Somewhere on 10km of Jalan Kuala Krai in Wakaf Che Yeh, is a little run down shop selling Roti Canai. It opens only at night, so you probably would miss this place driving during the day. In fact, it's a little hard to find even when open! It doesn't stand out, it doesn't have a crazy crowd.
But what it does have is a seriously wicked Kari Gearbox aka Bone Marrow Curry.
A good malay roti canai tastes slightly different from mamak as it tends to be more flaky, less chewy. This is an example of a good malay roti canai. Crispy but still soft, I could eat this on it's own but who would want to when there's Kari Gearbox?
This being malay and from the east coast, the thick curry tastes more sweet and spicy but lip smackingly good. Most bone marrow dishes have very little meat on the bone but there was enough tender morsels on this one to pick off. Deelish.
And of course, the best part is the marrow. Whoo. Do grab a straw and suck that precious stuff out!
Caution - this meal is not for those with cholesterol problems. Or for small stomachs. One of these bad boys could feed an army. OK, I exaggerate but it's a HUGE serving best shared. Our group of six pax had made the mistake of specifically ordering the Biggest, Meatiest Hunk of Chunk to which the shop dutifully served. Thank goodness we cancelled from having one each to just one to share.
As stated, this place is a little hard to find even though it's facing the main road as there's no big restaurant signage, just a little sign in front of the tiny stall. Just drive on Jalan Kuala Krai heading towards Wakaf Che Yeh, the nearest landmark is the Kraftangan Malaysia Kelantan branch on km 10.
In short - Perggghhhhh best curry OMNOMNOMNOM.
Bob Roti Canai
Somewhere on KM10 Jalan Kuala Krai
15050 Kota Bharu
Price - $-$$ (depends on the bone size mah. still worth it.)