Food Arena’s Jumbo Buffet 2015

Introducing the newest food offering in Brunei: Food Arena’s Jumbo Sungkai Buffet.  Food Arena is the consortium of restaurants and bakeries which makes up the whole row of Seri Q-Lap Mall’s ground floor.  Rows after rows of big eatery names in Brunei.

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Modesto Bistro & Grill, Lof Bakery, Dapur Penyet, Twinkle Pan and Hippo & Bees

This year, these big names are bringing to you one of the biggest buffet offering for Sungkai Buffet in Brunei.  Western cuisine, Indonesian cuisine, Arabian cuisine, cakes, pastries, and a whole lot of desserts, all under one roof!

Upon arriving at the Food Arena, my first impression was “So pretty!”.  This was my first time to the Food Arena since they took ownership from previous Giant Supermarket and gave the place a whole new makeover.

An enjoyable dining experience
View from the main entrance of Food Arena.  The area is spacious making sure that its patrons enjoys a comfortable dining experience during their sungkai.
The Welcoming Committee
The colourful buns and pastries that makes the welcoming committee as you enter the main entrance.  It is hard not to be impressed with these sweet smiles welcoming your arrival!
Vibrant yet comfortable
First impression tells that the place is extremely clean and comfortable, with colourful vibrant cushion seats for its patrons.  The LED lights hanging above the dining area makes whatever food porn that you take with your phone camera at your table to be clear and bright.
Vietnam Coffee drips
Every corner of Food Arena is decorated nicely.  These Vietnam Coffee drips are so irresistible although not part of the buffet, .  If only I could bring one home!
Presentation First Impressions
The waitress making sure every single glass is arranged properly.  Just goes to show how important their presentation is to the management.
Mee Soto Corner
The Mee Soto corner complete with all the toppings you would ever want.
The Arabian Appetizers Corner
The Arabian Appetizers corner which holds a lot of green choices, including the expensive olives for that extra taste.

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A wide view of the main dishes on each side of the main sitting area.

Drinks Corner
The drinks corner!  Any buffet that offers coffee wins one point with me!  If coffee is not your thing, there’s always the tea, milo, nestea, mango and orange juice.
Pastries of your choice
Pastries of your choice.   Those pineapple tarts will be my target!  It’s Chinese New Year all over again!
I Heart Sweet
Nothing says it more obvious that a big sign saying “I HEART SWEET” on this counter.  All the sweet desserts you could ever dream for.  If desserts is high in your priority list, Food Arena is definitely the place to go to!

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More cakes for your dessert.  Selections includes:

  • Chocolate Butter Cake
  • Pandan Butter Cake
  • Red Velvet Butter Cake
  • Marble Butter Cake
  • Batik Horlick Cake
  • Blueberry Cake
  • Premium Prune Lapis Cake
  • Chocolate Chips Kek Lapis Cake
  • Red Velvet Lapis Cake
  • Oreo Roll Cake
  • Oreo Cheese Cake
  • Blueberry Cheese Cake
Simply Irresistable
Having a chocolate fountain is definitely an automatic win for the kids!  To be honest, even for me!  Who can resist dipping those marshmallow and fruit sticks under the silky blanket of of chocolate layer.  Simply irresistible!

What do you think? See anything you like? For me, they already had me at ‘Hello’. First impressions count, and they have shown that when it comes to the presentation and layout of the whole place, they mean business.  Every single dish is decorated with contrasting colours and every corner is well litted with modern LED lights.

After seeing all those delicious food and sweet desserts, I can’t wait to dive in to eat!

Scallop in a spoon. 
Scallop in a spoon.
Baked Mussels
Baked Mussels
Grilled Prawns and Mango
Grilled Prawns and Mango. They say the best way to enjoy this dish is to eat the prawn first then drink the mango mixture to neutralize the after taste.

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Chips and its Salsa condiments

From left to right: Pandesal, Charcoal Pandesal, Breakfast Roll
From left to right: Pandesal, Charcoal Pandesal, Breakfast Roll
Lovely Cold Cuts
Lovely Cold Cuts
Arabic Green Salad
Arabic Green Salad
Tangy Coleslaw with Corn Kernels
Tangy Coleslaw with Corn Kernels

 

Mee Goreng
Mee Goreng

Chicken Curry
Chicken Curry

Ayam Pandan
Ayam Pandan

Sayur Pakis
Sayur Pakis

Telur Madu
Telur Madu

Kacang Panjang
Kacang Panjang

Tauhu Tempe Goreng
Tauhu Tempe Goreng

Semur Daging
Semur Daging

Tomes Acar
Tomes Acar

Ayam Goreng
Ayam Goreng

Lamb Bukhari
Lamb Bukhari

Roasted Vegetables
Roasted Vegetables

Roasted Chicken with Spicy Chili Sauce
Roasted Chicken with Spicy Chili Sauce
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Garlic Mayo
Garlic Mayo

