Roti means bread in Malay, so Roti John can be directly translated to John's bread or sandwich. I do not know who this John dude is and how he was such a genius for creating such a yummy sandwich but I do thank him for it. If you have never had Roti John before, your world and your taste buds are about to change.
Roti John is a simple omelette sandwich featuring minced meat, onion, egg and a ton of mayo, ketchup and sweet chili sauce on a hearty sturdy hot dog bun. Commonly eaten as a late night street food and really popular with the locals. You can say its the Malaysian version of a sloppy joe... sort of. This is a quick, yummy and really hearty meal for you, your friends and your family.
Be warned it is a pretty messy dish to eat, you are almost guaranteed to get sauce on you and all over your hands. So pack some extra napkins when eating this.
Who is JOHN!!!!
Start by peeling 3 cloves of garlic and 1/2 a thumb sized piece of ginger. Grate them and set them aside.
Peel and finely mince 1/2 a white onion.
In a pan on high heat add in a little bit of oil, once hot add in your onions, garlic and ginger and fry till fragrant.
6 Hot Dog Buns
250g Mince Meat of Choice
1/2 White Onion
1/2 Thumb Sized Piece Ginger
2 Cloves Garlic
1tb Curry Powder
2tb Light Soy Sauce
Sauces of Choice
Once fragrant add in your minced meat of choice and fry till the meat is fully cooked.
Season the minced meat mixture with 1tb of light soy sauce, 1tb of curry powder and salt and pepper to taste.
Gently slice your hotdog buns in half, but make sure to NOT go all the way through.
In a hot pan add in a little bit of oil or butter and toast your buns till they are nice and crunchy.
Beat up 6 eggs in a large bowl, add in 1tb of light soy sauce and mix well. Then add in all your minced meat mixture and mix till well combined.
In a pan add in a little bit of oil and heat to high heat, add in 1 portion of your egg meat mixture then place 1 hot dog bun with the inside facing the egg and press down.
Let it be for 1-2 minutes till the eggs are fully cooked, then flip the whole thing and you should have a nicely cooked omelette within your bun.
Let your bun toast for a little bit then set aside. Place some sliced cucumbers and dress with as little or as much mayo, ketchup and sweet chili as you like.
Repeat with the remaining buns.
Serve up right away either as it is or you can slice it up horizontally to make it a little bite size sandwich.