Jewel of the North Tandoori Corner – Penang Indian

  • Restaurant: Jewel of the North
  • Location:  Batu Ferringhi, Penang
  • Cost: 150 RM  circa £32 (including 4 beers, 2 iced teas and a Lassi)
  • Service: NA
  • Food Rating: 7.5
  • Value for money: 9
  • Overall Jelly Good Food Rating: 7.5

This restaurant’s claim to fame is that apparently the Bekhams ate there at some point, anyway it had great reviews on Tripadvisor so we went.

Service was fantastic however we came super early and were pretty much the only people in the restaurant.  The menue is huge and has lots of unusual options.

The manager offered to chose our dishes and as he seemed quite confident  we went along with it.

We were brought:

  • Samosas with mint sauce
  • Chicken Tikka
  • King Prawn  cashew nut curry with cherries and cream
  • Vegetable Jalfrezi
  • Pilau Rice
  • Garlic Nan

Samosas were the star of the show for me – so hot and freshly made with superb thick, buttery pastry, none of that thin greasy hard/chewy stuff you sometimes get in the UK.  Filled with potato, veg and spices.  Best Samosa I ever had, hands down, and I wouldnt even normally order these.

Rest of the curries were enjoyable but nothing to write home about I’m afraid.  I think my expectations were just too high after reading all the excellent reviews, so I expected more.  However, can’t fault any of the dishes.

Jon ordered a Kulfi for dessert too.  It basically tastes like a chai latte ice cream:

Note: no air con in there.