It's Friday so let's all party this weekend. We're due to catch the new movie - Fantastic Four and the Rise of the Silver Surfer so that should be good. Hope I can get tickets for it today or else it will be a super boring weekend.
On to the food which is what all of you tune in for on a daily basis. This time round it's Indian food which is popular among those who work around the Jalan Raja Laut and Jalan Tuanku Abdul Rahman area. This no signboard place is actually called Santa Chapati. Although they have another outlet in Jalan Tun HS Lee, it's this particular one which serves the best food.
In the mornings, it's roti canai (70 sens) which is crispy. I really like the texture of this roti canai as it reminds me of the crispy ones I get at Raju's. Only thing is they pre-cook the roti canais and it's served to you slightly cold.
The star of this place is of course their chapati (RM1) - really fluffy with the slightly crispy tops. There's a man in front of the restaurant making these constantly and you pick one from the basket.
You can eat your chapati with their keema or dhal. Both are equally good but I prefer the keema. If you're vegetarian, you can opt to eat your chapati with bean sprouts and tofu. Their dhal is extra thick here and cooked on a daily basis. It's so popular that they use a gunny sack of lentils every day. During lunch time, their curries with rice is also popular and most people go for their Mutton Masala. The restaurant is quite small so you'll need to share your table with others which gives it a nice communal feeling.
I was also told that this chapati is a favourite of our Prime Minister. Although he doesn't visit this place anymore, he does request for it to be packed back to his residence. I've attached a scanned copy of a cartoon by Reggie Lee depicting him with his newly wedded wife talking about his breakfast choices. Published by the Star yesterday, it's so appropriate to share it with all of you even though it's not nasi lemak.
No. 64, Lorong Gombak
Off Jalan Tuanku Abdul Rahman
Tel No: 016 – 312 0670/ 012 205 5037
(Halal. Open from 6.30 am to 5pm for Monday to Friday. They close at 3pm on Saturday and Sunday is a rest day. The restaurant is right next to Nasi Kandar Haji Ibrahmsa. To get here from Jalan Raja Laut, take the first right turn and then the left turn into the lane parralel to Jalan Tuanku Abdul Rahman. You will see the green coloured shop on your right hand side which is directly behind Menara Tun Razak which is also known as Menara Tradewinds. )
*Disclaimer: The opinions expressed here is entirely based on my personal tastebuds and may vary for others. The reviewer also declares that she has not received any monetary or non-monetary compensation from the restaurant for writing this review.
Tagged with: Malaysian Food + Chapati + Roti Canai