As the previous Redang island post mentioned, we arrived at Kuala Terengganu 2 hours too early for our boat ride to the island. To kill time and satisfy our stomach, we head to Chinatown, a road aptly called Jalan Kampung Cina at KT for some breakfast.
duck noodle at coffee shop just next to the Chinatown gate
Even at this primarily Muslim dominated state, Chinese food is actually pretty easy to get, and there’s a local taste to it too. Most Chinese in Terengganu speaks either Hokkien with a very Penang like accent, or Mandarin. Cantonese is spoken here too but quite a lot less prevalent.
All these basically means that you shouldn’t have any problem ordering food. Unlike the hawker scene in KL that’s dominated by foreigners whom you just don’t know what language to start with when trying to converse with them.
KY and Kim enjoying some roast duck noodle as breakfast
The duck noodle stall offers wantan noodle, roast pork, char siu, and of course, roast duck. Kim and I both ordered the roast duck with wantan noodle (RM 4-6). The meat was very fragrant, tender, and juicy, and I love the abundance of lighter sauce on the noodle with the thicker roast duck sauce on the meat. There’s a bowl of pork wantan soup accompanying the dish.
I wouldn’t mind stopping here for breakfast again if I find myself at KT. Yums!
By the way, check out Kim’s account on Redang too.
Jalan Kampung Cina,
Kuala Terengganu, Terengganu
GPS: 5.331986, 103.132667