On Lynda’s list, one of the places we must go was Pak Putra Tandoori and Naan Restoran. Though not located along the (ever popular) Jonker Street, Pak Putra was still pretty packed, and people just kept streaming in.

Pak Putra

Of course, with the name of restaurant, we got to order the tandoori chicken and naan. We also got some dhal and butter chicken.

Tandoori chicken

Butter chicken

The tandoori chicken lived up to its reputation – it was smokey and tender. Even though I was not feeling well, I can’t help but kept eating it – the chicken breast was moist too. My next favourite dish was the butter chicken. It has been awhile since I had a good butter chicken – they always turned out watery, too spicy or just plain blah. I love Pak Putra’s version – the spices provided enough heat, it was creamy without being too rich, and yes I want to lick the bowl clean.

If you are looking for non-Nonya food or simply sick of chicken rice ball, give Pak Putra a try and remember to order the butter chicken.

Pak Putra Tandoori and Naan Restoran
Jalan Laksamana 4, Melaka, Malaysia