After reaching home from Miri, Mom and I unpacked, showered and rested a bit before we headed out for dinner before 5PM. We dropped by Yong Clinic at Seri Qlap Mall on the way for my last vaccination. It was near 6PM by the time we left the clinic and drove straight to Padi-Mas Restaurant located at Warisan Complex in Mata-Mata.
Having tried the Jjajangmyeon with San Diann the other day, I told myself to bring Mom here for it the next time. Padi-Mas Restaurant is quite common among the Koreans in Brunei as there were always Korean diners everytime I was there. I think the main reason is that Padi-Mas Restaurant serves pork.
The complimentary Banchan that came with the dishes that we ordered. The complimentary Banchan served this time round were lesser than the last time I went with San Diann. I only had their Kimchi this time round and it was better than before (or so I thought).
Japchae | B$8.90
I ordered Japchae in the smallest portion to share. Mom commented that the glass noodles tasted exactly like our Tang Hoon but better in texture. The flavoring was done adequately and Mom claimed that they might have added some sugar in it as it tasted tad sweet. Japchae can be served with pork, chicken or beef and we had ours with pork.
Jjajangmyeon | B$6.00
Having watched a fair share of Korean drama series on the television, Mom was fascinated with the Korean version of Jjajangmyeon. To be honest, I personally thought that Jjajangmyeon at Padi-Mas Restaurant is the closest to the real deal, both on the taste and presentation aspects. But Mom commented that she preferred the one from Sarang Korean Restaurant.
Tuna Gimbap | B$4.70
Having ordered two noodle dishes, I decided to order a roll of Tuna Gimbap. Aside from tuna, you could request to be served with pork, beef, chicken or plain. I liked that they were generous with the fillings. However, it would be nicer if there’s more mayonnaise in the tuna. I personally find it rather dry for my liking.
Padi Mas Restaurant
Unit 6 & 7,
Block C, Warisan Mata-Mata Complex,
Simpang: 322, Jalan Gadong,
Bandar Seri Begawan,
Negara Brunei Darussalam