Thanis Lim

All Rounder Chef and Food Journalist

Brunei Sungkai 2018: Alter Ego Fusion Ramadan feast for 2!


If you are tired of buffets and you want a place with great ambience, good food and artisan desserts with proper coffee and tea – you should check out the Ramadan Feast for 2 at Alter Ego – one of Brunei’s most beautiful cafes.


Beautiful might actually be an understatement as when you walk into Alter Ego – you really feel like you’ve been transported to another world.


From the Jazzy feel of the brick walls ~~


To the hand painted scenic view ~~


It is indeed a lovely place to just bask in the ambience while having a nice cup of tea or coffee ~~ but today we are here to check out their Ramadan Feast for 2!


You will start with Medjool dates ~~ which are plump and delicious ~~ mmmm ~~~


Each person will then get a trio of appetizers ~ Soup of The Day on the right – Chicken vol au vent (baked small hollow case of puff pastry filled with creamy tender chicken) and sun dried tomato on top of cream cheese crostini ~~ mmm ~~~ delicious bite sizes to prepare you for the main sharing platter!


This sharing platter can actually be shared by 3 person in my opinion as it’s a pretty big platter!

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Mmmm ~~ what a delicious looking platter ~~


You will have a small basket of pita bread ~~ this is for you to dip with the hummus ~~


Chickpea hummus is a great dip for the flat breads ~~


To be enjoyed with these perfectly chargrilled vegetables ~~~


For carbs ~~ it’s crushed Idaho potatoes with salmon salad ~~~


For proteins ~~ this is the oven baked baby chicken with honey cajun spices ~~ I loved how moist the chicken is and perfectly seasoned. Thumbs up for this!


Last but not least is this double braised beef short ribs with rosemary herbs and pumpkin puree ~ tenderlicious!!!


You will then be served a trio of bite sized desserts ~~~ so both of you will get a taste of all three!


Mmmmm Gula Melaka Cake ~~ *drools*


I can never resist a good blueberry cheesecake!!!


Lastly ~~ if you love Eclairs ~~~ how about some Salted Caramel filled Eclairs to end your meal? *OMG*


You can choose to have coffee or tea to finish your meal ~~ I personally can drink coffee any time of the day ~ lol ~~ Alter Ego is serious about their coffees ~their coffee machine; the Gravimetric Black Eagle can cost more than an entry level car – one of the top of the line Espresso Machines and their coffee grinders are top of the range Mythos grinders too. You will definitely enjoy their coffee.


Ahhhhh a lovely cup of latte please ~~~


If you are not a coffee person or worry that you will have trouble sleeping – they have tea range from ETTE – combining heritage with tea ~~ mmmmm ~~~~

AE Ramadan Feast for 2

The Ramadan Feast is actually $49 for Two person which works out to 24.50 per person but if you use the bank card discounts – you can get up to 30 percent off on certain days! That will make it only $17.15 per person! What a bargain! On other days – you can get up to 15% depending on which bank cards you have when making payment.

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If was a pleasure to have Sungkai at Alter Ego with Kristal FM DJs and Brunei Foodies Marul and Anak Brunei ~~


Besides their Ramadan Feast for two ~~ we also got to check out their Ramadan Special menu! Check out these rice bowl menu exclusive to the month of Ramadan!

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All Rice bowls will come with perfectly poached egg, Daikon radish, Japanese cucumbers, Furikake and Japanese seasoned rice!


This is their salmon aburi rice bowl ~~ torched lightly and topped with delicious mentaiko ~~ soooo delicious!


This is the DISH OF THE DAY for me ~~ their charsiu chicken rice bowl is da bomb! Beautifully caramelized – tender and juicy ~ with just the right amount of sweetness ~~ soooo sooo goood! I wished to have another bowl of this!!


The others seemed to enjoy this dish more ~~~ sous vide beef sirloin slices ~~ tenderliciously good as well ~~~


Now I have to say one of the dishes I ordered the most when I am in Alter Ego is their healthy wholesome grain bowls ~~ basically quinoa with a lovely serving of mixed grilled vegetables ~ then with either roasted chicken or beef steak ~


This is the new grain bowl on the menu ~~ specially launched this month ~~ a moist salmon confit ~~ mmmm ~~ a new selection headache for me next time!

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They also launched a new pasta dish ~~ their version of spaghetti and meatballs ~~~ *drools*


Gorgeous pesto spaghetti on the side ~~~


Delicious round meatballs ~~ swimming on top of chunky tomato sauce ~~~ MAMAMIA ~~


As one of the places that serve set meals instead of buffet ~~ Alter Ego can be your next Sungkai place of choice! Be sure to look up the dates for the 30% discounts to maximize your savings!

Alter Ego Fusion

Unit No. 2 & 3, Block E, Ground Floor, Lot 5788, Kg. Kiulap, Negara Brunei Darussalam

Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei

Tel: 223 0388

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