The night market at Kuantan

Night markets are a feature and a delight of small towns in Southeast Asia and the night market in Kuantan does not disappoint.  Families with children, couples and groups of teenagers converge  on the market to shop or snack or maybe just socialise. The hawkers and stalls have a tremendous range of fresh produce, but it is the street food, cooked fresh and ready to eat which makes these markets such a magnet.

You can pick your ingredients from seafood, meats, tofu and vegetables and watch it made into a laksa. At the next stall you can choose from freshly cooked curries, Patin (Kuantan catfish), different types of  mee (noodles), or nasi (rice) dishes, or even (yes I am sorry to say it) – burgers. My choice was flamed chicken satay and peanut sauce.

A huge range of iced soft drinks will keep you lubricated while you snack. Bear in mind Malaysia is a mainly Muslim country and alcoholic drinks are not commonly sold in markets or street restaurants.
And if you still have room left after this you can fill it with a bag of fresh sweet crunchy mini donuts. Mmmm. But its a good job its only once a week!

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