Kuantan experience is one of the amazing experiences as compared to any other
states in Malaysia. Starting from its beaches, parks, waterfalls, historical sites etc
Kuantan provides itself to be a full satisfactory holiday destination. Its cuisines,
shopping & accommodation are a treat for any tourist coming from far off places.
Some of the most fabulous delicacies of Kuantan cuisine are Keropok which means
delectable fish crackers made from starch & other flavor full ingredients. Keropok is
a popular snack among the Malaysians who consume it during evening with tea.
The essence of Keropok has inspired several to reincarnate it in some of form of
snacks with a mixture of different ingredients.
Another recipe which has been consumed by Malaysians for centuries is salted fish.
The preparation for salted fish takes time as it is marinated with salt & dried out in
sun for days. Astonishingly, the fish doesn’t rot as the heat generated from the sun
bakes it inside & out keeping it fit for eating purposes. Moreover, the salt
marinated inside the fish maximizes the heat from the sun which eventually cooks
it perfectly. Besides Kuantan, you can visit KL too, you can come from city of
Singapore to Kuala Lumpur by bus easily.
Grilled Fish also known as Ikan Bakar in Malay is one of the prominent dishes in
Malaysia which is prepared in its own unique way using charcoal. Ikan Bakar refers
to burned fish. The sea fish is typically used for preparing grilled fish unlike fresh
water fishes. The Malaysians add kecap manis or sweet soy sauce along with other
spices to marinate the fish which is later wrapped inside a banana leaf & covered
inside charcoals. The marinated grilled fish is garnished with lemon juice along
with shrimp paste.
One of the most famous street dishes throughout Malaysia is Satay. The Satay is
cooked with meat & peanut butter along with Roti made of baked dough & spicy
curry. It is prepared very slowly in order to make sure that the meat is cooked
thoroughly. The spices used in marinating of the meat enhance its taste further.
Another dish which is preferred among all regions of Kuantan is tandoori chicken &
naan. The tandoori chicken is prepared in a special way which involves typical
Indian masala or spices such as turmeric, cumin powder, yogurt, coriander powder
etc. The chicken is marinated for more than 4 hours which is eventually placed in
the tandoor or huge oven like apparatus. While, the naan is often referred as the
flatbread prepared in the oven has transformed from time to time. A typical naan
is prepared with yeast, salt, flour, yogurt etc. The taste of naan enhances if it
baked at a perfect temperature.
The Pesar is one of the prominent markets in the town of Kuantan. The market is
known its delicacies along with ingredients required to complete the dish. Kuala
Lipis noodles known for its exotic taste in soup is available at the corner of Pesar.
Tanjung Lampur is one of the fine restaurants in Kuantan which serves delicious
grilled fish to its customers. Kuantan is a food paradise for many tourists coming
from far off places.