How to make Singapore, Malaysian Roti John

Roti John

Roti John, essentially an omelette sandwich, is a popular Malay breakfast and snack item in Malaysia and Singapore. There are many versions for roti john. This roti john version uses either mutton or chicken.

You may drizzle plenty of chilli ketchup on top of the roti john, mayonaise and mustard sauce! Sold for $3 – $5 at pasar malam, roti john is also a common dish taken during the month of ramadhan.

Recipe for Roti John

Ingredients for Roti John:

  • 6 mini whole meal baguettes – halves
  • 1 tin sardines in half quantity of tomato sauce from the can mashed with a fork OR minced mutton OR minced chicken
  • 1 large white onion – chopped
  • 2 garlic – chopped
  • 2 green chillies – sliced
  • Ground black pepper
  • 3 eggs
  • Tomato-chilli sauce
  • Extra virgin olive oil


  1. Fry the minced mutton and chopped onions , garlic , green chillies in a skillet . Sprinkle some pepper .
  2. Place into the cavity of a baguette halved lengthwise with the sauce .
  3. Then briefly pan-fry the whole baguettes on the skillet by dipping into beaten egg and the spread mixture down .
  4. Flip to crisp the other side .
  5. Slice into several portions and serve.

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  1. shamsher khan

    looks so delicious & making me hungry…This post reminded me that I haven’t cook Kothu roti for some days,want to try this week again…
    Great Recipe..
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