Last year, when I took a trip to Resorts World Kijal in Terengganu, I was given the chance to experience plenty of East Coast’s delicacies. They are truly unforgettable and I’ve been missing them terribly since. Terengganu is quite a drive away from Kuala Lumpur, my home state and going over just to indulge my gluttony is not quite practical.
But lucky for me, I don’t have to go all the way to Kelantan or Terengganu to indulge in the authentic taste of East Coast Malaysia. Just about 45 minutes drive away from Kuala Lumpur, East Coast Cafe in First World Plaza, Resorts World Genting promises to spoil you with the flavours of the East Coast.
The cafe is located at Level 3, First World Plaza, just beside SeniKome Peng Heng. Here’s some of the East Coast delicacies that I managed to try at the East Coast Cafe.
Traditional Malay Kuih from East Coast Cafe. Not quite sure what these are called, but both of these traditional cakes are the sweet kind.
Karipap Ikan. A common tea-time snack in the East Coast. Karipap Ikan is basically currypuffs with fish and coconut fillings. Inwas expecting it to be savoury, but Karipap Ikan’s taste lean slightly on the sweet side. Some may not like the fishy tasting currypuff, but I find it pretty tolerable.
Keropok Lekor,a traditional Malay fish cracker snack originated from the state of Terengganu, Malaysia. It is also called fish sausage, fish stick, or fish fritters. It is made from fish and sago flour and seasoned with salt and sugar. It’s usually paired with sweet and spicy chilli sauce. Simply addictive and I did not just stop at one piece.
Mee Siam, which means “Siamese noodle” in Malay, is a dish of thin rice vermicelli popular in. The one served in East Coast Cafe is slightly spicy, but highly appetizing on the palate.
Nasi Kerabu is one of the many popular dish which is mostly served at the East Coast of Malaysia. Literally translated as rice salad and this dish usually comes with blue coloured rice and all sort of vegetables meat floss with a touch of the unique spicy gravy on top of it. This is simply a divine and wholesome treat.
Bubur Cha Cha was all right, I guess. I forgo this in favour of plain water when I patronized East Coast Cafe.
Overall the dining experience in East Coast Cafe is really pleasant and should you crave for some authentic East Coast delicacies during your visit to Resorts World Genting, you might want to give this a go.
For more info on this cafe, please hop over to www.rwgenting.com.