Rotiboy finally in Penang Queensbay Mall

Once upon a time, if we Penangites crave for some Mexican bun, we have to travel to KL for some Rotiboy or settle for the much oilier PapaRoti. Finally RotiBoy has landed in Penang. By now, the novelty of a hot, crispy on the outside, soft inside coffee and butter flavoured buns have wear off.

Over here, in Penang, the Rotiboy outlet has a cozy corner for teh tarik and coffee. The shop is in the basement, two shops away from Sushi King. We were tired out from a day of shopping and plonked ourselves down at their sofas for some Mexican Bun and teh tarik.

rotiboy mexican bun

The size of the Mexican bun seems to have shrunk and it is less oily than I remember. It has been a long time since I ate a Rotiboy (poor Penangite). Comparing to PapaRoti, I prefer Rotiboy. But the funny thing is PapaRoti costs the same, i.e. RM1.80. I thought Rotiboy is the original and PapaRoti is errrmmm…follower?

I have seen how PapaRoti did the bun. After the dough has risen, they steam the bun before baking. If you are not afraid of getting fat, getting a clog heart, a nice hot, crispy and fragrant bun is nice once in a while. PapaRoti is available in Tesco on the basement.


Hahaha, I like the slogan. One is never enough…. buns to die for. I disagree. I can only finish half a bun and yeap, I will die of heart disease if I ate too many.

Still I am glad we Penangites can finally measure up to KL-ites a bit. Abuden, we don’t have what-what donuts chains here yet. *sigh*

Post Author: Lilian

Food, travel, recipes. Chinese Malaysian, blogger, photographer and writer.

6 thoughts on “Rotiboy finally in Penang Queensbay Mall


    (March 1, 2008 - 11:10 pm)

    The Rotiboy outlet in KLCC is the wisest location they could have ever chosen, people rushing out from LRT station will be greeted with fragrant Mexican bun smell!

    Look at their other outlets like Midvalley and Plaza Low Yat, nothing special…

    What about the outlet’s placing in Penang, is it good? I guess having a cafe set-up is definitely a good idea, so many cafes nowadays, just to hang out!


    (March 2, 2008 - 9:22 am)

    Rotiboy still popular meh?! Long time never eat jor… I think Melaka 1 close down d ler.


    (March 2, 2008 - 4:36 pm)

    I tried it just now and the taste is quite good as compared to rest of the Mexican bun (not from RotiBoy). Somehow not a lot of people queuing up as in KL. I don’t need to queue at all in fact which is a good thing for me.


    (March 3, 2008 - 10:02 am)

    Thank you for writing about one of the latest opening at Queensbay Mall – Rotiboy. Would like your permission to repost this at Queensbay Mall’s Blog at

    Please contact me at my email.

    Thank you
    Doreen Teh
    Manager – New Media
    Queensbay Mall
    C P Estate


    (March 3, 2008 - 11:27 am)

    Doreen – No, you may not. Sorry. If you wish, I am for hire. USD128 per post.


    (March 10, 2008 - 11:36 pm)

    Dear Lilian

    Thanks for the clarification. We will Not be re-posting your article as per your message. Please be assured. Fyi, we were asking permission in view of giving Rotiboy, a new tenant at Queensbay Mall, as well as your site as credits.

    However, there is no real necessity for your service. Thank you for your reply 🙂

    Have a good one.

    Doreen Teh
    Manager – New Media

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