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Food - Asian University Presidents Forum 2013 - Universiti Malaysia Perlis
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Eating out in Perlis is a real gastronomic adventure. Restaurants are found almost everywhere in Kangar. Halal (Muslim), non-halal (non-Muslim) and halal-fast food are readily available.

a) Halal Food (Muslim)

Malay Food Restaurants or stalls serving Malay food can be found nearby the Kangar Bus Station and next to the Store in the middle of Kangar. Many others are located along the main roads out of  Kangar.

  • Anjung Keli, a very popular Malay restaurant serving local dishes. It is located nearby Sekolah Syed Putra and the Perlis Teachers College.
  • Laksa Kak Su Kuala Perlis is best known for its ‘laksa beras’ (rice noodles in fish gravy and ‘Pulut Udang’ (gulitinous rice with shrimp paste). The outlet is located at No 97, Jalan Siakap 1, Kuala Perlis. Pekan Kuala Pelris, besides Haffah grocery shop behind CIMB bank.
  • Indian Food Restoran Nasi Kandar Pokok Petai, Mata Ayer. You can enjoy ‘Roti Canai’ and ‘Nasi Kandar’ (curry rice) for breakfast.
  • Nasi Kandar Yasmeen, Arau. Located nearby the C-Mart ShoppingComplex, Arau. They serve Nasi Kandar, Roti Canai, Tandoori Chicken , Honey Chicken and Curry.
  • Nasi Kandar Abdul Halim, Kangar. Located next to KWSP Kangar building. They are well known for Nasi Kandar, Roti Canai, Capati and Tandoori Chicken.

Local and Western Food

There are also two Secret Recipe in Perlis, one in Kangar at No 275, Jalan Baru, Taman Pengkalan Asam, Kangar (close to the School of Business Innovation and Technopreneurship) and another at 11, Persiaran Putra TImur 1, Jeti Pelabuhan, Kuala Perlis.

Kopitiam is located next to the KWSP building in Kangar. It serves local favourite such as fried rice and noodles. It is also a popular place for western food.

b) Non-Halal  Food

Kow Ping Restaurant is located at Jalan Bukit Lagi near the KWSP building. Serve Chicken Rice and Kuey Teow.

Coffee and Food Restaurant, CCS Embassi at Jalan Bukit Lagi. Located next to the Ten Ten Supermarket.

Mahkota Restaurant is one of the cheaper restaurants located behind the Bank Simpanan Nasional (BSN) building. They serve Mee, Laksa, Mee Jawa and etc.

Tai Teong Restaurant is located nearby to the KWSP building. They serve Nasi Goreng (Fried Rice) , Noodles and Kuey Teow.

Friendly Restaurant is nearby the KWSP building. They serve Noodles, Kuey Teow and Seafood.

c) Fast Food (Halal Food)

There are four Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC) Chain stores in Perlis. Two in Kangar (located at Jalan Bukit Lagi and opposite Kayangan Square at Jalan Penjaran which is operated 24 hours), one in Kuala Perlis (opposite the jetty to Langkawi) and the other one in Arau (Nearby the C-Mart Complex).

Pizza Hut is located nearby the KWSP Building and is opposite to the Kangar’s KFC outlet.

Domino’s Pizza and Secret Recipe are located near UniMAP’s PPIPT Complex

d) Seafood

Kuala Perlis is famous for its seafood. There are numerous restaurants serving seafood there.

Chinese Restaurant

Hai Thien Restaurant, Kuala Perlis. Located nearby the jetty to Langkawi. Some of the most popular dishes are Stuffed Dough Sticks/ Crullers, Yau Char Kwai with Mayonaise, Thai_style Steamed Fish (Hokkien call ‘Siam Chui’), Sha Po Tauhu, Kam Heong Mantis Prawns, etc.

Malay Restaurant

Medan Ikan Bakar, Kuala Perlis. Seafood is a very popular food in Perlis especially in Kuala Perlis. Ikan Bakar (grilled fish) is grilled with special hot sauce. It is located opposite to Putra Brasmana Hotel nearby the jetty to Langkawi Island. Some of the popular seafood are grilled Fish (ikan Bakar) , seafood Tom Yam , batter-fried Squids with Sweet Chilli Sause, etc.