However, not all is lost! There's finally a special vegetarian restaurant located in Menglait. Step forward Pureland Vegetarian Restaurant!
Brunei Times has already done a report here apparently! Now what's so special about this vegetarian restaurant you may ask.
First of all, it's a buffet style vegetarian spread. I simply like their vegetarian curry and they also have bittergourd with mock meat on that day. It's different dishes daily and they refill quite regularly here. Self service la of course!
They even add an international touch to it! Vegetarian Spaghetti! Served with deep fried wonton skins, tempeh or firm tofu slices. Hmm...
They sometimes have different types of juice and tea.
I simply love their vegetarian curry. Good stuff!
Besides soup and porridge, they also serve dessert. Hmm... this is green bean soup. Very light and healthy!
Bon Appetit! Your vegetarian buffet! Furthermore, you can bring your own container or use their wrapper to tapau food from here! Where else would you see any restaurant that allows you to tapau from their buffets? And now for the most unique reason this restaurant is special. For that rich spread and array of vegetarian dishes, you will wonder; how much do I have to pay?
You pay as you wish! You decide how much you would like to pay! This restaurant strives to serve the community especially when times are tough. It is also encouraging for those who want to be vegan but can't cook vegan food or can't afford to be vegan.
You do however have to do your part and only take what you can eat so you won't waste food. You also have to put the plates, cups and eating utensils back nicely into the special corner. Notice that people do a very good job piling the plates nicely there.
As you're about to leave the restaurant, just put the money into the cashier's mouth. Be kind and put in more if you're feeling generous. Don't be a poklen and come here to tapau for free ok? But if you're really broke and times are tough, come here and they will welcome you with open arms. Pureland Vegetarian Restaurant, truly a restaurant we Bruneians can be proud of. Don't you think so?
Pureland Vegetarian Restaurant
No.5 Simpang 28, Jalan Gadong,
Kompleks Hj Abd Rahman Bin Hj Hussin.
BE 3978. BSB Brunei.