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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

 

  
 

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
 

 

  
 

10
Jun

PSW Jerudong

Written by Rano Iskandar. Posted in News, RA News

 

Sungkai-ing at PSW Jerudong 
 

 


Pondok Sari Wangi at Jerudong. A must visit.
 

Pondok Sari Wangi, renowned for their variety of Indonesian cuisine, has their Sungkai Promotion at $20 for adults and $16 for children only at Jerudong outlet. Now don’t get me wrong.. Different branches have different price range and such. The one I visited was the one at their newest branch at Jerudong (just near first area of the Jerudong Park food court).

The Jerudong branch has a bigger venue and it made a mark when it had its first wedding dinner event at the 200 plus capacity restaurant. What I love about the Jerudong branch that it has a mini aquarium where you will enjoy the freshness of the seafood items. We were in luck as we had the butter milk crab as part of their sungkai buffet.

The difference I found there from other places was that the crowd wasn’t too much in the beginning as they trickled in phases. Hence we had an easier time getting our food from the buffet line. The buffet itself had items like mee goreng telor, baby kailan (Pranika love this dish) in oyster sauce, crabs, prawns along with appropriate sides like fried tahu and tempe to accompany them.

I was especially drawn to the desserts section where traditional items were served in an appetizing manner. Among all, I tried this item which I had never had at Pondok – the kecang hitam. It was a red bean-based dessert and I liked it so much that I had two servings of it.

The people slowly started coming in around 7 and it was just a good timing so queuing was not a problem. The staff also caught my attention as they were attentive to the needs of each guest.

Great atmosphere, dedicated staff and delicious food. What else can we ask for? If you’re still deciding where to go for Sungkai tonight or tomorrow or day after, Pondok Sari Wangi (Jerudong) should be on your list. Let’s not forget my favourite dish on their ala carte menu – Beef Rendang and Telur Belado.

 

Pondok Sari Wangi

Ramadhan Buffet

 
Jerudong: $20 Adult $10 Child

Citis Sq, Gadong, Sengkurong: $16 Adult $8.50 Child

Jerudong: 261 0728 | Citis Sq 234 0608

Gadong 244 5043 | Sengkurong 266 1893

 


Tempe, tempe, tempe *yum*
 


Baby Kailan
 


Queueing up for the food
 


The crabs from PSW Jerudong are totally fresh
 


and this is what we had last night… A stealer…
 


Roasted chicken
 


The famous sambal from PSW
 

 


Beef with potato 😀
 


Yummy chicken
 


Mee goreng
 


The refreshments area
 


Interesting kueh
 


I had two servings of this 😀
 


Filterworks buddies on the job
 


Now if you want something off the buffet, I would recommend this Sea Bass..
 


One of the Chinese cuisine dishes on the PSW ala carte menu
 


Or maybe you have a big appetite, then go for the Seafood Platter with the Indonesian sauce.. A worth it platter
 

 

Pondok Sari Wangi

Ramadhan Buffet

 
Jerudong: $20 Adult $10 Child

Citis Sq, Gadong, Sengkurong: $16 Adult $8.50 Child

Jerudong: 261 0728 | Citis Sq 234 0608

Gadong 244 5043 | Sengkurong 266 1893

 

  
 

09
Jun

Rack & Brew Sungkai promotion

Written by Rano Iskandar. Posted in News, RA News

 

Rack & Brew Sungkai 
 

 


The Crepe Lasagne, one of Rack & Brew’s signature dishes
 

This is the first of its kind for Rack & Brew – Sungkai buffet. I’m a big fan of their kolo mee and their cakes but this time, Rack & Brew came up with something more attractive for the benefit of their patrons.

They have a good variety of main courses to begin with. My personal favourite is the ribs.. Or I could be just biased since I’m a sucker for ribs. If you are not settled for just ribs, R&B also serves lamb.. yum yum. Then something else caught my taste.. It was the Gado-Gado 😀 Why? Because of the spicy peanut sauce. It has this unique spicy feeling that I can’t explain and I ended up having two servings of it.

Do expect a mixture of Asian and Western cuisines such as satays, tempura, assorted sushis and many more..

There are also the healthy corner where you can enjoy the salad and vegetables. Apparently, my buddy Louis was a big fan of their mushroom soup.. He had more than two rounds of it.

All in all, the choices were just great and you will have a great time with your families and friends because R&B also has a cozy ambience.

You can also see more coverage on Thanis Lim’s post on R&B sungkai coverage.

