My buddy Nik brought me to Pasar Besar Siti Khadijah and some warung makanan for some interesting food (especially cakes and desserts) which can only be found in the east coast.
Not that I have not been to Kota Bharu, in fact I'd been there twice before this, but without a good tour guide, those food are alien to me. Thanks to Nik, and his descriptive explaination, now I know.
First to introduce: Etak. Hm.... I thought they were raw. But then Nik told me that these bivalves were either sun dried, or grilled. My colleagues Puan Susu and Puan Tod-tod who're also from Kelantan, told me that some are boiled and dried. Too bad, I was too full to try any when we encounter these bivalves.
Next, the 'Tahi Itik' or duck manure. Well, the name was given because of the appearance. Nik told me that it's main ingredient is egg white. I tasted one, it's sweet, with subtle egg smell.
The 'Nasi Tumpang', as featured in my previous entry. A unique way to pack a meal.
This is the 'Sukun Bersira' or breadfruit with sugar syrup.
Two kuih made with egg yolks: the 'Jala Emas' on the left, and 'Kuih Buah Tanjung' on the right. Sweet too, with rather strong egg yold smell. I figure they must be nutritious.
The 'Kuah Apom' (kot, betul ke Nik?), very similar to the 'apam balik' but this one softer and fluffier.
The 'Kuih topi'.
We strolled around the food stalls there and saw these big and inviting prawns. I took one. But don't ask me the price, Nik paid for it. ;-D
For those who are not so adventurous or faint hearted, stop reading. Hehehehe..
This one is the satay perut ayam. The chicken intestine were thoroughly cleaned, skewed onto a bamboo stick and BBQed to perfection, then sprinkled with fragrant peanut sauce. YUMMMMYYYYYY!!!!
Erm.... I didn't try these. Saw these after my lunch. :-P
There're interesting. Aren't they?? I should have stay longer. But i'd booked my flight way in advance.
Nak gi KB lagi lah!