VIDEO: Roti Canai – Eating Malaysian Breakfast

By Mark Wiens 11 Comments

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(You can also watch this roti canai video on YouTube)

In this episode of Migrationology Food TV, I’m in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, for a typical on-the-go Malaysian food breakfast known locally as a roti canai.

With south Indian influence, this type of roti is very similar to a paratha bread, basically a ball of dough that’s slapped until thin, folded over and cooked until golden crispy. Served with a side of dipping curry sauce, it’s wonderful!

I also had a few cups of teh tarik, the local style of milk tea.

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  • Avinash

    10 years ago


    Where did you find the best roti canai in KUL? Is the place in the video in the Brickfields area?

  • debbie ann

    11 years ago

    one of my favorite breakfasts. I love Malaysia – had a great trip from Singapore to Malacca, to KL, Ipoh and Penang. GREAT food.

    • Mark Wiens

      11 years ago

      Hey Debbie, glad you love roti canai for breakfast too!

  • Jessica

    11 years ago

    Looks really delicious kind of breakfast perfect combination…i really love it…

  • Zara @ Backpack ME

    11 years ago

    I just had dinner and now I feel like eating this breakfast!! Looks really good!

    I can’t believe I am in Lisbon right now, where a paratha costs 2Euros (!!!) in the only place I know that serves them in town!..

    • Mark Wiens

      11 years ago

      Hey Zara, glad to hear you love roti/paratha too!

  • EarthDrifter

    11 years ago

    That chai or teh tarik looks like the perfect drink for washing down the south Indian influenced breakfast. If I get to KL, I’ll probably spend the majority of my time savoring the delicious and affordable street food.

    • Mark Wiens

      11 years ago

      It really does wash things down nicely. Hope you can get to Malaysia sometime in the future, I know you’ll absolutely love the mixture of cuisine.

  • sully86

    11 years ago

    mark: Oh yeah!! its double dipping goodness!! the roti canai!!