Top Choice Hawker in Bandar Seri Begawan

Tamu Selera

At this old-fashioned hawker centre, set in a shady park, diners eat excellent, cheap Malaysian and Indonesian dishes under colourful tarps and ceiling fans. Options include satay, fried chicken, seafood, rice and n…
Top Choice Indonesian in Bandar Seri Begawan

Pondok Sari Wangi

Located in Gadong, Pondok Sari Wangi is a beloved Bandar institution. The extensive menu includes lots of gloriously rich, decadent, colourful grub like marinated 'smashed chicken', a fried fish with fiery sambal, s…
Bruneian in Bandar Seri Begawan

Aminah Arif

Aminah Arif is synonymous with ambuyat (thick, starchy porridge), Brunei's signature dish. If you're up for a generous serving of wiggly white goo, this is a good spot to do so (B$22 for a set meal for two people). …
Hawker in Bandar Seri Begawan

Tamu Chakoi

Hawker in Bandar Seri Begawan

Tamu Kianggeh

The food stalls here serve Brunei's cheapest meals, including nasi katok (plain rice, a piece of fried or curried chicken and sambal; B$1) and nasi lemak (rice cooked in coconut milk and served with chicken, egg and…
Market in Bandar Seri Begawan

Pasar Malam Gadong

Thanks to its authentic local snacks and dishes, this is Brunei's most popular night market. Unfortunately, it's geared to car-driving locals who take the food away, so there are almost no places to sit. Situated 3k…
Hawker in Bandar Seri Begawan

Gerai Makan Jalan Residency

Along the riverbank facing Kampung Ayer, this grouping of food stalls features satay (B$1 for four chicken or three lamb skewers), various kinds of mee goreng and nasi goreng, and soups such as soto (noodle soup). O…
Chinese in Bandar Seri Begawan

Lim Ah Siaw

Though it's only a 10-minute walk from the main road, the jungly setting of the Lim Ah Siaw pork market and restaurant give it an underground feel. And well it might be located away from casual passersby – it must b…
Korean in Bandar Seri Begawan


Korean restaurants are pretty ubiquitous in BSB, and Kimchi, in Regent Sq west of the centre, is the best in town. The titular kimchi (fermented cabbage) is delightfully smelly and spicy, rice cakes are drowned in a…
Indian in Bandar Seri Begawan

Noralizah & Iskandar

It's all about the roti flatbreads at this busy spot, from flaky roti to deliciously oily paratha, stuffed with ground lamb and onions in a murtabak, or bananas and a dusting of sugar for a breakfast treat. Dip that…