05062018 / Padi Mas Restaurant

Having watched quite an amount of Korean drama series recently, I craved for Jjajangmyeon and Tangsuyuk. To be honest, I am not a huge fan of Jjajangmyeon as opposed to Bibimbap but the craving kicked in. Despite I just had Korean cuisine at Brukori last Sunday evening with Jennifer and CY, I went for my second dose of Korean food at Padi Mas Restaurant yesterday evening with San Diann.

Padi Mas Restaurant wasn’t busy at all at the time we went in. I think there was only a table of diners who left shortly after our food were served. Prior of going to Padi Mas Restaurant, I asked San Diann whether he’s a noodle or grain person. He chose the former. So, he’s completely okay with having Jjajangmyeon only.

As we were clear with our agendas, we ordered in a quick manner – Jjajangmyeon and Tangsuyuk! There was a reason as to why I paired these two up. Having watched Korean drama series recently, I saw that they always order these two combination together. I did the same too out of curiosity just to know how they would taste like when paired together.

Tangsuyuk | B$12

Tangsuyuk is the Korean Chinese version of Sweet & Sour Pork. Padi Mas Restaurant serves with pork or fish and I chose the former. Having accustomed to the Chinese version of Sweet & Sour Pork, I was rather disappointed with it. The pork slices were coated in batter and deep fried. The deep fried pork lacked flavor in my opinion. The batter turned soggy after a short while.

San Diann and I both agreed that the gravy was good. The level of sweetness and sourness of the gravy was well balanced. We thought that the flavors of both didn’t come together. They weren’t skimp with the ingredients. In conclusion, we both preferred the Chinese version of Sweet & Sour Pork more than Tangsuyuk.

Jjajangmyeon | B$6

I had tried a fair share of Jjajangmyeon before trying this one out. They scored a bonus point in terms of presentation as it looked very close like the real deal as I had seen in Korean drama series. The ones I had previously tried in Brunei weren’t even this close in terms of presentation.

The noodles were slightly thicker than the usual ones and cooked al dente in my opinion. A thick dark sauce gravy with cubed potatoes, mushrooms, pork, big onions and cabbage was poured on top of the noodles, sprinkled with toasted white sesame and few thin slices of cucumbers. The gravy was well flavored but I thought it would be nicer if tad saltier.

If you order a main course, complimentary Banchan will be served. Their Banchan was quite extensive in my opinion but I honestly preferred the Banchan served at Koryo Restaurant especially their preserved Kimchi. The preserved Kimchi we had yesterday was rather too salty for my liking. Their menu for Banchan changes from time to time depending on the availability of ingredients.

Padi Mas Restaurant
Unit 6 & 7,
Block C, Warisan Mata-Mata Complex,
Simpang: 322, Jalan Gadong,
Bandar Seri Begawan,
Negara Brunei Darussalam
Tel: +673-2420228


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