Dosa is a staple in Malaysian mamak restaurants. Photo: SCMP/Xiaomei Chen
Dosa is a staple in Malaysian mamak restaurants. Photo: SCMP/Xiaomei Chen
Malaysia

Thosai or tose? Malaysian language panel roasted over spelling of Indian dish

  • Netizens rebuked the Dewan Bahasa dan Pustaka for suggesting the staple should be spelled as ‘tose’ and not ‘tosai’ in Malay
  • The centuries-old snack, served plain, or stuffed with a spiced filling, has gained popularity globally under the name of dosa

Dosa is a staple in Malaysian mamak restaurants. Photo: SCMP/Xiaomei Chen
Dosa is a staple in Malaysian mamak restaurants. Photo: SCMP/Xiaomei Chen
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