Thanis Lim

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Brunei Sungkai 2017: Gerai Ramadhan Stadium Special Edition

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FACT: Bruneians look forward to Ramadhan Gerais ~~ which happens once a year and the biggest one happens to be at the Stadium Gerai Ramadhan. Consisting of rows and rowsof shops under the tent. It’s fun just to check out the sort of food they have available. This year it's jammed pack as usual and even rained but that doesn't stop the Gerai from being packed with people! I had to evacuate on the first day because the rain was too heavy and I needed to protect my camera equipment but I went the next day and it was ultra hot and sunny! This post will also give tourists, expats and people who hardly visit these type of stalls to get an insight on what to expect from our Gerai Ramadhan Stadium 2017.


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Despite the jams and the crowds ~ it is one of our fav things to do during Ramadhan ~~~ even the rain doesn't deter. I usually park quite far and walk so I won’t be stuck in the jam.


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Welcome to Gerai Ramadhan Belia ~~~ or we usually call it Gerai Ramadhan Stadium ~~


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The colourful drinks stalls are everywhere - so you're definitely spoiled for choice!


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I noticed the packaging is seriously up a notch this year for the drinks ~~


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Spotted Cuckoo drink station at A24!


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Fresh Fruit Juices anyone? Stall A16


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There’s even coconut shake!


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Ooo coconut ice cream shake ~~ stall A22


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If you are a Lai Chi Kang lover ~~ there’s a stall that specializes in Lai Chi Kang


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Stall A21 – you won’t miss their big banner ~~


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Cendol Madewa spotted at B9


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Cendol Madewa ~~ is this one of your favourites?


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Be on a lookout for these bubur keladi!


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Elyn's Kitchen at Stall A38 caught our attention last year with their good choice of food especially their Durian Crepe Roll ~~ but I have to say their Hati Buyah is pretty good too! Worth a try!



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Cucur Bubuk! Wooo! Stall A33


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OMG CHICKEN SKIN FOR $1 Stall A33


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They got Nasi Katok Ikan too for $1 Stall A33


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mmmm Rojak please ~~~ Stall A32


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Laksa Penang, Mee Rebus and Pasembur Rojak at Stall  A20


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Our love for Thai food! SomTam Green Payaya Salad  Stall A20


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Watch out for the Munroe Skewers at A18!


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A popular Seafood Specialist stall at Gerai Stadium Ramadhan for a few years already is the Ketam World Seafood Corner at Stall A12


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Seriously a sight to behold for seafood lovers ~~ Stall A12!


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Gerai Stadium Ramadhan would not be complete without a whiff of these cucur cucur (fried fritters) – there’s quite a few stalls and you will be spoiled for choice.


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One of my favourite crispy popiah pisang ~~ sooooo yummy!


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One of the famous ones Gerai C Pul ~~ at Stall A8


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Another famous seafood ~~ Jom Makan ~~ at B3


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The pais telur ikan really caught my attention ~ mmmm fish egg pais ~~ Stall B3


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Famous Soto Haji Tuah is at stall B8 for all your soto cravings ~


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Marzu Enterprise has so much cucur and stir fried noodles and rice as well as a lot of other dishes! What a huge stall!


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Even got drinks also ~~~ Stall B18


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Brolong Home Made Burgers ~ the long burgers are here at Stall B21


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Spotted these kuih at Stall B25!


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Look out for Babarafi Turkish Kebabs at B38


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Grab your Roti Jala and Serunding at B31


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The Famous Suria Egg Tarts at B34!


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Look out for Pulut Panggang Kampong from Stall 08


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Salted Egg Custard Dorayaki!? Wow! Stall 07


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Putu Mayang Spotted at Stall 05!


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Grab them at Soto Rolyani ~~ Soto an Burung Puyuh Goreng! *Fried Crispy Quail!* Stall 05


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Stall 03 sells quite a good range of kuih batik!


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Stall 01 has caught the attention of many this year ~~


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As you can see – this Nuralim Hotline Corner at Stall 01 has quite a variety!


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At stall C39 is a Pais stall ~~


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Naturally this Pais Telor Ikan caught my attention ~~ C39


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Nasi Katok Adik at C32


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Kebabs from Abang Man ~~ Stall C23


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At Stall C18, you get Potato Twist and also Takoyaki!


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Sotong King is at C13 – I really like their logo ~~ isn’t that one of Jack Sparrows enemies? LOL


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Some more Cucur at this stall at 12


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Bakso anyone? Grab these at C11


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California Chili Beef at Stall C4 is pretty popular!


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This guy grilling the lamb skewers looked so cool ~~ Stall C3


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I’ve tried Ayam Percik before but Ikan Percik is something new ~~ look for Sandy’s Ikan Percik at Stall C2


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Sandy’s Cakoi is at C1 – lots of choices ~


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Fuego Burritos brings Mexico to Gerai Stadium Ramadhan! Ooooh look at that Guacamole! D13 for burittos!


