Hola Borneo Foodies! First of all, Merry Christmas! Since the end of the year is nearing, I’d like to make an entry of places to eat for Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner in Miri, Sarawak. I’ll have two versions for this; the first is the Muslim-Friendly version and the other is the Non-Halal version. I’ll start with the former. So, stay tuned for the latter too! Without wasting any more time, here are 9 Places to eat for Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.
Places to eat in Miri for Breakfast
Breakfast is the most important meal of the day! Bet you hear that a lot. I stand by this statement. Those who don’t have breakfast in the morning face their days grumpier. That’s probably just my observation! I tend to feel less energetic if I don’t get my breakfast first thing in the morning. There are a lot of places to have breakfast in Miri! I’m going to list a few new ones and legendary ones for you guys to check out! Let’s see the list of places we have for breakfast below;
1. Stall 1, Tamu Muhibbah
First, on the list, we have the legendary Stall 1 at Tamu Muhibbah. This place has been operating for ages! It’s an OG place for most probably our parents or grandparents. Situated in the Tamu Muhibbah itself, people often frequent here after buying some fresh ingredients at the tamu.
Stall 1 Tamu Muhibbah serves a variety of food ranging from Mee Kolok, Nasi Goreng, Nasi Ayam, Sup Tulang, Laksa Sarawak, and many more! Their Sup Tulang and Mee Kolok Ayam Goreng are famous here. My personal favorite will and always be their Mee Kolok Ayam Goreng!
This is the above-mentioned Mee Kolok Ayam Goreng! Best paired with their homemade Chili Sauce. For those who are scared it would be spicy, it really isn’t! It’s a combination of sweet and spicy (But the lowest level of spiciness).
Mee Kolok Kicap Ayam Goreng – RM6
Nasi Ayam Stim – RM5
Laksa Sarawak – RM5
Mee Goreng Daging – RM5
Nasi Goreng Kampung – RM6
Address: Stall No 1, Tamu Muhibbah
Operation: MON – (7AM-2PM), TUE, THU, SAT & SUN – (7AM-1.30PM), FRI – (6AM-1.30PM), CLOSED on Wednesdays
Google Maps: https://goo.gl/maps/VnNT4pAtvNcJUUNs8
2. Nur Corner
Next on the list, is Nur Corner, Miri. Nur Corner is one of the newer spots to have breakfast. Located a little far from the Miri city center, they are located at the Senadin Commercial Center. Here, they serve delicious Kampua, Mee Kolok, and Mee Sapi.
Nur Corner only serves noodles as they specialize more in menus like Mee Kolok and Kampua. For those who are working nearby this area, this is your new breakfast spot.
Nur Corner, Senadin, Miri
Address: Survey Lot 11577, Ground Floor, Desa Senadin, Phase 8, Commercial Centre, Kuala Baram, 98000 Miri, Sarawak
Operation: MON-SAT (8AM – 2PM) CLOSED on Fridays and Sundays
Status: Muslim-owned shop
Google Maps: https://g.co/kgs/H8j9G6
3. The Kopitiam
The Kopitiam is also one of the new places to eat in Miri, that serve a variety of food choices like toast, fried noodles, Nasi Lemak, and the list goes on! I tried their Nasi Lemak here, it’s alright, but I would love for the sambal to be spicier! That’s just me though. Some people love their Sambal just nice, not too spicy. I have yet to try other dishes here, but they all look good!
On a side note, if you’re looking to have American Breakfast in the morning, they also serve them here. The one above is their Special Cheese Egg Toast!
Places to eat in Miri for Lunch
Now, that was for breakfast. Let’s move on to lunchtime! Some of these places are also open in the morning. If you haven’t had your breakfast and are too hungry to wait for lunch, it can be your brunch spot too!
4. Nasi Lemak Bamboo Miri
First, we got the Nasi Lemak Bamboo Miri! Just a few days after their opening, this place is always full of people. I got curious and went to try it with my friend. Apparently, Nasi Lemak Bamboo is a brand founded in Sabah, in the year 2018. They opened a lot of franchises already, even in West Malaysia.
Anyway, here’s my take on the experience I had during my lunch here! My first thought, this place is definitely popular and I didn’t set any high expectations. My friend and I ordered the Nasi Lemak Ayam Goreng, the popularly recommended Hainan Kopi, and Cucur Pisang. As the place was just newly open, they told us our order is going to take a while.
The Nasi Lemak I had was alright, but my fried chicken wasn’t as crispy as I expected it to be. (I think they rushed to fry them as there were an overwhelming number of orders) But, I still enjoyed my food, as I love the sambal. The sweet and spicy taste of the sambal was balanced, and I love it! The Cucur Pisang and Hainan Kopi was amazing too. I would definitely come to enjoy their food again when there is a lesser crowd.
