NO doubt Pantai Cenang in Langkawi has many food outlets that can delight most palates. But hidden in Padang Mat Sirat, very near the airport, is a curry house that the regulars pay homage to.
Located next door to a private clinic, the curry house goes by the name
of Kalut. You won't find the name on any signboard, but everyone knows
it. Or at least the regulars do.
I don't know how the outlet got its name, but it's been there for a
long time. With all the development around Padang Mat Sirat right up to
Pantai Cenang, Pantai Kok and Burau Bay, Kalut has survived the test of
Kalut has many meanings, one of which is crazy, or disorderly. I
recall customers rushing for food at the stall in the early days, which
could have prompted the name.
In fact, it survived very well. The house specialty is fish curry
cooked to order. You can select the fish you want and it'll be served
piping hot. Add freshly fried ikan kembong or tenggiri, and you have a
Share a plate of ulam with really spicy sambal belacan and you have a
dinner to remember. I know friends who time their arrival at the
legendary island to coincide with Kalut's opening time -- around 6pm.