14 October 2022
Kuching: The Raintree Restaurant (TRR), located at Level 2 of the Borneo Convention Centre Kuching (BCCK) is debuting its new menu inspired by local Sarawak delicacies on 14 October 2022. The star of the newly crafted menu is an Asian and Western base with a little twist of Japanese cuisine. With the menu overseen by Sous Chef, Chef Eric Lim, TRR serves immaculately arranged plates that feature ingredients predominantly sourced locally and showcasing Sarawak’s unique gastronomy experience.
For starters, the appetizing Umai Cucumber Set is a must try with seabass brine in spicy and sour chili dressing, served with fresh cube cucumber, fried tortilla, and spiced black bean paste. The Tempura Basket is ideal for those who enjoy a little taste of Japanese while waiting for the main dish.
Several new dishes have been crafted under the main dish section - the Duo Duck is one standout, made of seared duck breast and duck ravioli, served full of rich flavour from the duck jus and orange Gastrique. Another fresh and interesting new dish is the Shioyaki Seabass Dabai. Shioyaki means “salt-grilled” in Japanese. This salt-grilled seabass is revved up with “Dabai” salsa, cauliflower steak and mashed potato. Customers can still indulge in the Australian Grain-Fed Steak with a variety of home-made rubs & sauces to complement the juicy steak, cooked to your personal preference.
Not forgetting the local favourites, TRR’s all-time favourite, the Sarawak Laksa remains on the new menu with an addition of a few more new dishes – the Grilled “Berlado” Chicken, a spicy Indonesian dish made of succulent chicken thigh, tomatoes and fragrant lemongrass, served with garlic rice, ulam-ulaman, crackers and sambal kicap. Dabai Nasi Aruk featuring Sarawak Dabai (local olive) fried rice served with Kicap Pedas, Anchovies and Calamansi Lime; as well as Dayak Aubergine “Asam Pedas” Mackerel, made from Tenggiri Batang, Local Dayak Aubergine boiled in Sarawak Pineapple asam pedas gravy.
For the grand finale, there will be many new desserts to choose from – Banana Split, Gula Apong or Earl Grey Crème Brulee, Dayak Aubergine Tart, Lemongrass Jelly, or Rich Chocolate Indulgence.
If you have missed out on BCCK’s Pizza la Borneo during the recently concluded Kuching Food Festival, fret not, it is also available at TRR now and this time, Pizza la Borneo has extended its pizza menu to feature 3 more new unique flavours!
Laksa Pizza – Get a taste of the Sarawak Famous Laksa in a uniquely crafted Laksa Pizza, topped with generous amounts of egg, prawns, chicken, and calamansi.
Hakka Chicken Pizza – Chinese-Hakka-inspired pizza that offers sweet tantalizing Hakka Chicken, sprinkled with sesame seeds and topped with generous amount of Mozzarella Cheese.
Cheese Burger Pizza – Imagine eating cheeseburger, but as a pizza! A delightful combination of cheese, ground beef, onion, BBQ sauce & egg.
“The biggest value of the newly enhanced menu is its large variety. Our culinary team has meticulously crafted our new menu to ensure that we meet our objective whilst maintaining our Sarawakian identity through our unique culinary heritage. We want to offer our esteemed customers with a diverse array of dishes made with the earthy tastes of Sarawak's ingredients,” said Chef Eric Lim, Sous Chef.
“We at The Raintree Restaurant strive to constantly offer high-quality food at fair prices and along with its spacious Borneo-themed ambiance, the venue is ideal for any gathering. Chef Eric and his team have created these great new authentic dishes, specially crafted with customers satisfaction in mind. We appreciate their passion and the level of care that they have taken to come up with these marvelous dishes,” says Eric van Piggelen, BCCK’s Chief Executive Officer.
The Raintree Restaurant is open daily from 11am to 10pm. For reservations and enquiries, contact 082-392988 or WhatsApp at 012-3005288. For more information, visit www.bcck.com.my or search @bccksarawak on social media.
The Raintree Restaurant and Borneo Convention Centre Kuching prepares all its culinary delights faithfully in accordance with the strict requirements and hygiene standards under the internationally recognized ISO 22000:2005 Food Management Systems and is also Halal-certified by the JAIS (Department of Islamic Affairs of Sarawak). Guests can be assured of the quality of food and an impeccable experience, at The Raintree Restaurant.