Thanis Lim

All Rounder Chef and Food Journalist

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Brunei Restaurant Review: SCRXpress Citis Square

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SCR Xpress Citis Square is a restaurant that doesn’t need much introduction. It’s quite a popular restaurant for it’s fast consistent food and comfortable settings. They open from daily 7:30 am until 10pm except for Friday 12pm – 2 pm prayer times. Usually during breakfast, lunch and dinner times, this restaurant would be packed with loyal customers.

 

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SCR XPress is located at the first floor of Citis Square. from here you can see it’s balcony section.

 

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The restaurant has quite a colourful interior setting and pretty spacious as well – there’s a few sections to cater for different crowds.

 

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For those who like a little bit more of privacy, they have a section with tall chairs to give some privacy and quality time for your family, dates or meetings.

 

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For those who like to sit outdoors, they have a balcony outside and it’s quite a nice place to chill especially at night when there’s a good amount of breeze. I was surprised that even during lunch time, there are some who like to have their lunch here!

 

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There’s also quite a lot of space outside the restaurant area, with three air conditioners to keep them comfortable. This area is usually packed during lunch time!

 

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Another thing to note is that SCR Xpress restaurant is involved in giving back to the community ~ they recently hosted a blood donation campaign and served good food to those who donated! That’s a good gesture indeed! Look forward to more of these!

 

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SCR Xpress Citis Square is not only about the ambience of course – their value for money food is the main reason it’s popular. Now let’s check out some of their signatures!

 

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SCR Xpress Citis Square is certified halal by the Brunei Halal Board

 

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They have quite a selection of drinks – such as this thirst quenching four sour drink – Quite a refreshing drink especially during hotter days!

 

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Their Coffee C and Rosie Queen drinks are very good too! A very good combo ~~~~ ooo and my friends were raving about the Jasmine Cin Cau Milk Tea! So give these a try!

 

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I’m more of a coffee guy ~ so I went for a Coffee C Special which is Coffee with milk and grass jelly (cincau) ~~ mmmm ~~

 

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Stating the obvious – SCR stands for Singapore Chicken Rice and therefore – their popular dish here is their steamed or roasted chicken rice. I love the fact that they have good blended ginger and chili sauce to accompany their moist juicy chicken. They have good chicken rice but they have such a great variety of other good dishes! You can’t be that popular with only one dish ~~

 

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Their Sarawak Laksa is one of their signatures ~~ though it is not as rich as your typical Kuching Laksa, it doesn’t lose in terms of flavour. Probably a lighter version (probably healthier too!)

 

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Tom Yam Noodles Soup for those who want a bit of a fiery kick to their meals ~~ HOT! For fire breathing dragon readers – if this is not hot enough for you ~ you can always request for more chili padi! HAHAHA! You can order Tom Yam Soup on it’s own without the noodles to complement your other dishes.

 

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Their Fried Seafood Kway Teow is actually pretty good ~ with a good amount of caramelization (wok hei) and balanced seasoning. They do have the option of chicken and beef as well.

 

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Another noodle dish we liked was this Mushroom Chicken Noodles – the sauce seriously matches it very well! Thumbs up!

 

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I have to admit – when I saw stuffed chicken wings on the menu – I immediately ordered it and wasn’t disappointed! It is served with chicken rice and sunny side up egg ~~ I must say – it’s good!

 

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Oooo yeshhh ~~ Another angle of their stuffed chicken wings ~~

 

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Their boxing chicken is served with a good sweet tangy sauce ~~ and pretty popular too! Easy to eat and goes well with the rice.

 

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We Bruneians love our buttermilk chicken and I’m happy to say SCR Xpress’s Buttermilk Chicken is good! It got the most votes for favourite dish of the night!

 

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Would you want a bite of this? Say yes say yes ~~

 

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Another staple of Brunei is the iconic Ayam Penyet ~~ SCR Xpress’s version is more on the crispy side and served with a good spicy sambal!

 

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Speaking of Sambal. they also serve sambal prawns ~~ for those who love a good kick!

 

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and one simply mustn’t forget another of their star dish ~~ Butter Prawns ~~ another rich indulgence dish favourite for Bruneians!

 

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Dining out with friends or family – there’s bound to be one of those that doesn’t want to have local delicacies but prefers a more western touch ~~ they serve sandwiches, fish and chips or chicken chops with chips ~~ such as this one ~~

 

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My dining guests for the night: Gzul, Maurina, Hazidie and Reedah ~~ we had quite a good feast for the night ~ and enjoyed ourselves. Overall – SCR Xpress’s food is consistent and quick to come out as well. The prices are very good value for money. An excellent place for a quick lunch in my opinion but also a good restaurant for family and friend’s gathering.

 

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If you want to book the restaurant or part of it for functions or catering – with complimentary cakes and balloons! The restaurant is pretty big and can definitely cater to big groups. They also offer outdoor catering for all occasions.

 

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Do give them a call to make plans for upcoming functions!

 

SCR Xpress Restaurant Citis Square

1st Floor Citis Square

Tel: 2339391 or 7180315

Email: scrx2citis@gmail.com

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