Style…

I dropped by here that morning to get these Saudi Arabian cheese wedges…

Saudi Arabian cheese wedges

…for my girl – she enjoys eating them so I would go and buy for her time and time again.

While I was there, I decided that I might as well drop by the stalls by the side of the road (Bandong Walk) and have a bite to eat. The nasi lemak guy, my favourite in town, was nowhere to be seen.

The guy at the drinks stall beside his…

Bandong Walk drinks stall

…said that he had taken a few days off after the Hari Raya Haji holiday – probably he had gone home to Sarikei or Daro or wherever and had not come back yet.

I noticed that the lady at the noodles stall had some helpers…

Bandong Walk noodles stall

…that morning, probably her children who would be on their one-week school break at that point in time.

I felt like having the roti canai (RM1.20)…

Bandong Walk roti canai

…so I went and placed my order at the stall next to the noodles stall

Bandong Walk roti canai stall

Business must be really good as the older guy had just come and he brought with him a whole lot of the pre-prepared soaked-in-oil dough.

These days, when I see people doing really well, I feel somewhat glad and also relieved as the economy is not all that great and the prices of anything and everything have been going up and up and many have called it a day, it seems. Hopefully, things will get better soonest.

I also had their roti telur (RM2.30)…

Bandong Walk roti telur

…which is basically roti canai as well but with egg added.

My friend, Merryn, shared some photos on Facebook of the roti canai she had that day and she asked how everyone would usually eat it – as roti celup (dip) or roti banjir (flooded). I saw a guy sitting at the next table having the latter and it sure looked rather messy. Besides, the roti would soak in the dip and end up less crispy and nice, I think.

Talking about the dhal dip, they sure have improved on it since the last time I tapao-ed some home (and that was a long time ago). It is now thick and creamy…

Bandong Walk roti canai dhal dip

…and I sure enjoyed it very much.

So how did I eat it? Well, I used the fork and spoon to tear the roti canai into smaller pieces and taking a bit of the dip, I would apply it to the roti and then roll it up nicely like what one does with a wrap, poke through the roll with the fork and place it my my mouth to eat, so elegant, so classy. I sure do it in style, don’t I, Merryn? LOL!!!

This roti canai stall is located at Bandong Walk, Jalan Bandong, beside the fried noodles stall to the immediate right of the drinks stall and The NASI LEMAK BANDONG WALK stall (2.313869, 111.825808) somewhere in front of the block of shops where Mastura Delite and the 1Malaysia clinic are.

Author: suituapui

Ancient relic but very young at heart. Enjoys food and cooking...and travelling and being with friends.

14 thoughts on “Style…”

  1. The cheese wedges look good but I don’t think I have seen the brand here. Hahahaha ya you are so elegant when eating roti. Sometimes I don’t eat it with any dip. Just eat it dry.

    Only one place that I know of here, they have a lot of mid-eastern products, oils and all. The cream cheese is just so so, pretty much the same as the regular ones – these wedges are good.

    The roti, if nicely done, very fragrant, some with the taste of ghee, can be very nice without any dip. Same thing with our Sibu kompia – the really good ones are good on their own, but not all are.

  2. I tear the roti canai into bite size, with the spoon take a bit of the dip, spread it on the desired piece and use the spoon to scoop it up and pop into the mouth, hahaha….not as elegant as you. I like the thick and creamy gravy and not diluted ones.

    Yes, some can be so diluted, no trace of the dhal, some with bits of long bean inside even, not nice.

    More or less the same as mine, your way of eating. Some people say they cannot enjoy unless they use their hands.

  3. The cheese wedge is nice? I don’t think I seen this around.

    Same like me! That is how I eat my roti. Haha. Not all soaked in the curry or sambal.

    It is nice! I’ve tried – very rich and milky. Gere, only at this shop at Bandong, have not seen it anywhere else.

    Aha!!! So you are also elegant like me, got class one. LOL!!!

  4. Good to see places actually improved even if it’s just with the dhal.

    Yes…and sad that some are in dire need of some quality control, good one day, not so good the next.

  5. Haha! The way you eat it so graceful. I tear my roti canai into bite pieces, use fork to ‘bathe’ the piece in the kuah then pop into mouth!

    Dunno, maybe I am growing too old, 2nd childhood…but I always drip gravy on the front of my shirt. I can imagine the mess I would make if I were to do what you do. I think I must bring along a bib everytime.

  6. LOL! So dainty the way you eat your roti canai. What my grandma would say so “eu siew”. I just tear it up, dip and eat. No class at all hah..hah….

    Ya…NCAA!!! LOL!!! Now that you mentioned it, I was attending an English Language seminar in Singapore many years ago and I was eating at a table full of ladies – most English teachers are ladies, that was why and I did not realise they were observing me. Finally one said, “We like the way you eat, with a touch of class!” Hehehehehe!!! Of course I was flattered.

  7. Usually I use hand to tear, then dip into the curry to eat..

    Oh? What happened? Duplicate comment below.

  8. Usually I use hand to tear and dip into curry to eat…

    I’ve heard people insisting that it is only nice that way – none of the ang moh fork and spoon thing.

  9. for Rm1.20, that’s quite a reasonably priced brekkie that one could indulge in everyday without breaking the bank!

    It’s everywhere now but like everything else, one would need to know where to go for the good ones.

  10. Nooooooooo, how can you eat roti canai like you are fine dining. Hahahaha.

    I have a friend who is a new ‘convert’ to roti canai banjir after my post the other day. He tried it my way and fell in love with it. LoL. Come on, you’ve got to give it a try one of these days and tell me what is your verdict 😀

    Wait ah! I must go and buy a bib first. I wonder if they have any my size. LOL!!!

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