If you’re traveling on the road north of Kuantan and past Kemaman, you’ll eventually pass Kijal before reaching Kerteh/Dungun/Kuala Terengganu on your way to some island holidays or oil and gas work.

Now Kijal is a pretty uninteresting town with probably the only interesting place being Awana golf resort, a hotel that I’ve stayed a couple times on business travel.

Lemang stalls at Kijal, Terengganu
the stretch of lemang stalls at Kijal

What Kijal has though, is this whole stretch of lemang stalls by the road side between Kg. Baharu Batu Anak Dara and Kg. Meraga on trunk road 145. And yes, I got the information from google map.

On the way from Dungun going south, there’s a little sign board that says “Lemang in 500 meters”. We drove past that on previous trip, but this time around, I made sure we stopped by and grab some lemang for the road.

lemang with serunding
2x lemang at RM 2.50 each, 2x serunding at RM 5 each

We stopped by the stalls and bought ourselves 2 lemang with 2 container of serunding (meat floss, we bought chicken and beef) to go with it.

The aroma of glutinous rice with coconut milk came gushing as soon as the lady split open the bamboo that was holding all that goodness in.

haze and KY enjoying lemang
snooze inducing food, guaranteed

We dug in as soon as we got into the car. The rice was soft and so fragrant, and I didn’t imagine that glutinous rice with coconut milk could taste so good! The meat floss gave it a bit of extra flavor but I seriously could eat the piping hot lemang all by itself. If only we had some rendang too…

map to lemang stalls at kijal, terengganu

So if you’re traveling on that road, don’t miss out the lemang. A word of caution though, lemang is also probably the best traditionally sleeping medicine in Malaysia. Haze certainly pengsan about an hour after the lemang, and I almost snoozed off while driving too.

Address:
Kijal Lemang Stalls
Kijal, Terengganu
GPS: 4.3306878, 103.4508196

Lemang Kijal oh my god!
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30 thoughts on “Lemang Kijal oh my god!

  • May 3, 2010 at 1:10 pm
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    Makes you sleepy cos got santan!!

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  • May 3, 2010 at 1:50 pm
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    Tan Yee Hou,
    yah but it was awesome!

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  • May 3, 2010 at 2:11 pm
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    i need it!!!! last time i had it was 2007 i couldn’t eat lemangs from other places since.

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  • May 3, 2010 at 2:12 pm
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    kimberlycun,
    ok should have some left in haze’s car :X

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  • May 3, 2010 at 3:16 pm
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    Funny lar.. sleeping potion lemang! Hmm.. wonders what other types of food, in your experience, have that kind of effect?

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  • May 3, 2010 at 3:33 pm
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    Suertes,
    nasi lemak often does, just not as strong as lemang. hehe

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  • May 3, 2010 at 3:42 pm
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    yesterday night, i finished it off. Dead weight asleep in like 15 minutes. I swear there is sleeping pills inside.

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  • May 3, 2010 at 3:48 pm
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    agree w u. . .serunding is awesome but rendang goes best with lemang. . .lomang kawang

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  • May 3, 2010 at 4:17 pm
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    Haze Long,
    Waaaa you need to have it everyday to regulate your messed up personal time zone

    foodcrazee,
    yeahh, they don’t sell rendang tho

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  • May 3, 2010 at 4:46 pm
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    My 1st Lemang time was at a very young age and it’s too hard to even swallow. It’s only later that I realised that Lemang is meant to be eaten hot with curry. Seldom find any here except during Hari Raya, but looks good.

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  • May 3, 2010 at 6:00 pm
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    JD,
    yah, steaming hot is best ūüėÄ

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  • May 4, 2010 at 12:02 am
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    testing….1…2…3… not sure whether my comment will be published. i still think you secretly hate me and block me from commenting.

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  • May 4, 2010 at 12:04 am
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    oh…i wanted to say… wait until you try terengganu one.

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  • May 4, 2010 at 12:20 am
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    i realized reading ur blog in the middle of the night aint a good idea because i’m feeling hungry and craving for food right now..

    erm,anyaway,terengganu one is nicer.

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  • May 4, 2010 at 2:40 am
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    swt even me myself also feeling hungry reading ur post ~ swt case

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  • May 4, 2010 at 7:40 am
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    Jerine,
    hahhaha Kijal is in Terengganu!

    xiinyii,
    again, Kijal is in Terengganu ūüėõ

    Kyrill D. Soul-X,
    hahahah sleep!

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  • May 4, 2010 at 9:42 am
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    dangerous~ driving under the influence of LEMANG! lols…

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  • May 4, 2010 at 9:46 am
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    Glo-w,
    hahaha, yah, actually true!

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  • May 4, 2010 at 10:18 am
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    don’t eat lemang while driving! Lol…

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  • May 4, 2010 at 10:28 am
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    Aiyo. so dangerous wan ah?
    They should put a warning label on the lemang: Danger! – delicious but coma inducing!

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  • May 4, 2010 at 10:43 am
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    eiling,
    haha yah definitely.

    J,
    YAH!

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  • May 4, 2010 at 1:34 pm
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    Yah after eating it I had to pull the car over on the highway and sleep haha.

    It’s the MOST awesome Lemang ever tho, and the Redang is bloody fantastic too. Sigh I miss it now.

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  • May 4, 2010 at 3:12 pm
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    ShaolinTiger,
    ahh I didn’t have with redang, next time!

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  • May 6, 2010 at 9:41 am
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    JaCJaC,
    lets go to Kijal! ūüėõ

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  • May 9, 2010 at 9:40 pm
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    Hey, KY, are you driving the Satria Neo now, where is your old MR-2????

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  • May 9, 2010 at 10:52 pm
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    kimi_,
    MR2 was at home, Neo isn’t my car ūüėõ

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  • February 12, 2014 at 3:41 am
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    Im comming from germany, europa. we was there in 2012. we have making a bustour trough Malaysia. The food was verry good .

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    • February 12, 2014 at 9:15 am
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      Jörg: glad that you liked our food.

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