15102017 / Games & Lattes

After dinner at Jazz Bar & Grill, we went for desserts. Chee Fun was saying that the Crunchy Speculoos gelato from Rumah Gelato is good. I had been wanting to try the gelato from Rumah Gelato but I find the portion slightly too much for my own consumption. So, I decided to wait until I am going with a food partner. Perhaps I should wait until Jennifer is back from her holiday?

We were disappointed to find that they ran out of Crunchy Speculoos at the time we were at Rumah Gelato. I tried their Green Thai Milk Tea and found it too sweet for my liking. Shew Hiang then suggested that maybe we could try Games & Lattes as she remembered that they serve ice-creams from Happy Cream & Co. They had recently established their own ice-cream parlor at The Mall.

Vanilla | B$2.80 / Matcha & Tea Latte | B$3.30 (per scoop)

After much interrogation from us at the staffs of Games & Lattes whether their ice-creams were provided by Happy Cream & Co., we concluded that the chance was pretty high based on the flavors which they were offering. Shew Hiang remembered that they serve Salted Caramel flavor. Games & Lattes only had Vanilla, Matcha and Tea Latte at the time and we ordered all three flavors to share.

Vanilla is sold at B$2.80 per scoop while Matcha and Tea Latte are categorized under premium flavor and they are sold at B$3.30 per scoop. Vanilla flavor tasted ordinary. Matcha was good with an almost distinctive Matcha flavor but lacking the bittersweet taste. We loved Tea Latte the most. Tea Latte is literally the fancy pansy term of Teh-C that we are familiar with. If you love Teh-C, do give their Tea Latte a try!

We ended the gathering with a group picture. We should have taken a group picture at Jazz Bar & Grill but the rest commented that the lighting at the said restaurant ain’t that good. Hopefully, we will reunite again soon for another gathering after Clara comes back from her ROM and bridal studios search.

Games & Lattes
E9, Setia Kenangan 2,
Simpang: 150-5-13-18,
Kampung Kiulap, BE1518,
Bandar Seri Begawan,
Negara Brunei Darusssalam
Tel: +673-2235200

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15102017 / Jazz Bar & Grill

San Diann, Chee Fun, Shew Hiang and I met for dinner this evening. Clara didn’t join us tonight as she is in Labuan for the week and will only return next weekend. We decided on Senja Restaurant earlier on but there was a change in between without me realizing despite it was clearly stated in our group chat. Not sure what was going on my mind at the time. LOL!

I have the habit of checking Whatsapp upon arriving at the venue restaurant on every gathering. It came as a surprise to find that I was the first to arrive when I remembered seeing San Diann’s car overtaking mine on the highway. It turned out that I turned up at wrong venue. I was at Senja Restaurant when both San Diann and Shew Hiang were at Jazz Bar & Grill waiting.

Left Senja Restaurant immediately and apologized to the staff that I got the location wrong. Thankfully, both Senja Restaurant and Jazz Bar & Grill are not located far from each other so I managed to reach the right destination in within a short time.

Without further ado, let’s get started with the food pictures …

Mixed Berries Mojito | B$5.50

Orange & Carrot Juice | B$5

I wanted to drink something healthy so I opted for their juice. Orange & Carrot Juice wasn’t in their menu but it is available upon request. They charge additional fifty cents if you don’t want ice in your juice. This is seriously a lot better than the last Orange & Carrot Juice which I had from another cafe.

Grass Fed Australian Ribeye Steak (180gm) | B$20

mushroom sauce, mashed potatoes, garden vegetables

Grilled Salmon Fillet | B$26

parsley cream sauce, garden vegetables, mashed potatoes, grilled prawns

Pot Roast Lamb Shank | B$22

rosemary & cranberry sauce, mashed potatoes, garden vegetables

Grilled Salmon Fillet | B$22

light lemon butter, garden vegetables, fries

Another fellow local food blogger highly recommended me their Grilled Salmon Fillet and I went for it. But unfortunately, I got the sauce wrong. It should had been spinach cream sauce but I got light lemon butter instead. The salmon fillet was nicely done with little bit of juice oozing out when cut through. The light lemon butter sauce added flavor to the salmon fillet.

All main courses came with two sides – garden vegetables or coleslaw and mashed potatoes or fries. I went for their garden vegetables and fries. The fries were better than I remembered. The rest of them had mashed potatoes. I quite like mashed potato but it can be sickening when having too much.

Jazz Bar & Grill
No: 7, 1st Floor,
Block B,
Regent Square,
Kampung Kiulap,
Bandar Seri Begawan,
Negara Brunei Darussalam
Tel: +673-2234549

13102017 / Fuchow Restaurant

I went for manicure and pedicure session yesterday evening after work as the dry bits on my toes had been bugging me since I was in Singapore last week. My manicure and pedicure session was quick and it only took half an hour to complete. I had eaten light prior to the appointment so I wasn’t feeling extremely hungry after they were done.