 

 

Rack & Brew Sungkai Buffet

Adult $29.90

Children $14.9 (6 – 12 years old)

Tel: 2457886

Tel: 7299668

Starting Friday, 10th June 2016

6pm to 9pm

 


This might sound weird but I’m quite hooked on this particular Gado-Gado- Try out the sauce and you will know why. Image courtesy of Thanislim.com
 


Pauline and Jane helping to the buffet
 


The media from different agencies enjoying dinner at Rack & Brew
 


Mmmmmmmm Rosemary Honey Chicken
 


Lamb oh Lamb…
 


This is contender for one of the best ribs I’ve tried
 


For tempura lovers
 

 


My friends were pretty stuffed after the meal
 


Chicken satay 😀
 


Seafood Marinara.. Excellent choice. Image by thanislim.com
 


Mango Pudding. Image by thanislim.com
 


All the satisfied diners at Rack & Brew. Second round, perhaps?
 


For your info 😀
 

  
 

09
Jun

Tasty Tandoor

Written by Rano Iskandar. Posted in News, RA News

 

Tasty Tandoor 
 

 

Filterworks experiencing Sungkai at Tandoor Restaurant

 

It is my unspoken habit to go to Tandoor at least once every month. Since it opened a buffet line during last Ramadhan, I went there three times that month for Sungkai. I wasn’t going to miss it again this year. And I sure wasn’t disappointed. The ambiance was so cozy, it was less noisy and the aroma that filled the air was amazing.

Tandoor has an exclusive mixture of Indian, Italian and Arabic cuisines on its menu. I quickly went to the main draw of this buffet – the mouth-watering Lamb Mandi, also known as Talam. It is actually a popular Arabian dish which has perfectly cooked, moist rice with very tender lamb. The lamb is flavourful and you can just taste the spices in every bite. Also, the Lamb Mandi is enough to feed the entire restaurant unless everyone decides to go for seconds. It is available every Sungkai so you won’t have to worry about it not being served when you visit.

Less known to a lot of people who go to Tandoor for Indian and Arabic food, their Italian dishes on the menu is worth trying too. I personally love the pizza there. As for desserts, their homemade ice-cream has a unique taste so I recommend that for those looking for something sweet after the main course.
$20 for adults and $12 for children is a great catch and value for money. What more? It opens until 2am for Sahur. So don’t forget to visit Tandoor for Sungkai this Ramadhan.

 

 

Tandoor buffet
Adult $20
Children $12
Tel: 882 9495
Tel: 245 0182

Restaurant opens until 2am for Sahur

 

 


Lamb Shawarma
 


Tikka fish
 


The main event – the Lamb Mandhi
 


Gobi Manchurian
 


Pasta 😀
 


Pepper Chicken Masala
 


A’aqiil helping a serving of the Lamb Mandhi
 


Naans
 


Don’t forget to use the sauces for this dish. Highly recommended.
 


Can Tibby finish up the whole tray? :O
 


There’s even pizza in the house
 


My Sungkai partner in crime last night
 


Brinjal Masala yummm
 


Ah, you know what this is 😀
 


The dessert corner
 


The ice-cream corner.. Home made Kulfi.. Interesting taste
 


The home made ice cream. Actually Kulfi is a popular frozen dairy dessert from India
 

 

 

Tandoor buffet
Adult $20
Children $12
Tel: 882 9495
Tel: 245 0182

Restaurant opens until 2am for Sahur

 

  
 

19
May

8 days begin

Written by Rano Iskandar. Posted in News, RA News

 

Wayback Burgers is in town 
 


Juffrydin with his family enjoying dinner at Wayback Burgers last night
 


It was pretty busy behind the counter in preparation for the huge crowd in the coming weeks or so
 

Wayback Burgers, an international franchise is now in Brunei with their grand opening scheduled to take place on 21st May 2016. Days prior to the official opening, members of the media and social media influencers such as @bruneifoodies were treated to a Wayback’s Snack-Review-Sneak-Preview session at their Setia Kenangan II outlet.

They were introduced to a brief introduction of Wayback Burgers by U.S. Wayback Burgers representative Mark Biccum, Director Of Training, Jake Wayback Burgers LLC and Brunei Wayback Burgers representative, John Burgos, Managing Director, JonRidge(B) Sdn Bhd, followed by a treat to some of Wayback’s signature products prepared for the occasion.


Wayback Burgers is a U.S. franchise serving burgers to Americans for more than twenty years, operating in 26 states with more than 100 locations nationally and internationally in Argentina. Wayback Burgers, through its executed master franchise agreements, plans to open in 33 countries which include the Middle East, Northern Africa, Argentina, Pakistan, Canada, India and Brunei.

