6 Roti Shops Worth Trying in Bangkok
The common sight of a roti cart in Bangkok often gets your mouth watering. However, spotting the ones actually worth trying, that is the hard part. We have opened up a map of Bangkok to identify 6 awesome roti shops all around the city worthy of braving the traffic for. We have identified shops with seats and some others that are just carts, but surely all of them serve both dessert style and entree style roti in different parts of the city. Here are 6 roti shops in no particular order.
Karim Roti Mataba
Currently located in an old townhouse on Phra Athit Road, Karim Roti Mataba first opened near Tha Prajun Pier in 1943 - a whopping 74 years ago! The go-to dish for this spot cannot be anything other than the Martubak Roti - as the name of the place suggests.
You can choose from a variety of fillings including chicken, beef, or seafood all for the price of 44 baht. Karim Roti Mataba also serves their delicious roti with green curry or beef curry as well as multiple Khao Mok (rice curries) of different varieties and dessert versions of their roti as well.
Roti Ladprao-Wanghin 31
Roti Ladprao-Wanghin 31 is one of those places where making an effort to go and eat it might just be worth it. Located in a small old townhouse at the beginning of Soi Ladprao-Wanghin 31, this roti shop has only 4 tables. Most people who frequent this place are locals in the area who come for take-away roti, so tables are not a problem.
Their roti is made in such a way that the roti becomes just the right kind of crunch. The recommended menu for this place has got to be the roti with eggs and bananas. This simple roti variation is made so well that the flour and the banana combine perfectly together to create a party in your mouth. It is perfect for those who do not like desserts that are not too sweet as they do not overdo it with the sugar. If you do like sweets, however, ask the sellers to add some Ovaltine powder. Yum!
Roti Bai Tei Prayook
Roti Bai Tei Prayook is a roti cart that sells a unique roti made from pandan flour. The soft crust of the roti has a distinct green color from the pandan leaf and adds a really special aroma to the roti. It is located on Ramintra 2nd Kilometer and serves up standard rotis like roti with condensed milk, roti with banana and/or eggs as well as special rotis like roti with coconut, taro, Thai desserts, and even cheese!
Mama Made Roti by Kahava Café
Located along Nang Linchee Road, Mama Made Roti by Kahava Cafe is a Halal restaurant known for many dishes, especially their roti. The succulent roti flour is recommended to be eating with multiple types of curry that the restaurant offers be it green curry, panang curry, or masaman curry. The restaurant also has rice dishes, but when your name has the word roti in it, you know what the easy choice is.
As with any other roti place, the roti also has a dessert variation with multiple toppings such as chocolate or Nutella. It is definitely a place for you and the family because unlike many other roti shops, Mama Made Roti looks a lot more hip with an A/C room and garden seating.
Nanglinchee Roti Thai
Some Thais swear that the best version of anything they have eaten is made along the streets. Nanglinchee Roti Thai is a roti cart that serves up some of the best thin crust roti and showered with condensed milk. Since they are professionals, however, whatever you want to request from they will make sure your roti is cooked to perfection.
Ta Au Roti
At face value, Ta Au Roti looks like your typical street food style roti spot. However, this gem has been opened on the footpaths of Petchaburi Road for over 10 years and continues to be packed - a feat that your typical spot will not be able to boast. The highlights of this place are definitely their Murtabak Roti and their sweet Cha Chuk (traditional Thai tea made by lifting tea pouches up and down). Make sure you tell them your sweetness preferences as they tend to cater to the sweet tooths.
If you arrive at Ta Au Roti after 10-11pm, chances are you may find that their main menu items would have sold out for the night. Of course, you can always try some of their other dishes like the roti with milk, egg roti, or bread dipped in egg. Strategically located at the Ratchatewi intersection, Ta Au Roti is the perfect place for you to recharge after a night out in town.