Our mothers always told us not to play with our food. But some restaurants have turned that into an art form, with Haidilao’s noodle dances being one famous example.
Over in Malaysia, one eatery has become known for its entertaining “flying” roti canai, or roti prata as it’s more commonly called in Singapore. As part of the performance, workers spin prata dough around skillfully and toss it to each other like a frisbee.
During one recent stunt, however, the prata dough seemed to have a mind of its own and landed on a customer’s face.
Fortunately, he was a very good sport about it. The restaurant also gave him S$16 (RM50) as a small token of compensation.
On Saturday (28 May), Facebook user Marytankh Tan shared a post about her visit to Roti Terbang Mizan Kampung 6, a restaurant in Malacca.
They were enjoying one of the “flying” prata shows when the sheet of dough suddenly flew right into her husband’s face.
The hilarious incident happened when one of the workers tossed the prata into the air and tried to catch it, but missed.
Roti Terbang Mizan Kampung shared a different angle on their TikTok page and wrote, “Sorry boss”.
Fortunately, the customer was a great sport about the whole thing and simply laughed it off.
The person who recorded the close-up of his prata slap, presumably Ms Tan, can also be heard screaming in laughter in the background.
Though there was no harm done, the restaurant gave the man S$16 (RM50) as a small token of compensation.
Netizens commended the customer for being such a good sport. After all, not everybody would be so happy to get a faceful of dough like that.
The restaurant’s Facebook page also left a comment on Ms Tan’s post, thanking her husband for being so sporting.
One user joked that the prata could have beauty benefits, calling it a “special” mask made of different ingredients.
Some users even remarked that they want the same thing to happen to them when they’re there. It certainly would make for a very memorable visit.
If you plan to visit Malacca any time soon and want to drop by to catch a “flying” prata show for yourself, here’s how to get there:
Roti Canai Terbang Mizan Kampung Enam
Address: T487, Kampung Enam, Bachang, 75300 Malacca, Malaysia
Opening Hours: 6pm – 12am (Mon – Sat)
It’s not often that we go out to eat prata and end up with such an amusing experience. In this customer’s case, he even got some cash out of it.
While a few sceptical folks have brushed this off as a publicity stunt, one thing’s for sure — planned or not, it obviously helped the restaurant gain plenty of attention.
Would you visit this restaurant just to catch the “flying” prata show? Let us know in the comments below.
Have news you must share? Get in touch with us via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Featured image adapted from Marytankh Tan on Facebook.
If a customer makes such special requests, they would have to fry a fresh batch…
This is the first time she has competed in the Asian Games 100m finals.
Customers are assured that the quality of the waffles will remain consistent.
In response, many TikTok users including foreigners expressed their love for Singapore instead.
She has been ONE Championship's Atomweight Champion since May 2016.
He said that any job is important as long as there's CPF.