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Tease Your Taste Buds with These Top Three Mouth-Watering Dishes in Kuantan

Pahang’s capital city has its own beauty. People come from far and wide just to experience its spectacular, breathtaking views.  It’s hard to resist its natural charm, but it’s even harder to resist the mouth-watering dishes that are available there when you work up an appetite.

Here are top three mouth-watering dishes to try out if you happen to be there:


Ikan Bakar Sambal Petai

Head to Ana Ikan Bakar Petai to tease your taste buds with this enticing dish.

It’s wrapped in a banana leaf and grilled with thick sambal sauce, onion slices as well as fresh petai.

Although there are many ikan bakar stalls in Kuantan, Ana Ikan Bakar Petai is one of the most popular ones around. Make sure you come early because finding a place to sit can be difficult during peak hours.

Don’t forget to order the Kangkung Goreng Belacan while you’re there. The dish is mildly spicy and light in flavour due to the mixture of chili slices and belacan – a combination that chili lovers usually enjoy in Kuantan.

Location:  Ana Ikan Bakar Petai, Pantai Selera, Tanjung Lumpur, Kuantan

Operating Hours: 5:30pm-12am, daily.

Photo Credit: Ana Ikan Bakar Petai’s Facebook Page


Patin Tempoyak

Patin Tempoyak is a traditional dish from Pahang that is loved by most locals. It tastes like heavan, but smells like hell. If you don’t mind trying out this type of food, just go to Akob Patin House for an overall amazing experience.

You’ll notice the exotic flavour due to the mixture of patin fish and fermented durian.

If you are a fan of the king of fruits, you’ll definitely give it a thumbs up.

Location: Akob Patin House 1, A2 Lorong Haji Abdul Rahman 1, 25000 Kuantan.
Operating Hours: 8.30am-6pm, closed on Sundays.

Photo Credit: Akob Patin House’s Facebook Page


Nasi Kukus and Fried Chicken

Nasi Kukus is widely available in Kuantan, but there’s one restaurant that stands out from the rest due to its excellent customer service and most delicious fluffy rice as well as fried chicken. The restaurant is called Dapur Mama Original Nasi Kukus. Pay them a visit to satisfy your food cravings if you are in Kuantan. Their fried chicken tastes sweet, savoury and slightly spicy. You might end up ordering another plate.

Location: 36, Jln IM 6/7, Bandar Indera Mahkota, 25200 Kuantan.
Operating Hours: 10.00am-11.00pm, daily.

Photo Credit: Dapur Mama’s Facebook Page

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