You should check out Aboo Backer if you enjoy a freshly made, hot and crispy Roti Canai; the Indian Mamak place is tucked in one of the heritage houses along Beach Street. The place looks inviting from far, with distinctive kampung Malay decoration; before you could step in, the chances of you bumping into the friendly, chatty proprietor are high. He will greet you and later recommend you on a series of their offering... which includes Malaysians' all time favorite delicacies- Roti Canai, Roti Bakar, Nasi Kandar etc. The place is related to Hameediyah, the oldest Nasi Kandar joints in Penang and the proprietor has plans to refurbish the upper floor of this place to a Nasi Kandar museum. Aboo Backer is located at the start of Beach Street, near to Prangin Road.
Roti Canai (Rm 1/ piece)
Roti Bakar (Rm 1.20) and Half Boiled Egg (Rm 2)
Available all day long, Aboo Backer's Roti Canai was exactly what I expected from an authentic one- hot, crispy and served with an array of lusciously rich Curries. Instead of devouring the Roti Bakar with the Half Boiled Eggs, I decided to try on Roti Canai and they worked well like a magic charm. The Chicken Curry went well with the Roti... slightly sweet but packed a Chili punch. The Beef Kurma was a little tough on texture but nevertheless, a good addition to the variety.
Curry Chicken (Rm 2.80)
Daging Kurma (Rm 3.50)
Teh Limau Ais (Rm 1.50)
Taste: 7/10 (1-3 bad, 4-7 average, 8-10 good)
Price: 7/10 (1-3 expensive, 4-7 average, 8-10 cheap)
Service: 7/10 (1-3 bad, 4-7 average, 8-10 good)
Parking: 6/10 (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
Address: 516, Lebuh Pantai, 10300, Georgetown, Penang.
Business Hours: 7:30 am to 4 pm. Closed on Sundays. *Also closed on 1 pm to 3:30 pm on Fridays for Prayers*
Contact Number: 6016- 447 0194