Sunday, November 05, 2006

A roti by any other name...

Would it still be roti? Probably so. This was about a slightly different roti john I came across 105 Chong Pang Food Centre at Alsafaz Makan Stall. The highlight of this particular roti john was that they didn't use ground mutton but mutton chunks - kinda like those in Indian mutton chop.

roti john

The mutton chunks were drenched in a sweet brown sauce filled with onions. Also unlike the regular joe johns, the egg weren't not soaked into the bread and fried. The bread tasted like it was barely toasted, probably just heated for a very little while.

I'm thinking that it would have been nicer if the bread was actually French toasted. Having it pressed into beaten eggs and butter to soak before a pan fry would have resulted in a much flatter and tastier bread. The roti would then have scored better in my opinion instead of having to mow my way through thick dry and tasteless flour.

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