*Long overdue post*
Checked in at Subang Airport to board a Firefly flight to Kota Bharu. Flight got retimed, resulting in a 3 hour delay.
The first thing we did when we arrived in Kota Bharu was to go and have our first meal.
We had: Nasi kukus (steamed rice) and nasi ulam (raw herb rice).
Where: Hayaki Kopitiam.
2880-G, Jalan Sultan Yahya Petra, 15000 Kota Bahru, Kelantan
We checked into our hotel (which was just across the road from this Hayaki outlet) then headed out to the beach (Pantai Cahaya Bulan) for some sun.
Stopped for coconut juice & satar which we could buy from little cafes and stalls along the beach.
After the beach, we headed back to town to have dinner at the famous Yati Ayam Percik. They are famed for their nasi kerabu (another version of nasi ulam usually served with blue rice) but unfortunately they were out of blue rice when we got there so we settled for the white rice version (which, in my opinion, tastes exactly the same as the blue rice :P), and ayam percik (roast chicken served with a creamy sauce made from coconut milk and yellow ginger -kunyit-, among other ingredients). Both are also local specialties.
What: Nasi kerabu and ayam percik.
Where: Yati Ayam Percik
Jalan Long Yunus, 15200 Kota Bharu, Malaysia
After dinner we just drove around town and walked along the riverside before heading back to the hotel to call it a day. Full next day of shopping, sightseeing and eating.
End of Day 1.