Monthly Archives: August 2012

Sungkai at The Empire Hotel Atrium


Gather with friends and families to experience the tranquil Sungkai buffet at The Empire Hotel and Country Club with special dining offers at Atrium Café, for only $28 per adult and $14 per child.

Indulge in the selection of delightful dishes from various stations; from hot to cold selections, appetizers, food stalls, rice stations, salad bar, Indian corner, Maki station and a live carving station by our very own Chef!


Among the appetizers available are Kerabu Mango with Beef, Spicy Seafood Terrine, Potato Salad with Wasabi Mayonnaise, Soba with Singapore Laksa gravy and more. The food stalls serves Ambuyat, shawarma, Asam Laksa and many more.


The highlights of this international buffet spread are mainly from Malaysia, India, Brunei, Thailand, Vietnam and Japan, such as the selection of Maki on ice, Bubur Lambuk, Briyani Chicken rice, Thai Green curry squid and more other choices.

Sweet sumptuous desserts are ready to end every patron’s meal with various choices such as blueberry cheese cake, Othello cake, Empire popular Bread and Butter pudding, fruits fritter and selections of ice cream.


In addition, an exclusive 25% discount are extended to Empire/Baiduri infinite cardholders and all diners spends B$250 and above will stand a chance to drive home a brand new BMW 3 series and other fabulous prizes including digital camears, home theatre system and Empire hotel stay and meal by entering the Baiduri Say Yes luck draw.

Meanwhile for Royal Skies cardholders, diners may earn triple miles and win lucky draw prize to Dubai for 2 persons.

Also, 20% discounts is applicable to all Empire Select members for the Ramadhan Sungkai buffet at Atrium Café.

Furthermore, Ramadhan stalls with Middle Eastern sitting style are also available near the Atrium Café that serves delicious signature cakes and drinks from 6pm to 10:30pm.

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Amulya – Tandoori Restaurant


Amidst a landscape of a number of well established competitors such as, Bombay Palace, Rang Mahal, and many others comes a new kid on the block. Amulya is a brand new Indian restaurant set up by a young restaurateur, Aki, as his maiden business venture.

Its location is in a slightly off centre part of Gadong where the Aifa showroom and service center is located. A Thai restaurant used to occupy the premises and so the kitchen underwent some renovations to suit the tandoor cooking.

One of the unique features of this restaurant is the B$2.00 free flow coke and lemon tea, which Aki says was inspired by Nando’s while he was studying in UK. Incidentally, Aki graduated with a Masters degree from Hongkong and speaks surprisingly fluent Mandarin!

We were invited to try out some of the dishes on offer, which included mutton biryani, chicken tikka, and tandoori chicken served with a lovely raita and different types of naans. The food was pretty good but perhaps needs to be tweaked a little to suit local tastebuds. The chefs are directly imported from Kolkata you see, and they have not had much time to tweak their specialties as yet. Service-wise, the restaurant is manned by a crew which is new and eager to please, so I have high expectations of them.

Amulya opens on Friday in time for Ramadhan with a special buffet. If you like Indian cuisine, do give them a try this Ramadhan!


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