A Best Halal Sushi Experience in Brunei – Excapade Japanese Cuisine
When you are actually craving for Japanese Cuisine in Brunei, many locals will surely refer you to Excapade Japanese Cuisine. Not only because it is a certified Halal restaurant but most importantly it is also a trusted brand (good taste) among Bruneians.
As noted in our previous Brunei introduction posts, most restaurant around Bandar Seri Begawan closes after 6.00 pm. If you still intend to catch up a late night dinner, these Japanese Restaurant is a real lifesaver, especially when they have included food delivery services.
Our dining session in Excapade Japanese Cuisine starts off with a mini soup pot called “Dobinmushi” BND 6.00 which serves a very intense seafood flavour broth.
Unlike any Dobinmushi out there, Excapade version tastes more like having white clear tom yum soup instead of a seafood broth due to the mass amount of green lime wedges found inside the soup.
The best thing about having Dobinmushi – After finishing all those yummy broth, a variable amount of seafood such as fish slices, squid, prawn and scallop is another feast from the pot! 😉
Niku Asparagus Butter Yaki
Niku Asparagus Butter Yaki BND 7.00 is one of the hot selling items on the menu features Sweet Asparagus rolled with finely seared Beef Slices.
There are tons of foodies value the beef slices over asparagus on this dish but we actually had it another way round, the texture of the asparagus is actually the game-changing element while Excapade easily meet up to our expectation by serving with sweet and crunchy young asparagus which deserve our two thumbs up!
The final tasting outcome would be fresh crunchy asparagus rolled with juicy tender beef slices, highly recommended trying this out whenever you have the chance.
A meal in Japanese Restaurant would never consider complete without a few slices of sashimi and therefore a plate of Ika Sashimi BND 10.00
The texture wise for this sashimi is fine but what really annoys us is the taste – These Ika (squid) we had in Excapade is bound to be tasteless compared to those regular ones (filled with slimy Ika taste) which we had in other Japanese Cuisines.
We personally do not recommend for having this sashimi dish unless you love the idea of having dry clean tasteless Ika.
Salmon Sushi & Ama Ebi
A few fine selections of sushi in Excapade Japanese Cuisines.
Salmon Sushi BND 3.20 – Thick fatty salmon cut covered tight on top of each sushi, rice immediately spreads out once chewing, definitely recommended.
Ama Ebi (Raw Shrimp) BND 4.80 – Very rare find nowadays since most Japanese Cuisine no longer serves raw shrimp in their menu, very fresh and robust packed with sweet shrimp taste, a must order from the list!
Meselectionsndarin Roll & Spicy Hotate Sushi
The Mentaiko Mandarin Roll and Spicy Hotate Sushi are noted as a speciality vegetable salad roll which is exclusive to Excapade Japanese Cuisine.
Mentaiko Mandarin Roll BND 4.80 – Salmon sashimi rolled with asparagus, cucumber and enoki mushroom topped with mentaiko as garnishes.
Spicy Hotate Sushi BND 4.00 – Sushi rice rolled with a thin cucumber slice, topped with hotate (raw scallop) and spicy mentaiko sauce.
Both sushi has its own unique taste especially after pairing with mentaiko which gives an extra delicious salty kick!
Still craving for this vegetable sushi series (up to date) after our trip back from Brunei! 😉
The Anago Konagi BND 4.80 (Seaweed rice roll serves with salmon, avocado and blue cheese) is the main reason real foodies would die for!
This whole sushi masterpiece tastes creamy, rich filled with salmon and unagi flavour, while the taste basically overpowers everything you had in the whole dining session.
If given a second-time option, would dine in everything as usual while personally order this one as take away (supper) order! 😉
Sukiyaki Nabe Beef
We decided on Sukiyaki Beef BND 10.00 as our main filler course throughout this dining session.
Due to Excapade origin as a fully certified halal restaurant, you might find the Sukiyaki stew tastes slightly different than other Japanese Cuisines out there.
The stew broth tends to be clean (without any nasty scums) and clear (not oily) while any ingredient in the stew is well absorbed with the soup stock. Beef slices especially are enjoyable without any extra beefy (iron bloody) taste.
We basically compete and rush to chow this whole pot down without even noticing it, shy but still had to admit that this is the Best Sukiyaki Nabe Beef we had ever tried before! 😉
* Brunei actually have two well known Japanese outlet which is Kaizen (high class) and Excapade (mediocre). We had to give up on Kaizen (Bad/Slow Service + Expensive) and favours on Excapade (Fast/Friendly Service + Reasonable) due to reviews provided by local Bruneians. Luckily we had made the right choice and feel delighted to had visited Excapade Japanese Cuisine during our trip, would definitely return for more whenever we had the chance.
Highly recommend trying Brunei Japanese Cuisine (even if you are veteran Japanese foodies in your own country) and you might get astounded with some fine unique taste that you had yet to experience before!
Location and Contact Details of Excapade Japanese Cuisine
Address: BSB, BE1383 Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei Darussalam.
Open Hours: 09.00 am – 11.00 pm (Mon-Sun)
Other Excapade Japanese Cuisine Outlet:
- Kiulap 1
- K2 Regent Square
- Time Square