‘Juh Makan’ at Borneo Cultures Museum Restaurant

Composite photo of variety of local dishes featured during "Juh Makan di Museum" buffet package at Borneo Cultures Museum Restaurant. Photos taken on March 20, 2023.

By Nur Ashikin Louis and Nancy Nais

KUCHING, March 20: As one of the newest dining places in Kuching, Borneo Cultures Museum Restaurant is jumping on the bandwagon in offering buffet packages to food lovers.

The package called “Juh Makan Di Museum”, which would run from March 27 to April 20, was launched by Sarawak Minister of Tourism, Creative Industry and Performing Arts Dato Sri Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah at the restaurant tonight.

Abdul Karim (left) photographed with dignitaries at the launching of the “Juh Makan di Museum” buffet package at Borneo Cultures Museum Restaurant on March 20, 2023.

The rates are only RM78 per adult and RM38 per child aged between six to 12. However, the buffet is free for children below six years old.

The restaurant’s spokesperson told DayakDaily that the initial promotion via social media had introduced an early bird fee of RM50, but unfortunately, it was sold out.

The reliable source further said the theme of the package is “Rasa Kampung”, where varieties of about 20 local dishes and kuih-muih would be served.

However, the menu will be changed daily.

During the launching event tonight, the buffet menu made available included brown rice, beef in soy sauce, beef rendang, sea snail in spicy coconut cream, kurma chicken, fried prawn with curry leaves, pumpkin in coconut gravy, umai midin, yam leaves with coconut milk, squid sambal, grilled lamb leg, grilled chicken teriyaki, chicken satay, beef satay, bread pudding, bongkol, tepung pelita, and kosoi pandan.

Nevertheless, the restaurant would still operate as usual and offer the normal menu for walk-in diners during the day and closed for reservations in the evening throughout the package period.

Reservations can be made through Instagram or by calling or texting 019-8293090.

Also present during the event were Abdul Karim’s wife Datin Sri Zuraini Abdul Jabbar, Sarawak Forestry Corporation (SFC) chief executive officer Zolkipli Mohamad Aton, Sarawak Museum Department director Nancy Jolhi, and Borneo Cultures Museum Restaurant owner Damien Sii. — DayakDaily