We actually read about this place in a write up in a chinese daily and noted it down since we knew we were going to be in Kuantan. To us, the restaurant itself is at quieter part of Kuantan , in Medan Warisan which is opposite from Giant Hypermarket on the way to Gambang. But the restaurant is known to serve a wide range of freshwater fish and sea fish which was deserving of a visit.
For a restaurant specialising in fish, even the ice tong was in the shape of a fish😛
Also we had tofu topped with diced chicken, dried prawns and spring onions (RM12). Basic dish, but the fragrant topping really blended well with the otherwise bland local tofu.
We wanted another freshwater fish initially but since we were only 2 and many of the fishes were of a more substantial size, we ended up with steamed Kerai / Krai fish (RM35). The fish had a lot of fine bones, which we don’t mind, but it had flesh that was a bit mushy and we thought it wasn’t fresh enough as we realised that most of their fish were in fact frozen. However, it was not until later that our friend, who’s a freshwater fish enthusiast confirmed that Kerai fish have mushier flesh.
So if you’re looking for freshwater fish in Kuantan, this restaurant does have a lot of choice, but try to go in a bigger group as some of the fish are quite big and is meant for more people to share. And, this place is also pork free.
Meng Key 明記海鮮飯店
G 15, Ground Floor,
Block J, Medan Warisan,
Lorong Seri Teruntum,
Open : Daily 11am-3pm; 5.30pm-9.30pm
except Weds 11am-3pm & Sundays 6.30-9.30pm