Indonesian Food Night at Rizqun Coffeehouse

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Enjoy Indonesian Food Night during the November dinner buffet promotion by Rizqun Coffee House (RCH) in Gadong.

A wide spread of authentic Indonesian delicacies featuring a combination of herbs and spices from many of Indonesian provinces will tantalise patrons’ dining experiences. Patrons will also have the opportunity to see a live cooking demonstration by skilful RCH chefs.

Begin the dinner buffet experience by trying some of the appetisers and salad dishes. Here, patrons can try a mixed lettuce, Garbanjo Beans, Aneka Lalaban, Salad Buah Kalengan, Salad Sayuran Cumi served with peanut sauce, Asinan Buah, Salad Soun and Salad Keripik Ubi.

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As most Indonesian food are a mixture of spicy, sweet and aromatic flavours, patrons should first try the Chef’s signature noodles including Mee Nyemek, Mee Tek Tek and Mee Jawa. These three signature noodles were inspired by Jogjakarta, one of the provinces in Indonesia. Unlike other normal fried noodles, the three signature chef’s noodles are prepared with Ayam Kampung, dried prawns, chicken Stock, chili pickles, sawi, bean sprouts, tomatoes and boiled eggs to enrich the gravy

Meanwhile, patrons also should bring their plates at the Makanan Botram stall. Here, patrons may experience interesting delicacies that features combination of flavours from Javanese provinces, Acheh and other areas. Makanan Botram is popularly served when the villagers organise community works such as cleaning campaign, weddings and gatherings. Most of the food are ‘cooked with a simple recipe and served on banana leaves that can accommodate up to 10 persons.

These Makanan Botram includes Tempe Bacem, Kentang Kering Mustofa, Urap Daun Singkong, Urap Engkol, Gudeg Kering Yogya, Sambel Terasi, Tempe Orek, Sambal Goring Hati, Bala Bala, Asigan Mangga and Asinan Kedondong.

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An Indonesian dining experience will not complete without Penyet Stall. At RCH, patrons may choose to try Ayam Penyet or Bebek Goreng Penyet that comes with Nasi Gurih Liwet. To enhance the flavour of the savoury penyet recipe, assorted sauces such as Sambal Terasi, Sambal Ijo, Sambal Lado Mudo, Sambal Kelasan, Sambal Menangis, Sambal Goang and Sambal Kicap are prepared to challenge patrons’ tastebud.

After enjoying the Indonesian delicacies, patrons should try the sweet and savoury Martabak Acheh served with condiments like Achar Mentah, Kuah Cuko and Sambal Lampung.

To end the dining experience, pamper the sweet-tooth by enjoying Roti Monas and Es Doger for desserts.

The Indonesian Food Night is available from Monday to Friday and priced at $25.00 per adult and $15.00 per child. Dinner is ready from 6.30pm onwards until 10pm.

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Molto Italiano! Promo at Spaghettini featuring Chef Mario Caramella

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A special highlight from 19th to 31st August at The Empire Hotel & Country Club, a dining promotion at Spaghettini, by award-wining Chef Mario Caramella of inITALY Bar Ristorante (www.initaly.asia) in Singapore, who came second representing Singapore in this year’s Pasta World Championships in Parma, Italy.

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Guests are invited to savor the best of Chef Mario’s authentic Italian fare at The Empire Hotel & Country Club’s’s signature Italian restaurant Spaghettini, which includes the dish that earned him the prestigious honor – chilled Barilla Spaghettini topped with salmon and tobiko.

For bookings and information about this promotion call 241 8888.

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About Chef Mario Caramella

Chef Mario, originally from Milan, is a renowned and recognized chef within and outside his native Italy. In 2000, as Founder and President of the global online community, GVCI, he established a network of chefs and restaurateurs working outside Italy which today represents more than 2,000 members in 70 countries, and is recognized within the industry as a community of F&B leaders.

Mario has headed up the kitchens of some of the region’s most well-known and awarded restaurants. In Hong Kong, he re-opened The Mistral in 1991, quickly establishing it as one of the colony’s finest restaurants. Later, he served as Chef de Cuisine at Grissini, the flagship Italian restaurant of the Grand Hyatt Hong Kong. In Sydney, he opened Al Porto at Star City Casino, and has also been Executive Chef for Hyatt Hotels in Thailand and Bali.

Chef Mario arrived in Singapore in January 2011, as a chef Patron of FORLINO AT One Fullerton. His new venture at inITALY sees his signature style in full flight, combining authentic Italian ingredients with culinary integrity, alongside a deep understanding of the art of hospitality.

