After checking out the skyscrapers in the capital of Malaysia – Kuala Lumpur, local food tasting at the Filipino night market in Kota Kinabalu, a snorkeling trip in Manukan and an exciting jungle trekking in Kuching it was time to relax for a while!
How to get there
We traveled from Penang to Langkawi by ferry (Langkawi ferry service).
» Departure Times of boats from Penang to Langkawi : Three boats a day – 8.15am (via Pulau Payar), 8.30am and 2pm.
» The costs for an Adult are RM60 one way – RM120 return.
» The high speed boats are scheduled to take 1.5 hours to reach Pulau Payar and 2.45 minutes to Langkawi.
Keep in mind that it often takes a bit longer, depending on the weather conditions.
Langkawi is THE place to be for excellent diving spots, tropical hidden gems, turquoise sea, duty-free shopping and chocolate.
Along this journey I experienced an abundance of fresh and delicious food. I couldn’t wish for more great food experiences during this trip, on the contrary I got even more I wished for! I was invited by Jala restaurant in Langkawi. A restaurant that is part of the beautiful Andaman resort, nestled between lush tropical rainforest and crystal blue waters lead by chef Thorsten Killian. Thorsten came to our table where I got the chance to get to know him a bit better. I must say that this man from Thai-German origin, has lots of skills! He initially started his career back in 2003 as a commis de cuisine at the Hanner Restaurant in Austria and worked in various high quality Hotels and restaurants before he started working at Jala. From five-star hotels in Switzerland to Michelin-starred Restaurant São Gabriel in Portugal and finally made his way to Asia where he became chef in
The man himself, Thorsten Killian Source
Together with his team of experts he lives next to the Andaman resort where he starts in the very early morning to prepare the food and serves his unique top quality dishes in the evening. The beautiful part of Jala restaurant is that they partner with local fishermen to ensure the freshest catch arrives daily on the shores of The Andaman, at the Nelayan Hut (a fisherman’s hut in Malay). Every afternoon, guests can look forward to walk down the beach to watch the fish and the chefs of Jala in action dealing and negotiating with local fishermen on the purchases of fresh seafood.
It was such a beautiful evening when we had dinner at Jala. What makes it so unique is the magnificent quiet surrounding, hearing the gentle breeze of the ocean on the background, your feet tucked in the sand, with comfortable temperatures, far away from the hustle and bustle, a very unique setting with friendly waiting staff, an unique open-air beachside experience where you overlook the glistening blue waters where you watch the breathtaking sunset while having dinner.
Jala offers the finest fresh seafood in an open kitchen concept, prepared in a fusion of Western and Asian cooking styles, located on a secluded part of Langkawi. A very unique experience which I will never forget!
Time to taste some of the best seafood signature dishes:
Chocolate hazelnut cake with chocolate ganache and ice cream
Address: Jalan Teluk Datai · Langkawi, 07000 · Malaysia
I hope you will get the chance to visit to wonderful place in Malaysia ♡
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