Langkawi 2017 : Food at a glance

We never miss The Laksa. Its thick white rice noodles in spicy-sour fish broth. We did not managed to find our favourite laksa near the school. Perhaps it has relocated elsewhere? We have no idea. So we went to the next best place for laksa – the stalls scattered around the airport.

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I have to highlight that Langkawi’s Cendol is a bit different from the ones available in Malacca. They don’t use shaved ice in Langkawi – instead its literally ‘ais batu’. Initially I thought they had run out of shaved ice. However after a few meals with cendol – we realized thats how it was prepared in Langkawi.

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On days when we were too tired to find laksa – we’d have chicken rice at the shop near the hotel. Not bad for RM5.

 

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So yes, this trip was not much of a culinary adventure to us. Perhaps next time we get to explore more new eateries in Langkawi.

 

First attempt at laksa

It was daunting but I did it. This has got to be the most complicated dish I ever served to anybody. And this is coming from someone who has no idea how to cook a proper kuah kacang for Hari Raya.

I made Laksa Penang today. Or is it Laksa Utara? I couldn’t tell the difference.

My parents and my younger sister together with her family was in town. This morning moi made some nasi goreng ikan bilis and egg + tomato sandwiches. I felt we needed something lighter for lunch so I browsed Google for ‘recipe laksa penang mudah guna ikan mackerel dalam tin‘. There were a few trustworthy sites and recipe until I found 2 distinct ones that I could combine to make into a Minci Malas tapi Nak Masak Version. 

Missing an important garnish ingredient: hard boiled egg

Missing an important garnish ingredient: hard boiled egg

I should have been more prepared in the kitchen for I was later finding myself sprinting from the kitchen to the laptop in the living room to check on my steps. For some reason, I did not feel it was appropriate to mobilise my laptop to the kitchen. Perhaps I enjoyed the running and drama.

My sister said it was delicious. I’m not quite sure if she was genuine. Ha ha. But since the laksa noodles were finished in one sitting, I supposed there is truth somewhere. I still have some leftover gravy for the next batch if I feel like it. Here’s to my personal cooking adventure!!

Revisiting Langkawi 2015 : The Food

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The above picture is an illustration of how much we enjoy our food.

Do look for;

  • Laksa – rice based noodles served in fish based sauce. Honorable mentions include Laksa Kaw Ikan Sekoq (Airport) & Laksa Power Rosabina (in front of Padang Matsirat School) near the night market.
  • Pasembor –  a Malaysian salad consisting of cucumber (shredded), potatoes, beancurd, turnip, bean sprouts, prawn fritters, spicy fried crab, fried octopus or other seafood and served with a sweet and spicy nut sauce. The dish is priced according to the bits of food you combine to make your salad.
  • Rojak Buah –  another form of Malaysian salad only now consists of fruits mainly pineapple and fritters. This is then drizzled with a sweet sour prawn based sauce topped with crunched peanuts.
  • Cendol –  a traditional sweet dessert
  • Pek Nga – coconut pancake fried in butter. We loved the ones by Warung Mat Su – also near the Padang Matsirat school. Its a stall mind you.

 

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… and you can never go wrong with seafood especially when you’ve tasted Ikan Tiga Rasa (fish with 3 flavours) and Sup Tulang (literally bone soup with little chunks of meat usually beef). Even Thai food is easily available here in Langkawi as you taste the authentic Tomyam or Mango Rice.

All in all, it was a ‘light and easy’ trip and we enjoyed it to the max.