03122017 / Kaizen Sushi Waterfront

We are already on the last month of the year. 2017 seems to pass by rather quickly. Anyways, I will be going Miri for an overnight trip next weekend as Andrea is back for holiday until Chinese New Year. We made plans to meet up and have dinner with Alan and his wife Emie in the evening. I’ll also take the opportunity to dress shopping for Jennifer’s wedding next month.

I woke up early this morning due to stomach upset and decided to just stay awake until it’s time for breakfast and head out for the day. I had the day planned out for manicure, pedicure, eyebrow threading, lunch and coffee break. LOL! Headed out from home at 9:15AM but accidentally took the wrong exit at the roundabout and I ended up having to make a detour as there was road block in the morning due to Bandarku Ceria.

It took me almost an hour to reach my intended destination. The manicurist at Mook & Jasmine so happened to be on her half day off today and only available after lunch. So, I decided to drive into Gadong for some Gong Cha as my period cramp was giving me discomfort. I felt a lot better after downing a cup of hot Ginger Milk Tea.

Ginger Milk Tea | B$3

This is my go-to comfort drink when I’m having period cramp (provided I have access to it). If not, a cup of steaming hot water will do. I personally find the ginger syrup wasn’t strong enough for my liking. It managed to soothe my period cramp for a while before the discomfort starts coming back again.

There wasn’t much to do or see in Gadong so I left for Bandar so that I can get my manicure, pedicure and eyebrow threading done. Most of the roads are opened after 10:30AM but it subjects to where you are coming from. After getting the above-mentioned done, I headed for lunch at Kaizen Sushi Waterfront as I am craving for a steaming hot Japanese Curry Rice.

Tori Katsu Curry Rice | B$9

Finally had my Tori Katsu Curry Rice for lunch today. I had Agedori Spicy Don the other day despite craving for Japanese Curry Rice. LOL! The curry broth is watery and paired so well with the short grain rice. The curry broth came with pieces of big onion and some sliced carrots. Chicken cutlets were juicy and crunchy from the breadcrumb batter. The Tori Katsu Curry Rice was good but I think I had better.

Kaizen Sushi Waterfront
Block G, First Floor,
Yayasan Complex,
Jalan McArthur,
Bandar Seri Begawan,
Negara Brunei Darussalam
Tel: +673-2226336

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28112017 / Kaizen Sushi Waterfront

It was a long day at work yesterday. I spent the day waiting for results and missed a meal. I had a bit of Chipotle Chicken Sandwich and Hot Double Chocolate from The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf. It was my first time trying out the Chipotle Chicken Sandwich from CBTL and it was seriously good. The sandwich was spread with a layer of Sweet Basil paste.

I wanted to stock up on Elizabeth Arden from Hua Ho, Yayasan. So, off I went for dinner at Kaizen Sushi Waterfront. As it is still payday period, Kaizen Sushi Waterfront is crowded. All tables are pre-booked and the available spots are the ones at the sushi bar. The downside of dining alone is that you might be assigned to the sushi bar if the place is crowded. However, the advantage of sitting by the sushi bar is that you can see your sushi prepared in live action. LOL!

Spicy Maguro Temaki | B$3.60

I’m craving for both Temaki and something spicy. You can choose between salmon or tuna for the filling and I would always go for the latter. Some would prefer the former as the meat has a smoother texture. Aside from having this in the form of Temaki, you can go for their Spicy Chirashi Don which is equivalently good but served in a rice bowl.

Agedori Spicy Don | B$8.10

Like I mentioned earlier on, I was craving for something spicy. Agedori Spicy Don is served with miso soup and some pickled gherkins. The chicken cutlets were deep fried coated with little bit of their spicy sauce.

Honestly speaking, I think it would be better if they added more spicy sauce as only a small portion of the chicken cutlets was coated with the spicy sauce. The spiciness level was average in my opinion. I personally find Spicy Maguro Temaki spicier than their Agedori Spicy Don. I think their Tori Kimcheedon would have fared better in terms of spiciness.

