25 December 2013

Warung Ikan Bakar Adiq Qies

G13 Medan Selera Tanjung
Dataran Syahbandar, Jalan Sultan Zainal Abidin
20000 Kuala Terengganu
+60139124989
(Coordinates: E103° 8' 30.9" N5° 20' 18.9")

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 Stingray
 
the Tuka fish
 
our beverages
 
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!