My friends organized a belated birthday dinner for me last Friday evening and I was being tasked to choose the venue. Jia came up with Bann Nucha in the first place but I wasn’t too keen about it. The idea of having to drive to The Mall kind of deterred me.
So, I suggested Patisserie Cake Shop instead as they have an extensive menu and their pricing was on the affordable side too! I considered Chempaka Kitchen days before the dinner meeting but decided not to make any changes in case another friend could not find the way to the venue.
Without further ado, let the food pictures do the talking!
Oreo Soil Pot | B$4.50
oreo mousse, chocolate sponge, chocolate ganarch
Got this for Lucas as it was also his birthday earlier this month. The Oreo Soil Pot was so Instagram worthy and the cute thing was the mini shovel that came together with the dessert.
The top bit of soil alike thingy was made of crushed Oreo. It was chocolate mousse sponge cake on the inside. It was good enough for my liking and definitely something I would consider when I am craving for a chocolate-y dessert.
Fries | B$3.50
As lil’ Lucas joined us, Jia ordered some Japanese sushi for him. This little kiddo loves sushi. Of course, only two of the sushi(s) were for Lucas and the rest were Eldie’s. Honestly speaking, Eldie commented that the sushi weren’t so great and he preferred the ones at Hua Ho better.
Okonomiyaki | B$4.00
Eldie asked if we wanted to try Okonomiyaki and we all agreed. It just so happened that one of local food Instagrammers – dafoodenthusiast posted about the same Okonomiyaki from Patisserie Cake Shop during the day.
Okonomiyaki is known to be the Japanese pancake. I think it had the same batter as Takoyaki and it was only a difference when it comes to fillings. They had three kinds of fillings to choose from – 100% Cabbage, Chicken Slices and Tuna Chuck. We had 100% Cabbage and it was a lot thicker than the ordinary Okonomiyaki which I previously had in our local Japanese restaurants. Bear in mind that there was a minimum waiting time of 20 minutes for it to be cooked.
The Okomiyaki was topped with a generous amount of bonito flakes and Japanese mayonnaise. There was an egg yolk in the centre of the Okonomiyaki and was still runny in consistency. In overall, it was alright in my opinion and didn’t leave me thinking about it after finishing.
Seafood Tomato Spaghetti | B$7.50
This was what I had for dinner the other night. I chose a tomato sauce based pasta made with fresh tomatoes and chopped onion. As for the fillings, I had Seafood which contained of New Zealand mussels, prawns and squids.
All pastas are served with their house made garlic bread. The garlic bread was too dry for my liking and even Lucas didn’t like it. One of my colleagues loved their Seafood Tomato Spaghetti but I think the Kimchi Ramyun which I had previously was nicer. LOL!
Cheezy Sherpard Pie | B$6.50
minced beef and minced lamb stew with carrots, topped with mashed potato and cheese
Teriyaki Unagi | B$9.50
grilled Unagi topped with Teriyaki sauce
Shrimp Paste Chicken with Rice
We didn’t realize that this was a rice dish until when it was served. We thought that it was an appetizer dish of only Shrimp Paste Chicken. The chicken cuts were deeply fried but I wasn’t able to taste the shrimp paste in the chicken. The blended chili paste on the side was good though.
Patisserie Cake Shop
Unit 10, Ground Floor, Block D,
Lot 11620 (Traders Inn),
Kampung Mata-Mata, Gadong,
Bandar Seri Begawan, BE1718,
Negara Brunei Darussalam