21st March, 2017
Julita (middle) standing next to Nadarajah at Datin’s Kitchen in Kota Kinabalu recently.
By VESTA VANESSA JSOL
KOTA KINABALU: How often have you not felt like cooking but too lazy to leave the house for a meal while desiring something better than just pizzas and burgers delivered to your doorsteps?
The answer is ‘quite often’ and a newly opened restaurant in the city is here to respond to such demands.
Known as Datin’s Kitchen as it is owned by local entrepreneur Datin Julita Ontol, the eatery located opposite Jesselton Point’s main entrance here is perhaps the answer to everyone’s cravings on lazy days.
Datin’s Kitchen serves a wide range of local and international delicacies for dine-in, or delivery with a 15-km radius of the freshly appointed premises.
Operating daily from 6am to midnight, Datin’s Cafe serves ‘nasi lemak Datin’, ‘nasi ikan sardin tuhau’, ‘nasi goreng payau panggang’, ‘payau masak pedas’, ‘linopot’, spaghetti Bolognese, ‘kelupis’, and Bell’s burger, amongst many others, with prices starting as low as RM4.50.
Delivery is free if an order contains five items or more. A RM2 delivery charge will be added to each item for an order of less than five items.
The restaurant also offers dine-in students special prices.
Speaking to reporters during her business launch recently and responding to questions about its interesting name, Julita said that it is a mark of appreciation to all Datin’s (wives of gentlemen with the honorific title ‘Datuk’) in the state and their support to society.
“The uniqueness of Datin’s Kitchen are it is empowering entrepreneurs, loving, friendly, soft, clean, relax and elegant,” said Julita whose restaurant is also a member of mymalaysianfood.com, a portal for food entrepreneurs, in Sabah.
Membership allows customers to order home-deliveries through the web like one would with the popular fast food outlets such as KFC. Datin’s Kitchen also does catering services.
Meanwhile, the Business Development Director of mymalaysianfood.com, Parameswakan Nadarajah, said that the website is a new platform for Malaysian food entrepreneur to promote their products to a wider market.
All food-based entrepreneurs can register their products to be marketed via the website. More information can be obtained via mymalaysiafood.com.