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Where to eat in Kuala Terengganu

Being the capital city of the East Coast state of Terengganu in Malaysia, Kuala Terengganu lacks no Malay-Muslim cultural influence — and it certainly reflects in the food scene. Today, we’ll be covering a few spots that you might want to check out if you were to visit! 

Fauzi Nasi Kerabu

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Both tourists and locals have referred to this place as the “Best Nasi Kerabu in the world” — which is definitely a big thing to claim, but it sure lives up to it. The business has been running for many years, and has also been listed as one of the best 50 street foods in the World Street Food Congress 2017. Fauzi Nasi Kerabu remains an East Coast pride to boast about as it is affordable, delicious, and their grilled beef might have you coming back for seconds. 

Fauzi Nasi Kerabu

Jalan Sultan Sulaiman, Kampung Kolam, 

20000 Kuala Terengganu, Terengganu

Opening hours: 6.45am – 1.00pm 

Warung Pok Nong

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Kuala Terengganu is well known for their ‘Ikan Celup Tepung’, and there’s one place in particular, Warung Pok Nong, that serves the best hot and crispy Ikan Celup Tepung. It’s located near the airport, by the sea. On a day-to-day basis, this place sure does hold up a queue, all for their deep fried, fresh, seafood. 

Warung Pok Nong

Jalan Pantai, A1693, T145, Kampung Teliput, 

21030 Kuala Terengganu, Terengganu

Opening hours: 3.30pm – 8.00pm 

Nasi Dagang Atas Tol

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This Nasi Dagang spot has been up and running for over 10 years! The locals often call it ‘Nasi Dagang Kubur’ as it’s located near a cemetery. As you can see from the photo, their signature ‘Teh Ais Madu’ and ‘Teh Ais Ombak Rindu’ is a foamy, slurpy experience you should try out! 

Nasi Dagang Atas Tol 

1318, T101, Kampung Pengkalan Setur, 

20050 Kuala Terengganu, Terengganu

Opening hours: 6.30am – 11.00am 

Qawa Coffee 

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Qawa (means coffee in arabic) coffee is another hipster-esque themed, red container cafe. If you’re opting for something slightly less local, Qawa serves coffee, sandwiches, dessert, and more. There’s outdoor and rooftop seating, as well as an air conditioned area. 

Qawa Coffee 

1482, Jalan Budiman, Kampung Mengabang Tengah, 

20400 Kuala Terengganu, Terengganu

Opening hours: 12.00pm – 2.00am

Gerai Kuih Muih Gong Kapas  

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Kuih for days! Gerai Kuih Muih Gong Kapas is a tourist favorite as they sell authentic and traditional types of kuih that are rare to find in the city. Come by to see the array of colorful treats for yourself.

Gerai Kuih Muih Gong Kapas

Jalan Panji Alam, 21100 Kuala Terengganu, Terengganu

Opening hours: 12.00pm – 7.00pm

It’s no surprise that food is what that truly brings us all together, and we’re lucky to have each state in Malaysia representing something of their own when it comes to the variety of food. If you know of any other places to eat that’s worth a mention in Kuala Terengganu, do tag us on social media and we might just feature them another time! 

 


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