The good news is that Brunei is the first in ASEAN to have the franchise in the region. Awesome, huh? Furthermore, the Brunei franchise is hoping to expand its market outside Brunei. The second outlet has already been announced at Giant Rimba while the third one will be known to the public soon. I also liked the idea that Wayback Burgers Brunei has a training centre where staff and the newer ones can undergo training. The training centre is still undergoing renovation but I like the idea of the partners where they are already thinking ahead.

I met the man behind JonRidge (B) Sdn Bhd, the chairman of the company. A very humble local guy who wants to help to give back to the economy by creating employment and also bring more revenue to the economy by expanding locally and internationally. He also owns other companies and this is the first time experience in handling F&B franchise. I truly admire his vision as an entrepreneur and thank you, Juffrydin, for your hospitality last night.

I also would like to thank Jon Burgos for sponsoring some vouchers for the winners of my Snapchat competition last night. I was amazed by the responses I had on Snapchat through the quiz I had. It looks like Snapchat could be the next in-thing for future quizzes apart from the already routined Instagram. Congratulations to @aimananas and @ayeshah on Snapchat for guessing the right answer – 9 layers of patties on the Triple Triple 😀

Prior to Wayback Burger’s official opening this coming Saturday, the restaurant has already received birthday dinner reservations. The business is already in operation so you can head now to their first outlet.

For more information on Wayback Burgers, interested parties can follow them on their instagram; @WaybackburgersBrunei and their hashtag #waybackburgersBrunei

 


The star of the night – BURGERSSSSS….
 


The buns have a distinctive colour and texture as compared to others and the patties are something to look forward to
 


For hot dog lovers, what are you waiting for. Do you also realise the newspaper type they use in their food presentation. Not to worry, it’s not the usual newspaper texture you feel everyday. It feels like a plastic wrapper but more unique.
 


Mark Biccum, Director Of Training, U.S. Wayback Burgers representative, is in town for intensive training for the local associates. He also shared the different types of burgers that were being displayed for the media.
 


I had more than 20 entries on Snapchat and one of the first winner was @aimananas who happened to be around the area when he answered the quiz.
 


Definitely the highlight of the night – The Triple Triple – 9 patties with 9 slices of American Cheese, Lettuce and Tomato. Don’t worry, Sandy. You’re also the highlight :p Btw, no one has accepted the challenge yet to finish off a triple triple solo.
 

  
 

#belaitfair2016 
 


Photo opportunity with props for the public at the Belait Fair 2016
 

 

The Belait Fair 2016 has been ongoing for the few weeks and it continues until the 5th June (before fasting month kicks off). It is in collaboration with the grassroots community, with 68 groups of vendors taking part, two of them from the Village Consultative Councils (MPKs) of Kg Mumong and Kg Lorong 3 in aim to promote local products especially this under the One Village, One Product (OVOP) initiative.

Besides food products, the vendors are also selling goods ranging from electrical appliances to fashion products. Another section of booths is dedicated to exhibiting cats, reptiles and rare birds.

So far they had a bicycle expedition during the opening two weeks ago and also the Tamiya racing, a four-wheel drive car show, cooking contest, speedboat race and car show organised by NBT (Brunei) Sdn Bhd scheduled during the Belait Fair 2016.

Some 152 vendor spots have been allocated at three areas connected centrally at the roundabout where Jalan Panglima, Jalan Tengah and Jalan Sungai meet in Kuala Belait.

The event was also in collaboration with RYS Entertainment and Mizswan Company. You can check more updates on IG with the hashtag #belaitfair2016 Images are courtesy of RYS Entertainment unless stated.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Third time was the charm for Wina, a two-year-old domestic short hair (DSH), that won the Best of the Best title during a cat show at Belait Fair recently. Image courtesy of Ikhwan Salleh of The Brunei Times.
 


Hello Seng Yee 😀
 

  
 

 

Billy shared his experiences  
 


Billy Lim Soon Sin, President of Malaysian Hair Association, (5th from left) with Cecilia Lee, IA Salon Artistic Directress (4th from left) with IA Salon stylists
 


Billy guiding the stylist on Vivi’s hair
 

Billy Lim Soon Sin was in town for a few days to conduct a special training/workshop for IA Salon. He is quite popular in the hair industry, being known as the Malaysia’s Top Hair Director and also a consultant in terms of advising businesses for the hair salons in the region. He has been in the hair styling industry for three decades and Cecilia Lee, IA Salon Artistic Directress, was so overwhelmed in having his presence in the Sultanate because it’s never easy to catch him for appointments due to his busy schedules.

For Billy, his passion is also to help others in the hair industry to grow collectively. He strongly believe that everyone have to work hard not to only improve oneself but moreover, to emphasize professionalism on and off work. Billy shared that he is still in the learning stage.

