Wednesday, 8 October 2008

roti canai in kerobokan - a yummy-licious discovery!

Wednesday 8th October 2008
bumpity-bumpity-bumpity-bump along jl. raya kerobokan the other day...then suddenly...STOP! i spied a sign spelling out the words roti canai & teh tarik - two of my absolutely favourite things to eat and drink. this warung simply HAD to be checked out!

i first fell in love with roti canai in Singapore where it is called roti prata and is basically according to wikipedia...
...the Singaporean evolution of the Indian paratha, a pancake made of dough composed of fat, egg, flour and water. Roti means bread in Hindi, Urdu, most other North Indian languages and Malay, while Prata means flat. It is traditionally served with curry or, more rarely, with sugar or condensed milk. In addition, although consumed at any time of the day by some locals, the vast majority tend to consume it as a late night or early morning dish, particularly at 24-hour outlets.
so in we went to the warung and took a look at the menu...i spotted my favourite roti keju (or roti cheese) and ordered it with a chicken curry. it didn't disappoint. the roti was crisp, not too oily, piping hot and just enough cheese inside to satisfy...

the curry was spicy, flavourful and had a nice leg sticking out of it - which is my favourite part of the chicken!

for drinks, it was vital to order a teh tarik (direct translation pulled tea!) and i wanted the iced variety with cinnamon for that added bit of flavour. the guy 'pulled' the tea right in front of us and it was delicious - creamy, frothy and perfectly spiced.

and i leave you with the guy in action...now you know why it is called 'pulled' tea because it is poured from great height from one cup to another to aerate and create the froth.

you gotta check out this place if you're in kerobokan. it's a must!

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