Wednesday, 20 August 2008

Streetfood: voted best.....

,...by me



The banana pancake, a must of thai street food! The best pancakes we found (come on, of course we tried a few!!!) were made by Indian and Bangladeshi people in the street (always with mobile kitchens of course..). The pancake originates from India but spread all over Asia under different disguise. I found it in malaysia as Roti Canai, served for breakfast and with curries, but no banana in sight. It's amazing to see how different Thai and Malay foods are considering they are neighbours...
Some observations: no banana tastes or behaves like these in Europe, there is quite a lot of fats used to make them (I absolutely can't care they are too superlicious), and they are soft and crunchy at the same time owwww!. Ah, and I miss street food so much.

All is left to me in Europe is to look at this video I made when I was in Chiang Mai over, and over, and over again....

So watch out, I might try to cook it sometimes..


5 comments:

ICook4Fun said...

We do have banana roti canai in Malaysia. You have to ask for it :)I tried making it once but I just can't get the roti canai to flip the right way. End up just pulling it by hand and it turn out really hard. Now I just used the frozen one here. Can you get it at your place. You are in England right?

Christelle said...

Aaaargh! I should have known!!! I missed on it!! Next time :)
Humm, it demands a lot of practice and skills, the flipping is what frightens me too...

I've never seen a frozen one... what's the brand? I live at the edge of Chinatown here (yes England! :) so they could possibly have it. Would they sell it in Chinatown (yes I'm lucky :))) or in an Indian outlet then?

ICook4Fun said...

Christelle, you should be able to get the frozen roti canai or some called it paratha at Chinatown or Indian grocery store. The best brand is 'Kawan' By the way do you have an e.mail where I can get in touch with you. I wanted to invite you to join Foodbuzz.

mycookinghut said...

Christelle,
This is absolutely delicious! But I am not sure if the ones in Malaysia are served with drizzles of condense milk.
Roti Telur - Egg Roti Canai is my all time favourite!! Oh My God.. even I just had my dinner, I don't mind a roti canai with 'Teh Tarik'!
I am sure you can buy frozen roti canai at Chinse Supermarket.

Ricardo said...

WoW that was impressive, I feel he used quite a lot of oil but the idea and the presentation for a street job was excellent.. well done for sharing that ... now I continue to look for other pancake :D