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Top 5 Places for HALAL FOOD in Miri

Going out to ‘makan-makan’ with your Muslim friends but have no idea where is the best halal food joint to eat in Miri? Or are you craving for it all of a sudden but still wondering which place does it well? Here are the top 5 best places to eat halal food in Miri!

If there are other places that you would like to recommend, leave us a comment below! We will try and feature them in the next article!


Head down to Kornia’s Recipe and try their Mee Jawa. It’s the best Mee Jawa in Miri and it will surely make you come back for the second time!

(image by Kornia’s Recipe on Facebook)

The dish consists of yellow egg noodles drenched in blended sweet potato base with tomato sauce and prawn stock. The gravy is made up of beef stock to give it a slightly meaty flavor in the tomato paste. The resulting gravy is a thick concoction with the natural sweetness of the sweet potato base balanced out by the tomato paste so that it is not cloyingly sweet.

The common main ingredients of Mee Jawa consists of bean curd (tofu), beansprouts, hard-boiled egg, ground peanuts and optionally, fried shallots or shrimp. However at Kornia’s Recipe, they serve Mee Jawa very uniquely. Their Mee Jawa main ingredients consists of fried chicken, beef, bean sprouts, hard-boiled egg, fried bean curd (tofu), and chicken or beef satay! If you come to their store on Sunday, you can order their Mee Jawa Kambing. This dish is served specially on Sunday only.

Trust me, their Mee Jawa is the best and you won’t regret it! They also serve other menu such as Mee Kolok/Pok, Laksa, Bakso, Mee Celup, Nasi Ayam, Nasi Lemak, Nasi Arab and Mee/Bihun/Kwayteow.

(image by Kornia’s Recipe on Facebook)


Shop Name: Kornia’s Recipe
Address: Lot 2108, Ground Floor, Phase 1, Marina Square, Miri, Sarawak
Operating Hours: Tuesday – Sunday (7am – 2.30pm; 5 pm – 11.30 pm) (MONDAY OFFDAY)
Waze/ Google Maps: Search for “Kornia’s Recipe”


Restaurant Ayam Penyet Ria is famously known for their authentic Indonesian smashed chicken recipe. Ayam Penyet is a traditional dish from Indonesia that consists of fried chicken that is smashed with the pestle against mortar to make it softer, served with sambal, slices of cucumbers, fried tofu and tempeh. It is also known for its spicy sambal which is a mixture of chilli, anchovies, tomatoes, shallots, garlics, shrimp paste, tamarind and lime juice. This dish is suitable to be eaten with rice.

(image by Restaurant Ayam Penyet RIA-Miri on Facebook)

Their Ayam Bakar dish is also highly recommended! Succulent, juicy chicken thigh cooked to perfection paired with their spicy sambals or rice which will surely make you want more! However, if you cannot stand the heat from their sambals, you may skip it or just have a little bit of it because it is indeed very spicy.

(image by Restaurant Ayam Penyet RIA-Miri on Facebook)

If you don’t feel like eating chicken, this restaurant also serve Udang Penyet, Tenggiri Penyet, Bawal Penyet, Empal Penyet and Lele Penyet. Apart from that, their menu also includes other authentic Indonesian dishes such as Gado-Gado, Bakso, Soto Ayam, Ayam Bakar, Sup Tulang, Fried rice and Sayur asam.


Shop Name: Restaurant Ayam Penyet RIA
Address: Lot 1326, Groundfloor, Block 9 MCLD, Miri Waterfront Commercial Centre, 98000 Miri (next to Ajang Hotel)
Operating Hours: Everyday (11 am – 10.45pm)
Waze/ Google Maps: Search for “Restaurant Ayam Penyet RIA”


Nasi Lalapan is another unique incarnation of the Indonesian cuisine. Nasi Lalapan is basically a dish of vegetables, tofu and meat arranged around a unique, spicy sambal based sauce. You can choose the meat that goes with your nasi lalapan- there’s everything from chicken to prawn.

(Image by Jimmy Chin on Facebook)

The rice is served separately on a plate and there’s also a bowl of soup to go with your meal. The chicken is well marinated and crispy while the fish is crispy on the outside and tender on the inside.

(Image by Jimmy Chin on Facebook)


Shop Name: Muara Restaurant
Address: North Yu Seng Street, 98000 Miri
Operating Hours: Everyday (10.00 am – 11.00 pm)
Waze/ Google Maps: Search for “Muara Restaurant”


Laksa is a popular traditional food in Miri. Sarawak’s Laksa recipe is distinctive if compared to other state’s Laksa recipe. So, for all you Laksa lovers, we bring to you Laksa Lolita, delicious and authentic Laksa that you must try! According to their regular customers, the Laksa broth is not too oily and thick. And that’s the main reason to why their Laksa is so superb tasting!

(Image by Lentera Astana on Facebook)


Shop Name: Laksa Lolita
Address: Lot 349, Piasau Utara, Jalan 1, 98000 Miri
Operating Hours: Everyday (7.00 am – 2.00 pm)
Waze/ Google Maps: Search for “Laksa Lolita”


For satay lovers, come and visit Madli’s Restaurant, for their mouth-watering chicken satay and beef satay! Their satay is being served with thick peanut sauce and fresh cucumber slices, all for a very reasonable price.

(Image by 4square)

Apart from selling satay, they also serve Laksa Sarawak, Mee Kolok, Mee Goreng Mamak and Nasi Goreng.

(Image by 4square)


Shop Name: Madli’s Restaurant
Address: Jalan Merpati, 98000 Miri, Sarawak
Operating Hours: Everyday (9.00 am – 11.00 pm)
Waze/ Google Maps: Search for “Madli’s Restaurant” 

So there you go! My top 5 places to eat Halal Food in Miri! If you think we have missed out on any other places, let us know in the comment section down below!

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