5 Traditional Foods From Sarawak Added To The National Heritage Dish List

Subscribe to our Telegram channel for the most recent stories and updates. Minister of Tourism, Arts and Lifestyle Malaysia (MOTAC) Dato Sri Nancy Shukri declared that five extra classic meals from Sarawak have been additional to Malaysia’s national heritage meals record. The announcement was manufactured through the 2022 Malaysia Foodstuff Pageant in […]

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Minister of Tourism, Arts and Lifestyle Malaysia (MOTAC) Dato Sri Nancy Shukri declared that five extra classic meals from Sarawak have been additional to Malaysia’s national heritage meals record.

The announcement was manufactured through the 2022 Malaysia Foodstuff Pageant in Petra Jaya now (2 June).

The 5 food items are:

  • Sarawak laksa
  • Kolo Mee
  • Burasak
  • Borongko
  • Nuba laya

In accordance to Harian Metro, Burasak and Borongko are Bugis traditional meals while Nuba laya is a classic foodstuff of the Kelabit local community who lives in the Bario highlands.

5 Traditional Foods From Sarawak Added To The National Heritage Dish List
Burasak, a traditional food in the Bugis community, is a coconut rice dumpling. Impression: Reddit

Earlier, nine other Sarawakian food was added to the record. In 2009, Manok Pansoh, Hinava/ Umai and Bubur Pedas Sarawak designed into the record. In 2018, 5 meals had been additional: Sayur Midin Goreng, Sarawak layer cake (kek lapis), Kelupis, Tebaloi and Celorot.

To date, a full of 213 foodstuff in the place have been declared national heritage foods.

Adding nearby food items to the checklist is one particular of MOTAC’s initiatives to market heritage meals society by recognising domestically exceptional foods as national heritage and documenting them underneath the Countrywide Heritage Act 2005.

Nuba laya is a traditional foods in the Kelabit local community. Impression: TripAdvisor

In accordance to Dayak Day by day, MOTAC is also concentrating on emphasising research, documentation and publication of publications relevant to heritage and ‘endangered’ meals.

So far, MOTAC by means of the Office of Nationwide Heritage (JWN) has printed six guides on national heritage food items to enable their continuity and persuade the more youthful era to study how to make heritage foodstuff.

MOTAC as a result of JWN is also arranging to nominate the categories of Malaysia Breakfast in 2024, and Festive Food in 2026.

Nancy discussed that the Malaysia Breakfast group would include foodstuff eaten by Malaysians during breakfast these as roti canai, nasi lemak and teh tarik.

The Festive Food classification refers to the food stuff eaten in the course of festivals these as lemang, kuih bakul, and Chittu Urunde.


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