Cuisine : Naan & Tandoori
Recommended For : A simple dinner out
Catphobia-Friendly? : No! There’s a chief cat amongst the cat clan here about the size of Richard Parker
We’re pretty sure this naan place, despite its immense fame for reputably having the Best Naans in Town, is actually nameless. Some call it ‘that naan place opposite Ampang Point’, some ‘naan sebelah Galeri Guitar’, and some fondly refer to it as Uncle Aru’s. The lack of an official name does nothing to deter its steady flow of customers: mention ‘naan in Ampang’ and undoubtedly this is the first place that will pop to mind.
There’s a perfectly good reason why Arumugam’s is as well-loved as it is. The naans more than live up to their reputation; crisp and crusty on the outside, soft and pillowy on the inside. Its thinness also means there’s none of that atrocious doughy-chewy texture. Garlic Butter Naan (RM3) is our all-time favourite, but even just having it on its own (Plain Naan RM1.50) is just as good.
Going through the menu, there’s an interesting selection of side dishes to go along with the naans. The Chicken Tandoori (RM5) is an unquestionable MUST! Well-marinated and amazingly juicy! Of all things, we would go for the Sardine (RM3). Just love their super-spicy twist on this ubiquitous canned fish.
Juicy Chicken Tandoori
How about you guys? Do you have a favourite side dish that you always have here? Or perhaps any other good naan places to recommend? We’d love to hear from you! =)
Arumugam’s Naan & Tandoori
Jalan 5 (opposite Ampang Point)
55000 Kuala Lumpur
T: +6012 354 5624
How to Get There:
On Jalan Ampang, once you reach Ampang Point on your left, go straight until you see a traffic light with De Palma Hotel at the corner. Turn right and pass by a row of shoplots on your left. At the end of the road, with an apartment building on your left, turn right, and then right again. Go straight along the road, and at the junction, turn right again. You will see the stalls area at the end of the road.
7p.m. – 1 a.m.
Roadside parking right by the stall.