Sunday, May 4, 2014

Roti Road

189-193 Barkly Street
Vic 3011

After reading Lauren's post about Roti Road (and more on Facebook) when we felt like a a bite in Footscray for lunch on Sunday we decided to give it a try.

We'd only been to the former incarnation Yummie Yum Cha once or twice and I'd noticed there was a refurbishment under way, but hadn't been around town to witness its completion.

I couldn't find the menu online so here you go... there are still some Yum Cha options available until 5pm, and beyond that there are plenty of Malaysian options.

We started off by sharing the roti canai. The roti was great, super light and fluffy, and hot when it arrived. I didn't get much of a chance with the curry sauce, as it was the better half's favourite, the sambal and dhal were good to though.

Soon after we scoffed our way through the roti, the 'background' dance music was turned down and a new tune pumped up...

Out came one of the flying roti chefs with a fantastic display of roti spinning and throwing whilst moving all around the restaurant. There's no need to stand up to watch, he makes his way to most corners!

We were sat right outside the window into the kitchen and the chef's all seemed to be having a good time throughout our meal, and were spinning the roti in there some of the time too. As you can see there have been a few changes to the decor since the Yummie days with a modern look with a bit more wood and plenty of roti road branding.

We didn't have to wait much longer for our mains arrived. The vegetable curry laksa was packed with tofu, eggplant, tomato, broccoli carrot and beans sat atop the noodles and bean shoots.

I had the chicken laksa which also featured tofu and eggplant with thin strips of chicken breast which were easy to eat with the chop sticks. The mint and gave some extra brightness along with the lime, and the shrimp paste which came in a separate little dish which added depth to the already tasty broth.

It was pretty busy on the Sunday lunchtime after the Friday grand opening, but the team seemed to have things under control. The bill came to $27.90 although there's currently an opening 10% off! It's great to have more variety in the 'scray and I'm sure we'll be regular visitors, the question is will it stop our occasional forays to Flemmington?

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  1. Thanks for posting the menu! I read Lauren's post keenly as well but was unsure whether I'd be able to find enough vegetarian options. Looks like they've got one or two good ones. :-)

  2. No problem! Yes I think you'd be OK, feel free to let us know how you go...