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03
Jul

Be more alert

Written by Rano Iskandar. Posted in News, RA News

 

Dining at BK 
 


 

It was the first time that I dined at a fast food joint for breaking my fast this year and that is at Burger King 😀 Currently Burger King have a special promotion dubbed the Ramadhan Family Deal and it comes in four different sets – Crispy and Tender, Flame-Grilled, Mixed and Whopper. So which one will suit you best? Surprisingly the mixed set has been selling well

Now why should you go for the set meals? One thing for sure is that you will save from $12 to $14 if you buy in a set. Very ideal if you come with your friends and families and you can enjoy the privilege. Furthermore, you will get a free gift from Burger King – BK mug and a coca-cola plate.

The Crispy and Tender set includes two chicken royals and one chicken grill whilst the Flame-Grilled set consists of two Whopper Juniors and a single Texas beef.

Both, priced at $19.90, also consist of chicken tempura nuggets along with large drinks and fries for three people.

On the other hand, the Mixed set contains two double mushroom Swiss and two chicken tender grill and the Whopper set has two Whoppers and two Western Whopper Juniors.

At a price of $27.90, both sets too have large drinks and fries that are enough four people.

For those who ordered any of the sets can also add $1 for a Taro Turnover, limited to five pieces a set. Furthermore, if one finishes a drink, just refill the cups with a top-up of $1.50.

For those who are interested, visit its nearest branch or call 2220215 or check out its Facebook Page and Instagram @burgerkingbrunei.

 


Buy a set and you will get a Burger King mug and Coca-Cola plate
 


Rara was in full of joy that night
 


Members of the media dining at Burger King
 


Customers dining at BK for Sungkai
 


Add $1 for a taro turnover 😀 Yummm!!! My favourite
 

  
 

My active brother 
 


My brother has been active in the news as of late. Keep it up!! Recently he handed over donation to KACA (Centre for Children with Special Needs). YAM Pg Anak Abdul Mun’im, Managing Director of PAR Corporaton Sdn Bhd handed over to KACA Managing Director, Hj Abdul Alim Hj Othman. Later today my brother will officiate the opening of Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf at Mata-Mata this afternoon. Image courtesy of Norliha Din of The Brunei Times.
 

  
 

Under custody and charged 
 


Be more alert in school premises nowadays for the sake of your children

News have been circulating about the perpetrator who had the intention to cause a stir in the local community. He was apprehended by the Royal Brunei Police Force and being charged for molesting an 11-year girl on the premises of St. Andrew’s School. Man, that’s my former school during my primary and second years.

I’m glad the police managed to apprehend 28 year old Pg Shahirul Hamadi Pg Hj Jaya. Apparently it’s not the first time he has been involved in similar incidents.

According to the report, a St Andrew’s School teacher filed a police report describing how an unknown man tried to force a female student into his car. The girl managed to get away from the man and immediately informed a teacher who tried to give chase. The teacher also reported that the suspect touched the girl on her chest and tried to coerce another student into his vehicle.

He is now on trial and being charged. He could be facing up to five years in prison with whipping if convicted of outraging the modesty of the female student. His next hearing will be on 9th of July. Let’s hope justice is served.

 

 

SCB breaking fast 
 


CEO of the bank, Rino (Donny) Donosepoetro, CEO of SCB (center seated) with the associates of Standard Chartered Brunei at Tardinak D’ Polo recently. Image courtesy of SCB.

More than 100 staff from Standard Chartered Bank broke fast together at Tarindak D’Polo, Jerudong Park Polo & Riding Club last Wednesday.

The sungkai gathering was organised by the bank through its Recreation Club, which regularly organises staff engagement activities and feature a wide range of activities to cater to various lifestyles of their employees from active sports to leisure activities. Some recent activities included movie outing, regular yoga, badminton and basketball sessions as well as mini bowling tournament.

CEO of the bank, Rino (Donny) Donosepoetro, said: “This being my first Ramadhan here in Brunei, I am delighted to have sungkai together with our staff members outside of work as well as get to know more of the local culture around this season. We believe staff engagement initiatives such as these would encourage more open communications and strengthen team dynamics when staff get to know each other better thereby reflecting the values we hold as being trustworthy, responsive and international.”

To find out more about Standard Chartered Bank and its career opportunities, visit www.sc.com/en/careers.

 

 

 

Groom for Hari Raya
 


Get your hair serviced at Camellia Hair & Beauty
 

People are now busy with Hari Raya shopping for fabrics, decks and food. Let’s not forget that we need to groom ourselves to before Hari Raya which means pampering yourself at the salon.

There’s a new salon for your info and it’s located at Serusop area. It’s called Camellia Hair & Beauty and the prices are pretty reasonable if you ask me. The salon is only cater for female. There are able to provide the usual services (cut, trim, was, blow) and also other services such as waxing, facial, foot spa, mani and pedicure.

Currently they are having a special promotion with a 50% discount on straightening, digital perming, normal perming and coloring as well. On top of this, they will also give free treatment. Good deal indeed.

The salon is located on 1st floor, Unit 2, Simpang 94 at Delima. For appointments, you can reach Betty Goh (872 3396) or Annabelle (865 5316). Grab this opportunity while you can and pamper yourself. I think all the ladies will love the head massage while shampooing. Well, my friends did.

