Roti Man

This post is part of the A to Z Challenge. Each post will be associated with a letter of the alphabet with the theme ‘Malaysiana

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Roti translates into bread. And like newspapers, we can get our bread delivered to our house via our roti man.

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The not-so ubiquitous roti man

The roti man would deliver bread to homes and hang them on the gates. If you didn’t want any bread that day or for the next few days, you hang a sign outside your gate “No bread today!”

These days though, not many homes get their bread from the roti man, preferring instead to just head to the shops to get their own. Despite the decreasing popularity of the roti man delivering bread to homes, he’s not in danger of being extinct anytime soon. Nowadays, roti man 2.0 goes to schools or home renovation sites to sell bread and everything else that hangs on the back of his motorcycle.

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6 thoughts on “Roti Man

  1. I never saw anything like this in the U.S., but we used to have a bakery truck that would make daily rounds through the neighborhood when I was a kid. The bread trucks and milk man deliveries are now a thing of the past in this country.

    Arlee Bird
    Tossing It Out

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