If it wasn’t for Ken, we wouldn’t have tried the famous Tandoori Chicken at Ampang although the raves have been enormous; it just skipped our eat list somehow.
The well-known Tandoori place that has been always referred to the one opposite Ampang Point & nestled next to a guitar shop (Galeri Guitar) within a hawker centre, the small bustling stall is manned by Uncle Arumugam.
Tandoori Chicken has been my favourite order at the workplace cafe but with Arumugam’s treat around, I put that aside.
Uncle Arumugam’s Tandoori Chicken – RM4.50
Bursting with flavours, Uncle Aru marinated the chicken well in yoghurt, lemon juice & with plenty of spices like the chili powder to give it a fiery red coat then grilled at high temperature in and over the tandoor (clay oven). These are famous for their amazingly juicy, tender and well flavoured criteria. Fret not as it’s meat texture is not dry. Pairing it with a couple of naans would be perfect.
Butter Naan – RM2.00
The dough if flattened and tossed into the side of the tandoor. Cooked over high heat, these produces the crispy ends and concurrently, soft texture in the middle with minimal burnt flavours to complete it.
Garlic Naan – RM 2.50
Just love the garlic taste! Don’t mind the after taste at all as it’s worth trying.
*Please be noted about the waiting time. Though we went there during weekdays, patrons and Uncle Aru’s regulars are pouring in. But still, it’s worth checking out.
Uncle Arumugam’s Tandoori & Naan stall
Tandoori stall next to Galeri Guitar
Directly opposite Ampang Point, next to Galeri Guitar, near Empire Furniture Gallery and SSF
Off Jalan Ampang
Tel: 012-354 5624
Business hours: 6.30pm till 1am. Rest days are not fixed
How to get there? (Adapted from Masak-Masak)
- Pass Ampang Point shopping mall, take a right at the first traffic light
- Go staright and follow the curve of the road through the housing estate to lead you back to Jalan Ampang.
- There will be a row of stalls tucked at a corner on your left hand side, next to a row of shophouses facing Jalan Ampang.
- The stalls are also near Empire Furniture Gallery and SSF.
- Tandoori stall is at the end nearest to Jalan Ampang.