Seymour Cakes and was kind enough to belanja ( treat ) me and another friend of mine to a dinner at Nasi Kandar Kayu a week ago.
It was my first time at this extremely famous place. Nasi Kandar Kayu originated from Penang and has since opened up a few branches here and there. The one we went to was located in SS2. According to Seymour who's a true blue Penangnite, the Nasi Kandar Kayu in SS2 is better than the one they have in Penang. Which is surprising because after all Penang is the home of Nasi Kandar!
Anyways I took some pictures that night including a picture of an unbelievably high roti-tisu. Sadly I corrupted my phone's memory card in a Bluetooth transfer accident before I was able to save the pictures to my hard disk.
I was thoroughly impressed with the food. The Nasi Kandar I had was with sotong ( squid ) but the food was un-Godly expensive. My dish cost RM13 while Seymore who had Nasi Kandar with chicken paid about RM8. But that was only the first impression.
Remembering the great food I had the first time I went back there 3 days later with Siew Toh but that day it sucked! What the hell went wrong?
These pictures taken during my second visit to Kayu. I had rice with sotong again. Somehow or rather it wasn't as good as when I first had it. Maybe it's just psychological but on my second visit it simply tasted plain.The way they serve their roti-canai ( and variations ) is pretty cute. They have specially made plates where they can easily place the curry on top.
So on my second visit I felt quite disappointed with the food. Siew Toh had ordered a roti telur bawang ( lit. bread egg onion, which is an Indian bread with egg and onion ommelette inside ). The roti telur was ok but the fish curry provided was terrible.
Because the place made such an impression on me I wanted to give it a chance to redeem itself. I ordered another roti-canai ( plain bread ) just so I can try their chicken curry. Chicken curry created by the hands of a good Malaysian Indian Restaurant is the most fragrant curry you can get. Unfortunately, Nasi Kandar Kayu failed to deliver. Their chicken curry tasted totally weird.
Conclusion: inconsistent food quality and extremely expensive. I would probably still come back to try my luck to see if the food is better.