Roti Boyan is a pancake bread made of dough composed of fat, egg, flour and water.
Roti Boyan is traditionally served with “Sambal Ikan Bilis”, which is a really satisfying snack.
Sold at malay stalls for about $2.50 each.
The Baweanese are a significant community among the Malays of Singapore. “Boyanese” refers to a dialect group in the Malay community.
Recipe for Roti Boyan (Indonesian Bread)
- 1 kg flour
- 200g butter
- 400 ml lukewarm water
- 3 onions sliced (Fry the onions till half cooked and slightly soft)
- Salt to taste
- 600 g potatoes – washed, remove skin, boil till soft, and mashed
- 4 to 5 eggs
- 100 g spring onions – chopped
- 3 onions – diced
- 1 teaspoon pepper
- Mix water, butter, onions and salt. Add in flour, a little at a time into the liquid mixture and knead till a soft dough is formed.
- Make into a few small balls (must be in even numbers) and leave to rest for a while.
- Mix well mashed potatoes, egg, chopped spring onion, diced onion, pepper and salt.
- Roll flat one of the doughs and brush some oil on top. Roll like a swiss roll and swirl it like the shape of a cinnamon bun.
- Leave to rest while you finish doing the same thing with the rest of the doughs.
- Roll flat the swirled dough. Spread some filling on top and cover with another piece of flatten dough.
- Secure the edge.
- Fry with a bit of oil on low heat till golden brown.
- Serve hot with Sambal Ikan Bilis.