Review: Food House Eatery

Food House Eatery is located in the same unit as Flapjack House used to be. The latter had ceased operation not very long after it was opened. San Diann, Clara and I had once visited the restaurant when it was just opened.

For your information, Food House Eatery is a Halal Dim Sum place. The place was half packed when I walked in on a Sunday morning. I can see that most of the patrons went for their Dim Sum. They were serving both steamed and deep fried Dim Sum. If you are not so into Dim Sum, you could always go for their rice or noodle dishes. They have an extensive menu.

Another dish which caught my attention was their Nasi Lemak Istimewa. I find it too heavy to consume for breakfast so I would be returning next time just to try it out. Without further ado, let me show you what we had for breakfast at Food House Eatery last Sunday morning!

Wat Tan Har Fun (Chicken) | B$4.50

As we had ordered lots of Dim Sum, we got a Wat Tan Har Fun to share. My colleagues liked that their Wat Tan Har Fun wasn’t heavily seasoned with MSG. I am not a big fan of regular Watan Hor but more of a Tomato Watan Hor person. However, I do have to agree that they were not heavy with seasoning and it is definitely well suited for those who like lightly seasoned food.

Char Siu Chee Cheong Fun | B$2.50

Chee Cheong Fun is one of the common dishes of Dim Sum. It consisted of steamed rice rolls stuffed with fillings. It could be served plain and maybe stuffed with roasted Char Siu or shrimps. My colleagues ordered Char Siu. As Food House Eatery is a Halal eatery, their Char Siu was made with chicken. I wasn’t a fan of their Chee Cheong Fun as the steamed rice rolls were too thick for my liking.

鲜竹卷 | B$2.50

This is one of my favorite dishes to order when in a Dim Sum restaurant and it only started over the past few years. Whenever I used to have Dim Sum with Ing, 鲜竹卷 would definitely be on her order chit list. She can have this only and nothing else. I somehow got influenced too over the years.

However, I preferred the pork version of 鲜竹卷. I noticed that they had also added sliced big onions atop of the 鲜竹卷 as decoration. It didn’t in any way affect the taste of the 鲜竹卷, if that’s what you were wondering.

Har Gow | B$3.50

Instead of stuffed with a big piece of shrimp in each of the Har Gow, they were stuffed with minced prawn meat and some other ingredients. It was decent enough in my opinion but my colleagues and I agreed that the skin was rather limp. Filling was good but it would have been better if the skin was firmer in texture.

Siu Mai Dumplings | B$2.50

This was the last served. We requested to have the order cancelled as we were running late from work. We were then being informed that the Siu Mai would be ready in two minutes. We then requested to have them packed away as takeaway.

A guy whom I assumed to be the owner of the restaurant highly suggested that we ate them on the spot and he was right. The Siu Mai Dumplings were really good when eaten hot. I liked that they used the meat from a chicken leg. Hence, the meat remained juicy and tender throughout. These were definitely one of the best Halal Siu Mai that I had eaten.

Ham Sui Kok | B$2.50

Yam Croquette | B$2.50 (3 pieces)

These Yam Croquette weren’t in our initial order but they looked so tempting displaying in the serving rack. These Yam Croquette were nicely done without being overly greasy. It came with a good amount of Yam filling and tasted very fragrant as well. It paired well with some chili sauce too!

Food House Eatery
Unit 6, Ground Floor,
Bangunan Majid Mohammad,
Simpang: 235-7,
Jalan Pasar Gadong,
Bandar Seri Begawan, BE1318,
Negara Brunei Darussalam
Tel: +673-2450987


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