Monday, November 02, 2009

orkid's cafe: the yolk on roti jantan

It was 3.00a.m when Tanti and I reached our home in Sungai Ramal. We were tired but it was Saturday morning. We rarely spent our night together. Tanti and I were working odd hours; there were times when our shifts were different and we didn't get to see each other at home.

That morning, we have decided to eat supper together at a restaurant near our house. That was one good thing about staying in Kajang or Bangi. The food is always available:)

Our neighbours have been wondering about what exactly we were doing for living. Both me and Tanti were going out at nights in jeans, while Sue will start her journey at 3 in the morning. The demand of our time to work was somehow questionable to our neighbours - we were perceived as being a bit "different". Hehe. We just let it be as it is.

Tanti ordered the nice beehoon kung fu while I was still looking at the menu. I saw a man making roti canai nearby.

Roti Canai
Roti Telur
Roti Telur Bawang
Roti Bawang
Roti Sardin
Roti Tisu
Roti Pisang
Roti Jantan

The menu Roti Jantan has been written in bold capital letters. The font was super huge;)

I have this habbit of tasting and trying new menu. I will do this almost everywhere - my family and friends get used to it. Everytime we are eating at a new place, my father will say this:"Tempat ni famous dengan..." (whatever menu ). I'll try. My friends knew for a fact that I'll try almost every weird stuff at a Japanese Restaurant - they will endure seeing me eating octopus and unagi, let alone the raw fish and shrimp;)

Roti Jantan at that time, was new to me.

Tanti: Sha, Roti Jantan tu apa ek?
Me: Ntahlah Tan. Pernah dengar, tak pernah makan.
Tanti: Sha taknak try ke?
Me: Bunyi semacam je...
Tanti: Sha kan suka try-try ni. Benda lain yang pelik pun Sha try.
Me: Nak kena tanya abang tu dululah.
Tanti: Tanyalah...
Me: Pelik aaa menu sekarang ni. Semua nak jantan. Kopi jantan. Itu ini jantan. Roti ni letak Tongkat Ali ke apa?
Tanti: Haah kan...apa kuatnya kalau makan Roti Jantan ye?
Me: Kena tanya abang tuh. Bangg...(We waved)

So, I asked the man in his thirties who was taking the order:

Me: Abang, roti canai ada?
Abang: Ada. Roti canai satu?
Me: Tak..tak...saya taknak roti canai.
Abang: Nasi goreng, mee goreng, nasi lemak ada dik...
Me: Tak...saya taknak makan nasi. Ni saya nak tanya. Boleh?
Abang: Ye?
Me: Roti Tampal tu yang ada telur tu kan?
Abang: Ye. Tapi kita tak campur telur kat dalam macam Roti Telur. Kita letak je macam telur mata kerbau.
Me: Oooo...Roti Pisang ada bang?
Abang: Pisang habislah,dik. Kena tunggu kedai India depan bukak baru ada Roti Pisang balik.
Me: Okay...hmmm...Roti Jantan nie plak macam mana.....?

I asked slowly. I mean, the word "Jantan" itself is giving me such a strange feeling.

Abang: Okay...adik tau Roti Tampal kan?
Me: (nodded)
Abang: Roti Tampal ada satu telur. Roti Jantan ada dua telur.
Me: Ooooo...
Tanti: Sampai dua telur tuh...apa kena mengena?
Me: Haah...double la plak.

The man blushed but he kept quiet. I guess, we hit the wrong button. Or we actually hit the right one? The blushing button?

Abang: Errr..so, nak ke Roti Jantan nie?
Me: Hmmm...bagilah satu. Tapi telur tu jangan bagi keras ye. Saya tak suka telur keras.
Abang: Roti Jantan satuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu!!! Telur taknak keras!

The elderly men, the Mat-mat Rempit, the schoolboys who weren't home - all were staring at our table. Everyone froze. A table of two innocent looking girls was ordering Roti Jantan at 3 in the morning.

When the abang sent our drinks, he was looking down at the drinks. He did not look at me at all. I smiled at him. He gave me a shy smile.

And when he sent my Roti Jantan, he was in such haste I didn't manage to say thank you.

I looked at the Roti Jantan. The two eggs nestled closely to each other. The yolk was runny - just like how I ordered it. Somehow, it looked very familiar to something. I couldn't remember what was it.

I put my fork on the yolk and it melted across the roti.

Me: Tan, telur tak keras. Best!

A group of Mat Rempit near our table choked while drinking.

Tan: Sha suka telur lembik macam tu kan?
Me: Yup...tak suka telur keras.
Tan: Kenapa?
Me: Nanti nak cucuk-cucuk tak best. Gigit macam kenyal-kenyal. Bau pun hamis je.
Tan: Tan pun suka telur lembik.

And I heard a roar of laugher from the group again.

The next day, when we wanted to buy pisang goreng, the pakcik asked me:

"Kau yang order Roti Jantan semalam kan?"

I said yes while wondering why my order last night was such a famous order.

Now that I knew.

OoooooooOOOOOooooo...

37 comments:

Kujie said...

hahahahaha............... sha!

gelak pagi2 ni pasal roti jantan sha ni


mesti kecut telur mat2 rempit tu nengok awek order roti jantan.

t.a.c.a said...

:)) tersenyum sorg taca kat hospital nie baca cite roti jantan kak sha :P

by the way..today's menu is wholemeal bread + scrambled eggs...

not sure if it's jantan enuff *lol*

~Kak AZZ~ said...

tak pnh try la roti jantan ni....nak try ke tak agakny ehh.....hehe...

