The Tourism Development Department under the Ministry of Primary Resources and Tourism is pleased to announce the Brunei Gastronomy Week which will be held for the second time from the 23rd February to the 11th March 2018. This is an annual event initiated by the Ministry of Primary Resources and Tourism and the Brunei Tourism Board. Brunei Gastronomy Week is organized in conjunction with the 34th National Day celebrations where the Ministry will be collaborating with several hotels and restaurants in Brunei Darussalam including Airlines, Association of Travel Agents, Brunei Association of Hotels, Hospitality Schools and other private sectors. The target audience predominantly consists of local as well as international visitors who are currently in the country.

The objective of the event is to celebrate Brunei and create an awareness on the Bruneian Cuisine; to encourage more hotels and restaurants to serve the Bruneian cuisines in a more sophisticated way; to further improve on the taste and elevate the presentation of Bruneian dishes to be served as part of a fine dining experience or at receptions held within or outside the country; to provide a unique Bruneian gastronomical experience to visitors within or outside Brunei.

The highlight of the Brunei Gastronomy week this year would be foods wrapped in banana (or other) leaves. Banana leaves used for cooking, wrapping and food-serving in a wide range of cuisines in tropical and subtropical areas. It adds a nice aroma to the food and improves the taste of some foods. Bruneian cuisines which are typically wrapped in banana leaves are such as Pais Daging, Pais Udang, Pais Ikan and others. They are either grilled, barbecued, steamed, or oven cooked finished. In addition, during the Brunei Gastronomy Week also encourages ethnic groups of Brunei in all 4 districts to take the opportunity to showcase their local ethnic cuisine.

The Tourism Development Department is inviting restaurants and hotels that are interested in participating in the Brunei Gastronomy Week to register by the 1st February 2018 at [email protected] or contact 238 2931 for further details


Fancy a Teochew Mooncake?

9 August 2016

Mooncake season is here and we are delighted to offer our delicious halal MOMZ home-made goodies once again. We are taking orders from now until 21st August for these DELECTABLE mooncakes. Pick up will be a couple of days after your order is placed. This year we only have freshly made yam filling with or […]

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Local distributors attends FAMA business matching session at 15th Consumer Fair

31 January 2015

One of the objectives of the popular Consumer Fair series of expos is to create valuable networking opportunities for all participants towards forming and developing mutually rewarding business alliances. The Federal Agricultural Marketing Authority (FAMA) of the Ministry of Agriculture & Agro-Based Industry Malaysia is making full use of the 15th Consumer Fair yesterday at […]

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Starbucks Brunei Opens First Drive-Through Store in Beribi

7 September 2014

Starbucks Brunei introduces a new drive-thru concept store in Beribi with convenience in mind. This new platform gives customers the option to enjoy their favourite coffee on the go, or at the store should they prefer to stretch their legs and relax. The grand launching of Starbucks Beribi Drive-Thru Store is a full-day affair which […]

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A French Exhibition in Brunei Darussalam

30 March 2014

Have a very French affair right here in Brunei! From the magnificent tourist destinations, unforgettable gastronomic experience to France’s industrial leadership, the French Embassy in Brunei Darussalam invites you to experience a taste of what France has to offer. “The exhibition, which will take place at Times Square Mall on April 5th, is an initiative […]

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Burger King Opens in Brunei!

24 February 2014

Brunei Darussalam – February 24, 2014 – Burger King Worldwide, Inc. (NYSE: BKW) is proud to announce the opening on Tuesday February 25, 2014 of one BURGER KING® restaurant in Brunei Darussalam by the brand’s new franchisee, Sinofood Express. “Establishing the BURGER KING® brand’s presence in Brunei exemplifies our commitment to strengthen our global restaurant […]

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Starbucks Opens its First Store in Brunei

16 February 2014

The grand opening of the first Starbucks in Brunei was officiated by Her Royal Highness Pg Anak Isteri Pg Anak Hjh Zariah and the management of Berjaya Food Sdn Bhd and Starbucks at the bustling hub of the Mabohai Shopping Complex yesterday. More than 200 enthusiastic and excited Starbucks fans, including its 100 digital followers […]

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Royal Brunei launches a Betterfly

13 October 2013

Royal Brunei Airline’s eight-year wait for its new fleet of Boeing 787 Dreamliners ended with unbridled glamour and celebration in a grand ceremony last night which saw key stakeholders launching Royal Brunei’s first of five planned aircraft in a hangar just off the Brunei International Airport. YB Minister of Communications jointly launched the aircraft with […]

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Gerai Perayaan Hari Keputeraan

25 September 2013

Sambutan Ulang Tahun Hari Keputeraan Kebawah Duli Yang Maha Mulia Paduka Seri Baginda Sultan dan Yang Di-Pertuan Negara Brunei Darussalam sememangnya dinanti-nantikan oleh rakyat dan penduduk di negara ini termasuk para peniaga. Ini memandangkan setiap kali tibanya musim perayaan bagi sambutan tersebut akan diadakan gerai-gerai perayaan bagi mereka yang berminat dalam bidang perniagaan sama ada […]

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The Baiduri Bank Group African Safari!

