Let’s Eat YL Yong Leong Chinese Seafood Restaurant, Langkawi
One of the best Chinese Seafood Restaurant in downtown Kuah, we often say “Let’s Eat YL Yong Long whenever we land in Langkawi”.
A Decade of Great Taste
I’ve been to Langkawi since late 2008 and my recommendation is Yong Long Seafood Restaurant fondly known to locals as YL.
As Langkawi is a tourist town, business is seasonal with some nights packed and everyone spills out to sit al fresco under the stars just off the pavement.
Some night maybe slows with just four tables. Maybe five.
Nevertheless, the quality is consistent over the years and the seafood is always fresh.
Iconic Smelly Fish Cracker Man
There is an old guy who sells plastic packets of “smelly” fish crackers shows up just as you settle down and order. He seems to magically appear and reappear just as you say to your dining companions, “I wish we bought two packets of crackers instead of one!”
Just like the 99 magical islands in the sun, called Langkawi.
YL serves almost everything from vegetables to seafood to pork cooked in different styles. The food may be a little slow on busy days but the taste is always good.
Real Life Story
One night when we were there, the owner was perplexed when making a recommendation for a new customer and throws up his hand in the air as he repeated their conversation.
Boss: You try our fried chicken?
Customer: KFC makes better chicken.
Boss: You try our fish head curry?
Customer: My mother makes better curry.
Boss: Prawns? Clams? Squid?
Customer: I allergic.
So the morale of the little story is this. If you’re on holiday, have some seafood and maybe a fresh fish. YL’s prices are reasonable.
Ask first if you have to.
It’s just that the food is good and the price is reasonable, so you don’t have to settle for stir-fried veggies, onion omelet and a braised too foo for dinner.
What is Langkawi without seafood, right? If you want to try another outlet, you can check out my Year End Celebration at Rootian Seafood Restaurant, Langkawi.
YL Yong Leong Seafood Restaurant | Lot 36, Persiaran Mutiara, Pusat Dagangan Kelana Mas,
Langkawi | Telephone: +604-966 4895 | Opens Daily: 12.00pm – 3.00pm & 6.00pm – 12.00am
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