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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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Food Warriors Assemble!


The BRUNEI FOOD FESTIVAL 2012 kicks off tomorrow at the indoor stadium. It’s one of a kind festive that showcases various culinary styles of Asia particulary South East Asian Foods and Beverages to the public.

Organised by Airtimes Media Management, the festival is supported by the Brunei Tourism and the Ministry of Industry and Primary Resources.  The official media is the Food Guide and Exclusive Media Partner is Borneo Bulletin and Media Permata. The four-day festival will see daily fun and exciting activities for the public.

The festival will feature two concepts, one of which is the “open concept” allowing visitors to tuck into their meals at the food court area provided by us.  The second concept is the air-con tentage. Just to inform the festive promotion is now in progress and one the NEWS promotion will start in May and it will be in Gadong.  The food festival news will be appear at the LCD MEGA TV at the Gadong Junction before entering the Centrepoint areas.

The major crowd puller during the day will be the 1ST FOOD WARRIOR CHALLENGE.  This FOOD WARRIOR CHALLENGE is open to the public,  fun yet exciting food challenge will see the victor walking away with a BND$500 cash prize.

Apart from that, there are daily lucky draws and many more activities held during the festival. So come on down to the Indoor Stadium Berakas and check it out tomorrow onwards!!

Some of the activities lined up include:

1st Food Warrior Eating Challenge

Participants need to finish the first round of food in a qualifying time in order to get into the FINAL ROUND!

The WINNER will take home a top cash prize of $500.00!

1st BEST Cake Decorator

The Best Cake Decorator will give a chance for the bakers to show their best fondant skill! The most voted will win!

Martabak BEST Flyer

Participant need to know how to fly the martabak higher into the air.  The higher martabak fly, the big chance for you to win!

Tea-Tarik Competition

You need to do a shuffle dance while making the tea tarik. The best Tea-Tarik will win the prizes!

Kids Ice-Cream Eating Challenge

Kids Love Ice Cream! Bring your kids and let them join this fun eating ice-cream challenge and be the winner!

And many more!!! See you there!!!!



Singapore Food Festival is Back!

The Singapore Food Festival, launched yesterday, is back in Brunei for its fifth year, bringing in popular delicacies from Singapore, and will end March 11.

Launching the ceremony was the Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sports, Hj Mohd Rozan Dato Paduka Hj Mohd Yunos, witnessed by the High Commissioner of Singapore to Brunei Darussalam, Joseph Koh, at the RBC Restaurant at the Brunei International Airport in Berakas.

Chef Skuter, a well-known celebrity chef from Singapore, was especially flown to Brunei to personally present some authentic Singapore cuisine, including the popular Singapore ponggol chili crab, nyonya popiah, Singapore chicken rice, Singapore mee rebus, mee Siam a la Singapore, Pongteh chicken, Sioh duck, fried meat cincaluk, Geylang rojak and many more.

Lucky draw prizes sponsored by Grand Hyatt Singapore and Singapore Airlines will also be featured during the festival, including a special draw for dine-in guests with prizes such as two return air tickets to Singapore with complimentary three-day two-night accommodation at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in Singapore.

Meanwhile, Baiduri cardholders are entitled to a 15 per cent exclusive discount upon presenting their RBC Dining Privilege Card; 10 per cent for RBA Amex Card; and 5 per cent for Gold, Classic and Debit Card.

The daily promotion buffet lunch is available at $19.90 per adult and $10 per child served from 12 noon to 2pm. Meanwhile, dinner buffet is at $29.90 per adult and $15 per child from 7pm to 10pm. For reservations, contact 2331853 or 2339207.

The Brunei Times

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OGH Taste of India Promo


DO YOU have a taste for Indian cuisine?

If you just can’t get enough of good Indian cuisine, head down to Orchid Garden Hotel in Anggerek Desa where Chef Kamal and Chef Shukur whet your appetite with mouthwatering and delectable treats and flavours from Northern India for everyone to enjoy.

The Indian Food Promotion started yesterday and will be ongoing until November 12 at the Goldiana Cafe and Lounge.

For adults the price per person is $20.80 and just $12.80 for children below 12 years old.

Among the number of delicacies available at the cafe are the Prata Corner where Dosai and Chapatti is cooked and served with your choice of dhall and curry.

Let’s start off with main dishes where you will be treated to various staples such as steamed fragrant rice, Indian fried noodles, Croquette ‘masala’, crispy squid ‘chilli and pepper’ and the fish curry ‘Lanka style’.

For those who are up for a spicy adventure, there is the roasted lamb leg with spices and yoghurt, the Indian omelette and the ever popular Briyani rice among others.

There are also stalls that prepare specialised dishes such as the Fritters stall where you can find pakoras, wade, samosa, muruku and puri. In stall number two, you can have the Kortu with condiments such as onion, egg, green chilli or curry sauce.

Don’t miss out on the rice cakes at stall three and also try out their assorted peanut ‘Indian style’ such as the fried green bean, fried channa bean, cashew nut, peanut, mix muruku, kidney bean masala, green bean masala or the chickpeas masala at stall four.

Have a Chendol with ice cream with ingredients such as red bean, kidney bean, glutinous rice ball and many others.

For soup lovers, you might want to try the Mulligatowny soup, Spiced Mutton soup or Fiery rasam soup.

If you’re looking to finish off with some dessert, why not check out the three types of assorted cakes served at the cafe such as the pandan kaya cake, pineapple upside down or the ever popular carrot cake.

There are also the vermicelli pudding, mini fruit tartlet pie and creme brulee available.

The Brunei Times




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