Thanis Lim

All Rounder Chef and Food Journalist

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Brunei Restaurant Review: Sabriyana Tunisian Restaurant

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Sabriyana restaurant recently opened at Jerudong Park Phase 3 food court. Maurina spotted this restaurant’s special Lamb Souffle dish on Instagram and decided to check it out ~~ after a few whatsapp messages – Marul and I zoomed to Jerudong Park to meet Maurina.

The only Tunisian thing I’ve learned about as a foodie is Harissa – a spicy paste that’s popularly used in their cooking – which can be bought from German Shop in Muara as well. Now when I heard of Lamb Souffle – my mind turned towards the typical cloud like French souffles – probably with minced lamb… turns out I was wrong. According to Chef Sabri – in Tunisia, souffles are similar to Italian Calzones ~ which is two pieces of pizza dough encasing the pizza filling!

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They’ve got a simple menu and I must say I am impressed with their home made breads for their menus – a plus point and they’re pretty good! Tunisian style breads in the haus~~

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We ordered their beef kebab kabir – A Tunisian style kebab – the plus point being their home made kebab bread. Not bad!

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Their Maklub sandwich is interesting as it’s pretty spicy with a good mix of spices, onions and shredded vegetables and the secret ingredient of mozarella cheese and french fries!

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We also ordered their Yana Burger, which also uses their home made burger bun ~ notice the cuts the chef has made and  a good sprinkling of wholegrain spices on the bread ~~ there’s also one whole egg with a generous serving of mayo, chili and veggies ~ verdict? I love the bread but the burger patty is a normal ramli burger style patty ~~ the burger would score high for just it’s bread alone and if they could use better patties – it would be a top notch gourmet burger ~~

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Last but not least – it’s the Lamb Souffle we’ve been dying to try ~~ as I said before – it looks more like a Calzone ~ Like a giant curry puff – but bready type – with a good sprinkling of whole grain spices!

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We cut the Tunisian souffle to reveal a yummy lamb, vegetables saucy filling – to enjoy this – eat with the Harissa paste on the side of the plate. I would pick this as the winning dish out of all we’ve tried today. The calzone seal in the flavours of the fillings very well, while giving a good bread like texture. Thumbs up and highly recommended!

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You might ask – what’s a good looking Tunisian man like Sabri doing in Brunei? Well – He married a Bruneian lady called Yana and they decided to bring Tunisian cuisine to Brunei – Notice the restaurant name is a combination of their names! How sweet! Be sure to pay them a visit and try out Tunisian breads! Nom nom nom!

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