VIDEO – RHYS : Best Food in Langkawi
Pak Malau Nasi Dagang (0:29–1:43) Located on Jalan Makam Mahsuri, you can eat in a charming gazebo next to a paddy field and take in the awe-inspiring sight of Gunung Raya, the tallest mountain on Langkawi. Pak Malau Nasi Dagang is famous for its gulai ikan tongkol, a fish curry that traditionally goes with the nasi dagang. However, you can opt to have your rice with chicken curry, beef rendang or mutton korma.
Yellow Beach Cafe (1:45–3:25) This lively Langkawi beachfront cafe is set along Jalan Pantai Tengah on the southern end of Cenang Beach. As the sun goes down, the cafe transforms from a chilled hangout to a buzzing nightlife hub with live music. The langkawi food menu ranges from local eats to Western favorites, and you can watch the sun set from the comfort of a hammock, daybed or even a jacuzzi!
Roti Canai Black Pepper (3:27–4:35) The roti canai is a beloved Malaysian street food so versatile that you can add almost anything to it and it’d still be delicious, whether it’s egg, cheese, condensed milk, or in this case, black pepper sauce. This unique twist, which includes chunks of beef, chicken or lamb wrapped by crispy egg-coated roti canai and drenched in black pepper sauce, can be found on Jalan Kedawang near Kampung Temoyong. You won’t want to miss out on Rhys’ hilarious attempt to learn how to make roti canai.
Tanjung Tirai View Cafe (4:36–6:13) Hankering for some Thai and Malay-inspired seafood? Get your fix at Tanjung Tirai View Cafe, a family business that serves up dishes based on recipes handed down generation to generation. The seaside restaurant’s must-try dishes include ikan masak asam Jawa, deep-fried calamari and curry crab. If you want to learn how they make their ikan masak asam Jawa taste so darn good, be sure to listen closely to this portion of the video!
Laksa Ikan Sekoq (6:14–7:42) Right outside the airport on Jalan Kuala Muda is a humble Langkawi street food truck by the beach that’s famous for its comforting bowl of spicy, tangy Kedah laksa, complete with an entire fish (or “ikan sekoq”, in the northern lingo). Besides that, regulars like to order pasembur, rojak buah or mee hoon sup utara, followed by an icy bowl of cendol to cool down.
Gelato Cabana (7:45–8:52) Cenang Beach is undoubtedly the island’s main tourist hotspot, and on the busy road that runs parallel to it you’ll find the cozy Gelato Cabana. Malaysian food is not complete without dessert and here, you can savor a scoop of fresh, homemade Italian-style ice cream. Made from natural, premium ingredients, this creamy treat is just what a hot, sunny day calls for.
Arts Cafe (8:53–10:02) Experience the modern and artistic side of Langkawi food at Arts Cafe on Jalan Pandak Mayah 5, where you can slowly sip on a cup of coffee while surrounded by colorful works of art. It initially started as an art gallery, but has since expanded to include a cafe. The wondrous masterpieces are created by local artists, so the cafe helps shine a well-deserved spotlight on Langkawi’s arts scene. Thank you for watching this Langkawi Malaysia food guide. If you enjoyed the video, please subscribe to our channel and give us a like! Have some awesome locations in mind that you’d like us to cover? Let us know in the comments section down below.