If you haven't had seafood here, you haven't been to kuantan. And Ana Ikan Bakar Petai is one of the favorite hangout places. From a small shoplot until triple its size, one should not be surprised at how good the food here is. Even though there are easily twenty similar outlets around the Tanjung Lumpur area, this restaurant is always crowded.
From baked fish, fried sotong to Satar, they also sell all-time favorite like keropok lekor and tomyum. Look at the amount of fresh seafood you can choose from-- fish, prawns, squid, shellfish (by the time we reached at 6.30pm, half of the seafood was already gone! That's how popular it is)
I like how their baby chair is made from stainless steel. So easy to clean. It's also one of the cleanest baby chair I have ever seen outside. They also have a on-site playground. At least baby Bing had fun running up and down the slides instead of clinging onto mommy during dinner. But that also means mommy and daddy have to play tag team.
Their signature baked fish. The fish was wrapped in banana leaves and baked till it's slightly charred on the skin but still juicy inside. The fish was also coated in fragrant sambal petai before baking. There are 3 unique dipping sauce -- lime, Birdseye chilli with soy sauce and chilli belacan which brings out the flavor even more.
Ikan siakap masak tiga rasa. The fish was deep fried to extreme crispiness and golden color before drizzled with sweet and spicy sauce. It's very appetizing when all these flavors combine.
Deep fried tempura squid. The squid was fried with just the right duration until the flour turns into a pale yellow color while the inside is just cooked.
Accompany all these with a cup of refreshing coconut shake topped with vanilla icecream.
All these goodness for RM140 only. Fairly cheap for kuantan standard yet taste amazing. Worth trying if it's your first time in kuantan.
Our verdict 7/10!