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21
Jun

Sungkai at Star Lodge

Written by Rano Iskandar. Posted in News, RA News

 

Sungkai-ing at Star Lodge 
 

 


The Pasta Station..

Filterworks experiencing Sungkai at Star Lodge by Momo Restaurant

 

 

What an amazing selection of food items at Star Lodge hosted by Momo Restaurant! From Japanese cuisine to grilled to local favourites, the Sungkai buffet was a treat to the visitors.

The funny thing was there were so many items to choose from that I didn’t know where to start at all. In the end, I decided to have Laksa as my appetizer. They also had Kimchi soup as well as a pasta station.

The first thing I had noticed once I parked was the grill station. So after the Laksa, I went on to get some ‘tongking’. So much flavour that I just wanted to eat just that. But then, there was the… Japanese section. Kitaro had set up their array of sushis and pancakes and of course, you can only expect the best from Kitaro.

The buffet line was interestingly labeled on leaf-shaped cloths and they consisted of biryani, egg noodles, salmon head, chicken etc. I especially loved the sambal eggs.

Don’t forget their special promotion using BIBD cards ranging from 10% to 30% discount. The 30% discount is only applicable every Thursday using any of BIBD Credit Card with a minimum spending of $50. So you have two more Thursday left to enjoy the 30% discount at Star Lodge (Momo Restaurant).

So if you’re interested in checking it out, do it! Make your reservations or just drive to Star Lodge at Jerudong. You can also follow their social media updates @momo.restaurant and @starlodgebrunei on instagram

Sungkai Buffet

$23.80 Adult | $11.80 Child

Tel: 261 1618 | 899 9807

 


The Grilled Station
 


I chose to have the laksa.. I’m glad I did.. I was expecting it to be spicy but it has an authentic delicate laksa taste.. I almost had seconds but I hard to control my intake
 


Now this is a winner.. I told the manager I like the spiciness of the sauce and it tasted familiar like my favourite satay joint and behold, it’s the same supplier of Satay Hj Ibrahim…
 


Grilled lamb
 


Grilled fish
 


Chicken Satay.. Beef also available
 


Tongking and grilled prawn
 


Roti Canai also available
 


Crab with oyster sauce
 


Mixed vegetables
 


Umbut masak lemak
 


I like this – Sambal Egg
 


Spicy Grilled Chicken Padang Style
 


Beef Rendang
 

 


Japanese cuisine from Kitaro Lodge
 


Japanese cuisine from Kitaro Lodge
 


Bread pudding
 

 

 


My guests for Sungkai last night
 

 

Sungkai Buffet

$23.80 Adult | $11.80 Child

Tel: 261 1618 | 899 9807

 

  
 

22
Jun

Kata Digital

Written by Rano Iskandar. Posted in News, RA News

 

Introducing Kata 
 


Check out the display area of the newly launched Kata Digital
 


Check out the items being released under the Kata Digital at AV Mobile – The Kata Phablet, Kata smartphone and Kata Box (android box)
 

Something new. Something different. The new Kata Digital smartphone/tablet has now made a way to the Brunei market. Now with many smartphones in the local market, the choices have become competitive and furthermore, it’s a price driven market with the current economic situation.

The local market are already familiar with other affordable brands such as Alcatel and Vivo. Now thanks to AV Mobile (under AV Audio & Video), they are the official distributor for Kata Digital and now they made it available to the Brunei market. For your info, Kata is a US brand and the brand is growing rapidly fast after being founded in 2009.

 


The Kata M2
 


The Kata i3
 

The two newly introduced models, the Kata M2 LTE and the Kata i3 LTE are both quite affordable (both below BND 270). Both have 4G capabilities and I believe that will be the standard in the coming years. So it’s great to know that Kata Digital are thinking ahead for the masses of the consumer market.

Specs for the Kata M2: It has a 1.3GHz Quad Core processor. A bigger display than the i3 model (5.5 inch). It operates using Android 5.1 Lollipop with 16GB storage + 1G ram. As for the camera, it’s 13MP rear and 8MP front. It also has a dual sim card slot and the battery capacity is 3000Ah. Yes, you can swap the battery too. The price of Kata M2 LTE is BND 268.

