Although relatively new on the foodie scene, Taty’s Café in Muara has already achieved cult-like status among local burger afficionados. Even self-styled gourmet Thanis wrote about it!
Its easy to see why when you visit the unassuming place. The few folding tables and stools which are set-up around the place tell you that this place is mainly for tapau. Even the drinks are self-service straight from the fridge. No long lunches or milk-shake dates here. You just order your food, eat quickly and go back about your daily business.
On the walls and around the counter, you can read all sorts of scribbles from customers while you wait for your order. Read fast though… cos these folks work fast!
From Taty’s FB page:
We are Open Daily from 11.00 a.m – 10.00 p.m Providing Yummy Food for the Tummy! 😀 Yes although we R far, but it’s worth the drive. Come down to see what muara has to offer! Great Food and Beautiful Beaches!
The LFHW gang and I dropped by at Pondok Sari Wangi recently to try out the new and improved menu, and to learn a bit more about the restaurant. According to owner Pak Ridwan, Pondok Sari Wangi has been around for the last 20 odd years.
In fact the main branch in Gadong has become quite an institution for authentic Indonesian food despite the mushrooming number of restaurants touting similar cuisine in that area. Over the last couple of decades, the restaurant has grown into a chain of seven branches located in the Brunei-Muara district. Pretty impressive considering the fickle palate of the Bruneian consumer.
Having not done a revamp of their menu for some time, Pak Ridwan decided to make a couple of upgrades recently. Below are some of the highlights.
The Iga Sapi (Beef Ribs) Penyet was unanimously voted the star dish of the meal.
Perfectly seasoned thinly sliced beef ribs grilled to perfection
and served with wonderfully tasty crispy bits. YUMMM!
Sambal. According to Pak Ridwan, although all branches use the same recipe
but somehow each branch has a different tasting sambal.
Beard Papa’s is an international chain of cream puff stores started in Japan by the company Mugino Co., Ltd. Their slogan is "Fresh’n natural cream puffs". Beard Papa’s has over 250 stores in Japan and 300 worldwide. Make that 301 with the opening of the Brunei store at The Mall in Gadong.
Their trademark product is a choux pastry shell filled with whipped cream custard, available in vanilla, chocolate, and specialty flavors such as green tea, strawberry, pumpkin, Earl Grey tea, éclair, and coffee. In addition, Hawaii locations also have haupia, lilikoi, and caramel flavors. The different flavors are sold on a rotating schedule. I’m told for Brunei, there will be Durian flavor soon… YUMMMMZZZ!