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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    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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    +6012-3311456

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    08:00AM—12:00AM
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    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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    10:00AM—03:00AM
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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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    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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    Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
    07:00AM—01:00PM
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