#10 Popular restaurants you can find in Terengganu

Aside from doing water activities like snorkeling and island hopping, how about doing a food hunting with your loved ones? Every states in Malaysia have their own popular places to feast, and that includes Terengganu.  This state is popular with their own unique and delicious local foods such as Nasi Dagang, Keropok Lekor, Ketupat Sotong and traditional desserts.

In this article, we will list a few of popular restaurants you MUST  go when visiting the state.

 

#1. Warung Pok Nong 

Ever tried tempura-fried seafoods? Then this is the time for you to grab this chance to experience this mouth-watering dishes when you visit Terengganu! As locals always said, it is not a full experience of visiting Terengganu until you try Warung Pok Nong! That is how popular and amazing the foods are.

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Due to it’s popularity, of course, there will be a que lining up especially in the evening where most people enjoying eating while enjoying the sea breeze. But do not worry as the staffs are working fast to serve their customers and the wait will be worth it!

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#2. Fauzi Nasi Kerabu 

In the East Coast (Pantai Timur) of Malaysia, Nasi Kerabu is one of the traditional and most popular food. It is a dish which is serve with blue-coloured rice, tons of ulam (mix vegetables-leaves), fried shredded coconut, and other side dishes such as grilled chicken or meat.

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Fun fact; Did you know that Fauzi Nasi Kerabu was listed as the most delicious Nasi Kerabu in the world by The World Street Food Congress 2017? This is a proof that the mentioned store’s Nasi Kerabu is worth trying once in a lifetime. There are a lot of debates on which restaurants have the best Nasi Kerabu, but Fauzi Nasi Kerabu remains on top of the list.

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#3. Star Anise Cafe 

Looking for a place to relax while sipping coffee after a whole day of travelling? Star Anise Café is a café concept where, not only they serve coffees and foods, but they are also selling souvenirs and local products.  The café being called Star Anise is because, since it is commonly use spice among Malay, Indian and Chinese, it is a good representation for the Malayan cultures.

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#4. Nasi Dagang atas Tol 

When ask a Terengganu local, what is their traditional food is called, surely they will say Nasi Dagang with a full beam of pride.  Though there are a lot of restaurants that sell nasi dagang, Nasi Dagang atas Tol is still the number one choice by most locals.

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The long que in the early morning might make customers even more hungrier than usual, but it is worth for a try, might even repeat the order!

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#5) Dapo Pata Kontena 

 

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From containers into a food junction place, Dapo Pata Kontena is good for you and your friends to enjoy the night beach breeze and beautiful scenery to feast your eyes while eating your foods. Aside from that, live bands, artists, and even magicians are also available to entertain you.

 

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# 6 Gerai Kuih Muih Gong Kapas 

Searching for authentic and unique-tasting traditional desserts? Gerai Kuih Muih Gong Kapas serves you variations of local desserts, sweet to savory. Tourists might be blown away by the choices of desserts, so set a limit a to yourself and choose wisely as most of the desserts contain high sugar level.

Still, it is a good place to learn and try new things!

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7) Restoran D’Baung 

For those who are searching for the authentic taste of Malaysian cuisine in Terengganu, might consider visiting Restoran D’baung for your afternoon fuel! They serve the best fishes not from the sea, but, the river such as Ikan Keli (catfish), Ikan Baung, Ikan Talapia and many more! It is best eaten with ulam (mixed vegetables-leaves) and some sambal belacan!

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The must try menu is tempoyak ikan patin!Tempoyak is a gravy made from durian paste, but we assure you the durian taste will fade once made into a dish for those who despise durian. The rich aroma and taste will definitely hook you up for another round of rice!

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8) Oliva Café

Oliva Cafe is known for their affordable and big portions of western foods! Unlike some cafes that serve only a few of western menus, Oliva Cafe serves you variations of western foods are one of the reason that made customers keep coming back to the cafe for more.

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It is recommended to try their Lamb Chop, Fish & Chips, Lamb Shank, and Half Chicken with Lemon & Thyme. Also popular on the menu, their Australian Sirloin Steak and Rib Eye Steak.

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#9 Warung Aziz Satar

Being one of the most popular restaurants in Kemaman, it is no surprises that there will be a long que lining up for their famous otak-otak and satar.

Otak-otak is a fish cake mode of ground fish mised with soices and wrapped in leaf parcels. Satar is pretty much a same snack but it is wrapped into a pyramid using the banana leaves.

The aromatic flavour of these snacks cant be denied. Most of the customers have already been a regular at this restaurants, and to compare to the other otak-otak store, Warung Aziz Satar’s otak-otak are definitely more tender!

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The aromatic flavour of these snacks cant be denied. Most of the customers have already been a regular at this restaurants, and to compare to the other otak-otak store, Warung Aziz Satar’s otak-otak are definitely more tender!

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10) D’tunggal Seafood 

There are many restaurants that provide seafood, but not all are able to provide fresh seafood. The bad smell of seafood can make anyone frustrated! However, this kind of thing you won’t encounter if you enjoy seafood at D’Tunggal Seafood restaurant. Because the seafood here is not only varied, but also fresh.

 

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The seafood available is varied. There are crabs, squid, mussels, shrimp and more. Just choose the way of cooking that you like because there are different types of ways of cooking here.

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