Best Roti Canai in Penang

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“Man, I’m hungry. Let’s go for some roti canai lah!” Does this phrase ring the bell at the back of your mind? Well, who doesn’t love roti canai? It has been an all-time Malaysian favourite. Hunting high and low for one? Penang has the best roti canai to ease your craving. Also referred to as the “flying bread”, check these locations out while you allow these roti canai(s) to cause your hearts to “flutter”!

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    Transfer Road Roti Canai StallPork free d90bfb235d64e73ff14d8ad65b89aaab71a3af43962907cb9cd494af0a63fa21Alco free 9fb1f2c65edc2c1eaf4e8b24402d108dd33cc2bc71f0fb0022a54c3c390a66c8

    From age to age this place continues to stand tall in serving mouth-watering, spicy, hot and thick curry coupled with soft and tender roti canai that sends an original touch of spice onto your senses. Known by Penangites as a legendary spot for the world’s best roti canai, it is a perfect spot for every Malaysian to discover.
    Tips

    Try their Kuah Banjir for a twist of flavour.

    Things to expect

    Good, friendly service and a specially cooked lip-smacking Beef Curry.

    Best with

    Roti Canai, Kuah Banjir, Beef Curry, Half Boiled Eggs, Roti Bakar, Iced Tea

    Price

    RM1.00 to RM5.00

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    Transfer Road Roti Canai Stall View restaurant

    110-114, Jalan Transfer, George Town, 10050 George Town, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia, 10050, Georgetown, Penang
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    08:00AM—11:00AM
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    Jalan Tengah Roti Canai

    Rumour has it that you will be able to find a painted picture of what it means to be really Malaysian at the very corner of this area. Specialising in making roti canai, this particular stall is all you need to make your day! Made in an ever crunchy, aromatic style, Jalan Tengah’s roti canai is more than what you can find in any other local delicacy.
    Tips

    Be sure to be present before 10:30am or else you’ll miss it.

    Things to expect

    Fair parking space, nevertheless do be aware of the non-covered drains.

    Best with

    Teh Tarik

    Price

    RM1.00 to RM4.00

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    Jalan Tengah Roti Canai View restaurant

    Sin Kim Seng Coffee Shop, Jalan Tengah Flat, Off Jalan Tengah, 11900, Jalan Tengah, Penang
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    Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
    06:00AM—11:00AM
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    Abu MamakHalal a81b201f94b2180a29928950eefa06850871fc85c2ba8fcb39753bdbcdfb49cfCertified
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    Ever seen a random place in a corner of a dark alley serving great food? This spot is a must try for those who enjoy a chilling night with friends. Though it may not seem too fancy like a high-class mamak stall, this place is good enough to tempt you to increase the number of orders you have in mind. Of course, try not to judge a book by its cover.
    Tips

    Try to carpool if you’re bringing a group of friends because there aren't many parking spaces available.

    Things to expect

    A waiter who calculates your bill faster than your calculator, warm and small seating area.

    Best with

    Roti Canai, Fried Maggi with Chicken, Milo Dinosaur, Nasi Lemak Goreng, Roti England, Roti Samurai

    Price

    RM1.00 to RM4.00

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    Abu Mamak View restaurant

    Jalan Dato Koyah, 10050, Georgetown, Penang
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    Hameediyah Restaurant Pork free d90bfb235d64e73ff14d8ad65b89aaab71a3af43962907cb9cd494af0a63fa21Alco free 9fb1f2c65edc2c1eaf4e8b24402d108dd33cc2bc71f0fb0022a54c3c390a66c8

    Served with a sense of familiar warmth, Hameediyah Restaurant outshines any other mamak stall in the vicinity. What makes this place special is that the chefs, by all means, try to preserve the authenticity of their food flavours. Though to some it may seem rather old-fashioned, its elegant, straightforward aroma adds to the originality of how a roti canai tastes like.
    Tips

    Their mango lassi is worth dying for!

    Things to expect

    Clean environment, efficient service and air-conditioned dining area on the second floor.

    Best with

    Chicken Murtabak, Briyani Rice, Prawn Curry, Beef Rendang, Kerabu Nanas

    Price

    RM1.00 to RM5.00

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    Hameediyah Restaurant View restaurant

    164A, Lebuh Campbell, 10200, George Town, Penang
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    042611095

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    Every day
    10:00AM—10:30PM
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    Taha's Roti Jala & Roti CanaiPork free d90bfb235d64e73ff14d8ad65b89aaab71a3af43962907cb9cd494af0a63fa21Alco free 9fb1f2c65edc2c1eaf4e8b24402d108dd33cc2bc71f0fb0022a54c3c390a66c8

    Are you a working adult looking for breakfast before you hit your busy schedule? Head over to Taha’s Roti Jala and Roti Canai stall for some scrumptious roti canai. Located near the junction of Penang Street and Bishop Street, this place is a favourite spot for many working adults. Cheap, local, authentic!
    Tips

    Try to carpool if you’re bringing a group of friends because there aren't many parking areas available.

    Things to expect

    Easy to find, fast service, affordable prices.

    Best with

    Roti Jala, Mixed Curry, Set Breakfast

    Price

    RM1.00 to RM4.00

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    Taha's Roti Jala & Roti Canai View restaurant

    At the right hand side of Penang Street. Situated near the junction between Penang Street and Bishop Street. Google Map GPS : 5.418812,100.34116
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    Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
    06:30AM—03:00PM
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    Restoran KapitanHalal a81b201f94b2180a29928950eefa06850871fc85c2ba8fcb39753bdbcdfb49cfCertified
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    Can’t get enough of having more Indian Muslim delicacies on your plate? This spot serves perfect roti canai and other food selections. Located at one on the prime areas in Penang, you may find many local and international tourists hopping by at every hour. Once you’ve placed your order, it’ll leave you craving for more!
    Tips

    Consider visiting at night to find more food selection.

    Things to expect

    Open 24 hours, menu differs at all times of the day, limited parking space.

    Best with

    Tandoori Chicken, Claypot Briyani Rice Ayam, Nasi Tomato (served only at night), Naan

    Price

    RM1.00 to RM5.00

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    Restoran Kapitan View restaurant

    93, Chulia Street, 10200, Georgetown, Penang
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    042641191

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    Every day
    12:00AM—12:00AM
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    Sri Ananda Bahwan RestaurantPork free d90bfb235d64e73ff14d8ad65b89aaab71a3af43962907cb9cd494af0a63fa21Alco free 9fb1f2c65edc2c1eaf4e8b24402d108dd33cc2bc71f0fb0022a54c3c390a66c8

    Before reaching the beautiful sands of Batu Feringghi, you will come across a unique looking restaurant along the main road directly opposite to Paradise Sandy Beach Resort Penang. Be sure enough to steer your car and hop into the restaurant because you are about to experience a life changing moment. Picture this: roti canai served with five to six different varieties of sauces - a perfect dining moment!
    Tips

    Don’t be shy to ask the waiter to customise your own roti canai sauce and be sure to order a cup of mango lassi.

    Things to expect

    Clean and well-decorated dining experience with a natural garden surrounding.

    Best with

    Roti Kertas, Tosei, Chicken Karma, Prawn Masala, Butter Chicken Masala, Mutton Rogan Josh

    Price

    RM1.00 to RM5.00

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    Sri Ananda Bahwan View restaurant

    55 Lebuh Penang, Little India,, 10200, Georgetown, Penang
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    042644204

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    07:00AM—12:00AM
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