Review: NER|DEE Cafe, Brunei

It has been more than a month since I last did a proper cafe/restaurant review. I was at NER|DEE Cafe yesterday afternoon with some friends. This was my second visit to NER|DEE Cafe and my first was with Kaylie. Unfortunately, the menu was pretty limited back then as they were on soft opening stage, I think. But I saw that they have increased their menu selection and so did their pricing.

Without further ado, let me show you a part of the food which we ordered.

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The Hulk 250ml | B$3.20

Cucumber juice, mint leaves, lemon juice, H2O, hulk’s gamma beta rays

This was what I ordered and my beverage came served in a beaker. Juices come in two serving sizes – 250ml and 500ml. 250ml is served in a beaker just like in the above picture while 500ml is served in a conical flask.

The reason why I chose this was because this seems to be the “healthiest” sounding juice on the menu. Majority of the friends ordered Take  A Chill Pill and Summer H2O Down. According to Stephen, Summer H2O Down tasted a bit like beer due to the malt drink. If you are wondering how does The Hulk tastes like, it tasted like cucumber juice to me with a lemony taste. It was refreshing but you might not like it if you don’t like beverage without sweetness. There, I told you my opinion. LOL!

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Donut Mess | B$5.40

Ice-cream of the day sandwiched in a toasted donut, drizzled with salted Gula Melaka sauce topped with assorted toppings. 

I like the idea that they use syringes to store the sauces when serving. At first, I thought the sauce was salted caramel but it turned out to be salted Gula Melaka. The donut turned hard due to the ice cold ice-cream sandwiched between the donut. Assorted toppings were nuts and breakfast cereals.

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Crazy Concoction

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Not Really Maggie Mee

This is a NER|DEE version of ramen. Both Jing and Jia ordered this. This was served with instant noodles, corn kernels, chicken pieces, spring onions, chili padi, seaweed sheet and onsen tamago!

Jia could not finish the entire bowl, so we both shared. And I went overboard with my gluten limit for the day hence feeling rather uncomfortable after the meal. This was a good bowl of “ramen” albeit the simple ingredients used. The addition of chili padi added a kick to the soup taste. However, the onsen tamago was the highlight of the “ramen”,

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Selfie with le’ BFF

I went for a hair wash at the salon yesterday morning prior to our meet up in the afternoon and found out that my hair is the longest since I started having bob hairstyle. Thinking of going for hair straightening and sniping off about two inches of the hair. What do you think? Mom said that I should let my hair grow longer but I do not like longer hair nowadays as compared to before. Reason being it takes a longer time to blow dry. LOL!

Cooking Diary #38

Trying to update my blog on daily basis from now onwards but I would draft them in batches and then have them published on different days and time. Mom came home from Kuching yesterday evening and I am off cooking duty for now until the next time she returns to Kuching again for 清明节.

Anyways, let me show you what I had cooked yesterday. I was inspired by a Facebook page called Singapore Home Cooks, which I had been following for quite some time and a couple of them had been making oven baked chickens lately!

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Oven Baked Chicken Thighs & Drumsticks

I used minimal ingredients as marinade. I had wanted to buy Char Siu Sauce from the local supermarkets but a colleague of mine told me not to as Char Siu Sauce was made out of coloring only.

So, she taught me how to cook this Oven Baked Chicken Thighs & Drumsticks albeit she had never done so herself. LOL! Ingredients’ portion were based on my own estimation. She only taught me which ingredients to use.

I used oyster sauce, light and dark soya sauce, pepper, sesame oil, garlic, brown sugar and some honey for glazing. Bake in a preheated oven of 180 degree Celsius for about 40 minutes or until cooked.

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Chicken Luncheon Omelette

29012016 / Tien Hsing Vegetarian

This is also another overdue food blog entry from January. I had previously drafted this blog entry but never gotten round to complete it until now. Days before Chinese New Year, I went Tien Hsing Vegetarian for dinner as I wanted to get some muffin liners from LeApple Bakery & Mart.

Could not decide what to order so I settled with Vegetarian Laksa as it looked extremely appealing to me on the menu. I craved for a bowl of good Laksa for quite some time and the Vegetarian Laksa came at the right timing.

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Vegetarian Laksa | B$3.50

Can’t remember how much this was but I think it was between B$3.50 to B$4.50. Definitely worth the price paid as it was so good to the extent that I wanted to slurp down all the soup base but resisted from doing so.

The Vegetarian Laksa came with generous portion of deep fried fresh silken tofu, cucumbers and mock meat. The soup base was made from scratch instead of using the premix which you could easily get from your local supermarkets. It was really really good and I do not mind returning again next time for a hearty bowl of Vegetarian Laksa.

Tien Hsing Vegetarian
Ground Floor,
Bangunan Haji Hassan Abdullah,
Menglait, Jalan Gadong,
BE3919,
Bandar Seri Begawan,
Negara Brunei Darussalam
Tel: +673-2425193

15022016 / BlackBall, Brunei

I went to BlackBall on my last day of Chinese New holiday more than week ago. I had wanted to go with Sister but never gotten round to do so as we were always full after meals when in Gadong. I ordered my usual favorite BlackBall Signature and only managed to finish half before I feel kind of bloated.

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BlackBall Signature | B$5.90

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Came with generous portion of their homemade grass jelly, red beans, bubble pearls, Q sweet potatoes and taro balls. I requested for less sugar but unfortunately, it was not possible as everything were readily made.

The platter came bland and you have to pour in the milk cream provided. The homemade grass jelly was extremely smooth and silky. Melt in the mouth and slide down the throat easily. LOL! The red beans however were too sweet for my liking. Q sweet potatoes and taro balls were good in my opinion.

BlackBall
Unit 9, Ground Floor,
Bangunan Yong Siong Hai,
Gadong,
Negara Brunei Darussalam
Tel: +673-2429230

Cooking Diary #37

Finally updating on what I had been cooking these few days when Mom is not at home to do the cooking. LOL! You may find the dishes which I cooked to be pretty similar from each other but these were all I could come up with at the moment.

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Stir Fry Tomatoes with Scrambled Eggs

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Stir Fry Sliced Chicken Breast with Ginger & Abalone Mushroom