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Kota Bharu Central Market

Listed under Markets in Kota Bharu, Malaysia.

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Kota Bharu is an optimal place to sample Malay culture – most importantly, the cuisine. In the central market in Kelantan you can find an abundance of exotic fruits and vegetables, dried fish, fish paste, chillis, and of course, rice. The ground floor is where the vegetable sellers usually dwell, and meat can be found on raised platforms on the outer rim. Food stalls also provide local specialities like nasi lemak, which is coconut rice served with fried anchovies, peanuts, and cucumber, and laska, a hearty, spicy soup. Kota Bharu is a often a short stop for visitors before they head to Thailand, but sometimes they spend more days in town simply to taste more food.

Written by  Tara Fuller.

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