 


Betty is a certified hairstylist
 


Their best part of the service – shampooing
 


Both sisters loved it :p
 

 

 


A small unit area
 

 


The services available and even a 50% on selected services
 

  
 

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02
Jul

The story so far

Written by Rano Iskandar. Posted in News, RA News

 

Summer movies so far 
 

Review of Terminator: Genisys starring Rano Iskandar with his regular co-host @delgoh and guest Nee Khern

So we are at the half-way mark of Summer movies and it has been a spectacular trip for the past two months (May and June movies). As compared to last year’s summer movies, this is way better. Last year, we have the likes of X-Men: Days of Future Past, Guardians of the Galaxy, Transformers: Age of Extinction, Maleficent, The Amazing Spider-Man 2 and Godzilla. So on average, not all were above average with my disappointments of Age of Extinction, Maleficent and Spidey. The one that I love the most for last year’s summer movies was Dan of the Planet of the Apes (I watched it three times).

So how did it far this summer? We have two months to go but I’m very excited to share about the first half of it. I would say that my predictions with Del Goh for the top summer box office are off the mark because we predicted that no movies will come close to Avengers: Age of Ultron. Just last weekend, Jurassic World overtook Age of Ultron and now currently stands USD 50 million more than the Avengers’ sequel. From the looks of it, JW will have the chance to beat AOU in the month or so. We shall see.

In terms of value and entertainment, yes, it’s slightly better than 2014. My best pick so far is Mad Max: Fury Road and I caught this 3 times (normal screen, 3D and IMAX 3D). Woohoo. I just can’t wait for the blu-ray. Movies like Pitch Perfect 2, Avengers, Jurassic World and Spy have been great. There are some passable summer movies such as San Andreas and maybe, just maybe The Minions. What I couldn’t wait is Inside Out which will only be available in mid August :/ *shrugs* The few movies that haven’t struck my chord is Tomorrowland.

I caught Arnold’s latest flick – Terminator Genisys. It ain’t a classic but it will still keep you entertained. I didn’t like Terminator: Rise of the Machines so I’m happy that I came out of the cinema, feeling contented but nothing more. Do listen to my podcast review or just click on the Terminator image above. I just hope that Magic Mike XXL will outpaced Terminator Genisys in the summer box office so I can win my wager against Del Goh 😀

There are still a few more movies that I’m looking forward to – Inside Out, Fantastic Four, Ant-Man, Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation, Ted 2, Trainwreck and Pixels.

Do watch out for our best summer movies of 2015 in August. For now, enjoy the magic of movies.

 

 

  
 

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11
Mar

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Written by Rano Iskandar. Posted in News, RA News

 

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01
Jul

Power up with Mr. Brown

Written by Rano Iskandar. Posted in News, RA News

 

Power up your gadgets 
 

My friends call me the King of Powerbanks because I carry at least 3 with me at all times. As you know I’m addicted to my smartphone and so I would need tons of juice for my phone. Now it’s a great time to get yourself another set of power banks because as you know that these battery packs have a life cycle.

If you are hunting for one, I suggest you head off to Concepts Computer and try out their APC Power Packs. Now power banks have become more affordable as compared to previous years. Concepts Computer will be doing an APC promotion where with every purchase of the APC Power Pack, either the APC M5 5000mAH power pack ($38) or the APC M10 10,000mAH power pack ($58), are entitled to a free charger cable worth $12. This is just not any cable as it has a special adapter that can support Android and IOS smartphones.

It also has two USB ports on the 2.4A charging port ideal for tablets and the 1A charging port ideal for smartphones.

If you are worried about over charging or short circuit, not to worry since the APC ones are able to prevent that from happening. Cool, huh?

The APC M-series Power Pack comes with a free cable in-box but does not provide choice for connectibility, the add-on free USB cable (worth $8) provided by Concepts Computer with every purchase of the APC Power Pack, will offer a choice of either micro USB for most Android devices or iPhone’s proprietary connection for the latest iOS devices. For more information on APC and their full-range of power-based solutions, please visit your nearest Concepts Computer showroom or call 2233551/2/3.

 


APC Power Banks at Concepts Computer now comes with the dual adapter socket for Android and IOS smartphones
 

 

On another note, Concepts Computer achieved a new milestone for being awarded a Top Achiever by APC for 2014-2015. Hats off to Ryan Lieu, sales executive and person-in-charge of APC products in Concepts Computer. He was rewarded with a trip to Taiwan for an APC Partner Incentive Trip two weeks ago to celebrate Concepts Computer’s achievement.

 


Zul And Rahman, Marketing Executive of Concepts Computer with Ryan Liew, sales executive and person-in-charge of APC products
 


Ryan Liew flew to Taiwan recently to celebrate Concepts Computer success
 

Concepts Computer also have been active in sports activity such as basketball. They were recently involved in Sukan Ria last month and almost made it to the quarter finals. Now Concepts Computer will be holding a basketball competition for the veterans and seniors slated for this month. It will be called Concepts Veterans Cup 2015.

Kingston Beverage & Creamery Sdn Bhd will be their official sponsor for the Concepts Veterans Cup 2015. the Concepts Veterans Cup 2015 basketball tournament is a way to promote a healthier lifestyle among those aged 40 years old and above, and create awareness for the love of basketball among the public. The matches will be played at Batu Bersurat basketball court.