GVCI website: www.itchefs-gvci.com

Sungkai Ramadhan At The Empire Hotel & Country Club

Sungkai Ramadhan at The Empire Hotel & Country Club is something to look forward to this year especially with an addition of Pantai and Li Gong in the list for Sungkai promotion.

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Atrium Café‘s Sungkai is themed as Ala Minang, or widely known as Minangkabau, an Indonesia style cuisine. Only B$28 per adult and B$14 per child, plus 10% service charge, the Sungkai offer Atrium Café is available throughout month of Ramadhan with sumptuous and nutritious Sungkai spread.

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Expect flavourful appetisers such as Gado-Gado salad and acar buah-buahan, kerabu ayam pedas, kerabu perut, kerabu manga muda. Tasty bubur lambuk, lontong padang, aneka sate Soto Ayam Soto Betawi. Traditional sumptuous tender beef oxtail chunks in rich slow-cooked oxtail broth, Soto Padang and Soup Tekwan.

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Over at the main course, there’s delicious spread of beef rendang, dendang Balado, ayam gulai, ayam goring balado, ayam bakar kemangi, ayam goring kalasan, ayam pop, asam pedas ikan tenggiri, chilli crab, fried spiced crab, sambal sotong, pepes sotong and many more.

To end your meal, indulge in these desserts of bubur pulut hitam, kuih lapis lengit, kuih getuk lindri, kuih mangkuk, dadar gulung, kuih lopis, bubur durian and bubur nangka.

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Meanwhile, at Pantai feast on a Mediterranean themed cuisine at B$48 per person plus 10% service charge, available on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Li Gong will feature All You Can Eat from 1st day of Ramadhan to 22nd July for just B$22 per person and Hot Pot Buffet at Li Gong will be available from 23rd July to 8th August at B$25 per person.

If you opt for light meals and delicious takeaways, visit the Aneka Juadah Ramadhan at Zest, level 5. Indulge in unique traditional cakes, savouries and also Spaghettini’s popular freshly made pizzas.

B$1 of every bill will be donated to DANA Pengiran Muda Mahkota Al-Muhtadee Billah Untuk Anak–Anak Yatim.

During this promotion, selected Baiduri cardholders are entitled to exclusive 25% discount off dining – Baiduri Empire Infinite, Baiduri Visa Infinite and Baiduri Platinum cardholders. Earn triple Royal Skies miles when dining during this promotion at The Empire Hotel & Country Club and stand a chance of winning lucky draw prizes.

For more information about Sungkai Ramadhan at The Empire Hotel & Country Club please call 241 7700 or 241 8888.

Terengganu Food Festival at Airport Restaurant

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Tourism Malaysia gang was there in full force!

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Nasi Kerabu

The Airport Restaurant introduced Terengganu Food Festival for the very first time with a range of beautiful Terengganu delicacies “SENYUM SOKMO (Senyum Selalu) from 27th May to 10th June 2013.

This is a joint effort between Tourism Malaysia, Grand Hyatt Kuala Lumpur and Royal Brunei Catering which brought this food festival with choices of Terengganu cuisine selections. RBC very own Chef Masri Hassan has prepared three rotation menus which go along with abundance of rice based dishes such as Nasi Dagang, Nasi Kunyit, Nasi Kuning, Nasi Berlauk, Nasi Lemak and Nasi Kerabu. Other than the rice dishes, you may find Sata, Keropok Lekor, Laksam, Gulai Asam Kepala Ikan … and of course not forgetting the desserts like Nekbat, Bronok and Lompat Tikam.

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Ayam Kerutuk

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Kuala Berang Sambal Daging

To mark the opening of the food festival, Royal Brunei Catering, hosted a dinner reception on 27 May 2013 at The Airport Restaurant. Attending the evening reception were Puan Jamilah Abd Halim, the Director of Tourism Malaysia and other invited guests. Present to receive the special guests were RBC General Manager (Pengurus Umum), Haji Omar Ali bin Haji Mohd Daud and RBC Management members.

