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Howin Seafood Restaurant, Kuantan

by Bangsar Babe

Howin Seafood in Kuantan was one of our lunch dining options to consider as it provides a relatively comfortable environment for families. It is also said to be a popular restaurant so it’s wise to call ahead to book.


Howin Seafood Restaurant


Chrysanthemum drink

We walked in on a weekday lunch just before we departed Kuantan and it was a full house. The lady boss informed us that there will be a long wait since they had several large groups dining there that day. We agreed and waited for more than an hour for our food, which wasn’t ideal when you’re dining with small kids in my opinion.


Steamed garoupa fish

Fortunately, food arrived almost all at once – we ordered the salted egg squid, sizzling homemade tofu, steamed garoupa, salad chicken, fried mixed vegetables with sambal and fried Hokkien mee. Portion is generous and food was decent.


Fresh and reasonably priced


Salted egg yolk squid

The fish was fresh and firm in texture, which I enjoyed. I was told you can bring your own fish and they will cook it for you at the restaurant (minimum charge applies). Salted egg squid is our default order at Chinese restaurants in Kuantan as the squid is fresh and affordably priced. Howin’s version is decent; it’s hard to go wrong with fried / salted egg yolk squid, I reckon.


Sizzling homemade tofu


Salad chicken

The sizzling homemade tofu comes with a generous amount of minced pork so it’s delicious with white rice. Our little girls enjoyed this and ate almost half the portion. We ordered the salad chicken based on the lady boss’ recommendation; nothing to shout about. I didn’t like that they used chicken breast cubes as it leans towards the drier side. That said, there’s plenty of salad sauce to go with the chicken but I’m not a white meat person in general.


Fried mixed vegetables

The mixed vegetables comprised long beans, brinjal and ladies finger in spicy sambal sauce. Not bad, though nothing mind-blowing. Our order of Hokkien mee was huge for one pax – it could easily feed two pax. Tastewise, it was ok but lacking in wok hei.


Hokkien mee


Overall, our meal at Howin Seafood Restaurant was pleasant. Pricing is reasonable (if I’m mistaken, we paid about RM170 for all the above including 3 plates of rice and 2 drinks) considering the amount we ordered. I wouldn’t mind coming back if we’re in the area, to try their other dishes such as curry fish head and sweet & sour pork.

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Ambiance: 6.5/10
Price: 7/10
Food: 6/10 (non-halal)
Verdict: Decent Chinese dishes at reasonable prices. Best to call ahead to reserve a table.

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Howin Seafood Restaurant
274, Jalan Air Putih,
Taman Penisular,
25300 Kuantan.
Tel: 09-566 8820
Business hours: 12.30pm till 3pm, 5.30pm till 10pm

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