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Been a multi racial country, we do have varieties choice in crusine. Indian food is nothing new for Malaysian as part of the daily meal. Here I would like to introduce the infamous yet a common bite, Roti Canai, also known as Indian pancake outside Malaysia.

When I travelled back to Penang, one of my favourite breakfasts will be the mamak located along Transfer Road. I know there are roti canai all over KL and some are really tasty as well. However, I still love this place.

Check out how many workers there are for such a small stall

When I said it is situated along roadside, I really mean it. You need to be able to compromise the dust and the noise pollution created by vehicles passing by. To me, the taste of food easily overcomes the minor downfall.

Along Transfer Road

Usually, one piece of roti canai, a piece of beef in curry and a glass of teh tarik will be just fine for breakfast for me. What really makes it good was the rich and heavily spiced curry. I always go with beef curry which is kind of spicy. A slice of entirely tender beef side order is an unquestionably must try item. If you could neither take spicy food nor beef, there is chicken curry as alternative selection which is equally good.

A very normal order combination I usually do

mouth-watering beef curry

If you are looking for something other than the ordinary Penang’s delicacies, Char Koey Teow, Hokkien Mee, Laksa, etc, this might be one of the option you may check out. With something cost you less than a piece of plastic green note (RM5.00), you will be enlightened with satisfaction I’m sure.

This was how I usually finish my roti canai there

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  1. Lisalicious

    wah the beef curry looks so spicy

    March 16, 2009 at 9:18 pm
  2. Mellissa

    Yum yum! I actually really really like roti canai, hahaha. Roti telur is awesomeeeee! <3

    March 16, 2009 at 9:35 pm
  3. ShaolinTiger

    Yah this place is awesome, we went there for breakfast on the last trip to Penang.

    Don’t order any roti telur or roti bawang though – it’s not so great.

    Just stick to their roti canai.

    March 16, 2009 at 10:51 pm
  4. Myhorng

    Lisalicious, it is and yummy!

    Mellissa, yeah simply cheap and gooddddd

    ShaolinTiger, thumbs-up!

    March 16, 2009 at 11:41 pm
  5. thenomadGourmand

    ohh..this is femez one u know!!
    And got a notorious story behind it too hehee..the meat is oh so tender right??

    March 17, 2009 at 3:13 am
  6. Pet

    Been awhile since I went there. To get there from my house for b’fast I need to get very early… get ready with 2 kids…not possible.

    I can make if for lunch though!

    March 17, 2009 at 4:32 am
  7. -eiling-

    I’m hungry now! I want the roti canai!!!

    March 17, 2009 at 9:32 pm
  8. Myhorng

    dun care bout the story, alot femes pg hawker got notorious story behind. the air itam’s laksa also have

    branch better, cos you won’t want to be there while the beef sold out.

    jom, pg we go

    March 18, 2009 at 1:34 am
  9. suzie

    Never knew this is such a popular spot until u introduced though i am from pg & have been living in pg for centuries.

    March 18, 2009 at 1:45 am
  10. Junior Saw

    Hmmm.. yummy yummy le.. ~ macam itu la hoh ? go thr eat but din ask me go oso la hoh ? only ask suzie go nia hoh ? mana boleh leh ?


    March 18, 2009 at 3:36 am
  11. eMmy LiM

    the curry looks nice but the roti looks so so nia wor. Anyway, will try it out soon.
    Next tome come to AS la, bring u to the best roti canai in AS. hehe

    March 18, 2009 at 4:45 am
  12. Myhorng

    Suzie, cos u always hokkien mee only

    JS, u got ur visa approve or not 1st?

    emmy, the roti canai honestly just above average. there are much more greater choice out there. but the currrrrrry… none came close still.

    March 18, 2009 at 11:18 am
  13. -eiling-

    when? you drive? then we can stop by Ipoh to eat!

    March 18, 2009 at 9:02 pm
  14. melisa teoh

    it’s nicknamed..lord of the rings.

    March 19, 2009 at 4:38 am
  15. Myhorng

    eiling, lets plan out and i can drive. ipoh go honey chicken.

    melisa, huh, lord of the ring making roti canai? so the rest is elf?

    March 19, 2009 at 5:01 am
  16. Mor Mor Bunny

    beef curry?? did i read it right?? not mutton meh??

    April 9, 2009 at 9:56 pm
  17. Myhorng


    BEEF BEEF BEEF for sure. hmm.. not sure they have mutton, never ask b4, maybe should do it next trip.

    April 9, 2009 at 10:01 pm
  18. pinkhighheels


    I couldn't find your e-mail,so I am gonna leave you a comment here.

    Care to submit your entry to our Food Photography Competition?
    Submit your fav food photo and give a short description of less than 500 words…esp for penangnites like yourself.
    Just logon to http://www.allstaff.com.my/funnstuff or you can contact me directly at 046464863

    Closing date:7th Aug

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    July 29, 2009 at 10:02 pm

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