Friday, May 05, 2006

Where & what to eat

Malaysian Foods

Cendol (pronounced Chen-Dole) is a type of dessert that consists of white coconut milk, thin pandan-flavoured green-coloured flour noodles, palm sugar (gula melaka), red beans, and shaved ice. Sweet corn could also be added. Cendol is a wonderful complement for a hot summer's day.

Ais Kacang (pronounced Ice Kah-Chaang) is a type of dessert for a hot summer's day, consisting of shaved ice served with sweet flavoured syrup and jelly. Kacang is a malay word for bean, and ais kacang also comes with a helping of sweet red beans. Often, a large serving of attap chee (palm seed), sweet corn, grass jelly, cubes of agar agar and cendol form the base. Evaporated milk is drizzled over the mountain of ice.



Where

Al-Hamid Cendol

Hassan owns Al-Hamid Cendol, which is the local coffeehouse that serves the best cendol in town. Years ago, Hassan had started off with a small cendol pushcart, and gradually the number of customers grew. Now he owns a mamak shop that sells an assortment of food and drinks, such as tosai, and teh tarik. However, his original cendol pushcart still stands in front of his shop, where the cendol is still made.


Mersing Cafe

Mersing Cafe is located around the corner from Public Bank, a short distance from the old market. An original kopitiam, it serves the best kaya toast with real butter! Their bread is freshly baked each morning, and Mersing Cafe grinds their own coffee!

What to order at Mersing Cafe:
- Kaya toast with butter (in malay: roti bakar dengan butter)
- Kopitiam coffee, with condensed milk on the bottom (kopi)
- Tea mixed with evaporated milk, with condensed milk on the bottom (teh)
- Half boiled eggs (telur stenga masak)


Loke Tien

Lok Tien is a Chinese seafood restaurant that serves the best steamed fish in Mersing. The owner, Margaret, runs this bright and clean establishment, which was first opened by her grandfather. When eating at Lok Tien, ask Margaret what is fresh, and she generally recommends a couple of dishes. We haven't once had to look at the menu.

What to order at Lok Tien:
- Steamed fish (The red grouper is the best!)
- Prawn dumplings (A specialty of Lok Tien)
- Whatever is fresh

17 comments:

Choi said...

highly recommend Lok Tien. The best in Mersing, some said JB and some said Singapore!

sri pantai said...

Hello to everybody,
Did you know where to get the best nasi lemak and nasi dagang around mersing town?. after surf thru internet i got this website http://www.nlsp.cjb.net which offer a various type of nasi lemak and nasi dagang and alot of "lauk". Belive it or not? Now you can view nasi lemak sri pantai and most ov our national food there in world wide.

Anonymous said...

nasi lemak not very special there, try the wet market in the morning, nasi dagang sold there....there's one makcik selling a very good nasi dagang with ikan aya (tongkol) curry and taste really good. BTW i am from mersing and moved to selangor....cari rezeki

Anonymous said...

hey yah...
went there last weekend, wanted to try at Lok Tein but it's closed on that day...
So, went to Mersing Seafood Rest. instead... Wow!! good food at a cheap price. try their 'prwan stuffed with salted egg'.. a very special taste.
Air Papan is beautiful and i would say it is still clean. Chalet is everywhere...
an interesting short trip.

Anonymous said...

hi guys try port cafe at the mersing jetty cool chil out cafe marvelous food n cool drinks best pizza n perfect cantonese kuay teow.NO SHOES NO SHIRT NO PROBLEM.

anjer said...

did u know that Havanita Hotel is very cozy to stay and the price is very reasonable. the decor of the room is very nice and it is highly recommended for the newsly weds.

anjer said...

did u know that Havanita Hotel is very cozy to stay and the price is very reasonable. the decor of the room is very nice and it is highly recommended for the newsly weds.

Aus said...

The best 'Nasi Lemak' and 'Mee Rebus' in Mersing is at Coffee with Omar a.k.a Omar's Cafe', they have great taste of this 2 killing menu and now they add some new western menu, with great surrounding n open air concept. exactly in front of the Mersing's Jetty, Port Cafe' and the watch tower. try la...

Anonymous said...

I'm going to Mersing on 21/Mar, may I know how to get to Lok Tien & Mersing Cafe for best coffee and seafood.

Anonymous said...

Loke Tien Yuen restaurant
Location: At same row as east coast guesthouse; 55 Jalan Abu Bakar, Mersing. Open for lunch from 12.00pm - 2.30pm.

Anonymous said...

Try the pizza or the lasagna at Restoran P1, Jln. Dato Mohd Ali, round the corner from Eddies Internet Cafe (towards the river). Cheap, large, delicious!

=int@neq@shut= said...

huhu~....
sOri 4 disturbing~
im alsO frOm mersing...

may i kno wheres da best place for steambOat restaurant at mersing?

never heard dat mersing have one...sOri...mayb i really dOnt knO..erm, if mersing had 1, is it halal fOr muslim?

Pravind K Moorthy said...

Does anyone know if there's a 24hour mamak or kopi tiam or anything that's 24 hours at Mersing town or jetty or near either?

Anonymous said...

This year (Jun) i tried out Mersing famous Cendol. Hard to believe that it does not taste like before. After a talk with Owner...he dnt make it anymore but his staff. Hai..sad..

In front of Fu shun Temple have a Kopi Tiam as well. You hardly get a place during morning and tea break time. Thumbs up!! Very Local..

*::sarashantini::* said...

Al hamid is no longer as good as commented before. I'm actually sitting here and regretting this whole ordeal!

Anonymous said...

U all should try satey at Sri Pantai! Green House Part II near there also cant't miss!

Mandy said...

avoid Mersing Seafood Restaurant ("le yuan" in chinese) - 56, Jln Ismail, 86800 Mersing, or maybe because we were tourist so we deserved it.

steamed fish was not fresh, rice crust was served, and dont ever question if you see the locals smoking inside the air-con restaurant unless you want some fight with the restaurant staff.