 


Kingston Beverage & Creamery the official sponsors for Concepts Veterans Cup 2015
 


The handing over of jerseys for Concepts Computer basketball team
 

Recently the man behind Concepts Computer celebrated his birthday at the outlet. In conjunction with his 60th birthday, he held a Sungkai outing for his staff, dealers and also members of the media. Too bad I wasn’t able to taste the catering from Seri Kandi but the food looked really tasty. Thank you again to Mr. Vincent Pao for all the support you have given this past year or so and I wish you happy belated and have a wonderful year ahead.

 


Happy Birthday Mr. Vincent Pao
 


Vincent Pao and Alice Chan with the members of the media
 


Vincent Pao and Alice Chan with the associates of Concepts Computer
 


Food ready to be served
 

 

 

 

 

  

Mr. Brown – bigger, better 

 


I’m in love again with Mr. Brown 😀 Loving the fact they have offering more content. It was a bit weird holding a different size can of Mr. Brown but man, it does taste good. Now available at selected stores – Jaya Hypermart Gadong, Orbit (Jln Muara), Utama Grand, Hong Bee, Adri (Mata-Mata), Jaya (KB) and Aprina (Jerudong) and all Raimmar Mini Marts.
 


For those who want no sugar and no milk, this is the one. Now available in your local stores.
 


 

 

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30
Jun

Remember eating matters

Written by Rano Iskandar. Posted in News, RA News

 

Kausar Cafe 
 

 

Small, cozy and just right. Sometimes you don’t need a big place or plenty of choices. Sometimes all you want is a simple buffet that can satisfy your cravings. All for $10.80, you can enjoy some of the selected dishes from Kausar Cafe. The Bryani Rice, the Chicken Tandoori and the beef dishes are my favourites.

I’m amazed how Nizam, sole proprietor of Kausar Cafe, had made changes to the restaurant after he took over two years ago and the quality is very consistent. He now manages both Kafe Kausar and Tandoor Restaurant.

It’s a good idea to make reservations as well. It was full house last night and I’m sure they are the regular patrons of Kafe Kausar and they know what to expect.

I don’t mind dining here again and even at Tandoor. Easy to find parking and away from the traffic. Keep up the great work you have invested in Kafe Kausar, Nizam and thank you so much for your support these years. You can also follow them on instagram @kausarkafe. Location wise: Kiulap (saw row with Misato restaurant)

 

Sungkai Buffet 
 

 

$10.80 Adult | $6 Child= 
 

Call 7729 0005 
 


Channa Masala and Bhini Fry 😀
 


Fish
 


Crowd helping on the buffet
 


Pompudum
 


Bhindi Fry
 

 


Chicken Tandoori
 


Gulab Jamon
 


Garlic naan
 


My light meal 😀
 


Dessert and fruits
 


My awesome companions last night – talking about IT and cricket among other things
 


For catering purposes
 

 

  
 

 

Tasek Brasserie 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  
 

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29
Jun

Change is the only constant

Written by Rano Iskandar. Posted in News, RA News

 

Jason wins S6 Edge 
 


Late post: Jason Ang Kok Khiong won himself a Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge. It was part of the “Register Your Interest” Raffle Draw organised by T.C.Y. Motors Sdn Bhd in conjunction with the launch of the SsangYong Tivoli. Jason received the prize from Anisson, T.C.Y. Motors Motor Marketing Manager.
 


Check out the latest SsangYong Tivoli. Click image to enter website.
 

 

 

Gaining knowledge 
 

BIBD recently participated in the 9th Muzakarah Cendekiawan Syariah Nusantara on the 10th and 11th of June at the Hotel Millennium, Jakarta. The dialogue’s organiser, The International Sharia Research Academy for Islamic Finance has chosen to partner with Universiti Islam Negeri Syarif Hidayatullah to bring the theme, “Innovative Contemporary Islamic Financial Products for the Development of the Social-Economy of Muslims”. The discussions were focused on current financial issues pertaining to “Refinancing and Restructuring” and “Applications of Hajah (needs) in Innovative Products.”

BIBD Shariah Advisory Body member and Director of the Mazhab Shafi’i Research Centre at the Universiti Sultan Sharif Ali (UNISSA), Dr Abdul Nasir bin Haji Abdul Rani was involved in the first discussion regarding the concept of Hajah and its applications in Islamic finance.

On the second day, BIBD Product Manager Hjh Adinah binti Hj Jamudin was involved in the discussions on the applications of Shariah-compliant concepts in developing and offering products that will assist in generating socio-economic benefits to the Muslim community, especially the non-bankable segment. These products can be materialised by strengthening corporation between Islamic financial institutions and social finance institutions to utilise Wakaf, Zakat, Islamic wealth management, micro-finance and micro-Takaful. They also discussed equity-based financing products such as Musyarakah that can be applied in Islamic wealth management where both parties can benefit from a financial partnership.

 


BIBD Shariah Advisory Body Chairman and Deputy State Mufti, Yang Dimuliakan Pehin Orang Kaya Paduka Setia Raja Dato Paduka Seri Setia Awang Haji Suhaili bin Haji Mohiddin (3rd from left), BIBD Shariah Advisory Body member and Director of the Mazhab Shafi’i Research Centre at the Universiti Sultan Sharif Ali (UNISSA), Dr Abdul Nasir bin Haji Abdul Rani (4th from left) and other members from the Shariah body of BIBD. Image courtesy of BIBD.
 

