10 Must Go Places To Eat In Kuantan

Kuantan is the capital city of the state of Pahang. Pahang cuisine is also considered to be one of the more unique cuisines that Malaysia has to offer. Due to Kuantan being located near the east coast of Malaysia, expect to eat a lot of seafood at a kuantan seafood restaurant. If you live in Kuantan or happen to be in Kuantan and are wondering where to eat in kuantan, this article will help you figure out where are the best places to eat in kuantan. A kuantan restaurant is usually inexpensive to dine at and usually offers good service and some of the best things to eat in kuantan. With places to eat in Kuantan all over Kuantan, we will be highlighting ten of the best places to eat Kuantan including the best restaurant in Kuantan.

Pahang’s local cuisine, like that of other states, emphasises seafood. Freshwater fish like the patin can be found in its rivers and streams (silver catfish). Singgang, Tembosa, Satak, and Lempeng Nyiur, which are also common in Kelantan and Terengganu, are examples of dishes associated with other Malay communities. Ikan Bakar Petai and Laksa Pahang are two regional  dishes served in the Pahang style. Murtabak Mengkasar (‘Royal Pudding’) and Puding Diraja (‘Royal Pudding’), both found in Pahang’s royal capital, Pekan, are common foreign dishes cooked in a distinctly Pahang theme.

Rice is a staple food in the Pahang culinary tradition, as it is in all other Asian cultures. Rice is often eaten with condiments such as gulai or singgang, ulam, and sambal. Sambal hitam, sambal tempoyak, and sambal belacan are all famous sambals. Gulai Tempoyak Patin is one of Pahang’s most well-known gulai, and it has been the state’s signature dish. The dish is made up of moist, tender patin fish fried in tempoyak curry (fermented durian).

Gulai Patin Asam Rebus (a dish similar to Gulai Tempoyak Patin but with a watery soup or gravy that is a little sour and spicy) and Gulai Asam Rong (a dish similar to Gulai Tempoyak Patin but with a watery soup or gravy that is a little sour and spicy) are two other notable Pahang gulai (a sour and slightly bitter taste gulai made of processed rubber tree fruits). Nasi Kebuli, Opor Daging, and Paceri Nenas are other common Pahang dishes.

But enough about what Pahang cuisine is all about, let’s move on to the 10 best places to eat in Kuantan.

1. Curry Noodles at Hoi Yin Restaurant

curry noodles in kuantan

This is one of Kuantan’s most famous curry noodle restaurants and one of the best places to eat in Kuantan, and many people frequent it to this day. It’s also in a perfect spot, right next to Teluk Chempedak, Kuantan’s biggest beach. Breakfast is popular, so arrive early or you will be disappointed– it usually sells out by 10-11 a.m. The curry broth is slightly spicy and smooth, but if you want it to have a little more kick, add some more chilli sambal sauce. If you can’t handle the heat, don’t worry; the restaurant also serves transparent soup with soy sauce. The broth bowls come in mini, big, and jumbo sizes and are loaded with noodles (mee, meehoon, or kuey teow), steamed chicken, fish cakes, tofu puffs, cockles and bean sprouts.

Business Details

Address

No. 31, Jalan Teluk Cempedak, Kuantan.

Operating Hours

7am-2pm (or sold out), closed alternate Mondays.

2. Nasi Lemak at Kedai Kopi Ah Soon

nasi lemak in kuantan

This tiny kopitiam (coffee shop) is near the Kuantan Specialist Hospital in a residential area in Kubang Buaya. It’s a famous local breakfast spot and also one of the best places to eat in Kuantan, and the highlight of the show is their homemade Nasi Lemak, which comes with a variety of side dishes such as fried chicken, curry chicken, prawns, squid and vegetables. For over 20 years, the lady who operates the stall has been selling plates of this national dish of coconut-infused rice. It normally sells out by 10 a.m., so get there as soon as possible. The coffee shop, on the other side, is available until lunchtime… and the Curry Noodles are wonderful.

Business Details

Address

Lorong Kubang Buaya 21, off Jalan Kubang Buaya, Kuantan.

Operating Hours

7.30am-12pm (or sold out), daily.

3. New Capital Chicken Rice

chicken rice in kuantan

This Chicken Rice store in Kuantan’s city centre is a Kuantan establishment. A lot of people love to eat here, have eaten here for many years  and have seen it being handed down from generation to generation. The consistency of the chicken rice has stayed consistent over time, and it’s a unique local dish that you might not see elsewhere. The chicken is smooth, tender, and tasty after being gently roasted. Also, the curry wild boar is delectable. The store, on the other hand, is situated underneath an ancient, run-down hotel and, after all these years, is in desperate need of renovation. Cleanliness may be enhanced as well.

Business Details

Address

59, Jalan Bukit Ubi, Kuantan.

Operating Hours

8am-3pm, daily with unfixed closed days.

4. Terminal Satay Zul

satay in kuantan

This satay stand has been doing this for over 40 years and serves the best satay (meat skewers) in town, as well as a wide range of meats, including beef, chicken, mutton, deer, ox tripe, and rabbit. The seasoned meat is smooth and juicy, and the meat segment per stick is very large; it complements the tasty peanut sauce nicely. The restaurant also offers nasi lemak, as well as other Malaysian dishes such as nasi dagang, mee bakso, fried noodles/rice, and fried quail. The service, on the other hand, can be extremely slow… so bring plenty of patience, particularly if it’s busy. The restaurant is now a chain, with one or two additional outlets in Kuantan’s downtown district.

