When I was in Langkawi, one day for breakfast we went to a restaurant called Nasi Dagang Pak Malau, a beautiful little home style restaurant sitting on the edge of the rice field with a view of the mountain in the background. To begin with, the view and the scenery was amazing, and paired with delicious food, it was one of the best restaurants I ate at in Langkawi. We were greeted by the owner and his wife, both of whom are extremely friendly and helpful.
At Nasi Dagang Pak Malau they serve a Malaysian food called nasi dagang, which is traditionally rice served with fish curry. The dish is traditionally from the states of Terengganu and Kelantan, and although we ate this in Langkawi, the owners are from both of these states, and then moved to Langkawi. Everyone was serving nasi campur in Langkawi, and so we wanted to serve something different – more of a taste of home – the owner told me.
So traditionally again, for nasi dagang it would include just rice and fish curry, but at Nasi Dagang Pak Malau, in order to satisfy a more broad range of eaters, they prepare a number of different curries each day, including beef, chicken, and mutton. Fish and mutton are two of my favorite meats, and so I had to get the fish curry along with the mutton curry. After he scooped the curry onto my plate, he then added on a spoonful of pickled, made with cucumbers and carrots, and then I sat down at one of the yellow tables sitting on the side of the rice field. Both the mutton and the fish curry were spectacular, but I have to give it up for the flavor of the fish curry – it was full of spice, rich from coconut milk, and the fish meat was extremely firm.
If you get a chance to eat at Nasi Dagang Pak Malau when you are in Langkawi, it will definitely be one of the top meals you have when you’re there – for the beautiful atmosphere, the friendly owners, and the delicious nasi dagang.
Nasi Dagang Pak Malau
Directions: The restaurant is located on Jalan Makam Mahsuri
Open hours: 8 am – 2 pm (or until sold out) from Saturday – Thursday (closed on Friday)
Music in this video is from Audio Network
Filmed and created by Mark Wiens and Ying Wiens: http://migrationology.com/blog & http://www.eatingthaifood.com/ & http://www.travelbyying.com/
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