5 September 2013

Last night, Baiduri Bank Group hosted a fun filled event for members of the media in appreciation of the close working relationship that exists between them and the Bank. The event was held at the 1-Lotus Restaurant’s function hall, Wild Lotus and was themed “A Night at the African Safari”. The event commenced with welcoming […]

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AITI Celebrates 10th Anniversary

27 May 2013

Hundreds of people visited the Authority for Info-communications Technology Industry of Brunei Darussalam‘s (AITI) Carnival yesterday. It was held to commemorate 10 years of its establishment. AITI said it was aimed to promote and create public awareness on the roles and functions of AITI as Brunei Darussalam’s telecommunications regulator and promoter of ICT industry. At […]

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Kiong-hi Hoat-chai!

11 February 2013

Celebrations of Chinese New Year in Brunei are observed with reference to the dates of the lunar calendar. Celebrated by the Chinese community residing in Brunei, the festival continues for the entire period of two weeks. During the festival, people of Chinese community visit the household of close relatives and kin and presents them with […]

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Business School Carnival Weekend 2013

6 January 2013

The Business School officially launched the SP Carnival 2013 yesterday morning, a two-day event featuring a number of stalls and activities held on the school’s premises as part of the school’s Business Project. Approximately 90 booths are set up for the carnival; among the features and activities present are food stalls, a reptile house, a […]

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Come Try Mauri’s Meat!

8 November 2012

Its time for a brand new monthly promo at Chef Mauri Group of Restaurants and this time, its the ever popular meat lover’s promo which is running at ALL Chef Mauri restaurants nation-wide. The dishes for this promo include steak with blue cheese, home-made oxtail pasta, roast beef with lentils, meatloaf, and of course, the […]

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All you can eat Pizza and Pasta Promo at Villa Mauri

25 October 2012

Had the pleasure of dining with some of the UBDfm crew last night at Villa Mauri. It was a pizza and pasta treat of the all you can eat kind! At only B$15.50 per head, our young undergrads certainly tucked in and enjoyed the various dishes including penne arrabiatta, seafood pasta, ravioli carbonara, and various […]

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Wicked Mauri Promo this week!

3 October 2012

All this week, Grazie Mauri is running its Wicked Promotion which features free appetizers and desserts. For every pizza or pasta dish you order from the promo menu, you get to choose either a free appetizer or dessert, and for every mains you order, you get to choose a free appetizer AND dessert. Good value […]

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Celebrating Chinese New Year in Cardiff

8 February 2011

Today’s post is brought to you by guest blogger Jules Lo who writes about her recent CNY celebration together with other Bruneian students in Cardiff. Thank you very much for your heart-warming post Jules! I see some familiar faces from my visit to Caerdydd last year. First, let me introduce myself, my name is Juliana […]

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The Malaysian experience at Rizqun Coffeehouse

11 January 2011

The Rizqun Coffeehouse is currently running a "Three States of Malaysia" buffet promotion where diners are invited to experience delicious signature dishes from three Malaysian states, namely Selangor, Malacca and Johor with the coffee house’s. This promo will run until the end of this week. The buffet is priced at $25 for an adult and […]

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Dine. Enjoy. Smile. Only with Chef Mauri

6 January 2011

Dropped by at Mauri’s Gadong joint last night to try out his Tiger Prawn special which is currently running until the end of Jan. Chef Mauri’s crustacean delights pair tiger prawns with kinds of dishes including salads, soups, pastas, ravioli, and risottos. FLAME ON! The cous cous salad with grilled tiger prawns was unanimously voted […]

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Suatu pagi di tamu kianggeh

3 January 2011

Joined the BFF boys yesterday on a photowalk at tamu kianggeh. Haven’t done that in a long time and it felt good! Here are some of the pics: Ani nama pendeknya si Am… Ani namanya Anggak Someone was shouting ular, ular… turned around and saw this!

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AB goes walkabout: An afternoon in Katong

20 December 2010

My final day in Singapore was spent with a bunch of locals who brought me around to places away from the tourist mainstays. It was quite an experience to check out the Singapore heartland First stop, LAKSA! This is Katong Laksa, as opposed to Kuching Laksa. This place is currently ranked number 1 of 625 […]

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Checking out Fisheries Carnival 2010

13 December 2010

FISH: live, fresh, cooked, processed and even ornamental were abound at this year’s Fisheries Carnival, which opened yesterday at the Fish Landing Complex in Muara to a steady stream of visitors eager to capitalise on the products on offer. Various species of crab and prawn, along with other seafood were also marketed by some 53 […]

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Grazie Mauri!

