Malaysia: Roti Canai

Restaurant: Layang Layang
City: Milpitas, CA

Celebrated Mother’s birthday with the parents and family friends during dinner! Layang Layang is a Malaysian restaurant with two locations, in Milpitas and San Jose.

roti canai

Home made Indian style pancake with curry dipping sauce. The curry sauce wasn’t spicy; two elementary school kids could eat their roti canai with the curry sauce!

Roti canai is a type of Indian-influenced unleavened flatbread found in Malaysia, Singapore, and Indonesia. Roti means bread in Hindi, Urdu, most other North Indian languages, and Malay. The word ‘canai’ in Malay means ‘to roll out dough’. Roti canai is often sold in Mamak stalls in Malaysia; also in Malay, Minangkabau, and Aceh restaurants in Indonesia. It is known as roti prata (Malay for ‘plate bread’) in Southern Malaysia and Singapore, and is similar to the Indian Kerala porotta. Roti canai is circular and flat. There are two ways to make roti canai; either to twirl it until the dough becomes a very thin sheet and then fold into a circular shape, or to spread out the dough as thinly as possible before being folded. Then the folded dough is grilled with oil. The first method is more popular and faster than the second. (Wikipedia)

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