Restaurant 23b at muadzam shah pahang image As we drive towards rompin, aj took us a long detour to visit this unique orang asli chinese restaurant in the middle of nowhere. A chinese restaurant it is, but the staff, owner and customers are mainly orang asli.

go to link We were dead hungry after driving for more than 5 hours. image Wasting notime, we ordered their signature wild dear meat panfried in pepper and onion. Verdict. Abit gamey but tender. Howevet I wasnt fully impressed by it


Next up was freshly caught wils river baung fish at rm32 per kilo.
The meat was amazingly tender and sweet and it was the star dish for the night. For rm32, this was the deal of the century.


This is the before picture of Mr Baung fish.


Samsu wild kampung chicken.
The meat was leaner and tougher than the usual kampung chicken you get. Probably the difficult terrain in the wild wild forest makes the chicken work harder. The chef was dousing this dish with a copious amount of samsu rice wine and you do get a instant alcohol high. It was a heart warming dish slurping the samsu soup on a wet cold night.


Fish tank to store the wild baung. It probably help to reduce the muddy taste off the fish as well

You cant find a single review of this restaurant on the net. So, heres the contact and do go hunt them down


Dining like a local-lite@Alor Akar Seafood restaurant, Kuantan

A local customer introduced us this place for dinner. At 6 pm, the restaurant was already packed with patrons, both local and out-of-towners..and caucasian tourists were also spotted here!

Besides being packed, packets of take-aways were laid on the table. Easily 30-40packs, pre-ordered by customers.

According to him, even if you close your eyes and randomly point out any dish on the menu, I will not be disappointed.


Seeing that I will not get to come here often, we chose the popular dishes: claypot pork with salted fish, ginseng chicken and claypot tofu.

The dishes were really good as confidently quoted by the customer.

The ginseng soup was pungent and ful of herbal fragrances, penetrating into the chicken. Protein overload!

The pork slices were really tender and not overly fatty. And I learnt a  new thing that evening. Flies of all sizes are attracted to ‘ham yu fa lam pou’. Not sure its the pork, sauce, or salted fish. But we were terribly distracted by the dozens of flies hovering over our food and we noticed the flies were not disturbing the patrons at tables near us. And we noticed they did not order this dish too.

The claypot tofu came with a generous portion. Frankly we struggled trying to finish our food. But they were delicious, as difficult as the struggle was, we wiped our food clean.

All in with 2 bottles of sugarcane water was only RM 56. STEAL DEAL!

We had a good time over dinner, catching up with business opportunities and foodieventure too. Thumbs up, alor akar!