Category Archives: Healthy breads

Fresh Artisan Sourdough Bread

Not very often we come across people talking about Sourdough bread in Brunei but it is something we have been wanting to make for a long time. Fresh artisan sourdough bread is time consuming to make as it uses a natural way of fermenting process (usually between 7 to 8 hours) without the help of artificial commercial yeast to rise the dough. Can you imagine how long it takes to bake a loaf of sourdough bread?

We started experimenting the sourdough bread 2.5 years ago when we first opened our Cafeteria in Gadong Central but it wasn’t until recently that we are finally happy with the outcome and start selling them. Like any of our other breads, we recommend a shelf life of 2-3 days. Currently available is the Sourdough Rye and Brown Sourdough Loaf and definitely more varieties to come.




Simple Breakfast Idea To Start Your Day

Running out of breakfast ideas? We have some tips for you. Grab a pack of our daily baked dinner rolls (6 pieces in one bag) with your choice of spread such as strawberry jam, nutella or peanut butter and add a slice of cold cut unsalted butter or simply have it plain. They go so well with your favourite tea or freshly brewed aromatic coffee.



Making Your Own Healthy Sandwiches At Home

A friend tagged me a photo (on Facebook) of his homemade healthy sandwiches made from our Low GI bread recently bought at our Batu Bersurat branch. A “simple yet delightful sandwich” indeed. Our Low GI bread now comes in loafs which is available at both Batu Bersurat as well as JPMC branch.


Healthy Restaurant Program Officially Launched

Brunei’s Health Promotion Centre, under the Ministry of Health, has officially launched the “Healthy Restaurant” program last weekend with the aim of encouraging restaurants and eateries around Brunei to come up with more healthy options in their menu. The launch was officiated by the Deputy Permanent Secretary of MoH, Dr Hjh Rahmah Hj Md Said, and attended by several Heads of Department including Dr Awang Zainal Ariffin bin Haji Awang Yahya, General Director, Ministry of Health.


All participated restaurants will be given a certificate, marketing materials such as posters and table stand. For more information, please contact @HPCBrunei or visit them at Commonwealth Dr.

So far, 3 restaurants have been selected to participate on this pilot program and it is an honor that Mr Baker’s Cafeteria is one of the chosen ones. To be eligible, certain criteria must be fulfilled including the screening of food recipes and ingredients used in our products. When asked by Dr Hjh Rahmah what are the popular dishes in our menu, I explained that we only serve healthy sandwiches, muffins and salads. Our sandwiches are so easy to prepare that our customers can actually make them at home, saving the hassle of eating out. Dr Hjh Rahmah, a bread lover, asked for my recommendation and without any doubt, I recommended Jan Shim‘s most favorite bread, the Muesli bread. Both Dr Hjh Rahmah and Dr Awg Zainal Ariffin sampled the muesli bread and they are impressed.


Jan’s favorite muesli bread with smoked salmon sandwich for morning breakfast or lunch.


Climbing Mount Kinabalu – The Greatest Achievement in 2013!!!

Every beginning of the year, I would look back and ask myself what I had achieved in the past 12 months. Year 2013 had been a great year for Mr Baker as a whole. We developed specialty muffins under Muffins&Co., collaborating with Brunei’s Health Promotion Centre on their healthy restaurant program and months of products development with an international franchise establishment landed us a deal which is going to keep our production line busy for a good period of time. However, my greatest moment in 2013 is none other than reaching the summit of Mount Kinabalu on 18th December 2013.

I started training for #MountKK2013 in August last year after the month of Ramadhan. Most of my training was at Bukit Shahbandar. The first attempt was a nightmare as I could barely catch my breath right after the first concrete steps. If you are a regular of Shahbandar, you would know exactly which concrete steps I am referring to. It was then I realized that I had to work harder in order to reach the summit as I know there isn’t going to be any easy way. I was pretty much determined (and disciplined) that I literally set a 90-day #MountKK Challenge on my personal Facebook account and monitored the progress on daily basis.


