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If you ever think of having malaysian-western style breakfast, with roti bakar (toast), milo, and perhaps half-boiled egg, head to PJ state, there you will find the best roti bakar this side of klang valley.

Roti Bakar at PJ state
simple, yet very tasty

There are several factors that set this roti bakar offering from the rest. Firstly, the bread is not your run of the mill Gardenia type, but rather a specially made bread not unlike those old school Bengali Roti.

Sous vide soft boiled egg and toast from charcoal fire, quite a long wait on weekends tho. Kam Heong kopitiam by PJ State. #kyeats #breakfast #kopitiam #1malaysia #halal

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Secondly, a generous layer of butter or kaya is spread to the bread prior to toasting, instead of after. This allows the filling to seep into the bread from the heat, bonding the flavor into the bread itself. Lastly, instead of electric toaster, charcoal is used.

I always end up ordering at least a serving of roti bakar (RM1.20) even if I have something else as the main meal for breakfast. Perhaps you should give it a try too.

Roti Bakar at PJ state
old school charcoal toaster

You can find the map to the place in myseafood porridge post.

8 Jalan Tengah
Off Jalan Yong Shook Lin
Petaling Jaya

GPS: 3.099378, 101.644478

Discuss : KY eats – Roti Bakar (Toast) at PJ State

  1. woo looks best. i make this at home all the time. when i’m sian of toasting i steam it. quite best also.

  2. paul, when sian dun eat roti lar

  3. hard to find this charcoal roti now days, what about the half boiled egg at same stall, any good?

  4. please’s just a roti u can buy from mamak selling roti using motorbike + planta that can b found in any shops + charcoal that did nothing other than burn d roti…u can substitute it even using iron (more COOL)…admit it KY, u just love d ‘view’ over there

  5. There is a shop selling charcoal Toman fish. They nailed the Toman onto a 1×2″ plank and slowly ikan bakar it, flipping it over every 2 mins for 30 mins. Once evenly bakar. Slowly remove the nail, remove the toman carefully, throw the toman away and eat the wood.

    KY: hahahha, even funnier was that Jabot believed you!

  6. foodcrazee

    lolz….cipet Ben

  7. ive tried this about a month back. nothing special ler seriously and it’s not that cheap either.

  8. the uncle twice forgot m order of 2 different occasion…business too good!

    KY: haha, just your luck.

  9. […] I have actually heard of this place from FA before decided to give it a try. The kopitiam is nameless and is located at the other end of the same row of shops that has the famous kopitiam with loh ngap (duck), very good roti bakar, and seafood porridge, among other things. […]

  10. […] I have always thought that the roti bakar at PJ state was one of the bests I have had, until one of my clients bought me to the food court at KLCC to order the same thing there. Since then, this little stall at the 2nd floor food court became my favorite place for breakfast. […]

  11. […] this time operating in the popular kopitiam next to UOB bank (the kopitiam also has very good roti bakar, seafood porridge, and braised duck at […]

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