Thanis Lim

All Rounder Chef and Food Journalist

Brunei Restaurant Review: SCRXpress Citis Square


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.



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



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



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.



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!



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!



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!



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!



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



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



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!



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 ~~



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 ~~



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!)



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.



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.



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



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!



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



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



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!



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



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!



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



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



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 ~~



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.



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.



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


SCR Xpress Restaurant Citis Square

1st Floor Citis Square

Tel: 2339391 or 7180315


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