Restoran Nasi Kandar Tomato in Langkawi Food Review
To our surprise, Langkawi in the recent years is establishing more food establishments or eateries than before, as if it is hosting an international food fare throughout for 365 days every year. If you’re driving around the island particularly in the touristy hot spots, you can see signposts of tea house, biergarten, bistro, ristorante planted everywhere aside from the common variety such as seafood, Malays, Chinese, Indian, Thai, Japanese and Nasi Campur or Nasi Kandar Restaurant.
If you’re looking for an ideal place to try a plethora of local cuisine on budget in Langkawi, then Tomato Nasi Kandar Restaurant can be the one for you. Tucked away in the midst of the Langkawi’s liveliest street – Jalan Pantai Cenang, Tomato Nasi Kandar sits on the left side of the road after passing Underwater World and before Laman Padi/Sheraton Resort. This is also the best place to visit when you are starving after midnight or to catch up with buddies over a cuppa of coffee or tea.
Serving food round the clock, Nasi Kandar Tomato is served naan (cheese naan too), biryani, nasi campur, mee rebus, mee goreng mamak, tandoori, roti canai and all kinds of ‘roti’ variations as well as some simple western platters with sausages, cheese, toast and omelet. Variety wise is pretty impressive, stretching more than any typical Nasi Kandar restaurants in Penang/KL as the menu is twisted with customers in mind. That’s said, everything else is basic in the restaurant, do not expect air-conditioned or sanitized tables but friendly folks and prompt service.
For breakfast, we had a dine-in with plain roti canai, roti telur, fried mee mamak, fried bee hoon and a western set of cheese omelet plus hot beverages – teh tarik and coffee. Everything on the table for four adults summed up to RM23 with some small change returned. And we guess what next? We returned in the evening on the same day to pack nasi campur for dinner after our little ones decided to go into slumber at half past six!!
Overall, not bad neither the best restaurant for Langkawi food in the town, but it is a good choice to hang out if you’re ready to sample some local foods in a truly ‘localized’ ambiance or getting your penny worth staying in Langkawi on budget