Hainanese Chicken Rice, or more casually known as Chicken Rice, is one of the most popular meals to enjoy in Southeast Asia and Brunei is definitely no exception.
Around the region there are numerous variations of the dish with an interesting story behind each different recipe. You can find many households today enjoying their own home-cooked Chicken Rice as the tradition passes from one generation to another.
In Brunei, Chicken Rice is considered a culinary staple and one of the most value for money meals to date (as low BND2!). Typically, chicken-flavoured or buttered rice will be served with steamed or roasted chicken along with cucumber slices, soup and chilli or ginger sauce. Bruneian eateries selling the dish usually have their own unique specialties and differ in basic to premium serving styles.
Here are some of the places we recommend (in no particular order)
1. THIEN THIEN
A classic eatery choice for all generations; available in multiple locations across Brunei-Muara – Gadong, Kiulap and Batu Satu.
Pro Tip: Ask for extra sauce and fried shallots
2. PIRING EMAS
|Address: 1. Jalan Batu Bersurat Unit 9, Blk E, Ground Floor, Sempurna Complex, Bandar Seri Begawan BE3519 Brunei Darussalam
2. 10 Jalan Menglait, Bandar Seri Begawan BE3919 Jalan Menglait, Bandar Seri Begawan BE3919
|Contact Number: 245 7233|
|Opening Hours: Daily from 6:30am to 8:30pm|
Relatively new and quickly becoming everyone’s favourite – in the heart of Gadong Central
|Contact Number: 2422020 / 8902020|
|Opening Hours: Mon-Thurs, Sat & Sun 7AM to 10PM | Fri 7AM to 12PM , 2PM to 10PM|
|Follow them on Instagram (@eats.bn)|
4. DYNAMIC SPORTS GYM AND CAFE
For a different twist of their dish, their Sous Vide Chicken Rice is definitely something to try out.
|Dynamic Sports Gym and Cafe|
|Opening Hours: Daily 6am – 11pm|
|Follow them on Instagram (@dynamic.gcs.bn)|
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