Note: This article has also appeared in the November Edition of Breeze Magazine Sabah!
Wednesday, September 12, 2012
Pondok Sari Wangi: What’s the story?
Pondok Sari Wangi has been serving authentic Indonesian cuisine in Brunei since 1990. For over 20 years, the restaurant has enjoyed an endearing reputation for serving up authentic Indonesian food from Java, Padang and Sulawesi. They had been famous for sparking the Ayam Penyet trend in Brunei, being the first restaurant to introduce the scrumptious ‘smashed’ fried chicken – crispy skin and tender flesh, served with a rich blend of sambal chili. This dish was such a big hit that numerous restaurants jumped on the bandwagon and started introducing their own versions of Ayam Penyet but none came close to the original. The restaurant is also the only restaurant in Brunei to be awarded the New Millennium award in the Year 2002 by the International Award for Tourist, Hotel and Catering Industry, Madrid, Spain.