Kaizen Sushi Waterfront
Block G, First Floor,
Yayasan Complex,
Jalan McArthur,
Bandar Seri Begawan,
Negara Brunei Darussalam
Tel: +673-2226336

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

10092017 / Kaizen Sushi Waterfront

It rained the entire yesterday evening until early this morning. The weather had been cooling that it felt chilly when staying indoor. When it was blazing hot outside, we complain and it goes the same when it was chilly. LOL!

Despite Mom was back from Kuching, I woke time on time this morning to fry some chicken drumsticks with the Mayer airFryer. I taught Mom how to use the Mayer airFryer so that she can use it to airfry fishes. The chicken drumsticks were cooked alright with the airFryer but the seasoning wasn’t that nice air fried as compared to deep oil fried. Perhaps I should alter a bit of the seasoning and come up with my own version next time?

I had found another recipe for Airfried Buttermilk Crispy Chicken recently. I had seen recipes for Buttermilk Crispy Chicken before but never thought of attempting it. However, I am thinking of getting a small pack of buttermilk from Supa Save to attempt the recipe. I thought of attempting Airfried Roast Pork/Sio Bak by Budgetpantry. However, the latter will wait until I got hold of the right cut of meat and cooking wine as well.

Jennifer and I arranged to meet for a quick lunch last Sunday afternoon after she finishes work but she got caught up with some last minute work. So, we cancelled the lunch arrangement on short notice. I had already left home at the time when she called me up so I thought I would just have lunch on my own.

I had lunch at Kaizen Sushi Waterfront as my plan of the day apart from lunch date with Jennifer was to get manicure, pedicure and eyebrow threading at my usual salon spot.

Tori Katsu Curry Udon (Soba) | B$10.80

I was craving for a piping hot Japanese curry. Instead of having udon, I opted for soba as I liked it better than udon. The curry broth can be a comfort food on a cold rainy day.

Kaizen Sushi Waterfront
Block G, First Floor,
Yayasan Complex,
Jalan McArthur,
Bandar Seri Begawan,
Negara Brunei Darussalam
Tel: +673-2226336

08082017 / Ajisen Ramen, Miri

My idea of lunch place for the day was Taiwan Cafe located around Boulevard area as per recommendation by one of my Mirian friends. However, I chose to ask another Mirian friend for his opinion prior to going. According to my friend, Taiwan Cafe has more choices for fried snacks than main course. After hearing such comment, I decided not to try out the place as Mom could not eat much fried food.

It suddenly struck me to bring her to Ajisen Ramen as Sister once told me that Mom loves pork broth ramen and the only place which serves the kind of ramen she likes is Ajisen Ramen. We did a bit of grocery shopping at Boulevard Hypermarket before heading to Ajisen Ramen. It was raining when we were about to exit the building. Thankfully, we came prepared with umbrellas.

Cha-Su Ramen | RM16.85

Mom and my colleague shared this bowl of Cha-Su Ramen as my colleague said she was still full with the coffee and cake from Cake Rush.

Curry Tonkatsu Set | RM16.85

I had this for myself as I do not feel like having ramen. You can choose between pork or chicken for this dish and green tea came complimentary with this rice dish set. All in all, this was a tummy filling dish but I find the pork cutlets to be overcooked in my opinion.

Verdict: The customer service was good in my opinion. My colleague was sweating buckets when we were there. I think their air-condition was not functioning properly or they did not switch on all units.

There was a leakage in the female washroom. I felt water dripping onto my head while in the toilet and only to find that there was a leakage on top of my head. I had given my feedback while paying for my food. The Cashier apologized and she informed me that she will make sure that the leakage in the washroom will be sorted out.

P/S: All prices are inclusive of GST charges.

Ajisen Ramen
Lot 2410, Ground Floor,
Boulevard Commercial Centre,
Block 5, MLCD,
98000, Miri,
Sarawak,
Malaysia
Tel: +6-085413292