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Sunday, December 26, 2010
Some good food at Kuantan!
There are many restaurants and eateries that have mushroomed around Berjaya Megamall on Jalan Tun Ismail which serve local food at reasonable prices.
Keropok Lekor is also famous in Kuantan, especially the ones sold by Mok Nah in Tanjung Lumpur and Pak Soh 2 in Sungai Karang on the way to Balok. The variant sold here is slighty different from the ones you find in Kuala Terengganu in that it is soft but crispy.
Sata, fish paste and coconut wrapped in coconut leaves and barbequed; good with fresh fruit juice.
Otak-otak, fish paste wrapped in coconut leaves and barbequed; good with beer.
Satay, chunks of chicken or beef on a skewer, cooked over a charcoal fire. Eaten with a peanut-based dip. The tastiest satay in Kuantan can be found at Zul's Satay, located in a corner shop at the junction to Beserah from the Kuantan town-Teluk Cempedak road. Heading towards Teluk Cempedak from Kuantan, it is on your left at the traffic lights with a Zam Zam restaurant opposite it (also on your left).
Malaysian Chinese cuisine, e.g. Hainanese chicken rice, wan tan mee (noodles with wan tan soup), yong tau foo (tofu, eggplant, bitter gourd etc with fish stuffing), char koay teow, (noodles fried with cockles and bean sprouts), dim sum, curry laksa (noodles in curry sauce), assam laksa (noodles in curry sauce flavoured with tamarind) etc. On Jalan Penjara in Kuantan town is a corner restaurant, Hock Heng Baru which serves delicious and reasonably-priced Hainan cuisine. While you are at Hock Heng Baru, do try their killer sour plum lime drink where they go the extra mile to blend even the sour plum flesh together with the limes to give the drink an extra sour taste.
Malaysian Indian cuisine, e.g. roti canai, nasi kandar, tandoori chicken, food served in "banana leaf" restaurants etc.
Local fruits, e.g. rambutan (a hairy-looking fruit - "rambut" means hair in Malay), mangosteen ("manggis" in Malay), duku, langsat, pomelo, jambu, guava, starfruit, jackfruit ("nangka" in Malay) and durian. Durian is an acquired taste as it is strong-smelling. It is greatly loved by Malaysians!
Kemaman Kopitiam, corner shop opposite Berjaya Megamall, serves delicious coffee.
Curry Laksa at Hoi Yin Restaurant in Teluk Cempedak. Located in the row of shops on the left as you approach the beach. Opens morning till early afternoon.
For Seafood Hunters, a uniquely seafood restaurant by the white sandy beach is available along Jalan Beserah - Pak Su Seafood Restaurant. Served various type of fresh seafood though it might be a bit expensive if you are a foreigner, up to 150MYR . Visited by lot of foreign tourists. The famous Stuffed Crab is a must try dishes.
You can also enjoy a variety of delicious seafood dishes at affordable price in Tanjung Lumpur village which is connected via Tangjung Lumpur bridge and is about 2km from the city centre. A range of restaurants is located along Jalan Tangjung Lumpur such as NARA seafood, Ismail Ikan Bakar etc. The recently opened seafood restaurant, SANTAI offers more choices for seafood hunters.
Lunch at AKOB PATIN HOUSE, famous with local food, GULAI TEMPOYAK PATIN and about 30 other more local menus, Located in town centre, Tapak PCCL, off Jalan Besar, on the river side of Sungai Kuantan. also serve you a few veriety of river fish like Kerai, Tengalan and Patin. Call for reservation +6012-9577057