Kuah, Langkawi Sunset

Kuah, Langkawi Sunset
Kuah, Langkawi Sunset

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Two restaurants from kuah

I would like to share my thoughts on one good one bad restaurant from Kuah. Kuah is the town in Langkawi Island. It's been developed since 2006, last time I was here. Now there are hell a lot more foot reflexology places, a cinema and more restaurants.

Good Restaurant Review from Kuah; Wonderland

Wonderland is a local cuisine restaurant in Trimula of Kuah. It's easy to access, just on the road, other side of the small channel behind Bella Vista hotel. It's not hard to understand the quality when you come around 19.00, no place to sit! My friend took me here around 18.00 so it was less crowded and we could easily try some of the dishes. I had a black pepper chicken and veggie fried rice. My friend had squid salad, baby kailan and chicken fried rice. Well to be honest, I'm really sorry that I haven't discovered this place back in 2006. Food was really delicious. Prices are cheap, portions are large, so what do you want more from a restaurant right ? Also we had 4 apple juices in total. What we paid was 47 RM (~16 USD). I strongly recommend Wonderland Restaurant. When you take a taxi just ask them to take you there, everybody knows the place. If you are staying in one of Bella Vista, Bayview or Beach View hotels in Kuah, it's just walking distance.

Bad Restaurant Review from Kuah; Art Cafe

Art Cafe is inside Langkawi Fair shopping mall. When you get in from main entrance, you can see it on your left easily. It's quite decent place, lovely look and there are always paintings inside, like a gallery. But the food really sucks. I remember from the last time I was here, it was no good back than either. I remembered after I had a cold lasagne. They are precooked and frozen as far as I understand. Than they heat them in microwave. It wasn't heated enough and inside was cold. Also the minced beef is almost tasteless. Also the lasagne was in no shape to look like a lasagne, it was kinda in pieces. I was really hungry, so had this and just left. If you are desperate, you can try here, but it doesn't worth what you pay. A few steps ahead there is McDonalds, even that is better.

Monday, January 16, 2012

a lot of changes and reviews about some restaurants

After 5 years things have changed in Langkawi. Actually it's a more "alive" island now. When I left, even in high season, it was kinda couples getaway but now it's attracting more and more people. number 1 tourist area Pantai Cenang has grown significantly. This growth brought a lot of new restaurants, cafes and shops. I've tried some of them and I would like to share my thoughts.

Pantai Cenang Restaurants

Yellow Cafe
Well it's a cafe in a yellow theme because of the owner's nickname. He is my friend from my previous stay in Langkawi, a quite decent and fun guy. Back in 2007 it was just a tent renting jet-ski. Now there is a beautiful Yellow Cafe and just beside it Yellow Steak House. At my first night in Pantai Cenang we went to steak house for taste of good beef. I had rumsteak and my friend had a tenderloin. Service and food was very good. After dining, you can just relax in Yellow Cafe to have a few drinks and enjoy the night. There are nice events on special occasions like new year's eve. And people say they are usually very good.

Viva Italia
It's good to do one good and one bad review at a time. It was kinda late when we arrived here. This restaurants shares its kitchen with the Mexican restaurant next door. I first went to the kitchen as it was close to me asked if they are open, they said no. When I returned to my friends, guy on the door said they are open. So we went in. We ordered nachos, penne arabiatta, Italian salad and a margarita pizza. Penne was okay, came in a clay pot, but too much olives in it. But the rest was horrible; Italian salad didn't have any ingredients were listed in the menu, just some greens and onions, we couldn't see any mozzarella cheese on the pizza so when my friend asked the waiter where the cheese is, he said it's Italian style, not American. Nachos were also stale. We argued with the people a lot and in the end I was the only one had dinner. When they brought the check, there was also an error on it too, 3 drinking waters instead of 2. So we paid 47 rm (~$16) for almost nothing and a bad experience. Looked like a tourist-attraction-for-nothing to me.