Roti, kop kun kha
arroi maak maak roti kha
chan rak roti mak
A haiku to roti
"Roti, thank you
Very delicious Roti
I love Roti a lot"
As soon as we arrived in Bangkok, we were delighted with the street food. It's something that frankly doesn't exist where we live due to various laws and restrictions, which is tragic.
Needless to say, we were completely enamored by the choices. We like to survey our options (so many!) but one thing caught our eye and didn't let go on that first night in Bangkok, after traveling over 24 hours.
Yes, we watched as a man took the dough, flattened it, and then whipped it in the area and onto the flat workspace of his little food cart until it was super thin. All with such precision and speed!He then tosses it onto the hot grill and fries it up. When the dough is cooked, sweetened condensed milk is drizzled on it. And then you can add more sugar! :-O Does that sound crazy?
We had to try one.
There were a lot of options: Plain, Egg, Banana, Mango, and so on. Of all that we tried, our favorite was the original. It was sooo good. We ate so many Roti and I love how it would be sliced up and placed in a little disposable container. Then you would get a little wooden toothpick and you could just eat this with ease as you walk down the street toward your next food experience. Haha!!! It was the best.
Of all the Roti we tried, we had a favorite, hands down.
I hope he is still there, and I will soon be able to verify it.
At On Nut BTS Station, across the street, was a man. He was stationed at the corner of an alley, on the sidewalk. The closest business near him was a bank. He was almost always on the phone, and may have spoke arabic? He made the greatest Roti. Shoutout to him!
If you're in Bangkok now and try to find him, let me know!! I hope you can enjoy the best Roti ever! Or... if you have a favorite Roti spot, or street food stall in general in Bangkok, let us know in the comments. I'd love to check it out when i'm in Bangkok next!
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