Thanis Lim

All Rounder Chef and Food Journalist

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Brunei Sungkai 2017: Gerai Ramadhan Gadong Bonus Edition

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While the Gerai Ramadhan Stadium is the main one in Brunei to buy yummy food for Sungkai, there are actually quite a number of other stalls serving different mukims of Brunei. Today I’m going to check out another famous Gerai which is within walking distance from the Mall and very accessible by tourists ~~ in fact I seen quite a number of tourists while covering Gerai Ramadhan Gadong. There are many advantages of coming to this one – you won’t be worried about rain – way more parking space – and quite a few stalls only unique to this gerai!


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I was quite excited to test out my brand new Huawei P10 Plus - The first camera to have Leica Dual Summilux Lens F1.8 aperture and also Leica Front Camera Lens! The P10 Plus is touted as the ideal phone for your social media posts. For this post, I did not bring out my usual Fujifilm XT-10 and instead will use only the P10 Plus to shoot the pictures. The results very pretty good and this has the advantage of being discreet and way lighter than my Fuji. This would be a good post to share since quite a lot of my readers have expressed interest in the camera functions of this phone.


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The first stall of the day right at one of the entrances – Stall A10 looks promising already! Gotta love the monochrome shot of the Huawei P10 Plus! Gives it such a nostalgic factor.


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I’m pretty familiar with cucur udang but cucur daging sounds pretty yummy!


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Ooooo those keropok lekor looks inviting!


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They got kacang kuda and corn too ~~ steamed on top of these nostalgic looking pots!


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At stall number A12 – I bumped into some good old foodies from Temburong – glad to see them come all the way from Temburong to showcase their famous Udang Galah Burger!! Sorry Gerai Ramadhan Stadium ~~ you don’t have Udang Galah Burger ~~ hahaha~~


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The burger pattie is made from Udang Galah (river prawns) and the toppings and sauce are from the delicious prawn head fillings *DROOLS* ONE BITE and you will feel an explosive prawn flavour in your mouth!


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The owner also tells me that their burger ikan is made from Ikan Selonsong ~~ so be sure to give them a try~~


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At Stall A14 – I noticed quite a crowd and checked them out ~~ ahhh traditional Brunei cuisine ~~ one of my fav type of food to spot in Gerais!


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You know food is gonna be good when you see two warga emas scooping these delicious food ~ mmmm ~~


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The best part – food is cheap and you can see $1 notes being passed around indicating that good food is not always expensive!


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Mmmmm ~~~~ one of our proud tradtional kampung food!


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At Stall A15 – they found Nemo ~~ HAHAHAH ~~


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Takoyaki Sensasi at Stall A15


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Stall A16 with all these big big wok of fried noodles or kway teow ~~ mmm


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Gigantic $2 drinks sold here ~~ and Thai drinks apparently is taking Brunei by storm! A16


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Hati Buyah~~ want them in skewers? Find them at Stall B03


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While shooting against the bright afternoon light in such a smoky area is difficult – the Huawei P10 Plus camera does well in such situations – my Fuji might suffer in such smoky conditions (especially the lens)!


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The Grill Journal at Stall B04 is one of the highlights of Gerai Ramadhan Gadong ~~ quality grilled deliciousness!!


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OH MY GRILLED CHICKEN LIVER!!!


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Lamb Ribs Skewers anyone?


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Mmmmmm their grilled tongkeng looks mightily fantastic!


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DROOLS – OMG GRILLED LAMB SHANKS?! SHUT UP AND TAKE MY MONEY ~~~  $2 only? WHAT??? GIVE ME 10 of those now!


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This guy was pretty shy to pose for photos but he does flash a cute sheepish smile for me ~~~


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Next stall at B05 specializes in grilled fish with sambal ~~


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Despite shooting against the light which probably would give a silhouette or dark image – the P10 Plus adjusts very well ~~~ this is quite a quick and candid shot ~~


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Grilled whole fish anyone?


