Review: Burger Dairy

San Diann, Chee Fun, Clara and I met for dinner at Burger Dairy. We made arrangement to meet at 7:30PM as I finish off work at 7PM. Unfortunately, I got held up at work until 8:30PM. I asked them to go ahead without me as I might not be able to make it.

As I was about to leave work at 8PM, I was summoned to fix a technical issue. By the time I officially clock out from work, it was already 8:30PM. Texted them and they told me that they had ordered my Korean Burger and asked me to come around.

Korean Burger | B$9.90

two chicken patties, one beef patty, cheese, special sauce, lettuce / served with french fries

When I first saw the menu, I was intrigued to try their Korean Burger. Honestly speaking, I was rather disappointed with my Korean Burger given the price. The only word which I could describe my Korean Burger is spicy but tolerable. They went slightly over board with the black pepper though.

As I don’t eat beef, I couldn’t vouch for it. The chicken patties are nice though. They used the meat from the chicken thigh, coated with their special sauce. We all agreed that the fries were good. I had a small bite of Clara’s Curry Buttermilk Burger and I think it was better than my Korean Burger.

Verdict: San Diann had Italian Burger and it was apparent he didn’t like what he had judging the way he deconstructed his Italian Burger. LOL! We all agreed that Clara’s Curry Buttermilk Burger was the best among all with my Korean Burger in second place.

Customer service, it was okay in my opinion. However, do not go when you are hungry or else you would end up being #hangry (hungry + angry), a term which I learnt from Dayre. LOL! The gang told me that they waited for at least half an hour after placing the order.

Burger Dairy
No: 17, Ground Floor,
Block B, Bangunan Gadong Central,
Simpang: 21, Jalan Gadong,
Bandar Seri Begawan,
Negara Brunei Darussalam
Tel: +673-8182156

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Review: Jade Well Restaurant

It’s my day off today after having worked yesterday. I had breakfast with Mom in the morning and completed some errands after that. Jade Well Restaurant is a newly established restaurant along Sungai Tilong, located on the same block as Jackhan Furniture, across Kapra Coffee and The German Shop.

The restaurant was empty at the time when Mom and I walked in. Probably because it’s a weekday but there was another family of three who walked in when we were almost leaving. Their menu was simple, printed on three pieces of A4 white papers. One of their house specialties is Chicken Rice but only available from 10:30AM onward.

Teh C | B$1.00

As I had been drinking quite a fair amount of coffees recently due to the workload, I decided to go for Teh C and requested for less sugar. Their Teh C was okay enough for my liking but it would be better if the tea tasted stronger. Despite I had requested for less sugar, it was still too sweet for me.

Fried Mee | B$3.50

Mom had Fried Mee, the dry version. It smells good when served. It had the charred taste a Fried Mee requires. Flavoring wise, it was pretty much tailored to the local taste buds. Mom and I both agreed that the Fried Mee was both sweet and salty at the same time. Mom had also commented that the chicken slices were tough.

Singapore Fried Mee Hoon | B$3.50

I ordered Manicai Fried Mee Hoon in the first place but was later informed that Manicai is unavailable at the time. Manicai is locally known as “Cangkuk Manis”. I was quite disappointed as it was the reason why I wanted to try out the restaurant in the first place. Their Singapore Fried Mee Hoon was okay but tad bit dry in my opinion.

Jade Well Restaurant
No: 16, Bangunan Ben Kassim & Hajah Zaliha,
Simpang: 440,
Kampung Sungai Tilong,
Jalan Muara,
Bandar Seri Begawan,
Negara Brunei Darussalam

Review: Easy Way, Batu Bersurat

Easy Way has recently established a new branch in Batu Bersurat located right across High Frequency Lifestyle Cafe. As usual, the gang – San Diann, Clara, Shew Hiang and I would always come up with different options to choose before we settled with the one that majority wants. San Diann suggested that we try out the newly established Yam Cha Restaurant for lunch but I declined as I am going in the morning with Mom and colleagues.

We settled with Easy Way in Batu Bersurat as I had seen their posts on my Instagram feed quite often recently. Instead of the usual bubble milk tea parlor they previously operate, they are now turning the business into cafes offering both sweets and savories. Clara and I were the first to arrive and we both ordered bubble milk teas each while waiting for San Diann and Shew Hiang to arrive.

We didn’t order mains apart from Shew Hiang as San Diann came with a full tummy while Clara and I couldn’t decide what to eat. So, I ordered us some finger foods as we planned to go elsewhere for a second round. Without further ado, let me show you what we had yesterday …

Onion Rings | B$3

We had Onion Rings to share. Portion was generous in my opinion given the price. Sad to say, the onion rings weren’t good enough and Clara agreed too. The onion rings were rather soggy for my liking and the batter coating wasn’t crunchy either.

Buffalo Wings | B$5

The Buffalo Wings came with a side of fries. I contemplated whether to order fries but luckily I didn’t. The wings were nicely done, coated with hot sauce. The sauce was spicy but pretty addictive.

Grilled Striploin Steak | B$9

Shew Hiang ordered this as she has been craving for red meat recently. Her Grilled Striploin Steak came with a side of fries and mushroom cream sauce. The fries were well done with crunchiness on the outside but turned slightly soggy when they are cooling down.

