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Kelantan is a state located on the east coast of peninsular Malaysia. We visited Kelantan with our friends Amry and Aida to celebrate Hari Raya Haji or Eid el Adha with their family. Over the long weekend we also got the time to see a bit more of Kelantan.

In this video we travel up to the Thai border at Rantau Panjang and try mee celup a noodle dish which contains both Kelantanese and Thai influences. We also try lychee kang which is a dessert made up of a sweet syrup, ice, tinned lychees, pineapple, basil seeds and palm seeds. It is so refreshing in the heat!

We then drive from Rantau Panjang to the capital of Kelantan- Kota Bahru. A lot of shops and restaurants are closed for the long weekend but we stumble across a pasar malam or a night market and try sotong bakar (burnt squid)- something we've seen a lot of in Asia but have never sampled! Dried squid is cooked over charcoal, run through a press and then cooked again over charcoal. The resulting snack is paper thin and perforated from the rollers to make for easy tearing. The flavour is very strong and the texture is dry and tough- but in a pleasant way!

It's then time to head to the seaside- Pantai Cahaya Bulan where a lot of locals are out and about enjoying a seafood feast. We nab a table at a restaurant and order a platter of fried fish, prawns and fish balls- all coated in a thick, crunchy wheat batter.

What a day! We loved seeing more of Kelantan. It's worlds apart from Kuala Lumpur where we've been spending most of our time. It's laid back, has great food and friendly people. We can't wait to return one day.

Thanks so much to our mates Aida and Amry for showing us around Kelantan. We had a blast!

Where we ate:

Restoran Shazie
Jalan Hulu Pasar, Kampung Rantau Panjang, 17200 Pasir Mas, Kelantan, Malaysia
Cost of 4 mee celup, 4 teh ais, 2 lycheekang: RM37.50/ $8.90USD

Pantai Cahaya Bulan restaurant- Unsure of the name sorry!

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We’re Thomas and Sheena, travel and food fiends. We want to help you eat and explore like a traveller, not a tourist! We started full time travel in October 2016 visiting Thailand, Vietnam, Taiwan, Philippines, Malaysia and Singapore. We’ve just been in South America and now the rest of the world awaits! There is no end in sight for our travel. If you like what we're doing we'd love you to subscribe and join the ride.




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