Of Random Things #111

Things got a little bit intense at work today. I am hoping that the air will clear tomorrow and there will be no consequence leading to it. However on the bright side, the date for our Singapore trip is almost confirmed. We will be flying in to Singapore in mid July for a couple of days to run some errands.

Well, I am just tagging along as Sister needs a second opinion when it comes to some decision making. So, I took it as my year end holiday. Hopefully, I will be able to start planning the itinerary by tomorrow as I have yet booked my ticket and hotel.

Anyways, I had finally finished watching Healer and it was not bad to be honest. I had initially contemplated whether to follow on with The K2 or Suspicious Partner. The former had finished airing while the latter has not. I gave in in the end and started with Suspicious Partner instead.

Suspicious Partner

27062017 / Alter Ego

Time passed by so quickly and we will be entering the second half of the year in just a few days time. It was my first early shift yesterday after having worked full days for the past one week during the Raya festive season. And how did I spent my first early shift? I wanted to get myself manicure and pedicure as the sight of chapped skin around my fingers and toenails really disgust me but the salon which I frequent was not in business yesterday evening.

So, I drove over to Setia Kenangan 2 for dinner as I have yet had any before leaving work. I decided to drop by Alter Ego for dinner as I wanted a quiet me time. When work is hectic, I prefer have some alone me time to catch up on my personal life. Alter Ego happened to be the ideal venue at the time as the cafe was empty as I walked in. I guess the majority population are busy house visiting at this time.

It took me some time to decide what to eat as their menu had been improvised as I no longer see what I previously had on the menu. I contemplated between grains and strings but settled with something else instead.

Black Sheep | B$10.50

grilled lamb satay, garlic aioli, artisan burger bun, golden shoestring fries

I liked the presentation. But sadly speaking, my picture did not do much justification of the presentation. The smell of satay was extremely prominent when this was being served. Taste wise, it had an old school satay taste and scent. Some of the meat were done properly while the others had the raw lamb taste especially around the areas where the fats were not properly trimmed off.

Alter Ego
Unit 2 & 3, Block E,
Ground Floor,
Setia Kenangan 2,
Kampung Kiulap,
Bandar Seri Begawan, BB1518,
Negara Brunei Darussalam
Tel: +673-2230388

18062017 / Excapade Sushi, Regent Square

It was Father’s Day last Sunday so I brought parents out for dinner at Excapade Sushi, Regent Square. I think Dad likes to eat sashimi so I chose Excapade Sushi as they were having promotion with Standard Chartered Bank Debit and Credit Card.

You are entitled to 35% off your dining bill with minimum spending of B$50 but discount will be capped at B$50. It is only applicable during Ramadhan weekends until 25 June 2017. The restaurant was so packed on that evening due to Father’s Day celebration. Thankfully, I called in in advance for reservation or else we would have to wait for table when we arrived.

Without further ado, let’s get started on what we had the other night. I ordered the most expensive dishes first so that it would not be hard to reach the minimum spending quota. LOL!

Tekka Maki | B$2.20

Oshinko Maki | B$2.20

Unagi Maki | B$4.00

Kamikaze Roll | B$4.00

Mom wanted this the moment she saw the waitress serving it to the next table and it turned out this was not what she wanted afterall. The one she wanted was vegetables stuffed fillings and this came stuffed with avocado and tamago.

Agedashi Tofu | B$5.00

The Agedashi Tofu was not as good as I remembered. The silken tofu did not taste fresh to me. I know, what can you expect from imported packaged silken tofu but I remembered I had better ones before.

Gyoza | B$5.00

Parents liked this as they thought they were similar to Taiwanese version of dumplings. The Gyoza were pan fried to perfection and dipping them with the accompanying sauce made them even better. I think the dipping sauce came with a wee bit of black vinegar for an appetizing kick.

Chicken Teriyaki Don | B$8.00

Salmon Sashimi | B$18.50

Unagi Kabayaki | B$18.50

I was craving for grilled eel the other day. So, I ordered a portion of this and it was also one of the most expensive dishes which I had ordered that evening. The eel was done pretty well despite I think it could have been better. The sauce was tad sweet as per Dad but went well with the rice from Chicken Teriyaki Don.

Excapade Sushi Regent Square
Unit 1 & 2, Ground Floor,
Regent Square, Kampung Kiulap,
Bandar Seri Begawan, BE1518,
Brunei Darussalam.
Tel: +673-2234011

 

Of Random Things #110

Sorry for the lack of update for the past weeks as work had been hectic. I only arrived home like quarter to midnight on every evenings nowadays. But thankfully, it will only lasts for another few days before my schedule is back on usual track.

Anyways, I will be going to Singapore for a short trip some time next month for some errands. I will be meeting both Andrea and Patrick this time round as I did not get to do so on both my Singapore trips earlier this year. Dates have yet been confirmed yet as my original intended dates were postponed due to an unforeseen circumstance. So hopefully, I can take the week after.

Now that my Singapore trip is almost official with only dates hanging in the air, I think I can start planning for my trip. Sightseeing is definitely not in the itinerary as I do not have time but yes to cafe hopping and shopping. LOL! Andrea and I intended to try out this Harry Potter themed cafe called Platform 1094.

Anyways, I had finally finished watching The Heirs last Sunday and had started watching Healer after much recommendation from Sister. I think the main reason is because she likes Ji Chang Wook, the male lead. LOL!

Healer

16062017 / Alter Ego

This was my third visit to Alter Ego since it was established. I was not extremely satisfied with their customer service over my first visit but there were obvious improvements since my second visit which I did not pen down. They were having a photo shooting at the time we were there yesterday evening. So, half of the cafe was secured for photography purpose.

Mocha | B$5.50

Chocolate | B$6.00

As I am on a no coffee diet, I opted for Chocolate. It was pretty good for my liking despite being tad bit sweet. All in all, I liked that it had a smooth texture.

Vanilla Choux | B$3.50

I ordered this to share as what they were offering for desserts yesterday evening did not appeal to me. I had tried most of them apart from this. The whipped cream was rather heavy for me and we only managed to finish a small portion of it. The Choux pastry tasted slightly salty in my opinion but I do have to agree that I love the presentation. It looked cute to me.

Alter Ego
Unit 2 & 3, Block E,
Ground Floor,
Setia Kenangan 2,
Kampung Kiulap,
Bandar Seri Begawan, BB1518,
Negara Brunei Darussalam
Tel: +673-2230388