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Dpha Noodle House for some Mee Laksa Sarawak, Mee Jawa or Mee Lontong? It’s D14!


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Hey KFC Value Treats are here too! Stall D19


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Ala Kampong from stall D20 showcases some very interesting Brunei comfort food!


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DROOLS* HATI BUYAH ALA KAMPONG!


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Ketam Masak Telur Masin ~~ Salted Yolk Crabs!!


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Udang and Petai ~~ mmmmmmmmmmmmmm~ look out for Ala Kampong at D20!


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Jus Kurma spotted at C20 and also Doraemon’s fav Dorayaki too ~~


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Cendol Junjongan Hjh Rosni spotted!


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They got two types but I personally like the look of this one that uses Gula Anau ~~ notice the colour difference? mmmmm ~~~ Stall D23


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The famous Churros at Santai ~~~ Stall D25!


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These ladies bring Temburong favourites to Gerai Stadium Ramadhan!


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Wajid Jawa Durian anyone? OMG


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Ooooo Cendol Temburong in da house!! Stall D28


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Watching this strong uncle making slow pressed sugarcane juice ~~ ahhh ~~~ makes me wanna try too!


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OOoooooo PURE BLISS SUGARCANE JUICE!!!! Stall D32


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Bubur Lambuk at Stall D33


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The famous Taty’s burgers needs no introduction and they are famous for their lamb burgers ~~ I’m personally a fan of their Rock and Roll as well ~~ Stall D38


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Pandan chicken skewers? Hmmm ~~~ that’s a convenient way to eat ~~~ Stall E34


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The Halo Halo Stall is at E33!


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Lots of Cucur Cucur and panggang stuff happening at stall E28


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Hati Buyah Skewers sounds good!


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Kueh Melaya Sri Bunka ~~ Stall E28.


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This is from last year’s photo ~~


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At E24 there’s quite a selection of different types of Churros ~~ wow chocolate or green tea Churros? Take your pick!


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Oooo Murtabak Daging is always a yes yes yes for me ~~~ lots of these around the Gerai Ramadhan!


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Nasi Gegar Vaganza has quite a queue and I’m curious what it is ~~ check them out at E11


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At E7 and E8 – I saw my fav mini apam balik! Oooooh crispy delicious goodness!


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They also got coconut pudding and kuih Salak ~~~ check out Pick and Go Food Station E7 E8


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At E3, I spotted a kueh mueh stall and my gut feeling tells this place is good ~ that aunty has this look of a kueh master!


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Bowgers who was quite popular last Ramadhan is back at F4~


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BBQ Lamb and Wings as well as these Nasi Lemak Old School ~~ from JNNZI can be found at F5


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Chia dessert? Check out Rajika’s Kitchen at F6


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Ikan and Seafood Percik at Ada Mood Ikan Percik ~~ the people here are ultra friendly! Haha! Look out for this gang at F7


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Stall F11 – this Nasi Ayam Singapura stall has been here for the past few Ramadhans ~~~


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The BBQ power is strong with these two at F15 Zarash BBQ and Grill ~~


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Fresh steamed buns, crispy cakoi and also TUMPI at stall F16


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There’s stir fried pasta and also lasagnas at Wan’s Creation ~~ look out for stall F19!


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Rayz Churros is just next to Wan’s Creations ~~  so much toppings to choose from!


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Taman Raudah all the way from KB to bring some fireworks to the Gerai Ramadhan Stadium! Our Brunei’s Saltbae perhaps! Stall F22 for some fiery stir fries ~


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Nasi Malatoop means explosive rice ~~ lol ~~ quiet a queue here though! Find them at F30


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Another live cooking station at WOK IT OUT ~~ F44 ~~ Salted Egg fried rice sounds good ~~


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At G38 we came across an Udang Galah Masak Merah stall ~~ mmm ~~


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Nurfalina SUP TULANG KAMBING!! WOULD YOU LOOK AT THAT!?? Stall N8 ladies and gentleman!


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Next door is this Cake Rolls stall ~~ can buy some for dessert ~~ cute little desserts ~ nom nom ~~ N7



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Kelate house specializes in KELANTAN cuisine! Stall N6. They didn’t have Laksa Kelantan today! Too bad.


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Oooh my Nasi Kerabu!! YES PLS!


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Anyone tried Air Kelapa Jeruk before? Pop by Kelate house N6!


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Find Cendol Rimba at N5


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SCR Xpress is also here! Find them at N1


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We now reach the grill section where there’s smoke everywhere! LOL


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Ambuyat Goreng! Our favourite local Brunei food ~ deep fried! Stall G26


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Step aside Ombak Rindu ~~ we have CAKOI RINDU! Stall G25


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Now this stall is one of the MUST visit stalls in Gerai Ramadhan Stadium. I look out for them every year! They serve very traditional kampong style cuisine!


