Trippin’ Turpin’s resident gastronome has once again been dedicated to his duties as our travelling food critic. Trippin’ Turpin’s Foodie aka Dwayne has delighted in a debauchery of decadence as he has dabbled with the delicacies of Langkawi. With no dereliction to duty, undaunted in his daily endeavours, Dwayne delighted in every dollop of the delectable fare. Defiantly, he let not his physical capacity dampen his desire and devotion to his gastronomic duties. Join him now as he imparts an in depth depiction of the delights of Langkawi.
Nasi Lemak Seri Pagi
– Jalan Padang Matsirat
A roadside warung we came across on our first day riding around Langkawi.
3 x nasi lemak parcels
1 x spicy noodle soup
3 x potato puffs
1 x serve long fish cakes
1 x custard drink
1 x water
Total: RM10.60 (AUS $3.65)
Verdict: So cheap and so good. We were gluttons that day. We had to try the long fish cakes that the lady had just begun to cook and the potato puffs she had just finished cooking. Everything looked so good. You can’t beat the homemade, roadside food…. cheap, really nice and the locals are aways ready for a chat.
A tiny warung where we got out of the rain – It was on Jalan Teluk Yu. I don’t know the name but I marked the spot on our google map.
2 x kelapa muda (young coconut drink)
2 x chicken soup
Total: RM 15.00 (AUS $5.20)
Verdict: Stopping here was a stroke of luck. The spicy chicken soup was delicious. Full of chicken, meatballs, chilli and greens, it was perfect for this rainy, albeit not cold, day.
Bluesman’s Paradise – P. Singa Besar
This little gem of a beach bar is open on a Saturday night and sells beer, wine, satays and chicken wings. All are welcome but you need a boat to get there!
1 x satay RM 10.00
1 x chicken wings RM 10.00
1 x beer RM 4.00
1 x red wine (small bottle) RM 20.00
Total: RM44.00 (AUS $15.20)
Verdict: Bluesman’s Paradise is a little gem of a place on Singa Besar Island. Host Enoa treats everybody as welcomed friends. Bread plays his guitar and sailors will often join in with their instruments. It is a wonderful night. Kitty cooks up a storm in a makeshift kitchen. Cooking thai style satay, chicken wing and fried rice. For more about Bluesman’s Paradise visit trippinturpins.wordpress.com and bluesmansparadise.wordpress.com which is currently under construction.
Telaga Harbour on the marina.
1 x bread, aioli and olives RM 10.00
1 x crumbed calamari RM 12.00
1 x litre of sangria RM 20.00
+ 10% service fee
Total RM 46.20 (AUS $16.00)
Verdict: Sangria happy hour from 11:00 – 20:00 – two for one. Half craft for RM 20.00 will get you a litre. One large craft for RM 38.00 will get you – two litres. It is a fruity sangria more like a punch. No red wine in it. It is very nice though, very refreshing. They have ala carte menu as well as the tapas. Food is really good and it’s a nice setting on the marina.
Thai Town Seafood Restaurant
– Jalan Pandak Mayah 1
1 x Karabu Tin Lai (chicken feet salad) RM 10.00
1 x Pat Pet Beef RM 18.00
1 x Thai Style Three Flavour Duck RM 28.00
1 x Thai Style Fried Rice RM 6.00
1 x steam rice bowl RM 2.00
1 x fresh Orange Juice RM 3.50
1 x small bottles water RM 2.00
Total: RM 69.50 (AUS $24.00)
Verdict: Very very delicious. Excellent! A bit of a treat as we spent over AUS $20!
Nasi Campur next to The Pier (see my google map for address) https://www.google.com/maps/d/edit?mid=zwdahtcagx6Q.kHSg4Qt50eg8
2 x plate of self serve food
1 x small bottle water
1 x coke
Total: RM 31.50 (AUS $11.00)
Verdict: Good food. They do BBQ steak, chicken and fish as well as a huge selection of curries, vegetable, clams, squid, and salad.
– Persiaran Mutiara 2
3 x white wine RM 24.00
1 Tiger Beer (glass) RM 5.00
1 x bottle water RM 3.00
Total: RM 32.00 (AUS $11.00)
Verdict: A place where the sailors gather. Cheap drinks. Happy hour between 16:00 – 21:00. The above prices are not happy hour prices. Does meals – didn’t eat there.
Happy Hour beer prices
Tiger RM 4.00
Carlseberg RM 4.00
Skol RM 3.00
Shopping Centre Food Court
Sizzling and Claypot
1 x sizzling fried rice and egg RM 6.50
Total: RM 6.50 (AUS $2.25)
1 x Keoy Teow RM 5.00
6 x extras (@ 0.50 each) RM 3.00
Total: RM 8.00 (AUS $ 2.80)
Verdict: Kelly’s sizzling fried rice – nice but nothing special. Dwayne’s soup – delicious.
2 x Nami Lemak with curry chicken RM 12.90 each
1 x Water RM 2.00
1 x ice tea RM 4.50
Total: RM 32.30 (AUS $11.15)
Verdict: PappaRich is a restaurant that we have seen in various Malaysian locations. They offer some reasonably priced meals. The nasi lemak is delicious.
Nasi Kandar Penang – Restoran Nazir Idris
We got take away –
4 x fried chicken
1 x roti with egg and curry sauce
1 x beef curry and rice
Total: RM 22.50
Verdict: Very tasty and very friendly staff/owner