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Another candid shot shooting against the bright light ~~ I like this guy’s shirt! Seriously not that serious! LOL


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Stall B12 is very interesting ~ as you see claypot and hot plates of food ready for you ~~


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Claypot Mussels? Mmmm ~~


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Mmmm ~~ hotplate sizzling sambal fish?


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Ooo I found the crispy ayam gunting here also ~ B11 ~~ Didn’t get to take pictures of the ayam gunting though ~~


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Without zoom using the P10 Plus


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This is me playing around with the Hybrid Zoom functions of the P10 Plus – as it has dual cameras – Colour 12 M and Black n White 20m, if you set your mode to 12 M, you can zoom X2 without losing picture quality .. this is me zooming in to these delicious Nasi Lemak at Stall B13 – notice that it was pretty clear despite the zoom.


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Stall B14 was quite interesting – small containers of goodies ~~ and quite a lot of people checking them out ~ sambal peria (bittergourd) wow that is something unique!


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Hati Buyah Goreng ~~ mmm ~~~ and Hati Lumbu Masak Rendang ~~~ good stuff ~~


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Berubut Masak Kunyit? Mmmmmmm beef tripe is my fav ~~~


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Kuih Melaya spotted at stall b15 ~~ she was moving quite fast swirling the milk but I managed to take a pretty good shot!


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Sotong Rebus and Kering for $1 spotted at Stall B16


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Fried Catfish anyone? Stall B17


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Interesting Nasi Lemak Daun Pisang at this stall B18 specializing in grilling ~~~


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Kuih Muih and Cucur stall at B19


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Mmmmm ~~~ love these!


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Cendol Madewa and bubur bubur at Stall B22


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The same stall has plenty of traditional kuih as well ~~ quite a crowd here buying them!


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Pop Ice stall next door ~


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This Stall C01 has attracted quite a crowd ~~Kuih Melaya Babu Cantik! Hahaha lovely name!


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They moved pretty fast but I managed to sneak in a shot using the Hybrid Zoom X2


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Pretty challenging as always shooting against the bright light ~


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One of the live cooking stations ~~ Gadong Street Heat Wok at C02


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Love Quail? Get some quail eggs or marinated quail to cook at home ~ or just have some readily grilled quail (Puyuh Bakar) at stall C03!


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Wow ~~ have some pulut panggang at stall C04!


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Hybrid zoom x2 against the bright light ~~~


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I couldn’t go near to these as there’s a big crowd so I zoomed in to take pics of these Chicken Rice and also Chicken Chop Rice from Stall C05


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This yummy grilling stall from C06 is pretty good! I tried their chicken skin skewers and it was amazing! Be sure to pop by early as they sell out pretty quick! Say hi to Wafiy for me ~ lol


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Kuih Melaya Seri Bunka is here too ~~ they have a stall at Gerai Ramadhan Stadium ~~ C08


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I was quite disheartened when I couldn’t find Cendol Haji Metali at Gerai Ramadhan Stadium but guess what? THEY ARE HERE at stall C09! Oooo I really enjoyed their bigger chunks of cendol ~~ sucked up using those bigger straws ~~~ Hurray!!


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Nostalgic old school style of serving noodles at Stall C11!


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They also sell these old school wrapped nasi lemak! C11


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Bowgers also here at Gerai Ramadhan Gadong ~~ Along row C13


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Another interesting stall at C14 is this kuih and cucur stall ~~


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You got Wajid Jawa here!


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Kelupis Kelupis and Panggang ~~ *drools*


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Next Stall C15 sells some of my favs too ~~


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Hybrid Zoomed in to catch a pic of one of my fav things to eat at Pasar Malams ~~ mmmm ~~~~


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Traditional food ~~~ at Stall C15 ~ be sure to look out for them!


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C16 has one of the longest queues in Gerai Ramadhan Gadong – fresh coconut and sugarcane juice!