During his short visit, the trained 11 hair stylists of IA Salon and they are all now MHA certified under Billy’s guidance. MHA stands for Malaysia Hair Association. He provided consultation and techniques on haircut hair colouring, scalp and hair treatment.

He was recently on the national radio to promote the awareness and the responses have been positive. Meeting him in person was an honour and you are such a down to earth person, Billy. All the best in your vision and I hope many salons will benefit with your vision. Keep it up!!!

 


One of the transformation done on the young model
 


Did you know that you can use foil just to get this effect? Cool
 


Ikhwan likes the outcome of his hair after the service
 

 

  
 

15
Jan

Blank Space

Written by Rano Iskandar. Posted in News, RA News

 

Mercedes-Benz Star Weekend Promo
 

The promotion only valid for the weekend. Purchase a Mercedes-Benz and earn yourself an Apple iPhone 6 64GB. Do check out the current models – the GLA 200 AMG Line, the E 200 AMG Sports Package, the CLA 200 AMG Line or perhaps the C 180 AMG Line. Drop by their Beribi showroom this weekend from 10am to 5pm. You will be able to test drive the latest Mercedes-Benz models too.

 


 

  
 

Senyum by Aziz Harun
 

 

Check out Aziz Harun’s latest music video – Senyum. Nicely done and looking forward to more of your projects

 

  
 

Cyber Forum in Feb 
 


Click image to find out more
 

Mark your calendar now for Cyber Security Forum Brunei, an exclusive event on 4 February 2015.

With the theme of ‘Combatting Cyber Security Threats’, the forum focuses on the importance of continued efforts to combat cyber security threats.

The forum objective is to create corporate awareness on cyber security and to ensure businesses are equipped with sufficient knowledge of being safer online.

So what can you expect?

We have gathered cyber security experts from Canada, Australia & the United States, to name a few, to share with us their knowledge and experience in eye-opening topics such as:

• Re-Thinking Strategic Cyber Challenges in 2015 and Beyond

• Strategies for Combatting Transnational Cyber Crime Threats

• Protecting Today’s Bank Against Tomorrow’s Cyber Attack

• Cyber Risks and the Board Room

In addition to that, the participants will also have a real-life experience of how a cyber attack can be carried out through a 45-min technical demonstration!

The event is organised by Royal Brunei Technical Services. For more info, you can contact Kok Hui at info(a)csfbrunei.com or call 2242 700 ext 161. You can download the forum brochure here for more details.

 


 

  
 

Papparich new delights
 


Check out the new dishes at Papparich
 

When was the last time you head over to Papparich? Now they have introduced new menus as well as special promotion for the delight of their patrons.

If you are not aware, Papparich is a Malaysian franchise and it’s growing in popularity in Malaysia and Australia. I have frequent their Gadong branch as I’m quite hooked to their signature Papparich dish and their egg mayo sandwich (must try).

So what’s new? Pappa Fried Chicken Wings, Pappa Deep Fried Crispy Chicken Skin (my favourite), Pappa Special Fried Rice Noodles, Fried Rice Special with Pappa Fried Chicken Wings and Pappa Chicken Chop with Curry Sauce. A plenty, huh? 😀

Last week I dined out with David the @thenomadiclion who was in Brunei for a quick trip. He had the Assam Laksa while I had the Assam Laksa Fried version and wow, that was quite impressive. I just wanted a few servings but ended up taking more portion because it was just tasty. Of course, the one big pulling factor for me is the Pappa Deep Fried Crispy Chicken Skin and I’m a sucker for this dish. How can you go wrong this dish unless you want to look toned in the gym. I believe this dish will be a big hit after my posting on my instagram and people were talking about it and recommending others. Ah, the power of social media.. I mean, fried chicken skin.

Do also try their latest promotion where you can a Pappa’s Treat of FREE laksa if you spend a minimum of BND 20 and above. So you can choose either a curry laksa or asam laksa for free.

Papparich is located at Block G of Abdul Razak Complex. You won’t be miss the huge big sign of Papparich. You can also call their number 243 2333.

 


Promotion from Papparich
 


Ok, I’m hooked with this dish – Pappa Deep Fried Crispy Chicken Skin
 


My dinner companion for the night. Welcome back, David!
 


The Asam Laksa..
 


Fried rice which also comes with fried chicken
 


Fried Chicken.. Yumm..
 


This is the dish I was talking about. Papparich Special Fried Rice Noodles. Let me know what you think 😀
 


Now this is quite an addictive drink – Herbal Tea with Citrus. This is highly recommended. Me likes!!!
 

  
 

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