Roti canai is available in numerous stalls around Penang and each stall has its own variations such as the roti sardin, roti telur and the paper-thin roti tissue. They serve it with their own curry dishes, from the simple dall curry to the meaty curry.

Transfer Road Roti Canai by

A great place to get a bite of the roti is at the famous landmark in Transfer Road. This famous roti canai stall has been in operation for decades next to an old abandoned warehouse.

Transfer Road Roti Canai

This stall has more than enough curries to complement the roti canai – mutton, beef, chicken and dhall. Chicken curry comes with tender pieces of meat in flavourful gravy. However, most customers prefer the tender mutton curry which is relatively spicy. The aromatic mutton is a crowd favourite. Customers can also order the curries without the roti canai.

Transfer Road Roti Canai

However, the best combination is kuah banjir! The torn pieces of roti is served laden with moderately spicy curry, with wonderful aroma of spices. While many customers like the roti with curry, there are also others who prefer the roti topped with poached eggs or the roti telur instead.

Roti canai banjir

The roti telur tends to be quite oily, but nonetheless tasty with egg flavor and crispy edges.

Transfer Road Roti Canai

Roti Telur

The roti canai is great to go with the teh tarik, available hot or cold from the neighbouring stall.


The flatbread is freshly prepared. Service is fast with the many workers helping around, with each manning a station – from twirling the dough, folding to grilling it over the flat pan.

Transfer Road Roti Canai Transfer Road Roti Canai

Breakfast here is an indulgence — soak in the atmosphere and enjoy the slow pace of life in Penang. It is a favorite for many Penangites and tourist and is usually packed with customers waiting for a table as there are only a few narrow tables available. The stall opens daily except on the first three days of Ramadan and first day of Hari Raya. Click here for the Map Location.

Transfer Road Roti Canai

Special Famous Roti Canai
56 Jalan Transfer

Business Hour : 6.30am – 1pm & 3.30pm – 7pm

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7 comments so far


Nothing like good roti canai with all the yummy kuah sploshed over it. Now this is the kind of banjir we like! ;)

Happy New Year, dear! May the very best come your way this year. Hugs from Devil and me!

CK Lam Reply:

Thanks for dropping by Kenny! May the new year bring better things for you and devil. Happy 2012!

January 2nd, 2012 at 12:20 am
yeoh loon.

Happy new year. Gonna drop by the stall tomorrow for roti canai banjir.

January 2nd, 2012 at 1:05 am

Like this stall since 10years ago but the kuah seems more concentrated and tasty a few years back.. anyhow this is still a very special stall that provides roti canai in a unique taste…

January 3rd, 2012 at 2:33 pm

just try it lately but the curry taste it not that good anymore, we love the roti bakar, special and fresh.

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January 6th, 2012 at 12:53 pm

Just went to Penang last week, and I have a taste of their Roti Canai Banjir, it’s delicious!!!

February 26th, 2012 at 9:58 am

Thanks for sharing, CK. Yesterday I went there around 5.00+pm but it’s closed. Do you know whether there’s certain day in a week that the stall is closed?

CK Lam Reply:

As told, official closing days are only the first three days of Ramadan and first day of Hari Raya.

March 11th, 2012 at 9:56 am

macam sedap je .. nak cuba la

April 20th, 2012 at 5:22 pm

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  1. Penang 24-hour Food Tour Guide | What2See : Best of Penang Food!    May 24 2012 / 10am:

    [...] slow pace of life in Penang with breakfast at this road side stall, which is famous for its crispy roti canai. There are several varieties of curries to complement the roti canai – mutton, beef, chicken, fish [...]

  2. 27 Malaysian Street Foods You Need To Eat In This Lifetime | sooziQ    Apr 04 2014 / 5pm:

    […] The line between restaurant and street food gets fuzzy here. The roti canai stand on Jalan Transfer is as street as street food gets, but there’s also a row of stools and vinyl-tableclothed tables in case you’d like to dine in. An assembly line of guys with fun eighties-era hairdos form the roti canai, a flat, flaky bread that’s most often eaten dipped into curry for breakfast. One guy is twisting and slapping and layering the dough with ghee; others cook the bread on a wok. A couple guys are tending to the truly massive drums of curry. Add a little glass mug of hot Nescafé — stir to incorporate the centimeter or so of condensed milk that’s hanging out at the bottom— for a complete Penang breakfast. Where : This stall is at 56, Jalan Transfer, George Town, Penang. Daily, 6.30am–1pm, 3.30pm–7pm. More info here and here […]

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