Historically linked to Siam’s culture, Langkawi consists of many Thai restaurants with scrumptious and authentic Siamese food around its archipelago islands. In Pantai Tengah itself, there are a few Thai restaurants available for visitors and the number of these shops is expanded to the Pantai Cenang area too.
As Songkran, the Thai New Year’s national holiday is around the corner, people usually start thinking about the water-splashing events with Thai traditional remix music being played all over the place. Nonetheless, the pandemic restrictions have hindered everyone from these physical activities. As bland as it seems, that still doesn’t stop people from savouring Thai food as a way to celebrate this remarkable day.
With that being said, we would like to introduce you to the four Thai recommendations in Pantai Tengah Langkawi you may visit during Songkran.
1. Sawadee Thai Seafood Restaurant
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Thai cuisine itself is already an ultimate solution for our taste bud, but narrowing down the niche into seafood can be exquisite. Rated as the top-100 restaurants in Kedah, Sawadee Thai Seafood Restaurant serves authentic Thai seafood with adjustable spice level by their top chef who came from Thailand. We stumbled upon some customers who prefer dishes from this restaurant such as Pineapple Fried Rice, Scallop with Crab Meat Sauce, and White Tom Yam Seafood Soup. Most importantly, the price attached with the food served there is comparatively reasonable than the usual offers from other seafood restaurants.
Address: Jalan Pantai Tengah, Mukim Kedawang, 0700 Langkawi, Kedah.
Email: [email protected]
Operating Hours: 12pm- 12am daily
2. Ratu Thai Food
Further down the road of Kampung Lubok Buaya, lies a Thai restaurant among the Malay old-style shops. Ratu Thai Food is one of the locals recommended Thai restaurants in Pantai Tengah. Out of so many choices on the menus, their Steamed fish is considered the most popular option among the customers. If you are looking for Thai food in a slightly rural area not only to explore some underrated locations but experience authentic taste at a cheaper rate, Ratu Thai Food should be a go-to place on your bucket list.
Address: Jalan Pantai Tengah, Kampung Lubok Buaya, 07000 Langkawi, Kedah.
3. Bobi’s Restaurant
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Breakfast, seafood, steamboat, buffet, Thai cuisines, local delicacies, barbeque treats, and Western food…all you can find in one place- Bobi’s Restaurant. If your tummy is opened for a variety of food, perhaps this is the place for you. Apart from that, this restaurant is also known for its nature in being vegan friendly with a generous portion of veggie dishes on a plate, which attracts a wide range of customers to visit their shop more often. It definitely deserves the public’s attention when it comes to serving Thai food as part of their services as well.
4. Membawang Corner
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Last but not least, we have another recommendation that would be a unique destination that is worth your visit- Membawang Corner. Named after the Malay translation of gossiping, which indicates its concept of chit-chatting in free time, this cafe’s built next to Desa Motel with a cozy environment for people to hang out and savour meals together. While it serves local and western dishes, their Thai food has received compliments from visitors as well. Selections such as Thai Green Curry with fresh Thai herbs and green chilies cooked in coconut milk are something people crave whenever they visit this place. Furthermore, customers have the liberty to decide whether or not they would like to have chicken or vegan served with this dish. Thus, it also becomes another vegan-friendly restaurant to stop over in.
Address: 79, Jalan Pantai Tengah, Mukim Kedawang, 07000 Langkawi, Kedah
Tel: +6011-1240 0024/ +6019- 454 6042
Operating Hours: 8:00am- 10:00pm daily (closed on Wednesday)
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Here are by far four Thai food items on the list that we shared to make your Songkran festival during the pandemic still an enjoyable one. If you are thinking about travelling to Pantai Tengah Langkawi for a short getaway, do check out our previous article on resorts to stay in this area and activities to explore when you reach there. We hope you have a Happy Songkran’s Day in the upcoming week.