Banana Roti

Banana Roti (or rotee) always make a great finish to a night out eating street food in Thailand. It seems everywhere you turn there is another stall making these delicious treats. At a usual cost of less than a dollar, they are certainly affordable. How healthy banana roti are is probably another matter. I try not to focus on that so much.
In Thailand roti generally refers to a type of Indian wheat flatbread known as maida paratha which is very similar to naan. Instead of baking the dough is pressed and rolled and slammed into something resembling a crepe. The dough is then put on a hot griddle with butter and oil and fried to a golden brown.
Bananas, sometimes mixed with egg (my favorite) are spread across the roti dough while it is frying and eventually skillfully folded inside. The result is then covered with condensed milk and optionally chocolate syrup or Nutella.
This is the result! The finished Banana Roti is cut into pieces and you are given a sharp stick to spear the gooey pieces for eating. It sounds simple, and it is, but roti are an amazing treat.



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In 2011 Jonathan Look decided to change his life and pursue adventures instead of comfort and possessions. His goal is to travel the world solo; one country at a time, one year at a time. To accomplish this he got rid of most of his possessions, packed up what little he saw as necessities and headed out. His goal is to spend ten years discovering new places, meeting new people and taking the time to learn about them, their values and their place on this tiny planet. He embraces the philosophy that says a person is the sum of their experiences and rejects the fraud of modern consumerism that makes people into slaves of their consumption. He doesn't intend to be modern day ascetic, just more mindful of his place in the world and to make decisions according to that new standard.

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