Shyang 详 kopitiam in Taman Johor Jaya is one of the rare Chinese run roti prata shops in Johor Bahru. The other ones that I have tried are in Taman Ungku Tun Aminah (TUTA) and Jalan Seroja, Johor Jaya.
The main difference between Chinese and non-Chinese roti prata is in the oil used. Chinese stalls use vegetable oil while Indian roti prata stalls use ghee.
Shyang kopitiam is named after the young owner 详 who had worked 10 years at his dad's roti canai stall and had been running the current shop for a year now.
Business has been good especially during breakfast.
I had a plain roti or kosong. Shyang kopitiam also offers roti with stuffing like egg, ham, cheese, banana, sardine and onion.
At Shyang, the flakey roti was crispy yet soft and it was not overly greasy. The slightly sweet roti was especially delicious when dipped in the chicken curry that was gently spicy and sweet.
Shyang said that to get the desired taste and texture in his roti, he uses imported wheat flour which costs more than local flour.
Besides roti prata, Shyang kopitiam also sells staples like mee siam and nasi lemak for breakfast.
For lunch, Shyang does wok fried dishes.
Shyang kopitiam opens for business at 6:30am and the chicken curry usually runs out by noon - so be there early :)
Restaurant name: Shyang 详 Kopitiam
Address: Jalan Bakawali 50, Taman Johor Jaya, Johor Bahru
Hours: 6:30am to 4:00pm (chicken curry for the roti prata usually runs out around noon)
Date visited: 14 Aug 2012
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