The main objectives of the dialogue were to create general understanding between Shariah scholars in the region through academic discussions on multiple issues related to Islamic finance. The dialogue also serves as a regional platform for scholars, academics and practitioners of Islamic finance to share ideas, knowledge and experiences, and to share latest developments in the Islamic finance industry.

Also part of the BIBD representatives were BIBD Shariah Advisory Body Chairman and Deputy State Mufti, Yang Dimuliakan Pehin Orang Kaya Paduka Setia Raja Dato Paduka Seri Setia Awang Haji Suhaili bin Haji Mohiddin, along with its member, Yang Mulia Dr Awang Haji Mazanan bin Haji Yusof, Head of Research, State Mufti Department. BIBD was also represented by Head of its Shariah Department, Yang Mulia Dayang Hajah Hanifah binti Haji Jenan along with Shariah Assistant Manager, Muhammad Takzimallah bin Haji Ahmad Sanuddin.

The two-day event was launched by Deputy Governor of Bank Negara Malaysia. The event was attended by around a hundred delegations ranging from scholars, academics and practitioners from Islamic financial institutions, from member ASEAN countries.

 

 

  
 

Motoring BN 
 


Izam Said, editor of CONFEX, during the press conference last Friday
 

Having another magazine in Brunei means there are things to showcase to the eyes of the public. I know Izam Said for quite some time and he is passionate about one thing – cars, cars and cars. He used to be feature writer on the automative section (On The Road) of The Brunei Times and I’ve always love his insights and opinions on the cars he test drove. Now it’s good to know he is venturing into something that he is passionate about and everyone has a story to share just like Izam.

Last week, I had the privilege to be invited to a press conference held at CONFEX. For your info, CONFEX is a local events management company which has run a series of team building workshops and only recently I found out that Izam Said is the editor of CONFEX. Under CONFEX, the team will be launching a new magazine on automotive which will be another platform for car enthusiasts to learn more about the cars especially in the Brunei market.

This will be the first of its kind that features an 80-paged automative magazine for the benefit of the readers. This is another avenue for car dealers or distributors to showcase their cars and even anything related to cars on Motoring BN.

Izam Said is confident that the magazine will be a success and despite the shift of information world through technology, he believes that having something “tangible” like a magazine is still trend. I do agree with him on that since I also collect and buy computer, film and wrestling magazines due to the tangibility factor.

For your info, every quarter, Motoring BN will print 15,000 copies and it will be sold on news stand at a price of BND 6.80. The pre-order subscriptions have been overwhelming for the first issue and he hopes there will be enough for the 1st edition to be sold in local book stores.

So what can you expect from Motoring BN magazine? They have a mixture of local and foreign writers who will contribute to the magazine. One segment that will catch the interest of the ladies will be “Heels on Wheels” by Tracy Ramantan.

The magazine is said to be launched sometime in July. I can’t wait to see what’s in store for the magazine and I believe Izam Said is the right man to lead the show. I’m proud that he has taken a new adventure on his passion to another new level. Keep it up, buddy!!

For those who are interested to advertise for the next issue, you can contact 8282 212. For those who want to subscribe, you can click here for the pre-orders. You can also follow them on IG @motoringbn

 


Waleed Pehin Dato Mahdini, Izam Said and Tracy Ramantan
 


This will be the cover of the first edition of Motoring BN
 

  
 

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29
Jun

Food is our common ground

Written by Rano Iskandar. Posted in News, RA News

 

Belluno Cafe 
 


Belluno Cafe is located at Kiarong Complex
 

What started off as a gelato kochi kiosk three years ago, the co-owners ventured into a cafe business last year at the heart of Kiarong. Those working around the area will be familiar with Belluno Cafe. I have paid a few visits to Belluno Cafe and my favourite dish has been the spicy spaghetti bolognese. Yummm…

Belluno Cafe during Ramadhan is not providing any buffet or set meals. Instead they are offering 20% off all menu which is a great steal. You can call 242 9010 for reservation.

Another gimmick Belluno Cafe offers are bento sets such as Chicken Schnitzel with pasta and ice lemon tea drink to go or Chicken Fajitas with mediterranean rice and an ice lemon tea to go. Or if you feel like Nasi Kerabu or the one that caught my eye is the Nasi Lemak 2.0 Ayam Rendang. All of these are served in a bento set, ready to go for take away. You will need to pre-order the bento sets and subject to availability. Just whatsapp 873 3608 for bookings and each bento sets is $8.90 and comes with a drink.

Belluno’s signature dish is the Chicken Waffle with egg on top. Must try. My friends and I also love the Milo Sizzling Pan for dessert. I was kinda addicted to it and couldn’t stop helping myself to it.

Belluno Cafe is also having special discounts for Baiduri Cardholders – 5% discount (classic credit card), 10% discount (gold credit card) and 15% discount (infinite & platinum card) for the period of Ramadhan.

