Wednesday, 11 January 2012

Alor Akar Seafood Restaurant, Kuantan

Christmas 2011 was in Kuantan and we found a nice homestay at Jalan Air Puteh 4 to put up for the short holiday. More importantly, it was close to town and the good food places.
Christmas dinner was at Alor Akar Seafood Restaurant, a very popular spot in Kuantan. We reserved their "Beggar's Chicken" which in hindsight was a good idea because it was sold out by the time we arrived. The place was overflowing with customers and we were glad we were given a table at the back as we did not particularly fancy having people lurking around waiting for us to finish our meal (and vacate our table). Hehehehehe, usual story with cheap and cheerful places lah.

Beggar's chicken was actually wrapped in aluminum foil and baked, so not the authentic clay wrapped version. Taste wise was good, nice herbal taste and cooked until tender. The soup was tastier than the chicken.

We had a steamed "soon hock"catfish. Plain steamed - very fresh and tasty. Good to the last bone.
"Nestum" prawns - medium sized prawns done crunchy and tasty. Thumbs up.
Half a roast duck - which came in a sweet sauce which was very tasty. Very good and recommended. We were wishing we had asked for a full duck instead of half!

Pork leg with ginko nuts is one of their signature dishes and it was very good. The leg was cooked to tender "melt in your mouth" perfection and the flavours of the sauce had permeated the meat. Recommended.

Squid with petai in sambal was good. Thumbs up.
And taufoo (for the Taufooboy) with minced meat. Good.

Crabs were not in season during our visit but overall the seafood were top class and well executed here. And the whole meal for 13 of us (8 adults) was about RM160. Great value for money, which explains the perpetual crowd here.

Location :   Lot 7695 & 7696, Jalan Kubang Buaya, Off Jalan Beserah, 25300 Kuantan, Pahang
Contact :  Tel: 09-568 0720 Mobile: 016-952 7811