Unit 2 & 3 Blk B Ground Floor,
Bangunan Hj Abd Rahman, Simpang 88,
Kg Kiulap, Bandar Seri Begawan
The locals have been very kind to me (Thks Mr Matali and family!) Showering me with loads of love and gorgeous food. One of the most authentic Bruneian food is the Ambuyat. Made from sago, eaten with various dishes.
I was so keen to learn more about Ambuyat. So they brought me to a restaurant specialised in this. Although it looked delightfully plain and simple…When immersed with the right dishes, your tongue goes Oooh lala all the way.
But first, I followed the waitress into the kitchen and even got a video and pictures of how they do it. They use some kind of flour (ambulung) which I believed is the Sago with boiling water. U need to stir it until it reached a certain thick consistency. The whole process took about 10minutes.
Anyway, the sambal tempoyak is perfect! Its sourish taste is perfect for the ambuyat and everything on this table! I love it. One of the best sambal tempoyak I ever tasted.
But this one is so different. The tapioca shoots were delightfully young and soft. Yet it dances with the creamy coconutty gravy. So kampung-like and authentic! No. 1 in my list. (just nice, cos my mama has retired her kitchen apron,and I’ve been longing for authentic lemak pucuk ubi for so long!)