Eating out is a Malaysian pastime, and the
good folk of Miri are no exception. The
offer is unlimited: food outlets range from
fine dining, exotic foreign restaurants and
bistros to roadside food stalls.
Many restaurants and
cozy cafes serve western cuisine like steaks,
fish and chips, a cup of espresso, or a full
five-course dinner accompanied by fine
Hawkers’ stalls: Day-and-night hawkers
offer a unique dining experience at
economical rates, ranging from as low as
RM3.00 for a bowl of pasta to an elaborate
RM8.00 plate of Hokkien Noodles with all
the trimmings. Visitors should try spicy
Nasi Lemak, a rice dish garnished with
peanuts and anchovies, or any of the
dozens of noodle dishes.
The drink of
choice is ‘Teh tarik’, sweet milky tea
dramatically poured from one jug into
another. Food stalls with their plastic chairs
and tables are easily recognisable, especially
along North Yu Seng Road, Jalan
Permaisuri, Taman Seroja, Taman Selera
and at the Saberkas Commercial Centre.
‘Roti canai’ pancakes for
breakfast, ‘Nasi briyani’ rice for lunch and ‘Mutton curry’ for dinner are commonly
available in Miri.
From cheap snacks in the
coffee shop stalls to twelve-course dinners
fit for an emperor, Miri has it all. The main
cuisines represented here are Cantonese,
Hokkien, Foochow and Hakka.
Korean, Japanese, Thai
hotels and a number of select restaurants
offer these cuisines to discerning diners.