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Kemasik Kambing Kurma

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Ikan Gulai Nasi Dagang

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Da gangsta getting a taste of Terengganu

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Keropoq Lekoq made from Ikan Parang

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Laksa + Asam = Laksam

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One of these ladies is married to a Terengganuan

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During this promotional period, all dine-in customers are entitled to stand a chance to win SPECIAL PRIZES sponsored by Tourism Malaysia and Grand Hyatt Kuala Lumpur which include:

Grand Prize sponsored by Tourism Malaysia: 4 days 3 nights Terengganu holiday package for 1 person inclusive of return Economy Class air ticket from Bandar Seri Begawan -Kuala Lumpur -Terengganu -Kuala Lumpur -Bandar Seri Begawan, 3 nights accommodation in Redang Island and return airport transfers to Redang Island

2nd Prize sponsored by Tourism Malaysia: 3 days 2 nights Terengganu holiday package for 1 person inclusive of 2 nights accommodation at Ri-Yaz Heritage Marina Resort & Spa, Terengganu city tour and return airport transfers to hotel

3rd Prize sponsored by Tourism Malaysia: 3 days 2 nights Terengganu hotel package for 1 person inclusive of 2 nights accommodation at Primula Beach Hotel and return airport transfers to hotel

4th Prize sponsored by Grand Hyatt Kuala Lumpur: Complimentary One night weekend stay in a Club King room in Grand Hyatt Kuala Lumpur with full Grand Club privileges for 2 persons

5th Prize sponsored by Grand Hyatt Kuala Lumpur: One Complimentary Sunday Brunch voucher at THIRTY8 restaurant in Grand Hyatt Kuala Lumpur for 2 persons

6th Prize sponsored by Grand Hyatt Kuala Lumpur: One Complimentary Monday Buffet Lunch voucher at JP teres in Grand Hyatt Kuala Lumpur for 2 persons

The buffet dinner is served from 6:00pm to 10:00pm priced at B$24.90 per adult and B$17.90 per child. RBC Dining Privilege Card members get special discounted price at B$22.41 per adult and B$16.11 per child upon presenting their DPC.

Acanto Milano returns to The Empire Hotel & Country Club

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Renowned as the “prince of Milan’s hotels” and a member of one of the world’s most prestigious 5-star hotel groups, the Dorchester Collection, Hotel Principe is sending two top chefs from its signature restaurant Acanto to present the fine dining experience.

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Spaghettini restaurant is presenting the impeccable cuisine of Acanto for fine Italian dining experience. Highlights are the hotel’s Chef de Partie, Davide Cassago, formerly in Michelin star restaurant, Vecchia Filanda, and Sous Chef Banqueting Ivan Maffi, a protégé of celebrity chef Gualtiero Marchesi, famed as the founder of modern Italian cuisine.

You can enjoy a selection of authentic Italian cuisine. An exquisite private room is available for any special occasions.

During this promotion, Acanto’s signature dishes will be featured at Spaghettini: crunchy prawns with toasted almonds and fresh parsley sauce; spaghetti with clams, courgettes and light chili sauce; oven baked sea bass with capers, squid and cherry tomatoes; rack of lamb with black olive pâté and Parmesan aubergines.

To end a great dinner, Acanto’s unique tiramisu with strawberry, masala and dark chocolate, will be one of the delightful desserts on offer.

Royal Skies card holders will receive Triple Miles when dining during this promotion and diners will have a chance of winning an air ticket, courtesy of Royal Brunei Airlines.

For reservation, please email to res@theempirehotel.com or to call +673 241 8888.

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Sushi Tei – A Good Deal of Sushi!

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SUSHI TEl, One of the largest Japanese restaurant chains in Singapore and Asia is now in Brunei!

Serving up authentic Japanese cuisine to food aficionados, Sushi Tei was founded in 1994 with a Japanese as one ofthe founding member. Started from its humble beginnings in Holland Village, Singapore to an impressive chain of outlets across Australia, China, Indonesia, Malaysia and now in Brunei.

Known for unique blend of fresh and original dishes combined with Japanese authenticity it became popular across the Asia pacific region with more than 50 outlets to date.

Sushi Tei offers more than 300 items that cater to a diverse range of diners seeking a genuine Japanese dining experience, the open concept kitchen is one of the main reasons why we became popular, diners were drawn to the fact that they could see their orders whipped up before their eyes by a fleet of skillful and professional chefs.

Coupled with the novelty of the self-service KAITEN (conveyor) belt display. Sushi Tei – Brunei is designed with warm, contemporary and Japanese-style interiors that accommodate both private gatherings and lively crowds.

For inquiry and reservations you can contact these numbers 244-9977, 715-2691, 899-0579

Open 11:00am to 10:00pm Daily Sushi Tei Brunei is located at No. 42 & 43 Tingkat Bawah, Block C, Bangunan Gadong Central, Kampong Menglait, Gadong, Negara Brunei Darussalam

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