Terengganu is a state situalted at the East Coast of Peninsular Malaysia – colourful villages, cattle roaming the road and resort islands with comfortable and cozy chalets, are located along and off the east coast. For many, life stands still and traditional customs are central to their lifestyle.The relaxed pace makes it an ideal place to get away from busy life.Travel here with an open mind and you’ll be pleasantly surprised as to just how content people are with their way of life.
10 mins (travelling South) from Kuala Terengganu on Jalan Batu Burok (Rt 3)
Cost : 1 meal per person, including drinks, usualy will be under RM5 or RM7.
Ngoh is the lady who presides over the place, seated perched on a
platform, facing pots and pans containing her nasi dagang, curry,
pickled cucumber, etc.
She prepares every serving herself,
scooping the nasi dagang onto the banana leaf and twisting a piece of
curry ikan tongkol (mackerel?) before handing it over to the waiter.
There is a large hole in the wall that serves as the take-away window, which can get a bit crowded at times.
The place opens only for breakfast, but it is best to be there early and dine with the local folks.
nasi dagang is good, with a great all round taste. It is a simple meal
that is filling, but beware it could make you feel sleepy if you take
Her curry is good, too, and I would suggest flooding
the rice with it. For extra bite, eat your dish with the pickled chili
padi, which is on every table.
Her place is located at a two-door
two-storey shophouse, which you would notice on the left side of Rt 3
or Jalan Batu Burok heading south. It is between 8 and 10 minutes from
Kuala Terengganu town, just after the bridge getting into Cendering.
Drive past the traffic light for the right turn that leads to Nur Arfah
It is not difficult to spot the many cars parked
by the side of the road. The shophouse is pink, with pots of frangipani
outside. If you miss it there is another nasi dagang shop a few minutes
away, but it is worth the effort to make a U-turn.
There is a couple selling freshly fried keropok lekor that you can have as appertiser while waiting for your nasi dagang.