Food & Beverage
There is a great variety of delicious food in Kelantan Specialities include nasi kerabu (rice with herbal salad) and ayam percik (marinated chicken barbecued on a bamboo skewer) while tom yam and barbecued fish are also hot items. Besides a good selection of Malay, Chinese and Indian food, there are many types of cakes ranging from the sweet to the savoury which promise a mouth watering experience.
A favourite with locals and visitors alike, is barbecued chicken marinated with spicy coconut gravy.
Another rice-based dish, is served with coconut milk. flaked fish, desiccated coconut and a variety of herbs and sauces.
is a type of rice with a brownish tinge steamed with coconut milk and served with fish gravy.
Restaurants and food stalls abound in Kota Bharu and hawkers selling snacks can be found almost anywhere. At the junction of Jalan Padang Garong and Jalan Pengkalan Chepa, you will find Kota Bharu’s Chinatown. Traditional Chinese noodle dishes are readily available here. Those who are looking for an outdoor Malaysian dining experience in the evening, should try the food stalls open from 6.00 pm to midnight at Padang Bas, in the town centre.