Specs for the Kata i3: It has the same processor as the M2 but smaller size in display 5 inch. It’s also a dual band (3G + 4G) and powered by Android 5.1 Lollipop with 16GB storage + 1G ram. The camera is the same for both front and rear just like the M2. It also has a dual SIM card. The downside is of course the battery which is only 2100mAh. For the smaller size of the smartphone and also the price tag of BND 238, it’s still a great deal to own.

Both M2 and the i3 have something in common that not many smartphones will have. It’s the wipe-out app which is the easiest-to-use power/memory/process saver I’ve ever seen. Just click on it and your phone’s efficiency will increase. It also has a built in VNP app called the Mega VPN which allows users access to even geo-restricted content. This is ideal when you are streaming on Netflix. Oh yea, they also have pre-install Netflix app inside the Kata smartphone devices. A very well thought idea.

 


I like the wipe-out feature and ideal for a high user like me
 


The Kata Phablet T4
 

Specs for the Kata T4. This is the phablet line from Kata and it’s a combo of a tablet and a phone. It was dubbed the “hippest phablet ever”. A lot of thought and research in the phablet to cater to the demands of the tech mature audience. The Kata T4 has a 8-inch screen and it’s easy to unbox and you can straight away play with it.

It’s quite light (400g) and has a 3G capability. Do expect a premium, matte finish on its design. The camera capabilities are not as strong as the smartphones – only 8MP rear and 5MP front. Then again you can still enjoy this tech savvy device without burning a hole in your pocket because it’s pretty affordable – BND 188.

Now you can enjoy the deals at AV mobile outlets – Mall Gadong, Yayasan, Times Square and Tutong Central Mall. Only for the month of Ramadan, for any Kata Digital item you buy, you will be given an AV membership card. Awesome deal!! Because normally to get the AV Advantage Membership card, you will need a minimum purchase of $100 in AV Mobile accessories or 8thAve/theshoebar or purchase of $300 of any mobile phones, PCs or notebooks. Otherwise it will cost $20 to sign up for a membership.

 


Benny Tan Jun Wei of AV Group speaking to the media on Kata Digital
 


The Kata Box
 

 

  
 

20
Jun

Awesome Monday

Written by Rano Iskandar. Posted in News, RA News

 

Monday dilemma 
 


A must watch Episode (9): Game of Thrones.. Now I can’t wait for the finale.
 

Ah, this was the first that I was in many years that I had to struggle to flip through channels on a Monday morning. And on top of that, I was struggling to stay awake due to late night football (European Cup 2016). So what was showing live on Monday this morning? The NBA finals game 7, WWE’s Money In The Bank and Episode 9 of Game of Thrones. All showing on Kristal Astro..

Don’t worry, peeps!! No spoiler alerts especially for Game of Thrones and WWE’s Pay-Per-View event. Of course, my priority is still on Game of Thrones because of the higher value in terms of being spoiled with the era of social media. I’m glad I didn’t flip channel and focused the whole hour on the 9th episode of GOT and it was worth the watch. Many high and low moments but that’s how it is to make a story more compelling.

As for the Money In The Bank, I was slightly disappointed in the bookings. The fatal four way tag team match had good moments but poor execution where it made wrestlers feeling awkward because some of them missed the timings of the staged match. The match I missed was AJ Styles and John Cena because GOT was screening at the same time. Jason Rumpun said it was a great match though it started slowly. I skipped most of the matches as I was focusing on the NBA finale in between. The main event was above average and I am happy that Seth Rollins is back!! and he didn’t show any signs of injury throughout the whole match. Amazing feat!! Btw, Rollins is my favourite wrestler in WWE for the moment.

Game 7 of the NBA finals was much more interesting where defending champion Golden State Warriors choked after leading 3-1 in the final series, only to lose the finals to Cleveland Cavaliers 4-3. This is history in the making for Cleveland and it’s the King James show in the past few games. I have to applaud their resilience and tenacity to climb back from defeat and win their NBA championship. The Warriors will have reflect on their performance in the play-offs and now their 73-9 season record accounts to nothing.

All in all, it has been a great Monday morning and I still have pending work and a speech to deliver tonight.. So did you spend your Monday morning?

