Order This: Makan Malaysian's Roti

December 21 2012, 10:30 AM

Since the world didn't end (hallelujah!), I'll be celebrating with Makan Malyasian's roti prata. Order the buttery flatbread at the six-month-old Platt Park restaurant and you're rewarded with an airy bundle of unleavened bread. Tear off a piece and dip it in the savory curry sauce or the cumin-spiced dahl (lentil soup). Roti is chewy, almost like a crêpe—and it's not to be missed.

Go at lunch or dinner and choose the dish as a starter or a side. Or stop by for breakfast (8 a.m. to 11 a.m., Saturday and Sunday) when chef and co-owner Karen Wee Lin Tan Beckman offers an expanded selection. There are savory versions filled with egg or shredded onion (or both). And then there's the sweet and decadent roti kaya, which is spread with coconut jam and served with sides of palm sugar and coconut milk syrup.

Sip This: There's no liquor license, but with teh tarik, a sweet and milky Malaysian black tea, you won't miss it. 

1859 S. Pearl St., 720-524-8093

—Photo by Rachel Nobrega

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