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Cherating

Cherating is the only real backpacker hub at the east coast of the peninsula on the mainland. Offering plenty of affordable chalets and a relaxed atmosphere, it is good place to stop for a night or two on the way up or down the east coast. The beach itself is not that spectacular and misses the palm directly at the beach. But it has a good vibe and few things you can do like taking a tour or renting a kayak up the river into the mangroves. There is also an active surfer scene when the waves are right. Cherating is located about 30km or 1h by local bus north of Kuantan.

Kuala Terengganu

Kuala Terengganu, KT in short, is located at the east coast of the Peninsula Malaysia and at the mouth of the Sungai Terengganu (or Terengganu River) that empties here into the South China Sea. It is the capital of the state of Terengganu, which forms, together with Kedah and Kelatan, the heartland of Malay culture. KT is a good stop for one or 2 days before moving on along the east coast or towards the National Park / Tasik Kenyir.

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Nasi Kerabu

main dish, rice dish | Malay A Malay rice dish specialty from the east coast (Kelantan, Terengganu), liturally it means "Rice Salad"

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

Green Curry

main dish | Thai classical spicy thai dish with a thick soup of green curry and coconut milk

Tandoori Chicken

main dish | Indian, Mamak indian roasted chicken dish

Pan Mee

main dish, noodle dish | Chinese Hokkien-style egg noodle soup and one of the few Chinese dishes that are served with Sambal Belacan

Char Kway Teow

main dish, noodle dish | Chinese Popular pan fried noodle dish with egg, vegetables, chinese sausages and cockles

Ayam Masak Merah

main dish | Fusion, Malay, Thai Malay dish with tomato-based sauce, literally means red cooked Chicken

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

Cantonese Yee Mee

main dish, noodle dish | Chinese crispy noodles with an egg-based sauce, meat, squid, prawns and veggies

Fried Mee Hun

main dish, noodle dish | Chinese fried thin noodles with vegetables, shrimp and meat

Maggie Goreng

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

Ayam Masak Kicap

main dish | Fusion, Malay, Thai fast prepared dish based on soy sauce and chili sauce with chicken and veggies

Tom Yum

main dish, Soup | Thai sour and spicy soup originating from Thailand

Wantan Mee

main dish, noodle dish | Chinese mee noodles with wantan (dumplings with minced meat)

Nasi Lemak

main dish | Malay Malaysian signature dish with coconut rice - a must try

Asam Laksa

main dish, noodle dish, Soup | Fusion, Nonya sour-spicy fish-based soup with noodels

Mamak Rojak

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

Bak Kut Teh

main dish, Soup | Chinese popular Chinese pork soup with tofu and salad leaves

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Kuih Ketayap

dessert | Malay dessert with sugar and coconut flakes in a green rolled up pancake

Green Curry

main dish | Thai classical spicy thai dish with a thick soup of green curry and coconut milk

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