Langkawi, also known as the Jewel of Kedah, is a very strategic tourist destination located in the Andaman Sea, around 30 KMs North West from mainland Malaysia. There are many things that make people come to Langkawi: the beautiful beaches, the awe-inspiring rainforest, and its status as a duty-free area (meaning you won’t have to pay local taxes or duties when shopping). All of that greatness are also complemented by the tasty local foods served in Langkawi.
Of course, the most important question is: what are the best local foods you can find in Langkawi? Here are some formidable candidates:
- Tomato Nasi Kandar
Tomato Nasi Kandar is a very popular restaurant in Langkawi, located in Cenang Beach. Serving both Indian and Malay food, Tomato Nasi Kandar is people’s favorite because of it offers great taste for its reasonable price. Most of the dishes here are sold at around 10-15 RM. Their mainstay dish is, as the name suggest, the Tomato Rice so you should definitely try that. Be sure to come early so you won’t have to wait too long though, as the place is always full and crowded.
- Artisans Pizza
Artisans Pizza serves the good old pizza you love with the usual topping like pepperoni. They also serve pizzas with interesting twist though: pizza with local toppings like satay or sambal. Those are the ones you should try as they offers a unique taste you can’t find elsewhere. The best thing about Artisans Pizza is that they also offers delivery service so you can order it from your hotel or beach.
- Hole in the Wall Floating Restaurant and Fish Farm
Hole in the Wall (HitW) offers two things: a fine traditional Malay dishes and a great panorama to accompany you while you’re eating. Floating on top of Killim River, HitW offers the traditional Malay food like freshly cooked fishes, prawns, and lobsters. The atmosphere here are super relaxing, so it is an ideal place to lay low and have a casual chat with your family.
- Casa del Mar
Casa del Mar (Spanish, literally: Home by the Sea) is a classy fine dining restaurant that offers a great dining experience and tasty meals. The main dishes here are mostly modern Western and Asian Cuisines, coupled with a vast variety of wines to choose from. There’s also many good cocktail if wine’s not your drink. There’s also usually an ambient live music played here to make your experience perfect!
All of those food sound yummy to you? Are you tempted to go to Langkawi now? Don’t worry, as a tourist destination, Langkawi is very easy to reach. You can get to Langkawi via their international airport or by boat from Malaysia or Thailand.
Another good news is that there are a lot of cheap Langkawi hotels for you to stay. For example, favehotel Cenang Beach offers a great and cozy room alongside of a bar, laundry service, and Jacuzzi. Another example, Bella Vista Waterfront Resort & Spa provides a good and quiet room with breakfast, touring service, and laundry service. If you want more another options of hotel, you can simply click here!
So, what are you waiting for? Go visit Langkawi and have fun now!