*segan nak sebut benda2 berkaitan jantan ni ngeeeee.....

farah said...

ahhaha.

tak pernah plak makan roti jantan.

tp, yg nie sumpah kelakar!

:D

ashie023 said...

first time ambe dengo roti jantan...kalu ambe , xnak orderlah...sebab untuk jantan je...kekekke

Samaira said...

hehe roti jantan
nanti nk cari arr
sy pun x suke telur keras2 wakaka

dotblogspotdotkom said...

roti pun ada jantina yee...huhuhuh

memang tak menahan....

kuina said...

kat tmpat dok bfast pagi tukang buat roti tu pula org panggil jan.. jantan..

Dee said...

hahaha..lmbt pick up eh u ni..tp itu roti tampal mmg akak suka..samalah cam u..yg lembik2lah sedap..hahaha (masih dok sengih2 dpn pc ni..)

leadleedeea said...

haha~! but seriously..I hate the word 'jantan' in kopi jantan..'janda' in kopi janda..huhu~!! just name it kopi cantik ke kopi sihat waalfiat ke..hehe~!

aBoi said...

walah !

a.z.r.i.n.a.03.07 said...

hahahahahahaa... gulp...
memang besar ketawa KRina ...

mmber dok menoleh niy...


bukan apa..selalunya girls/ladies yg kena usik ni..bila lelaki terkena okey gak.. suka-suka-suka..

~ mizzAmy ~ said...

hahahaha.... sampai ke roti pun nak JANTAN gak ekh???

Tie said...

Waaaakakakaa..... (ketawa macam mokcik jahat!)

Inilah kali pertama kak tie tahu pasal roti jantan!!

Dan kisah sha ni betul2 lucu laa... Kalau kak tie kat kedai tu mesti dah terlentang jatuh dari kerusi , uwaaaaa......

Yunus Badawi said...

tak boleh blah betul lah citer sha kali ni.

gelak guling2

izan said...

sha,

k zan pernah terkena. sungguh tak enak. sbb tak minat separuh masak gitu. ingatkan macam roti telur biasa tu aje..... so kita bg lah pd org jnt yg makan... hehehe...

ps: jari jemari sronok lagi mengetik keyboard... x thn cuti lama2 hihi :D

Na Shari said...

First time akak dengar 'roti jantan'

sebelum ni tau kopi jantan je... :)

Ries Lee said...

hahahahaha!
tu la...
cari pasal sgt nak tanya...

hasni said...

hahaha
kak sya
lucu banget ni
haha
nk smbung gelak lagi
hahahaha

imHepPie said...

ahaha gila ahh smua terkaku d ctu...mmg power la nama roti jantan nih haha

sueanne said...

hahaha..baru ku tau gitu rupenya roti jantannn..hahaha..

sblm ni mmg tau roti tue tapi xpernah lak kite order..cam segan je ehh nak order..kekadang nak order telur separuh masak pn segann..apatah lagi roti jantan tue..hahah..

CuTeMiUt78 said...

hik..hik..hik.. awat la slow pick up ni.. memang patut la abang waitress tu.. agak tersipu2 gitu.. heh..heh..heh..heh.. roti jantan erk..

iza~de~bintang said...

alahai nasib baik dah habis minum, kalo tak mau tersembur air dalam mulut. kelakar nya. Btw Iza pon baru tahu ni kewujudan roti ni. err taktau camna nak order ni, tunjuk2 aci kot :D

sI tEDI said...

ha ha ha ha.. gila lah!!!!

kalau aku tak tertelan telur 2 biji tu.. ekekekekekek...

nak try carilah.. tp segan nak order..

ekekekekeke

Ara Amnan said...

1st time kot dgr Roti Jantan. Oh patot la dat man blushing. Sbb ad 2 telor. Hakhak! MMg jantan ler.

:p

Cik Cookie said...

seriously mcm 18sx pya order.
hehhehehehehe

zaradgreat said...

kah2!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
serius
lawak gila okeh..

baru tau ade roti jantan.

mier@merr said...

erk...kalau roti jantan 2 telur...

klu ada roti betina cane lak ek?? ekeke...

sya said...

hahaha..
sha, sampai nak tulis komen ni pun duk tergelak2 lagi..
hahaha...
adoi laa...

Zyma Saad said...

Salam Sha....

Roti jantan tuuuuuuuu.......
Makan telur dgn roti jantan.
Habis la telur jantan2 di luar sana. Hahahahhaa....

:)

~LP Lum~ said...

ahaks~ kak sha... mmg lawak ar akak nie.. kalo otak kuning or any other colors, sure direct pikir bnda2 yg bukan2... :p

p/s: agak2 kat cafe world ada xmenu nie??? ;p

Fatt Chin Choy said...

terbayang aku 'telur2' kat roti tu

wakaka

Cik Qemm said...

sha baru perasan.all the while masa kat kedai tu tak perasan ek?

haha this entry buat qemmal senyum senget :P

belum pernah jmpe roti jantan kat penang ni,maybe i should suggest to kedai mamak here.

lol!

Adila said...

AHAHAHAHAHAHAH!!! OMG!!! FOR REALL??!?!! AHAHAHAHAHAHAH

lawak btul la
they can put the name as something else if they malu with it haha
i mean.. what's wrong if bubuh nama roti double telur ke?
at least.. xde la kan the perverted thinking hehe

kuch said...

double meaning tu..
telur lembik2...
hahahah

Merissa K. said...

LOL this is funny.

10 points for the semi-explicit post. hahaha

♠ y.a.n.i.e putrajaya ♠ said...

++ hakhakhak....festime dengar ROTI JANTAN....eekkekeke lawak sungguh....mesti segan nak order kan....++