The food in Langkawi is diverse but when in Malaysia, you should always eat Malay food.
One of the most popular restaurants is Pak Malau Nasi Dagang at Jalan Makam Mahsuri, Kampung Mawar. It is closed on Mondays.
It is out of the way – book a taxi to get there – but if you make the effort to get out there, you will be rewarded with honest and simple food, and a stunning view of rice paddies and Gunung Raya, the tallest mountain in Langkawi.
Nasi dagang is a dish of rice steamed in coconut milk, with fish curry and topped with items such as pickles and eggs.
Pak Malau serves a variety of curries, so you can try more. The fish curry is excellent, as is the beef rendang. Get there early as the food sells out quickly.
When you are done, head to the rice fields for some exercise. Or sign up for one of Langkawi’s many outdoor activities, such as treks and zip line. But a fun way to see the island and work on your tan at the same time is parasailing.
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