10 December 2010

Dropped by my buddy Mauri’s joint in Gadong last night to try out his carbonara promo. I was not disappointed. Carbonara is an Italian pasta dish based on eggs, pecorino cheese, bacon (locally we use beef bacon) and black pepper. I think many people prefer carbonara to bolognaise, which is a tomato based sauce and […]

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SMARTER Brunei Charity Bazaar and Open Day

30 November 2010

My pic of the day during the Smarter Bazaar has to be this one of the winner of the teh tarik competition in action! Coupon books for the bazaar were on sale at 10 bucks a pop but people were free to donate as well Lots of stuff on sale One of the booths selling […]

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Checking out the MTSSR Entrepreneurship Fair 2010

22 November 2010

Scores of activities took place at Sultan Saiful Rijal Technical College (MTSSR) in Jalan Muara yesterday in conjunction with the first MTSSR Entrepreneurship Fair. The two-day event, which began on November 20 and will conclude today, was officially launched by the Minister of Communications, Pehin Orang Kaya Hamzah Pahlawan Dato Seri Setia Awang Haji Abdullah. […]

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Learning how to point – Chef Mauri’s Bolognese Festival

9 November 2010

Salah ni liau Mauri… Ahhh… ani baru ya…. From 8th until 28th November 2010, Chef Maurizio will be showcasing a popular Italian dish, the Bolognese.  For only BND 8.80, have the chance to tickle your taste buds with our authentic Bolognese dishes. With 6 different choices of dishes to choose from, you will not want […]

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Blue Eden offers new menu items

5 November 2010

Chicken Mayo Lumpia Beef Steak

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Twitter Raya at Casa Esperanza

9 October 2010

Pics from a small raya gathering at Senor Pablo’s crib which was held for the Brunei Twitter community. A fun evening of tapas, conversation, and laughter! It was nice to put faces to the names from twitter like @farah15 @ranoadidas @liyanayassin @andrewdy @icys @kurapak @AliyaZin @sonzK @mahzu @riyanla @thanislim @AfeldaGhani and of course the notorious […]

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Something special is coming to Deals!

6 October 2010

Last night was the first time I set foot in the Radisson Hotel since it changed management from Sheraton. Some subtle changes were visible both outside and inside the building, but the interior decor of the new and improved Deals restaurant was verrry nice indeed! Perfect place for an evening of fine dining in an […]

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Open house at the eye center

30 September 2010

The BEDB i-Centre held their open house yesterday and yours truly decided to take a break from the dreaded dissertation and drop by to say hi to some good friends over there. Kwok Leong, the centre director speaking to guests Chit chat time   Hello ladies… My buddy Derek from DST was there

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Happy Birthday Baqi!

14 September 2010

My little nephew Baqi who turned one today hosted a small dinner for us. Happy Birthday Alai Baqi!   My maiden attempt at making Linguine de frutti mare turned out pretty well 🙂   Party pack from Kaizen Traditional red eggs

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SMARTER Brunei celebrates 9 years

9 September 2010

Last night, SMARTER Brunei celebrated its 9th Year Anniversary with a breaking fast ceremony in Sengkurong. Present were all the SMARTER Brunei families and staff of the SMARTER Brunei Center. Handing over proceeds from Momz Mooncake sale

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Breaking Fast with Brunei Forever Forum

7 September 2010

Pics from the Brunei Forever Forum Sungkai event which took place last weekend.

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Bersiar2 di gerai Ramadhan

4 September 2010


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Life on the Google Nexus One – Set 1

29 August 2010

Dinner at Al-Mashriq with Damissus The cemetery I pass by everyday Showcase Cinema De Lux Lunch at KAYU

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The Mooncakes Have Landed… Again…

15 August 2010

Mooncake season is fast approaching and after some gentle coaxing, mum’s agreed to make some of her EXCELLENT mooncakes again (yippeeee!). As in previous years, we are delighted to offer our delicious halal Momz home made goodies once again. These DELECTABLE mooncakes will be available from 22nd August onwards and we are taking advance orders […]

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Selamat menunaikan ibadah puasa…

12 August 2010

Trying out a multiple pic post LIVE 🙂

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A simple dinner…

9 August 2010

Today’s post is brought to you by: Simple Salad Simple Prawn Fritters

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So which Chinese Restaurant is the best?

21 June 2010

A few weeks ago, I ran a poll in which I asked you to nominate and subsequently rank your favorite halal chinese restaurants in Brunei. There were questions about what the criteria were and in order to keep it as simple as possible, I did not put forth any specific criteria apart from the word […]

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A night at Yen Sushi

14 June 2010

After the “inda berapa” experience at Yo! Sushi in Leicester earlier this year, I resigned myself to the fact that I would be sushi deprived for the duration of my stay in Leicester. But last weekend, a new sushi bar opened and it served up some pretty good sushi. So the karaoke gang and I […]

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