Wednesday, 15 August 2012

Chinese Roti Prata (Canai) @ Restoran Furong 芙蓉华人煎饼 in Taman Johor Jaya, Johor Bahru

Chinese roti prata (canai) stalls are rare in Johor. Restoran Furong 芙蓉华人煎饼 is the third Chinese roti prata shop that I have come across, so far.

The popular Furong Chinese roti prata shop 芙蓉华人煎饼 is run by a mother and daughter team for the past 16 years.

Notice how little oil there was on the pan?

Business was brisk even at 10:30am on a Wednesday when I was at Restoran Furong. The young lady boss was flipping and frying roti after roti, non stop. I watched amazed as she flipped the dozens of roti with quiet efficiency in an effortless style and elegant poise.

I tried a plain roti (kosong) and another with cut onion (bawang) stuffing.

The plain roti made with wheat flour and vegetable oil was thin and light, and there was hardly any grease, even on the plate. The roti was flakey and crispy, yet it was slightly moist and soft inside the folds. The roti was light tasting and it was gently sweet from the wheat flour.

The roti bawang was also crispy outside and was moist and soft inside with juicy sweet chopped fresh onions.

Furong serves three kinds of gravies for their prata. All are made from curry spices and vegetables, with no meat used. The curry potato sauce was the mildest - it tastes of potato sweetness and was not spicy. The spicy curry has a slight sting and was spicy hot - I like my gravy spicy hot.

The sambal chili was also nice. The sambal was sweet, salty and spicy hot. All the three sauces went very well with my roti.

Restoran Furong is an excellent place to have a Chinese roti prata.

Restaurant name: Restoran Furong 芙蓉华人煎饼
Address: 17, Jalan Seroja 49, Taman Johor Jaya, Johor Bahru
GPS: 1.535209,103.801389
Hours: 6:30am to 4:00pm
No Pork, No Lard

Date visited: 15 Aug 2012

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  1. This is indeed amazing! I have never seen a Chinese lady doing Roti Canai. Thanks for the wonderful post!

    1. Thanks David ;D This is the beauty and wonders of social media. After my first post on a Chinese roti canai stall, readers suggest other stalls, and it gets more and more interesting.


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