Thanis Lim

All Rounder Chef and Food Journalist

Brunei Sungkai 2018: SCR Xpress Citis Square

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SCR Xpress Citis Square is a restaurant that is located at the first floor of Citis Square, from here you can see it’s balcony section, just right above the popular cafĂ© It’s A Grind. For the past few Sungkais, SCR Xpress has established itself as one of the best value places to Sungkai in Brunei. Down to earth good food and with a variety of comfortable setting, two proper Surau for you to pray later and the location is very strategic as well, your family can go jalan jalan or a movie right after sungkai and prayers!


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At only $8.88 per adult – that’s a super bargain considering the comfortable spacious setting and prime location of the restaurant! Despite the reputation of buffets at this price range notorious for not refilling constantly, I noticed that they were very quick with refilling and ensured everyone got to eat till they are satisfied!


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They have both lobby and indoor seating – there’s no need to worry about feeling uncomfortable sitting at the lobby as there’s sufficient air-conditioning outside as well as fans.


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Inside the restaurant gives you quite a colourful interior setting and pretty spacious as well


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They have a section with comfy tall seats to give some privacy and quality time for your family, dates or meetings.


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If you have young children – there’s no problem as this is a very well equipped family restaurant – baby chairs are readily available – just be sure to call in advance and let them know.


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For those who like a bit more sunlight – you can sit at their balcony side and as you can see at the top left of this picture – there’s even air-cond and fans to keep you cool ~~


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You don’t have to worry about the queue lines as much even though there’s outside and inside seating because they actually have two buffet lines ~~ this is to ensure maximum comfort for the diners when they are taking the food for Sungkai ~~


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The outside buffet line up ~


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Naturally ~ since SCR is famous for their chicken rice ~~ you will see their popular fragrant chicken rice on the menu as well as white rice for you to choose ~


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SCR’s famous Singapore roasted chicken rice ~~ consider a plate of chicken rice nowadays is already $3.50 – this is a very good bargain indeed!


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Enjoy with their chicken rice chili sauce and acar ~~ hu hu hu ~~


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*drools* Chicken rice for sungkai anyone?


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SCR rotates their menu daily so even if you come on different days – you get a different menu ~~ and get a feel of their other signature dishes ~~ this is their lemon chicken chop ~~ consider if you order lemon chicken chop rice in any restaurant – that itself can be from $4.50 to $6. But you get a buffet of different good dishes here for only $8.88!


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Telur with sambal ikan bilis ~~ oooooh yesshhh!!


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They have different noodles on rotation menu and I was happy to see they have spaghetti today ~~ wooo hooo ~~


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My friend Hafiz commented that it actually taste like Ideal’s spaghetti!


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They have petola veggie with prawns today ~~ mmmmm ~~ I know some of my friends who absolutely love stir fried petola!


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Another dish I was super happy to see on the menu as well! Gulai Sayur Nangka ~~ a very heartwarming comfort food for Bruneians ~~ I think I hit the jackpot coming today! Very good selection!


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Let us also look at the side dishes, desserts and drinks available ~~ what!? You mean for $8.88 – there’s main course – appetizer and desserts?! Wow there’s also soup!?? SUPER GOOD VALUE ALERT ON!


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Dates are a staple must have of any Ramadhan sungkai in Brunei


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Ulam Ulam for you to enjoy with their gorgeous sambal! They actually have two types of sambal today ~~


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Sambal Ikan Bilis ~~


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Sambal belacan ~ oooh my~~~


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I can simply just enjoy belacan with timun and tomatoes just like that!


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I actually also eat my chicken rice ~~ with some of the sambal too ~~ delicious maxx!!


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Round 1 of our yummy SCR Xpress Sungkai!


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Wash all that food down with their drinks of the day ~~ of course ~~ bandung is a must!


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Then have some nice cup of tea and coffee to end your sungkai ~~


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Enjoy some refreshing cut fruits ~~


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Or some of their home made pudding ~~ mmm ~~


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If you feel like having a treat ~~ you can side order some of their new GO4COCO coconut ice cream, puddings or shakes!


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Mmmm ~~~ now this is what I call a happy ending to my meal ~~


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The smile of a happy foodie ~~ Thanis vs GO4COCO ice cream ~~~


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Ahhhhh ~~~ splendid ~~ splendid ~~


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It would be difficult to find any other place in Brunei that offers such a good value Sungkai buffet, with such a comfortable setting in this central location where you can spend some quality family time shopping, jalan jalan or go for a movie after Sungkai/Terawih Prayers.


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Eventhough SCR Xpress can easily fit up to 180 pax – it is highly advisable to call and prebook in advance for such a good value delicious buffet!


SCR Xpress Restaurant Citis Square

1st Floor Citis Square

Tel: 2339391 or 7180315

Email: scrx2citis@gmail.com

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