Pentai Cenang, Langkawi, Malaysia
+60 134035937 / +60 134035936
Restoran Aliah Langkawi Reviews
On a budget with a good deal. May 01, 2010
We wanted to have something local and of course, wherever you go; seafood will never be cheap and cost higher than other dishes like vegetables.
My boyfriend and I, dropped by at that place (like it was fated) when we were deciding where to have our dinner. The place doesn't look like a restaurant or a chic-classy place to dine in but we didn't care as long as the food is good and affordable.
The problem we had was, we didn't have enough cash in hand due to the problem that there's only ONE ATM in Pentai Cenang (located at the building 'Coco Valley' - a 'duty tax free' place for you to shop) and it wasn't working. Nearest ATM would be in the airport which you have to drive/take a taxi down (15 min drive).
We weren't cashless, we only had 25 ringgit only and my boyfriend tried to negotiate if they could try to provide a nice meal for the both of us with this amount (25 ringgit). He told them that we would love to have fish and including drinks too. The server was a little 'lost' and he said he would try to do something about it.
He got us to see the fish (a pomfret), which we were going to consume. He said it wasn't possible to have it barbequed for that price and all he could do was have it fried and served with any kind of sauce. Well, all-in-all he did the calculation and said (also shown us a written figure/amount) it was 22 ringgit.
We had two plates of plain rice, fried pomfret served in spicy kicap and two cans of A&W Sarsaparilla (like rootbeer). The fried pomfret was REALLY crispy that I could eat the sides/edges of the fish and nearly all of the fins because it was just crispy. It wasn't fishy and the sauce was delicious. Kicap, a Malay kind of soy sauce which has a hint of sweetness to it and it was a spicy sauce as they had added some sliced chilli to it.
All I could say is that it left us satisfied that my boyfriend was contemplating whether to give them a tip for being able to serve us this meal with a budget too. They could easily charge us with 25 ringgit but instead, they charged us for 22 ringgit. When we were at the counter/cashier, he said it was 20 ringgit and not 22 ringgit. We were VERY happy and tipped them with 2 ringgit. Too bad the silly ATM wasn't working, if not we would have eaten more. Oh well, no choice as this is what you have to do when you're on a budget ;)
This is a place to go and enjoy the food, never mind about how the place looked like but it is spacious and you're free to choose where you like to sit (inside or outside which was quite near to the beach). It can be windy/breezey too (depends). If you're ever in Pentai Cenang, do drop by at this place and dine...Not bad for that price. Besides, the service wasn't bad.
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