The wet market and the stalls on the upper floors were just setting-up but the food court on the second floor was already filled with the heady aromas of Kelantan cuisine. There were vats of curries and rendang and various ulam on display.
You could order for take away (“bungkus” which means to wrap) or dine in (“makan sini” which means eat here) which I did. Basically, you choose your rice, ulam, and vegetables. The friendly ladies will put all those in a sheet of wax paper rolled into a cone. Go to one of the small tables, unwrap, then dig-in. Since eating with the hands is the norm, remember to go to one of the wash stations before eating.
I ordered a nasi kerabu which is blue-tinted rice, a piece of nasi ayam, and some bean sprouts. A few pieces of keropok completed the set. All these for RM 3.50.
Partnered with teh tarik, it was a Malay power breakfast.
There are also stalls selling traditional sweets such as various kuih.
How about an entire vat of laksa soup?
Speaking of laksa, after shopping for a few clothes, I returned to the food court later in the morning for a bowl of laksam kelantan which only cost RM 2! Laksam uses big cuts of noodles rather than the usual small ones.