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Types of Food to try when in Langkawi – Indulge in These Delicious Malay Creations

Malaysian cuisine is full of incredible flavours, fresh ingredients and interesting methods of preparation. Here are some great dishes to try on your next visit to Langkawi.

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Nasi Campur

Nasi Campur

Nasi Campur is staple in Malaysian cuisine. If you want something authentically Malaysian for a delicious meal, then Nasi Campur makes a great choice. The word 'nasi' means rice and 'campur' translates to mix in Malay. The dish is a mixture of rice and a range of different curries. Traditionally, Nasi Campur is served on a large plate with plenty of rice, vegetable soup, chicken, tofu and a range of other flavourful sides such as sambal belecan. You can obtain this delicious feast from any one of the Langkawi restaurants. If you are staying at The Datai Langkawi, you will find many great opportunities to enjoy some of the most delicious Malaysian dishes such as Nasi Campur.

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Ikan Bakar

Ikan Bakar

Ikan Bakar is found all over Langkawi. The term translates to grilled fish and the dish is just that! It is prepared with smaller fish such as mackerel and grilled whole and served with barbecue sauce and a side sambal to go with it. The best places to get your Ikan Bakar fix is at the many street side eateries that often have large signs advertising its availability.

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Satay

Satay

Satay is found pretty much everywhere in Langkawi as well as the rest of Malaysia. It is found in the menus of all kinds of restaurants, ranging from fine dining hotel establishments all the way to humble street side stalls. Local markets are considered to be the best places to grab grilled chicken or beef satays with pressed rice and peanut sauce.

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Laksa

Laksa

Laksa is one of the most popular Malaysian dishes in the world. It comes in a wide array of different varieties and feature many changes depending on the geographical location. For instance, in Singapore, Laksa is a prawn based curry soup with thick noodles. In Langkawi, Laksa is served with a delicious fresh and thick noodle that is made by hand. The broth has a pungent yet spicy aroma. It is served with a hard boiled egg on top. If you want an authentic Langkawi Laksa, then visit the establishment opposite the airport.

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Iced Kacang

Iced Kacang

If you are in the mood for some dessert, Iced Kacang will definitely hit the right spot. This is a shaved ice dessert topped with delicious sweet fruit syrup and colourful jellies. Some places also include kidney beans, corn kernels and peanuts with Iced Kacang. This is a delicious sweet treat that will balance out a fiery curry such as laksa or beef rending.

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Durian

Durian

If you can get past the famously bad smell, durian is actually quite delicious. In Langkawi, durian is served frozen and deep fried. This is an innovative method of trying durian out without getting the full force of the smell.

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Beef Rendang

Beef Rendang

Beef Rendang is a highly popular Malaysian dish. The dish is prepared from a lesser cut of meat and cooked for up to 8 hours. The beef is marinated with a delicious curry sauce and cooked until the beef is almost completely dry with no sauce. Once the sauce is absorbed into the beef, it becomes wonderfully tender.