One of the latest new dishes is the Lamb Shank which is a chef’s special. If you are aiming for a simple meal, you can give Belluno Cafe a try. You can follow them on Facebook page and also on instagram @bellunocafebn

 


Caesar salad
 


Lamb burger with coriander sauce
 


Beef
 


Another tasty burger
 


Their signature dish – Chicken Waffle
 


My guests for the night
 


Cheese sticks
 


Lamb Shank with rice
 


The newly introduced dessert – Milo Sizzling Pan
 

 


Nasi Lemak 2.0 Ayam Rendang for take away and comes with a drink
 


Chicken Schnitzel with pasta for take away and comes with a drink
 


Nasi Kerabu for take away and comes with a drink
 

  
 

Momo Buffet 
 

 

One third of Ramadhan has just passed and this is the prime period where Bruneians tend to dine out and plus pay day was just a few days ago. Another great recommendation by my photographer was at Momo Restaurant (formerly known as All Stars Cafe) before a new management took over the premise. The restaurant has been around for a year and a bit and only recently the locals are frequenting the restaurant especially during Ramadhan. One reason – the wide selection of dishes from soup to main course to desserts for a very reasonable price.

I will give a thumbs up to the new management for being creative and managed to attract a strong crowd for the past few days. Yesterday also was pretty packed because of the BIBD 30% discount promotion for BIBD Credit Cardholders.

They have three menu cycles throughout Ramadhan and thank you for sharing some of the menus so I could post this up on my blog for the benefit of the readers and those who wants to patronize at Momo Restaurant.

They serve two types of soup (Asian and Western) every buffet. Their condiments and dips are always the same but plentiful enough to satisfy your cravings. The main courses have at least 8 dishes to choose from and they have a 3 cycle menu for this. As for the action station, you will enjoy the live grill section, noodle section, pasta section and bread section which will always be served every Sungkai hours. The one I find interesting is the Ramadhan corner which is the real deal. That section is always served every Sungkai and it has the main attraction such as the Nasi Briyani Kambing served with Seruding Kelapa, Serunding Ayam, Beef Rendang and Pulut Kuning to name a few.

If you want to get away from the hustle and bustle of Gadong or Kiulap, then I highly recommend to pay Momo Restaurant a visit. A different ambience with a great variety of cuisine at your disposal. What else can you ask for a price valued at $22.80 for adult? 😀 You can also read more detailed article on Thanis’ article on Momo Sungkai Buffet.

You can follow them on instagram (pretty active) @momo.restaurant or their Facebook page.

 

 

Momo Sungkai Buffet 
 

 

$22.80 Adult | $10.80 Child 
 

899 9807 • 861 3329 • 261 1618  
 


The appetizer side
 


Dried fish
 


Looks like telur belado 😀
 


More appetizers
 


Fish
 


My favourite vege – Pakis
 


Some of the guests at Momo Restaurant
 


The pasta section
 


The noodle section
 

 

The Menu for Momo 
 

Soup station

Menu 1

Sup Soto Ayam
Malaysian Spicy Chicken Broth

Sup Sayur Sayuran Berkrim
Vegetables Cream Soup

Menu 2

Sup Kambing ‘Mydin’
Spicy Creamy Lamb Broth

Sup Labu Kuning Berkrim
Cream Pumpkin Soup

Menu 3

Sup Tangkapan Nelayan
Spicy Seafood Broth

Sup Sayuran Bertomato
Minestrone Soup
Ramadhan Corner (available for all three menus)

Pulut Kuning, Nasi Himpit, Nasi Briyani KambingServe with Serunding Kelapa, Serunding Ayam, Acar Timun dgn Nenas, Cucumber Raita, Daging Rendang and Kuah Kacang

Main Course where you can find local Asian dishes and Western Style dishes

Menu 1

Ikan Tenggiri Gulai Kampung / Traditional Fish Curry
Gulai Ayam Lemak / Chicken Coconut Milk
Sambal Sotong Emak / Dried Squid in Chili Sauce
Udang Masak Hitam/ Prawn Black Spices
Beef Lasagna
Sayur Kacang Goreng Keynote
Umbut Kelapa Masak Lemak
Steamed Rice
Menu 2

Daging Kari Kentang/ Beef Curry Potato
Sambal Ikan Kembung / Tuna Fish Chili
Ketam Lemak Nenas / Crab in Spicy Coconut Gravy with Pineapple
Ayam Goreng Berempah/ Deep Fry Spices Chicken
Pasta Macaroni Bakar/Baked Macaroni Pasta
Labu Kuning Masak Lemak Putih/ Yellow Pumpkin Coconut Milk
Tauhu Rebus Isi Ayam/Braised Tofu Minced Chicken
Nasi PutihThai/Steamed Rice

Menu 3

Gulai Ikan Cabai Rawit / Spicy Tenggiri Fish Curry
Sambal Telur / Eggs in Sambal Sauce
Ayam Panggang Padang / Spicy Grilled Chicken Padang Style
Shepard Pie
Udang Goreng Mentega /Buttered Prawns Curry Leaf
Pakis Goreng Belachan/ Fern Shoot Prawn Paste
Sayur Campur /Chinese Stir Fried Vegetables
Steamed Rice

Action station (available for all three menus)

Live grill. Our chefs are preparing the food that you are going to eat right in front of you.
Whole Fish, Prawn Skewers, Chicken Wings,
Air assam, Sambal kicap, Tomato sauce, Chili sauce

