch. It was a great gesture by His Majesty the Sultan and unlike other countries, our Sultan loves to connect with the people of Brunei, up close and personal. Image courtesy of @queennajmina
 

After many shifting and relocating, this looks to be a permanent spot for Pasar Gadong or what they call “Pasar Pelbagai Barangan Gadong”. Yea, it’s kinda of a long name but many of us are used to Pasar Gadong.

You will be surprised to how much the vendors are now paying as compared to before. Previously they will fork out as much as $300 to $400 per month. Now with a better set up and proper facilities, the vendors are only paying less than $40 per month which is a real steal.

The new facilities is a gift from His Majesty Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Mu’izzaddin Waddaulah ibni Al-Marhum Sultan Haji Omar ‘Ali Saifuddien Sa’adul Khairi Waddien, Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam.

These have been an ongoing problem for the market vendors since last year due to the reallocation. Hence now the problem have been solved with the support and involvement of the Brunei Government.

It has a proper shelter, high roofing, spacious and well built. I believe LSL contributed in this project (from what I heard). Perhaps there was one minor thing and that’s the smoking vents. I’m not sure if it’s working or not but some parts were smokey. Well, it’s just a minor thing but I hope it can be looked into.

It was great to know that some entrepreneurs were given micro-credit from DARe (Darussalam Enterprise) where they received finance to help move their businesses.

It was also a great sight to see His Majesty the Sultan making a surprise visit at the newly established Pasar Pelbagai Barangan and toured the premises. His Majesty was the favourite among the crowd where selfies became a common thing. Sellers and vendors also took the opportunity to thank His Majesty in person.

The Pasar Pelbagai Barangan was officially launched last week by Pehin Datu Singamanteri Colonel (Rtd) Dato Seri Setia (Dr) Awang Haji Mohammad Yasmin bin Haji Umar, Minister of Energy and Industry at the Prime Minister’s Office.

The refurbishment of the market was done under the Julangan Titah Project, an initiative of the Office of His Majesty Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Mu’izzaddin Waddaulah ibni Al-Marhum Sultan Haji Omar ‘Ali Saifuddien Sa’adul Khairi Waddien, Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam.

Let’s hope this will boost the economy for Brunei and make this one of the attractions for foreigners and tourists alike. I’ve already been there twice and I’m impressed. Just make sure we keep the place nice and clean and be grateful to His Majesty the Sultan in providing such facilities for vendors.

 


Yang Amat Mulia Pengiran-Pengiran Cheteria, Cabinet Ministers, members of Legislative Council and senior government officials attended the official opening last week
 


Yang Berhormat Pehin Datu Singamanteri Colonel (Rtd) Dato Seri Setia (Dr) Awang Haji Mohammad Yasmin bin Haji Umar, the Minister of Energy and Industry at the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) during the launch< /strong>
 


One of the recipients of the micro credit scheme
 


The attendees during the launch
 

 


One of the vendors at Pasar Pelbagai Barangan
 


I kinda like this churros
 


Vendors enjoying brisk business during the first few days of operations
 


Jaymee hunting for apam
 

 


I love the high ceiling and the structure of the pasar
 


It’s the durian season
 


Cakoi anyone?
 


Quite a crowd especially during night time
 

 

Burger King outlet No.7

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His Excellency Craig Allen US Ambassador to Brunei Darussalam had the privilege to launch the latest outlet of Burger King (Brunei) at Kiulap. Guess what? His Excellency used to be an employee of Burger King back in the US 40 years ago. Interesting.

He was also happy to see the growing number of franchises in the Brunei economy as this will help to stimulate the SMEs growth in Brunei Darussalam as these are priorities of His Majesty Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Mu’izzaddin Waddaulah ibni Al-Marhum Sultan Haji Omar ‘Ali Saifuddien Sa’adul Khairi Waddien, Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam.

He hoped that there will be more variety of industry in the franchise category, for instance, professional services and such as we don’t have that much or any in Brunei Darussalam. It could be in the field of beauty salon or plumbing or automative.

