Roti John and Caversham Wildlife Park

April 10, 2014


Roti John recipe. Malaysian street food known as Roti John or beef Omelette open sandwich. Its easy to make and a quick fix to curb your sudden craving for something light yet satisfying bite. Make it at the comfort of your home.


by the way…
the bling bling shoes in the last week post, isn't mine.
I can't walk in those…


I was MIA last week.  Had a very good reason for missing out on a post… I was busy playing host to my nephew and wife.
They were supposed to go to the park on their own, however with last minute change of plan, we ended up at the park too.


I've been to the park umpteen times, but this time I went prepared…  packed my baby aNDy  (aNDy is my camera if you are wondering…;P), and happy with the outcome. Click on my Flickr icon (button on the right...up there) to view few more photos.

But the only thing I did not prepare…was our lunch
If I knew that we were going to tag along, I would have pack these Roti John…. 

Give me a shout or a if you remember Roti John?
Roti means Bread in Malay and Hindi

Street food made famous in the eighties… Someone came up with the idea of having mincemeat mix with egg, spread on bread and cook on the hot griddle or skillet.
How the name 'Roti John' came about… your guess is as good as mine. Perhaps Mr Google will gladly search and tell you.

Roti John

...when I first introduced Roti John to D and E, they gave me the 'What is my mom talking about' look!
 Once bitten, forever smitten with Roti John, and they are happy to have it for dinner  

Roti John

Roti John

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500g mince beef
5 eggs
1/2 cup chopped spring onion
1 chilli - finely chopped (optional)
season with salt
10 soft hotdog buns (store bought)
canola oil
  1. Place mince beef in a medium size bowl. 
  2. Add egg one at a time, and mix into the beef until the mixture is homogeneous. 
  3. Add chopped spring onion and chopped chilli. 
  4. Season with salt, 1-2 teaspoon (to taste). 
  5. Slice the hot dog buns (long side) into two. 
  6. Heat up shallow pan or frying pan. 
  7. Drizzle about 1 tablespoon oil. 
  8. Spread the beef -egg mixture onto the buns and immediately place the buns face down onto the griddle, skillet or hot frying pan. 
  9. Leave it until the beef mixture is cooked thoroughly. 
  10. Turn the buns over, continue cooking until the other side turn brown and crispy too 
  11. Serve immediately with sweet chilli or Sriracha.


  1. Oh, I love that sandwich! It must taste really good.

    Cute kangaroos and bird.



  2. Of course here everyone know Roti John and easily available everywhere but it good to make our own sometimes. And yes, I got to make this soon too.

  3. I love the picture of the kangaroos...and the roti sounds and looks delicious...
    Have a beautiful weekend Lisa :D

    1. Have a good long Easter weekend too Juliana :D

  4. Those kangaroos are sweet!
    My husband loves foods prepared with ground meat ... bet he will enjoy the Roti john too.

  5. Wow this roto john looks delicious. Thanks for sharing this recipe :)