San Diann, Clara and I met for lunch this afternoon. As usual,venue choosing is always the hardest part of the routine. They usually leave the horrid task to me. But thankfully, San Diann manned the task this time round and suggested Geo Eats.
Geo Eats, a new home-based eatery located along Jalan Jerudong serving dishes from around the globe. Home-based eatery is quite a trend in Brunei nowadays. You get to save on the heavy shop rental as well as some other fixed overhead expenses.
We didn’t get to try their desserts as we intended to go Roasted Sip for coffees after lunch. However, I am intrigued to try their Ube Lava. San Diann mentioned that we could all return again the next time to try their desserts.
Without further ado, let me get started with what the three of us had for lunch today!
Beef Hummus | B$5
house made Hummus, served with beef and flatbread, garnished with Feta cheese
As I don’t eat beef, I requested for Hummus without beef. Both San Diann and Clara had never tried Hummus before. My first experience with Hummus was at Courtyard and it was good.
Hummus is made of grounded chickpeas. The Hummus from Geo Eats wasn’t grounded very fine but slightly chunky and I liked it. At least, it didn’t get sickening when you had too much. The garnishing of Feta cheese made it taste even better. Clara who had never tried Hummus before agreed that it was good and addictive.
Mee Rebus | B$4
traditional family recipe, a sweet potato broth base, served with egg noodles, chicken, egg and condiments
Clara wanted to try their Arabic Rice with Honey Chicken but it was unavailable for the day. So, she went for the next closest thing which she is familiar with – Mee Rebus from Singapore. LOL! According to Clara, her Mee Rebus was okay but it was a wonder to her why the broth was thicker than what she used to have before.
Hotplate Fajitas | B$9
house made tortilla served with beef, bell peppers and onions on a hotplate, served with salsa and sour cream
San Diann had Hotplate Fajitas. It was supposed to be served with fish but they happened to run out of fish at the time. The waitress then suggested that they can make do with chicken and San Diann agreed.
Shashuka | B$7
baked egg marinated in tomato sauce with sausage, minced beef and bell peppers, served with sourdough bread, garnished with Feta and spring onion
Before we decided on trying out Geo Eats, San Diann sent us their menu over our group chat on Whatsapp. The moment I saw Shashuka was on their menu, I was intrigued to try. I had tried Shashuka twice in Singapore – Wild Honey and The Populus Coffee & Food Co.
Before placing order, I asked the waitress if they could replace minced beef with chicken but informed me that they couldn’t as they didn’t have minced chicken in stock. A short while later, the chef approached us and she suggested that she can make do with corned chicken and I happily agreed.
According to the chef, she house made all the flatbread and sourdough. The sourdough was good, crusty on the outside but soft on the inside, paired extremely well with the Shashuka. The Shashuka tasted sour and yet slightly spicy at the same time.
I managed to get a group picture with all of our food spread this time round. I intended to use the timer feature but the angle was so bad and resorted to selfie in the end. The patron from the next table offered to help us take picture to which I declined politely.
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