Present during the launch of the 7th Burger King outlet were Burger King (Brunei) Director Pg Hashim bin Pg Jaya and Deno Goh, Operations Director of Burger King (Brunei).

Also during the launch, Burger King also unveiled their latest menu – Golden Nacho Burger and it comes in beef or chicken. My preference is definitely the Golden Nacho Cheese Beef.. Yummy…

Do check out the latest Burger King outlet in Kiulap. They even have an upper floor where there is a small play area for children.

 

 


His Excellency Craig Allen US Ambassador to Brunei Darussalam with the management and associates of Burger King at the 7th outlet launching at Kiulap
 


Craig Allen reliving his memories as an employee of Burger King
 


The play area at Kiulap outlet
 


Craig Allen having a word with Deno Goh
 


Craig Allen has a big appetite for burgers 😀
 

 


Golden Nacho Cheese Beef
 

Sunrise Orange Pancake Tower

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Sunrise Orange Pancake Tower
 

Pancake House Brunei is inviting customers to celebrate Chinese New Year at their Giant, Rimba outlet with their special promotion for the month of February.

In conjunction with the Chinese New Year, Pancake House Brunei is offering an 18% discount on their Sunrise Orange Pancake Tower – a stack of six pancakes drenched in lemon-orange syrup with cream cheese filling in between, topped with orange zest, going for only $4.50.

And with one order of Sunrise Orange Pancake Tower, customers will also be able to enjoy another 15% on all available ala carte main course menu. So it is now a good time to come and try the local favourites like the Classic Pan Chicken, Burger Steak, Southern Maple Chicken, etc.

This promotion will end at the end on 28 February 2017.

Located on the first floor of the new wing of Giant, Rimba, the outlet is opened daily from 10am to 10pm, serving a range of breakfast menu to the ever popular pancakes and waffles.

For reservations, please contact 2463593, or get the latest updates by following “@pancakehousebn” on Instagram and or “Pancake House Brunei” on Facebook.

 

 

Coffee Bean in RIPAS

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Yang Amat Mulia Pengiran Anak Abdul Munim Pengiran Anak Tahiruddin, Managing Director of The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf® (centre) with Mohd Khairul Anuar bin POKPADPS Hj Hasrin the Chief Operation Officer of Raja Isteri Pengiran Anak Saleha Hospital and Fairuz Ibrahim, General Manager of The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf® during the launch of the The Coffee Bean® outlet at RIPAS Hospital
 

Another exciting news for Bruneians! The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf® has officially opened it’s newest café outlet located at RIPAS Hospital. Coffee lovers can now start off their morning with it’s premium handcrafted beverages from The Coffee Bean® outlet at RIPAS Hospital located at the main lobby, from 7am to 11pm.

The official opening was held on January 23rd at RIPAS Hospital, attended by Guest of Honor, Yang Amat Mulia Pengiran Anak Abdul Munim Pengiran Anak Tahiruddin the Managing Director of The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf® and Mohd Khairul Anuar bin POKPADPS Hj Hasrin the Chief Operation Officer of Raja Isteri Pengiran Anak Saleha Hospital.

The official opening began with the recitation of Doa Selamat by Ustaz Hj Mohd Emmarul bin Hj Azamain from RIPAS Hospital, followed with a brief welcoming speech by the General Manager of The Coffee Bean®.

“We’re excited to share our premium coffee and tea product with the community especially for RIPAS hospital personnel and visitors. This will be our 13th outlet ever since the first opening of our first café at the Centrepoint outlet in 2002. We continue to offer the same great brand experience that our customers have grown to expect at every The Coffee Bean® café. In addition, It’s a real testament to the brand for 50 years old now; it is more popular and relevant than ever”, said Fairuz Ibrahim, General Manager of The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf®

The ceremonial opening was then continued with the first tamping of espresso shot by guest of honors Yang Amat Mulia Pengiran Anak Abdul Munim Pengiran Anak Tahiruddin and Mohd Khairul Anuar bin POKPADPS Hj Hasrin followed by a signing of certificate.

