For lovers of Nasi Kandar and Nasi Briyani, do drop by Restaurant Kapitan at Chulia Street, Penang. Among the many variety of Nasi Briyani, 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 meat are tender and tastefully marinated while the portion is relatively satisfying.
There are 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 kitchen where the naans and the tandoori chickens are prepared in 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 sweetness.
Before serving, the milk is “pulled” from one teacup to the other, just like the teh tarik.
The boiled raisins and cashew nuts added flavor to the soothing and wholesome drink. This is the first time we had this drink and it turns out to be very pleasant indeed.
Just like most Mamak shop, Restaurant Kapitan is open 24 hours. Located at 93, Chulia Street, the restaurant is a block away from the famed Bomba beef koay teow stall. It has a separate dining area upstairs, which is fully air-conditioned.
If you can’t make it downtown, drop by their Gurney Tower branch (outside Gurney Hotel) and the Queensbay Mall branch.
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