Friday, January 26, 2007

Langkawi seafood.

That sign on the left literally means that the proprietor regrets the delay for your orders and apologises for it. And, they will be late. A couple of years ago, the first time I was there, we waited for hours. Regulars make it a point to come by at about 1800hrs., pick their seafood and place orders on how it is to be cooked and come back to a sumptious meal at about 2000hrs. That way the wait is minimal, if any.

Our recent choice consisted of a fish, ikan kerisi to be grilled; white squid to be battered and deep fried; mussels to be cooked with lemon grass and a pair of crabs to be curried.

This is the grandest thing about the place - its signage. Other than that, it is hard to even call it a restaurant, more a warung or small eating place by the mangroves on the way to Porto Malai Resort. From Kuah town turn left after the hospital.
The food is simply the best Malay style seafood, if not in Malaysia itself then at least the best in Langkawi. The bill just sweetens the deal. The seafood I mentioned above plus a plate of ulam or malay salad, prawn paste salsa (sounds better than sambal belacan...), special sauces for the fish and squid, cut fruits for dessert, two juices, water and rice for two comes to RM40.80. Further RM0.80 discount given to round up the figure. Now that is definitely a winning combination, great food and know how to please a client.
Highly recommended.

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