Review: Jia Xiang Wi Shi Fang

Mom and I left home early yesterday morning to run some errands at the temple. We left home before 8AM and came back 10 minutes to 9AM as I needed to use the washroom. We then left home again at around 9:20AM and dropped by at a family friend place for CNY visitation. The weather didn’t look promising in the morning and started to drizzle as we were on our way to Kiulap for Jia Xiang Wi Shi Fang.

Jia Xiang Wi Shi Fang has been around for some time but I didn’t get around to try out the said restaurant until yesterday. Jennifer tried out the place some time last month and recommended me to do so as well. As Dad wasn’t back from hometown yet, I told Mom not to cook lunch or dinner. So, we sorted our brunch at Jia Xiang Wi Shi Fang.

The restaurant was pretty crowded at the time we walked in but we managed to secure a table for two almost instantly. The decor of the restaurant was Taiwanese old school kind of theme with polished cement flooring instead of tiles. Mom commented that the place would look more clean cut if they had tiled the flooring. But then I guess it’s the old school kind of look which they were after instead of clean cut?

Without further ado, let’s get on with the food pictures!

Teh Tarik (Hot) | B$1.20

Braised Rice Pork Bowl | B$2.80

What’s Taiwanese food without their signature Braised Rice Pork Bowl? The minced pork was well braised in my opinion but tad bit salty to eat on it’s own. Do pair the braised minced pork with rice to neutralize the saltiness. The minced pork came with a side of pickled salted vegetables and quartered braised egg.

Gua Bao | B$2.00

Jennifer highly recommended me their Gua Bao the last time she visited Jia Xiang Wi Shi Fang. The mantou was stuffed with a slightly thick cut braised pork belly, some pickled salted vegetables and coriander leaves. The mantou was soft and fluffy in my opinion. However, the texture turned slightly floury at some point of eating. I love their braised pork belly. It had melt in the mouth kind of texture.

Hokkien Noodles | B$3.80

Mom wanted to try their Claypot Yam Noodle and share it among the two of us. To be honest, I’m not much of an egg noodle person. So, she ordered this Hokkien Noodles instead which I only had a small bowl myself and she polished the remaining herself. Flavoring wise, it was not bad and topped with some deep fried bits which I don’t know of as I didn’t get to try them.

Pork & Chives Dumplings | B$4.80

I had wanted to try their Scallion Rolls but they were unavailable until 11AM or noon. The waitress can’t confirm either. Jia Xiang Wi Shi Fang serves dumplings with three different kinds of fillings to your selection – pork & chives, pork & Chinese cabbage and mixed vegetables. Mom had wanted to go for pork with Chinese cabbage at first but decided to go for pork & chives after much consideration. LOL!

The dumpling fillings were generous in my opinion and they were well marinated. A plate of dumplings came with 10 pieces, accompanied with thinly sliced gingers and black vinegar dipping sauce. I loved the dipping sauce as it was sour enough for my liking.

PS: Jia Xiang Wi Shi Fang is a non-Halal restaurant as pork is served. 

Jia Xiang Wi Shi Fang
Unit 1F, Block F,
Setia Kenangan 2,
Simpang: 150-17, Kampung Kiulap,
Bandar Seri Begawan,
Negara Brunei Darussalam
Tel: +673-2230329


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