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Monochrome of the most popular stall in Gerai Ramadhan Gadong!


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If you peek at the back ~~ you can see this uncle hard at work cold pressing sugarcane juice traditional style ~~ thank god for the Hybrid zoom function of the P10 Plus! Zoomed in and caught him in action!


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Another reason for their long queue is their famous roti john as well ~~ longest queue for roti john ever! Two popular stalls in C16!


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Long queue? No problem ~ as they are pretty organized in making as much roti john as possible for you!


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Cheerful bunch at Stall C26 ~~


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Cheesy or Crunch Popia?


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Nasi Ayam Buing? Haha Have you tried?


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They also have Belgian chocolate drink here ~ mmm ~~


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Be on a lookout for Dapur Yuza ~~


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Popular for their curry puffs ~~~ Ooo if only there’s their famous Durian Curry Puffs left! SOLD OUT SUDAH!! NOOO!!


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Be sure to pay them a visit!


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Stall C21 where you can spot these fried popiah skin stuffed with meat ~~


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They also have Takoyaki!


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Wow they have waffles too!


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Warung Mr Lanun Lamb Chops is also here ~~ Stall C21


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Surprised to see a popular Hong Kong snack bubble waffles here at Stall C23!


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Freshly made cakoi from these two handsome gentleman ~~


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Kaya Durian ~ Kaya Pandan ~~~ or Tuna? mmmmmm ~~~ durian pls ~~ YAS!!!


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Wow! spotted a gem at B36! Got Cendol Tg Bunut, Avocado Shake and also lots of bubur bubur ~~ hmmmm ~~~


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Stall B35 also came with a lot of promise ~~ traditional kuih stall ~


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Very traditional indeed! Spot any favourites?


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They have these pau sambal pusu ~~ drools ~~


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Oh myyyyy!!! These are quite a find!


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Wished I came early to shoot them beautiful trays of bingkas! Did someone see Bingku Durian and Durian Putih?! OMG OMG OMG! Stall B35


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ooh bakso anyone? Stall B34


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Cakoi Kasih Sayang with unique spreads such as butterscotch like this baby over here can be found at Stall B33.


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Stall B31 looks very cheerful!


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Yummy fried cucur cucur here ~~


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Different sambals to choose from ~~ ooo Sambal Pedas Hijau please ~~


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Choose your fried chicken! (hands a bit shaky cos carrying too much food! LOL)


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Choose coconut rice or plain rice for your nasi katok ~~ mmm ~~


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At B28 – another stall selling kuih is selling quite well too ~~ too bad I didn’t get to take a picture of their kuihs that sold out!


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Another popular stall is B26 selling cucur cucur and kuih melaya too ~~~


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Hunting for soto or laksa sarawak or mee jawa? Look out for stall A26!


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Kueh Takis is here tooo ~~ along the A22


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They got freshly fried cakoi and cucur cucur too ~~


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Stall A21 is the RIMBA connection – they got mee goreng mamak Rimba and also Burger Rimba


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Quite a lot of choices here and my friend recommended their burger Rimba ~~ I didn’t get to try though as I already got Udang Galah Burgers lol ~~


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Begedil Udang Hidup? mmmm ~~~~


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They even got Kerabu Tanghoon ~ wow ~~ *Hybrid Zoom shot*


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Be sure to look out for these yummy Ondeh Ondeh Balls (we call them sesame balls) filled with buttermilk or cheese at Stall A19 ~~ pretty good!


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Nasi Katok Sambal E.Tam ~~ quite interesting ~~


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I guess that’s all for my coverage of Gerai Ramadhan Gadong. I’ll leave you here with a colourful shot of my Huawei P10 Plus ~ it was indeed a joy to use while shooting pictures here. Battery life was pretty good – despite taking more than 450 shots – the battery drain wasn’t much and probably consumed around only 55 percent of my battery when I finished. Thank you for reading and I hope you will pay this gerai a visit!

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