Reply To: Street food culture: Malaysia Edition

  • Aleeya Asri

    August 23, 2021 at 1:05 pm

    The best roadside food in Malaysia is the Roti Canai. The ingredients are flour, eggs, butter and water. There are two types of roti canai: soft and crispy. Either way it is still the same. This dish is eaten with ketchup, curry leaves, and minced chili. It is usually eaten as breakfast in Malaysia. You can find it on the streets of Kuala Lumpur or Penang.

    Most Malay people will eat this for breakfast along with a teh tarik or some milk tea. The roti canai itself will be served on a metal plate with some lid rice and vegetables like cucumber, radish and onion rings to dip into the sauce mixture for dipping. The sauce is usually made of coconut milk, sugar, peanut and pandan leaves.

    Roti canai was first made by Singh making them and selling them on a cart in Alor Gajah, Malacca. So it became popular there and started to spread to other states in Malaysia.

    Roti canai is a very good seller as it is light and fluffy which goes well with the curry leaves mixture. It is very chewy as well which makes it taste even better. The best part of this dish is that the dough is made right in front of you so it’s fresh when they hand it to you.

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