Review 2019 – 4 local budget eateries in Langkawi you should try…

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Like everywhere else in Malaysia (since Malaysia is a food paradise anyway) you can find an abundance of local Malay dishes in Langkawi…

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The only additional benefit of these dishes are that they are prepared with fresh seafood and vegetables as well as as the different herbs and spices authentic Malay cuisine has….

These are a few places I enjoyed and was at during my recent trip there, thanks to Langkawi Development Authority (LADA) and Gaya Travel… and the best thing is it will suit everyone’s budget since these are just family – owned restaurants and a roadside stall…

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Most of these local restaurants offer a kind of buffet-style lunches where you can just pick up a plate of steamed rice and make your selection from the 20 to 50 types of fish, vegetables, meat and chicken dishes….

A full plate typically costs about RM10, though prices will vary according to the number of dishes you’ve added.

1) Restoran Kak Yan Nasi Campur

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Here at Kak Yan Nasi Campur, you can choose from a variety of Malaysian dishes from fish or chicken to an assortment vegetables to accompany your plate of rice… You’d be spoiled for choice since there are at least 50 different varieties of local Malay dishes served here..

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If you are game for something unique and which is only available here in Langkawi, you might like to try the “kerabu bronok” (bronok is an edible sea cucumber prepared with fresh herbs /veg)…

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The bronok is washed and has its head and tailed cut off before being sliced.. These slices are then mixed with coconut condiments and sambal as well as chilli, kerisik (fried grated coconut flesh) and lengkuas (galangal), together with shredded cashew leaves

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Address – Restoran Kak Yan Nasi Campur, Jalan Ulu Melaka,
Kampung Padang Gaong,
07000 Langkawi

2) Restoran Kasih Anak Mama

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Restoran Kasih Anak Mama is yet another  nasi campur and ikan bakar restaurant Langkawi has…

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And we had a fun time picking up the dishes we wanted to eat with our white rice (or not)..

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There is a generous variety and the food is pretty yummy here…

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We got to taste their ikan bakar and a lot of us loved their Cincaru ( Torpedo Scad) as well as Ikan Kerisi (Threadfin Bream)…

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Address – Restoran Kasih Anak Mama, Jalan Ayer Hangat, Kampung Kilim, 07000 Langkawi

3) The Kari House

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One of my favorite lunches was definitely this.. And seriously I did not expect to enjoy my lunch this much…

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The restaurant serves gulai ikan, thus the name Kari House..

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Our lunch was already on the table when we arrived and it consisted of a plate of black pomfret fish curry, some  ulam-ulaman, sambal belacan, deep fried fish, omelette and beansprouts with kerisik kerabu kind of dish… This was of course served with white fluffy rice… And some rose syrup drink…

Overall it was a pretty simple meal but nonetheless delicious and I could not get enough of the yummy and spicy sambal belacan…

Address – The Kari House, Kampung Ranggot Kecil, 07000 Langkawi

4) Laksa Ikan Sekoq Ori

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Laksa consist of thick white rice noodles in a some what spicy-sour fish broth…
We went to the roadside stalls scattered near the airport by the beach…

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Laksa Ikan Sekoq (laksa with one whole fish) is said to be one of the famous laksa hawkers in Langkawi who serve their Laksa with a whole Indian Mackerel fish (Ikan Kembong).. The rich spicy broth of fish and noodles eaten by the beach with the sea breeze and swaying trees and the occasional loud roar of planes arriving or departing can be pretty fun…

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Except my attention is kind of focused on plane spotting, rather then the food in front of me..

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And well do not forget to indulge your self with a fresh coconut drink… It is good on a hot day and does wonders to a heaty body…

Address – Laksa Ikan Sekoq Ori
Jalan Kuala Muda, 07100 Langkawi

Thanks to Gaya Travel Magazine/Events as well as Langkawi Development Authority (LADA) for the opportunity to visit Langkawi…

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