The weekend is almost here so time to start thinking about weekend food! Am sure every PJ-ite will know of Raju's or has eaten here before. If you haven't, you don't know what you're missing. This is basically my family's favourite hangout place and also the place where relatives get a taste of roti canai whenever they drop by town.
There's a nice place to sit under the trees and you can catch a glimpse of La Salle School's football field. Nowadays they have moved the roti canai and thosai cooking areas outside so you get to see how your roti canai is prepared. The man will prepare the dough by stretching and flipping it around. Once it's stretched, it's laid to rest on the side. As and when orders come in, he will cook the roti canai on the hot plate.
Thosai is another specialty at Raju's that there's even a little plastic thosai man greeting you at the front of the restaurant. The thosai is cooked on round hot plates until crispy. Once done, it's slowly rolled and served.
At Raju's, you can order the fried items to eat with your breakfast. Usually it's their ikan bulus, skinny silver fish that's delicious when fried as the flesh is sweet and flaky. If it's small, you can even crunch the bones and eat all of it up. My mother prefers their ikan tenggiri as the cutlets are not dried out like other places.
Although some say Raju's should be avoided for their cut throat prices, we tend to come here purely because they do the best roti canai in town. Crispy on the outside, flaky like a croissant and with just a whisper of oil, it's best eaten plain and enjoyed when piping hot. One is never enough and there's always requests from every one to make sure it's "super garing"!
We have recently discovered sinful stuff - their fried sotong which is definitely better than Kanna's. It's reminds me of the barely coated battered sotong in Muhibbah except here they fry it till dark brown. Delicious when eaten with crispy roti canai, it's become a wicked habit during weekends that both of us are addicted to!
Wash it all down with a hot and milky Teh Tarik kurang manis coupled with the Sunday papers for the perfect weekend. Besides Banana Leaf Rice served during lunchtime, Raju's also does great tea time snacks.
Jalan Chantek 5/13 (off Jalan Gasing),