Thanis Lim

All Rounder Chef and Food Journalist

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Miri Restaurants: Chill and Relax Cafe Bistro

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Chill and Relax Cafe Bistro or most people call them Chillax for short is one of the popular places that people recommend to me for dinner and drinks! When I checked out the place – it was full house but luckily for me – I made reservations with them before arriving so I got a nice table.


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As you can see – seats right until outside also full of people when I dropped by during the weekend.


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View from the upper floor ~~ pretty chill ~~


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The bar was busy the whole night ~~ making drinks for the full house guests!


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There was a band (pretty good and really fits the chillax theme) at around 9pm when we were enjoying the food and drinks.


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Good to meet up with our friend Janice, Yien and Sabrina in Miri to enjoy some food with a couple of drinks! Chillax has got quite an extensive menu comprising of Western, Asian and Local dishes! You might actually spend quite a long time looking through their menu if this is your first time here!


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Let’s begin with their appertizers. This is one of their signature items and also seasonal. Umai is one of the popular traditional dish in Sarawak and is a good introduction to local indigenous cuisine. I was quite happy to see this on their menu and it was refreshingly good. This will definitely be good to enjoy with a couple of drinks!


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The marinated and grilled lamb cubes are another good to share dish that is unique to Chillax. I quite like the bite sized rosemary herbed lamb cubes while having a beer. A crowd pleaser.


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You seriously can’t go wrong with fried calamari fritters ~~~ and a gorgeous side of Lady’s Choice Mayonnaise!


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The best way to enjoy fried food ~~ is to dip them in mayonnaise  like this ~~ mmmm ~~


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Good plate of grilled BBQ wings to share ~~ they also have deep fried wings on the menu ~~


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We also enjoy their grilled scallops with mentaiko sauce ~~ yummers!


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Another true blue Sarawak dish is this stir fried bee hoon with mani chai (cangkok manis) and ikan bilis/pusu ~~ comfort food! I like how there’s a good mix of local delicacies and Western food! The staff recommended their char kway teow as well but we already ordered too much! Maybe next time!


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Their belacan for the steamed ladies fingers is good! Quite a kick ~~ but we got iced cold beers to drink so don’t worry about how hot it is!


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If you are super hungry – you can order their mixed grill which comes with chicken chop, lamb chops, sausages and crispy battered fish fillet – and three of their in house made sauces!


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hubba hubba ~~ paint me like one of your sexy French girls ~~ *looks like the lamb chop is trying to entice me* They also have pastas and pizzas which I’ve seen other patrons ~~ mmm I’ll definitely give their pizzas a try next trip!


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They have quite a lot of cocktails for the ladies to check out ~~~ but a simple Mojito is a classic ~


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Or go for something unique like their Watermelon Mojito! Pretty refreshing ~~


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Sabby having a sip ~~


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For ladies who want a stronger kick – order a Mojito 60 or Mojito 80 ~~~ meaning stronger alcohol content ~~ we liked the Mojito 80 (80 percent alcohol) very much ~


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They stock quite a few imported beers ~~~ such as this lovely Hoegaarden Rosee ~~~


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I’m more of a draft beer kinda guy ~~ beers here are pretty reasonably priced!


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I can understand why Chillax is pretty popular especially during the weekends as they offer quite a bit of everything for everyone thanks to their extensive diverse menu and the prices are very reasonable for both food and drinks making them a really value for money establishment. Couple that with friendly staff and a lively ambience around Chillax ~ it makes you wanna come back here regularly!


Chill and Relax Cafe Bistro

Lot 2085, Jalan MS 1/1, Marina Square 1, Marina Parkcity, 98000 Miri, Sarawak, Malaysia

Opens daily 11pm – 1am

Call +60 85-321 535 for table reservations

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