Fangtastic: Seller cooks up snake-shaped roti canai

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  • Thursday, 09 Jul 2020

Harun's snake-shaped roti canai has been a hit with customers. - Bernama

KOTA BARU (Bernama): It all started on a whim when Che Harun Ali made a snake-shaped roti canai for himself at his small restaurant in Kampung Kubur Kuda a year ago.

However, a curious customer saw it ordered one too, which led Harun to add the "Roti Ular" to his menu.

"I was having fun and doing it for myself. I didn't expect a customer to be watching or to order one.

"That gave me the idea to put the snake-shaped roti canai on the menu and requests have been growing," said the 46-year-old, who is assisted by his wife, Nor Azlina Husin, 39, at the stall which opens daily from 8am-11pm.

Customers are able to choose from a long list of roti canai variations – including the Roti Ular (priced up to RM3) which can be enhanced with Milo, Nestum, Planta, cheese or condensed milk.

"I will prepare almost 10kg of roti canai dough every day to meet customer demand.

"Some customers feel squeamish and are afraid to eat the snake-shaped roti canai, but there are other options for them.

"Then there are also those who are scared but still want to try it because it can't be found anywhere else," said Harun, who has been making roti canai for over 30 years now.

Afdalila Abas, 34, from Kubang Kerian said it was very creative and her family decided to try it after it went viral on social media.

"At first I was scared to eat it, but that feeling disappeared after tasting it – it was very good!" she said. – Bernama

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