22 May Addicted to Teh Tarik and Roti Canai in Malaysia
When I left Malaysia I left with an addiction.
It all started with a cup of Teh Tarik.
I had my first sip at a place called Nasi Kandar Pelita in Kuala Lumpur. But once I’d had a taste of this yummy drink, I couldn’t stop.
Before long, Teh Tarik was my beverage of choice and I was drinking several cups a day.
What makes it so good? Well there’s a certain craft to making this drink and it is quite fascinating to watch it being prepared. I shot a quick Vine video so you can see what I mean…
The Art of Teh Tarik
Teh Tarik means “pulled tea” and it is made from black tea, sugar condensed milk and evaporated milk. The final drink is poured from a height between two cups to give it a lovely bubbly top and ensure the ideal drinking temperature. Pouring the perfect cup of Teh Tarik is an art form as it has to have that frothy perfection. The best showmen never spill a drop!
I love the sweet taste and the way it is never too hot…just perfect for drinking!
Teh Tarik is often the perfect accompaniment to Roti Canai- a circular flatbread found across Malaysia. It is typically made by twirling the dough until it becomes a very thin sheet then folding it into a circular shape. The folded dough is then grilled with oil.
Roti tastes soooo good with the various spicy dips they give you and it makes the perfect snack or light breakfast. The texture of Roti Canai is kind of soft on the inside but flaky on the outside, and it fills you up without having to eat a full meal.
I soon became obsessed and discovered all sorts of roti, including Roti Tisu (a kind of thin papery cone shape) and Roti Tosai (a thin crispy tube).
Now I am no longer in Malaysia I am suffering from withdrawal symptoms and can’t wait to go back so I can have my Teh Tarik/Roti Canai fix!
I visited Malaysia as part of the #DiscoverMalaysia blog trip with Malaysia Airlines. All opinions are my own.