Best Roti Canai in KL

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Nasi lemak may take the coveted title of Malaysia’s national dish, but our team at FoodAdvisor.my are willing to bet that another dish comes a close second, if not the same level, as nasi lemak — that dish is none other than roti canai, a dish that has won the hearts of everyone. Let’s be honest, have you ever heard of anyone NOT liking roti canai? Nope, we didn’t think so. Here’s an undeniable fact: Malaysians love a good plate of hearty, fluffy and crispy roti canai. It may not be the healthiest option -what with the ghee, frying and carbohydrate overload- but all of us love it to death and it is the cheapest option around for when pockets are shallow. Here is the list of the best roti canai in Kuala Lumpur, as curated by one very hungry writer.

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    Mansion Tea StallPork free d90bfb235d64e73ff14d8ad65b89aaab71a3af43962907cb9cd494af0a63fa21Alco free 9fb1f2c65edc2c1eaf4e8b24402d108dd33cc2bc71f0fb0022a54c3c390a66c8

    This restaurant (formerly known as Al-Amnah Restoran and rebranded as Selangor Mansion), located in the bustling streets of Masjid India, is popular for their huge hot delicious mess that is its Roti Canai Banjir Special. Their acclaim to fame is also due to the fact that this dish can only be found here at this modest restaurant. The “special” part is due to the addition of two half boiled eggs on top of TWO roti canai drowned in thick dhal and spicy sambal. Hence, the banjir part of the name. However, don’t forget to add in the pepper and soy sauce in so as not to leave the eggs feeling tasteless as well as to mix the entire plate thoroughly (some of you may disagree and not find the mess enticing but trust me, it is really good).
    Tips

    Always mention that you want a hot plate of roti canai or otherwise they will serve the ready made ones for you.

    Things to expect

    The place is not very conducive for lengthy conversations as seats are limited especially during the day. Otherwise, prepare to face angry fellow customers.

    Best with

    Their teh tarik has been lauded for using a mixture of condensed and evaporated milk, resulting in a creamier glass of teh tarik.

    Price

    RM1.00 to RM2.80

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    Mansion Tea Stall View restaurant

    No. 2, Ground Floor, Selangor Mansion, Jalan Masjid India, 50100, City Center, Kuala Lumpur
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    Valentine RotiPork free d90bfb235d64e73ff14d8ad65b89aaab71a3af43962907cb9cd494af0a63fa21

    As the banner and sign hanging outside Valentine Roti says, they serve the “Best Roti Canai” in town. Well, judging from the many accolades and polls they have won for that category in newspapers and websites, maybe Valentine Roti really does serve the best roti canai. Looking at the menu, they serve almost every kind of roti you can find in a typical mamak but there is their signature Valentine Roti, which is just like your average roti canai but with fillings of sardine, cabbage, onions and chives. Sounds like a pretty fulfilling meal on its own. The traditional roti canai served is worth every cent paid. The texture is so light and fluffy and the crust was super crispy without getting burnt. It tastes so good that in our opinion, it can be eaten on its own. Valentine Roti definitely lives up to its self-proclamation for having the best roti canai.
    Tips

    There’s Roti Potato which is like Roti Valentine but with thicker filling and potatoes. Order this if you’re feeling adventurous.

    Things to expect

    Grease-free roti canai!

    Best with

    A steaming glass of teh tarik.

    Price

    RM1.20 to RM4.50

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    Valentine Roti View restaurant

    No. 1, Jalan Semarak, 54000, City Center, Kuala Lumpur
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    0169766095

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    Being one of the more popular stalls at the edge of Kampung Sungai Penchala, 123 Corner is where people from the village and even the neighbouring TTDI come together for their breakfast fill of roti canai ever morning. Sometimes it is also their choice of meal for lunch and dinner. Claiming a recipe that’s been passed down from generation to generation, the stall boasts a menu ranging from nasi lemak to its roti canai. The roti canai is super soft on the inside but a little bit flaky on the outside, making it just perfect. Served with a small bowl of dhall, the roti is easy to tear and fold before being dipped into the gravy. The roti was prepared promptly on a plate, fluffy and light, with just the slightest drizzle of oil. Portion is however, noticeably smaller than the other places listed here but for a price of RM1.20 per roti, it’s probably worth it.
    Tips

    Come on Fridays and you will get free bananas!

    Things to expect

    Being surrounded by old village folks in the morning and listening to their chitchat about village activities.

    Best with

    If you’re still hungry, have some of the lontong. Or good ol’ teh tarik.

    Price

    RM1.20 to RM3.00

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    123 Corner View restaurant

    140D, Jalan Sg. Penchala, Off Jalan Damansara, 60000, Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan
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    Tg's Nasi KandarPork free d90bfb235d64e73ff14d8ad65b89aaab71a3af43962907cb9cd494af0a63fa21Alco free 9fb1f2c65edc2c1eaf4e8b24402d108dd33cc2bc71f0fb0022a54c3c390a66c8

    We Malaysians love delicious and cheap food. And as if any mamak stall food is not cheap enough, we have Tg’s Nasi Kandar in which offers tasty roti canai and with a rather affordable price as well. Being known to cater for the late night owls, the rather crunchy roti is made and is accompanied with a warm bowl of dahl for a tasty treat. Do not worry if you are vegetarian because there are dishes catered to all so if you are looking for a hangout spot and have your favourite roti canai and some tea, head on over to Tg’s Nasi Kandar together with some friends.

