Friday, 28 March 2014

Donya Japanese & Western Restaurant

There's this saying that when people talk about Miri, they will be reminded about food. Don't you agree with that statement? It is up to you to decide but today this post is yet again another blog about food. It was a newly opened restaurant about a month ago which consists of Japanese & Western Cuisine . It is located right opposite Mitsubishi showroom.

The restaurant are nicely decorated with hand picked item from the owner and make one feel like home when you step in. However, it is still too empty that causes sound pollution. When the place were fully packed with customers, the place goes really noisy especially when there's baby crying that makes one feeling uncomforted eating. 

Sushi were good but I think they can do better than this. Personally, I love their ramen (japanese noodle). I do not know whether there's a different name calling it in Japan or there's an error, they named it Kimuchi Ramen. Love the combination of korean kimchi with japanese ramen. They definitely make a perfect match.

Unagi Maki - RM26.90

Ebiko Gunkan - RM5.90

Salmon Sashimi - RM12.90

            Katsu Curry Set / Chicken Teriyaki Set - RM15.90       

Teriyaki Chicken & Kimuchi Ramen - RM13.90


Except for breakfast it is rare to see western cuisine to be serve with baked beans. What we normally see will be green salad or fresh vegetables. The portion is big and definitely worth every single penny you are paying.

                                Chicken Chop - RM14.90         /         Mix Grill - RM29.90

Charcoal Burger - Grill Chicken - RM7.90

The food served, to my surprise was good. However, there's still so much room for improvement for servicing. Our table had been making our ordered for 3 times and still miss out the ordering. I am hoping they can have better arrangement in manpower adjustment.

Friday, 21 March 2014

Line Up Performers, Borneo Jazz Festival 2014

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Miri International Jazz Festival or better known as Borneo Jazz Festival is making a great return this year with lots of world-class names in the list in conjunction with the Visit Malaysia Year 2014 (VMY2014) and also Visit Sarawak Year 2014. This is already the 9th year of such annual event organised and held in Miri, Sarawak. It will be held on the 9 & 10 May 2014.

For those of you who haven't know, I would love to briefly introduce the impressive line-up which had been announced by the organisers.

First of all, Iriao, band which is based on Georgian authentic folk and instrumental and polyphonic music, an eight-piece ethno-jazz band from Georgia which has been recognised by UNESCO as being a masterpiece of oral immaterial heritage.

Acappella act had gained great popularity for Jazz Festival the past few years. Therefore the committees are getting it back this year with Vocal Sampling, an all-male musical group from Cuba. They are very well-known band and a crowd pleaser.

Other line-up bands for this years' will be Brassballett from Germany. You will be impress of what they are going to deliver. They are the only band which are going to perform with choreographed show whilst playing their instruments. 

YK Band from our neighbour country, Indonesia will be performing Jazz with hints of Borneo flavour which may impress you on the night. Nevertheless, we have the big deal, Anthony Strong. He is the country, United Kingdom, new jazz superstar who had beat Gregory Porter, Michael Buble and Harry Connick Jr. to become No.1 on the iTunes and No.2 on jazz charts in the USA. 

Despite that, local representatives we have Diana Liu in list, Sarawakian born artist which is not only familiar in jazz music but also pop, bossa nova, gospel and funk/soul too. She had released her debut on 2010, title最美好的(Zui Mei Hao De).

After looking through the line-up performers aren't you having the sudden urge to be there and feel the groove yourself ?

Tickets are already for sale at appointed and authorised agent. More information please click into or you may call the Sarawak Tourism board at +6082423600. Updates also available via Sarawak Tourism Board (STB's) twitter account @SarawakTravel or their Facebook account at Sarawak Travel.

This annual event is organised by Sarawak Tourism Board, supported by the Ministry of Tourism and Culture Malaysia and Ministry of Tourism Sarawak; and endorsed by Tourism Malaysia.

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