Melaka is full of interesting things and Roti Terbang is one of it. Although there are quite a number of roti canai sellers in Malaysia who can perform this feat, Mezan of Roti Canai Kampung Enam is probably the most energetic of all. Check out the video above I made.
After entering a roti canai competition and emerging as the champion, he went to work in an Australian restaurant that serves Malaysian cuisine. It was only until a few years ago that he decided to return to Melaka to take care of his own business.
The art of tossing and spinning the roti canai dough in mid air is similar to what people do with pizza. But roti canai is considerably harder to work with since the dough is thinner and lighter making it more susceptible to break and tear.
For hygienic reasons, the dough used for roti terbang performance is discarded immediately later and won’t be used to serve customers.
And in order to make the spread dough ‘fly better’, some use a thicker dough while some would freeze it first. Everyone has their own tricks up their sleeves.
Roti Jepun @ RM4.30 is their signature item so it’s definitely a must try if it’s your first time here. Basically, it contains a filling of cheese and a beaten mixture of margarine and condensed milk.
What makes it unique is its triangle shape and the fact that the roti will slowly inflate like a balloon when fried. Taste wise, it’s slightly sweet with a cheesy flavor and goes well with the classic dhal and sambal dip.
But if you are in Melaka, you should try pairing roti canai with asam pedas sauce instead. They are also perfect together.
Nasi Lemak is also a popular dish here for those looking for a more substantial meal. The dark maroon-colored sambal is rich and spicy with a distinctive smoky aroma that is uniquely Malaccan. A serving with all the works and extra chicken curry costs only RM6.
Roti Terbang Kampung Enam
T487, Kampung Enam, Bachang, 75300 Malacca, Melaka
Google Map: https://goo.gl/Fi2YQL
Hours: 6pm – 2am (Closed on Sundays)
Tel: 012-258 4207