Noodle Section

Nyonya Mee Kari / Curry Laksa with Condiments
Braised Wantan Noodles with Chicken Mince
Pasta Section
Spaghetti, Linguini, Penne with tomato sauce or cream sauce
And condiments plus choices of chicken or meat

Bread Section

Roti canai/Indian Pancake, Murtabak/Stuffed Indian Pancake
With condiments and vegetables dhal

Drinks (available for all three menus)
Teh O Limau Ais/ Ice Lemon Tea
Air Sarsi/ Sarsaparilla Cordial
Air Buah Buahan/ Fruit Cordial
Air Pisang Hijau/ Banana Cordial
Air Bandung / Chilled Rose Syrup with Milk
Air Jagung/ Corn Cordial
Teh Tarik / Warm Malaysian Foamy Milk Tea
Buah Kurma / Fresh Arabian Dates
Coffee and Tea

Japanese corner (available for all three menus)

Assorted Maki Rolls with Condiments and Dips

Bread Corner (available for all three menus)

Assorted Bread Roll with Butter

 

Momo Sungkai Buffet 
 
 

$22.80 Adult | $10.80 Child 
 

899 9807 • 861 3329 • 261 1618
 


Dessert section
 


Dessert section
 


The grilled section. Image courtesy of Thanis Lim.
 


Image courtesy of Momo Restaurant
 


Live grill. Image courtesy of Thanis Lim.
 


Available at the pasta section. Image courtesy of Thanis Lim.
 


Laksa. Image courtesy of Thanis Lim.
 


Roti prata. Image courtesy of Thanis Lim.
 


Nasi Briyani. Image courtesy of Thanis Lim.
 


There’s a prayer room. Image courtesy of Thanis Lim.
 


Something to plan for Hari Raya or outside catering
 

  
 

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28
Jun

Eat Pray Love

Written by Rano Iskandar. Posted in News, RA News

 

Burger King deals 
 


Ramadhan promotion from Burger King. Good for families and groups. Click image to enlarge.
 

  
 

The Meletup Taste 
 

 

KFC Brunei is bringing in a very unique yet familiar taste with a local twist for customers to enjoy this coming festive season, introducing the new KFC Ayam Kicap Meletup featuring KFC’s so good chicken with a touch of Brunei’s favourite condiments – a combination of ‘meletup’ spices and unique soy sauce.

“The new product is all about a ‘unique taste with a local twist’ that customers can indulge in this upcoming Ramadan and Raya festivities. At the affordable starting price of just $6.20, you’ll get a complete meal good to be had during buka puasa with friends and family. We would like our customers to share the awesome taste of KFC Ayam Kicap Meletup with everyone!” said Jaymee Lau, marketing executive of KFC Brunei.

With the tagline “So Meletup Sure Must Share”, the KFC Ayam Kicap Meletup features a delicious unique flavour which is too good to keep to yourself. It is KFC’s chicken fried to perfection with a meletup combination of unique soy sauce, chili flakes, and delectable spices. The outcome is a fusion of flavours that adds real kick to the fried chicken.

 

 


Try out the KFC Ayam Kicap Meletup
 

KFC is offering the Ayam Kicap Meletup in a variety of combos at such an affordable price. For a two piece combo, customers can choose between the Oriental Combo (rice with original recipe gravy) and the Western combo (with fries) both priced at $6.20 each. If you’re dining big, the KFC Ayam Kicap Meletup also comes in a Family Feast which consists of nine pieces of chicken, a large whipped potato along with a FREE 1.5 litre Pepsi and large fries all for the price of only $25.90.

A limited edition KFC Candy Crush Cutlery set will be up for grabs when you purchase the premium Ayam Kicap Meletup bucket. The good quality stainless steel cutlery set comes with a porcelain handle in four different colorful designs. The premium Ayam Kicap Meletup buckets are priced at $32.80 and $41.00 respectively. The Candy Crush Cutlery set can also be purchased separately at $3.80 per set.
So make your visit to the nearest KFC today and enjoy the Ayam Kicap Meletup which is now available while stocks last. For more updates, you can visit their Facebook Page.

 

 

  
 

The Jumbo Experience 
 

 

A mixture of western and Asian dishes. Five brands under one roof and you know you are in for a good buffet. They have Modesto Bistro & Grill, Dapur Penyet (Indonesian cuisine), Lof Bakery, Twinkle Pan (pretzels) and Hippo & Bees (soft served ice cream) at the Food Arena. So far, this is also served quite a variety of food and they have the capacity to accommodate a big crowd. The location of the eatery is at Seri Q-Lap Mall. You may be familiar with Giant Supermarket and now that area has been replaced with Dapur Penyet, Twinkle Pan, Lof Bakery and Hippos & Bees since earlier this year.

Modesto Bistro & Grill is a popular eatery at Batu Bersurat and quite popular during Ramadhan as well. This time they have combined with other brands to give a better variety for the benefit of the customers. They already have been successful with their Sungkai buffet on previous years and this year, the management have upped their game to compete with other Sungkai promotions.

They have plenty of variety as I have mentioned – appetizer, soup, salad and vege, pasta, carving station (roasted chicken and lamb), even middle eastern cuisine, Indonesian and local dishes, nasi lemak section, noodle section and last of all, the wide variety of desserts from Lof Bakery, Twinkleplan and Hippo&Bees. Now that’s what I call a Jumbo experience.

