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!
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.
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.
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!
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! Don’t worry one, I remember you one. I won’t leave you hanging one.
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.
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.
Picture (top-left): The Halibut is basically deep fried fish fillet which is tasty and tender. Picture (top-right): Lamb cooked in Misoyaki sauce.
Picture (top-left): Scallop Mayo. Picture (top-right): Haru Maki, which is basically the japanese version of the asian poh piah.
And once you have satisfied yourself with all their offerings, help yourself to come desserts which includes the Chawan Mushi as well as fruits.
For the kids (and also some adults), help yourself to the eat-all-you-can ice cream that comes with several variety of toppings!
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.
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.