Food Messenger was previously operating on a home based basis with door to door food delivery service. I first heard of Food Messenger through San Diann and they were still doing door to door delivery service at the time. However, they recently have their brick and mortar premise located at Menglait, right across NBT Toyota Showroom in Gadong.
Jennifer and I had wanted to try Food Messenger for quite some time since their opening but could not make time to do so. Their business hour is only until 7:30PM in the evening and they are close on every Friday. So, our only available timing is on Sunday. We arranged to meet up yesterday afternoon for lunch as I wanted to pass over the toiletries which she requested Sister to purchase from Shanghai.
Despite having decided on Food Messenger earlier on, Jennifer was asking if we should try out Bake 250C as well. So, I thought we could do Food Messenger for lunch and Bake 250C for high tea. Jennifer got the arrangement mixed up. She waited for me at Bake 250C while I waited for her at Food Messenger. We had a laugh about it when she finally arrived at Food Messenger.
Food Messenger was crowded at the time when I arrived yesterday afternoon. There was a large group of patrons standing outside and I wondered if they were waiting for tables. Seeing the big group, I decided to go inside the restaurant to wait for Jennifer instead. I was 20 minutes earlier than our arranged time. Prior to going Food Messenger, a colleague highly recommended me their Sweet Potato Balls.
While waiting for Jennifer to arrive, I took my own sweet time to browse their menu (though there was not much to begin with) before deciding on the top few which I would like to try. And we resorted to the following few …
Soyamilk | B$1.80
I had Soyamilk as it was freshly made to orders. You can choose in between sweetened or unsweetened. I obviously went for the latter. It was good to be honest. The soyamilk was smooth in texture and you may get the beancurd layering if you leave it untouched for a short period.
Sweet Potato Balls | B$3
I had only realized that I had forgotten to take a picture of how these Sweet Potato Balls looked on the inside and please do not be deterred by the color. I have to say this is my top favorite dish at Food Messenger. There was no filling on the inside and they used purple sweet potatoes which were naturally sweet. They were best eaten when served piping hot but be careful lest you will be burn your tongue and lips.
Egg Roll with Chicken Floss | B$3
Egg Roll is one of their bestselling. The lady who served us highly recommended us to try their Egg Roll with chicken floss as add on. It was indeed good as the chicken floss added taste and texture to the egg roll. The egg roll tasted rather bland to me but the flavoring from the chicken floss compensated it.
Braised Chicken Rice | B$4
This is one of the highly recommended street food in Taiwan. However, the original version was made with pork. As Food Messenger is a Halal restaurant, they made do with chicken instead. It was okay in my opinion but I think I like it better with pork. However, I do have to say that this is entirely subjective to personal preference.
XL Fried Chicken | B$6
We ordered this as we saw that it was an almost staple dish on every tables. If you are wondering, the portion is good for three. We were rather disappointed with the texture. It was not as crunchy as I anticipated it to be. We only managed to finish one third of the XL Fried Chicken and Jennifer had to bring the rest home as takeaway.
Unit 3, Simpang; 98,
Bandar Seri Begawan,
Negara Brunei Darussalam