 


LeBron James finally win it for Cleveland Cavaliers
 


Seth Rollins was back in the game after months of being sideline through injury. I’m happy that he is fully fit now and he will make more impact on the WWE weak universe
 


Our supper last night at It’s A Grind (Citis Square) with Filterworks buddies. Apparently they have new snacks to cater for those who want to “lepak” late at night at the Citis Square outlet. It closes at 2:30am during Ramadhan. Do watch out for our promo video soon on IG and Facebook.
 


The new line of smartphones and tablet from Kata Digital. Interesting gadgets and they are quite affordable and cheaper than others in the market. A US product that are now available at AV Visual outlets (Mall, Times Square and Tutong). I shall blog more about this tomorrow.
 

  
 

SsangYong XLV 
 


Apart from the launch, SangYong Brunei is hosting a “My XLV Design” contest in which the winner could stand a chance of winning a Samsung S7 Edge
 


The Deluxe and the Standard specs of the newly launched SsangYong XLV, now available at SsangYong showroom at T.C.Y. Motors showroom at Kiarong
 

T.C.Y. Motors Sdn Bhd, sole distributor of SsangYong Motor in Brunei Darussalam, is proud to officially launch the SsangYong XLV. Widely considered to be an upgrade to the well received SsangYong Tivoli, the new SsangYong XLV boasts a uniquely dynamic style and several improvements to make it a strong contender for the most value-for-money compact SUV.

In addition to the power and safety features unique to SsangYong vehicles, the XLV offers superb riding comfort, quietness, a roomy interior, plentiful storage spaces as well as multiple seating variations for even greater storage space to match your required needs.

Continuing SsangYong’s play on words for its model monikers, the XLV takes its name from an acronym which stands for: eXciting Lifestyle Vehicle. As such, the XLV embodies more than just the essential qualities of an SUV. The storage space offered is among the best in its class and strives to transform the lifestyles of its users by giving them greater freedom of space.

Though it maintains the modern and elegant design identity of the Tivoli, the new SsangYong XLV also introduces design cues of its own for a more dynamic compact SUV appearance. This includes designs such as the dynamic barbell-type bumper which gives the XLV a uniquely robust look that continues the rhythmically flowing character line on either exterior body side of the XLV.

Playing host to 720 liters of cargo space, the XLV comes with a number of small storage spaces for easier compartmentalization. Customers can enjoy the roomier interior together with a choice of cloth seats, leather seats, and synthetic leather seats; the latter of which comes in a sporty red and black color pattern.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The second-row seats provide more headroom than any other competing compact SUV models by being able to recline up to 32.5 degrees. This in effect guarantees maximum comfort for all back seat passengers even during the longest of road trips. A latch type folding system allows the back seats to fold all the way down for a total of 1,440 liters of cargo space.

Under the hood, the XLV is equipped with the well received Aisin six-speed automatic transmission which is recognized for its performance and efficiency. Being composed of class-leading 71.1 percent high-strength steel, the chassis of the XLV effectively provides greater safety for the driver and passengers by minimizing vehicle deformation in the event of a crash. For reassurance, ten major parts of the vehicle have been made with hot press formed advanced high-strength steel with a tensile strength of 1500 Mpa.

Additionally, the XLV comes with an option of seven airbags, including the knee airbag on the driver’s side. This in combination with an ESP (electronic stability program) system, ABS and LED daytime running lights ensure the highest level of safety.

The vehicle’s infotainment system is particularly noteworthy as it features a HDMI port and a six-speaker sound system which allows for a variety of multimedia to be played back on the large seven-inch reverse camera connected screen with precise clarity.

 


Top view
 


The dashboard of the SsangYong XLV
 

 

The SsangYong XLV is made to combat the heat thanks to its best in class air-conditioning system and ventilated driver seat. Its dual-zone, fully automatic air-conditioning system allows the driver to maintain an optimum in-vehicle temperature while the memory function allows up to three combinations of temperature and air-flow volume and direction to be stored, guaranteeing a pleasant driving experience.

Lastly, the XLV comes with the option of a two-tone roof for all seven colors. This permits customers to choose a color for the roof and rear roof spoiler that is different from the body of the vehicle, adding to a dynamic and urban style.

