Tandoori Chicken Pow Wow@Pak Putra, Melaka

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Located nearby another must-come place in Melacca, asam pedas Laksamana, Pak Putra gained great fame as one of the hot spots for a good supper meal.

The place was full, with both locals and angmohs, busy eating these delicious food. I guess travel sites had already helped PP reach out to many foreigners considering the large caucasian crowd present when I arrived here.

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The Tandoori was actually not bad. It is one of PP’s most hightly sought after dish. Although the tandoori seemed a little more fried-like to me rather than grilled, but the flavouring and marination compensated for the slight downfall.

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The setting was no different from any mamaks, except that the waiters spoke better English and were able to recommend dishes better, from their improved probing skills.

The butter chicken (apologies on the lousy photos as it was really quite dark where we were seated), was yummulicious! Tenderlicious chicken chunks with creamylicious gravy, filled with the fragrant aroma of ghee. RM9/pot.

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The Bendi ghobi was filled with wok hei! Gravy was like thickened dhall with actual potato chunks inside. The spicy wok hei gravy coated each slice of lady fingers perfectly. RM 6.

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To balance off the heavy flavours of spices and aroma, a plain naan did just fine to bring the yin and yang into our meal. The best naan, still went to Fiercer’s!

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The naan expert was a rather friendly one too. He gladly allowed me to slow down his speed of baking for a slight bit, to take a couple of photos of the fluffy naans cooking their way in the round clay furnace. Full respect to this chef as I could not bear even 5minutes standing next to this super hot thing. And he needs to be next to it from 6pm to 2pm everyday. His skin must be made of heat repellant.

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Kudos also to the chef in charge of the tandoori chicken grilling. It was some really crazy heat even just standing a near distance away, and this fellow was literally by its side for hours. These guys must be some sorta X-Men super power chefs with heat-repellant skin suits!

Total damage was RM 15/pax. Wasn’t bad actually for the quality and quantity of food were got. Definitely a worthy try and it deserves another return. Next trip!

Address:
Pak Putra Tandoori & Naan
Jalan Laksamana 4,
75200, Melaka.
Tel: 012-601 5876
Opening hours: 6.00 pm-2.00 am (Tuesdays – Sundays)

A “hmmmm…” feeling@Pasir Pinji Under The Tree Yong Tau, Ipoh

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On the way back to Taiping, the sudden urge of foodieventuring in Ipoh made me do the 360 degree drift..eeeeeeeekkkkkk. *screeches*

Here I am, nicely parked right in front of Pasir Pinji YTF. It had been at least 2 years or so since I last came to this place. Much had changed, the most glaring one…the workers’ uniform! Looked pretty patriotic, and blue and yellow themed.

First stop: phak ping su! Koreans would call that. Red bean ice. To cool off the body from the humidity.

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My jaw dropped when I took out my wallet. All of these…for only RM 12…??? I was expecting to pay RM 20 already.

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Everyone who talks about this place will definitely recognize this! This white carrot-radish fried cake with the garlic chilli sauce. Kaboom!

I was a little excited to eat it..after all…it had been a good two years away from it. After my first bite ….”hmmmmm….”

The excitement tapered down a little. It was a little too oily and unlike before, where the white pieces are smaller and more compact, they were quite large this time and very porous in between. They were also not crunchy and crispy. The oomph factor was lost.

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The plate of kueh teow with soy sauce was rather ordinary, with exception of Ipoh’s well renowned short, fat and juicy bean sprouts. Oh well, I expected them to be ordinary anyway, as the star dishes were the YTF, not the noodles. Only problem was that the stars were dimmer this time around….

Gosh, the motivation to return here in future seems a little less now. But that is just for this corner of Ipoh, tonssss of great food in many more corners of Ipoh!

Address:
Under the big tree Ipoh Yong Tau Foo,
652, Jalan King,
Pasir Pinji,
31650 Ipoh, Perak.
Tel : 0125245408 (Rico)
Opening Hours : 8.30am – 5.30pm

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