Kapitan's, although famous for its Tandoori Chicken, serves a really good variety of food. Open 24 hours a day, it is strategically located along Lebuh Chulia (Chulia Street). I went back to the shop after more than 2 years, and suddenly I appreciated how good the food is.
Chicken Cheese with Nan
I went one late Friday night during the Ramadan month, and as expected, the place was bustling with guests. Some, I guess, was having their meal as they were probably too lazy to have their sahur a few hours later. Apparently, they were serving a Ramadan-only Itik Nila (Muscovy Duck) Briyani. Since this is a once-in-a-year thing, we decided to give it a try. (sorry, no picture). The briyani was excellent. Not too much spices as with some briyani nowadays. The duck was well marinated, although a little bit tough on certain parts. The dahl that came with it is (ok, some of you guys might dispute it) best in the world dahl that I have ever tasted. The white yogurt pickle thing (need to get the name) that came with it was also delicious.
The next day, we went back there for lunch. They didn't serve tandoori chicken then. Not sure whether it's because of the fasting month or they just don't serve it during lunch. I tried the nan and the waiter recommended the "Cheese Chicken". He seem to highly recommend it, so I gave it a try. My partner tried the Lamb Briyani, since they are also quite famous for its briyani.
First, the Cheese Chicken (above picture). Mmmmmm, it tasted super-delicious. The chicken was well marinated, tender and tasty. It doesn't taste like one of those cheezy stuff. It's kinda hard to describe how it tasted, but I was savouring every bite of it. The nan was pretty good as well. The pudina that came with it was delicious. The red sauce had some funny taste to it, so I didn't really had much of it. Again, the dahl was heavenly.
My partner tasted the Lamb Briyani (picture below). I don't really like lamb, but she said was very delicious as well.
I would definitely go back there again in the near future. Have to try their Tandoori set again. The last time I had was some 2 years back, so I can't really remember much. I will update this article once I get more pictures.
Update on 3rd Nov 2007: I went back there to have my lunch. They just ran out of Tandoori Kebab, so I tried their Chicken Chop. At other places, it is usually called "Garlic Chicken". The gravy is Garlic based, where the chopped garlic visible. It comes with fries, mayonnaise and a few slices of cucumber and tomato. The chicken is tender, and at RM5.50, it is pretty a good buy.
Location: On the corner of Lebuh Chulia (Chulia Street) and Lebuh Pitt. Chulia Street is pretty long, and it is located on the Little India side of Chulia Street. The road right in front of it is Lebuh King (King Street).
How to get there:
From Penang Road: Turn into Chulia Street, keep going straight towards the Jetty. Once you pass a set of traffic lights, it will soon appear on your right.
Other famous road nearby are Jalan Masjid Kapitan Keling, Lebuh Pantai (Beach Street) and Pengkalan Weld (Weld Quay).
Time to go: Anytime!