G13 Medan Selera Tanjung
Dataran Syahbandar, Jalan Sultan Zainal
20000 Kuala Terengganu
(Coordinates: E103° 8' 30.9" N5° 20'
It being Christmas and all, we wanted to
splurge on our dinner and decided to have some ‘Ikan Bakar’ for dinner. Medan
Selera Tanjung has always been our default destination for all things concerning
barbequed seafood. The quality and freshness is unrivalled, and you get to
enjoy your meal right beside the mighty Terengganu River.
|one of many such stalls here|
|fresh, fresh fish!|
|done in a variety of ways|
The stalls here are pretty generic, and we ended
up having dinner at Adiq Qies’ stall after being taken in with the ‘charms’ of
its proprietor. After much deliberation we settled on a reasonably sized Ikan
Pari (Stingray) and an Ikan Tuka (we have no idea what it called in English,
but it looks remarkably like a Stingray) marinated and barbecued in the marvellous
thick rich belachan-driven sauce only found in Terengganu; Cat chose a large
Sotong (Cuttlefish) that weighed close to half a kilogram cooked in the
traditional ‘Celup Tepung’ style (deep fried batter).
|the Tuka fish|
|sotong celup tepung!|
|the barbecued ikan pari (stingray)|
|the barbecued ikan tuka|
|time to put my camera away!|
The verdict? This is something we’ve missed
an awful long time since barbecued seafood in the West Coast does not hold a
candle to this in our very biased opinion, so yes, it was infinitely divine. And
the damage? With a round of freshly squeezed fruit juices it came to a pretty
respectable RM55, and although outside the realms of the everyday food of the
everyday person it was still way cheaper than if we had had the same dishes in
the Klang Valley.
If you’re ever in Kuala Terengganu looking
for some fresh seafood then key in the coordinates provided above, and enjoy!
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