Roti Canai in Kuala Lumpur

Oh, Indian food!

I find it absolutely irresistible. After a grand total of four days in Kuala Lumpur, I had already turned myself into a regular at one particular establishment – Restoran Anuja.


Located directly across from Puduraya Bus Terminal, this was the first place I set foot in after arriving from Melaka and it won me over instantly. Restoran Anuja had a simple menu, friendly service, and fresh tropical fruit juices – the perfect combination after a long journey.


Kuala Lumpur has a large Indian population and when it comes to their cuisine, that translates into roti, roti, and more roti. For those of you who have never tried roti before, it is a flat bread eaten across much of South Asia. It is usually accompanied with various curries, but I’d argue that the roti itself is the star of the meal; let’s not forget all the different kinds you can order up: plain roti, cheese roti, garlic roti, banana roti…

At 2.50 Ringgits for a plate of cheese roti with curry, I was only paying the equivalent of $0.80 to feast on one of my favourite dishes. And I didn’t eat just one platter, oh no, I went for seconds. Here is the video proof of how superb this place is.


p.s. Lest you think I’ve only been eating Indian food while in Malaysia (big foodie faux pas), let me affirm that I have tried many Malaysian dishes including a refreshing bowl of cendol.

What’s your favourite Indian dish?

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  1. says: Ceri

    Oh my God, I’m jealous. SO jealous. Indian is my absolute favourite food but do you think you can find an Indian here in Mexico? Nuh. Eat HEAPS for me, hun.

    1. says: Audrey

      Oh, I am eating lots! I almost think I’m overdoing it, but you just never know where the next Indian meal is going to come from…so better enjoy. 😉

  2. says: Zhu

    No kidding, that place looks familiar… I think I ate there. I had a lot of roti canai and Indian food in Malaysia, oh-so-good! I think I loved everything. Seriously. Best food ever. Gosh I am drooling on my keyboard now.

    1. says: Audrey

      It’s a pretty easy place to find, especially if you arrived at the main bus terminal. Chances are we dined at the same restaurant. 🙂

  3. says: Sam

    Lovely! I miss roti right now in South America. Not so much Indian food here. Growing up in East London (not the South African city), I thought for such a long time as a child that Indian food was literally EVERYWHERE. The day I realised that not to be true, I had sad face.

    1. says: Audrey

      I can relate! I lived in a suburb outside of Toronto that had a huge Indian population so I got used to my curries and samosas. It wasn’t until I moved to Korea last year that I realized I had been spoiled for choices. 😉

    1. says: Audrey

      I only just tried aloo gobi and it was amazing! I need to start branching out of my usual tandoori and chicken tikka. 😉

  4. says: Jessica Wray

    I am just head over heels with the food in India right now, regardless of the random stomach pains at times. I’m still trying to figure out though if roti is exactly the same as “chapati”. All the restaurants in Rajasthan list it as this and I assume it’s the same as roti. Oh gosh I don’t know!

    1. says: Audrey

      Indian food IN India! Lucky girl! 😀 I bet you are loving it there. I was having the same roti vs. chapati debate the other day, but I can’t say I know the difference. Both are unleavened and a lot thinner than naan, but aside from that, they kind of look and taste the same to me.

      1. says: Azlan

        Roti Canai and Chapati is 2 different flat bread. The ingredients are the same, but they way of making is the different. Canai in Malay means ‘to roll out dough’. Yes, they roll it out with stylish way using a lot of oil bfore it goes on to the frying pan. While chapati it is just a plain flatbread frying without oil.


  5. says: Arianwen

    We have a ‘roti caravan’ here in Brixton, London, where I live. It’s good, but I’m sure it doesn’t measure up to the real thing! Thanks for the video!

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