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A taste of Yi Yuan Ting
POSTED | 16:42 PM | 07-09-2015

A taste of Yi Yuan Ting

-- By Norliha Din

If you’re in Brunei and looking for a new place to dine out that offers oriental cuisine, then head to Yi Yuan Ting (Pondok Mpat Laut) Restaurant in Bandar Seri Begawan.

Formerly known as Shikai Restaurant which was famous for Herbal Duck and Crispy Kway Teow, the halal-certified eatery is back after a renovation, with a new menu designed by an international chef.

There is a variety of delicious dishes created by Chef Sun, who is chairman of Master Chefs World Association. His recipes are now handled by the head chef of the restaurant, Khong Siw Mun, who has 25 years experience under his belt.

One of the signature dishes featured in the menu is the Sweet and Sour Chicken with Fruits in Ice Cubes. Priced at $15 (medium) and $20 (large), food lovers will get a satisfying portion of crispy chicken with a perfect combination of assorted diced fruits that complement the sweetness of the sauce. This dish is unique in the sultanate.

Another popular dish is Binchotan Charcoal Beancurd in butter custard sauce  ($12). The crispy charcoal-colored beancurd is tender and gives you a burst of flavor on every bite. 

Another chicken dish is Braised Salted Free Range Chicken stewed with local herbs, priced at $15 (half chicken) and $25 (whole chicken).

If you are a curry addict, the Thai Curry Fish Head ($28) is highly recommended. Fresh fish is cooked in gravy incorporated with chopped lady’s fingers, tomato, eggplant and coconut milk – a recipe from the Royal Kitchens in Thailand.

These are among the great line-up of dishes available at the restaurant, which is located at the corner of Sempurna Complex in Batu Bersurat.

The restaurant opens from 11a.m. to 2.30 p.m. and again from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. from Monday to Thursday and on Saturday. It opens from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Fridays. For Sundays and public holidays, the opening hours are 9.30 a.m.-3 p.m. and 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Article courtesy of The Brunei Times.

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