Mega View Hotel Kuantan Ramin By The River Address:
We did not anticipate that our short holiday to Kuantan coincide with the Hari Raya Haji which means most of the popular Kuantan Malay food store are closed for this holiday season. So, we end up exploring on other Kuantan food to eat.
As we were staying at the Mega View Hotel Kuantan, we decided to check out a special ala carte set lunch and dinner promotion at Ramin By The River Restaurant that was ongoing.
The restaurant is nicely set up with a garden wedding decor theme much like a wedding reception setup. The other nice feel about dining at the Ramin By The River Restaurant is the spectacular river view, especially in the evening.
Since there were 6 of us which are heavy eaters; we decided to order the 7 dishes set which the first is the Clear TomYam Seafood Soup. For me, the soup was a little sourish slurping up directly but eaten with rice, is much better.
Next dish is the Fried Crispy Chicken. The chicken is fried to a crisp and was served with a Thai dipping sauce at the sides.
Followed by the Steam fish in Nyonya Sauce. The Nyonya sauce was quite nicely done and was best eaten with white rice. The Siakap fish was very fresh and the meat texture was firm without any smelly taste normally associated with this type of fish.
After that, we had the Assam Sotong; which has a strong Assam sambal flavoured. With the bouncy and firm texture of the fresh squid, it was another dish which we had to order our add-on rice to goes with the Assam sauce.
Our order of the prawns is the Crispy Planta Prawn. The prawns were fried to a crisp texture and cooked with the Planta sauce. This is very much a change from the standard butter prawns; a first for us to try this method of cooking the prawns.
To complement our other spicy dishes we ordered the Fried Eggs With Prawns.
For vegetables; we had the King of Vegetables with Belacan. Love this as we can really taste the strong flavoured of the Kuantan belacan evidently in this dish.
The set dinner also comes with a complimentary Rojak Buah. This Rojak Buah is made from the family owned secret sauce. We were a little delighted to taste this Rojak as our normal expectation are not too high for Rojak Buah that are usually served at hotels. Apparently, the specialty is the dry shrimp that was used to make the sauce.
and a complimentary Fruit Platter for dessert to end our meals.
This set cost RM258.00 ++. To us from KL, it is a real value for money deal. We were quite surprised that hotel food can be this good in Kuantan at Ramin By The River Restaurant and the service was rather quick.
The next day, before heading back to Kuala Lumpur, we decided to try out a special dish which is Pokemon Burger (RM13.90) that was on offered by Ramin By The River Restaurant which looks very cute and enticing. It turns out that the burger patties was made with a rendang inspired sauce. It would have been better if the Chef uses a teriyaki based patties instead which will taste better to us.
Next, we tried out Ramin By The River Restaurant – 2 signature ala-carte dishes which the first is the Mee Mamak (RM13.90). Laden with seafood like prawns & cuttlefish, bean curd and potatoes it was cooked with the right sauce combination that was very flavourful.
and the second one is the Nasi Goreng Kampung (RM16.90). We like the sambal belacan that came with it; as it has that special pungent taste. The spicy fried rice is served with a piece of Fried Chicken, Eggs, Salted Fish, Acar, Kacang, Ikan Bilis and the special sambal sotong.
We were told that the Chef has also 2 special dish which was not on the menu; the first is the Pei Pa Chicken. The skin was roasted to a nice soft crisp and bedded with a special Pei Pa sauce which was perfect eaten with white rice.
and the second dish is the Vienna Prawns. The prawns are set on skewers and fried to a deep crisp before being topped with a special sauce. A nice meal; as a snack instead.
We vouch; to make our next Kuantan food trail seeking out some of Kuantan delicious food on our next visit to Kuantan in the distant future.
Link to our Sungai Lembing Kuantan Pahang Food trail and holiday