Actually, Nasi Katok is only consist of butter rice and fried chicken, but what is make it special? the sambal of course.
Hi guys, las week I visit one of family in Brunei and he took me to popular food in Bandar Seri Begawan. I ask my cousin, "Arya, what is typical food of Brunei?" and Arya said "A lot of typical food of Brunei, but I'll take you to the famous one". So I just follow him wherever he took me. There are so many halal food in Seri and Nasi Katok Mama is one of them. I asked again to Arya, "Why this food called Nasi Katok?", he answered "Katok means 'knock' and this food called Nasi Katok because it open for 24 hours everyday". Well, it's make sense I think.
Actually, Nasi Katok is only consist of butter rice and fried chicken, but what is make it special? the sambal of course. The sambal is differents with other sambal. Why I said it's different? the sambal has sweet taste. I don't know what makes it sweet, but I like it. For a person who can't eat sambal like me, this food is still worth to try.
Nasi Katok mostly wrapped with food paper, very ordinary. The price for one portion of Nasi Katok is only BND 1. Very cheap, isn't it? Altough it's cheap food, but the taste is very delicious. The combination between butter rice and the sambal is very tasty, moreover the fried chicken is not too oily, it's crispy.
Because me and Arya are in rush, so we choose to take away. He said that this restaurant is always crowded on lunch and it's indeed, we have to wait for 15 minutes. Actually, when I went there it's only take away restaurant but I saw beside there is building which still under contruction, may be later on it'll be dine in restaurant.
For you who wants to taste this typical food of Brunei, go visit Nasi Katok Mama in Bandar Seri Begawan BS8811 :)
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