Thanis Lim

All Rounder Chef and Food Journalist

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Brunei Sungkai 2017: Cheezbox Sungkai Buffet

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CheezBox's Ramadhan buffet has been one of the crowd favourites since the very beginning and consistently delivered quality dishes. They specialize in Chinese and Western as well as Fusion cuisine. The main highlights of their buffets include their bread sections, crab station, delicious pastas, make your own pizzas, roasted lamb or turkey, sushi and tempuras as well as their famous signature cakes and ice creams. It’s always a pleasure to check out their buffets as they have quite a few of my favourite dishes during Brunei Sungkais ~~


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If you are a regular Ramadhan buffet fan of CheezBox, you will know that their buffet line is divided into two floors ~~ this has been the format for many years of Cheezbox restaurant ~~ kinda like a tradition already.


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The first floor seating area ~~ now let’s have a look at why Cheezbox Sungkai Buffet has been so popular ~~


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My guest for the night is popular Instagrammer @truelioness Nuurol, whose also a foodie ~~


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Let’s start with their appetizers first ~~ oooh myyy that prawn cocktail salad certainly looks good!


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*drools* Caesar salad anyone??


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Western style creamy pasta salad ~~


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Tanghoon Salad ~~~


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Beautiful cold cuts of beef, chicken and smoked salmon ~~ mmmm ~~~


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Dates dates to break your fast ~~~


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Always a habit to start your meals with some salads first?


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One thing that is great about Cheezbox’s Sungkai buffet is their laksa ~~ seriously one of my favs as it has bold flavours that packs a punch!


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Drools ~~ sooo goood ~~ I had two bowls of this ~~~


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This is Nuurol’s bowl ~~ she also had two bowls like me ~~ we both give their laksa a thumbs up!


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Be sure to check out their pizza station!


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You can choose to make your own pizzas ~~~ or just take any of the ready made pizzas ~~


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The Classic Sausage Pizza ~~


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Ultimate Cheese Pizza ~~


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BBQ Chicken Pizza ~~ mmm ~~~


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Their home made buns are beautiful ~~ red bean buns ~~


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Something new this year ~~ their chicken teriyaki bun ~~


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This is very unique indeed! Chia Seed Scones ~~ mmm ~~~ superfood charged scones!


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Oooooo you gotta have some of these cute cinnamon buns!


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Spanish rolls ~~~   beautiful ~


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Gorgeous soft pandesal buns are sooo good with creamy soup!


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Cream of mushroom soup and soft buns are a match made in heaven don't you think?


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Cheezbox’s pasta station is also very good ~~ where you can choose your type of pasta and different Cheezbox signature pasta sauces to choose from ~~


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They also have a fries and chips section with dips ~~~ but what I like to do is to kinda make my own nachos~~ take these chips ~~ add some of the dips – then add some pasta sauce from the pasta section! HAHAHA! Instant Nachos!


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Chips with pasta sauce? mmm ~~ feels like New York style fries ~~ this is being creative with the Sungkai buffet ~~ combine and create!


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Speaking of fried chips ~~ they also have these crispy prawn fritters ~~ mmm cucur udang for the win!!


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Oooo my cucur pisang!!


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Oooo murtabak ~~~


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These curries and the murtabak will go together nicely ~~ nom nom ~~~ comfort food ~


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Of course – Did I mention Cheezbox has a Japanese section? Let’s start with these gorgeous tempuras ~~ *Oiishiii*


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Hmmm ~ marinated baby octopus ~~~ Chuka Idako ~~~


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Mmmmmmmm ~~~ wakame seaweed ~~~~


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Cheezbox’s assortment of maki sushis ~~~ as you can see there’s quite a variety ~~~ now pass me some wasabi and soy sauce please ~~~ *grabs a pair of chopsticks*


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Japanese condiments for your sushis ~~


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Kids will be thrilled to see freshly popped corn!


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mmmm ~~ maybe I should bring my Ipad and watch movies while having popcorn ~~ hahaha ~~


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I like their braised wontons with red oil ~~ usually I can have a whole plate for myself ~~ it’s an all time favourite of mine at CheezBox. I personally can eat this whole tray by myself! It's not available every night but I'm glad that it's on tonight's menu! woo hoo ~~


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Leg of Lamb smothered with herbs and garlic? *droools* #LIMPEHLIKE! #MUSTHAVE This is another big highlight of their buffet!


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Yes slice some lamb for me please ~~~


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The busy man of the night ~~ slicing the roast lamb for the diners ~~


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Two of my fav Cheezbox items on one plate ~~~ NYUMMMMM!


