Wednesday, May 03, 2006

Roti Canai

I chit-chat with Sbanboy this evening, and he asked me to post on food - the reason is that so he can feel hungry tonight when he looks at this later on after his revision? Huh? Since you requested for it, I will oblige :)

I guess every Malaysian knows what is this.. none other than our beloved Roti Canai. Something that most of us have very frequently as breakfast. It's a norm over here to have teh tarik with either roti canai or nasi lemak for breakfast. Oops... unhealthy breakfast again..

Some people like to dip the roti canai into the gravy or kuah or curry (whatever u called it).. Some like to pour the curry on top of the roti canai. Some like to flood the roti canai with curry (the roti banjir).. Normally I will pour the curry on top of the roti canai - that's my way of eating it. How you prefer yours? Or do you prefer roti telur, roti pisang, roti sardin etc rather than the plain roti canai? :)

30 comments:

Loong said...

I like it with lots of meat and lots of sauce!

NBB said...

i love to put some sambal on top of curry-flooded roti canai!

Chen said...

loong,
lotsa meat? Sounds like murtabak to me :P

nurul,
oh yeah.. adding sambal on top gives the "kick" :)

day-dreamer said...

I dip the roti into the kuah...

Any "roti" is fine with me. Roti telur, roti planta, roti tisu...

I love murtabak too! Hehe...

Thao said...

What is this? Can you explain a bit? ;-) Looks interesting for breakfast...

L B said...

OMG!!! *cry*

Selba said...

Ah... now, I know.. that most of the time I have mistaken between Roti Canai and Roti Prata... I thought they are the same thing.

I ate Roti Prata when I was in Singapore then few months ago, I had Roti Canai at a Penang rest. in Jakarta. But that time I thought that's Roti Prata in a different version or different name since it's from Penang, hahaha... Silly me....

Chen said...

day dreamer,
proven u r roti "lover" :P

thao,
The dish is composed of dough (ghee butter, egg, flour & water). The entire mixture is kneaded thoroughly, flattened, oiled & folded repeatedly. It is then allowed to rise & the process is repeated. The final round of preparation consists of flattening the dough ball, coating it with oil and then cooking on a flat iron skillet with a lot of oil. The ideal roti canai is flat, fluffy on the inside but crispy & flaky on the outside. Traditionally, roti canai is served with dhal curry.

LB,
so sad :(
I guess there are frozen roti available there as well ? :P

selba,
These are something similar. Roti prata has more variations :)

Alicia said...

i anti roti canai.. haha.. xD

jonboy60 said...

i like the banjir roti canai 1... Y i like this, coz kl whole year sure got flood... hehehe

dino said...

i'm back..
chen, i'm hungry lah
long long time never take roti canai already..
it is very unhealthy food :p

Neo said...

Usually I prefer roti canai kosong, or roti telur.

However, I don't think I have tried taking that as breakfast. Usually as supper only :)

Kristopher said...

roti canai...yum yum.... i like murtabak and pisang.... the curry gravy if put some sambal in it also taste delicious... :)

Chen said...

alicia,
Wah.. anti roti canai? so far, u are the only one who anti roti canai :) Roti canai nice mah.. especially the roti sardin ;)

jonboy,
hah? U want KL to flood whole year long ah ? :P Luckily I'm not staying in KL then, hahaha...

dino,
finally u r back, after MIA for so loongggg... yeah, it's unhealthy food. Cannot take regularly :)

neo,
supper in mamak store with teh tarik? ;)

kristopher,
Regarding murtabak, I like the supplementary preserved pink coloured onion :D Now the murtabak price has risen. Few years back it's RM1, then rise to RM 1.20. Now it is RM 1.50...

may said...

aiseh, now you've got me craving for roti canai!

Thao said...

Sound like it really is well-accompanied with curry, a bit similar to Indian dish, I love Indian foods ;-)

fooDcrazEE said...

ever try roti tampal - fry an egg and half way thru palce a piece of roti canai on the egg. Then turn over and serve. Nice to.

spinosum said...

Mine is always a roti telur on top of a roti kosong! Nothing more nothing less! Mixing these two roti will "complement" each other's taste! ;) try and u will know it!

Chen said...

may,
Hehe.. so do u finally have roti canai today? ;) Or u manage to tahan the crave :P

thao,
Roti Canai is Indian food ;)

foodcrazee,
Roti tampal? Nope.. haven't try it before, in fact, never heard of it before too.. Nowadays, so many new varieties of roti :)

spinosum,
woh.. roti telur on top of roti kosong? Normally I feel full already after eating one piece of roti telur :P Wait till a day when I'm super hungry then I will order that :D

IML said...

I like it plain with lots of curry gravy on it. Kari ikan if available. Hmmm....making me very hungry.
BTW: I like the 'retired' heading you place on the unupdated blogs (:

Chen said...

IMLS,
u prefer kari ikan? I prefer the dhal curry :) flooding the roti canai with the curry.. ;)

slurp! said...

most of the roti prata in SG are usually made in advance and they served you by simply warming them up again. I hate this.

so I will also be anti roti-prata until they can serve me "made upon order" roti prata with plenty of fluffy layers.

p.s: well there is one, but it's double the price & queue :(

Chen said...

slurp,
mmmm... the ready made in advance one not so nice compared to the freshly cooked one or "made upon ordered" one :) I love the roti pisang & roti sardin :)

carcar said...

OH gosh! i am so hungry now...serious! i just back home frm cell group, super hungry, shall i go for instant noodle again?

arh...

**kru kru kru*

a piece of roti canai will be a blessing for me tonight!!

slurp! said...

roti pisang? try bangkok's banana pancake, actually similiar but more oily but then also very tasty :)

Chen said...

carcar,
abalone instant noodle ah? :P
haha.. is there any mamak stall in Singapore? None in Penang though..

how about a piece of toast? :)

slurp,
I have tried the banana pancake before in Cameron Highland. Quite tasty too. Haven't try the Bangkok version yet :)

sbanboy said...

erm ... roti canai also another of my favorite woh ...

Chen said...

sbanboy,
*ahem*

A colleague of mine from Sabah told me he used to hold/roll & ate the plain roti canai without gravy or curry in his hometown :P

Alicia said...

:/ i just dun fancy it haha.. mebbe cuz of the soggy roti canai i had when i was still a little girl..

Chen said...

alicia,
how about roti canai's relative, murtabak? ;)