Thanis Lim

All Rounder Chef and Food Journalist

Restaurant Review: Jing Chew Kopitiam

You can never be truly Bruneian if you never eaten at Jing Chew Kopitiam. It is so popular that parking is hard to find. I really like their Roti kahwin kuning. Basically it's fresh baked yellow bread, with a slice of butter and kaya in the centre.

Very rich and tasty breakfast or tea, though not good for your arteries!

They also have freshly baked buttermilk buns and peanut buns which is usually sold out if you are late. I usually go around 2pm to enjoy them.

What you see here is their version of french toast, where they dip their yellow bread and then pan fry them. You can also request to have a sunny side up egg on top of your french toast. Then you put your choice of chili sauce or tomato sauce. Yum~

Last but not least, recently, my friend recommended me to order this, roti kahwin kacang. Instead of only the traditional butter and kaya, they put their chunky peanut filling as well. This is officially one of my favourite things to eat for tea. Too bad it's too fattening but you can always indulge once in a while~

Jing Chew, always a good place to hang around with friends and chill. Have a nice cup of Teh Tarik India and chew one of those tasty buns, while chatting and laughing with your mates. Good food at cheap prices. A truly special place in the hearts of many Bruneians.

Edited: For those who live overseas and miss those buttermilk buns, one of our very own Bruneian blogger Ihsan has attempted to make some. Here's the link to her buttermilk buns recipe. Give hers a shot!


  1. Would you happen to know what the recipe for the buttermilk filling is? I loved those back in Brunei. This post made me drool..

  2. You are in luck!

    One of my dear Bruneian bloggers Ihsan did make buttermilk buns. Give it a shot Louisa!

  3. Thank you, thank you, Thanis. I'll certainly give it a try!

  4. Anonymous4:39 PM

    im in australia now and how im craving for buns like those! Looks so good...

  5. Anonymous2:05 AM

    Hi... am in middle east atthe moment and craving or jin chiew zima kiew tiew (if i'm not mistaken). I think its one of the best in Brunei... :).. btw, i absoutely love ur blog!

  6. Hiho!
    Is Jing Chiew open for lunch on Friday's too??!! Thinking of going today :)

  7. Hi, just wanna know~ how can i get to that place again? I've been thr once as my friend brought me there.. but this time i'll be driving up from miri on my own~ many thanks