Grilled Striploin
Grilled Striploin

Chicken Tikka Masala
Chicken Tikka Masala

Grilled Lamb
Grilled Lamb

Beef / Chicken Sheekh Kebab
Beef / Chicken Sheekh Kebab

Stir Fried Bokchoy in Garlic Sauce
Stir Fried Bokchoy in Garlic Sauce

English Fish and Chips
English Fish and Chips

Arabian Bread
Arabian Bread

Sheekh Tawook
Sheekh Tawook

Assorted Puddings
Assorted Puddings

Batik Horlick Cake
Batik Horlick Cake

Oreo Roll Cake
Oreo Roll Cake

Oreo Cheese Cake
Oreo Cheese Cake

My usual routine in a buffet this huge would be to taste each of the dishes on the first round, just one bite of each item and then decide on which dishes will make it to my ROUND TWO.  Round two would see more of those dishes until I’m fully satisfied!  Yummy in my tummy!  Maybe these dishes would be your favourites as well?

Pizza
I can never say no to pizza.  These assorted of various slices of thin crust pizza just delights me.
Carving Station
The carving station offers delicious roasted beef and chicken and various gravy to choose from.
Roasted Beef
Roasted Beef.  Tell me you can resist this?
Mouth Watering
Mouth watering Roasted Beef slices.  I was already mouth-watering while the beef is being carved.
Roasted Chicken
If roasted beef is not your thing, what about this delicious looking Roasted Chicken?
Pasta Corner
The Pasta corner serves nice Seafood Aglio-Olio.  It is made on the spot so the spaghetti and sauce will definitely be very tasty!
Cold Cuts with Olives
Cold Cuts with various chicken ham and beef salami.  The olives makes for a very interesting contrast to the colour.
Pandan Chicken
This is also one of my all-time favourite.  Chicken wrapped in Pandan leaves.  The aroma from the Pandan is really refreshing.

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Nasi Lemak and its condiments.  I love my Nasi Lemak with plenty of peanuts.  And their Sambal Belado and Sambal Hijau is my choice!

Lamb
And there’s always distinctive aroma of the lamb that is always my all-time favourite.
Scallops in a spoon
These scallops in a spoon makes it very convenient to just grab and go.  And it can be eaten in just one mouthful.
Lamb Bukhari
The Lamb Bukhari rice a traditional Arabian rice dish.  Since this is a Lamb Bukhari, it has a mildly distinctive aroma which is just enough to make me love it.
Creamy Mashed Potatoes
I’m a Potato person, so I will definitely love any potato based dishes so the Creamy Mashed Potatoes is also one of my target.
TwinklePan Pretzels
Original and Almond TwinklePan Pretzels.
Consume when fresh
Waffles are one of those food where it must be consumed while still warm.  The waffles here are made on the spot fresh for you with a variety of filling to choose from.
Generousity
I chose the chocolate filling for my freshly made waffle.  Look at the generous amount of the chocolate spread!
Fresh Ice Cream
And now time for some fresh ice creams!  Available are Hippo and Bees’ Original Flavour with a choice of Chocolate or Strawberry toppings.
Too delicious not to try
I’m not really a fan of strawberry flavoured items, but these ice creams looks just too delicious not to try.
Hippo & Bees Ice Creams
Original flavour Hippo & Bees Ice-Cream with Chocolate and Strawberry topping.

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Macaroons and Sweet Candies anyone?

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Shredded ice is available at the ABC corner together with the varieties of toppings to choose from.  Or would you prefer delicately carved fruits such as the watermelon rose, the apple flowers and the pineapple swan?  Beautiful.

Marsh Mallow Sticks
I am brought back to relive my childhood days with these marshmallows sticks and the chocolate fountain.
Waterfall!
Chocolate waterfall… I mean Chocolate fountain remains everyone’s favourite.  Who can resist those unlimited silky smooth chocolate curtain!
Rainbow Cupcakes
Spectacular choices of Chocolate Cupcakes of various designs and colours.
Puddings of different designs and colours
Many different flavours of puddings of different designs and colours.

All in all, the Food Arena’s Jumbo Buffet is definitely a buffet worth going for.  At only $29.90 for adult and $15.90 for child, this buffet is priced competitively with other buffets available out there.  The choices of the main dishes available from the western, arabian and indonesia are those that are usually popular among the people.  One of the biggest strength that this Jumbo Buffet has over others are the overwhelming number of desserts that you are spoilt for choice!

Lucky Draw
This year, by shopping and dining in the Food Arena, you stand chance to win some very attractive LUCKY DRAW prizes.  You could be a winner of a flight ticket to SINGAPORE, KUALA LUMPUR or KOTA KINABALU, or you can also be one of the 10 consolation prizes which the Grand Draw will happen on November 1, 2015.
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What are you waiting for?

The Jumbo Buffet will only be available until the end of Ramadhan, so do hurry.  Food Arena is located at Seri Q-Lap Mall’s ground floor.  Park your car behind the mall as that would be the closest to Food Arena’s entrance.  You will not miss the Jumbo Buffet’s banner there.  Please call +673 7151177 or +673 720 9777 for place your bookings!  Don’t just take my word for it, go and see and try for yourself!

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