Posts Tagged Kuantan
Good Lord!! For some reason, I shall not mention any name but the culprit should know himself that it is his responsibility to show me good food back in Kuantan and it is his responsibility to taking care of my tummy for my whole life.
Can you believe that I missed out having really good chicken rice in this part of the Kuantan town like ‘literally’ forever until just recently? Restoran Capital now known as Nasi Ayam Hotel New Capitol was rated the best Chicken Rice in Kuantan and I didn’t even know that. Booooooo.. Booooooo to the culprit and I shall not name who
The Hainanese Chicken Rice restauran has evolutionized as a fast food as well because as we enter the restaurant and before we have the chance to warm our chair the workers served each of us plates of fragrant chicken rice, sauce, chillies, cutleries.
The next thing that follows is to answer their questions. “How many portion?” “What chicken?”
Here’s a pic of chicken rice, please act ‘delighted’ as if you never seen a plate of rice before.
I always like the authentic white chicken hainanese style because its juicy, tender and soft.
Also not to be missed roasted chicken, the seasonings of oil and soy sauce brings out the flavour of the chicken and it is not dry / tough at all. Its really good!!
I love to eat chicken innards but not the culprit, the one who I shall not name.
Food that we ordered.
The interior of the restaurant, looks like dining in the 70s.
This restaurant is located in Kuantan town itself, address I dont know. SorryTweet
Once again its Ching Ming Festival in April and we went back to Kuantan to pray my in-law ancestors. I missed all the fun which I very much look forward to as family time together as I have to excuse myself from going to the cemetery due to the monthly P thing. Sad!
After paying tribute to the ancestors the whole family make a short trip to Balok, a small fishing village in Kuantan. In case you didnt know, every year Balok host the International Windsurfing Regatta and were acknowledge as one of the 10 best beaches in the world by the international wind-surfing and kite-surfing sportsmen.
How I wish I can follow them to Balok rather than sleeping at home. My BIL has an appointment with the fisherman when they bring in the Catch of the Day.
Its Live Scallop!! Its HOTATE!!!
If I were there, I must be leaping in Joy and buy a whole lot from the Fisherman. My BIL bought only a kilo I think and its damn cheap! Only RM5 for a kilo.
My BIL baked the Scallops. He didn’t remove the ‘red’ thing and the ‘white’ thing. What is it called? I dont know. I assume its what differentiate the male and the female of the scallop. What I read from wikipedia/Scallop its the Roe?
Its so Yummeh!!! So fresh!!
You cant get any fresher than this, even at the restaurant. Right? Right?
If you visit Kuantan, dont miss the Mini Zoo in Taman Teruntum, because …………….
It is Free!!
You can see Sun Bear!
Coming from Kuantan town, you will pass by the mini zoo before reaching the Teluk Cempedak. This place is hard to miss and they have a huge road sign at the side of the road.
Not entirely well maintained zoo but I still find it still worthwhile to visit, its run by the government I presume still its not a bad to add this attractions to your itinerary. No rush right? Btw parkings are ample, free also.
Anything and anywhere free you must go (kiasu).
Here’s another few shots of the cute sun bear. I wonder if I can keep one of his nails? Just a thought!
I am not sure what bird is this. Is this a hawk? This place is like a vacation home for the squirrels because they can easily find food here. I saw a pair of hornbill too.
What is this animal call already ah? Cannot recall. Okay.. its the otter (Thanks Mel)
A pair of duck, Sang Kancil (mouse deer) and baby goose.
Deers, Porcupines and Ostriches
Bought a bunch of long bean and fed the deers.
Visiting this mini zoo will only take you 30 minutes!
Okay the sun bear wasn’t mine. . but I always find the opportunity to go to the Kuantan Mini Zoo to look at the sun bear. I dont understand why the rest of my Kuantan family members find it hilarious whenever I said I want to go see the sun bear. I only saw the sunbear in Kuantan zoo summo its free!! I can just drive in, park my car which I dont need to pay at all and walk up to the sun bear enclosure.
That day the sun bear has a bit more ‘action’ than usual.
The standing pose
The sitting pose
The hungry face pose
The sun bear is so cute!!Tweet
We went back to Kuantan after the lunch meal in Kemaman. Then hubby brought us to Hai Peng Kopitiam, since its already another 1- 2 hours past.
When we reached Hai Peng, our niece ask me to choose either Tuna sandwich or Egg sandwich. Her recommendation is their sandwich is very nice. So I ordered egg sandwich but she dont like it. Haha!!
Hubby said their bun is very nice. So He ordered one serving for us to try.
Aiyoh!!! I didn’t know I missed out on this awesome bun all this while coz my stupid hubby said its not so nice anymore. Another of his stupid effort by not bringing me to try!! According to hubby, they made the bun and the kaya themself (don’t know how true is that).
This is the Hai Peng branch in Kuantan open by the grandson.
The Kopitiam itself has this old rustic charm and I like the fact that their tables has a marble top, with wooden chair setting and they use old chinaware. Kinda brings me back to my childhood time having a cup of milo in the saucer because it cools faster, while my father drinks from the cup.
I ordered a cup of Hai Peng Kopi to try. Biasa oni lah!
Oooh… I’ve been absent for a while. Been so busy lately and my laptop crashed for 2 days.
Anyway, some updates of my recent Kuantan trip with my parents. I’m so glad they enjoyed the short trip despite I didn’t really bring them to many places. Nothing much going on in Kuantan itself, except food.
We reached Kuantan in the morning, about 11am and bring them to for nice Bak Kut Teh. I think I am really a bad daughter because my father wanted to ask for the 2nd bowl of rice and I stop him because I wanted to bring him to Kemaman for another meal.
I must bring my parents to try the noodle here. So I pester Hubby to drive another hour from Kuantan to Kemaman just for this.
The noodle shop exterior look like this. It is next to the medan selera and near to the bus station.
The shop name
Many of its customers will order this dish, a steam Mackerel/ Ikan Kembong which is very fresh. So each of us, had one serving of fish.
Also the special noodle. The noodle broth is made from the fish bones and a mixture of the Mackerel/ Ikan Kembong steam juice. Bought a packet of keropok and dip it into the fish broth and eat it. Yummy!
I like to eat chilli, and I add some picled chilli padi into my noodle too.
After the noodle, we skip Hai Peng Kopitiam in Kemaman because we are too full to have a cup of coffee even. Its okay, Kuantan also got Hai Peng according to hubby.
Now time to talk about food. After buying the fresh fish from Balok, we came to this Restoran Mido, supposingly famous in the olden days frequented by patrons from the oil & gas companies.
This is the 2 Grouper my BIL bought (Before)
Steamed Grouper look like this. (After)
This dish by Special Order. Owner agree to cook this after countless request from my BIL. Its actually Deep Fried Tofu! Very nice…Crunchy + Tasty
Garlic Fried Kang Kung
Deep Fried Calamari
2kg of Crab!
Can you see the Crab Roe?
The total bill comes up to RM108 (+ -) including drinks. The fish that my BIL bought is about RM20 if not mistaken.Tweet