Local Eats: 8 Best Dishes in Langkawi That You Don’t Want to Miss

Langkawi is home to wonderful islands in Kedah. Also known as the Jewel of Kedah, this island is famous for its sandy beaches and crystal clear waters of Andaman Sea, perfect for a beach getaway. Not only that, Langkawi is also a food haven.

While you are having a splashing time around the islands of Langkawi, satisfy your appetite with tantalizing local dishes. These delicacies are easily available. In fact, it may come with the best scenery on the island.

Check out our 8 local dishes in Langkawi that you certainly don’t want to miss!




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A popular dish in Kedah, laksa Kedah is a must-try in Langkawi! Almost similar to typical laksa, this Kedah-style dish is a comforting bowl of spicy, tangy laksa that is made of rice noodles and sided with a hard-boiled egg. Prepared with fresh fish, it even comes with an entire fish for you to devour!

Laksa Ikan Sekoq Langkawi
Address: Jalan Kuala Muda, 07100 Langkawi, Kedah
Contact: +6010-468 4636
Opening Hours: Daily, 12.00 pm – 7.00 pm



Nasi Dagang

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Looking for an authentic Malaysian dish? Make your way to nasi dagang! Even though this delicacy originated from Terengganu and Kelantan, nasi dagang is also a specialty of the Kedah region. The rice is specially steamed with coconut milk to give it an aromatic fragrance. It is traditionally paired with gulai ikan tongkol, a classic fish curry.

Nasi Dagang Pak Malau
Address: Jalan Makam Mahsuri, Kampung Mawar, 07000 Langkawi
Contact: +6012-271 1977
Opening Hours:
Wednesday – Monday: 8.00 am – 2.00 pm
Closed on Tuesday



Nasi Campur

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Nasi campur is a common lunch dish for Malaysians, especially among Malays. The literal meaning of nasi campur is mixed rice, which you can choose a wide array of dishes to pair with a plate of white rice. This wonderful island of Langkawi offers you excellent choices of buffet for nasi campur! From meat to seafood to veggies, there is enough variety for every taste bud.

Restoran Siti Fatimah
Address: Batu 5 1/4, Jalan Kampung Tok Senik, Ulu Melaka, 07000 Langkawi
Contact: +604-955 2754
Opening Hours:
Thursday – Tuesday: 7.30 am – 4.00 pm
Closed on Wednesday



Seafood Dishes

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Your beach vacation in Langkawi is incomplete without seafood dishes. Blessed with an abundance of the freshest seafood available, there is a wide variety of seafood dishes you must try on this island. From fish and squid to crab and lobster, delight your palate with scrumptious seafood dishes. The best part is most of the seafood available is priced by weight.

Wonderland Food Store
Address: 180, Persiaran Mutiara 2, Pusat Perdagangan Kelana Mas, 07000 Langkawi
Contact: +6012-494 6555
Opening Hours: Daily, 5.30 pm – 11.00 pm



Beef Rendang

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A classic Malaysian dish, beef rendang is traditionally served together with ketupat and nasi minyak during weddings or annual festivities. Beef rendang consists of beef cubes slow-cooked in curry that is rich with spices like ginger, turmeric, kaffir lime, and chillies. Today, you can have this flavourful dish anytime, even during your beach holiday in Langkawi!

Pia’s the Padi
Address: Jalan Ulu Melaka, Kampung Padang Gaong, 07000 Langkawi
Contact: +6012-493 3713
Opening Hours: Daily, 12.00 pm – 3.00 pm & 6.00 pm – 9.00 pm



Roti Canai Black Pepper

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Roti canai is one of the most sought-after breakfast dishes in Malaysia. It is so versatile, you can add almost anything to it and it’d still be delicious. Langkawi has its very own style of roti canai – with black pepper sauce. This unique yet delicious twist includes chunks of beef, chicken, or lamb, wrapped by crispy egg-coated roti canai and drenched in black pepper sauce.

Che Nah Restaurant Roti Canai Black Pepper
Address: Jalan Kedawang, Kampung Lubok Buaya, 07000 Langkawi
Contact: +6016-474 7174
Opening Hours: Daily, 7.00 am – 3.00 pm



Fish ‘n’ Chips

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If you are craving some Western dish, worry not – we got you all covered. Head to the beach and enjoy a satisfying plate of fish and chips. This dish is locally made and freshly prepared with a variety of fish to choose from – snow fish and halibut, to mention a few. Pair this dish with your favourite drinks and indulge yourself with amazing views of the beach.

Scarborough Fish & Chips
Address: Lot 1388, Jalan Tanjung Rhu, Mukim Air Hangat, 07100 Langkawi
Contact: +6012-352 2236
Opening Hours: Daily, 10.00 am – 10.00 pm




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Finally, time for dessert! Satisfy your sweet tooth with the best donuts on the island. Unlike other donuts, these are freshly made–you can have them while they’re still warm! They also come in several types; plain sugar, chocolate, and bite-sized. All of it is super affordable, so donut (pun intended) miss the chance to try ‘em!

Donut Terhangat
Address: Kampung Kedawang, 07000 Langkawi
Contact: +6012-591 0563
Opening Hours: Daily, 7.00 am – 7.00 pm


There you go; a list of scrumptious dishes that will fulfil your appetite during your beach vacation. While you are here, why not go for thrilling adventure in Langkawi? Be it a ride on cable car or a visit to sea life friends, you can have it all.


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