Best Chapati in Penang

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Need a slap? Hold on! "Chapat" means slab in Hindi, which describes the traditional way to preparing this thin dough goodness and how chapati got its name. This dish was introduced by immigrants back then, today it’s a staple food that is immediately appealing. Be it health concern diners or fussy children, chapati habitually comes to the rescue. This soft flatbread that takes the shape of a Vinyl’s, has the liberality to be paired with endless choices of dishes, from dhal till spicy meats or good on its own. There are a dime and a dozen choices in Penang, yet we have scoured nooks and alleys and hand-picked the finest for you!

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    Waterfall CafeHalal a81b201f94b2180a29928950eefa06850871fc85c2ba8fcb39753bdbcdfb49cfCertified
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    Speaking of breathtaking ambiance, this cafe is tucked amidst lush greenery and overlooking the Botanical Garden, epitomes a beautiful canvas painting. It’s a huge cafe, filled with choices of local delights, yet their chapati stall tops the chart. It’s a meal where locals go kick start their morning right, hearty and healthy, as the soft bread is paired with regular dhal and a lip-smacking sardine sambal. Dabble in both the condiments, and you’ll never complain till the final bite. All you go to do next is take on the day, be it jogging or hiking, this chapati has your back. 

    Tips

    Get in early as it’s among the quick sellers.

    Things to expect

    Homey style chapati, thosai and roti canai

    Best with

    Sardine Sambal

    Price

    RM1.00 to RM10.00

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    Waterfall Cafe View restaurant

    Near the entrance of Botanical Gardens, Jalan Kebun Bunga, 10350 , Georgetown, Penang
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    0124525580

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    08:30AM—07:30PM
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    For many Penangites, this unassuming restaurant has remained as their evergreen breakfast spot that sets the mood straight away. Nestled in the heart of Little India, it’s rather easy to spot after a recent facelift, with a striking green signboard. The most cherished dish is certainly their chapati, which is griddled meticulously on both sides, till a fluffy and chewy texture is achieved. There are myriad of dishes to couple your hot bread, from fried chicken to minced mutton or beef, yet their sardine sambal takes the cake! Thick, richly spiced and aromatic, you’ll stack up more chapatis to mop this irresistible gravy clean. 

    Tips

    Gather your convives, share all those dishes

    Things to expect

    Cheap and fabulous chapati

    Best with

    Teh Tarik

    Price

    RM0.80 to RM8.00

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    Maj Restaurant View restaurant

    Lebuh Ah Quee, 10300, Georgetown, Penang
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    Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
    07:00AM—06:00PM
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    Sulaiman ChapatiHalal a81b201f94b2180a29928950eefa06850871fc85c2ba8fcb39753bdbcdfb49cfCertified
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    Tucked in the tranquil neighbourhood of Taman Tun Sardon, this old-school pushcart stall has been stacking up reputations as one of the best roti jala and chapatis in the island. During peak hours, the crowd completely camouflages the stall and it would be insane not to join them. Sights of captivating curries are the anchor point, which complements the soft and ethereal chapati which are a pleasure to the palate. The minced beef is imbued with rich spices and the meat just awes you with the tenderness, while their sardine sambal taps your taste buds with a spicy kick. 

    Tips

    Their bubur kacang is good too

    Things to expect

    Amazing curries

    Best with

    Minced beef and sardine sambal

    Price

    RM1.00 to RM8.00

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    Sulaiman Chapati View restaurant

    D-1-7, Taman Tun Sardon, 11700, Georgetown, Penang
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    0125946116

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    Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
    03:00PM—08:00PM
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    Our everyday life is packed with hustle and bustle, yet we all need to slow down, put our feet up and spend valuable time with our loved ones. Why not add enjoying authentic South and North Indian cuisines into the list as well? Annalaskhmi is a spacious pure-vegetarian restaurant which has earned praises of all walks of life, moreover, you can pay as per your heart. Their chapatti is utterly soft, served with vegetable curry, dhal and spicy potato. Regulars prefer opting for their set meal, which consists of rice, abundance of vegetables, crispy papadams, curries and a slice of chapati, you devour all goodness in one platter. After filling your tummy, stroll around the soothing gardens and be amazed by students practicing cultural dances and instruments, you’ll be tempted to join them too. 

    Tips

    Never miss their roti jala

    Things to expect

    Authentic and healthy Indian food

    Best with

    Coffee and mango lassi

    Price

    RM3.00 to RM10.00

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    Annalakshmi @ Temple of Fine Arts View restaurant

    1, Babington Avenue, Off Barrack Road, 10450, Georgetown, Penang
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    042288575

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    Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
    11:30AM—02:30PM
    Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
    06:00PM—09:30PM
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    Along Queens Street, lies this humble stall where your eyes will definitely clap onto the way the flatbreads are prepared while your stomach starts to growl. The chapati is grilled under blistering fire from charcoal hunks, which makes it above from the rest. With such technique results an amazing texture, the bread comes out feathery, with tad of crispiness and a pleasing smoky aroma of the charcoal. It’s usually paired with a mildly spiced curry filled with chickpeas, which might sound simple yet it’s a mouthful of heaven. You can dine at Restaurant Sulltania, sip frothy teh tarik while looking at the world go by. 

    Tips

    During peak hours, patience is virtue

    Things to expect

    Healthy and cheap meal

    Best with

    Teh Tarik

    Price

    RM1.00 to RM5.00

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    Restoran Sultania View restaurant

    Lebuh Queen, George Town, 10200, Georgetown, Penang
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    042636744

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    Every day
    11:00AM—10:00PM
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    Spanning few decades, Ramzan Nasi Kandar is among the most sought-after restaurant is Penang when your belly begs for a plate of Penang’s pride meal. However, sharing the fame is their chapati which seems to be a surprise to many till they gobble down their scrumptious flatbread. It’s made fresh, served piping hot and it’s a joy tearing it apart with the mildest effort. No plate of chapati is complete without their minced beef gravy, with has perfect balance of savoury and spicy. Envelope the rich gravy into the fluffy bread, it’s a party in your mouth. 

    Tips

    Try their nasi kandar too

    Things to expect

    Crowd chocking restaurant

    Best with

    Teh tarik

    Price

    RM1.00 to RM8.00

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    Ramzan Nasi Kandar View restaurant

    Lebuh Ah Quee, 10200, Georgetown, Penang
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    042614967

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    Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
    06:30AM—06:30PM
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    Sri Anandha Bahwan Tanjung BungahPork free d90bfb235d64e73ff14d8ad65b89aaab71a3af43962907cb9cd494af0a63fa21

    Among the most admired Indian restaurants on the island with numerous branches and treasure trove of dishes to pick. For a garden-style backdrop and a stone’s throw away from the scenic Tanjung Bungah beach, make your way to this branch. Upon entering, be greeted by tempting and colourful spread of Indian cuisines, from tandooris till banana leaf meals, everything rates delicious. Rather overlooked or unknown is their chapatis, which is served warm with a spongy texture. And health advocates, cheer up, look beyond biryani or naans as the chapatis here bind well with the tandoori goodness and spellbinding range of curries. 

    Tips

    Make reservations if you’re bringing in a large group

    Things to expect

    Amazing Indian Cuisine

    Best with

    Fresh coconut juice or Lassies

    Price

    RM2.00 to RM10.00

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    Sri Ananda Bahwan Tanjung Bungah View restaurant

    14, Jalan Tanjong Bungah, 11200, Georgetown, Penang
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    048909771

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    07:00PM—11:00PM
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