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Roti Jala in the pan

Having decided to make roti jala, literally "net bread" in Malay, for dinner, I was too lazy to make a curry, so it was off to Bamboe, our local Indonesian place, to pick up some curries to go with the roti jala.

 

The roti jala recipe was very similar to a crepe or pancake recipe. Using coconut milk gives it richness and fragrance. If a lighter pancake is desired, milk or unsweetened evaporated milk can be substituted.

 

We used a plastic cup with 7 holes made with a bamboo skewer. The trick is to find a right level to fill the cup such that the pressure causes the batter to squirt out evenly. Too much in a cup and the flow volume is too high. Too little, and the dribbles end up in a mess of dots in the pan. It is important to use a fluid motion fairly close to the pan, approximately 2 or 3 cm off the pan, to avoid the batter-stream breaking up into droplets.

 

Recipes:

- www.rasamalaysia.com/2008/05/roti-jala-recipe-and-reintro... - includes video demonstration

- Roti Jala & Meat Curry - Ely's Recipe Book Put all ingredients into the blender and blend till the mixture is smooth.

- Roti Jala - Recipe by Amy Beh - Kuali, The Star Online

 

Bamboe Cafe & Restaurant

(03) 9568 5311

643 Warrigal Rd

Chadstone VIC 3148

 

Photos:

- Roti Jala in the pan

- Roti Jala folded into quarters

- Beef Rendang - AUD9

- Kare Ayam Kuning - Yellow Chicken Curry AUD18.50

- Ning and Hong's Fruit Salad

- Julia's Pineapple Tarts

 

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Taken on January 18, 2009