    Tips

    Cash only.

    Things to expect

    Mamak - nothing special.

    Best with

    Limau Ais, Teh Tarik or Teh Ais.

    Price

    RM1.00 to RM3.00

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    Tg's Nasi Kandar View restaurant

    8, Tengkat Tong Shin, Bukit Bintang, 50200 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 50200, Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan
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    For anyone living around Bangsar area, Lan Roti Canai is a household name for its roti canai. The unique thing about this stall is that it’s run by a Malay instead of being a typical mamak restaurant. It is common knowledge that roti canai is a mamak speciality dish but Lan Roti Canai makes them just as good, if not better. Lan Roti Canai has been operating for 32 years and it’s still maintaining its location as well as popularity until today. The concept of self-service is also applied here as customers are expected to grab their own roti canai from the counter and scoop their own dhal. However, if you’re planning on ordering something other than the plain roti canai, then the waiters will be ready to take your orders. The verdict? Well, Lan really manages to retain the softness of the roti and the dhall is superbly thick and creamy. It is very hard to find Malays who can whip up a finger-licking dhall like Lan and for that, they deserve a spot on this list.
    Tips

    Since Lan is located in a low-cost housing are, parking is extremely difficult and you might want to double park WITHOUT pulling the handbrake so residents can just push away your car.

    Things to expect

    Lots of office workers in formal attire having their breakfast/lunch here.

    Best with

    Their very creamy and thick dhall.

    Price

    RM1.00 to RM3.00

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    Lan Roti Canai View restaurant

    Jalan 4/112, Off Pantai Dalam, 59200 , City Center, Kuala Lumpur
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    06:00AM—12:00PM
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    Raj’s Banana LeafHalal a81b201f94b2180a29928950eefa06850871fc85c2ba8fcb39753bdbcdfb49cfCertified
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    The roti canai here can be considered compatible to the ones around KL as it is made crispy and light. Served on a fresh banana leaf, you also get a few choices of sauces to go with it. Crispy on the outside and soft on the inside, the play of textures from such as simple dish certainly is quite astonishing. It is also made incredibly thin, but the multiple layers that is found  You can eat it on its own or order a few pieces of fried chicken and make it a more filling meal.

    Tips

    Cash only.

    Things to expect

    A simple mamak that is clean and has friendly service.

    Best with

    Bandung, Teh Tarik, Milo Ais, or Teh Ais.

    Price

    RM1.00 to RM3.00

    Raj's Banana Leaf @ Bangsar View restaurant

    38, Jalan Telawi, Bangsar Baru, 59100, Bangsar, Kuala Lumpur
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    Lying smack in the middle of Kuala Lumpur is this humble stall whose menu consist of only nasi lemak and roti canai. What’s interesting about this place is the low prices of the food despite its location. I’ve come up with the hypothesis that it’s probably cheap as a sedekah since it’s located very close to a mosque. Only three variations of roti canai are served here: plain, roti telur, and roti sardine. And they’re all made fresh based on orders. Unlike other restaurants, Pak Hassan only uses chicken feet curry for the roti canai gravy. Tourists may not find the idea of chicken feet in a small bowl very appetising but it is a truly Asian dish. The curry is put in a huge steel pot and customers are free to scoop the gravy themselves according to their liking. A plain roti canai and a glass of tea will only set you back about RM2.00. Now who said everything is expensive in Kuala Lumpur?
    Tips

    If you’re coming here for lunch, parking will be difficult as the stall is situated very very near to DBKL’s office and of course, DBKL officers roam the streets during lunchtime so be careful.

    Things to expect

    Very cheap prices and lots of people as UniKL students from the road opposite flock the place.

    Best with

    Hot teh O

    Price

    RM1.00 to RM3.00

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    Restoran Pak Hassan Kampung Baru View restaurant

    Jalan Sultain Ismail, Near DBKL's office, 50250, City Center, Kuala Lumpur
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    07:00AM—01:00PM
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    1 Malaysia Mamak

    Roti crushed into pieces with milo powder? That sounds pretty unique for a normal Roti from a mamak. It is their signature dish which is named as "Roti 1 Malaysia". Other than milo powder, there are crushed peanuts on it too, don't hesitate to give it a try. 
    Tips

    Easiest mamak to spot for it's unique concept.

    Things to expect

    A good place to go for supper at.

    Best with

    Teh Tarik.

    Price

    RM2.00 to RM5.00

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    1 Malaysia Mamak View restaurant

    676, Lengkungan Jambu Gajus, Jinjang Selatan, 52000 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 52000
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    0169750913

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    07:00AM—03:00AM
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    07:00AM—12:00AM
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    Mizan Corner

    Roti Canai with mystery filling hidden inside? Mizan Corner has the Roti Canai that you are looking for. There is half boiled egg hidden inside the Roti Canai. Give it a try for something new! 
    Tips

    Friendly staff.

    Things to expect

    Get to try something new with cheap price.

    Best with

    Limau ice.

    Price

    RM2.00 to RM5.00

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    Mizan Corner View restaurant

    12, Jalan Jambu Golok, Taman Sri Delima, 52000 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 52000
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    06:00AM—11:30PM
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