Sulaiman's Chapati @ Taman Tun Sardon, Gelugor, Penang.
I was quite surprised that some of my friends do not even know what is Chapati (a type of roti made from flour by our Indian friends), from this, we can roughly know how hard it is to even find a decent chapati in Penang. Introduced by Criz from Crizfood.com, I came across this chapati stall which can be found at a secretly place at Gelugor-- the Pasar & Balai of Rakyat Gelugor. Its a bit tricky to find this place if you are unfamiliar with the area. From Jalan Yap Chor Ee, drive to the traffic light where you are about to turn into Taman Tun Sardon, take left turn into the small and narrow road, drive straight until you hit a junction which allows you to turn right, take the right route and drive for approximately 3 minutes, you will find this place on your left. Sulaiman sells freshly made chapati, Roti Jala (net bread) and some desserts such as Bubur Kacang (Sweet Mung Beans Desserts). I am not going to post/comment on their Roti Jala as I personally feel that they were just okay, as in nothing special enough to shout over but their Chapati is seriously a must-try. You will be amazed by how soft and fluffy their chapati can be and how delicious is their home made curry. It just makes a light and perfect tea-time snack for me. A friendly reminder, do try to come as early as possible just to avoid disappointment, especially if you wish to savor their curry chicken as they will be selling like hot cakes.
Its highly recommended for you to eat at the food court right beside the stall as the chapati is best when served hot. Soft and fluffy, and the aroma of the chapati is simply irresistible. Each piece of this chapati is priced at Rm 0.80.
There be four types of curry in total which you can choose from, namely the Beef curry, Vegetables Curry, Chicken Curry and Sardine Paste. The pictures shown were about their Sardine Paste, the sardine paste brings a bit of sweetness with a hint of spiciness. The level of spiciness was alright for me, although it will be slightly spicier than most of the curries but nevertheless, it's always good to have a sweet sardine paste aside from those ordinary curry. Sardine paste is one of my most recommended curries/sauces available.
Move on to the next curry sauce-- Beef Curry (Rm 1.60). The thick and rich curry was very flavorful, together with some chopped beef, as well as some potatoes. The combination with the chapati was just perfect, soft on the outside, chewy bites inside, great flavor, great texture. Beef lovers should try this out.
One of the most demanding curry types will be none other than their Chicken Curry (Rm 3). As you can see, the chicken curry is very thick and creamy, unlike those watery and bland curry, this was actually very flavorful and complemented the Chapati/Roti Jala perfectly. This chicken curry is definitely one of the best chicken curry I have ever had. It comes a big size of chicken and a piece of potato too. Highly recommended.
Taste: 8.5/10 (1-3 bad, 4-7 average, 8-10 good)
Price: 7.5/10 (1-3 expensive, 4-7 average, 8-10 cheap)
Parking: 8.5/10 (1-3 bad, 4-7 average, 8-10 good)
Service: 7/10 (1-3 bad, 4-7 average, 8-10 good)
Service Charge: No
Government Tax: No
Address: D-1-7, Taman Tun Sardon, 11700 Gelugor, Penang.
Business Hour: 3pm to 8pm (Closed on every Wednesday)
Contact Number: 012- 594 6116