I intended to go Big Mama Restaurant but the restaurant was so packed to the extent that there was no vacant table. So, I walked a short distance to Fuchow Restaurant. I could have gone for BAKE 250°C or Little Audrey’s Café but I craved for Chinese food. The restaurant wasn’t packed so my orders came quickly after they had been placed.

Pork Spare Ribs with Rice | B$6

The gravy tasted almost alike the gravy made for Sweet & Sour Pork. However, I find that the pork cuts weren’t well marinated as they tasted rather bland to me. I ordered Fried Noodles as supper for my parents at home. I had a few spoonfuls of it. It was well done with the slight burnt and charred taste but it was slightly too salty for me.

Fuchow Restaurant
No: 16 & 17,
Ground Floor,
Bangunan Haji Awang Matusin,
Kampung Kiulap,
Negara Brunei Darussalam
Tel: +673-2236789

Cooking Diary #47: Pan Fried Salmon Teriyaki

I was craving for salmon teriyaki and I couldn’t find time to eat out. So, I thought I would fix my craving with my own rendition of salmon teriyaki. I contemplated between oven bake and air fry but settled with pan fry instead. Reason being, it is easier and less hassle to clean the non-stick cooking pan than the airFryer grilling basket.

Pan Fried Salmon Teriyaki (adapted from Cuisine Paradise)

Ingredients:

1 piece of salmon fillet

Marinade

  • 2 tbsp teriyaki sauce
  • 1 tbsp cooking wine *white cooking wine*
  • 1 tsp grated ginger *pounded*
  • some spring onions, white portions only
  • 1 tbsp olive oil

Directions:

  1. Rinse salmon fillet and pat dry with kitchen paper towels.
  2. Place salmon fillet into a bowl.
  3. Combine the marinade – teriyaki sauce, white cooking wine, ginger and spring onions together.
  4. Pour in marinade into the bowl of salmon fillet. Give the salmon fillet a little bit of massage to make sure that they are all well coated with the marinade.
  5. Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes or at least few hours ahead before cooking.
  6. Heat the non-stick cooking pan and drizzle in olive oil.
  7. Place salmon fillet on the cooking pan and cook until both sides are evenly cooked.

01102017 / Genki Teppanyaki & Restaurant

Mom and I went out for dinner on Sunday evening after coming back from Miri. We intended to order some takeaways after lunch but decided that we would eat out since Mom wanted to get some errands done at the bank. She needed to go Baiduri Bank so I chose the Times Square branch since there were quite a number of food places inside the shopping mall.

After having our errands done at Baiduri Bank, we headed for dinner. I suggested All Seasons Restaurant as Mom is more of a Chinese cuisine person than any other cuisines. However, she declined the suggestion. So, I suggested Excapade Sushi instead which she happily agreed. Unfortunately, the queue outside Excapade Sushi was long.

I was already starving at the time so off we headed to Genki Teppanyaki & Restaurant as it was the only Japanese restaurant after Excapade Sushi in the area. I think Mom liked Genki better than Excapade Sushi. LOL! There weren’t much rice dishes to choose from at Genki. I remembered they were serving Tori Katsu Don previously but it was no longer available on the menu. I wonder if it was only available upon request.

Takoyaki (Original) | B$1.80

Takoyaki was one of their recent menu addition. They were serving it in five different flavors – spicy, wasabi, original, goma and carpacio. A portion comes in three pieces. I was intrigued to try the spicy flavor but Mom is not much of a spicy eater. So, I went for the safest option which was the original. The texture of the Takoyaki was good enough for my liking but the squid filled inside was rather tough though.

Scallop Teppan Set | B$9.80

Mom had this since there weren’t much options which she could choose from the menu. I suggested Salmon Teppan Set but she wasn’t keen. She chose Scallop Teppan Set and commented that the stir fry vegetables was good but the scallops were tough.

Chicken Teppan Set | B$7.80

I had Chicken Teppan Set so that I could share some with Mom. The stir fry vegetables were as good as Mom commented. You could choose between two different sauces for the meat – teriyaki or black pepper. I remembered having the latter on my first visit and I didn’t like it. So, I had teriyaki this time round and it was good.

All Teppan set came with complimentary Miso soup and fruit slices. The Miso soup was as good as I remembered.

Genki Teppanyaki & Restaurant
38, Ground Floor,
Citis Square,
Mukim Berakas A,
Bandar Seri Begawan,
Negara Brunei Darussalam
Tel: +673-2332118