Nasi Lemak Ayam Goreng – RM15.90
Hainan Kopi – RM4.50
Pisang Goreng – RM5.90
Nasi Lemak Bamboo Miri
Address: Lot 1875, Marina Phase 2, 98000, Miri
Operation: 10AM – 9PM (Daily)
Status: Muslim-owned stall
Google Maps: https://goo.gl/maps/4K39t27H16D62bdDA
5. Nasi Abe Rus
The next lunch spot is Nasi Abe Rus! This place is famous for its Nasi Ganja and Nasi Ayam Berempah. For those who are not familiar with what Nasi Ganja is, it does not contain what you think it does! It’s just so tasty, that it leaves you coming back for more. The meal basically consists of steamed rice combined with an array of side dishes and gravy. Here you can choose to have Daging Hitam or Ayam Goreng. Other than that, they also have yummy Nasi Goreng!
Above is the Nasi Abe Rus with Telur Mata. You can request to have the gravy poured on top or have it on the side. The owner usually puts them aside for those who request for it to be separate.
Nasi Abe Rus
Address: Jln Pujut 1B, 98000 Miri, Sarawak
Operation: MON – THURS (10AM-6PM), SAT & SUN (10AM-4PM), CLOSED on Sundays
Status: Muslim-owned stall\
Google Maps: https://goo.gl/maps/ZexsgXBLRJwtJUuY8
6. Armel’s Kitchen & Catering
Third, we have Armel’s Kitchen and Catering situated just next to Nasi Lemak Bamboo Miri! This place is kind of a cafe-ish vibe too. They serve coffee drinks with syrup and also some special drinks like the above.
I have tried most of the food here, and I especially love that they have Nasi Aruk on the menu! I’m in love with the most simple dish which is Nasi Aruk. If you want to try something else other than Nasi Aruk, I’d recommend their Butter Chicken Rice and the Specials Daging Salai.
Armel’s Kitchen & Catering
Address: S/Lot 1876, Ground Floor, Marina Square Phase 2 Marina Park, 98000 Miri, Sarawak
Operation: 10AM – 11PM (Daily, CLOSED on Fridays)
Status: Muslim-owned shop
Google Maps: https://goo.gl/maps/p5L862VEj5AWtPDV8
Places to eat in Miri for Dinner
Last but not least, dinner time! We have a few places that serve different variety of food and style. Without wasting any more time, let’s jump right into it!
7. Uncle Pui Cafe
Uncle Pui Cafe is one of the famous Muslim-friendly spot to enjoy dinner with your loved ones! If you’re looking for a Muslim-friendly place that serves delicious Chinese-style dishes, this is the spot!
Image taken from Hatizah Hj Merikan FB Post
If you ask me what I would recommend here, is their Salted Egg Chicken! I love, love, love it here! Even my mum loves it. (Believe her guys, she used the mum card! >.<) But, no kidding though, the Salted Egg Chicken was the bomb dot com! I have yet to try other dishes here as I didn’t have a big dinner here, but I’m pretty sure it is as good!
Uncle Pui Cafe
Address: Lot 610, Jalan Cherry, 98000 Miri, Sarawak
Operation: 11AM – 10PM (Daily, might differs on PH)
Google Maps: https://goo.gl/maps/mBuBr6xzLG6LB9sa9
8. Best Places to eat in Miri – 3 Beradik Gemok
3 Beradik Gemok Kitchen is another very popular spot to enjoy dinner! This is also another place that serves a diverse number of dishes ranging from Kolok Mee, Nasi Goreng, Mee Jawa, and many more! The Kolok Mee Talam as seen above is one of the highly recommended dish. If you ever want to try them all, get this and share it with your friends or family. The portion is really big!
There are plenty of spaces to choose from, you can either sit outdoors or indoors (where it’s air-conditioned). The feedback that I get from this place is that it’s delicious and affordable. In my 20+ years of living in Miri, I just recently went here to try and I have no complaints!
3 Beradik Gemok
Address: Jalan Brooke, Miri Handicraft Centre, 98000 Miri, Sarawak
Operation: MON-SUN (10:00 – 14:15, 17:30 – 22:30) CLOSED on Tuesdays
Status: Muslim-owned shop
Google Maps: https://goo.gl/maps/pu4qFMMgnaduyHXq5
9. Dapur Sara
The last place on our list is Dapur Sara which is located at Pujut 4! Dapur Sara is known for their affordable and flavorful Shell Out. They have other things like Sotong Sumbat, fried pau, and more too. For their Shell Out flavous, they have 5 choices which are Kam Hiong, Sambal, Buttermilk, and Salted Egg. If you can’t decide on one, you can also choose Mix Flavour. I personally love their Kam Hiong and Sambal flavor!
As they are located in a housing area, the parking is really limited here and the seatings are too. If you would like to try Dapur Sara, I would recommend booking beforehand. I’ll attach their numbers for booking below.
Aside from the famous Shell Out, you need to try their Sotong Sumbat!
Address: Lot 1027, Jln Terusan 3, Jalan Pujut 4, 98000 Miri, Sarawak
Operation: 6PM – 11PM (TUE-SUN), CLOSED on Mondays
Google Maps: https://goo.gl/maps/tFaeuPDiwZru9Dc19
Till Then, Borneo Foodies
Well, that’s it for this entry! I will be back next week for the list of places for the Non-Halal version. Till then, to those who are celebrating Christmas, I wish you a very Merry Christmas. Till next week, Borneo Foodies.