Monday, March 4, 2019

Local Delights at Brunei Satay House, Indah Permai, Kota Kinabalu

Last Saturday was fun as I personally got invited to a local restaurant serving some interesting masakan panas but I'd say people definitely come to this place for their own-prepped-and-smoked satay but that's not all! They're serving ambuyat; local dish made off sago and it's the most popular delicacies mainly among Bruneian Malays but we Bajaus (granted, I'm somehow mixed with a little bit Bruneian and Sarawakian) love it, too! 

Before we go to the dishes, let's go into some more details on this place first!

The restaurant is located at Bangunan Kedai Indah Permai, alongside the Jalan Sepanggar, Kota Kinabalu. The place was easy to spot from the road with their huge signboard outside the restaurant but if you're loyal Grab rider like me then you can just type in the restaurant's name and your driver should be able to drop you right at the front door. 


The place is like an average-looking local family restaurant with a small counter at the front where the restaurant display their Beaufort-sourced kelupis and kochung; local delicacies made off glutinous rice. You can just get some of these and go without having to sit inside the restaurant while waiting.


The staffs were friendly and the tables were cleaned as soon as the customer left to make payments at the counter. Going cashless? Not to worry as you can clear your bill via Malaysia's top e-Wallets right from your smartphones.

Now, let's go to these yummy delights!

Of course, Brunei Satay House's signature satay! They have chicken, red meat, lamb even beef intestine served with sweet and a little bit spicy peanut sauce. I'd prefer for it to be spicier but that's just me and probably the rest of my fam bam. :D The perks of getting used to my aunt's oldest peanut sauce recipe.


Satay Set B with chicken and meat satays, nasi impit, onions, cucumber and fries on the side!

Unlike most places that also serving satays, Brunei Satay House added deep-fried fries to their Satay sets which is nice especially on those nights you decided to hangout with your friends and family as this place opens till 10.00pm!


As I've mentioned above, the place serves kelupis, local dish made off steamed plain glutinous rice that I'd prefer to dip into the peanut sauce and as for the kochungs, those were already with chicken/peanut fillings so it's okay to just have them on their own; yes, I doubt you're gonna just eat one.

There are various of food selections at this restaurant and here are among the most popular dishes!


Nasi Butter Chicken BSH and Nasi Kambing Hitam Berapi

The butter chicken was juicy and so buttery; I loved it! Even better, it's served with chicken satay so that's different texture! If you're craving for some lamb meat then the Nasi Kambing Hitam Berapi is for you and be careful though! It's kind of spicy!


Nasi Kuning Ayam Madu and Nasi Ayam Penyet.

You guys know I don't eat red meats so these are the ones that I'd go to! Both of these are delicious especially with the sambal! The chicken were nice, tender and so savoury.

If you're big on fish soups like me, not to worry! The place is serving fish soups and boy, I can't get enough of this. There were cutlets of deep-fried fish in it which makes it even tastier.


Fancy some over-the-top beverages? They have lots of choices and the above iced Milo sprinkled with Milo powder and colourful chocolate rice are just some of the choices!

Now, onto the dish that we were anticipating for the most; the ambuyat!

The above is for 2 to 3 person and the price is just so affordable at merely RM12.90 per set! Comes with limed-chillies, broiled plain vegetables, vegetable dish, ikan basung ampap and of course, the watery gravy from the ikan ampap which is the essential dip sauce for the almost tasteless ambuyat itself and not forgetting the candas; made off coconut tree leaves' stick, folded into some sort of fork for you to pick up and toll the ambuyat with before dipping it into the fish gravy and into your mouth! Don't forget to say bismillah~


 How to use candas, demonstrated by yours truly. 

With Mr. Ag. Shahril Ag. Ali (first on the left), owner of Brunei Satay House and my fellow #SabahanBlogger and social media enthusiasts (from right) Jun (@jun.zie), Lan (@curiostraveller), Joe (@joehairie), Yatie (@yatieowner), Linda (@lindacalista80), Liza (@lizaaryannazaara), myself, Mia (@miakassim) and Yazid (@yazidizzat). You guys can find the links to their blogs on the sidebar. 

I guess that's all from me! Thank you so much to Brunei Satay House for having us as it was such a pleasure discovering (at least to me!) not just another restaurant as you have been carrying the legacy; part of our culture in terms of food and delicacies. I'd sure love to bring my friends and family for a quick visit down to a memory lane of eating ambuyat back when we were little. To you guys out there who love (re)discovering our local delights, make sure to check out this place! More details on the place below.

Signing out!

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Brunei Satay House
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Location | Lot 6, Ground Floor, Block E, Indah Permai Shoplot, 88450 Kota Kinabalu, Sabah.
Contact | 016-8435981/019-586 8772
Instagram | @brunei_satayhouse

5 comments on "Local Delights at Brunei Satay House, Indah Permai, Kota Kinabalu"
  1. Hadoi.. hadoi.. telan air liur tengok makanan tu semua.. berbaloi bila dapat cuba makanan tempatan..

  2. saya pernah pergi sabah makan ambuyat >.<

  3. I wish I could go back to Papar and resample all the delicacies there.

  4. Sedapnya menu dia nak² nasi kuning ayam tu. Lapar la pula