Today’s Miri Trifecta

Today is just one of those days that you’ll go “Fuck It”, with diets being a distant memory, and everything seems right with the world once again. Eat well, Pray for forgiveness, and Love thy pork.

Let us begin with deep fried mushrooms and butter sauce.

Lou Wai Lou

Address: Lot 2236 – 2237, Ground Floor, Jalan Miri Pujut, Pujut 5 – 1/2, Miri, 98000. 085-650 987.

If you have to choose just one thing to bring to a desert island in Miri, this will probably be it. Deep fried oyster mushrooms with an utterly decadent butter sauce. The other Chinese dishes were decent, but this takes the deep fried mars bar cake, if there was ever such a thing. I bet it would be pretty delicious too.

Fried butter mushrooms
Fried butter mushrooms

Onwards to dinner, of porcine proportions.

JD’s Fine Foods 

Lot 661(A), Block 7, MCLD, Pelita Commercial Centre, Miri-Pujut Road, 98000 Miri, Sarawak. 085-413933/ 419233

If you have a hankering for pork dishes, this is definitely one of the places you should drop by. The pork satays are tender and with the right amount of fat, and the pork knuckle has a wonderful crackling albeit with an Asian twang in the flavour profile. That being said, the Guiness and Kilkenny beers were a bit flat, and chances are you might be better off with the local brews e.g. Tiger.

Pork Knuckle
Pork Knuckle

JustBerrys Dessert House

Location: In the Pelita commercial area, same row as Jing Wood, and opposite from Everyday Cafe. (As you may have noticed, maps in Miri are absolutely useless)

Don’t let the name confuse you, as there are more than mere berries in this Asian styled dessert establishment. And no, it’s not some dodgy massage parlour, with names that tend to include fruits and flowers.

Although there’s a raft of desserts to choose from, the Durian King dessert is certainly a keeper if you can handle the pungent aroma that the king of fruits tends to emanate. Patrons have to option to add chunks of butter cake or durian ice cream into the mix, but I prefer the unadulterated version as depicted below.

Durian Dessert
Durian Dessert

So yeah, that’s my day! Still suffering from a partial food coma, but managed to churn out this article whilst staying relatively conscious. Small wins indeed.

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