For lovers of Nasi Briyani, do drop by Restaurant Kapitan at Chulia Street as they serve, I feel, one of the best claypot Nasi Briyani in Penang. There are many varieties and we chose the Chicken Briyani (RM7.00) and the Beef Briyani (RM6.00). The rice flavored with many spices is serve in a claypot and comes with a light curry gravy.
The image above depicts the Claypot Chicken Briyani while the equally superb Beef Briyani is right below – both meats are tender and tastefully marinated while the portion is relatively satisfying.
There were plenty of ready cooked dishes. We chose a plate of pickles and mix vegetable to go with our meal.
Besides the hearty rice, we added a plate of Chicken Cheese Naan costing RM8.50 which comes with some onions, mint sauce, reddish sauce and coleslaw. I personally prefer the Naan that I had in Sri Ananda Bahwan in Tanjung Bunga.
We had a peek inside the open kitchen where they cooked the Naans and the tandoori chicken in the clay oven. The kitchen is filled with the aroma of the grilled chicken.
For drinks, we tried something different. We had the hot Badam Milk (Almond Milk). The pure cow milk is boiled with grinded almond, cashew nuts and raisins in a big kuali. Sugar is added for the sweetness.
Before it is being serve, the milk is “pulled” from one teacup to the other, just like the teh tarik.
The boiled raisins and cashew nuts adds flavor to this soothing and wholesome drink. This is the first time we had this drink and to our surprise, it turns out to be very pleasant indeed.
Just like most Mamak shop, it is open 24 hour and is located at 93, Chulia Street – a block away from the famed Bomba beef koay teow stall. It has a separate dining area, with upstairs fully air-conditioned. A great place for Nasi Briyani and of course a cup of nutritious Badam Milk.
If you can’t make it downtown, drop by their branch in Gurney Tower (outside Gurney Hotel) and another one near Queensbay Mall.
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Other food outlets along Chulia Street :
Sky Hotel Roast Meat
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