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Chicken sausages ~~~~


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After all that,  we haven’t even gotten to the main courses yet! Nuurol can’t wait to enjoy her food ~~ a good mix of seafood, meat and vegetables cooked Chinese or Western style ~~~


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Carbs ~~~ fried rice to soak up all the delicious sauces of other main courses ~~


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Stir fried bee hoon ~~


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Stir fried sambal long beans ~~~


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OMG OMG OMG ~~ Golden Salted Yolk Chicken in da house yo ~~~


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Spicy Fragrant Prawns ~~~ mmmm ~~~


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Mussels baked with Signature Red Garlic Sauce ~~


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You gotta love fish dishes ~~~ Cheezbox's version tonight is pan fried and served with their signature saffron sauce ~~~


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Mmm ~~ Salmon slow poached and then served with their signature creamy herbs sauce ~~~


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Lamb chops anyone?


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Ahhh another one of my favs ~~ sour plum beef! Really happy to see this on tonight’s menu! Crispy fried battered beef ~~ stir fried with a sweet and sour plum sauce! Pretty popular Cantonese dish ~~


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My cousin Evon with her group of friends enjoying Sungkai at Cheezbox.


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If you love crabs ~~ then you will love Cheezbox’s crab of the day station ~~ they have different styles of crab cooked daily ~~ tonight we had the sweet and sour crabs ~~


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These are from another night ~~ butter crabs ~~ ooooh yes KETAM MENGORENG MENTEGA!!!


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On others nights – they also have crabs swimming in cheese sauce ~~ Oooooooh yeshhhh ~~~~ *salivating ~~ breathes deeply* #crabporn #crablover ~~


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To wash all those yummy food down ~~ there’s free flow of Bandung ~~~


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Slushies anyone?


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Brewed coffee and tea ~~~ ahhhh ~~~ now its time for dessert!!!


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Fresh fruits for dessert ~~~ mmm ~~~


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Refreshing Almond Jelly with Longan ~~~~


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Did I mention ~~ they got Bubur Nasi Pulut Hitam? Crowd pleasing dessert! *adds some coconut milk* W00000!


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Cheezbox takes pride in their desserts and rotate their cakes daily ~~ they also come in easy bite sizes to enjoy! Tonight I had this blueberry cheesecake ~~


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I am a big fan of their durian cheesecake ~~ mmm ~~~ glad to see it on the list of desserts tonight ~~


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Banana Mocha Cheesecake ~~~ mmmm ~~~


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Cheesecake brownies ~~~ oh yuuum!


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Kuih batik ~~~ classic Brunei dessert ~~


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Assorted panna cottas and puddings ~~~


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Fruit custard tarts ~~~



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Konyaku Jelly ~~


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Sago with coconut milk and gula melaka ~~ Asian style dessert ~~


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Oooo yess~~ down to earth classic chocolate cake!


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Cheezbox version of bread and butter pudding is light and soft ~~ not the rich heavy kind ~~ you should give this a whiff and be surprised!


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They also have quite a selection of home made ice creams, which are part of the reasons people like their buffets, Specially created ice cream recipes by CheezBox! It's a tradition for us to try every single flavour every year!


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Thanks Nuurol for attacking these ice cream with me ~~~ We have Thai Tea(its been the latest craze in Brunei isn’t it?) , Sea Salt (Nuurol’s fav of the night) , Ginger, Matcha, Peanut Butter, Salted Caramel, Coffee, Classic Chocolate and Watermelon. My personal favourite is the Sea Salt one as it reminds me of Salted Caramel but not as sweet ~~~ *foodie tip: eat the sea salt and peanut butter together -- if you love peanut butter like me ~ you will love this combination!*


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Overall, the CheezBox Ramadhan Buffet is very good value for a luxurious spread especially if you come in groups and take advantage of their buffet passes! It has a good variety of choices to cater to both adults and kids and they have a killer cheesecake and ice cream selection! My advise is always to book in advance as Cheezbox is pretty popular.


Ramadhan Promotions

For the month of Ramadhan, you will get a 10% voucher per bill for your next visit of Ramadhan Buffet.

There's also a buy 5 free 1 Ramadhan buffet voucher promotion. To take advantage of this - you can prepay your Ramadhan buffet a day before for 5 person ~~ and the next day - the 6th person comes in for free!


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Standard Chartered Credit and Debit cardholders who spend a minimum of BND50 in a single receipt will be eligible for a 35% discount capped at $50 per cardholder per visit. There shall be no splitting of bills eventhough they are paying for different tables.


CheezBox Restaurant

Ramp A, The Mall,

Abdul Razak Complex,

Bandar Seri Begawan BE3519, Brunei

For reservations call 2425506/7295507

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