Liyana Latif, Vice President (Activities and Events), Brunei Darussalam AIDS Council said, “The Brunei Darussalam AIDS Council would like to extend our heartfelt appreciation and thanks for CBTL for choosing the council as one of the beneficiaries that is receiving donation under the Caring Cup Programme. We are very thrilled that CBTL is supporting our HIV advocacy and awareness programmes. Such initiative is highly applauded and other companies and private organisations should follow suit as being part of a responsible member of the community. The financial donation that we’re receiving today will be utilised for more outreach programmes and making our council a resourceful organisation. On behalf of BDAC, we’d like to congratulate CBTL on their new branch and we hope that CBTL will continue to support our cause and do keep us in mind in their future charity runs.

 

 


Handover of donation to the NGOs
 

 

 

 

 


I’m proud of you 🙂
 

 

The Potato Habit experience

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Yang Amat Mulia Pengiran Anak Abdul Rashid bin Pengiran Kerma Raja Pengiran Haji Kamarulzaman (2nd from left) with Che Soon Chong, Danial Isa Kalebic, the partner and manager of The Potato Habit and Benny Lau at the soft launch of The Potato Habit yesterday
 


YB Pehin Orang Kaya Laila Setia Bakti Diraja Dato Laila Utama Haji Awang Isa bin Pehin Datu Perdana Manteri Dato Laila Utama Haji Awang Ibrahim (far right side) with family members and friends came for the launch and blessed the ceremony with a prayer.
 

At first I thought it was an international franchise. But their family side is known for creating local brands when it comes to food & beverage. You all may be familiar with household names such as Fratini’s and Mr. Softy and they have been around to make their strong presence in Brunei Darussalam. Now comes a new F&B brand called The Potato Habit.

Led by a young dynamic team came up with the concept and the idea came when they were flying abroad. After some sampling, they came up with 6 flavours as their first phase of the menu. The flavours are Original Cheese, Cheese and Butter, Spicy BBQ, Seaweed, Sour Cream & Onion and Sweet corn. Apparently according to Danial, the most popular one off the menu is Seaweed.

My favourite is the BBQ flavour. The portions are quite generous too even for a Baby Size ($2). They have 5 sizes from Baby Size to Family Size ($6). So if you ask me, it’s a real steal.

Daniel shared how they are also planning for expansion in the near future (sometime in March/April 2017). As of today, he was happy with the responses even with the lack of promotion. The business has been operating for a week and yesterday was the official opening of The Potato Habit.

Present during the launch were Yang Amat Mulia Pengiran Anak Abdul Rashid bin Pengiran Kerma Raja Pengiran Haji Kamarulzaman and YB Pehin Orang Kaya Laila Setia Bakti Diraja Dato Laila Utama Haji Awang Isa bin Pehin Datu Perdana Manteri Dato Laila Utama Haji Awang Ibrahim, the grandfather of Danial Isa-Kalebic.

The Potato Habit is located at the ground floor of Times Square Shopping Centre, near Killiney Road. You can follow them on instagram @thepotatohabit or just search #flavouringyourworld to check them out. I highly recommend their fries as they are pretty addictive for some reason. Happy devouring 😀

 

 


The seaweed flavour is the most popular among the lot
 


My favourite among the lot – BBQ flavour
 


Aziz Idris of Borneo Bulletin wanted to leave but got addicted to the flavoured fries and ended up taking away some
 

 


Same went to Dean Kassim of Borneo Bulletin and he couldn’t get enough of them
 


We had two rounds of them 😀
 


I had to learn how to carry all six with two hands.. It is possible
 


Danial being interviewed by Aziz. Check the story out tomorrow in Borneo Bulletin.
 


A strong crowd yesterday at The Potato Habit.
 

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