BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN – The Thai Embassy has launched a guidebook to 13 authentic Thai restaurants in Brunei Darussalam.

Published in both Malay and English, the book features the restaurant and their signature dishes, such as Tom Yum Kung, Pad Thai and papaya salad.

Thai Ambassador Wanthanee Viputwongsakul said the guidebook is one of the embassy’s initiatives to commemorate the 35th anniversary of of diplomatic relations between Thailand and Brunei.

“In Brunei, Thai food and food products are well-known… and we’ve also received queries from locals and Thai residents on which establishments serve authentic Thai food, which resulted in the birth of the book.”

The guidebook is published in Malay and English and features 13 restaurants and their signature dishes. Photo: Rafidah Hamit/The Scoop

The ambassador said restaurants had to meet certain criteria to qualify for the guidebook, which includes having Thai chefs and using Thai ingredients.

“We invited the restaurants to present their products and I personally tried their dishes and found that the selected establishments met all the criteria to produce authentic high-quality Thai food.”

“Our countries have cooperation in many areas such as politics, security, investment, agriculture and education. We hope to work on cooperating in other areas in the near future,” she added.

A total of 2000 books will be distributed to the 13 selected restaurants, schools and members of the public.

The restaurants named in the guidebook are: Aqil Shafiee Restaurant, DMJ Southern Thai Food Restaurant (Thai Pattani Kitchen), J.Nom Food & Beverage, MOD Thaifood Thasanan Restaurant, Mutiara Puteh Enterprise, Nur Wanita Restaurant & Catering Services, Pattaya Thai Food & Catering, Peppermint Cafe, Saleha Thai Food, Sawaddee House, Sweet Lemongrass Thai Food Restaurant, Tati’s Catering Service and Thai Food (Food Court).