If you find yourself at Kangar looking for a spot for lunch or dinner, Restaurant OK (search OK Kedai Makanan & Minuman or see link below) is surely a place worth checking out.

OK restaurant, Kangar, Perlis
OK restaurant, Kangar, Perlis

Situated just across from the Kangar morning market, this is one of the most popular “tai chao” restaurants at the area. The set up is pretty standard, there’s plastic tables and chairs, some old photographs on the walls, and no menu to be found.

Like most old school restaurants such as this one, a bit of conversation is required to get what you want, and for here, northern style Hokkien is preferred, but Mandarin will do too.

For the four of us, we ordered four dishes to go with rice, and some iced barley drinks to counter the afternoon heat.

The condiment here are the usual cili padi in soy sauce, and a pretty fragrant homemade sambal that carries a hint of Thai influence.

home made cili sauce, pork belly w/ yam, fish curry
home made cili sauce, pork belly w/ yam, fish curry

Our lunch started with their pork belly with yam, presentation wasn’t as pretty as some but it was beautifully executed, the fatty bits of the pork was soft, the yam was done just nice, and the meat portion tender. Love it.

Curry fish is one of their signature dishes here and came in clay pot, it was spicy, fragrant, and very addictive, a must order.

Thai style tofu, bitter gourd with bean sprouts
Thai style tofu, bitter gourd with bean sprouts

Their Thai style tofu was another dish we asked for, and being so close to the Thai border, naturally this dish did not disappoint. Careful about it though, the tofu is super hot when served!

Lastly, we also had some bitter gourd with bean sprouts (who thought of this combination?), an unlikely marriage that worked surprisingly well I must say.

Overall lunch was plenty awesome, and cost us RM 72 all in.

kedai makanan dan minuman ok, kangar

Address:
OK Kedai Makanan & Minuman
59, Jalan Jubli Perak,
Pusat Bandar Kangar,
01000 Kangar, Perlis
GPS: 6.363964, 100.190946
Tel: 04-976 0551

KY eats – Wholesome Lunch (non-halal) Restoran OK at Kangar, Perlis
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12 thoughts on “KY eats – Wholesome Lunch (non-halal) Restoran OK at Kangar, Perlis

    • July 19, 2022 at 8:33 am
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      Choi Yen: me too actually!

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  • July 18, 2022 at 5:32 pm
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    So I see the food here is more than ok…lol. The pork belly yam so small portion, like one piece each! :O I think bean sprouts would work in many vegetable dishes to give it that crunch. I’ve seen it done with dragon chives so far. The tofu looks super crispy. Ordering in Hokkien or Mandarin…oops, no can do! ūüėČ

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    • July 19, 2022 at 8:34 am
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      eatwhateatwhere: Haha ya, memang small portion, and i think that’s similar to most food in Northern part, usually smaller & cheaper so you can order more!

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  • July 22, 2022 at 10:16 am
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    Come to Sibu and more often than not, you will have to order in Mandarin too…or worse, Foochow! LOL!!!
    The food here looks really good – I am drawn to that pork belly with yam dish! Don’t think we have that here.

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    • July 24, 2022 at 7:41 pm
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      suituapui: haha I’ll have to stick with mandarin if I’m at sibu for sure!

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  • July 23, 2022 at 7:00 am
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    I’m a bettafish breeder I love love love love love malaysia atot I also love the maylasian bloodline fighter plakat bettafish I think their the king of the bettafish world I’m getting a male malaysia fighterplakat bettafish and breeding it with a female machachai bettafish to make a new generation of fighter plakat bettafish. There’s a new rival fish to the malaysia fighter plakat betta it the southern and northern {studfish} I want to see the malaysia fighter plakat defeat it

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    • July 24, 2022 at 7:42 pm
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      Xmegatron10: that.. is an interesting hobby for sure.

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  • August 2, 2022 at 12:49 pm
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    OK seems a bit of a poor goal for a restaurant. I wonder what it stands for; surely not okay.

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    • August 3, 2022 at 11:05 am
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      Monica: perhaps small town people are more.. humble. haha.

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