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Aminah Arif restaurant

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Unit 2-3, Block B, | Bangunan Hj Abd Rahman, Spg 88, Kiulap, Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei Darussalam
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Singapore, Singapore
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35 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We were recommended this restaurant by our Brunei colleague. It didn't disappoint as the service was great and the food good. However the Ambuyat is an acquired taste but glad that we had a chance to try it. Ambuyat is made of sago ( like starch) and eaten with the accompanying dishes which include vege, fried fish, a meat dish... More 

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Thank Coolnymph2003
Kampong Jerudong, Brunei Darussalam
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The new location of aminah arif is nice ,walking distance from old aminah arif...if your looking for tradional food in brunei aminah arif is the best and very affordable...i like the "daging lalap"...

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Thank maryam_aisyah
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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13 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This restaurant is famous for its ambuyat - a traditional Brunei food. Its it a gluey glob that you roll with sticks and eaten with other dishes. The food is is very affordable. For only 8BND per pax, you get a complete ambuyat set (ambuyat + 2 main dish + 1 vegetable dish + 1 sambal). For the main dishes,... More 

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Thank eyesyah
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Interesting for those who never tried it before and really good for those who ever had it. this is one of their branches. For me every branch serves the same quality and to those who had never went there. I urge them, please do and order the AMBUYAT.

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Thank Azizul H
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016 via mobile

The most famous place in bandar to eat ambuyat...and finally ate it! :D It was a unique experience, with the stick to roll the "gluey" ambuyat and dip to the sauce... The sauce was not too spicy, yet had a good fresh smell of lime. Overall, I like it :)

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Thank EireneLau
Jakarta, Indonesia
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102 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016

The Aminah Arif restaurant is very famous for traditional Bruneian dishes, especially a dish called Ambuyat, which is made of sago that is served in a gluey mass eaten with wooden sticks dipped into fish sauce . The menus have photographs and should cost about $15-30 Brunei dollars. This restaurant is located at the Gadong surburb of Bandar Seri Begawan

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Thank Tjitrawangsa
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43 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016 via mobile

Been here twice and both times, we came out satisfied. I asked my local colleagues the restaurant that serves Bruneian food and this is the place that serves the best Ambuyat. Enjoyed the Ambuyat with Tempoyak and grilled fish. My kid likes the Ayam Penyet and we polished clean the Ulam platter with its delicious sambal. You can call a... More 

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Thank Siak Y
Malaysia
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2016 via mobile

I was told that this restaurant served the best 'ambuyat' in town... Last nite, I went there and mostly everyone having ambuyat. It is tradional cruisine of Bruneian. It is excellence!! Must try here...

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Thank SirNoordin
Reading, United Kingdom
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33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016

One of the best places to experience Bruneian sago-based 'ambuyat' set! A set can feed up to 3 or 4 people for just under BND 20- with a selection of condiments to suit your palate. They also served other types of traditional kueh and a range of Malay food. Environment is catered for both small and large groups, family and... More 

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Thank Dcafehopper
Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei Darussalam
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37 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2016 via mobile

I always love the Nasi Lemak bungkus here. It comes with a nasi lemak or plain rice, sambal, anchovies, beans, egg slice, fried chicken or daging rendang. It cost you only B$2 each pack. Tips for you, please come early in the morning if you want to order the nasi lemak. The nasi lemak always sold out here.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Asian, Halal
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget, Large groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Unit 2-3, Block B, | Bangunan Hj Abd Rahman, Spg 88, Kiulap, Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei Darussalam
  • Location: Asia  >  Brunei Darussalam  >  Brunei-Muara District  >  Bandar Seri Begawan

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