The food on Air Batang is about the same as everywhere else on Pulau Tioman. Cheap and good Malaysian cuisine is the order of the day and you can also get barbecued food in the evening.
ABC Chalet & Restaurant
Located at ABC Bungalows, ABCD Restaurant serves up a kick-ass breakfast and goes on nonstop throughout the day. Fresh juices are available here as well as all varieties of local favourites such as nasi goreng, mee goreng and nasi lemak. For dinner, they cook up BBQ fish of your choice, depending on the catch of the day. The best part? You are facing an uninterrupted view of the South China Sea as it spreads wide and golden on this far northern side of the village.
Restoran Hijau is located at Nazri’s II (left of the jetty), and is one of the best places to eat on Tioman. Ambience is great, and even though the reggae tunes from Hallo Bar can be heard from here, the setting is generally peaceful. The food is reasonably priced and the servings are plentiful. Their speciality is seafood so be sure to try at least one fish or prawn item. The restaurant also sells wine at RM40 per bottle. Expect loitering kampung cats and kittens to come sneaking up to you for a morsel of food.
Mawar Beach Restaurant
Serving mostly Malaysian cuisine, Mawar Beach Restaurant also will open up some fresh coconuts that cost from 50sen to 2RM. The restaurant opens for all meals but takes a break from 4pm to 7pm.
Painted a pastel green, the restaurant is nice and wide while facing the sea, making for a relaxed and comfortable eating experience.