The Gulai House


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The Gulai House

Deep inside the jungle, housed in a traditional Malay stilt hut, this Malay and Indian restaurant offers its guests an unforgettable culinary experience, with generous portions of tasty food in a comfortable alfresco setting. The menu includes traditional Malay dishes like beef rendang (spiced curry beef cubes) and ikan bakar (grilled fish), as well as Indian recipes such as papadum (crispy, round-shaped flat bread).


Malaysian cuisine fully represents the mixture and variety of Malaysian society: different culinary traditions (Malay, Chinese, Indian and so on) coexist and influence each other, creating a peculiar mix of tastes and flavours. Rice is a staple in all Asian cultures and is served with almost every dish, accompanied by meat or fish. Very characteristic is also the abundant usage of spices and coconut milk, like in Malaysia's national dish Nasi Lemak (coconut-flavoured rice with boiled eggs and peanuts). In Langkawi, you can find anything from traditional Malay cuisine to Chinese or Thai specialities, as well as western-inspired, international dishes: everything your taste buds desire, with the Langkawi rainforest and the Andaman Sea for dining backdrop. Here's a list of the best places to eat in Langkawi, Malaysia: