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Family trip to Kuantan (Alor Akar Seafood Restaurant)

>> Monday, June 13, 2011

Venue: Alor Akar Seafood Restaurant, Kuantan
Overall comment: Consistently good food, crazy crowd almost EVERYDAY (weekends are pretty much fully booked), & the price is VERY reasonable/cheap.
Halal: No

My family made a trip to Kuantan recently & we had AWESOME fun, GRRREEAAT food, & LOVELY company of family & friends :)

This time around, my parents got to try out the famous Alor Akar Seafood Restaurant. This restaurant is well-known for its good food at reasonable prices. We had to make a reservation prior to heading there. If you don't do so, be prepared to wait for hours while standing up! Big thank you to aunty Angie for making that reservation with the whole array of delicious food *yums* I won't be able to share the price with you as the dinner was a treat by the Phuas. THANK YOU!!

It's a typical Chinese restaurant "culture" to have peanuts at every table while you wait for your food to be served. When you're with the Phuas, NEVER return the peanuts to the restaurant (that's what my family usually do since we can't really be bothered with crunching at peanuts before a meal). They had 4 plates of peanuts while waiting...

Herbal Baked Chicken (Begger's Chicken)/"Hak Yi Kai"
One of the many specialities of Alor Akar Seafood Restaurant. Aromatic, nutritious, & packed with goodness of Chinese herbs ("tong kuai", "kei chi", "yoke chok"...etc), this baked chicken is so tender that you don't really need your teeth to eat it! *lol* The "soup" is really good as well :)

Stir-Fried Brussels Sprout with Garlic/"Choy Tam"
Nothing much to shout about. I just enjoy stir-fried vegetables that are cooked to perfection...over-cooked veggie tastes SO bad...

Deep-Fried Mantis Prawn with Salted Egg
You will basically find salted egg yolk bits on every piece of mantis prawn. The fragrant salted egg yolks on crispy deep-fried fresh mantis prawns tastes excellent! Curry leaves & chili padi are must haves in this sort of dish :) Brings out a different flavour to the simple deep-fried mantis prawns.

Emperor Pork Ribs/"Pai Kuat Wong"
This is perhaps the best Pai Kuat Wong I've tasted thus far. I haven't had this dish for a very long time as I am quite "pantang"/particular with the texture of pork ribs in such cooking style. The pork ribs are usually rough & tough. I am quite amazed & thrilled when I sunk my teeth into the Pai Kuat Wong at Alor Akar Seafood Restaurant....oolala...tender, juicy, & well-marinated - bursting in the sweet & salty flavour of the sauce. Thumbs up!

House-Speciality Beancurd/"Jiu Pai Tau Foo"
Japanese beancurd with egg cooked in starchy sauce with minced meat, black mushrooms, eggs & mixed vegetables. It doesn't look very appetizing, but it sure tasted good :) We thought we ordered the wrong dish, but this is the actual house-speciality, & not the usual one that the Phuas have each time they dine here.

Map to Alor Akar Seafood Restaurant

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I wouldn't mind going there for dinner every other time I'm back in Kuantan. If you happen to stop by Kuantan, do try out this place. You won't be disappointed, especially if you order their specialities. All their specialities are displayed on the restaurant's wall, so be prepared to be spoilt for choice!

Alor Akar Seafood Restaurant
Lot 7695 & 7696,
Jln Kubang Buaya Off Jalan Beserah
25300 Kuantan
Pahang Darul Makmur
Tel: (+609) 568 0720/(+6016) 952 7811
URL: http://www.alorakar-seafood.com/
Business Hours: Daily 5:00p.m. - 12:00a.m.

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thule a.k.a leo June 13, 2011 at 5:28 PM  

LOL! My fav restaurant everytime I go back to Kuantan... hate the stuffy-ness and the crowds but what to do when they are by far one of the most popular (if not the most) restaurants in Kuantan

PerutBesi June 13, 2011 at 8:34 PM  

@leo: Hey Leo! Good to hear from you :) My bf's family loves the food here as well! I think it's one of the best la...with the price that you pay & the quality of food - thumbs up! :D

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