Langkawi is a beautiful island in Malaysia famous for its sunsets, natural beauty, man-made attractions and food. It is just an hour’s flight from Kuala Lumpur. We were here for five days and in my blog i will take you through the things we ate during our stay.
Our travels are usually mid-budget. We try to stay comfortably, eat good food, rent a car/ scooty and cover all the must see places. We don’t splurge on anything, we buy our beer from convenience stores, eat street food many times and take our favourite poison from the Duty Free.
Langkawi has every cuisine Thai, Malaysian, Indian, Arabic, Italian, American, Mediterranean. We skip Indian restaurants as we eat a lot of Indian food anyways.
Pantai Tengah, Langkawi, Malaysia
I got amazing deal for Holiday Villa Beach resort and Spa located at Pantai Tengah (Tengah Beach, next to crowded and happening Cenang Beach) on www.agoda.com
It is a beautiful property with private beach, pool bar, restaurant, beach bar and coffee house. We had breakfast at our resort on all the five days. The buffet spread had continental and malaysian food.
Nasi Goreng is a delicious Malaysian Dish which is made with fried rice, egg on top and your choice of protein. I love seafood so my choice is always that that is why you can see a huge prawn on my rice! In Mee Goreng instead of rice you have thin noodles. I had the above at La Villa Poolclub and Restaurant in our resort.
We were looking for a spot to sit and watch sunset on the Tengah Beach when we stumbled upon this cute little beach shack which was having drinks and cold beer. A must visit if you like cute, raw and cheap places.
Pantai Cenang, Langkawi, Malaysia
Pantai Cenang or Cenang Beach is lined up with beautiful beach bars and restaurants and is the place for nightlife, shopping or eating in Langkawi. Almost every night we walked or drove to this place for eating on the beach or at one of the many restaurants lined up on Jalan Pantai Cenang.
This delicious Salmon Burger we had at one of the small Italian joint on Jalan Pantai Cenang. Their Pizza was also really good.
If you are crazy for fresh seafood you can go to Telaga Seafood restaurant. The above dish was made with fresh jumbo prawns in tamarind and garlic sauce.
Candle lit dinners and special romantic dinners are all over Pantai Cenang. We went to La sal at Casa Del Mar and had delicious Malaysian Platters. The restaurant is on the beach and getting a table on the front row is really difficult. Above was one of our most expensive meal in Langkawi.
If you want to have a different cuisine, do try The Brasserie. We had Aglio Olio spaghetti with mussels and ham and chicken pita pockets. The place is worth a visit, the food is great and it is located right on the beach.
Yellow Beach cafe is one of the best beach shack on Pantai Cenang Beach. They serve comfort food and one can enjoy the drinks sitting on the comfortable bean bags right on the beach while watching the sun go down.
Beyond the Beaches of Langkawi, Malaysia
During our trip to the mangroves we had lunch at the floating restaurant where we picked tiger crab and they cooked it for us in local spices.
You can also get delicious Arabic food all over Langkawi. We had naan bread with hummus and kebabs with saffron rice at Laila Kebab House in Oriental Village when we went for Langkawi Cable Car.
We spent two days at Kuala Lumpur and five days at Langkawi. Do read the food diary from Kuala Lumpur here What to eat in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia