Saturday, November 5, 2016

Roti Bakar Kacang Phool @ Sri Tanjung Pinang, Tanjung Tokong, Penang.

There's a hidden gem tucked in the Malay hawker center at Sri Tanjung Pinang, off the main street to Straits Quay (beside Island Plaza). The unpretentious and frill-free stall boasts over a Middle Eastern-influenced delicacy... Kacang Phool, a type of addictive meat sauce served with Toast. While they are well-known for their Kacang Phool, they are not a one-trick pony; they offer a wide range of local Malay delicacies namely Roti Jala, Roti Bakar with Kaya Butter etc. If you need suggestion or have any questions over their products, the very articulate Malay owner is more than happy to assist you. To find Roti Bakar Kacang Phool.... from Jalan Tanjung Tokong turn into Jalan Sri Tanjung Pinang right next to Island Plaza (the route to Straits Quay), turn left into the first junction and drive for another minute. The hawker center is on your right and Roti Bakar Kacang Phool is the first stall, facing the main road. 

Kacang Phool Set (Beef or Chicken/ Rm 6)

Roti Jala (Rm 4.50)

We were very excited to try their Kacang Phool Set- Middle Eastern-influenced delicate meat sauce (choose between Chicken or Beef) topped with Sunny Side Up and served with a soft-pillowy thick Toast. The combination was carefully thought through; albeit thick, the Toast was soft inside with crispy edges, just perfect to scoop up the meat sauce. The meat sauce resembles qualities of Bolognese sauce with a bold Tomato flavor followed with a sleek spicy kick; we were told to squeeze some fresh Lime juice over the concoction for a more refreshing touch. The sauce was good on its own but even better with the mix of the flowing Egg Yolk, definitely something that one should look forward to.

Another signature dish of theirs- Roti Jala paled when in comparison with the Kacang Phool Set. The Chicken Curry lacked the X factor and the spiciness was rather muted. The Roti Jala was more of a standard-average one... just a decent Roti Jala in our opinion. 

Taste: 7.5/10 (1-3 bad, 4-7 average, 8-10 good)
Service: 7/10 (1-3 bad, 4-7 average, 8-10 good)
Price: 7.5/10 (1-3 expensive, 4-7 average, 8-10 cheap)
Parking: 7/10 (1-3 bad, 4-7 average, 8-10 good)
Ambiance: 6.5/10 (1-3 bad, 4-7 average, 8-10 good)
Service Charge: No
Government Tax: No

Additional Information:
Address: Kompleks Penjaja Desiran Tanjung, Jalan Desiran Tanjung 3, Sri Tanjung Pinang, 10470, Tanjung Tokong, Penang.
Business Hours: 8:30 am to 9 pm. Closed on Mondays.
Contact Number: 6019- 220 1355

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