09022019 / MeetUAll Korean Restaurant

We came back from Kota Kinabalu (KK) yesterday afternoon. Our flight landed earlier than the estimated arrival time. Baggage collection took quite some time as four flights landed at the same time. I didn’t check in my luggage but Sister did. So, I headed to collect my car first to fully utilize the time.

We unpacked immediately after we arrived home and headed out for dinner with San Diann at MeetUAll Korean Restaurant. Mom didn’t tag along this time round but King joined us when our last two dishes were served.

The restaurant was a lot more crowded this time round than my last visit. Hence, the kitchen took a longer time to prepare the food. Without further ado, let me show you what we had for dinner yesterday evening!

Rice Bowl Spicy Chicken | B$12.00

One of the dishes which I had been tempted to try from MeetUAll Korean Restaurant was this. The red looking meat dish looked extremely spicy to me. True to it’s appearance, the dish was as spicy as it looked.

The said dish was served with rice, topped with boneless chicken chunks and cabbage in spicy red sauce. I liked that they used the meat from a chicken thigh hence the meat remained moist and tender. The sauce went very well with the rice. However, I would say this is definitely not tummy friendly for those with low threshold for spicy food. Having said so, it was still addictive in spite of the spiciness.

Korean Style Spicy Chicken | B$10.00

Soy Sauce Tteokbokki | B$8.00

As we already had ordered two fiery hot dishes, we chose to order their Soy Sauce Tteokbokki which little did we know was cooked with beef until served. Both Sister and I avoided the beef and had a bit of the rice cake.

Texture wise, it was to my liking. It had the springy texture that I loved. The sauce was quite loaded with black pepper and had a hint of sweetness. Nevertheless, it was still addictive. I wouldn’t mind returning again for their Soy Sauce Tteokbokki but I would definitely request to be cooked with chicken instead of beef.

Coconut Bingsu | B$10.00

As we were lazy and tired to drive out for a second round of dessert/coffee, we settled dessert together with dinner. We had Coconut Bingsu. Sadly speaking, my picture didn’t turned out as good as it looked in real life.

The dessert was served in a real coconut shell with finely shaved ice siting inside the shell, topped with crushed cookies, coconut jelly, vanilla ice-cream, waffle biscuit and a rosemary stalk for decoration purpose. On my first taste, the shaved ice tasted of artificially flavored syrup from the Coconut Jelly.

However, I got to taste the apparent taste of coconut after a few teaspoons. The fine shaved ice was coconut flavored. The combination of coconut shaved ice with vanilla ice-cream was excellent but the vanilla ice-cream which they used was just ordinary to me.

MeetUAll Korean Restaurant
Unit 14, Little Soho,
Ground Floor, Block B,
Simpang: 75-5-8,
Jalan Batu Bersurat,
Negara Brunei Darussalam
Tel: +673-2428462

07122018 / Sulbingsoo

As I was browsing through the Instagram profile of Sulbingsoo some time few weeks ago, I came across their Durian Bingsoo and I sent the said IG post to Jennifer. We arranged to meet on Sunday evening for dinner but I thought it would be better on Friday evening instead as I usually don’t each a lot on Sunday evening.

Four of us, including CY and another friend of CY’s met up at Sulbingsoo for Durian Bingsoo. As it was the first day of lunar calendar month, I was a full vegetarian for the day. I had little bit of dinner at work before meeting them.

Jennifer and CY ordered some hot food for dinner as you would be entitled 30% off for Durian Bingsoo if your total bill for hot food came up B$10 or more.

Jjajangmyeon | B$3.80

Dolsot Bibimbap | B$6.50

These were partial of what Jennifer and CY ordered. Aside from these two, there were Vegetable Pajeon and Kimchi Fried Noodle which I didn’t took picture of. My previous experience with their food was average if I were to be honest. It wasn’t as great as the other Korean restaurants which I frequented.

San Diann had been asking if I wanted to try their hot food but I had been putting it off my list due to my previous experience. However, Jennifer commented that the food she had the other were pretty good. Maybe I should reconsider and make my return some time soon?

Durian Bingsoo | B$17.90

As Jennifer and CY had ordered more than B$10 worth of hot food, there was a 30% discount for Durian Bingsoo. It was only served when all the hot food had been wiped clean. The Durian Bingsoo came with finely shaved ice, topped with some almond flakes, Injeolmi (sticky rice cakes), durian ice-cream and a few pieces of durian.

The shaved ice was very fine and smooth comparatively to our local ABC. It was topped with a scoop of durian ice-cream and I honestly believed that it was store bought durian ice-cream. I am never fond of store bought durian ice-cream as it tasted too artificial for my liking. The durian surrounding the shaved ice was chilled in the fridge before serving and they weren’t pitted.

The dessert was okay in overall but I don’t think I would be returning for it. I would reconsider returning for their Dolsot Bibimbap though and Jennifer commented that the preserved Kimchi was good.

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

20112018 / Brukori

The next day after coming back from Miri, I went Brukori to get my craving for Korean food fixed. It was Kimchi Jigae which I was craving for as I wanted something hot and spicy. Unfortunately, their Kimchi Jigae was sold out for the day. I was quite disappointed not getting what I wanted but I got their Vegetarian Bibimbap instead.

Vegetarian Bibimbap | B$6.00

Most of their food were sold out at the time we were there and they have only got Bibimbap and Ramyun left. My way of eating Bibimbap is to toss everything together, including the banchan but leaving out the soup. Bibimbap tastes even better with preserved kimchi as it gives extra flavor and crunch in my opinion.

