Langkawi Food: Hidden Food Gems That You Must Try !!

Langkawi, a tropical paradise in Malaysia, is famous for its stunning beaches, lush landscapes, and vibrant culture. However, there’s a hidden gem waiting to be discovered by food enthusiasts – its rich and diverse culinary scene. Langkawi is steeped in culinary traditions, and there are several dishes that you simply cannot miss during your visit. Without further ado, join me as I take you on a journey to uncover Langkawi’s hidden food gems and indulge in the flavors offered by this island.

Top 3 Hidden Food Gems in Langkawi:

1. Nasi Dagang Pak Malau

Nasi Dagang Pak Malau
Nasi Dagang Pak Malau

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Nasi dagang is a famous dish in Malaysia, especially in the Terengganu and Kelantan regions. It typically consists of steamed rice cooked with coconut milk, served with fish curry, hard-boiled egg, and pickled vegetables. Nasi Dagang Pak Malau is a small countryside restaurant in Langkawi, located on the edge of a paddy field with a view of the mountains in the background. To cater to a broader range of eaters, this restaurant serves different types of curries, including chicken curry, beef rendang, and mutton korma, in addition to traditional fish curry. The delicious nasi dagang, the beautiful atmosphere, and the friendly owners will undoubtedly provide you with a memorable dining experience.

• Open Hours: Open daily from 8 am–2 pm
• Contact No: 012-2711977
• Address: No. 186, Jalan Makam Mahsuri, Mukim Ulu Melaka, Langkawi, Kedah 07000 Langkawi, Kedah, Malaysia

2. Rootian Seafood Restaurant

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Rootian Seafood Restaurant is famous for its abundance of fresh seafood cooked in traditional Chinese style with reasonable prices. It is owned by a chef who is passionate about researching cuisines from various regions, with over twenty years of cooking experience. There are several dishes that you simply cannot miss during your visit, including steamed fish with preserved radish, deep-fried pork knuckle, and fried squids with salted egg.
• Open Hours: Open from 5 pm-11 pm (closed on Tuesday)
• Contact No: 012-433 3338
• Address: No. 22-A & 22-B, Jalan Tiram 5 Bandar Kuah, 07000 Langkawi, Kedah

3. Aziz Mee Rebus

Mee Rebus, a traditional Malay noodle dish bathed in a rich, savory gravy, is a staple in Malaysia. Aziz Mee Rebus only opens for four hours daily, and their noodles are highly recommended by the locals. The tender noodles in a flavorful gravy, topped with juicy prawns, crunchy bean sprouts, crispy shallots, and a zingy squeeze of lime, create a taste explosion that will definitely keep you coming back for more.
• Open Hours: Open from 1pm to 4pm (closed on Friday & Saturday)
• Address: 17, Jalan Padang Matsirat Kuah, 07000 Langkawi, Kedah
In conclusion, Langkawi’s culinary scene is a hidden treasure waiting to be explored by food enthusiasts. Amidst the stunning beaches and lush landscapes, the island has an amazing selection of tasty food that is full of tradition. From traditional dishes to seafood delights, Langkawi has something to offer every taste bud. These hidden food gems are a testament to the island’s rich culinary heritage, and they beckon you to embark on a unique food adventure.
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Summer Bay Mamak Stall
Summer Bay Mamak Stall

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