Loved you once…

This…

…was my favourite roti canai in town, the one at this coffee shop here.

I can’t remember the last time I went there to enjoy it – I guess it must be before the outbreak of the pandemic before March last year. I cannot recall buying any home either, not from here nor from any place in town. All this while, we would go for the frozen ones, the roti canai or the roti paratha or whatever they call it, even the made-in-China Jay Chou ones

In the past, I used to see them giving a pouch of curry or whatever dip in the packs of roti canai but I have not seen that for a long time now and since we do not have the dhal curry dip, we would just open a can of tuna curry…

…for that purpose. It sure does not come cheap, I must say – that small can costs RM6.00 each. It used to have one red cili padi and a lot more potatoes inside but not anymore. At best, you may find two little cubes of potatoes besides the tuna.

Anyway, going back to the aforementioned roti canai, I went to town early the other morning, before 8.00 a.m., as I needed to stock up on my prescriptions. I like going early, as soon as they open, as I would be the only customer so there will not be anybody around other than the boss and one or two of his employees – #staysafe #staywell

Once I was done, before I headed home, I decided to drop by the coffee shop to buy the roti canai. I was sure my girl would enjoy that for breakfast. There were customers at three tables only in the double-shoplot coffee shop, two on the pavement outside and if I am not wrong, the couple having their breakfast inside were the people running one of the stalls there.

I passed by this stall…

– it was not open and I noticed that the photo of their Bovril mee had been slashed across diagonally with the initials, N.A. written by the side. It sure looks like they are no longer selling it so the only alternative would be the Bovril spaghetti here

…at more than double the price…or you can cook your own at home.

I went to the roti canai stall – yes, they are still there, the same people and my order for 3 pieces (RM1.20 a piece)…

…was ready in no time at all.

My girl reheated one in a non-stick pan before sitting down to eat but I did not bother to do that. I found mine rather under-done, very doughy, very rubbery, nowhere near the nice ones that I used to enjoy before…

It did not taste great at all. I thought other than its texture being all wrong, it was kind of bland and lacked the lovely fragrance of any perfectly fried roti canai.

Even the dip…

…was rather diluted but I did like it still.

I must say I was very disappointed. I could have gone and bought something else instead and if this is what it is like these days, I sure would not bother to go back there to buy anymore, thank you very much.

TWIN CORNER (2.293179,111.820821) is located at the back at the corner of the block of shops to the left of Paramount Hotel, Jalan Kampung Datu.