The Gulai House at The Datai Langkawi

Datai Bay Restaurants

The Gulai House at The Datai Langkawi is one of Langkawi’s best places to enjoy authentic Malay and Indian dishes whilst being surrounded by a 10 million year-old rainforest. Built in the form of a traditional wooden village house, the award-winning eatery is divided into several al fresco dining sections and decorated with candle-lit alcoves, organza drapes, as well as low tables and comfortable cushions placed on hand-woven mats.

Great for sampling a variety of signature Malay dishes in a single sitting, The Gulai House’s sampling platter comprises of otak-otak (grilled fish and prawns wrapped in banana leaf), sate ‘gamelan’ (beef and chicken satay served with peanut sauce), ketam goreng ranggup (deep-fried soft shell crab), and kerabu ayam (chicken mango salad)

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For mains, the rending daging (RM80) is a spicy ensemble of slow cooked tenderloin beef well-seasoned with local spices, blue ginger, lemongrass, and grated coconut. The succulent and flavourful meat is best paired with (steamed white rice RM12) and crispy papadum (Indian lentil crackers). Seafood lovers will enjoy the ikan bakar berulam (RM83), which consists of a fresh coral grouper filler coated with local herbs and finely chopped vegetables before it’s baked in banana leaves. Another signature seafood dish is the sup ketam berserai (RM45), which has been on The Gulai House’s menu for over 20 years.
Catering to its international clientele, the restaurant offers a selection of wines, champagnes, liquor, and beer. We highly recommend Beaujolais-Village, Domaine Des Marrans 2010 (RM30 per glass) or Gewurztraminer, Reserve Personnelle, A. Kuentz 2011 (RM35 per glass), both of which complement the rich flavours of The Gulai House’s dishes. For dessert, we highly recommend the cendol pulut (RM28), a traditional Malay dessert that consists of shaved ice, coconut milk, palm sugar, sticky rice, and red kidney beans.

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The Datai Langkawi

The Datai Langkawi Malaysia can take its fair share of credit for instigating the gentrification of Langkawi Island when it opened in 1993.Reachable via a long winding road, this sprawling five-star luxury collection hotel is tucked away within a lush rainforest in Datai Bay.20km west of Kuah, it is an icon in Langkawis hotel landscape and offers a total of 124 secluded villas set on paths leading down to a private bay and the hotels white sand beach.There are six room types in total, with each unit sparing no expense when it comes to in-room decor - think polished dark wood floors and beige-upholstered, heavy Balinese-style furniture offset by fluffy white duvets and heavy linen curtains. Read More...

The Gulai House

  • Opening Hours: Daily 18:00 – 22:30
  • Address: The Datai Langkawi, Jalan Teluk Datai
  • Tel: +604 959 1088
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