If anyone of you ask me where to go to in Brunei for Thai cuisine, I would definitely recommend Sweet Lemongrass. Some would recommend Sawadee Food House or KTM Thai Seafood Restaurant. I had been to both Sawadee and KTM but I preferred Sweet Lemongrass, Kiulap more. Their main branch restaurant is the one at Kiulap which is on the same block and Farmbasket Snack Bar and Lee Clinic & Dispensary.
Mom went back to hometown to attend the wedding of my cousin. So, we had to fix our own meals. Sister and I decided to bring dad out for dinner on Father’s Day night albeit we had celebrated it earlier at Villa Mauri last Tuesday evening. Sister had a sudden craving for Thai cuisine so I brought them both to Sweet Lemongrass at Serusop instead since it’s nearby to my office as I had to return to the office for closing that evening.
Food pictures ahead …
Tom Yam Chicken | B$10
Tom Yam Chicken is of course a must order dish whenever you are dining at a Thai restaurant. You can choose among chicken, beef or seafood for your Tom Yam. Both Sister and dad couldn’t eat beef and seafood, so we went ahead with chicken instead. The soup base was flavorful enough and it’s not too sour. Unfortunately, Sister finds it a little bit too spicy for her taste bud but it was just right for me.
Pandan Chicken | B$6
One of the famous dish at Sweet Lemongrass is their Pandan Chicken. I wouldn’t miss ordering this whenever I am having a meal at Sweet Lemongrass. I requested the waitress to have the kitchen staff to remove the pandan leaves for us before serving so that we wouldn’t get our fingers all oily in the process. Unfortunately, we all think that the chicken wasn’t marinated long enough and it was only warm when served. I think it would taste better if served piping hot. The chicken was tender and juicy though.
Fish Cakes | B$10
Not sure if this is homemade or what, but this was extremely salty for our likings. It’s as if the salt price had dropped tremendously. All three of us only managed to have like one or two pieces each only and we had quite a few left by the end of the meal.
Baby Kailan | B$8
This was cooked perfectly. The green leaves and the stalks weren’t too hard and tough for our teeth. And the gravy was flavorful enough.
Dry Green Curry Chicken | B$10
Did not have much of this because my tummy couldn’t take coconut milk well at night. Just wanna play safe or else I would end up in the toilet for the rest of the evening. But I supposed this was good as my dad kept on eating this more than any other dishes. LOL!
Pad Thai Chicken | B$5
Please excuse my bad photography skill for the above picture. I have no idea that it turned out to be like this. Maybe I should consider Samsung Galaxy Camera whereby it has a special feature designed specifically for food pictures. LOL! I have tried many Pad Thai(s) in Brunei and honestly speaking, Sweet Lemongrass serves the best Pad Thai in town. Do suggest to me if you think if you found one that is even better than the one served at Sweet Lemongrass.
Pattaya Fried Rice | B$5
The only dish which we all thought to have less MSG compared to any other dishes of the night. This tasted okay to me but I think it would have been a lot better if they used overnight plain rice instead of those freshly cooked plain rice.
Ice Kasturi With Samboi | B$2
This tasted a lot better than the Honey Lemon which I had at Mr. Baker’s Cafeteria earlier in the morning. It tasted sour at the first sip but you can taste the saltiness in it at the same time too. Even Sister said that this is good. And very refreshing as well!
Overall Rating: 8 out of 10
Verdict: Customer service was good and food was served promptly. We expected at least a minimum waiting time of 15 minutes after placing the order judging on the numbers of patrons that they had. Surprisingly, our food came in one by one after 5 minutes of waiting time. Food was okay but I think they should cut short on the salt for their Fish Cakes.
Sweet Lemongrass Restaurant
Lot 5813, Unit 1, First Floor,
Kampung Sungai Agat, Serusop,
Bandar Seri Begawan,