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Have you heard of ‘Bengali Roti‘ before? It is one famous bread from Penang, Malaysia. Follow the link to check it out.

My mom came back from Penang recently with 2 lovely loaves of Bengali Roti and this is one delicious breakfast made from it. Simple and no fuss breakfast immediately the next morning. I just love the thick brown crusts and the elastic moist fluffy insides and the aroma, simply out of this world. Still attempting to bake this bread, have yet to succeed.


1 or 2 thick slices of Bengali Bread
2 farm fresh corn fed free-range chicken eggs (picky eh?)


  1. Bring a small saucepan of water to boil. Put in the fresh eggs gently. Cut the heat, do not cover the saucepan. Leave the eggs in the boiled water for at least 10 minutes and scoop them out when toast is ready.
  2. Toast the Bengali Bread over a chapati grill or any toaster oven until the bread turns crusty and crispy on the outside.
  3. Place the toast on a serving plate and spread on some butter. Crack the half-boiled eggs over the bread and sprinkle some light soy sauce and crushed peppercorns on the  eggs. Serve and  devour immediately.


  1. sunwayrose says:

    Hi Audrey,

    I read your blog with some interest. I love cooking too.
    The roti men in those days were mainly from Bengal, and its not called roti Bengali. The Bengalis eat chapatis. Chapatis have a variety of style on how its cooked.

  2. sunwayrose says:

    Hi audrey,

    I read your blog, but I like to mention that in actual fact there is no roti Bengali. In those days the breadman (rotiman) were mainly from Bengal. Bengalis eat chapatis and there are many ways of cooking them.

    Best eaten hot from the ‘theva’ (chapati pan)

    • Audrey Cooks says:

      You are probably right sunwayrose. I meant it as how the people in Penang calls this bread “Bengali Roti”. If I were to mention Bengal roti, I don’t think many would understand the lingo. Thank you for the clarification.

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