This was my second Sungkai dinner for the year of 2017. I had been to Flour & Butter Cafe with Jennifer for their Eat All You Can promotion earlier this month. Verve Caffe is the other cafe which I was intrigued to try out their Sungkai Buffet after having tried Rack & Brew Boutique Cafe‘s Sungkai Buffet last year.
The gang – San Diann, Clara, Shew Hiang and I planned to meet at least once for Sungkai Buffet this year. I thought we agreed to meet for dinner at Piccolo Fratini next Tuesday but San Diann could not make it as he had made other plans with his friends. So, we made do with this evening instead as all four of us were available.
San Diann, Clara and I were the first to arrive at the cafe. I went out earlier this afternoon for some pampering session in town. I even managed to get some grocery done after the pampering session and was left with ample time in hand. Drove to Verve Caffe early and stayed in the car to catch up with The Heirs until San Diann and Clara came finding me by my car. LOL!
Without further ado, let me show you what Verve Caffe is offering for their Sungkai Buffet! Let’s start with the main course, shall we?
Mac and Cheese
Battered Salmon (with Tartar Cream)
Their Battered Salmon was good. It was the first wiped out from the buffet spread. I took one for myself and shared half with San Diann as I am trying to cut down on fried food. However, it was darn hard to resist just by looking at it. I did not have the fries though despite their fries are good.
I did not have much of this but only a small portion. They did not label all their food. I thought this was chicken at first until I had a bite and realized that it was duck due to the “smokey” taste which I dislike.
Roast Leg of Lamb
All four of us agreed that their Roast Leg of Lamb was good. I only had a small piece as it had been almost two years since I last had lamb. The meat was tender.
Beef Meatballs in Gravy
Olive Oil Brioche Dinner Rolls
Dinner rolls to go with Soup of the Day. They were having Pumpkin Soup today. The dinner rolls were dry in my opinion and they were still dry despite being dipped into the soup.
BBQ Spicy Wings
Piri Piri Chicken
These were what they were offering for pasta section. Their Penne Arabbiata was good but spicy. Despite spicy, it was addictive and I went back for second serving. However, I personally find the penne pasta to be slightly overcooked in my opinion.
As we were the first to arrive, the staff gave us the privilege to choose the first four pizzas to be served on their buffet spread and we chose Neapolitan Red, Funghi, Local Classic Honey Garlic and Broccoli and Salmon.
After all the high calories’ food pictures, here comes the beverages and their desserts section!
Their coolers were pretty good and they worked as great thirst quenchers. I had a glass for each one of them apart from the Basil Lemonade. I am not sure if I would like basil in my drink. LOL!
These were their dessert spreads. The bite size chocolate dessert was good. It was chocolate mint flavored. The Carrot Cake however was sweet especially the cream cheese frosting. The frosting had a grainy texture as if the sugar were not dissolved properly.
Tropical Smoothie Bowl
These were good. I am not sure what they made for the smoothie. Avocado, maybe? However, it was tad sweet for my liking. It was something good for a change than the usual sweet desserts though.
Price: B$29.90 (adults) & B$14.90 (children)
Verdict: You can get free flow of black and white coffees over the counter. All you need to do is to proceed to the counter, place your orders with the baristas and they will have it sent to your table when it was ready.
While we were sipping our coffees, Shew Hiang was asking if they refill their food in between courses as she said most of the restaurants she been to did not do refills. Now that she asked, we realized that they did not do refill apart from pizzas. I could be wrong though. Shew Hiang wanted to have a second serving of their salad and it was no longer available after the first round of salad was finished.
Ground, First & Second Floor,
Simpang: 68, Jalan Batu Bersurat,
Kampung Pengkalan Gadong,
Negara Brunei Darussalam