Burmese egg roti is a delicious snack that combines the crispy texture of the panfried roti bread with sweet and savory egg. This dish is a popular street food in Myanmar, and it has become one of the most popular snacks at Tea Garden at Borderline Collective in Mae Sot. The egg roti is very easy to make, and it is perfect as a sweet breakfast or as an afternoon snack along with a cup of tea.
Recipe and Notes by Chef Nge Nge
You can customize the roti anyway you like. I have even had guests in the Tea Garden restaurant ordering egg roti without egg(!).
Roti: If you don’t have access to roti bread, you can use wheat flour tortillas as a substitute. The tortillas will work just as well and will still provide a crispy texture to the dish. You can also add other ingredients to the dish, such as chopped scallions and cheese.
Drizzle sugar and sweetened condensed milk over the eggs and roti bread. You can add as much or as little condensed milk as you like, depending on your preference. The condensed milk adds a creamy sweetness to the dish and balances out the savory flavor of the eggs.
About Borderline Collective in Mae Sot, Thailand
Borderline Collective is located in Mae Sot, which is about the closest you get to Myanmar, while still being on the Thai side of the border. The shop/restaurant/art gallery/creative space was started with the purpose of supporting migrant and refugee women from Myanmar, by helping the women sell their handmade products. The women are organized in smaller, autonomous, collectives based in the small villages along the border, and Borderline Collective provides a space for the women to showcase their products, and thus reach a larger customer base.