Food Arena is also having a Shop, Dine & Fly contest. The promotion is happening until 30th September 2015. You will have a chance to fly to either Singapore, Kuala Lumpur or Kota Kinabalu or you can be one of the 10 consolation winners. The announcement of the lucky draw will be on 1st November 2015. So this is another good reason to dine at Food Arena.

Please call 715 1177 • 720 9777 • 888 2100 • 223 7771 for reservations. You can check out their Facebook page for updated menus on a daily basis.

 

 

Special Jumbo Buffet 
 

 

$29.90 Adult | $15.90 children 
 

Call 715 1177 • 720 9777 • 888 2100 • 223 7771 
 

 


The visiting patrons at Food Arena located at Seri Q-Lap Mall
 


Nasi Beryani
 


Cold cuts appetizer
 


Beef strips
 


Mussels and scallops
 


Array of desserts to choose from
 


From the buffet line
 


Chicken pandan
 


Pretzels from Twinklepan
 


The beverage section
 


Pizza, anyone?
 


Nasi Lemak station
 

 

 


Tons of desserts to choose
 


Lucky draw for Food Arena diners
 


The menu for today (Sunday)
 

  
 

Izz Zara Bakery 
 

Formerly known as Hana Bakery, this home-made cakes have been household name for the past few years or so. Why do I say that? Because the orders just automatically comes in during Ramadhan. And due to the overwhelming response since I posted on my IG this afternoon, I’m happy to say that Izz Zara Bakery has extended the deadline for orders from 26th June to Sunday 28th June. So if you are reading it today (Sunday), then today is the DEADLINE. So make your final orders today.

The online bakery is seasonal and only active during Ramadhan to cater for Hari Raya orders. The reason for the early deadline is to ensure that all the cakes and orders are delivered on time especially during the festive season.

My favourite is still the original Tapak Kuda (nutella) and now they have introduced a few new flavours such as milo and maltesers. Yum yum 😀 The Cake Lapis Durian and Nutella will be a big hit as always. One of the interesting cake is the Crackers Cheese cake.

Do download the order form, you can click here or for more info, you can whatsapp at 8776 898 or 7102 138. Do follow their instagram at @izz_zara_bakery for updates too.

 


Vivo Cake
 


Cheese Cake
 


Cake Lapis White Durian
 


Cake Lapis Nutella
 


American Chocolate Cake
 


Tapak Kuda Twix and Tapak Kuda M&Ms
 


Tapak Kuda Maltesers
 


Just look at the different colours of Tapak Kuda
 


The milo based Tapak Kuda
 


Many choices to choose from
 


The Crackers Cheese Cake
 


Follow their IG
 


Click image to download form
 

  
 

 

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27
Jun

Eating less is more

Written by Rano Iskandar. Posted in News, RA News

 

All-You-Can-Eat 
 

 

Are you a fan of shabu-shabu? Yes, there are many of them in Brunei and we are always spoiled for choices. I’m proud to say i’m a big fan of Yugo BBQ & Shabu-Shabu Restaurant. My favourite is their spicy soup. Hopefully with this post, it will encourage those who haven’t try and give Yugo BBQ a shot.

Now Yugo BBQ introduces all-you-can-eat buffet to the delight of their loyal patrons and selection is quite intensive too. For $24.80, you are getting more value than you can ask for and I would recommend you to try the grilled meats. There are the Australian lamb, Australian beef, short ribs, seafood, snacks and many more. If you are tired of those huge buffets, this is just a perfect place to break your fast.

You can also mix your food with their home made spices and sauces. Personally I like their dips and sauces. It feels as if you are dining with home made food.

Yugo BBQ is located at Gadong Central on the 2nd building at the end and you can make your reservations by calling 242 7790. You can also follow them on IG @yugobbq

 

 

All You Can Eat 
 

 

$24.80 Adult | $12.80 kids 
 

15% off all menu for bookings after 8:15pm 
 

242 7790 
 


The friendly staff from Yugo BBQ
 


Ready to be steamed and grilled
 


Tons of spices to choose from
 


Fazizul and his parents dining at Yugo BBQ
 


Meat, meat, meat
 


Hungry, anyone?
 

 


Mussels
 

 


Always nice to put some eggs inside
 


Grilled meat
 


These were my guests last year for Sungkai
 


Yugo BBQ
 

  
 

Charcoal Ramadhan 
 

It was full house as usual. The first night of the Charcoal Ramadhan Skewer Buffet was last Thursday. Just at the right time. A week into Ramadhan and also coinciding with pay day. The one thing I always target for the Charcoal buffet are the ribs and the nachos. Yes, just dip that ribs into the spicy sauce and that’s already enough to satisfy my cravings and I had two rounds of it that night.

For $34.90, you are getting a super great deal for the popular dishes at Charcoal. On normal days, the ala carte would have cost you more if you were to try the dishes that you like. I was stuffed by the end and for the first time, I had quite a handful of dishes, simply because I love meat and Charcoal didn’t disappoint. Yes, the price has also dropped from previous year and this make it even affordable.

Both bandar and KB outlet are having the same promotion. So if you happen to be in KB, then do drop by Charcoal BBQ & Grill.

