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.
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*