In conjunction with the upcoming SsangYong XLV Launching, SangYong Brunei is hosting a “My XLV Design” contest in which the winner could stand a chance of winning a Samsung S7 Edge. Like us on SsangYong Brunei Facebook fan page and follow us on @ssangyongbru IG, for more updates!

 

 

  
 

20
Jun

BBQ-ing at Kimchi Restaurant

Written by Rano Iskandar. Posted in News, RA News

 

Kimchi Restaurant 
 

 


Between 11am to 5:30pm, you can enjoy 15% discount on Kimchi’s takeaway

Filterworks experiencing Sungkai at Kimchi’s All-You-Can-Eat

 

Kimchi All-You-Can-Eat

$28.90 Adult | $14.90 Child

15% discount on takeaways (11am to 5:30pm)

Tel: 222 2233 | 712 2283

 

Who loves Korean food? Well, I definitely do. To our great happiness, Kimchi Restaurant at Regent Square is again having its Ramadhan Sungkai buffet. Priced at $28.90 for adults and $14.90 for children, it offers a list of all-you-can-eat items on the menu.

The place was bustling with people when I went there. But even though the staff looked extremely busy, they took care of each table and the food did not take long to arrive either. The side dishes actually arrived almost as soon as we were seated.

But the reason behind visiting Kimchi is of course for the BBQ. The BBQ selection was filled with assorted meat to seafood to vegetables to local favourites. This time also, I took my faithful Sungkai partner, Pranika. Although she doesn’t take beef, she had three different kinds of marinated chicken as well as lamb to grill. Sizzling on the grill, they made our mouths water. If you do not feel full with just meat, you can also order rice or noodles. And let’s not forget company of the crew of Filterworks Production who have been very supportive of my project during Ramadan. Thank you so much!! (Do watch their videos).

Among the desserts, I would recommend you to try something unique to Kimchi – the Patbingsu, which is something like a Korean ABC and of course, my personal favourite dessert of all Korean desserts in Brunei. Topped with sweet potatoes, jelly and red beans, it is truly a refreshing thing to have after a BBQ. If you’re not very adventurous, you can ask for ice-cream which they serve in a generous scoop.

If Kimchi is your next Sungkai stop, don’t forget to make a booking just to secure your seats.

There’s also a 15% discount on all takeaways form 11am to 5:30pm, only during the month of Ramadhan. So do take advantage of the offers Kimchi gives. You can also visit their Facebook Page for updates or follow their updates on @kimchibrunei on instagram.

Kimchi All-You-Can-Eat

$28.90 Adult | $14.90 Child

15% discount on takeaways (11am to 5:30pm)

Tel: 222 2233 | 712 2283

 


We were almost on full force last night
 


The crowd on the upper floor of Kimchi
 


Thank you @caraumel for being part of the video last night 😀
 


It’s grilling time…
 


Sushi also part of the all-you-can-eat
 


I didn’t order this last night but this is also part of the menu
 


The appetizers.. I personally like the green vege 😀
 


The ground floor but you will be given a portable grill for the BBQ items
 


The meat and BBQ items are already marinated. Just simply grill and wallaaaaa.. Ready to be served.
 


Wanna take a selfie with these pop-ups? More than welcome too.
 


We managed to finish all the food last night
 


My Sungkai date last year.. See you next week, Coey 😀
 


My main event… Patbingsu.. Also part of the menu
 


On the job and also enjoying the dishes
 

 


Kimchi Restaurant is located at Regent Square
 


Do watch the youtube video for the extended version from the IG post
 

  
 

18
Jun

Breaking fast at RBGCC

Written by Rano Iskandar. Posted in News, RA News

 

RBGCC Sungkai 
 

 


RBGCC is located after BEQ (Equestrian) simpang at Jerudong. Well, it’s not far from the Royal Polo and Riding Club. Just see this banner on the main road and you are almost there 😀
 

If you’re looking for a decent, quiet place without the hubbub of crowded Sungkai-ers, the Royal Brunei Golf and Country Club is the place for you. And yes, this is an unheard venue since the area is always dedicated for members of the RBGCC. So this is the first time it’s open to public for Sungkai (buffet) and I must say they are pretty impressive. Even though there weren’t a lot of people (probably because most aren’t aware of this), the staff were dutiful and attentive to us.

