Missing the glorious food scene in Singapore?

The much-anticipated Singapore Food Festival is now at Anjung Saujana Restaurant, serving an array of contemporary cuisines and a modern Singaporean dining experience.

The food festival will run for two weeks until 11 April held in collaboration with between Royal Brunei Culinary (RBC), Singapore Tourism Board (STB) and Singapore High Commission in Brunei Darussalam.

Guests seen taking their portions from the selection of food. Image: Analisa Amu
RBC staff seen slicing some meat cuts for guests. Image: Analisa Amu

This year, the restaurant teams up with the island nation’s prominent player in the Halal independent culinary scene, The Black Hole Group, formulating Singaporean dishes with a twist of fusion for its a la carte menu.

The menu features their best-selling Tempeh Fries with Sambal Matah, Nasi Rawon Claypot with Grilled Squid and the crowd-pleaser, Tuna Tataki with Green Apple Ponzu.

The group’s signature mouth-watering Ribena Wings is a must-try; the wings are fried to a golden crispy perfection and drizzled with Ribena reduction.

Some of the ala carte dishes included in the festival. Image: Analisa Amu
Some of the ala carte dishes included in the festival. Image: Analisa Amu

Buffet lovers, rejoice! The festival also features a plethora of scrumptious traditional and contemporary Singaporean delicacies created from the finest ingredients namely; Chili Crab, Sup Tulang Merah, Roti Prata and Fish Curries, Tahu Telur, Mee Siam, Mee Rebus, just to name a few out of the 100 over dishes.

Not only that, but customers also get to savour The Black Hole Group’s popular “Working Title Burger Bar” as well as their artisan “Laksa Pasta” dishes.

Moreover, your sweet tooth will also be satisfied with the festival’s unique and contemporary Singaporean-inspired desserts such as the Durian Sarawa Crème Brulee, Red Velvet Speculoos Cake and Putu Piring Cake.

Some of the desserts included in the festival. Image: Analisa Amu
Some of the desserts included in the festival. Image: Analisa Amu

For the ultimate Singaporean cuisine experience, diners will also get a chance to choose from the irresistible temptations of hawker-style stalls such as Nyonya Curry Laksa stall, Singapore Hainanese Chicken Rice stall, thirst-quenching Ais Kachang stall and many more.

In his speech at the launch, General Manager of Royal Brunei Catering Hj Jeff Hadiman Dato Paduka Hj Danial said that Anjung Saujana has transformed itself to pay tribute to Singapore and its diverse cultures.

Anjung Saujana’s entrance seen decorated with Singapore Food Festival banner. Image: Analisa Amu
General Manager of Royal Brunei Catering Hj Jeff Hadiman Dato Paduka Hj Danial delivering his speech at the launch of the festival. Image: Analisa Amu

“The flower garlands and lantern deco (inside the restaurant) will of course be representing the iconic areas of Singapore’s Little India and Chinatown. Singapore being a melting pot of culture has a wide range of famous dishes, cuisines that we hope to incorporate in the festival’s menus, ” he said.

He further expressed his sincerest gratitude to all the parties involved for hosting the festival with RBC at the restaurant, the first cross border food promotion for more than a year.

On his part, Singapore High Commissioner to Brunei Darussalam Heng Aik Yeow said that while many are keen to travel after a year of lock-down, travel restrictions are still necessary to protect against COVID-19.

Minister of Primary Resources and Tourism YB Dato Seri Setia Hj Ali Apong (C), Minister at The Prime Minister’s Office and Minister of Finance and Economy II YB Dato Seri Setia Dr Hj Mohd Amin Liew Abdullah (5th L) along with other guests cutting the ribbon to open the food festival. Image: Analisa Amu
Guests seen taking their portions from the selection of food. Image: Analisa Amu

“We thank RBC, STB and The Black Hole Group for bringing Singapore culinary – both traditional crowd pullers and creative fusion fare – to our Bruneian friends. We hope the curated menu will help ease travel pangs and whet the appetite to visit Singapore when broader travel can resume safely,” he said.

For Executive Director, Southeast Asia at Singapore Tourism Board, John Conceicao, the team is excited for the continuous collaboration between the high commission and RBC to reimagine Singapore experiences and make the tastes and flavours accessible to Bruneians.

Guests seen taking their portions from the selection of food. Image: Analisa Amu
Guests seen taking their portions from the selection of food. Image: Analisa Amu

“We hope that this specially curated gastronomical experience will satiate the tastebuds and pique the interest of travellers to rediscover what awaits them in Singapore.” he concluded.

Throughout the festival, the dinner buffet will be available every Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 6.30pm to 9.30pm with prices at $32.90 for adults and $16.90 for children.

Whereas for the lunch buffet on Sunday, it is only $25.90 per adult and $13.90 for children.

Chefs from The Black Hole Group and RBC seen all smiles at the opening of the food festival. Image: Analisa Amu
The beautifully decorated Anjung Saujana specially for the food festival. Image: Analisa Amu

Moreover, diners will also stand a chance to win and two flights tickets to Singapore.

RBC Dining Privilege Card holders can enjoy 10 per cent discount while Baiduri Bank card holders can enjoy up to 20 per cent discount when dining in at the festival.

In attendance to have a taste of the Singapore Food Festival were Minister of Primary Resources and Tourism YB Dato Seri Setia Hj Ali Apong, Minister at The Prime Minister’s Office and Minister of Finance and Economy II YB Dato Seri Setia Dr Hj Mohd Amin Liew Abdullah, High Commissioner of the Republic of Singapore Heng Aik Yeow and Deputy Minister of Finance and Economy (Economy) and Chairman of RBC Board of Directors Dato Seri Paduka Dr Haji Abdul Manaf Haji Metussin.

One of the ala carte dishes for the food festival. Image: Analisa Amu
One of the food items specially cut and serve to patrons during the festival. Image: Analisa Amu

For bookings and reservations, contact Anjung Saujana Restaurant at 2331853.

Follow @RoyalBruneiCulinary and @AnjungSaujanaRestaurant on Instagram for more information and latest updates.

One of the food items specially made for the food festival. Image: Analisa Amu
A patron seen taking her food portions at the food festival. Image: Analisa Amu

THE BRUNEIAN | BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN

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