The Wildman Burger Challenge, Mulu, Sarawak, Malaysian Borneo

Monday, January 08 2007 @ 06:40 pm UTC

Contributed by: Billy

For this challenge, we travel to the picturesque region of Malaysian Borneo. This one has some history too! Many moons ago, a tribe returned to the village with what we now know as a "Bun". After placing meat inside the bun, the tribe went wild! Thus is the story of the Wildman Burger. Oh, and the Challenge: To eat the entire Wildman Burger by yourself. The prize is a certificate, a photo, and of course, the glory... maybe there's some sort of ancient level or respect as well... or something...

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"Bogus Jimmy" wrote - I've just returned from a 2 week tour of Malaysia and amongst other things, I found a new meal challenge. As soon as I saw it I knew I had to do it because I would never be back there again. It was at the Royal Mulu Resort, in the tiny town of Mulu, right on the Melinau River, in Sarawak, the southern state of Malaysian Borneo. I didn't actually stay at the resort, but much more basic accomodation across the river, I was just there to have a few cold Tiger beers and a meal when I saw the Massive Wildman Burger Challenge.


The Story

The legend started in the 19th century when a nomad Penan tribe in Mulu, after a successful hunting trip, returned with a strange object called a “Bun”, which had been left over by an expedition group. Out of curiosity one of the warriors took this bun back home to his longhouse, thinking all day what to do with it. In the evening, while barbecuing meat, one of his young sons grabbed the bun in play, and ate it with a piece of grilled meat—his eyes went big, and he started to scream like a wild man ! Upon seeing that, the warrior himself took a bite and started to laugh and cry ! The whole family followed suit, and it was the best meal they had ever had in their lives. Later on their secret meal became known as the MASSIVE WILDMAN BURGER...

The Ingredients