Founded in Bukit Mertajam, Penang, in 1998, this bakery was a neighbourhood bakery baking fresh bread and buns for households. Since then, the brand has evolved into specialty stores and bakery cafe concept stores with over 150 outlets in Asia.
Penang, Malaysia 10250
Lot 170-B1-K9/S9/K11, Gurney Plaza
Pulau Pinang, Malaysia04-2271792
Lot C69-C70, Suria KLCC Shopping Centre
Kuala Lumpur City Centre
50088 Kuala Lumpur
Wilayah Persekutuan, Malaysia03-21811268
Rotiboy 1 Utama
Lot LG353A, 1 Utama Shopping Centre
1, Lebuh Bandar Utama, Bandar Utama City Centre
Bandar Utama, 47800 Petaling Jaya
User Ratings Summary
User rating summary from: 4 user(s)
Gotta love the smell
I still remember their early days where queuing lines are super long because of the famous rotiboy. You can smell the aroma from afar and I was addicted to this bread for years up until now.
I love how the quality and taste of the bread remains the same throughout the years. Nothing changed even the slightest bit. The size, the taste and even the smell remains just like the old days. But thank God I don't have to wait in line for the fresh, warm bed like I used to last time.
The bread is super soft and they are made daily and that tells why the bread stays hot and warm. I always consume my bread immediately because it tastes much better if you eat it on the same day. You can still taste the freshness of the dough.
Wish my kitchen smelt like this in the mornings!
My first experience with Rotiboy began even before I was knew it. I smelt their lovely breads far away both coffee-like and buttery at the same time and just had to find the source of it. Though it looked plain and simple, its taste definitely lived up to the smell.
Biting into to the bread, I was greeted but their very crisp crust and soft filling. When I finally got to their butter center, I was on cloud nine. The butter center gave the whole bread a slightly savory and moist center and it wasn’t too much or too little. I always buy Rotiboy’s bread when I pass by the store, and was surprised to see a branch opened in Bali’s airport as well! Sadly, their original roti was sold out on both my arrival and departure dates.
The smell of heaven
I can never resist Rotiboy when I am in a shopping mall. The smell of butter buns just pulls me in whenever I walk past the shop. Freshly baked and steaming hot, the buns will take your palate on a field trip. I always go with the butter buns. Try to eat the buns as soon as possible, they'll become hard after a while out of the oven.
People rarely sit there and eat, most just buy bread and head home. The shops are usually small, so it gets crowded on weekends. But the buns really make waiting worth it.
The original flavour is the best
I don't remember when this kind of buns started gaining popularity among Malaysians but from what I remember, the buns used to be called Mexican buns. However, Rotiboy has made it so popular with the crispy crust and buttery filling, which I adore very much.
The coffee served in the cafes are not bad as well and goes well with their original Rotiboy. The buns would be best consumed fresh out of the oven. I just love the buttery fillings that melts in my mouth. The original flavour still beats the other flavours hands down.