The restaurant itself gives a very classy ambiance, with comfortable and spacious setting. The items on the menu, although limited, make up in quality. Some of the items included nasi biryani, pineapple curry and steamed fish. Desserts consisted of assorted fresh fruit, fruit salad and kuih.

My sungkai buddies Pranika and Sharon liked the food and they were helping themselves to second rounds. Pranika enjoyed the biryani as she described it as “not too dry and not too moist – cooked with just the right amount of water”. Sharon had two favourites – the lamb, which was tender and the steamed fish (She ate almost half of the fish!). I particularly liked the cucur udang as it was flavourful and not too oily.

RBGCC, located at a quaint area in Jerudong is the best venue if you wish to spend quality time and have actual conversations while having a fulfilling meal with your family or significant others. It is priced at $15 for adults and $6 for children. But making a booking is recommended. So call them at 2611 582 or 261 2914 for bookings.

For your info, the RBGCC is just one simpang after the BEQ at Jerudong Polo Club. You won’t miss it as there will be a banner by the entrance of the simpang.

 

RBGCC Sungkai Buffet

$15 Adult | $6 Child

Tel: 2611 582 | 261 2914


Briyani Rice
 


Sweet Sour Fish. Sharon and I loved it 😀
 

 


Chicken
 


Diners helping on the buffet
 


This goes will with my dishes
 


Surprising to see crab here and it’s fresh too..
 


My Sungkai buddies – Pranika and Sharon
 


The cucur where I went for seconds.. I’m a sucker for this
 


Curry puff
 


Lamb Masala.. Quite tender as well
 


Nice view
 


The buffet spread at RBGCC
 


I’m impressed the sound surroundings were powered by Bang & Olufsen speakers
 


Even the restrooms are of high quality
 


Do try out the RBGCC sungkai buffet. A different environment for a change.
 

RBGCC Sungkai Buffet

$15 Adult | $6 Child

Tel: 2611 582 | 261 2914

 

  
 

18
Jun

Weekend is here :D

Written by Rano Iskandar. Posted in News, RA News


YMRM crazy sales tonight
 
 


The crazy sales happening tonight until midnight at only Tungku Link outlet
 


At the Tungku Link outlet. The crazy sales in conjunction with the upcoming Hari Raya happening tonight
 

The Crazy Sales are back and it will come back from time to time during the period of Ramadhan. Yes, Galleria YMRM are always great in doing awesome promotion and sales. They recently had two big sales and they brought back the $1 sale for the benefit of the regular customers and today (Saturday), the crazy sales are back starting from 8pm till midnight.

Ramesh Jiwatram Bhawnani, the founder of Galleria YMRM, expressed his sincerity in holding such sales and promotion and it was a gesture of giving back to the community after the many years of support they have given to the establishment. It was also another way for the local spenders to support local retailers and help to improve the local economy.

Despite the turbulent economy, Ramesh was surprised with the recent growth in sales at YMRM. The reason being is that the locals and even expats know what they are paying for – affordable and still of good quality. YMRM has become a household name for offering such great offers and not compromising on the quality. Even members of the Royal Families frequent to buy materials for baju melayu and baju kurung.

So grab this opportunity for the Happy Hour sales at YMRM Galleria Tungku Link.

 


The Crazy Sales last Saturday and tonight (Saturday) will be another edition
 

 


One of the branded fabrics (high quality) for the ladies
 


They have more new collections that just came from a new shipment
 


A simple design with high quality material on discount
 


The super affordable section, a good choice for budget spenders
 


They even have cheaper senjangs for young boys
 


The below $20 range of Senjang
 


Sending from Trengganu and the designs are pretty unique
 


The high end Senjangs with delicate workmanship
 


They also sell Kain Songket if you wanna make baju or dress out of it
 


Don’t forget the lights too outside YMRM Galleria
 


Cucul for your home to lighten up for the festive season
 

 

 

  
 

 

Carpets and Rugs for home 
 

 


Jerudong/Sengkurong Branch
 

Hunting for carpets and rugs for your home? Think no further. Just pay a visit Daiecharm Décor showroom at Jerudong, Batu Bersurat, KB Branch and Sg. Hanching or just refer to the poster above.

