Changing jobs always has a lot of benefits – but in this transition, my favourite has been the array of restaurants and cafés around my new office. One of the highlights so far is that Roti House is not even a five minute walk away.
Roti House states that they make the best roti and curries in Canberra. In my few excursions, I have to admit that I’ve been very impressed with the food.
Roti House make their roti in house, and the end result is flaky and authentic to what you would find in Malaysia. On the day A and I met for lunch, we ordered a serving of Roti ($6.50) to share, which our waitress saying that she’ll ask for it to be cut into four pieces for easy sharing. The roti is served with the traditional sambal and curries. The dahl unfortunately was too salty to eat, but the sambal was a fantastic mix of flavours with lots of spice.
Roti House also serve a variety of mamak (street hawker) dishes, including laksa, nasi lemak, nasi goreng pattaya, Penang char kuey teow and mee goreng. I’ve only ordered the Nasi Lemak when I’ve dined at Roti House, as it is so good that I can’t bear to branch out (yet). The nasi lemak ($13.80) comes with your choice of beef rendang, chicken curry or chicken wings. I’ve tried all three, but my favourite is the chicken curry. Nasi lemak is made with coconut rice, served with sambal chilli paste, fried ikan bilis (anchovies), boiled egg, peanuts and sliced cucumber.
In regards to drinks, Roti House serve the Malaysian favourite of teh tarik (pulled milk tea), as well as a small selection of beer and wine (with BYO wine available also).
Roti House is open Monday-Saturday for lunch and dinner. For those on the go, you can order a take away box of nasi lemak or nasi goreng with chicken wings for $8.50 (Monday to Friday only).