Salaam Tandoori Corner is the only tandoori stall in the popular Meldrum Walk. This stall is run by just one man - he does everything by himself. Besides making the naan and tandoori chicken, he delivers the food, collects and washes the used trays, and receives the money.
Watching the artistry of this man in swift action, is in itself an education in multitasking. Really respect this hardworking and cheerful gentleman.
Here is how he makes the naan.
|Each piece of dough is kneaded by hand|
|Flattening the dough with a rolling pin|
|Putting the flattened dough into the tandoor (clay oven)|
|The dough stuck to the inside wall of the tandoor oven|
|The freshly baked naan just out of the tandoor oven|
|Quickly sliced with a pizza cutter while it is still hot|
|Putting the chopped chicken thigh marinated with yogurt, masala and spices into the oven|
|The finishing touches - a dab of spice and squeeze of lime - before the tandoori chicken and naan is served|
The chicken with some charred bits on the outside is fragrant, tender and moist inside, but not too spicy.
The thick naan is slightly crispy with browned bubbles on the outside and tenderly soft inside.
I love this humble stall. The tandoori chicken and naan are made in the traditional, authentic way and taste as good as any much more expensive Indian restaurant that I have tried before.
Restaurant name: Salaam Tandoori Corner
Address: Stall in Meldrum Walk in downtown Johor Bahru
Date visited: 18 Feb 2012