What’s the weird saucer looking thing on my plate?
Commonly known as “rotiboys” or “mexican buns”, these UFO looking things took the world by storm quite a few years ago. Most of the people living in Asia would probably need no introduction to these, but for those of you who are unfamiliar, these are actually pillow soft Asian buns with a slightly crispy, coffee scented topping.
In fact, if i were to describe them, these rotiboys are like buns with a piped cookie topping.
They are usually filled with diced unsalted butter. But i decided to stray and filled mine with chocolate… again ( this blog is getting too predictable isn’t it?)
The name “Rotiboy” is actually a brand which made this type of buns famous, and soon after, the name got attached to the product, just like how tissues are sometimes called “kleenex”
Of course, after seeing the success of Rotiboy, soon after, other every other family member wanted a piece of that fame, and names like “mama buns” or “roti papa” came about.
Not that i mind of course, i find that most of these replicas are almost as good as the original Rotiboy.
And this happens to be one of those replicas!
Crispy cookie like skin, soft and moist bread with a chocolate filling.
Or can i call it the “Roti Girls”?
Recipe to follow