The Roti House at the bottom of the Ernst and Young building on Marcus Clarke Street in the City, has really great flaky roti. Once you try it, you will just have to go back for more.
Roti is available with some dahl and chicken curry for $12 per plate….
…but it may be better to order the single roti for $6.50 and team it up with the very delicious Beef Rendang $16.80 – beef curry slowly stewed in coconut milk and secret spices.
….and some tasty Belacan Kangkung $14.80 for variety.
The Chicken Satay is tempting at $13.00 for six or $19.50 for nine, but the chicken thigh pieces are fairly fatty.
It’s also worth budgeting some room to share a Roti dessert. Warm sweet Roti goes well with ice-cream and condensed milk, like the Roti Kaya with Ice-cream $8.50 (Roti filled with sweet pandas coconut jam).
Or an alternative to a Roti dessert would be the Sago Gula Melaka – tapioca pearls in palm sugar syrup and coconut milk $7.50 …
…or one of the famous Malaysian shaved ice desserts like Chendol $7.50 or Ice Kacang $8.
Desserts are large and easily shared.
A good menu for four people would be…
1 Beef Rendang $16.80
1 Belcan Kangkung $14.80
2 Roti Canai ($6.50 per serve)
2 rice ($2.80 per serve)
1 Roti Kaya with Ice-cream $8.50
or 1 Roti Pisang (bananas) with ice-cream and coconut jam $11
Approx $15 per person.
BYO wine corkage is $6 and one Canberra Entertainment Book 25% voucher is allowed per table.
Open Monday-Saturday 11:30am-2:30pm; 5pm-10pm.
The decor is plain, service efficient, and it can be chilly in winter when the door opens, but the Roti is amazing!
The menu is on the restaurant website but there are also blackboard specials and some banquet options.