Thanis Lim

All Rounder Chef and Food Journalist

Brunei Sungkai 2018: Radisson Hotel Tasek Brasserie

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If you want Sungkai in an international standard hotel ambience, Tasek Brasserie’s Sungkai Bufet is your choice for its classy posh ambience and wide variety of dishes!


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You can choose to sit inside with air conditioning but you can also sit outside for a poolside dining experience and next to the live stations ~


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Night view looks inviting doesn’t it?


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Here’s an idea on the seating – and they actually can open the other main ballroom to accommodate bigger families. As you can see – very comfortable ambience and a good choice to bring someone special for Sungkai dinner.


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There’s also a special prayer room for you to perform your prayers.


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The buffet is spread into three sections – this is to ensure maximum space and comfort while reducing buffet line traffic. Making it easier to take the food instead of one or two long lines of queues. Very thoughtful from Radisson. The lobby is the section for the main dishes ~~


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You will have the salads and side dishes mostly in this section of the buffet ~~


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The Rojak buah


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The Ulam Ulam with sambal ~~


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The dessert section ~~ which we will get to in more detail later ~~


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The Ambuyat Station ~~ always a popular choice for us ~~ I am a very big big fan of ambuyat ~~


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This is the third part of the buffet ~ which consist of live stations by the poolside ~~ I will get to that later ~~ for now let’s check out the main courses at the lobby!


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Nasi Minyak ~~


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Chinese style stir fried tofu with oyster sauce


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Eggplant with dried shrimp ~~


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This is bound to make your mouth water ~~ stir fried hati buyah (beef lung) with soya sos (masak kicap)


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Signature non crispy Ayam Rendang ~~ LOL ~~


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That lamb kurma is seriously calling you right now ~ can you feel it?


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Ooooh delicious sotong on the menu is always a yes for me!


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My weakness = daging masak Kedayan style ~~ *smacks lips*


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Prawns ~~ swimming in gravy goodness ~~ mmmmmmmmmm


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You gotta love our local wild veggies ~~~ *drools*


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Sambal telur ~~~


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For the western main courses ~~ they have lovely roasted potatoes for today’s menu ~


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Cheesy baked pasta ~~~


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Broccoli with almonds ~ this is something new ~~


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Green Mussels Marinara ~~ mmm ~~


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The breads and soup section is also in the lobby ~~~


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Cream of Cauliflower soup is the western soup of the day ~~


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They have spiced beef soup as the Asian soup of the day ~~


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Phew ~~ can you believe that amount of main courses available? Now let’s go inside the restaurant to check out the appetizers and side dishes shall we?


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All these dates ~~ yet you wouldn’t go out with me ~~ LOL ~~ pardon the joke ~~ the dates are at the desserts section if you like to start with dates for sungkai ~


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As usual – you can make your own salads with the array of fresh salad leaves and condiments available ~~


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Or just dig in to the Western style prepared salads readily available ~~



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Man seafood appetizers certainly looks good too!!


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There’s also Thai style influence this year with their somtam – green papay salad stand ~~


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They also have a DIY Miang Kham stand ~~ woo hoo ~~


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This really gained popularity since the special Thai buffet at Radisson did it once ~~ now lots of Bruneians are enjoying this famous Thai DIY snack!


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Radisson’s buffet has also quite an Indonesian influence to their side dishes – you will see their rojak buah and ulam ulam stand to DIY your ASEAN style salad but they have quite a selection of kerabu kerabu which is a Nusantara style salad ~~~ there’s simply so much choice that I’m going to bombard you with them now!


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OH MY HATI BUYAH KERABU!!


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Seriously love the mix of colours, texture and taste of kerabu kerabu ~~ did you spot any of your favourites? Spoiled for choice right?


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I must mention that I am a big fan of their Indonesian style sambals ~~ there’s an expert hiding inside their kitchen and I wish I can convince her to teach me how to make them!


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We love the sambals – we can just eat them like that ~~~ LOL!


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I enjoy mine with the crispy emping keropok ~~ mmm


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YESS!!


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Keropok anyone? Mmmmm ~~


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Now we are at the star of the buffet – by the poolside – the annual event that people look forward to is the lamb on the spitz ~ whole lamb goodness ~~ sliced and diced to be enjoyed with the sauces ~~


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Sliced some of that skin for me please ~~ DROOLS ~~~


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Drizzle with mint sauce ~~ oooh la la ~~~


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Grilled satay anyone? Hu hu hu ~~


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Bon appetit!


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Assorted fritters/cucur station ~~


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The popular Teh Tarik station ~~~


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The ice cream station is always popular with the kids!


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Make your own ABC Ais ~~


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Woo hoo ~~


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I confess that I have a whole piece of Holland Murtabak to myself HAHAHAHAAH!!


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Do you like Indonesian style Holland Murtabak or Murtabak Manis?


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Special request with ice cream on the side ~~ woooooooooo!!!


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Wait ~ don’t go yet ~~ we still haven’t tasted the desserts yet ~~ OMG STILL GOT!? Look at that bread pudding ~~


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Did someone say Kuih Wajid? Mmmmm a good introduction to our local kueh!


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Serikaya Pisang ~~ a sweet coconut pudding with banana! OH MY!!


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Kuih Lapis Beras


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Almond beancurd ~~ mmm ~~


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Bubur Cha Cha ~


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Kuih Sarang Semut!


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Cantik Manis ~~ what a name! It’s a type of sago pudding ~


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Can you believe we actually call this Kuih Bom? Hahah ~~~


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Ongol Ongol Sago ~~ a coconut milk sago pudding ~



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Chiffon Vanilla Cream Cake ~~


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Bingka Susu ~~~


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Traditional Brunei local biscuits ~~


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With so much variety of choices and a very International cuisine with a good mix of Nusantara, Thai and Western choices in a relaxed classy ambience – the buffet comes to $29/14.50 from 17th till 24th May, and it will be $32/16 from 25 May onwards during the month of Ramadhan!

As this is a very popular buffet every year – be sure to reserve in advance to avoid disappointment! Please call 2244272 extension 8872 to reserve your seats!

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