For regular patrons of Charcoal Ramadhan Skewer Buffet, the green and red flags are back! Green indicates that you are ready for the skewers and the stewards will bring them to you one by one until you have had enough. That is when you put up the red flag to indicate that you are done.

The restaurant advises customers to call 2221171 (Bandar) or 3342177 (Kuala Belait) for further information and make early reservations to avoid disappointment. I can tell you that you might have difficulty making reservations on the actual day or even a day in advance. This is one of my top choices to dine in for breaking your fast.

During the day, Charcoal is having a take away special for the whole of Ramadhan (From 11am to 4pm) and some of the ala carte will have a 20% on selected ala carte menu. Not bad, right?

You can follow them on Facebook Page and also on their social media @charcoalbrunei instagram for updates.

 

 

Ramadhan Skewer Buffet 
 

 

$34.90 Adult | $1 per yr for child under 10 
 

2221171 (Bandar) or 3342177 (Kuala Belait) 
 


Take away during the day
 


One of my favourites – Nachos
 


Burgers galore.
 


The Satay and grilled area
 

 


Chicken fingers
 


Nice presentation
 


My favourite dish of the lot – ribs….
 


Kebab, anyone?
 


Appetizer area
 


Dessert area
 


Dessert area
 


Meat on skewers
 


Meat on skewers
 


I’m not a big eater
 


It was crowded last Thursday
 


Inside the private room
 

 


Pastry section
 


Pasta
 


The salmon
 

 

  
 

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26
Jun

You are what you eat

Written by Rano Iskandar. Posted in News, RA News

 

KB Sentral Grand Buffet 
 


My guest for that night – Jody Lo 😀
 

I’ve blogged about King of Buffets previously on my blog and that was the Sungkai Mega Buffet of Freshco. Now, I’m introducing you the queen version of buffets and that is KB Sentral’s Grand Buffet. With the same shareholders, you will the same local and international brand under one roof and this is located at Kuala Belait. So now there are more choices for the residents of KB and also Seria and this means it’s gonna get competitive as well.

Just a note that don’t expect a humungous array of dishes compared to the one’s at Freshco (Bandar). The choices are still aplenty to say nonetheless and you are still getting your money’s worth too. I’m happy that they have the beef rendang that I craved for in the buffet 😀

The KB Sentral’s Grand Buffet uses all the restaurant’s space of Sushi Tei, All Seasons and Waroeng Penyet and it can accommodate more than 200 pax.

You can also enjoy pastries from Auntie Anne’s and the western dishes from Pastamania. So do make sure to take your time dining and don’t hurry yourself to fill up your tummy. There are just many choices to choose from and they are of good quality too.

By the way, you can also stay over at Garden Sentral Hotel which is also the same building sa KB Sentral Shopping Centre. They have a special promotion of BND 149 per night (Deluxe Balcony or Poolside Room) and it’s inclusive of two sungkai buffet and two sahur. Isn’t that a great promo deal? For reservations, you can call 333 8333 and you can also follow them on instagram @gardensentralhotel

 

KB Sentral Grand Buffet
$34.80 Adult | $15.90 Child
863 4076 • 334 2337 • 334 2338 
 

They will greet you at the entrance. Great service too.
 

I see soft shell crab 😀
 

Anwar had a lot of rounds
 

MMmmmm butter chicken and look at the onions 😀
 

Quite a crowd and lots of walk-ins too
 

Baked rice from Pastamania
 

BBQed Lamb Chops
 

Dim Sum corner
 

Auntie Anne’s
 

My favourite dish – Rendang
 

 

Sashimi
 

 

 

 

Any fans of duck?
 

Coconut pudding
 

Dessert area
 

A birthday celebrant that night
 

Did you know KB Sentral is open for business and all the spaces are taken up
 

This is a great deal I must say.
 

The deluxe room
 

The sahur packed and they can send to your room too
 

I stayed here for a night.. All on my own. Ok, this is the apartment side with two huge bedrooms. It will cost u $500 plus a night.
 

Cinema is also available at KB Sentral
 

  
 

 

i-Lotus experience 
 

 

Whether it is Ramadhan or not, I-Lotus serves plenty variety of scrumptious savoury and dishes.

The Sungkai buffet now is $21.80 for adults and $13.80 for children aged 4 – 10 years old. Only during this Ramadhan time. dine-in customers can enjoy local Malay cuisines, Chinese and Thai delicacies, appetizers and desserts.

Indulge yourself with the food served from the Hot Plate Grill corner (seafood of your choice) and they will grill it for you on the spot. If you’re not in the mood for seafood, you can feast on the Soup Noodles, Rojak, Desserts and more.

For I-Lotus VIP cardholders, you can enjoy up to 10% off of the Sungkai buffet while Baiduri credit card holders, 1 free additional pax when you dine-in 10 pax at once via Baiduri credit card (Terms & Conditions Apply). They also provide outside catering.

Please call I-Lotus at 2422466 | 2440171 | 8714222 or visit their website at www.ilotusrestaurant.com. I-Lotus is located at No. 20, Spg. 12-26, Kg Rimba Gadong, BE3119.

 

 

Sungkai buffet 
 

 

$21.90 Adult | $13.80 childen 
 

Call 242 2466 • 2444 0171 • 871 4222 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  
 

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