Daiecharm Décor imports the best carpets, curtains and foorings from all over the world. For this post, I will focus more on carpets, rugs and blinds. There are special discounts from 10% to 70% which is ideal before Hari Raya kicks in.

The best thing is that they offer FREE Delivery with no minimum purchase required.

You will be attended by their friendly and knowledgeable staff and they will guide you in making decisions to beautify your living room or your dining room. You name it.

They also provide blinds – vertical, roman, venetain, roller, wodden and many more. So do drop by their showroom to check out what suits your surroundings at home.

 


Batu Bersurat Branch
 

 

 

 

 


You can use the rug or carpet for your TV room
 

 

 

 

 

  
 

 

iKoncert touring to KL 
 

iKoncert 2016 “SHOWTIME TOUR” promo spot

 

Press release: The hottest and most anticipated Korean rookie group, iKON is set to make their debut appearance in Malaysia! Organised by IME Productions and supported by Malaysia Major Events (MME), a division of Malaysia Convention & Exhibition Bureau (MyCEB), an agency under the Ministry of Tourism and Culture, iKONCERT 2016: SHOWTIME Tour in Kuala Lumpur lands at the iconic Stadium Negara on 13 August at 7.30pm.

Hosting of this concert will emphasise the Government’s effort to strengthen Malaysia’s global appeal as a leading Asian destination for major live entertainment performances. K-pop is currently one of the hottest performance genres to hit the global stage, and with iKONCERT 2016: Showtime Tour, it is expected to meet the growing need of K-pop fans around the region. This concert is hoped to attract neighbouring fans to participate and treat themselves not only to the entertainment presented but also to the various tourism attractions that Malaysia has to offer.

Tickets priced at VIP RM588 (Numbered seat), Rock Zone RM548 (Standing zone), Cat 1 RM488 (Numbered seat), Cat 2 RM388 (Numbered seat), Cat 3 RM288 (Free seating), Cat 4 RM188 (Free seating). Ticket prices stated includes 6% GST but excludes RM4 processing fee. Fans who purchase VIP and rock zone ticket stand a chance to win sound check passes (600pax by lucky draw based on ticket barcode). Fans are thrilled to see iKON for the first time in Malaysia that more than half of the tickets were sold at the ticket launch held on May 22.

 

 


Click image to enlarge
 

iKON is made up of 7 members, namely B.I, Jinhwan, Bobby, Yunhyeong, Ju-ne, Donghyuk and Chanwoo. The “C” in “ICON” was replaced with “K” in envisioning them to become an icon of Korea. Having just debuted in September 2015, they were already starting a fandom as TEAM B while contesting in reality TV shows WIN: Who is Next and Mix & Match. They opened for BIGBANG in Japan and were part of the line-up for YG Family Concert 2014 alongside Psy, 2NE1, Lee Hi and Epik High even before officially debuting as iKON.

iKON’s first album Welcome Back, written by themselves, was released in half version and full version with both ranked No.1 on iTunes upon release in 11 countries. A concert held in Korea in support of the album was sold out within minutes.

Despite being a new group, iKON has been recognised as Best New Artiste at Seoul Music Awards, Golden Disk Awards and Mnet Asian Music Awards. The group was even acknowledged in China by receiving the NetEase Attitude Awards for Best Group and QQ Music Awards for Best New Group and Media Recommendation award, proving their popularity outside of Korea.

After hosting a series world-class events, Malaysia continues to be part of the Korean wave and one of the leading destinations in the world to host international events. Being the 2nd most visited country in Asia Pacific and the most Muslim friendly destination, Malaysia offers a diversity of exciting wonders at an affordable rate with state-of-the-art facilities for visitors to get in and around the nation.

Tickets to the show are available via TicketCharge at www.ticketcharge.com.my or +60392228811. For further updates, visit iKON’s official Facebook  or IME Asia’s official Facebook .

Guess what? I will be running a social media contest and I have a couple of tickets for the contest. Just follow my IG or Twitter to find out. Good luck!! Tickets for the contest will be the Rock Zone L (RM 548) standing.

