4 Must Try Unusual Noodles When In Kuah Langkawi

4 Must Try Unusual Noodles When In Kuah Langkawi

4 Must Try Unusual Noodles When In Kuah Langkawi

When it comes to street food, the best people to hang out with are the construction boys. They move around with their project and go local. By the time the construction is halfway through, they would know all the best places to eat in the surrounding area.

On a recent jaunt to Langkawi, the boys took me out to eat and I discovered 4 exciting noodle places that the locals favor.

Mee Rebus

We literally raced to Kuah’s favorite Mee Rebus which opens for just 4 hours a day. When we finished our meeting it was almost three thirty. Siang packed us into his car and zipped to Arked Pokok Asam 2 in the middle of Kuah town.

From the outside, the arcade looks a little forlorn, with most shops not trading. As we walked in the young Malay man tilted the soup pot. We were hopeful and asked if there’s enough gravy for another four serves.

His answer was, “Yes, next time come earlier la” I met some locals and they bought “tapau” takeaway. I’m not speaking of one or two but about six packets for each customer.

Aziz Mee Rebus |Pokok Asam Arcade, Kuah Town, Langkawi
Hours: 1 pm to 4 pm | Close on Fri and Sat

4 Must Try Unusual Noodles When In Kuah Langkawi_Mee Rebus
The mee rebus is simple but the prawn fritter the size of small disks has the loudest crunch when cut with a knife. “Chrrrick chrrrick chrrrick chrrrrick!!!” That alone sounded so appetizing

Tai Lok Mee/Hokkien Fried Mee (KL Style)

Found in almost any dai chao restaurant, this simple thick cut yellow noodle is a popular street food in Kuala Lumpur (KL).

Rootian Seafood Restaurant is in the middle of Kuah town. At night, the area is lively with tables laid out on the five-foot way when the shops close in the evenings.

We ordered one huge platter and it wasn’t enough to go around. It was just fabulous. Sweet and heavy with the right balance of sweet and salty taste.

4 Must Try Unusual Noodles When In Kuah Langkawi_ Tai Lok Mee
Cooked in lard with pork crackling and black sweet soy sauce the best Tai Lok Mee is stir-fried with charcoal fire. Photo: Doris Lim

Kiam Hu Beehoon (Fried Rice Noodles with Salted Fish)

To get this simple dish perfect, the temperature and oil control needs to be precise. Not too oily as the bee hoon will clump up into a ball. Not too hot, so the bee hoon burns.  Perfectly cooked the bee hoon is fluffy and evenly coated with bits of salted fish, cuttlefish rings, eggs, onions!

It is tasty served with sambal belacan. A squeeze of the lime wedges makes all the difference and heightens the taste. A definite must try!
Rootian Seafood Restaurant | 89, Jalan Panda Mayah 5, Pusat Bandar Kuah,  Langkawi
Telephone: 012-433 3338

4 Must Try Unusual Noodles When In Kuah Langkawi_Kiam Hu Beehoon
The smell of deep fried Kiam Hu (salted fish) is intoxicating to the local connoisseurs. The Kiam Hu Beehoon is a stir-fried rice noodle dish with salted fish, cuttlefish rings, eggs, onions and shredded carrots.

Huan Chu Mee (Sweet potato noodles)

When KC took us for breakfast, I thought he said Huan Chu Moi (sweet potato porridge).  Then I thought it must be the Chinese name for a Mee Rebus (the gravy made with sweet potato).

“Sweet potato noodle, “he said. Yup, we heard that right this time. Its boiled sweet potatoes mixed with flour to make noodles and its taste great!

The noodle has a certain bite. Flavourful when mixed with the black soy sauce and sambal tastes great. My only wish would be some sweet potato leave with the noodles.

Yup from a tiny stall, this is pretty epic food.

Hawker Stall at the food court next to Century Suria Service Apartment Langkawi

4 Must Try Unusual Noodles When In Kuah Langkawi_Huan Chu Mee (Sweet potato noodles)
The Huan Chu Mee (Sweet potato noodles) has the full flavor of sweet potato.

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