Photo: Tien Chew/Malaysia Tatler

The roti jala we all know and love has been adopted by rising New York baker-artist Lexie Smith in a recent online how-to video and recipe.

As posted by Vogue, Smith's take on this Malaysian classic celebrates the availability of roti all over the world and gets served with a drizzling of honey and a dash of salt.

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Smith is self-taught and has been praised by The New York Times as one of the 9 young New Yorkers to look out for creative greatness.

Roti-Jala.jpg (original size)A typical no-frills roti jala with curry chicken | Photo: Tien Chew/Malaysia Tatler

She is known for her work as a pastry chef in popular New York hot spots and making sculptures out of bread. 

Her choice to feature this tea-time snack undoubtedly comes from the roti's elegant net-like patterns and shows the growing awareness of Malaysian cuisine worldwide.

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