Roti Babi – Politcally Incorrect?

I thought it was pretty funny anyway almost like an oxymoron, but well that’s me and my rudimentary understanding of Malay. It intruiged me though, so I had to try some, even though I was pretty full (after my second plate of Char Kway Teow)..

I had some chicken wings to go with it, which were ok, but totally lose to the ones in Bandar Sri Damansara.

They were the crispy type..

The Roti Babi was actually nice, something like french toast with pork mince inside, served with some chilli sauce.

What I found funny about the whole thing though, was the fact the Roti Babi was operating right next to a Satay stall with Halal stickers plastered all over it..

That shows you, Malaysia is a tolerant country, at least in some aspects.

Yesterday I posted too early, I posted before I’d even had breakfast and almost killed myself from hunger pangs in the process!

Policy today was eat first, then post 😉

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18 Responses to Roti Babi – Politcally Incorrect?

  1. soowm December 7, 2005 at 8:47 pm #

    Roti babi sounds too gross, blame it on the signage fella!! Pork Rolls or Pork sandwich would be more politically correct…

  2. 8dee December 7, 2005 at 8:58 pm #

    Sounds nice mah… least for some Malay that doesn’t read english would know that it is pork. Pork is my fren….always will sound nice to eat…..poor satay guy coz they must be malay……..

    but there is satay babi in Indonesia, and it is great!

  3. ShaolinTiger December 7, 2005 at 9:01 pm #

    There is Satay Babi in Penang too, will blog about it later 🙂

  4. FireAngel December 7, 2005 at 9:03 pm #

    BASTURDDDDdddddd.. stop it with the food!

  5. kimberlycun December 7, 2005 at 9:19 pm #

    i had damansara chicken wings..6 of em..beat that

  6. Pink December 7, 2005 at 9:38 pm #

    Where is this exactly again? Looks good. Unless you’ve photoshopped it. 🙂

  7. KY December 8, 2005 at 12:09 am #

    Nothing wrong with roti babi anyway. just chinese food with malay title.. never intended to pass as halal food either.

  8. ShaolinTiger December 8, 2005 at 12:27 am #

    Nah not photoshopped!

    It’s on Gurney, next to a place called Moon Garden or something like that.

  9. wyejon December 8, 2005 at 2:21 am #

    roti babi is a great/catchy name… and it sounds a lot cooler than calling it roti khinzir 🙂

    oh and btw… those stickers on the satay stall don’t look like halal stickers

  10. d December 8, 2005 at 2:44 am #

    if you want to be PC, should use Roti Khinzir.. 😛

  11. munsta December 8, 2005 at 3:42 am #

    you ate at my fave coffee shop on gurney drive!!!!!! *grin*…

    btw, you should also try the hokkien mee (soup based on prawns & pork ribs)- yummy; and the grilled fish

    Warning…the latter only opens after 10p.m. and sometimes when feeling too wealthy, decides not too open at all

    damn…now I really miss home 🙁

  12. victor December 8, 2005 at 4:16 am #

    Looks like french toast indeed. But the name abit not so scientific. Haha.

  13. in December 8, 2005 at 7:24 pm #

    Roti Babi is actually a Nyonya dish. I have the recipe, handed down from an old Nyonya Bibik. In fact, I just made it a couple of weeks back.

  14. james December 8, 2005 at 9:43 pm #

    Wait. Where is this, dude? I can never find Roti Babi in KL. Gotta travel all the way to Penang just to get this.

  15. formerlyfrombrunei December 10, 2005 at 12:17 pm #

    there is satay babi in penang, but in my opinion, i have not come across a chinese satay seller whose satay (pork, chicken, beef or mutton) has even come close to that of a malay seller (no pork of course!). there is one particularly unsatisfying satay babi along chulia street. i guess sometimes, just sometimes, food from the originating culture tastes best when made the way it is originally made, by the original people. for satay and burgers, ill stick to the malay sellers! =)

  16. damion December 11, 2005 at 4:44 pm #

    if you’re journeying down south (presumably you’re in KL) someday,
    do try to exit at Tangkak and drive down to muar…
    perhaps the satay roasters here might be able to change your opinion about pork satays.. 😉
    oh, and they’re definitely chinese.. if you had to know.. 😛

  17. Avatar December 12, 2005 at 10:30 pm #

    Aha! Roti Babi is one of the good food you can find along Gurney Drive 😛

    Darn now you’ve stirred up my appetite. Haven’t had Roti Babi for a damn long time.

  18. formerlyfrombrunei December 12, 2005 at 11:33 pm #

    damion, i might do just that when i do get some kaki to come along with me. am in penang actually. been here for quite a while, and for all its food is worth, its not perfect i guess. thanks for the tip! =)