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Kuantan

Kuantan is the largest city of the East Coast of Peninsular Malaysia with a population of about half a million. It is also the capital of the state of Pahang.

Kuantan is located about halfway between Singapore (to the south) and Kota Bahru (to the north). The city is situated at the coast of the South China Sea near the mouth of the Kuantan River. The city is not a major tourist destination, rather a stopover point for island destinations (Tioman, Redang, Perhentians, etc.) along the East Coast. From Kuantan you can also also reach the popular beach in Cherating in less than an hour with the local Bus.

Perhentian Islands

The Perhentian Islands (Pulau Perhentian in Bahasa Malaysia) lie approximately 10 nautical miles (19 km) offshore the coast of northeastern Malaysia in the state of Terengganu, approximately 40 miles (64 km) south of the Thai border. The two main islands are Perhentian Besar (“Big Perhentian”) and Perhentian Kecil (“Small Perhentian”). Popular for it’s beaches, snorkeling and driving. Like a real postcard.

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Banana Leaf Rice

main dish, Vegetarian | Indian
This typical southern Indian rice dish is served on a banana leaf with a variety of vegetable and gravies and, optionally, meat

Tandoori Chicken

main dish | Indian, Mamak
indian roasted chicken dish

Teh Tarik

beverage | Indian, Mamak
most popular drink in Malaysia made of black tea and condensed milk

Murtabak

main dish | Indian, Mamak
Indian pancake filled with garlic, egg, onion, mutton or chicken

Pasembor

main dish | Chinese, Indian
salad with vegetables and prawn fritters topped with a thick spicy-sweet peanut sauce

Mamak Stalls / Restaurants

restaurant type | Indian, Mamak
Mamak stalls are restaurants in Malaysia run by Muslim Indians.

Kopi Tiam

restaurant type | Chinese, Fusion, Indian, Malay
Chinese coffee shops, modern versions sell all kinds of Malaysian dishes

Vada

snack | Indian, Mamak
spicy southern Indian snack made of potatoes, dal and spices

Maggie Goreng

main dish, noodle dish | Indian, Mamak
common low-budget Mamak meal of fried Maggie noodles with vegetables

Nescafe Tarik

beverage | Fusion, Indian, Mamak
hot drink with nescafe and condensed milk

Roti Bom

dessert, snack | Indian, Mamak
a variety of Roti Canai with margarine added to the dough

Roti Canai

snack | Indian, Mamak
popular southern Indian dish made of ghee, flour, egg and water

Roti Pisang

dessert, snack | Indian, Mamak
variety of Roti Canai with Banana inside

Roti Telur

snack | Indian, Mamak
variety of Roti Canai with egg

Roti Tissue

dessert, snack | Indian, Mamak
very creative type of Roti Canai - cripsy and sweet

Thosai

snack | Indian, Mamak
southern Indian crepe made of rice and dhal

Tandoor Oven

food preparation | Indian
clay oven found at Indian restaurants, used for making Tandoori and Naan bread

Roti Plaster

snack | Indian, Mamak
Roti Canai with an egg on top of it

Paper Tosai

snack | Indian, Mamak
crispy version of a Tosai

Chapati

side dish, snack | Indian, Mamak
basic flat indian bread made of dough, water and salt

Mamak Rojak

main dish | Indian, Mamak
salad with vegetables, egg and prawn fritters topped with a thick spicy-sweet peanut sauce

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Roti Canai

snack | Indian, Mamak
popular southern Indian dish made of ghee, flour, egg and water
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Bergedel

side dish | Indonesian, Malay
mashed potato patties with vegetables (sometimes also meat)
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