 

  
 

16
Jun

Modesto Food Fair Festival: Sungkai

Written by Rano Iskandar. Posted in News, RA News

 

Modesto Food Fair Festival 
 

 


My guests for tonight – Nabilah and the boys from Filterworks Production minus A’aqiil
 

Filterworks experiencing Sungkai at Modesto

 

Finally, Modesto Bistro & Grill are introducing their Sungkai buffet line after the first week of Ramadhan. As you now Modesto has been undergoing some minor renovation to cater to the needs of their patrons. So if you have plenty of room for savoury dishes and desserts, I would recommend you to break your fast at Modesto.

Family goers would appreciate it more because they have a mini play area for their kids to wander.

For me, the clear winner is the dessert area because of the three brands that they brought in – Twinklepan, Hippo & Bees and Lof Bakery. Of course, the main courses were pretty good too at the buffet line but ironically I spent more on the desserts.

Also something about the sauce of the pasta that I like. If I’m not mistaken, it’s the one with the seafood mixture sauce. I had two rounds of those too.

Do take advantage of the promotion from BIBD and on every Tuesday you can enjoy 30% of BIBD Credit Card. Awesome!!! And not forgetting the daily discounts you can get from different range of BIBD cards.

Do experience and enjoy their special Modesto Buffet and it’s only available at Modesto Batu Bersurat branch. You can visit their Facebook Page for updates.

Modesto Sungkai Buffet

$28.80 Adult | $18.80 Child

Tel: 233 2000 | 720 9777

 


Roast chicken
 


Seasoned Lamb..
 


The pasta corner
 


Interesting sauce they have here.. We had seconds
 


The fruit platter and pastries from Twinklepan
 


Salmon 😀
 


Satay from Dapur Penyet
 


Ayam Penyet from Dapur Penyet
 


Sirloin Steak with gravy
 


Grilled prawn
 


Lamb rack
 


The buffet line at Modesto
 


Hello Hui Chiet. Thanks for coming yesterday
 


Bread rolls for dinner
 


Pretzel from Twinklepan
 


Lime or Bandung.. I had both
 


Don’t forget the soft served ice-cream from Hippo & Bee as part of the buffet
 


Nabilah to be featured in this edition of Modesto’s promotional video
 


Try out the “Old School Cake”, a recipe from the olden days..
 


Mini Macaron
 

 


Cendol Teh C.. Interesting..
 


The Finger Food Platter of the special promotion for $14.90 during the Ramadhan Season.
 


The buffet line is only available at the Batu Bersurat branch of Modesto
 


Check out the awesome deal tying in with BIBD
 

Modesto Sungkai Buffet

$28.80 Adult | $18.80 Child

Tel: 233 2000 | 720 9777

 

  
 

15
Jun

Pepperlunch deals

Written by Rano Iskandar. Posted in News, RA News

 

Pepperlunch great deals 
 


Pepperlunch is located at Setia Kenangan II (next to Regent Square), Kiulap
 


Ready for a sizzling meal?
 

Filterworks experiencing Sungkai at Pepperlunch

 

My first experience of Pepperlunch was back in Kuala Lumpur back in 2014. It was located a food court joint of a shopping mall and I was quite impressed with the food. I didn’t realise it was a franchise until it came to Brunei last December.

Now Pepperlunch has become a household name among Bruneians and during the Ramadhan period, they are running a special gimmick for the Pepperlunch diners. Now you can enjoy one dish/meal for free when you buy 2 dishes of the menu. On top of that, they will also give you a bonus side dish and drink. Ain’t that a great deal?

Even the lunch take away, they have the same deal where you buy two and get one free. The responses have been pretty good ever since they ran the promotion and you can say that it’s really value for money.

I had my favourite dish – Premium Beef with Hamburg while my friend, Awfa, loved the Cheesy Omelette with Curry Sauce.

To see more of the choices they, you can see Thanis post on his blog entry or you can also follow Pepperlunch Brunei Facebook Page for updates. I’m definitely making another trip to Pepperlunch because the quality is just as consistent as in KL and also during my recent trip to Jakarta. Keep it up!!

 

Pepperlunch

Buy 2 dish and get 1 FREE

Available also for lunch takeaway

Tel: 891 8167

 


The awesome promotion
 


Do make sure you stir your meat while it’s being served. So the meat will be cooked 😀
 


I simply love the presentation from Pepperlunch.
 


