There are plenty of choices when it comes to eating around Cherating or even nearby towns such as Kemaman in Terengganu. Kemaman Town is 15 mins away by car, it offers a variety of must try food. Kemaman is also very famous for its coffee.
Here are the top choices of where to eat in Cherating and Kemaman Town below:
Just next door to Tanjung Inn. Try the Curry Crabs, Butter Prawns and Calamari in Salted Eggs.
Another restaurant next-door to Tanjung inn. Fresh seafood.Fried Rice and Beef soup is recommended.
Brewed coffee desserts and sandwiches that is serve in its own unique Ombok style.
MAK BEDAH BREAKFAST
Sells local fare the Nasi Dagang is recommended.
About 2 km from Tanjung Inn on the way to Kemaman. Nasi Dagang, Nasi Soup Daging with Omelette and very crunchy fried bananas are must try items at this roadside stall.
An Arabic restaurant with genuine chefs from Hydramaut Yemen. We recommend the Lamb Hanith and Arabic Bread with Hummus.
HAI PENG KOPI
Old style coffee shop that is a local institution. Simple coffee, half boiled eggs and hot buns is recommended. They serve a variety of local cakes and savoury that you serve yourself from the display table.
Another new outlet in front of the fruit market. The same fare as Hai Peng Kopi but with a wider selection and better coffee.
TONG JUAN RESTAURANT
A must try when in Kemaman. The bake stuffed crab is recommended together with fish fried in light soya sauce. A nice selection of vegetable.
KEDAI KOPI TIN KAM LENG
Another must-try when you are in Kemaman, where they serve a unique breakfast of Boiled fish together with noodle soup and fish crackers and sambal. It also serves great coffee too!
NASI DAUN PISANG
A family run establishment that you get the best fish curry in town serve with Roti Canai and Tosei. The banana leaf lunch is also recommended.
This is another Restaurant in the village serving mainly Thai Food which is quite decent. The restaurant setting by the riverbank makes it worth a visit and if you are thirsty they are the only village restaurant that serves alcohol apart from the bigger hotels.