fatCupid in Langkawi is one of my favourite spots to visit because the food is consistently good from my experiences over the years. It was a recommendation from our good friends who claim this is one of the best restaurants on the island and they might just be right.
Forget about those cafes or western spots in Kuah town or Pantai Cenang – they don’t measure up to the food at fatCupid, I dare say. Images are taken over our visits in close to four years and I’m happy to say that the food remains the same even post pandemic.
For sharing, we had the Signature Tasting Plate (RM28) which comes with pizza bianco, bruschetta and fried wontons. Nothing mind-blowing but it’s a great snack plate if you’re planning to indulge in beer or cocktails.
I’ve always enjoyed the Nyonya Laksa (RM25) at fatCupid; the broth is thick, spicy and aromatic from the generous use of spices and coconut milk. This comes with a choice of egg noodle or rice vermicelli (I like to have them mixed), tofu puffs, hard-boiled egg, shredded chicken and long beans.
It’s my go-to order each time I dine at fatCupid as portion is good and the flavours pack a punch. It can be quite spicy for those with butter tongue so if you’re one of them, you might find yourself reaching for an ice-cold beer every now and then. But it’s worth it.
Jien either orders the Fish & Chips (RM25) or Nyonya Chicken Curry (RM26) – both are good in their own right but I prefer the fish. The batter (beer-battered) is adequately light and crispy, plus the fish used is meaty so you get a good bite from this. That said, I still prefer the fish & chips at Scarborough over this.
The Nyonya Chicken Curry is said to be a recipe from the chef / proprietor’s grandmother. While it’s tasty, it’s not my type of Nyonya chicken curry as it’s not as robust as I like mine to be – the Malacca peranakan way, like what my mother in-law would make.
That said, it is a delicious dish if you don’t have a preference for Nyonya curry like Jien and I do. This comes with stir-fried vegetables, omelette and white rice. Compared to the laksa and fish & chips, portion leans towards the smaller side.
Alcohol is significantly cheaper in Langkawi so you can’t go wrong with beer and cocktails at fatCupid. I can’t remember how many I had but I believe price ranges between RM10 per beer and RM15 onwards per cocktail. FYI, the fatCupid is a bit hard to find so pay attention to Waze and your surroundings. Look out for La Pari Pari; the restaurant is located inside the premise.
Food: 6.5/10 (pork-free)
Verdict: I like coming here for their Nyonya laksa. Hopefully the food is still as good when I visit them next!
Lot 2273 Kampung Tasek Anak,
Jalan Pantai Tengah,
07000 Langkawi, Kedah.