How you can say no to this promo? 😀
 


Awfa with her favourite dish
 


So what’s your favourite dish?
 


A great turn out last night at Pepperlunch
 


Cheesy Omelette with Curry Sauce.. Yummm. Image courtesy of Pepperlunch
 


Don’t forget to add this seasoning sauces on your meals
 

 

  
 

14
Jun

Swensen’s Delight

Written by Rano Iskandar. Posted in News, RA News

 

Swensen’s Delight 
 

 


Patrons enjoying their dinner at Swensen’s Sengkurong
 

Filterworks experiencing Sungkai at Swensen’s

 

It’s been a week of Puasa already. That means I’ve been to 7 different places for my Sungkai. My latest visit was at Swensen’s at Sengkurong (oh, they have another branch at The Mall, Gadong).

The place was was very welcoming – the fairy lights above the dinner buffet, the friendly staff, the warm interior makes up an excellent first impression. This was the only place I’ve visited that had lesser number of people but that didn’t let the mood down for everyone in there.

A bit of highlight on the main course, the varieties were just enough to get a complete taste of each item. The tomato rice and salmon pasta took the cake among the savouries. A separate station for salad as well as Kueh Teow soup was situated on one side for those looking for ‘lighter’ meals.

The star of the buffet, however, was the desserts. Apart from the delicious assorted puddings and pastries, they also served waffles. A member of the staff was patiently waiting until you finish piling those items on your plate and ask for a scoop of ice-cream. Not just that, you could top your waffles with anything from chocolate sprinkles to cookies to chocolate syrups. It just took me back to my childhood when I could eat all the sweet things in the world without any care.

Speaking of sweet things, another attraction of Swensen’s were the drinks. The good news is they have 50% off on selected drinks (such as Milo Float) if you dine in with the Sungkai buffet! Also, their bestselling item on the menu is Cendol milkshake float (not part of the discount). That is definitely something worth trying.

For a reasonable $16.80 for adults and $12 for children, you can enjoy a scrumptuous meal that will satisfy your taste buds. So if you’re near Sengkurong or don’t mind the drive there, you should go and try the buffet. You won’t be disappointed.

Swensen’s Sungkai Buffet

$16.80 Adult $12 Child

20% off take away order

Tel: 245 1864 Gadong | 266 2264 Sengkurong

 


The buffet line
 


Tomato rice
 


Vegetable rattatouile
 


Seafood Combo
 


I like this – Salmon Pasta
 


Chicken Ala King
 


This roast beef is good 😀
 

 

 


Happy while sungkai-ing
 


Dont waste food 😀
 


The star of the buffet – desserts galore
 


Waffles, waffles, waffles..
 


Don’t forget your ice-cream
 


Some syrup for your waffles
 

 


Yes, all these shakes are 50% if you dine in with the Sungkai. Great deals..
 


One of the best seller – cendol milkshake float
 


Hipster Milo Dirt Pot Sundae.. mmmmmm
 

 


Don’t forget to visit Swensen’s Sengkurong 😀
 

Swensen’s Sungkai Buffet

$16.80 Adult $12 Child

20% off take away order

Tel: 245 1864 Gadong | 266 2264 Sengkurong

 

 

  
 

13
Jun

Daiecharm Décor

Written by Rano Iskandar. Posted in News, RA News

 

Carpets and Rugs for home 
 

 


Jerudong/Sengkurong Branch
 

Hunting for carpets and rugs for your home? Think no further. Just pay a visit Daiecharm Décor showroom at Jerudong, Batu Bersurat, KB Branch and Sg. Hanching or just refer to the poster above.

Daiecharm Décor imports the best carpets, curtains and foorings from all over the world. For this post, I will focus more on carpets, rugs and blinds. There are special discounts from 10% to 70% which is ideal before Hari Raya kicks in.

The best thing is that they offer FREE Delivery with no minimum purchase required.

You will be attended by their friendly and knowledgeable staff and they will guide you in making decisions to beautify your living room or your dining room. You name it.

They also provide blinds – vertical, roman, venetain, roller, wodden and many more. So do drop by their showroom to check out what suits your surroundings at home.

 


Batu Bersurat Branch
 

 

 

 

 


You can use the rug or carpet for your TV room
 

 

 

 

 

  
 

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