It's just a local restaurant by the side of the road from Kuala Terengganu to Merang Jetty. According to the locals, it's a favourite among them.
Favorite Dish: Nasi dagang, a delicacy of the people in Terengganu. Anyone going to Terengganu must try this cuisine, you don't know what you're missing! It's made by cooking rice and glutinous rice together with coconut cream added for more taste. It's eaten with a special type of tuna curry and a very light vegetable pickle. I don't have that vegetable pickle in my nasi dagang as shown in the photo, but the tuna curry and the rice was so delicious...I had two servings :) which cost not more than RM5...how wonderful :)
You can find abundance of Sea Food Restaurants in Marang or along the coastal line especially if you are driving to & fro Terengganu. Don’t forget to try it. Not that they are only delicious but the price are reasonable too!
Favorite Dish: I love the ‘ Udang Goreng Tepong’ or fried prawns in flour…something like that:))
The warong (or stall) is situated along the white sandy beach of Pantai Teluk Ketapang, a popular recreation ares in K Terengganu... There is no signboard but just rows of benches and chairs set up on the beach...
Favorite Dish: The warong is famous for it Terengganu Sotong Celup Tepung... or deep fried squids... Besides squids, there is also crabs, prawns and fish prepared in the same manner... The fried seafood must go with the special homemake chili sauce...
I was hungry and I was tired of looking for a decent restaurant that open on a Friday.
Two Thumbs up!
1) The nice location, overlooking the sea. Walking distance from Pasar Kedai Payang, Chinatown and Dataran Shahbandar.
2) Great selection of seafood for dinner. And it opens on Friday and Saturday - the weekend holiday for Terengganu. (Note: Sunday is a working day). I find it quite difficult to find a restaurant in KT that open on Friday.
Two thumbs down!
1) They charge RM0.30 for usage of the toilets. And the worse thing is the toilet is poorly maintained. No soap in the soap dispenser and the place stink.
2) They charge another RM0.50 for Tissue Paper to wipe your @ss!
I think it's daylight robbery!
Favorite Dish: Day of visit: 17 August 2007 for a late lunch.
I ordered the Nasi Goreng Puteri and watermelon juice. Total came up to RM9.98. I think it is pretty decent. The nasi goreng came with two sticks of satay, onion soup, fried chicken strips and topped with a sunny side up egg.
The local delicacies that you must not miss if you are in Terengganu:
1. Keropok lekor - if you have the chance try the steamed ones. But mostly they are fried. But seriously, the steamed ones are more tasty.
2. Nasi Dagang - local rice with fish. Wonderful. Native to Terengganu.
3. Laksam - It's some form of rice noodle but very fattening. Tastes great!
4. Air Buah (Big glasses of fruit juice) - Different types of fruit juice or combination served in super big glasses. Don't hesitate to check what's the size like before deciding your order!
There are others which are probably not native to this state but also nice to try if you are around - nasi kerabu, nasi minyak, otak-otak and sata. These are easily available on road side stalls all over Terengganu.
I'm not sure whether I remember the name of the best stall for all those - but I think it's called Gerai Pak Su. It's on the road to the airport. It's a big stall packed with diners. There's a lot of photos of celebrities and community leaders who have been there. There's also another famous stall for nasi dagang in Chendering. The best way to go to both of them is to ask a local for directions and then take a taxi.
Nasi ulam seems to be quite a common meal among the locals. Whats amazing about this meal is the amount of serving they served when you dine in.
Basically each sitting you are served with at least 10 dishes. Why ? It's like that ! The dishes consists of fried fish, fried squid, fried chicken, raw vegetables (looks like they plucked it from outside the restaurant), chillie fish, turtle egg !!!, bean vegetable & etc.
Now here is the best part, you must be thinking how on earth you are going to finish the entire meal right ! well what they do here is that they 're-cycled' the unfinished dishes. Wooo...seriously. So I figure for 'fresh' dishes you have to be the first to be served !.
Another thing - some may just feel disgust over eating the turtle egg. Seriously speaking it really taste awful. I nearly puke over it.
Lastly the price ! it's quite expensive after considering consuming 2nd hand dishes. The silly part is I only know about the recycled dishes after licking my fingers : (
Commercial or trading rice as in direct translation or simply nasi dagang is a local meal made out of 'sticky' rice and it's coulple together with sardine with slight chillie curry sauce. This local dish is not to be missed but i must warn too much of it will actually spoil the entire scene. You know thoese sticky rice will bloat in your little tummy. But on the other hand the serving is quite small as well. I had 2 serving which end up quite nicely. Yum yum.
Keropok is a kind of 'fish craker'. There are 2 type of Keropok. The first one is a tube-shaped and the second one is the craker-shaped. Both are also called Keropok. But if you want to be specific, then the craker one will be called Keropok Keping, which means sliced Keropok. They are made up of fish, flour and other ingredients.
For the tube-shaped, you can eat it in 2 style. Deep fried or boiled. If you don't really like the fishy smell, then better to take the deep fried one as sometime the boiled one will have some fishy smell, especially when they are no longer hot.
The Keropok Keping is also made up of the tube-shaped Kerepok being sliced into a very thin slices. Then they are dried under the sun to make it storagable. Then you need to fried it before consumption. It is nice to be eaten alone or dipping with the local chili sauce.
Favorite Dish: Boiled / Deep fried Keropok Lekor (Normal Keropok)
Keropok Keping (Sliced Keropok)
Terengganu is famous with its local Malay dishes, such as Nasi Dagang and Keropok. Nasi Dagang is a specially cooked rice to be eaten with the fish in a curry style. It is a little bit spicy as i can say if you are not used to it. Just go and try it and you will know!!
The price is about RM2.50 - RM3.50 per dish
Favorite Dish: The main attraction will be the 'Nasi Dagang' of course!! Besides, you can also eat the Nasi Minyak or the Nasi Lemak. Mostly serves with fish, except if you wanna ask for chicken.
This is the same dish as the previous Nasi Dagang, except it is located within the town area. That is what me and my fellows call the restorant as Nasi Dagang MPKT. Comparing to the previous Nasi Dagang i mentioned above, this one will be in the second grade. But the best part is that they serve a lot of fish! 3-4 times more than the one in Chendering. Hard for me to finish the fish normally and it is really a waste for me.
The price i think is RM2 - RM3 per dish
Favorite Dish: Nasi Dagang, or Nasi Minyak and Nasi Lemak as well
The Tom Yam soup is quite bland. But the price is cheap. Dinner for 5 comprising of ikan bawal bakar, chilli crab, tom yam soup, kailan, and fried sotong only cost RM50.
Favorite Dish: Cosy location