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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!!!!



Silla Korean Restaurant


Although an acquired taste with its bold and spicy flavours, Korean cuisine is slowly garnering a following in Brunei. To date there are probably a handful of Korean restaurants in town.A couple of nights ago, da missus and I checked out this new Korean restaurant called Silla which just opened down the road from our house.

For those of you familiar with the Jangsak area, Silla is located where JS Big Prawn Noodles used to be. From the outside it looks like the new owners put in a lot of resources into the renovations. It looks totally different in a good way. A lot more inviting with dark timber framed windows and timber flooring as well. The ambience is very good with tasteful interior deco in a Korean theme. There are 3 private rooms for those who want to have a private dinner function.

The menu is pretty standard with typical Korean favourites like Kimchi Jigae, Bibimbap, Galbi Jim, Bulgogi and many others. The side dishes which are typical served with the main meal included favourites like Kimchi of course, but there were two different types. The typical red chill one and a white no-chili variety which was quite nice really.

Since there were only two of us, we only managed to try the galbi jim and kimchi jiggae. The galbi jim comes in a  large serve only (good for two or three people) at B$30.00 per serve. It was nice and tender even though damissus said the ribs tasted “frozen”. I found it quite good. The kimchi jiggae had a distinctive flavour which we never tasted in other kimchi stews. I can’t place the flavour but its darn good!

Some folks have mentioned that service is a little slow, but that night it was pretty snappy, so I guess its inconsistent experience. Do give it a go and let me know what you think!


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