If you’ve been around Siam Square the last few weeks, you might have noticed in Soi 4 a huge line forming everyday. There’s a brand new bakery that sells fresh “roti” buns. The fresh out of the oven ones reminds me of Krispy Kreme… that warm, melting sensation if your mouth.

While the bun is good, personally I don’t think its worth a 30 min wait. But, Thais have an affinity towards long waits, and the longer the wait the more fantatical they seem to get… then again I’m not much of pastry, sweets kind of guy unless its some kind fruit concoction like smoothies. So, I wouldn’t be the best judge of the buns deliciousnesseses ^_^

So you guys will just have to try it yourselves…

5 Comments so far

  1. Oakyman (unregistered) on February 3rd, 2006 @ 1:23 pm

    I’m Thai, and I think usually we don’t want to wait in any long line.

    You have to see the way Japaneses queue, incredible.

  2. gnarlykitty (unregistered) on February 5th, 2006 @ 11:50 pm

    Heard the place only one type of the bread. Like no variations, no other flavors, other toppings/stuffings whatsoever. Is that true?

    That’s just plain crazy

  3. him (unregistered) on February 6th, 2006 @ 9:40 am

    I saw this queue when it opened, a few weeks ago. Couldn’t fiure out what it was for, figured it had to be something extra special – can’t believe it’s *just* for their standard food. Must be good, but can’t be *that* good.

  4. mannequin (unregistered) on February 9th, 2006 @ 10:44 am

    Rotiboys were so hot when they first arrived in Singapore! there were practically long queues in front of every rotiboy shop! but now, due to it’s lack of variation, there’s hardly anybody buying anymore. expected.

  5. tomyam (unregistered) on February 27th, 2006 @ 10:07 am

    I don’t like to stand and wait in a que fo 30 minutes or more to get a sweet little bun that I will have for my lunch. But I have made it.. Once.

    No, I really prefer quality bread over other sweet grain products. Preferrably with a slice of good ham and cheece.

    And happy to say I think I have got my answer from The Baker Boys in Bangkok. They have home delivery of breads and pastries, but their core business is their pre baked or par baked bread products.

    Pre/par baked means the bread/pastry is partially baked to 75-90%. And then quick frozen to preserve it.

    So the only work for me is to take the bread from the freezer, (I usually take it out a few minutes before), and put it in the oven for a few minutes while my coffee is getting done.
    No hassle for baking any dough and no pots to be cleaned, quick and easy in my opinion.

    So it is perfect for my breakfasts and dinners, I always have fresh bread or pies on my table. I even have a small oven at my office to bake fresh croissants/bagels, when I have my afternoon tea.

    They have their website at :

    And best of all, no 30 minutes – 2 hour waiting in a que to get it.

    As for the taste of roti buns.. Tastes ok.
    But I rather have my mouth full with a bite from wholewheat sandwitch with smoked salmon and a pinch of salt on top anyday.

    // TomYam

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