What is ‘roti’? Why, it’s just the Malay word for bread. Occasionally, it means the wholemeal flatbread from India that itself is wildly popular in Malaysia. Depending on the type of roti, it could be dense and chewy or light and flaky. Read on to find out what to order at the mamak, so you can best enjoy roti in Malaysia, whether as a snack or as a meal.