Mainly western food in their own style. Cook is a guy from the city of Kuantan and apparently he's from the hotel line for many years and decided to do this with the family.
Great place to end your evenings with some dinner and drinks, note they serve only hard liquor, cocktailsm draft and bottle beer. Live band performs as well.
Everything on the menu sounds pretty good, well I did see some other people order other dishes compared to mine, and they looked pretty tasty as well.
When in Terengganu and you simply can't please the kids or just have a craving for some "western" food - why not go to the nearest MacDonalds, one such outlet is located at Kertih,the town which oil refining built.
There is also a number of Kentucky Fried Chicken outlets (known as KFC in Malaysia) - one at the shophouses at the front of Awana Kijal Resort and another was at Cukai town.
An A&W outlet can also be found at Cukai. At A&W, the emphasis is on fried chicken, coney dogs, waffles, ice-cream floats and burgers.
Favorite Dish: Burgers and more burgers. Quarter-pounder with cheese! Burgers priced around RM4.50 each, and a value meal, including a drink and fries is around RM8-9.00
Sometimes they have specials and the price of a burger can be as low as RM2.50 each!
8 am to midnight, daily
Following on from above, this is my second tip on the same restaurant because we visited twice. The food was GOOD and priced reasonably both times.
To be fair, there are many other restaurants along this row at Cukai, all facing the riverfront. The other one that came highly reccomended is Restaurant Malaysia but we didn't have the opportunity to check it out.
Favorite Dish: Everything was delicious, but you may want to check out:
Fresh Lobster Grilled with Garlic Butter-nnnnnnyyyummmmmmy! RM90 per kilo, the one in the picture was just over 1 kilo and cost us RM117
Vegetables-RM8 per plate
Fishball & vege soup-RM8
We also tried the famous stuffed crab-nice but not exciting for me. However, an excellent choice and highly recommended for those who are too lazy to peel their own crabs! LOL
Baulu and Akok are two popular local speciality cakes of Terengganu.
You will see cars stopping along roadside to buy them at local stalls.
Both are made from batter, eggs and coconut. Being cooked over coconut husks, there is an extra coconut flavor. So it can be smokey as you wait to order and buy and eat them hot at one of the many beach stops.
So give both a try. When in Terengganu, eat as the locals do.
A Taste of Nostalgia
The look and feel of an old kopi-tiam (Chinese coffee shop) with authentic furniture and best of all, the coffee is freshly brewed, smells good and the price is very reasonable. Attracts an eclectic crowd of engineering & technical crew from the nearby Paka & Kertih powerstations, Petronas staff from Kertih, local Malays and Chinese families and couples, and tourists who have heard about the famous Hai Peng Coffee.
Besides coffee, this cafe also serves a range of kuih-muih and local food-all at reasonable prices. (by KL standards would be considered cheap).
You can buy their coffee (3-in-1, 2-in-1, or coffee powder), or kaya to take-away.
Doing great business at all hours of the day-we drove past a few times and visited it twice during our week's stay in Terengganu-its success speaks for itself and is well deserved! Friendly & helpful staff are always on standby to serve you with a smile.
Favorite Dish: Everything is pretty good but don't miss:
French Toast served with home made Kaya (a type of local egg and coconut "jam")
Hai Peng Special (Coffee with raw cocoa)-robust, smells good, but with only a hint of bitterness-around RM2.90
Old-fashioned Charcoal Toast served with Kaya - either thick slices of bread or cute buns - they're both good!
Ice-Blended with cute names-around RM5.90-(good value and can give my favourite Coffee Bean's ice blended a run for its money)
There are 4 to 5 seafood restaurants at the main riverfront area of Cukai on Jalan Sulaimani. They all specialise in Stuffed Crab. We chose the one that was the most crowded. Great decision as it turns out!
Favorite Dish: BBQ Tiger Prawns-RM80 per kilo (we had two large ones-see pics) that set us back by only RM40 (about US$10)!! see pics for how large they were
Tau foo (soft white beancurd) fried with vegetables-RM8
A number of Warung are located at this Medan Selera-a type of foodcourt. I visited warung 4 (in the middle) and the one at the end (facing the warungs, on the extreme right).
The food tastes pretty good but can be rather spicy and sometimes too sweet for me. If in doubt, ask them to cut out all the cilli and sugar.
All the stalls here are family run and serve basically the same menu. Fried noodles, fried rice, chicken rice, fried eggs, soup (chicken, vegetables or tulang/bone), daging/beef or chicken or sotong/squid(can be done with masak kicap/dark soy sauce, masak merah/red sauce, masak pedas/hot sauce, goreng/deep fried).
Favorite Dish: Nasi Goreng Kampung-RM3 per plate
Nasi Goreng Cina-for those who want their fried rice unspicy-RM3 per plate
Daging Masak Merah-RM3 per plate
(pieces of beef fried with tomato and fresh pounded chillies and onions)
Kway Teow Goreng-RM3 per plate
Fresh Coconut-RM2 each
Service can be a bit slow, so set your expectations right-anyway, you're on holiday, aren't you?
In Terengganu, it is a great place to buy fresh fruits at good price.
Try the duku, langsat, salak and rambutan. Many of the fruits are seasonal and will cost less when it is in full season.
All year round fruits will include bananas, papayas and guavas. You will find some fruits that comes from other states and southern Thailand and China. So ask which are local and which are "imported".
This coffeeshop eatery is located just beside the gate of Chinatown. There is a lady selling soybean milk at the entrance of the eatery. Their fishmeat beehoon is really nice (RM4), and they also have other stuff such as yong tau hoo and mixed rice.
The chicken rice served here is delicious. The chicken is cooked just nice and together with the light soya sauce, it is really appetiting. They also serve "Tauge" and vegetables. The rice is cooked with marjerin and the aroma is great.
In my hometown, Kuala Lumpur, I get nasi lemak. Famous here in Trengganu is Nasi Dagang. Fish here, compared to Kuala Lumpur is cheaper and really fresh. Most dishes have fish bits and flavour. So has nasi dagang, tuna like ikan Tongkol. You can get at least 3 packs for 1USD.
Also, they have a little plate of delicious fried meehoon.
Just outside at the entrance of the restaurant is a stall selling nasi lemak, nasi minyak and keropok as well. So you can try quite a variety here.
Drinks, I tried the teh tarik. Its good to down the rice with. They have tea, black coffee, milk or no milk, sodas, etc.
Favorite Dish: Nasi dagang. Must try.
There are roadside food stores at the major attractions of Terengganu which offer good local Malay food and drinks at a cheap price. Do give the food a try as they are generally hygienic.
Reasonable food and price and the servers are really nice. We ordered 7 dishes (for 14 people) and it came up to RM10 per person.
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