Saturday, November 01, 2014

Dynasty Restaurant: Malaysian Food Festival

Malaysia is a place where it is made up of multi-ethnic and multi-cultural, which we all have already knew. It is also these characteristics of the country which indirectly created an unique food culture in the country which is seriously unbeatable in other parts of the world.

Malay, Chinese and Indian; are the three major ethnic groups which made up of its distinctive food culture. And with 13 states in the country, each state has its own cooking tradition and practices which are not found in other states. For example; Kolo Mee may be a very common breakfast dish which can be easily found in any cities or towns in Sarawak state (and even Brunei!) but it is a dish which can't be found in other states such as Sabah and Kuala Lumpur. Hence, this is why we can never get bored of Malaysian food! From early mornings to mid nights, you will have no problem finding food especially street food. It's just a country where you will never find yourself starve!

I was all excited when I was invited to have lunch at Dynasty Restaurant for its Malaysia Food Festival buffet theme which is only available from 28th October to 11th November 2014. 

As a joint collaboration between Royal Brunei Catering and Tourism Malaysia, it aims to give the public a better understanding of Malaysia's special food culture. By dining there, diners will get to savour dishes prepared by Malaysia's popular celebrity chef, Chef Kamarul who has hosted numberous cooking shows in Malaysia. Not to forget, on 5th November onward diners would also receive free drawings by Malaysian caricaturist, Mr. Oly as well as enjoying teh tarik performance by Malaysia's Raja Teh Tarik, Mr. Meor.  

To top it off, diners stand the opportunity to win lucky draws which the grand prize is 3 days 2 nights return air tickets to Kuala Lumpur for 2 persons which even include accommodation! That sounds really cool isn't it?

Alright, back to the real business!

The buffet is basically divided into three main sections which are the appetizers and soup station, main courses and desserts station. During dinner buffet, there will be additional dishes and even a noodles station (not available for lunch buffet).


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The appetizer and soup station; soup of the day was seaweed soup.

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Kerabu Udang Nyonya; representing the unique Malaysian Peranakan food tradition

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Braised duck and chicken

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The main course station

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Ayam Masak Merah prepared by Chef Kamarul which was finger lickin' good!

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Ikan Siakap Masak Zamrud; this dish gotta be my favourite of all! I was told that it's one of Chef Kamarul's popular recipes and it certainly is!

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Minced chicken beancurd; and this gotta be one of the significant Chinese dishes.

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Malaysian Mee Goreng with Fu Rong Omelette in the background

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Daging Gerang Assang Melaka; another delicious dish prepared by Chef Kamarul

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Free flow of coffee and tea were served during the buffet

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Dessert station

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Assorted kueh and cakes available to spoil your choice

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Wide varieties of tropical fruits

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Longan tofu 'tong shui'

For those interested, below are the prices and contact details. Hurry up and make your reservations now before the promotion ends!

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Thursday, July 10, 2014

Excapade Sushi Japanese Restaurant Sungkai Buffet 2014

Ever since Excapade first introduced its sungkai buffet few years back, it has then became one of the few iconic sungkai buffet which many people are looking forward to every year. Simply because it is only available once a year during the Ramadhan period. This year, the sungkai buffet is only available in their Kiulap Regent Square branch.

Being one of the few popular and successful eateries in Brunei, everyone is already aware of Excapade's premium hospitality and food quality. And when it comes to the buffet, I gotta say it's "no play play"!

The price of the buffet is B$29.90 for an adult this year and discount would be given if you're paying with the Baiduri credit card (only available from Monday to Thursday). Some people might find it too expensive but honestly, it's not! Just look at the wide selection of food available on the buffet menu and by simply trying out a few dishes, it has already break even.

Like I mentioned earlier, Excapade really gave its best in providing the freshest and top quality of food for the buffet. Excapade not only own numerous branches but also self import the ingredients, hence it is able to guarantee on the freshness of the seafood and most of the ingredients are actually flown in from Japan!

Every year, the highlight would be on the wide selection of sashimi served in the buffet but this year, it's actually the coffee machine and ice cream to us! Hubby, SKY and Chee Hwa actually managed to eat at least 8 bowls of ice cream last year and as for this year, it's slightly different with the addition of the coffee machine. Yeap, we DIY affogato ourselves! Although we just simply "hamtam" only but it tasted really good, no joke!

I gotta say good job to Excapade! Not only did we enjoy the food, we also enjoyed the warm hospitality and service by the crew. And they really deserve the most popular Japanese restaurant title in Brunei!

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Many did not know that these sushi on the conveyor belt are also included in the buffet and hence missed it out.

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The main courses station

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Garlic fried rice

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Iko Shogayaki

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Green mussels

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Chicken balls in skewers

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Salmon Asparagus; my favorite! 

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Baked cheese scallops

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Teriyaki Beef

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Mixed vegetables 

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Chawan mushi

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And here comes the sashimi station! Look at all these colorful sashimi! These would definitely make your B$29.90 worth spent! 

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My favourite!!!

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And this too!!!!!!!!

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Smoked salmon

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Hokkaido Snowcrabs! Now you don't have to fly all the way to Hokkaido to have these, you can also have it in Excapade Brunei!

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These egg rolls taste so soft and fluffy just like kek bingka, no joke!

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More dishes!

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Norwegian Cocktail Prawns 

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For the green lovers~

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Edamame 

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Different varieties of tempura available during our visit and Hubby kept praising on how delicious their prawn tempura is!

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The drinks and dessert station

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Ta-da! The coffee machine I talked about! 

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Fruits and puddings

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Really love the texture of their ice cream, it's so different from the ones selling at supermarkets. For your information, matcha flavour is not available on the buffet menu. You may order it but of course, with extra charges. 

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Our DIY affogato!


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