23032018 / Sulbingsoo

Dinner tonight was at Sulbingsoo. You must be wondering why was it dinner at a Korean dessert cafe? If you haven’t know, Sulbingsoo had launched a series of hot Korean food like Bibimbap, Pajeon, Korean Ramyun and Gimbap. I had known about this quite some time ago but never gotten round to try it until tonight since I’m around the area.

The cafe was pretty quiet at the time when I walked in with two tables of patrons only but filled with more patrons when it was drawing closing time. To be honest, I contemplated between Ramyun and Bibimbap but decided with the latter in fear of bloated tummy when I had too much of wheat products.

Tuna Gimbap | B$3.00

Tuna Gimbap was a letdown in my opinion as I find the rice too wet for my liking and the tuna filling was minimal. I don’t remember chewing much on the tuna filling to be honest.

Chicken Bibimbap | B$6.50

Sulbingsoo offers Salmon Bibimbap. I was tempted to order one myself but I was being told that they were using smoked salmon instead of cooked salmon. I’m not sure if smoked salmon would pair well with the Bibimbap so chicken was the safest option at the time.

The bowl was filled with half bowl of rice, preserved chives, sliced cucumbers, thinly sliced carrots, minced chicken, lettuce and a sunny side up. A small portion of preserved Kimchi was served with Bibimbap paste. The Bibimbap paste tasted a lot different compared to the usual Gochujang paste that I am used to. The minced chicken tasted rather sweet in my opinion. All in all, this bowl of Chicken Bibimbap didn’t leave me with a wow impression

Unit B7, Ground Floor,
Shakirin Complex,
Bandar Seri Begawan,
Negara Brunei Darussalam
Tel: +673-8305614


18032018 / Hokkaido Baked Cheese Tart, Miri

After our early lunch at The Ugly Duck, Mom and I booked a Grab to bring us to Bintang Megamall. It was extremely congested at the time and thank goodness that I didn’t consider driving us there. It was so congested to the extent that I requested the Grab driver to drop us off at the road side nearby the entrance of Meritz Hotel, which the Grab driver happily agreed.

I got my eyeglasses replaced at DES Optics located next to the entrance of Parkson since the optical store which I usually frequent had relocated. The waiting time was an hour so we loitered in the building. We went into Daiso and came out empty handed but we managed to buy some organic products from a organic store located on the same floor.

On the last 20 minutes before my eyeglass was due for collection, I stopped by Hokkaido Baked Cheese Tart so that we could rest our legs. Figured out that Mom would love their Durian Baked Cheese Tart and I was right.

Durian Cheese Tart | RM7

I got us Durian Cheese Tart to share. Brunei had recently opened up a branch in Gadong. According to their Instagram profile, a piece of Durian Cheese Tart is selling at B$3.80. It was no wonder why I saw quite a number of Bruneians queuing for the cheese tarts the other day.

Would you look at the flowy cheese lava? The durian flavor was pretty intense in my opinion but best eaten while it was still warm or else the combination may get a little bit sickening when cooled down. I love the buttery and crisp crust. It paired well with the soft filling. I do not mind returning to try their Matcha Azuki Cheese Tart next time.

13032018 / Flour & Butter Cafe

Jia invited me for a dinner gathering with Jenny and Irene at Flour & Butter Cafe yesterday evening. As usual, it’s always a chore when it comes to choosing a venue. We only decided on the venue couple of hours before the meetup time. I opted for Flour & Butter Cafe when I found out that they had been introducing new menu.

Jia agreed on Flour & Butter Cafe too as there was an item which she wanted to try. We agreed to meet at 7:30PM and I turned out to be the first to arrive despite that I was running slightly late. While waiting for the three of them to arrive, I ordered myself a drink.

Dark Chocolate | B$5.00

Tom Yam Pasta with Seabass | B$11.90

Pasta Di Granchio | B$12.50

spaghetti served with soft shelled crab and a touch of chili crab flavor

This was what Jia wanted to try at Flour & Butter Cafe. She loves the Spicy Soft Shelled Crab Pasta from Little Audrey Cafe. I did a bit of taste test and it tasted rather sweet for my liking. The pasta was cooked alright though. According to Jia, the crab however wasn’t exactly fresh in certain parts of the body. All in all, Jia was disappointed with her Pasta Di Granchio.

Lemon Butter Garlic Prawn Pasta | B$12.90

This was what I had for dinner yesterday. It is one of the newest creation of the cafe recently. They had also launched a lemon flavored cake some time last week but it wasn’t available when we were there yesterday evening. The texture of the pasta was cooked to my liking and I had specifically requested for less cream.

The pasta was served with 6 pieces of prawns and topped with some dried parsley. To further enhance the flavor, I think they had also added some capers (they looked like capers to me but I could be wrong). The slight sour taste from lemon actually “compensated” the cream. The cream sauce might get a bit sickening given the portion if not for the sour taste. All in all, I think the sour taste from the lemon and capers balanced all out.

Flour & Butter Cafe
No: 29, Ground Floor,
Bangunan Haji Hassan Abdullah,
Menglait, Jalan Gadong,
Bandar Seri Begawan,
Negara Brunei Darussalam
Tel: +673-2422323 

Of Random Things #137

My plan for yesterday evening was a massage session at Thann Sanctuary Spa but I rescheduled it on short notice as I had forgotten to bring the clothing and toiletries which I packed the night before. So, I had my manicure and pedicure session at Mook & Jasmine instead.

I had a sudden crave for Yakiudon yesterday afternoon and I decided to home cook some this morning. It took me a few trips to different supermarkets to buy Udon noodles. It wasn’t available at Hua Ho, Kiulap so I drove to Supa Save, Mata-Mata instead.

Yakiudon (adapted from THE Tasty BITE)

There weren’t much greens in my Yakiudon as I emptied the fridge few mornings ago when preparing for lunch. So, I made do with whatever I had in hand like the thinly sliced carrots. I bought thin sliced pork belly and they went so well with the Udon. The recipes which I found online called for beef but you use any ingredients you like.

20022018 / ThaiThyme, Bangkok

Our last dinner in Bangkok was at this fusion restaurant called ThaiThyme located within walking distance from our hotel. There were a few others restaurants along the same street but majority were packed to the brim. ThaiThyme was pretty vacant at the time we walked in.

Shortly after we were seated, we were being given menu booklets. The staff who attended to us informed us the availability of their food. At least half of the menu weren’t available. Majority of my first choices were unavailable. I was rather annoyed to the extent that I wanted to get up and go elsewhere for dinner. By the end of the day, we managed to order a pasta and pizza to share.

Iced Thai Milk Tea | ฿70

When in Thailand, one should at least try their signature Thai Milk Tea once. As a matter of fact, this was my second. Having learnt my lesson, I requested for less sugar when placing my order for this. This came out to be completely sugar free to which the tea ended up tasting distinctive.

Carbonara | ฿195

My first choice was Pesto Pasta but unavailable. So, I got their Carbonara with pork bacon. I requested for less carbonara cream. The pasta was cooked al dente in my opinion. They were extremely generous with the pork bacon. The consistency of the pasta sauce was just nice for me. I’m not much of a Carbonara person but this was good.

Hawaiian | ฿275

Hawaiian Pizza but without pineapple. Where are my pineapples??!! The pizza was thin crusted topped with generous tomato paste, onions, ham and cheese. If you are a pizza lover, I highly recommend their pizza.

5/12 Saladaeng Road,
Silom, Bang Rak,
Bangkok 10500,
Tel: +66-22334828