Lucky Restaurant – Brunei

Since I was a little girl, mom used to always pick up dim sum from Lucky about once a month. I remembered Black bean spare rib on rice packed tightly into a ball with a piece of plastic; multiple orders of siu mai in plastic bags and char siew steamed buns in the proper styro boxes. It was always amusing to me how they just dump food into plastic bags for take-out.

But when I got older, we always end up eating dim sum at Phong Mun in the town area. Oddly enough, this time around every dim sum meal I have had was at Lucky (about 5 trips). I guess this is “the” place for dim sum now, because I kept bumping into old friends on every trip.

I love dim sum carts!!

Out of all the trips there, I think I may have only 75% of the dim sum offered.

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Braised pig large intestines

I have always found this strange but my dining companions love to order it. Chewy, sweet & salty – not bad

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Century egg dumpling

This was actually not bad. I never had this before – I guess they are getting creative with the dumplings? Almost like a meat/seafood meatball with century egg n a piece of wonton skin on top.

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Siu Mai

Not as good as I remembered they used to be but still tasty. Barely any shrimp was detected, mostly meat~

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Shrimp dumpling

This is my sisters favourite, but only when warm. Not very good when cold, and just taste like a shrimpy siu mai.

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Har Gow

Not bad, but not great either. The skin was a little too doughy but is is quite thin which is nice.

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Wu Kok

This is ok. The taro was not ask crispy n light as I would have preferred but the filling was quite nice.

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Yi Qi Kau

Decent dumpling; with a nice beancurd skin and juicy meat filling.

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Braised Chicken Feet

Chicken feet here is usually pretty good. The fat melts in your mouth as the skin disintegrates leaving behind soft pieces of bone.

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Beef Balls

I am not a big fan of beef balls because of how strong the “meaty” flavour is. They also love dumping a ton of Worcestershire sauce in it. But everyone else always enjoys them.

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Fish balls over cabbage

Hmmm… fishballs. This one is hard to judge because sometimes they are really fresh & good, sometimes they taste a little stale and hard. But so it is a hit or miss. I guess if they are busy, they will be steaming these more and the old ones probably won’t get to your table but never a guarantee.

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Fishballs w/o the cabbage

I like these fishballs better than the ones w the cabbage. It has better texture, almost like they deep fried them first, then steam them (like the chicken feet).

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Black bean spare ribs

I always enjoy black bean spare ribs, some might argue the ones here are on the fatty side but I don’t mind fatty spare ribs especially if they are flavour well with fermented black beans.

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Stuffed chicken wings

Another strange one that I have never seen in my life (till this trip home). It is chicken wing stuffed with meat & veggies wrapped in beancurd skin. I did not try one (I should have) but it was really strange… and all 5 trips there, someone orders them because they say it is delicious~ LOL

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Char siew cheong fun

Pretty average, nothing exciting about these rice rolls. After eating authentic paper thin ones elsewhere, it is hard to be fair on any restaurant that doesn’t accomplish the same feat. But according to 8 other diners, the rice rolls here r pretty decent as well. Just kinda skimpy on the filling~

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Char siew pao

I am not a fan of char siew pau, or char siew in general. But from popular consensus, Lucky has one of the best char siew paus in Brunei. They are very generous with the filling and the pau is sweet, soft & fluffy.

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Pandan Pao

One of my all time favourites. The pandan filling is always hot and very creamy with a hint of sweetness. The bun itself is soft & fluffy~

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Salted egg pao

Eat them when warm! Not as tasty when cold and takes away from the whole experience of spurting yolky centre.

These were pretty good. I thought they were strange the first time I had them because the duck egg yolk makes the insides a little grainy. But they were just as good as the ones I have had in San Francisco’s popular dim sum restaurants.

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Can someone tell me what this is??

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Total Damage – Ranges to about $8 to $12 per person~

Personal Rating – 3 out of 5 (Good)

Dim sum here is good, nothing spectacular but it is always dependable~ Service is just like every restaurant in Brunei, you need  to flag someone down to to serve you. Prices are reasonable~

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Lucky Restaurant

1st Fl PAP Umi Kalthum Bldg
Bandar Seri Begawan
Brunei Darussalam
Tel: (673) 222 0181

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2 Responses to “Lucky Restaurant – Brunei”

  1. Thanis Lim says:

    The dimsum u dunno is sin chok kin , basically prawn meat and pork meat wrapped in tauki skin and steamed in a sweet sour sauce.

    The EggYolk Pau — I got a video on how to make it step by step ~~ want or not? Ho Ho ho~~ nudge me on msn i send u 😉

  2. Eddangel says:

    thanks!!! wait till i m done playing tour guide here, i will nudge u!

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