Business Details

Address

No. A 2600, Jalan Alor Akar, Kuantan.

Operating Hours

6pm-12.30am, closed alternate Mondays.

Website

https://satezul.business.site/

Email

[email protected]

5. Alor Akar Seafood

butter prawn in kuantan

You can’t visit Kuantan without trying at least one seafood dish! There are many excellent seafood restaurants in Kuantan, but Alor Akar Seafood seems to be the most famous (and where everybody seems to go). Since the restaurant is still crowded at night, we plan to go as soon as they open or after 9 p.m. if we want to eat there. Sadly, if you come late, the restaurant’s signature dishes will most likely be sold out. , herbal beggar chicken, Spicy sweet sour tilapia cod, pork and fruits in yam bake, spicy pineapple crabs, and hot pot tofu are some of the specialties.

Business Details

Address

Lot 7695 & 7696, Jalan Kubang Buaya, Kuantan.

Operating Hours

6pm-12am, daily.

6. Kuantan Curry House

banana leaf rice in kuantan

This hidden gem of an Indian restaurant offers a delectable breakfast menu. Chapati, Roti Canai, thosai, and idli are all delicious when eaten with a variety of curries and chutneys. For a perfect start to the morning, wash it all down with a foamy teh tarik (pulled milk tea).

Alternatively, come here for lunch and eat some delicious banana leaf rice. You pile steamed rice, curries, meat curries, onions and crunchy poppadom on the leaf that serves as your dish.

Business Details

Address

A-19 Lorong Sekilau 22, Taman Anda, Kuantan

Operating Hours

7am-7pm; closed alternate Sundays

Website

http://kuantancurryhouse.blogspot.com/

Email

[email protected]

7. Cherating Steak House

steaks and grilled meats in kuantan

This restaurant, which was originally situated in Cherating (hence its name), provides the best ambiance for a glamorous night out. Sherwood Chen, the executive chef, spent several years in Switzerland and has introduced all things Swiss to this steakhouse. You’ll sound as though you’ve reached a little Swiss hut where you can tuck into rosti and a nice slice of beef. Other Western favourites are also available, as well as a wide range of wines and draught beers. The decor is very diverse, with vintage items and personal trinkets from the chef, such as a lion dance mask.

Business Details

Address

679 Jalan Beserah, Kampung Alor Akar, Kuantan

Operating Hours

12pm-3pm & 6pm-12am daily

Website

http://popinngroup.blogspot.com/

Email

[email protected]

8. La Gourmet Noodle House (Hup Kee)

noodles in kuantan

Locals flock to this pork-free noodle shop for their fix of mee (noodles). The fish ball noodles are their signature dish, which can be ordered dry or with broth, with the option of adding bits of yong tau foo (vegetables stuffed with fish or meat paste). There are four different kinds of noodles to choose between, but I prefer the Sungai Lembing mee to beginners. It’s a local noodle from Sungai Lembing, a town 45 minutes outside of Kuantan. It’s slightly thicker than regular yellow noodles, with a springy bite that complements the yong tau foo. La Gourmet also serves a delectable chee cheong fun (rice noodle roll) with plenty of onions, sesame seeds, and fried shallots. You’ll be planning your next meal here after finishing your meal with a cool iced coffee or tea.

Business Details

Address

48 Jalan Haji Abdul Aziz

Operating Hours

8.30am-5pm daily, except public holidays

Website

https://www.facebook.com/Hupkeefishball/

Email

[email protected]

9. Nasi Lemak at Zaman Restaurant

Nasi Lemak with egg in kuantan

Steamed rice seems to be the most basic of meals. It’s mouthwateringly delicious and totally satisfied when combined with their spiced fried chicken – a harmony of sweet, savoury, and mildly spicy curry. In Kuantan, nasi kukus is commonly available, but this restaurant stands out for its convenience, efficient service, ease of ordering, and, most notably, the excellent taste of its fluffy rice and spiced fried chicken. You’ll be tempted to buy more.

Business Details

Address

36 Jln IM 6/7, Bandar Indera Mahkota, Kuantan and Jalan Putra Square 3, Putra Square, Kuantan

Operating Hours

10am-11pm daily

Website

https://www.facebook.com/nasikukusdapurmama/

Email

[email protected]

10. Ana Ikan Bakar Petai

Ikan Bakar Petai in kuantan

The ikan bakar, or barbecued cod, is one of Kuantan’s most well-known dishes. The village of Tanjung Lumpur is located just across the Kuantan River from Kuantan town, and it is here that most of the ikan bakar stalls can be found. The most well-known is Ana Ikan Bakar Patin, which is situated just off the main road. They’ve grown from a single small stall to two big restaurants with plenty of space. People travel from all over Malaysia to try their ikan bakar petai (stink beans) – the fish is rolled in banana leaf and served with a sweet and slightly spicy topping, as well as black sauce and a homemade sour chilli paste as condiments. Customers may pick their own fish and other seafood (such as squid, prawns, crabs, and shellfish) as well as how they like it served. To assist you in making your decision, there is a big signboard in front of the restaurant.

Business Details

Address

Kampung Tanjung Lumpur, Kuantan.

Operating Hours

5.30pm-12am, daily.

Website

http://anaikanbakar.blogspot.com/

Email

[email protected]

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Asyraf Khairil Aznin
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