Monday, October 20, 2008

Benggali Roti Plus Kaya and Butter

One good thing about Penang is the variety of food they have throughout the day; Penang seems to be the city which never sleeps and they do not stop eating!
I can see people munching on something or patronizing a hawker food stall, anytime of the day!
My, what a little place to live in!

My mummy made a trip back to Penang sometime last week and she stumbled upon an old Indian man who goes around apartment blocks around dusk selling these
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The good ol' Benggali or Indian bread as they call it; slathered with just plain ol' Kaya and butter.
Just that, no secret recipe or whatsoever and yet, everyone seems to fall head over heels with this bread
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It was pretty cheap too; about RM0.70-RM1 per piece (not sure about the price now though:p )

Mummy said their secret recipe is...the bread must be fresh!~
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Now, can you tell me what is the factor which made you fall so madly in love with this bread, commonly consumed for a light tea snack?

26 comments:

  1. so that's what they call it eh? in that case.. my husband fixed me roti beggali for a late nite snack last night! haha

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  2. I have always read about Kaya and have wondered what it would taste like. I hope I can find some here :)

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  3. Bengalli roti is still the best bread. "kiang, kiang, kiang, kiang"...I always remember this "rhythm" when the Indian guy come.

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  4. wow benggali roti looks very interesting !

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  5. cumi&ciki, yeah...here in Penang:)
    Hehehe...it's really simple but yet so loved by everyone!~

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  6. lots of butter and kaya ... fattening but good to eat!!

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  7. hie ning, you don't have kaya there? oooo....you can type in google, and who knows, you can make kaya in seconds and you'll be kaya queen!:D

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  8. little inbox, oh yea...i remember hearing that when I was a little kid...haha, usually around here in Penang! I rarely hear them in KL:p

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  9. bbo, hehe....simple...and yet popular:)
    but dunno whether it's as popular as your bakes;)

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  10. hahaha duckie, you love fatty food?:D
    But that's the old adage, the healthy food never taste good right...hahaha...ask the healthy eater who's picky here:p

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  11. I believe it's the super thick kaya. Try having the same soft bread with any other types of kaya and it will not taste as good.

    Of coz the benggali bread is PERFECT to celup in curry as well! *slurp*

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  12. the bread not evenly toasted ya...
    so brown at one side and so white at the other :P

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  13. yummy.. best taken with thick creamy curry chicken :P

    http://crizfood.blogspot.com/

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  14. Bang Ka Li lo ti, aiyo vely good for breakfast lorr! LOL

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  15. I love bread so I don't know what's so good about it. Hehe... I just love all types of bread. And this is also great to start of your day especially the bread is freshly toasted. Yummy!

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  16. eleen, oh, that's interesting, hehehe....that's why it tastes different with this thick white bread made of plain ol' dough:)

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  17. ling239, hahaha...you've a quick eye...very very observant;)

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  18. hie criz, and where is the good curry chicken you will recommend to dip this into? Or your mum's homecooked curry...that'd be perfect;)

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  19. pete, hahaha....what's for breakfast tmrw?:)

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  20. hehehe cutie, this came from little ms baker herself...wah, this Benggali roti must be proud;)

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  21. roti benggali is sooo good toasted with kaya and cheese ^.^ The bread is fragrant on its own too

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  22. Hey I missed this type of roti kaya - yummmmmmmmmy :D

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  23. goes well with curries too :)

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  24. Yummy...I love it as well. Though I haven't had it in a LOOONG time. Simplicity at it's best =)

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  25. Or you can toast it Edelweiss way..... with cheese on top and sprinkle the fresh onions on top ....

    http://www.foodpoi.com/wp-content/gallery/pggathering2/edelweiss-37.jpg

    http://www.foodpoi.com/wp-content/gallery/pggathering2/edelweiss-40.jpg

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  26. Roti Benggali with kaya and butter is the best! Does anyone have a good recipe?

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