Shew Hiang requested well done for her meat. The meat looked tough to me as she did exert a bit of effort to slice her meat. According to Shew Hiang, the meat was dry but acceptable when paired with the mushroom cream sauce.

Review: Yam Cha Restaurant, Brunei

I found out about this newly established Dim Sum restaurant through one of the local food bloggers on Instagram. Yam Cha Restaurant is located where Element Fusion Restaurant used to be. They are currently on soft opening stage and it is their third day of operation today.

Mom and I arrived about half past eight in the morning with at least half of the place full and a couple of tables had been reserved beforehand. But luckily for us, we managed to secure a table which can accommodates at least five pax. Once seated, we were being given an order chit to place order. I ordered enough to feed four as my colleagues joined us for breakfast this morning.

Fish Roe Siu Mai | B$3.00 (3 pieces)

Quite steeply priced, I would say. A dollar for a piece. Taste wise, it was decent in my opinion. When this was served, we were surprised to see that there were only three pieces on the steam basket when it was stated four pieces on the order chit. The waitress then explained to us that there was printing error on the order chit. I wonder why they didn’t bother to correct the printing error.

Bamboo Charcoal Salted Egg Bun | B$3.50 (3 pieces)

The ones I had seen advertised on Instagram had smooth surfaces but the ones that we had all came wrinkled. According to my colleagues, they were overcooked hence the wrinkled surface. Filling wise, it was disappointing as I wasn’t greeted with liquid salted egg oozing out from the bun but a rather solid filling.

Stir Fry Carrot Cake | B$4.00

As usual, I requested for no bean sprout in my Stir Fry Carrot Cake. I quite like the texture but it was too salty for our liking. We ended up not finishing the whole thing and we saw that there was also leftover of Stir Fry Carrot Cake on the next table. So, I am guessing that they also had the same verdict as we did?

Yam Dumpling | B$3.50 (3 pieces)

This turned out to be the nicest among all in my opinion. I like that the yam was fragrant and smooth in texture. The filling was juicy and the flavoring was just right.

Plain Cheong Fun | B$2.80

I have high expectation on Plain Cheong Fan as it is not easy to achieve the thin and yet smooth texture of Cheong Fan. I find the texture rather too thick for my liking and it tasted bland despite I dipped them into the sambal paste provided. I wonder if Char Siu Cheong Fun would be nicer?

Verdict: Food wise, there are hits and misses. Food takes a long time to be served. We were there for about 50 minutes and only five of the above dishes were served. We left the restaurant cancelling four items as the waitress apologetically told us that they will take some time to be served. To be honest, I don’t think I will be returning any time soon if there’s no improvement in their food serving time.

Yam Cha Restaurant
Unit 8 & 9, First Floor,
Gadong Central,
Bandar Seri Begawan,
Negara Brunei Darussalam

Review: Chef Wong’s Chicken Rice, Miri

Mom and I were in Miri yesterday for body checkup. We left home early about 6AM. We intended to leave earlier but it was raining and it sort of delayed our plan. Thankfully, it was only raining on the half bit of Bandar side and the highway journey was a smooth one. It started pouring heavily once we reached Miri’s border.

Our medical checkup took about two hours as there were three patients who cut our queue before us. Mom and I were supposed to be the first two patients but there was a family who came before us without appointment and took our spots. Thankfully, we weren’t in a hurry so didn’t make a fuss about it. Furthermore, I was waiting for a friend to come by so that Mom could pass over some stuffs to her.

After we were done with our medical checkup, both Mom and I headed to Bintang Megamall as we needed to get some errands done. We now have H&M in Bintang Megamall which has been opened since Friday (I think). I popped by for a short while only as we were both in a hurry to leave. I will definitely return when I’m not so in a hurry next time.

I was starving by lunch as my last meal was at 5:30AM before we left home for Miri. Drove to Marina Square as I needed to help Dad collect some stuffs from one of the shops in the area. I used Waze to look for The Blue Rabbit Bar & Bistro but the place seems to have ceased operation. Waze brought me to the right place but it is now occupied by another eatery. Can any Mirians enlighten me if The Blue Rabbit Bar & Bistro is still around?

So, Mom and I had lunch at Chef Wong’s Chicken Rice. The place looked quite packed as compared to some other Chinese eateries in the area. We had steamed chicken rice and it was served in less than five minutes after placing orders.

Steamed Chicken Rice | RM4.50

We both had a portion of chicken rice each. They serve both steamed and roasted version. I used to prefer roasted chicken over steamed chicken previously but I appreciate steamed chicken more nowadays. The rice were cooked with oil fried red onion. Despite so, the rice weren’t aromatic enough.

The steamed chicken was to my liking though. I requested for chicken thigh and the meat were tender and juicy. The chicken paired well with the blended chili served readily on all tables. However, I find the blended chili not spicy enough for my liking. It tasted on the sweet side though. Soup was provided complimentary on self service basis.

Chef Wong’s Chicken Rice
Lot 2023, Ground Floor,
Jalan MS 1/1,
Marina Square 1,
Marina Parkcity,
98000, Miri, Sarawak,
Malaysia