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Trays and trays of traditional kampung cuisine such as hati cempedak, hati nangka masak lemak, hati buyah, beef rendang and an assortment of food your normally don’t find easily in restaurants! They are at G12 this year so make sure you pay them a visit!


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If you want Ikan Masak 3 Rasa ~ pop by this stall G8 ~~


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I wrote about the famous Nasi Briyani Katok $1 before in my blog and they were pretty delicious! Good to see them setting up a stall here selling also Nasi Briyani Ayam Bakar! They are at G4


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Axtivo is at Stall H1 and they have quite a few interesting stuff going on here!


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You can buy a pet baby Green Lobster and bring him home! haha ~~


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Dim sum and also Taiyaki ~~ fish waffles ~~


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Very interesting to see them sell Oyster Omelet ~~~ Stall H1 H2.


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At Stall H4 – its quite a modern progressive hipster food joint ~~~


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Love the packaging of their drinks!


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Now that's what I call a cheesiliious sandwich! Find them at H4!


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At Stall H9 – its a Thai cuisine stall so grab your Som Tam and Mango Sticky Rice here!


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Nestle is also here to launch their Kurma Gula Melaka and Ros Bandung Yoghurt drinks! Wow!


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Slushies galore at H18


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Coffee anyone? Check out Anis Coffee ~


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Find the famous Mee Mamak Rimba at I29


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I also spotted Soup Gearbox at I26


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Cendol Temburong Haji Saban is located at I3 this year.


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Tasconi’s Pizza is at I21


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Grab your keropok Trengganu at I20. I know quite a lot of friends who can’t stop eating these with chili sauce!


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There’s grilled cheese lokam which had been a craze around Brunei social media ~~ this is stall J2


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HANA Korean Food is at J3 but I didn’t get to take pics as they were sold out by the time I got here!


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Kak! Why you Korean food so laku?! I must come and take pics next trip ~


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Waaa they add cheese to Roti John! Mmmmm ~~ how to say no?  Black Corner Cheezy Roti John ~ row J


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They were absent last Ramadhan but now they are back! Emenen Kebab grilled tortilla wraps ~ Glad to have you guys back this year at J25!


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Just next door is this lovely drinks station! Sooo prettty!!!


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Oblong burgers are also at the same row ~~ look out for them ~~


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By this time ~~ my batteries were dying so I couldn’t shoot much pictures of the stalls but here are some highlights of the grill section!


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Ayam Panggang Incredible Hulk ~~ *hahaha I made that up*


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Ayam Panggang Tajau ~~~ Claypot grilled chicken is at L24


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This is another unique one on the same row know as Ayam Tempayan. Be sure to check them out ~~ L16


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I also spotted Kueh Takis from K9, they have textures like pancakes and cooked using a mold on a stovetop or charcoal fire like these ~~ with fillings like kaya added ~ *picture from my Pasar Gadong posts*


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I actually missed this but realized only when I double checked on Instagram. There’s Donut Burger at K25 which is pretty interesting to try.


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My favourite PAIS Stall – PAIS Daging CHaji is at Stall L1. Be sure to come early as they are sold out very fast! Goes extremely well with steamed rice!


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Photo from their IG @paisdaging.chaji ~~ follow them on Instagram for updates!


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Another popular PAIS ~~ PAIS HK Family! Oooo I want some Pais Kupang and Pais Hati Buyah please~!!! Stall L6


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Cucur pisang specialists ~~ Cucur pisang Abang J is at M16 ~~ so much different choices! LOL


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Find the best curry puffs in Brunei at stall M12! Old Klang Road Curry Puffs! Mmmmm!!


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Ummi Alya Enterprise at Stall M6 famous for their Laksam Kelantan and Laksa Johor were sold out as soon as I arrived. Luckily I blogged about them before and I still have these pics. Find them at M6!


What’s missing from last year?

These are the stalls that I felt was missing from this year’s Gerai Ramadhan but they were popular last year ~~ Let me know if you spot them so I can include them here!


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Can anyone spot Tapai wrapped with Daun Simpur? I can’t spot any this year. Sigh ~~


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There was this Naan stall and also Tandoori chicken last year near the grill ~~ mmm ~~ I missed it this year ~~~


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No Holland Murtabak this year? Sigh ~~~


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Ayam Gunting from last year’s Ramadhan ~~ like the Taiwanese XL fried chicken chop ~~~


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Where’s Pak Jamal? Famous Rojak and Nasi Ayam


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My friends were happy to find him at Gerai Ramadhan last year but I didn’t see Cendol Hj Metali this year. Anyone know where they went?


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My gosh that really took a long time to write. I try my best to hunt around the gerais – bearing the hot heat and used up my camera batteries (should had brought a spare battery arrghhh!) Now if I missed out any good stalls that you liked or you felt I should include. Please email me at Thanislim@gmail.com and I’ll check them out! I hope you enjoyed my report and be sure to check out my other Sungkai Write - Ups in my blog


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