Home Food Reviews Nasi Kandar Sri Utara Dua, Kuantan

Nasi Kandar Sri Utara Dua, Kuantan

by Bangsar Babe

When Jien worked in audit years back, he would be stationed in Kuantan where his client was located – at the port. And he would often dine at Nasi Kandar Sri Utara Dua, which he claims served delicious and reasonably priced nasi kandar.

P1940043

Open air dining concept

P1940066

He revisited Nasi Kandar Sri Utara Dua about two months ago with me in tow and the place according to him, looks and feels the same. The restaurant is al-fresco, with simple tables and chairs; spaced out. The food display feels a lot like a warung, and the aunties are friendly.

P1940069

Nasi Kandar Sri Utara Dua — signage isn’t very clear so you’ll have to look out for this place

P1940022

Simple selection for Nasi Kandar

P1940020

Squid egg curry

Fish and squid are a predominant feature at Nasi Kandar Sri Utara Dua, so you won’t go wrong with ikan bakar (grilled fish), squid sambal and fish curry. I like that they have squid egg curry – something that’s harder to come by in KL so I asked for a serving of that, on top of fried chicken and curried vegetables.

P1940034

Nasi Kandar Sri Utara Dua serves a few types of grilled fish

P1940024

Sambal sotong (squid)

Jien opted for the same, but instead of squid egg curry, he got the sambal squid. We had a portion of grilled stringray on the side and it was delicious. The stingray was fresh, meaty and “lemak”. One of the best I’ve eaten in terms of freshness, I have to say. For RM10 per piece, it’s quite a steal.

P1940027

Fish curry

P1940039

The curries at Nasi Kandar Sri Utara Dua are decent, but they err towards the lighter side. By lighter, I’m saying they don’t have that insanely “pekat” texture that leaves that lingering trail of curry scent on your fingers if you’re using your hands.

P1940045

My plate of Nasi Kandar with fried chicken and squid egg curry

P1940041

Grilled ikan pari (stingray)

P1940047

Jien’s plate

But the combination of curries and the freshness of the fish and squid is what I like about this place. You get this simple, unpretentious meal that highlights the quality of seafood and also that “masakan kampung” feel when you dine at Nasi Kandar Sri Utara Dua.

P1940063

The curries may be lighter than the usual nasi kandar fare, but the flavours are delicious and food reminds me of “masakan kampung” which I really like!

P1940068

Coconut water

Most of the folks who dine here are either working at the port or living close by. So that’s a sense of community among the customers and the aunties running the restaurant. I can’t remember how much each plate cost, but we paid about RM45 for all the above, including two drinks and an additional piece of grilled stingray.

P1940058

One for the gram!

Pretty good value and portions are generous. If you’re in Kuantan, give this a try!

P1940048

Bangsar Babe on Facebook Bangsar Babe on Instagram

Ambiance: 5.5/10
Price: 7.5/10
Food: 6.5/10 (halal)
Verdict: Decent, kampung-style Nasi Kandar and reasonable pricing.

P1940071

Nasi Kandar Sri Utara Dua
Kampung Berahi,
26080 Balok, Pahang

You may also like