Saturday, June 20, 2015


So, Roti John is a breakfast food popular in Singapore and Malaysia. Legend has it, the recipe was conceived when a Caucasian male (just like Indonesians who called them ‘Bule’, locals there calls them ‘John) was requesting a meat sandwich for breakfast. Hah, if I were the locals, I’d serve him some Egg sandwiched between 2 white breads. The Locals? Nah, they’re going ape nuts by mixing meat, onion, and eggs before smashing a baguette on top to finish it off.



So here it is, ROTI JOHN.

For 1 Serving, you will need;

- Ground Meat – 100 Grams – Don’t go cheap, get a good quality meat for REAL treat.
- Eggs – 2 Whole
- Onion – ½ piece – Diced
- Baguette / Hot Dog Bun – 1 Piece – Sliced in the middle

Meat Seasonings
- Paprika Powder – ½ tsp
- Salt – ¼ tsp
- Black pepper – ½ tsp
- Garlic Powder – ¼ tsp
- Curry Powder – ½ tsp

Ready? Here We Go!

Step 1 – Heat oil in a non-stick pan on high heat. Stir fry meat, moving constantly. Add all the meat seasonings one by one while stirring. When meat turns brown, about 2 minutes, it’s done. Set aside to cool.

Hot Oil

Stir the meat quickly. This will help to prevent it from sticking

Add all the seasonings



Step 2 – Crack the eggs into a bowl; add the diced onion and the meat. Give a nice mix with a fork. Set aside while you heat a small amount of oil in the pan.



A lump of ugly mess. But it is going to be tasty!

Step 3 – Pour the mixture into the pan, just enough that it covers ¾ of the pan. Quickly put the bread in, and give it a nice press so the mixture will stick to it. Cook for 3 minutes on medium heat.

The mixture is looking lovely!

Press it down!

Step 4 – Once you see the edges started to brown, give the sandwich a flip, and toast the other side for another 2 minutes, or until it reaches your liking.
Step 5 – When finished, sliced into portions, give it a shower of condiments and…

Step 6 – SERVE!

And that's how you make, Roti John.