07112017 / Tien Sing Restaurant

I had dinner on my own at Tien Sing Restaurant during my two and a half hours dinner break this evening. I am expecting a crowded restaurant this evening but it was surprisingly quiet with a few tables of patrons only. It only took me a short while to place my order as I already have in mind what I wanted to eat prior to going.

Red & Black Kolo Meepok | B$3

This was my dinner this evening. It came with generous portion of meepok noodles tossed with thick soy sauce and spicy chili sauce, topped with some blanched vegetables and mock char siu. Presentation wise, it didn’t exactly look very appetizing or appealing. Taste wise, it suits my taste bud well enough despite it was slightly too spicy for me.

Tien Sing Restaurant
21 & 22, Ground Floor,
Bangunan Haji Hassan II,
Pengakalang Gadong,
Negara Brunei Darussalam
Tel: +673-2454988

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03112017 / Pureland Vegetarian House

As it was fifteenth day of lunar month yesterday, most of the vegetarian restaurants in town are packed with patrons. My first intention was to go Tien Sing Restaurant but the place was fully booked out. So, I left and drove to Kiulap. I had dinner at Pureland Vegetarian House instead. I don’t frequent Pureland Vegetarian House as much as Tien Sing Restaurant. My colleague highly recommended the former though.

Like Tien Sing Restaurant, Pureland Vegetarian House was also packed with patrons yesterday evening but I managed to secure a table for four by the corner. Food took a short while to serve after placing order due to the heavy crowd in the restaurant. I had been craving for Penang Fried Kueh Tiaw for quite some time and I finally got what I wished for.

Penang Fried Kueh Tiaw | B$3.50

Non-vegetarian version of Penang Fried Kueh Tiaw has an almost scrambled egg atop the noodles with clams tossed in the noodles. However, I requested mine to be without egg and bean sprout. They served with mock meat which I don’t think they were mock clam. Taste wise, it was pretty close to the real deal but I prefer it spicier.

Pureland Vegetarian House
Unit 15, Block B,
Bangunan Haji Awang Ahmad Bin Awang Hassan & Anak-Anak,
BE3978, Bandar Seri Begawan,
Negara Brunei Darussalam
Tel: +673-2236503

27102017 / Tien Sing Restaurant

I had my manicure and pedicure session this evening after work as the ingrown nail in my toe has been bugging me for days. I went to the beauty salon next to Mook & Jasmine Spa. I like their manicure and pedicure as it is cheap as compared to the other salons offering the same service in the area.

I only paid B$10 for manicure and pedicure. Do not expect for complimentary arm and leg massage for the price paid. If you do nail coloring, there will be an additional B$4 charge unless you bring your own nail varnish. I only did nail color twice with them as I am not used to having nail color.

Anyways, I had my dinner at Tien Sing Restaurant this evening. I could have my dinner nearby after my manicure and pedicure session but I wanted somewhere quiet so that I can have my dinner in peace. Most of the Chinese restaurants in Kiulap tend to be crowded during dinner hour. So, Tien Sing Restaurant is an ideal venue for me at the time.

Mee Mamak | B$3.50

This is a vegan version of Mee Mamak. It’s usually served with the local yellow noodles which I’m not at all a fan of so I requested mine to be cooked with Kueh Tiaw. Mee Mamak is a stir fry noodles with tomato sauce and loads of green cut chilies.

Instead of serving with meat, they replaced all meats with deep fried bean curd and mock char siu slices. If you wanted something sour with tad bit of sweetness but spicy at the same time, their Mee Mamak serves the purpose well enough in my opinion.

Tien Sing Restaurant
21 & 22, Ground Floor,
Bangunan Haji Hassan II,
Pengakalang Gadong,
Negara Brunei Darussalam
Tel: +673-2454988

22082017 / Tien Sing Restaurant

It was the first day of lunar July last Tuesday. So, I was on a mandatory full day vegetarian meal course that day. I went out for dinner as I needed to get Mom’s sim card “cut’ into nano sim at The Mall. As TCVH Vegetarian House had already ceased operation, there weren’t much choices left of vegetarian restaurants in town.

I went Tien Sing Restaurant for dinner as I like the ambiance as compared to the other existing vegetarian restaurants that we have. It was my second patronage of the day. I was there for breakfast in the morning with two of my colleagues and returned for dinner on my own later in the evening.

Sesame Chicken | B$5

My first choice was actually something else but the lady boss herself recommended me this Sesame Chicken. She mentioned that I might not like my first choice as the sauce could be too sweet for my liking. So, I decided to go for her recommendation and ordered this Sesame Chicken instead.

It came with super generous amount of gravy loaded with sliced mushroom, ginger strips, mock chicken and sesame oil as flavoring. It tasted alright to be honest but I found the gravy to be slightly sour. My suspect was it came from the sliced mushrooms. Don’t get me wrong. I am not saying that the mushrooms weren’t good but some mushrooms tend to sour up the gravy.

Tien Sing Restaurant
21 & 22, Ground Floor,
Bangunan Haji Hassan II,
Pengakalang Gadong,
Negara Brunei Darussalam
Tel: +673-2454988

[CLOSED] 12072017 / TVCH Vegetarian House

I had finally finished packing for my Singapore trip. Well, it only took me less than an hour to pack my suitcase and there would definitely be some last minute packing of toiletries and skincare necessities tomorrow morning before heading to the airport.

I am leaving on a 9:15AM flight for Singapore and I have to leave home around 7:15AM despite I had online checked in earlier on. You can never predict how bad the morning traffic is going to be from my house to the airport. I had started my annual leave today but I had to run back to the office on short notice to sort out the paperwork for a visa application and I managed to get it done just in time before they close for the day.

Felt all hungry when I was done with the visa and drove straight to town to get an early lunch. I decided to get lunch at TCVH Vegetarian House so that it would be convenient in terms of accessibility for my manicure and pedicure session in town later on.

Soy Milk | B$1.50

As I am on a no coffee diet at the moment, I decided to go for their freshly made soy milk. You can request for no sugar, mildly sweetened or with standard sweetness. I went for mildly sweetened. The sweetness level was just perfect for me but I find the Soy Milk rather powdery in texture?

酸甜贵妃鸡 | B$4.00

I was craving for something sour so I went for this. The portion of mock chicken was pretty generous in my opinion and the sweet and sour sauce went extremely well with the rice.

TCVH Vegetarian House
Unit B3, Ground Floor,
Block B, Setia Kenangan 2,
Kampung Kiulap,
Negara Brunei Darussalam
Tel: +673-2230296