This was probably my third visit to Brukori without getting to try their Kimchi Jigae. I was quite frustrated to the extent that San Diann suggested that I make my own Kimchi Jigae at home. What he suggested sounded viable but I am not sure if anyone in my family can withstand the heat and spiciness of Kimchi Jigae. Jennifer would be able to help me with some.

So, I had decided that I would be making my own Kimchi Jigae at home on Sunday for lunch. Rather than making my own preserved kimchi, I would buy the freshly made ones from Koryo Restaurant this Friday evening. I would need Gochujang too and I wonder if I could do without the Korean chili powder.

Brukori
Foodstall #6, First Floor,
Block B, Little Soho Building,
Simpang: 73-5-8,
Jalan Batu Bersurat,
Negara Brunei Darussalam
Tel: +673-8645530

30102018 / Brukori

I had been craving for Korean food for about a week, Kimchi Ramyun in particular. I even bought myself an instant cup noodle of Kimchi Ramyun for a temporary craving fix. However, this particular instant cup noodle is still sitting on my kitchen table. I was also craving for Kimchi Jigae at the time. I would normally avoid having it when I am on my own as I tend to only able to finish a few spoonfuls and it would be a waste of money.

So, I asked San Diann to join me for dinner since he had nothing planned for dinner yet. We met at Little Soho around 6:30PM. Thankfully, there was no queue at Brukori and our orders were served promptly. Sadly, Kimchi Jigae was out of stock. So, we made do with Kimchi Ramyun and Tuna Mayo Kimbap.

I don’t normally put all dishes together in one picture but I did a flat-lay this time round. The result wasn’t to my satisfaction but it could still make do though.

Kimchi Ramyun | B$5.00

Some may find it odd to order Kimchi Ramyun when I could buy a pack of four for about the same price. I used to buy instant Korean noodles and cook at home. I didn’t really like the taste and texture of the noodle. However, this one from Brukori fitted my taste bud just fine. It wasn’t very spicy and the noodles were springy in texture. They had added a few slices of preserved Kimchi as well.

Tuna Mayo Kimbap | B$4.00

Tuna Mayo is one of my favorite food to order from Brukori. We wanted to try Salmon Kimbap but it was always unavailable. Have anyone gotten to try their Salmon Kimbap yet? I liked that Brukori is generous with the ingredients and the entire portion could feed two just fine.

Brukori
Foodstall #6, First Floor,
Block B, Little Soho Building,
Simpang: 73-5-8,
Jalan Batu Bersurat,
Negara Brunei Darussalam
Tel: +673-8645530

11082018 / Brukori

This had been my third visit to Brukori since they were opened. If you are interested, click here and here for my previous write-ups. When I posted my first blog entry on Brukori, Sister told me that she wanted to try Brukori on her next home visit.

On her recent home bound trip, I brought her to Brukori and invited Jennifer along. Jennifer loves Kimchi Jigae and was tempted to try Brukori’s version of Kimchi Jigae. We arrived at Little Soho shortly before the clock strikes 1PM. The food court was pretty packed with lunch crowd. We made our way to Brukori’s stall and proceeded to order.

On my second visit to Brukori, I was being told that they were sold out on Kimchi Jigae for the day. Unfortunately, Kimchi Jigae was unavailable until the following week when I was there last week. It looks like I have no fate with their Kimchi Jigae. San Diann even suggested that I should call in to check next time before going. Or perhaps book a portion for myself before going? LOL!

Without further ado, let me show you what we had for lunch the other day, shared among the three of us.

Tteokbokki (Half Portion) | B$4.00

Tteokbokki is a common street food in Korea. If you have a low threshold for spicy food, you might not like this. The pretty Korean lady from Brukori suggested that we add mozzarella cheese to tone down the spiciness. It did have some effect but it wasn’t much in my opinion.

I personally find the texture of the rice cakes a bit too thick and hard for my liking. The spicy sauce was good despite the spiciness. The addition of mozzarella cheese was a dollar extra on top of the regular price.

Tuna Mayo Kimbap | B$4.00

This is how the Tuna Mayo Kimbap looked on the inside. I loved how packed and generous they were with the ingredients. Extra mayonnaise were squeezed onto the top of the Kimbap with toasted white sesame seeds as garnish. Sister and I wanted to try their Salmon Kimbap but it wasn’t available. Hopefully, Salmon Kimbap will be available the next time I visit them again.

Vegetarian Bibimbap | B$6.00

Brukori has two prices for their Bibimbap. They can be served either hot or cold. It would be a dollar extra if served hot as all ingredients will be cooked over a hot stone bowl. I had their Tuna Bibimbap on my previous visit and I found the Gochujang paste to be on the sweeter side. However, the Gochujang paste was spicy this time round but addictive!

My way of eating Bibimbap is to toss in most of the Banchan dishes provided especially preserved Kimchi and radish. The juice from the preserved Kimchi or radish will further enhance the flavor of the Bibimbap. Brukori is currently serving salted anchovies as one of their Banchan. I didn’t add that into my Bibimbap as the saltiness would affect the overall taste of the Bibimbap.

Brukori
Foodstall #6, First Floor,
Block B, Little Soho Building,
Simpang: 73-5-8,
Jalan Batu Bersurat,
Negara Brunei Darussalam
Tel: +673-8645530