Kuantan is full of artistic and quaint cafe. Tjantek Cafe is one of it. Located along the main street of Kuantan old town area, it's quite a nice walk down the memory lane. This cafe is proudly owned by an architect and offers halal food.
The shop is very much long than wide. This creates at least 3 indoor spaces for dining. Abstract paintings and greeneries transformed the restaurant into a pretty garden and art gallery as well. A cosy place to hang out.
The whole setup is very much environmentally friendly. By scanning a QR code on the table, one can access the menu and order immediately. Payment is also therefore contactless using a wide variety of options including e wallets and credit cards.
We started our lunch with a hot cup of cappuccino and caramel macchiato. I love my cappuccino hot and will finish it in one go before the meal. The macchiato was a tad too sweet for my liking though.
The slice of burnt cheesecake was served before the main. I love how fluffy and light it was. But I prefer half the sweetness and dessert served only after the mains.
Grilled lamb chop
I love how the lamb shoulder was not fatty and was marinated and grilled till perfection without the gamey smell and taste.
Lemon Butter Salmon
A generous portion of salmon sliced pan fried and served in a bed of melted butter infused with lemon. Served with some fresh garden salad and blanched potatoes. We preferred the fish scales to be cleared though.
Grilled chicken chop
Just your good old chicken breast grilled. Still succulent and not dry though. The safest dish to fall back on when I don't know what to order.
Dr Yingzangel's Verdict 6/10!