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The Tallest Roti in The World: Roti Tissue

Roti Tissue

We Malaysians are obsessed with getting into the Guinness Book of World Records–the world’s tallest building (now the second tallest), the tallest tower in the world, the oldest rain forest, the biggest flower, the highest flag pole, the longest mall. The list just goes on and on.

So what about breaking a few cooking records, say like creating the tallest roti in the world? We’ve got that covered…

Roti Tissue

Aptly named Roti Tissue, this roti was light, thin, super crispy, and coated with generous amount of margarine, honey, condensed milk, and grounded peanut. Being as thin as a piece of tissue paper, unfortunately, this roti tower was also too fragile: it practically “collapsed” and cracked into pieces as soon as you started to eat it.

My verdict? Well, for presentation, I’d give it a thumb up. But for taste, let’s just say that I would prefer the world’s best tasting Roti Canai over this larger-than-life Roti Tissue anytime. Don’t get me wrong, I was floored by the creativity and the roti maker’s skills (I giggled non-stop while watching the preparation), but eating is pure indulgence to the taste buds and palate, it’s not a spectator sport. So there.

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15 COMMENTS... read them below or add one

  1. Anonymous

    haha….wat a TALL roti….

    Hi Rasa Malaysia…im new to food blogging…ur food posts look great…i hope u dun mind if i add ur blog into my fabulous food blog links ;p


  2. Rasa Malaysia

    Chris – yes, with bare hands. It was very hard to eat though.

    Toni Xe – what can I say? Mahathir did make Malaysia known with this ambitious projects.

    Xiu Long Bao – do add me, thanks! :)

    Chubbypanda – yes, I will search for the longest teh tarik next time around. ;)

  3. wmw

    It’s tasty but the roti tissue is quite difficult to eat due to it’s size and must be handled with care! Ha ha ha….

  4. mack

    I love Roti Tissue! That’s really the tallest RT I’ve ever seen!
    If you know the recipe…., Please teach me how to cook! and sure I really wanna try other attractive food you show the recipe,too……

  5. Tny

    Waahh.. man!!!
    So delicious!!! Event looking and browsing to your food reviews..make me really meleleh!!! ;D

    The Roti Tissue available at all mamak stalls, but I found at Kayu’s it the tallest!!! Real man!

    Keep up your great works. I love this page!

  6. Anonymous

    We’ve been to the restaurant and tried it, the staff recommended it and it was really huge!
    Also very interesting to see how they made it. Tasted sweet and salty and cracked apart as soon as you start to eat it. Yummy!

    greeting from Germany!!

  7. Raymond ik

    In Brunei Darussalam, they are called ‘Dosai’. Tasted sour. Sourness depends on the time of fermentation for the rice. It’s one of my favorite. I won’t compare ‘dosai’ with roti canai. Because it is special on its own. There are different types of dosai, which I knew. Depending in its accompanying sauces. And the one above is one of them. As you can see it is shaped like a cone shaped hat. Hence its name ‘Dosai Topi’or Hat Dosai.

  8. Peter Kong Glutton King

    I’ve tried them before in KL. They don’t usually make them that tall in other shops.

    Raymond- The real “tosai” is a whitish soft pancake unlike roti canai but eaten with other dips or gravy. They also have the round crispy tosai in Malaysia.

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