Day 1 of 90-Day #MountKK Challenge. This is the day that I finally realized the prerequisite for a healthy lifestyle is not only the diet we need to watch out for but fitness through regular physical exercise as well.


Training with my other Mount Kinabalu teammates. From Left to Right ~ Brunei’s famous food blogger Thanis, Jan, myself and our group leader Cyril. The four of us (together with another 3) made it to the summit.


Jan has been a big part of my training without whom I wouldn’t be who I am today (referring to my love for hiking).


What’s more meaningful than celebrating Mr Baker’s 5th Anniversary the healthy way ~ a group hike at Bukit Shahbandar with the management, staffs and family members  .

Day  60

Day 60 of 90-Day #MountKK Challenge.

14 hills

I personally feel that “Shahbandar 14 Hills” is a very good training ground for Mount Kinabalu as the entire route covers approximately 7KM with a duration of 4hours hike (my speed). The total distance from Kinabalu Park to the peak of Mount Kinabalu is 8.5KM.

The big day has finally come. I only had one thought in my mind before the climb i.e. to make it to the peak.

The big day has finally come. There was only one thought in my mind at that very moment i.e. to make it to the peak.


This is the first part of the climb i.e. from Kinabalu Park to Laban Rata which was challenging in terms of long distance (about 6.5hours my speed) and slopes.

After few hours of hike, I had to rely on the stick as my legs started to feel soreness

A few hours later, I had to rely on the stick as my legs started to feel sore (You can tell from my facial expression).

Finally reached Laban Rata 6.5hours later.

Finally reached Laban Rata 6.5hours later at around 3:30PM. We had our dinner early, slept for few hours before the alarm sets off at 1AM.

We started the 2nd part of the climb at around 2:30AM. We were in total darkness and the cheap but reliable headlight I bought (from Supersave) was the only source of light.

We started the 2nd part of the climb at around 2:30AM after taking our super early breakfast. The rope climbing is definitely not my favorite.

I was the last one in our group to reach the summit but I am very proud of myself nonetheless.

I was the last one in our group to reach the summit but I am very proud of myself nonetheless.

My dream of becoming the "top baker" in So

My dream of becoming one of the “top baker” in South East Asia finally came true LOL.

To read more about our Mount Kinabalu unforgettable experience, do visit Cyril’s blog HERE.

Smoked Beef Honey Almond Bread Roll

I recently fall in love with the smoked beef sandwich which we called “Healthy Beef Roll”. Customers may request for the type of bread to be used for their healthy rolls such as wholemeal, low gi, multigrain, focassia rosemary and rye bread etc. My favorite bread has to be the Honey Almond roll which is my usual post workout meal.

You may request for the bread roll to be panini toasted, warm or simply serve as it is. Price: B$5.80

You may request for the bread roll to be panini toasted, warm or simply serve as it is. Price: B$5.80

Healthy Muffins By Muffins&Co – Just The Way We Like It

Had an impromptu conversation with a food scientist working for an international food industry yesterday who complimented that the muffins by Muffins&Co are very unique which taste just like the good old traditional recipe of English muffins. The texture is compact and heavy unlike other muffins sold elsewhere. Her favorite is Coconut Almond Muffin amongst the others. And today, while I was discussing a potential business collaboration with a young entrepreneur who just returned from the States recently, she told me how much she loves our muffins and totally didn’t expect to see this type of muffins being sold here. Her thoughts of the muffins: Healthy and Natural. Her favorite is Pistachios and Granola muffin.


Coconut Almond muffin @$3.50


Pistachios and Granola muffin @$3.50


There are 10 varieties to choose from namely Coconut Almond, Pistachios and Granola, Oreo Creamcheese, Banana and Walnut, Chocolate Ganache Sour Cream, Swiss Style Muesli, Low GI, Apple with Oatmeal, Cranberries Cinnamon and Chocolate Muesli Raisins


Dissected view of Swiss Style Muesli muffin. Notice the heavy and compact texture of the muffin.