Shopping for souvenirs is an exciting experience in Pahang. There are souvenir stalls in almost every town in the state, especially in areas around Kuantan, Cherating and Pekan. Shopping malls in Kuantan include the East Coast Mall, Teruntum Complex, Kuantan Parade, Berjaya Megamall and Kuantan Plaza. Visitors in search of novelty items and unique buys can visit the pasar malam or nightmarkets. Get a range of souvenirs from crafts made of pandanus leaves to woodcarvings and batik.
A diverse variety of Malay, Chinese and Indian food add colour and variety to Pahang’s culinary scene. Continental food is available in major hotels and restaurants and fast food is easily found in various parts of the state. Adventurous visitors can enjoy Pahang’s local delights that appeal with a tantalising aroma and taste. A number of dishes are said to have royal origins as they were specially created by the royal chefs of yesteryear. Destinations such as Jerantut, Lipis, Temerloh and Pekan are regarded as the places to sample authentic Pahang food. Seafood lovers should not miss a visit to Temerloh, famed as Bandar Ikan Patin or ‘the town of silver catfish’.