A Quintessential Malaysian Breakfast #1

Roti Canai, as known by the locals or paratha. It is a flatbread, originated from India. Actually, this roti is eaten at all hours of the day here. In fact it is served and available 24 hours at a Mamak restaurant!

We love going to the Mamak restaurant and have some roti canai for breafast after our jog during the weekend. (Talk about burning off the fat and adding some more immediately after! Hehehe)

The ingrdients for a roti canai are essentially flour, salt, sugar, margarine, egg, milk, water and heaps of oil or ghee for greasing and cooking.

I love them simply with some dhal & curry. Zaini love the roti telur or paratha with eggs. There are numerous variation for this roti:
Roti bawang (onion roti)
Roti sardin (sardine roti)
Roti pisang (banana roti)
Roti planta (margarine roti)
Roti tisu (tissue bread)

Coupled with a glass of teh tarik, it is a heavenly breakfast, even if laden with cholesterol! Hahaha. Life is short - might as well enjoy it.


  1. i'm afraid of piling on the cholestrols too. but this is good in theory, not so good in practice.

    roti canai is one of my all time faves. i just love the roti sardin so much.

  2. @life ramblings,
    We can indulge once in a while, but if everyday, sure artery got clogged lah! hehehe

    Nasi lemak is No 1! Hehehe. I love nasi lemak with kerang. Yum!

  3. I love roti canai too! But I try not to eat it for breakfast. My breakfast is totally healthy one - plain fruits! I think indulging in it once or twice a week is ok.

  4. @foongpc,
    wah, so healthy one! I used to have just fruits for breakfast, but it didn't last lon. A few months, IIRC then I start craving for Nasi Lemak and Roti Canai. Hahaha

  5. I like roti canai and with the banana version...:) Had it roti canai for lunch yesterday!

  6. @MBL,
    :-) Hope you enjoyed it!

  7. I don't think many people can be like me - just eat fruits for breakfast. But I just love fruits that's why I can take it. Usually, I eat 3 different fruits every morning. Like today, I just had 2 slices of papaya, a slice of pineapple, and 2 bananas. Yummy! Malaysian fruits are really nice! Can't stand apples anymore!! : )

  8. @foong,
    you know, it's been awhile since I ate an apple! Give me guava anytime! :-)


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