Airport Corner

For your airport munching needs

What we say: 3.5 stars

With increasing numbers of direct international flights into Langkawi, happy travellers could find themselves killing up to three hours in a rather entertainment-limited airport. Eating is an effortless time killer, but as we all know airport prices tend to be a tad high, especially when it comes to food and drink. But within a five-minute walk from Langkawi International Airport is a small restaurant serving an extensive selection of inexpensive local eats.

Get your daily dose of greens here.

Apply named Airport Corner, this restaurant is located directly across from the rather strange looking centrepiece sculptures at the airport’s adjacent roundabout. It’s easy to miss by car if negotiating this particular corner’s curve, or
if lost in admiration for the unique marble creations. But on foot you can’t miss the sign.

Can’t miss this landmark.

Not only is Airport Corner within budget range, they’re open from 11:00 until 03:00 daily including Fridays, with dishes running from four to 12 ringgit. A healthy portion of tom yum is four to seven ringgit, the seafood variety being the most expensive. Selections of rice and noodle dishes are four to five ringgit, with a variety of options available including chicken, fish, seafood or non-critter.

One of our favourite dishes and one of the more expensive is som tam at 12 ringgit for a Texas-size serving. Made from green papaya, carrots and a mixture of secret sauces, the prep time might have something to do with the pricing. The prep area is open for public viewing; it’s better than what’s on the nearby television.

Just like being at home.

Even if the restaurant appears crowded the wait time is usually not long. They’re fast and efficient and have a surprising number of worker bees in the kitchen getting those orders out. They have take-away as well and language usually isn’t an issue, but keep it simple. Do note however that if you’d like two pieces of chicken with your order try, ” dua ketol ayam” or let your fingers to the talking; “dua” indicated by the universal peace sign.

Contact details
By the roundabout next to the airport Pedang Matsurat, Langkawi
Open: Daily 11:00-03:00
About the author
Vanessa eventually based herself in Langkawi and settled into the island lifestyle. The location offered a gateway to Southeast Asia, from where she continues her exploration of Malaysia, Burma, Thailand, Laos, Vietnam, Indonesia, Hong Kong and other destinations on her 'to-do' list.
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