Bad weather…

It was hot and sunny that morning and we were out and about doing this and that when suddenly, the sky turned dark and a raging storm broke out. There was no way we could run to the car, parked quite a distance away, without getting soaking wet so we decided to wait for the pouring rain to abate before attempting to do so.

There was only this place (2.291635, 111.827010)…

Islamic Nyonya Kafe, Kpg Nyabor

…in that block of shops, the non-air conditioned side of this café along Kampung Nyabor Road so we decided to seek refuge there.

I can’t say I was all that overwhelmed by their decor…

Islamic Nyonya Kafe decor 1

…with all the cooking utensils and what not hanging on the wall…

Islamic Nyonya Kafe decor 2

…and the fairy or Christmas lights dangling all over. I cannot imagine what that would look like at night when they switch them all on.

I saw roti paratha on their menu and that got me wondering – I think I read somewhere that what we call roti canai here, they call roti paratha or prata in Singapore but they already had roti canai

Islamic Nyonya Kafe roti canai
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…as a separate item. That was why I decided to order one (RM2.00)…

Islamic Nyonya Kafe roti paratha

…to try and see what it was. It sure was different and there I was, wishing that they had given a bit more of the nice sambal

Roti paratha, sambal

…and though the dhal dip was thick, not diluted like some elsewhere…

Roti paratha, dhal dip

…it did not taste as nice as the one here. Well, somebody pointed out that this is actually chapati and I have no idea whatsoever as to why they have named it thus on their menu, as roti paratha.

The ladies wanted one roti tisu (RM9.90) to share and I had the opportunity to watch the guy making…

Making roti paratha 1

…and cooking it on a big circular hot plate…

Making roti paratha 2

Of course, the batter used was a different one from either the roti canai or the roti paratha. He kept pressing it down probably to get the air out from underneath…

Making roti paratha 3

…and to make it as thin as possible…

Making roti paratha 4

…and he also cut away the thicker edges as well.

When it was done, he rolled it up…

Making roti paratha 5

…in the shape of a cone…

Making roti paratha 6

…and placed it on a plate before pouring sweetened creamer all over it…

Making roti paratha 7

…and serving it…

Making roti paratha 8

Yes, it was very nice, paper thin…though he could have been a bit more generous with the sweetened creamer or they could have given that in a saucer for us to dip as towards the end, we were actually eating the roti minus the creamer especially the part that had been folded inside.

The rain was not all that heavy by the time we had finished so we had no problem getting back to the car and was finally able to make our way home.