This roti canai (prata) at Restoran Selera Selatan in the Rosmerah area of Taman Johor Jaya was recommended by my friend Sally Wong on Johor Yummy Facebook group.
This is the most balanced roti canai stall that I have come across, so far. Frequently, roti canai stalls either have good roti or good curry. Seldom are both the roti and curry equally good. Some of my favourites have great roti but would have been perfect, if their curry was just as good.
Selera Selatan is one of the rare roti canai shops where the great roti is matched with an equally great curry.
The roti was crispy outside and inside it still retained a slight stretchy softness.
Selera Selatan serves a fragrant curry made with lots of vegetables and spices. I have not seen another stall putting so much ingredients in their curry.
The sambal was tasty too with robust anchovy flavour which I liked.
Enche Loy had been making roti canai for over 20 years. Selera Selatan has many regulars of all communities. Many regulars were more like friends of Enche Loy.
The two of us had 3 pieces of kosong which I feel is the best way to taste test a roti :) This was excellent as the charred marks on the skin and the soft insides attest. There was also very little oil on or in the roti.
Look how big Enche Loy spreaded that dough. You can imagine how crispy and fluffy that roti will be when the dough is folded and fried.
This was nice too - the egg yolk and white gave the roti a nice eggy note. But, I wish they had given this tasty version of roti canai a more attractive name. I just can't associate the word "plaster" with delicious food :)
This is the roti with egg and bawang (chopped onions) which is a popular choice at Selera Selatan besides the kosong.
Selera Selatan opens at 7:00am and closes at 3:00pm but the roti canai is usually sold out by 10:30am, and sometimes as early as 9:00am. The rest of the day, Selera Selatan sells nasi campur.
Restaurant name: Restoran Selera Selatan
Address: Jalan Rosmerah 2/13 (opposite Ang's Laksa), Taman Johor Jaya, Johor Bahru
Hours: 7:00am to sold out (usually about 10:30am but sometimes by 9:00am). Closed on Sunday.
Date visited: 21 Nov 2012
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