Thanis Lim

All Rounder Chef and Food Journalist

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Miri Restaurants: Meritz Hotel Fortune Chinese Restaurant

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The Meritz Hotel is strategically connected to the Bintang Mall, one of the most popular shopping malls in Miri and the Hotel actually has quite a few restaurants, meeting room and ball room to accommodate big functions.


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I had the pleasure of checking out their Modern Chinese restaurant called the Fortune – quite a beautiful place!


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They have an open bar where you can see them make your drinks ~~ impressive ~~


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They have two special sections if you want more privacy ~~


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This VIP room for two tables is quite tempting ~ ~ as it comes equipped with a karaoke room!


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Quite a posh looking Karaoke room ~~ I could see myself having a small gathering here and having karaoke dinner!


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Now let’s check out the food they have at The Fortune Modern Chinese Restaurant ~~ with more than 150 Oriental dishes to choose from ~~ you can always ask them to recommend their signature dishes ~~


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I have to say I love their teapot ~~ so atas la ~~


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For starters, we ordered thick seafood soup (you can choose between fish maw or fish lips) to share ~~~


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We quite enjoyed the soup – consistency and seasoning is spot on and the textural contrast of the ingredients were pretty good.


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The manager introduced us these delicious salted yolk mushrooms – shimeji mushrooms – dusted with seasoned flour – deep fried and then tossed in a special salted yolk sauce! We loved this very much and wished we ordered a bigger portion instead of the small tasting portion!


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Another recommendation was this stone bowl chicken which is actually a Korean inspired dish ~~ sweet and sour crispy chicken, served with vegetables, cheese and sauce on a piping hot stone bowl sizzling all the way for you to enjoy ~~ yummers! This dish plays with your five senses – as you can see and hear the sizzling, feel the heat and smell the fragrance ~~~ of course the taste will be heightened!


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Remember to IG story or boomerang this yummy dish!


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For prawns – we opted for a classic nestum prawns ~~ lovely cereal coated prawns that gives it a slight pleasant crunchy texture.


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This is the Hong Kong style crispy noodles with seafood ~~ pretty good as well though we would had preferred for the noodles to be separated from the sauce (crispier)


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Nevertheless – the noodles absorbed the sauce pretty well ~~ drools ~~


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This wasn’t the prettiest dish but it was very tasty ~~ deep fried crispy eggplant stuffed with meat ~~ then tossed with sauce ~~


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We loved how crispy the eggplant tasted and complements well with the sauce ~~ we would definitely order this dish again if we come here.


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The salt and pepper Japanese tofu is really cute as it’s cut into smaller cubes but quite delicious with just simple salt and pepper – mind you – this is not an easy dish to cook as you can easily destroy these soft pieces of tofu into a thousand pieces – like how your ex girlfriend breaks your heart ~ but the chef’s skill can be seen here ~ very delicate ~~


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Last but not least – are these salted yolk crispy squid rings ~~ we love salted yolk don’t we?! Perfectly cooked and lovely texture!


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For me – I feel the Fortune is one of the underrated restaurants in Miri and I am genuinely surprised such a beautiful place with good food is not packed with people during the weekend. I would recommend you check out this place if you are in Miri. Pricing is reasonable as well – what you see on the menu is around RM216 including the tea and service charge.


Fortune Modern Chinese Dining

Level 7, Meritz Hotel, Bintang Mall

Opens: 11:30am-2:00pm ; 6:00pm-10:00pm

Call 085-417 888 for reservations and enquiries.

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