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The roti canai at Transfer Road in Penang has been around for a long time and is often packed during weekends and public holidays. It is best to get there before 11am or there might be no curry left for you.



To be honest, the roti canai isn’t great. I found it rather doughy, despite my request for “garing” (crispy). The curries do most of the talking. Chicken curry … beef curry … mutton curry … all thick, spicy and tasty. My favourite of the lot was the beef curry, cooked till tender and aromatic from the assorted spices.



Chicken Curry

I love drinking curry gravy and roti canai banjir is one of my favourite Malaysian snacks to eat, especially when the curries are good. Mix all the curries together and enjoy! Not for those with weak stomach though.


Beef Curry

Despite Ken’s warning to eat light, I ignored his advice and ordered another portion of beef curry. Greedy I know, but I don’t live in Penang so I get the licence to indulge.


Breakfast like a King :D

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Ambiance: 3/10
Price: 6/10
Food: 6/10 (halal)
Verdict: Good curries, but not the roti canai.


Transfer Road Roti Canai
56 Jalan Transfer,
Georgetown, 10050 Penang
Business Hour : 6.30am to 1pm, 3.30pm to 7pm
GPS Coordinates: N 5 25.293 E 100 19.857

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Sean January 25, 2013 - 9:40 am

Wow, flaring crimson curries! Might be a bit too hot to handle for me, but sure looks mouthwatering. I’m more of a dal lover though when it comes to how to flood my roti canai. Creamy, potato-laden dal :D

Bangsar Babe January 25, 2013 - 9:46 am

I like dhal too, but not as much as curry. ;)

Choi Yen January 25, 2013 - 10:54 am

Same here, I like flood my roti canai with curry :) But this roti canai is a bit burnt :P

Bangsar Babe January 25, 2013 - 12:09 pm

Yes, this roti canai wasn’t good. But since the curries not bad, I didn’t mind. :D

Chong January 25, 2013 - 2:18 pm

The sight of the curries is captivating enough. Haha.

Bangsar Babe January 25, 2013 - 2:31 pm

And the taste is better! ;)

Mokky Mok January 26, 2013 - 12:03 am

I love drinking curry too.. especially fish curry i can just drink one whole bowl of it. Some people thought I was crazy but hey… for well deserved tasty curry, worth it!

aaa January 28, 2013 - 10:57 pm

The food totally sucks, and this place is dirty!!!
Not sure why it is famous at all….

Bangsar Babe January 28, 2013 - 11:18 pm

And that’s why the ambiance got a 3/10. :) Where do you recommend for good roti canai and curry in Penang?

aaa February 17, 2013 - 1:03 pm

Ya, kinda put off by the ambience as well! Try Ananda,’s. its opposite Flamingo Hotel in Tjg Bungah.

Gregor November 12, 2013 - 6:35 pm

I had a roti with some chicken curry there today and thought it to be well overpriced. They charged me 6.40 RM for it – the price behind ayam was scratched out so they probably thought they could charge me lots because of my european looks. Compared it to one of your photos and saw that I should have only paid 3.60 – I’ll definitely go back but this time I’ll only pay the local price.

Bangsar Babe November 13, 2013 - 11:08 am

Hi Gregor,

Sorry to hear about your experience. That’s very unethical of them to charge extra. I hope you have better luck next round!

hafiz January 4, 2014 - 3:31 pm

good job bangsar babe…u put halal remarks in ur blog…

Bangsar Babe January 5, 2014 - 11:01 am

Thank you hafiz. :)


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