Excapade Sungkai Buffet 2012

Excapade Japanese Restaurant is a name known to almost every household in Brunei and even neighbouring Miri and Limbang.  However, did you know that Excapade is the only Japanese restaurant offering sungkai buffet this year?  All the other Japanese restaurants are only offering certain discounts or at best, buffet but without the more expensive items such as sashimi.

Even my friend, John, (who has been tormented all these years by all the images of food heaven which I have been posting throughout all my Ramadhan buffet adventures) has came all the way from Kuching city to make sure he does not miss out on my adventures this year!

The Tormented

My tormented friend finally gets his hands (and mouth) on the ‘pot of gold’; all the way from Kuching city!

For all sushi and sashimi lovers, this is a buffet you do not want to miss.  I have not been to any other Japanese buffets that serves dishes that caters for all the different flavours of people.  All the sushi, sashimi, tempura, idako, wakame that you can eat.  Sounds good so far, yes?  Read on.

Excapade did a really good job on the presentation of the buffet spread.  At the beginning of the spread lies all the appetizers, followed by the sushi and sashimi dishes in the middle, and then the main dishes which includes the tempura at the end.  Every single dish is whole-heartedly completed with decorative garnishes such as the different types of flowers all made out from carrot and cucumber.

Idako (Squid)

Idako (Squid)

Ebiko (Shrimp)

Ebiko (Shrimp)

Fried Fish Salad

Fried Fish Salad

Fish Salad

Fish Salad

Zaru Soba

Zaru Soba

As for me, I am a sashimi lover.  To me, a japanese meal is not complete without at least a sashimi, and that does not include sashimi rolled up in a sushi.  Excapade’s sashimi offerings is… there is no other words I can describe; it completes me.

Sashimi Heaven

Sashimi Heaven

I did not even bother to count how many types of sashimi are available in the spread.  From memory, I can remember having the salmon, tuna, octopus, scallop, prawn and surf clam.  I dare say that I had more servings of sashimi this time round than I have had in my whole life!

Various sashimi

Various sashimi

Ebi (Prawn) Sashimi

Ebi (Prawn) Sashimi

Sake (Salmon) Sashimi

Sake (Salmon) Sashimi; just look at how generously thick the Chef has cut the sashimi!

Next comes the sushi, which I only took a few, not because it did not look delicious, but because I was just too busy indulging myself in all that sashimi.  However, I did manage to take pictures of the dishes for your viewing pleasure! Smile Don’t worry one, I remember you one.  I won’t leave you hanging one.

Unagi (Eel) Sushi Ebi (Prawn) Sushi

Picture (top-left): The Unagi Sushi is one of the favourites among the sushi spread.  Picture (top-right):  Ebi Sushi is another simple, yet nice sushi.  Picture (below): Another favourite is the Tamago Sushi (Egg Sushi) which is slotted in between the Mini California Sushi and the Salmon Sushi.

Tamago (Egg) Sushi

Ikura Salmon Sushi

Ikura Salmon Sushi. My style of eating; eat the salmon & sushi first and leave the Ikura (Fish Egg) for the last. The Ikura gives a very pungent yet delicious taste when it bursts in your mouth.

With the appetizers, sushi and sashimi that are available, it is already well worth your BND$29.90.  But wait, that is not all that they have to offer.  What you have seen so far is only half of the whole buffet spread.  Next comes the heavy artillery; the main dishes.

Niku Meshi (Meat Rice)

Niku Meshi (Meat Rice)

Kushi Katsu (Tempura Stick)

Kushi Katsu (Tempura Stick)

Salmon Asparagus

Salmon Asparagus, another one of my favourites!

Halibut Lamb Misoyaki

Picture (top-left): The Halibut is basically deep fried fish fillet which is tasty and tender.  Picture (top-right): Lamb cooked in Misoyaki sauce.

Snow Crab Legs

Snow Crab Legs

Kobashira Yaki (Scallop)

Kobashira Yaki (Scallop)

Scallop Mayo Haru Maki (Pohpiah)

Picture (top-left): Scallop Mayo.  Picture (top-right): Haru Maki, which is basically the japanese version of the asian poh piah.

Tempura Moriawase (Assorted Tempura)

Tempura Moriawase (Assorted Tempura)

Sanma (Pacific Saury) Shioyaki

Sanma (Pacific Saury) Shioyaki

And once you have satisfied yourself with all their offerings, help yourself to come desserts which includes the Chawan Mushi as well as fruits.

Chawan Mushi

Chawan Mushi

For the kids (and also some adults), help yourself to the eat-all-you-can ice cream that comes with several variety of toppings!

Choose your desire

Choose your desired topping for your ice-cream!

Childhood fantasy

Childhood fantasy; this would definitely be my choice of topping!

So there we were, my friends and I feasting on the japanese dishes, enjoying each salivating moment.  John was definitely very pleased and did not have any regrets at all for coming all the way from Kuching.

The sashimi plate The sushi plate

Freshly cutted heavenly salmon

Freshly cutted heavenly salmon

Freshly baked Salmon Asparagus

Freshly baked Salmon Asparagus

To sum it all up, this is a buffet that is really worth the value. Excapade has done a splendid job in making sure it caters for all the different taste buds out there. Oh, did I mention that the Excapade Priviledge Card members are entitled for a further discount from the already considered extremely reasonable price.

P.S. Please take note that the Sungkai Buffet is only available in the Gadong and Kiulap Regent branch.

Posted on July 29, 2012, in Food and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 7 Comments.

  1. Welcome to Brunei, hope u guys enjoy the buffet as much as I did last year ^^

    • My Kuching friend enjoyed it to the max! He had no regrets at all flying all the way here just for this. My other friends are catching up on this from my blog and many of them are placing their bookings!

  2. hi…can i know the opening hours of the kiulap or gadong branch for this buffet? and the contact no to make the booking? i be going up this weekend…Thanks so much for your info.

    • Hi June! Excapade’s contact number for Gadong branch is (+673)2443012 and Kiulap Regent branch is (+673)2234011. Their opening hours in the evening is 6.00 pm – 10.30 pm. Let me know if you need any other information. 🙂

  3. hi…how much per person? thank u..

    • Hi there! It’s stated in the post, B$29.90 per person. If you have the Excapade Member card, can get additional discount. Enjoy!

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