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Roti canai can be enjoyed for breakfast, lunch, tea, dinner or supper. A restaurant worker making roti canai. - filepic

Starting July 1, you can nominate your favourite roti canai stall and stand to win great prizes

What dish is uniquely Malaysian? Many would say roti canai, which is a favourite among Malaysians of all races — be it for breakfast, lunch, tea, dinner or supper.

The dish is believed to have been introduced here by migrants from south India where a similar combination of paratha and dalcha — the accompanying lentil curry — is served, according to Madhur Jaffrey’s Ultimate Curry Bible.

Come July 1, we invite you to nominate your favourite roti canai place via The Star People’s Food Awards and stand a chance to win attractive prizes such as hotel stays and dining vouchers.

flipping roti canai

It’s easy to take part. Just take out your smartphone and snap a photo along with details of your favourite roti canai eatery and send to

Nominations will be accepted during the first 10 days of the month.

After the nominations, you can either click on the “endorse” button to vouch for it or recommend your favourites via the “recommend” button.

You can make up to three recommendations or endorsements, or a combination of, per Facebook account, for each award category.

The Top 10 is then decided by the public, via nomination and endorsement.

Voting, which is the second stage of the process, begins on the 15th of each month until the end of the month.

Each month, the Malaysian public can vote in their favourite category-based street food, such as nasi lemak, roti canai, popiah, nasi kandar and chicken rice.

Anyone, 16 years and above, with a Facebook account can participate. People power is the basis for the awards — through an online public nomination and voting platform.

Each voter is allowed to cast up to three votes per category per Facebook login. The three votes must be used to endorse three different stalls.

The online voting is live and scores are automatically tallied and instantly viewed. Those who nominate, vote, or successfully share a link, are automatically entered into a race to win the prizes.

The more affirmative actions you perform, the better your chances of winning a prize.

The details for this exciting awards can be found in the FAQ and About section on The Star People’s Food Awards’ website.

The Star People’s Food Awards is hosted on Metro Online Broadcast (MOB), The Star’s citizen journalism website, at

The year-long event will see a monthly award being given out to the best Malaysian street food in the Klang Valley.

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