Saturday Morning Rants Over Roti Canai & Teh TarikMay 31, 2014 | 1,993 views
The infamous roti canai from Raju @ Jalan Gasing – Still RM1.50/USD0.50 per piece; 3 years on. At least the price is sustained. This IS Raju after all. The chutneys here are good; with your thosai or roti or whatever else you’re having.
Happy Saturday dear readers. As May is drawing to a close, it suddenly dawns on me of how much had happened over the past 5 months. Tragedies in the headlines aside, several events affected my life adversely while some others elevated the credentials slightly (writing for Yahoo! Makanation & Malay Mail Online, filming for another food show), and yet the deluge of surprises did not end there.
Another life-changing moment beckons in slightly less than 2 months’ time. Remember this post in 2010? That was “Goodbye Ipoh” after 2.5 years of writing primarily about food from Ipoh and surrounding towns in Perak. Another 3.5 years later, Motormouth is making a tough decision to leave again. To where you ask?
“Boss, tambah kuah!!!”
Although it’s a relatively sudden plan that has yet to be confirmed 100%, thoughts have been playing on my mind ever since the news broke a month ago. That was during my grandma’s wake, hence the convoluted storyline got even more twisted. More so when we had to make decision to move into our new home in Ipoh within 100 days; and the ensuing changes in our family’s lives after her demise.
A week or so later, it started to dawn on me. Putting the pieces together; I knew I had about 3 months to tie up loose ends here, prepare myself for the transfer and well, forge a plan for this blog and the writing assignments.
Thus, in the midst of setting objectives and timelines, what better way to start a sunny Saturday morning than with a calming glass of teh tarik (pulled milk tea with a nice frothy top) and a piece of fluffy roti canai (Indian flat bread pan-fried to a crisp) generously doused in dhal curry; and served with delectable chutneys by the side?
Beware the fiery kick within especially if you’re having the notion of this being a mild, sourish tomato-based chutney.
Rava Thosai with onion and egg (MYR4.30/USD1.40) – Crispy on the outside with stuffings of chopped onions and egg; with green chillies to perk up the senses. Don’t forget the creamy, grated coconut chutney.
Raju’s trademark Roti Canai that has always been priced at a premium vs other similar Indian food stalls
Batter Fried Squid with Caramelized Onions (MYR9/USD3) was an addictive platter of snack; highlighted by the sweetness of the caramelised onions and beautifully-spiced batter. Just a tad pricey for a few pieces of squid rings.
Teh Tarik (MYR1.80/USD0.60) should always be THE only beverage to accompany a roti canai on banana leaf breakfast. It’s almost carved in stones, okay?
Allow me to reveal more of Motormouth’s next move after confirmation on the exact date. And of course, the destination. Safe to say, the Malaysian food stories will be much lesser for a year, but in return, I will try my best to finish up the travel chapters that have since been pending in the archives for close to 2 years now. From Manila to Bangkok, Taiwan to Ho Chi Minh, Hong Kong to Sweden and New Zealand and South Korea. Brace yourself for endless chapters of rants and well, travel tips. Motormouth style.
A touch of humility may work wonders, sometimes.
27, Jalan Chantek 5/13,
46000 Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia
Opens from 6.30 am unit 10.00 pm everyday
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