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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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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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30 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a place if you looking for traditional Brunei's local dishes especially ambuyat. A must try food if you visit Brunei - used to be a staple food for Borneo. It's served with a few other side dishes on your choice with a special dip from chili & fermented durian ( tempoyak) Go for local wild grown veggies like... More 

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Thank NoraRuslan
Brunei-Muara District, Brunei Darussalam
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016 via mobile

If you asked what is the famous traditional food in Brunei Darussalam. Majority of the ppl (Malays) will tell you a famous dish called "ambuyat". And talking about the restaurant that is popular of selling this ambuyat, no doubt they will mentioned about this restaurant: Aminah Alif Restaurant. I remember one of my Friend who is a tour guide, last... More 

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Thank Lewis G
Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei Darussalam
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25 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

Aminah Ariff Restaurant You leave a country with a memory of its food, a taste you will never forget. The local Brunei delicacy that will fit this description is “The Ambuyat”, a sticky glutinous sago that is unique to Brunei [and the rest of the states on Borneo island]. Ambuyat is best served with a “sour dipped” made up of... More 

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Thank Jamal M
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016 via mobile

Staff was unresponsive and did not bother to listen whilst taking order. I had asked for a smaller dish to divide the sauce but was given another sauce and then charged for it when the bill came. When I asked the cashier why I was charged an extra dish of sauce when all I asked was for a smaller empty... More 

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Thank Alex D
Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei Darussalam
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Ambuyat food is the best example to truely taste the local traditional Bruneian food. A must for all tourist.

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Thank Omsarule O
Brunei-Muara District, Brunei Darussalam
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

you can try eat at aminah arif restaurant that they give us good service you didn't wait to long for the food to Oder and it's taste wonderful.

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Thank ariffinahmad
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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31 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

Who ever been to Brunei Darussalam and been visited Aminah Arif restaurant will know what is this restaurant's special dishes. In Malaysia they call sago but Bruneian name we call it Ambuyat where it comes with the sauce and other appetizers such as fish, beefs or chickens and the sauce we call cacah binjaimor budu. So who ever visits Brunei... More 

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Thank nursajaa2410
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016

We have a local cuisine called Ambuyat. Ambuyat is a dish derived from the interior trunk of the sago palm. Ambuyat is eaten with a bamboo fork called a chandas, by rolling the starch around the prongs and then dipping it into a sauce, of which there are many varieties. It is very unique and we will definitely try it... More 

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Thank GaiNafi
Singapore, Singapore
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141 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

This is where one should go to in Brunei if you want to try something local. Serving the traditional/national dish of "Ambuyat" (essentially sago starch paste) with local side dishes and dipping sauces, the food is excellent. I recommend the 'assam pedas cecahan', with the fish curry. Very, very good and good value to boot. The service is a bit... More 

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Malaysia
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107 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016 via mobile

Ambuyat is a traditional main dish made of sago starch eaten with side dishes just like rice. Its the restaurant special menu apart from other malay dishes. Its a must visit if you tour Brunei.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Asian, Halal
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Highchairs Available
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly, 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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