Sometimes, discovering more about a certain place does not involve walking around to see the sights. Sometimes, it’s your taste buds that do the exploring. This was the case for me in Brunei when I got to try The Energy Kitchen.
This restaurant was at the top of my list of must-visit places during my trip. It is the only healthy, organic place to eat in Brunei. The owner, Bruneian actor Wu Chun, is a healthy living advocate. Apart from this restaurant, he also owns the largest health club in the country, Fitness Zone.
Energy Kitchen’s menu centers on real food – Whole, natural, and minimally processed. Ingredients are fresh, and, whenever possible, locally sourced. They are cooked in lighter methods, too – Grilled, steamed or baked, and never deep fried.
Apart from their meals and drinks, Energy Kitchen also sells healthy food items, like fruits and snacks. If superfoods is what you are looking for, this is definitely the place to go.
I really wish I could have tried everything on the menu! Unfortunately, that wasn’t possible. But, let me tell you, everything I did try was amazing.
My favorite of all was a drink I ordered called Supergreens, a cold-pressed juice blend that promises a health boost in a cup. It is made with spinach, pak choi, marunggai, green apple and lemon.
Next was the super healthy and delicious Salmon Barley Risotto. I love risotto, and I love salmon, so this for me was truly heaven on a plate. Pan-seared salmon and fresh shiitake mushrooms, over the earthy barley risotto, what a fantastic combination. It really is a must try. The taste is rich and just enough to satisfy my Asian palette.
Other delicious things I got to try here were the Haloumi Burger, which had awesome grilled Haloumi cheese inside, their Raw Chocolate Cake, and some Tea.
I enjoyed spending time in this place. It’s an ideal place to relax. The restaurant feels so homey, and the furniture is very comfortable. Wu Chun’s wonderful collection of cookbooks and food magazines are there for you to browse through, too.
One thing that truly fascinated me were the the writings on the walls. I found myself completely engrossed while reading the menu on the blackboard, and information about the different superfoods and healthy seeds.
The best part about this place was that I didn’t have any problems choosing what to order because all the employees of Wu Chun are from the Philippines! It was so easy to communicate. Everyone was excited to speak our native Tagalog or Filipino language whenever I asked them details about the food and the restaurant.
I didn’t even notice that I had already stayed here for nearly half of the day. Time passed by so quickly as I was writing down my adventures from the previous country I visited, Macau. I’ll be sharing those stories here on the blog soon. How exciting!
In the meantime, I hope you check out the other posts in my Brunei series, too:
Always remember, travel enriches life. It teaches us to enjoy moments, to say goodbye to stress and embrace joy instead. Experience has taught me this, and I’m happy that I get to share my journeys with you now, too. Anytime you need help and tips finding worry-free, budget-friendly places to see, I’m here to help!
THE ENERGY KITCHEN BRUNEI
Address: Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei
Contact Number: +673 223 3323