Restoran Manzur Capati Nasi Beriani Alor Setar Kedah
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Restoran Manzur Capati Nasi Beriani Alor Setar Kedah Overview
“MANZUR, you forgot to charge those customers. Do you want me to go after them?” a burly Malay man, obviously a regular, exclaims loudly after noticing a couple leaving without making payment.His rather loud remark catches everyone’s attention, including that of the sole proprietor of Manzur Capati, Manzur Zainul Abidin.
The smartly dressed man, who wouldn’t look out of place in an office, looks up and smiles calmly.His voice low, he replies: “I gave the food for free because I found out that they don’t have money even for a decent meal.”Silence greets his reply but there’s a look of utmost admiration on the faces of the diners there for his kind gesture.
The shop, aptly named Manzur Capati, is located directly behind Alor Star’s old General Post Office. It’s exactly 4pm and the place is just a shadow of itself compared to the bustle of lunch time.
With just an hour to go before closing time, I take my place in the queue. Thanks to the rather sizeable work force, service is quick and efficient.With just two more people in front, I mentally prepare my order. The chicken-based dishes here are the most popular and with six different versions available, Manzur’s customers are certainly spoilt for choice.
My favourite is the ayam kampung (free range chicken), which is slow-cooked in a delightful mix of aromatic spices and curry powder.“Kari ayam kampung, acar campur (mixed pickled vegetables), daging hitam (beef cooked in dark sauce) dan teh o ais limau (ice lemon tea),” repeats Manzur when I eventually give him my order.
Noticing that I’m the last in the queue, he slows down his otherwise hectic pace at the capati counter and takes some time off to chat.LIFE PRINCIPLES.Our conversation inevitably returns to his earlier act of generosity.
The 58-year-old’s eyes light up as he confides: “Money isn’t everything in this world. We come with nothing and will one day leave that same way too. So the quest for financial gain will never usurp the warm and personal relationship I enjoy with all my customers.
”The sudden arrival of a group of people prompts me to make way for Manzur to resume his work. There’s ample seating available and I find myself at a choice spot under a fast whirring fan.As always, the quality of the food served here has remained consistent over the years. This comes as no surprise as I’ve noticed Manzur taking regular trips to the kitchen at the back to ensure that his chefs remain true to his time-tested cooking techniques.
“Why are you so late today? You usually come very early to beat the lunch time crowd,” he quips, appearing in front of me half an hour later. Setting aside his apron, he sits down at the stainless steel table directly across me.
He lets out a little chuckle when I reply: “My assignment in Sungai Petani ended later than expected. The option of having a late lunch there didn’t seem as attractive as the prospect of enjoying your food here.”
My suspicion that Manzur is done for the day is proven correct when his cleaning staff start hauling the empty aluminium basins and other serving utensils to the washing area at the back. I’ve always wanted to know more about this man whom many in Alor Star turn to for lunch and this seems as good a time as any.
Manzur Capati dan Nasi Beriani Alor Setar
Ini adalah kedai yang sangat popular hanya bagi penggemar capati dan nasi beriani. Manzur capati terletak di gerai makan tepi Masjid Nagore Alor Setar menyajikan masakan tengahari yang ‘special’. Walaupun terletak di lokasi yang susah untuk orang ramai jumpa membuatkan restoran ini dikunjungi peminat setia atau pengunjung lama. Food hunter seperti kami pasti akan sampai ke sini.
Menu yang ‘special’ adalah capati dan nasi beriani. Anda harus mencubanya!
What people say Restoran Manzur Capati Nasi Beriani Alor Setar Kedah?
"Reviewed 24 December 2018"
With an experience of over 40 years Manzur is the mastercraft of capati dining, complete with chunks of chicken, free-run chicken, lamb and beef to suit your taste-buds !
~Date of visit: November 2018~
" Reviewed 10 August 2018"
One of the greatest curry places I have dined in in whole my life. they have a great variety of curries from the midlest to the hottelst. Also they offers special meat cuts with their curry. Their mango lassi and massi choices are really fresh. Try also their sweets. Great place also for vegetarians
~Date of visit: December 2017~
"Reviewed 16 December 2015"
"Authentic Chapatis and Biryani"
You can get really nice soft chapatis here. the curries are also very delicious. Nasi Beriani is served only on certain days. They also have exotic animal parts as dishes such as goat's colon curry, gizzard stir fried and liver curry which is simply yummy !!
~Date of visit: February 2015~
" Reviewed 19 May 2019"
"King of Capati"
School or public holiday has never been this interesting by visiting parents at hometown or balik kampung, I will not miss to eat capati and nasi beriani in the next day.
Nasi beriani is very delicious. The price is also reasonable. Services quite fast. Really enjoy the food!
~Date of visit: December 2017~
Tel: +60 13-488 6000
1 Gerai No. | Jalan Nagore, 05000, Alor Setar, Malaysia
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