11.04.2011 @ Pondok Sari Wangi Indonesia Restaurant, Gadong. Brunei. Another wonderful lunch indulgence. We love Indonesia food, the food that never disappoint us at Pondok sari wangi! being there, we just enjoy the food so much, the service, the environment, our baby love it too! :) and its a pleasant surprise to meet the humble & friendly Ridwan, owner of the restaurant from facebook to reality in person. Anyway, the food was superb, we had quite a lot for lunch this time. well, can't resist to try them all anyway. I wanting to try the Lumpia Prawns, but according to the waiter it wasn't avaiable, so we continue other orders.
We had the most desirable one the Gado-Gado, which is a dish to DIE FOR! Gado-Gado is an Indonesian dish comprising a vegetable salad served with a peanut sauce dressing, it can categorize as salad, appetizer or starter. Gado-Gado only available during lunch hours at Pondok Sari wangi. It could sold out so quickly that you just have to be lucky to get one during late lunch hour. My husband always say to me, Pondok Sari wangi has the BEST Gado-Gado in town, and i agree with him 100%.
I wouldn't miss the Daging Iga Penyet Pondok sari wangi, this is my favourite one of all. It is another sumptuous dish, its the Beef short rib marinated in special sauce and grill to perfection topped with kremes. The beef rib wasn't over done and it was tendered, tasty with the sweetness of the meat, overall taste just love it, you can only tell the beauty of its own when you taste it yourself. Move on we ordered the Butter Fish & cereal squid, its an Asean style of cooking. They are forever delicious! both dishes have that kind of distinctive aroma that you just couldn't get your hands off the plate until you finish them all :) yummy!
While we eating along the way....Ridwan appears, both we and him are so delightful to meet again. Thank you to Ridwan for always keep our baby deedat company. before we even finish all our dishes on the table, Ridwan has order me the Lumpia Prawns as i told him the incident. I was so amazed with his prompt action to get it done for me. so impressive with the care towards his customer. what a hospitality guy!! this is what the food & beverage industrial are lacking of in Brunei!! a person like him! he deserve the compliment. the Lumpia Prawn was good! unfortunately no picture taken from my hubby " low batt camera "....
Finally down with a bowl of lamb soup specially just for us from Ridwan....The soup was so so good! my husband had it all by himself. gosh.......we really had so much food for lunch on that day and we really enjoy every single bit. Thanks Ridwan@Pondok Sari Wangi. We will sure be back for more.
Address : Pondok Sari Wangi Restaurant, Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei
Blk.A No.12 Abdul Razak Complex Gadong Tel: 673 2445043
Open Daily : 9am - 10pm