Last Updated: July 21, 2017
Roti prata has long since been one of Singapore’s most beloved local foods and it is not hard to see why. As an Indian-ized version of a flour-based pancake paired with a dish of savoury, spicy curry, the simple yet flavourful dish has won over the hearts of many.
Usually prata is paired with mutton curry, but stalls also offer Chicken or Fish curry as an alternative.
Over the years, as times evolve, so do the standards of once-familiar and once-adored prata shops… It is in light of this continuous change that we have decided to compile an up-to-date list of the best prata places in Singapore for the good ol’ prata lovers.
Conveniently situated a few minutes away from Celementi train station, Prata Planet is a very suitable place for friends and families alike to gather over a simple meal of Indian food. The pratas they have are crispy and yet not excessively oily. The piquant curry sauce is hot, thick with spices and will not disappoint.
Prata Planet: 320 Clementi Ave 4, Singapore 120320 | Monday to Sunday o7oo-2230 | Tel: 6773 0733
The plain pratas from Spize are crispy, nonstarchy and they soak up the curry sauce nicely without the pieces turning soggy. As for the egg prata, while the egg was not very evenly spread out, the prata was still very aromatic and fluffy in the right places.
The vegetable curry sauce that is served alongside the pratas deserves to be well-credited for while it was beautifully spiced, there was a substantial serving of vegetables like lady fingers. It is relatively uncommon to see the contents of curry sauces being dished out so generously and so this was a pleasant surprise.
On a side note, Spize is a good place to visit right after your night of partying at Zouk as it is a mere walking distance away and the carbs from the pratas can definitely help keep you from having a hangover.
Spize: 409 River Valley Rd, 248307 | Monday to Sunday 1100-0500 | Tel: 6734 9194
Run by a pleasant couple, this humble stall at Tekka Market sells fluffy prata with sambal (chilli paste) and while this may strike a traditionalist odd, the combination of sambal with prata is remarkably good. The tinge of spice from the sambal and the fragrance from the prata makes for a very satisfying meal.
Prata Saga Sambal Berlada: 665 Buffalo Rd, Singapore 210665 | Monday to Sunday 0700 – 1300 | Tel: 9880 2761
Springleaf – a name that is beginning to gain popularity in the prata scene – has established itself as one of the more innovative and experimental few prata places in Singapore.
While many prata places already offer special flavours, Springleaf goes a step further by fusing unique ingredients with their pratas like Umami (a combination of luncheon meat, chicken floss, cheese & egg) and Plaster Blaster (poached egg, hollandaise sauce & turkey ham).
These unique flavours are brilliant and should definitely not be given a miss!
Springleaf Prata Place (Thomson): No.1 Thong Soon Ave, Singapore 787431 | Monday to Sunday 0700-0000 | Tel: 6459 5670
Springleaf Prata Place (Railmall): 396 Upper Bukit Timah Rd, Singapore 678048 | Monday to Sunday 0700-0000
A superb place for you to satiate your after-work appetite alongside friends as this bustling place serves a wide array of foods including one of the best cheese prats I’ve had so far. By melding a sizable portion of melted mozzarella cheese with a relatively doughy prata, the effect is rather marvellous.
Top your prata meal off with an iced milo or teh ping and experience complete bliss.
Al-ameen Eating House: 12 Clementi Rd, Singapore 129742 | Monday to Sunday 1100-0030 | Tel: 6777 0555
The beauty of pratas from places like Mahamoodiya is that the prata gurus make these carb-heavy pancakes on the spot so they are piping hot when they are served.
Mahamoodiya’s pratas are crunchy on the outside, fluffy on the inside and to top things off, New Mahamoodiya Restaurant is located in a quieter part of town which can make one become nostalgic about the old kampong days.
Mahamoodiya Restaurant: 335 Bedok Rd, Singapore 469510 | Monday to Sunday 24 hours
Tucked away in a corner of a hawker centre, this humble prata shop did anything but dissatisfy. The egg prata was aromatic, fluffy and tore easily while the cheese prata tasted very much like an Indian-ified grilled cheese sandwich.
I especially loved the cheese prata for the melted cheese went very nicely with crispy outer bits of the prata. The mutton curry that was provided a nice savoury balance to the whole meal.
Rahmath Cheese Prata: 74 Lorong 4 Toa Payoh, Singapore 310074 | Tuesday to Sunday 0600-1600, Closed on Mondays
I had the plain prata and cheese prata, both of which were delightful in their own ways. The plain prata was crispy on the outside and relatively doughy at its center which provided a nice balance of textures. The cheese prata was as nicely done as the one at Rahmath Cheese Prata, with a lavish portion of melted cheese sandwiched in between its roti layers.
The servers at this prata joint were friendly and made sure I felt well-looked after. The prata connoisseur is also situated in a very open space so those waiting on their prata orders can get lost in the mesmerisingly swift flipping actions of the man making your prata.
Julaiha Muslim Restaurant: 538 MacPherson Rd, Singapore 368222 | Open 24 hours
I may have a personal bias towards Casuarina Curry since it is one of the prata shops I frequent the most out of convenience’s sake but it is without doubt one of the better prata shops around. The roti prata comes crisp and cushiony and very fragrant.
The cheese prata is even crispier than the plain prata, apart from the slightly sweetened parts where the soft eggy bits are. It goes beautifully with the chicken curry or sugar provided.
Casuarina Curry: 138 Casuarina Rd, Singapore 579526 | Monday to Sunday 0700-1200 | Tel: 6455 9093
If heaven had a designated prata-maker, the pratas he would birth would taste like the ones made at Sin Ming. They are magnificently redolent, crispy yet not overly oily, soft yet not overly doughy and completely worth the price ($3.50 for 5 coins).
Take a trip down to Sin Ming on a day you are feeling adventurous and ready yourself for the steamy prata goodness.
Sin Ming Roti Prata: #01-51, Jin Fa Kopitiam, 24 Sin Ming Rd, Singapore 570024 | Monday to Sunday 0600-1900 | Tel: 64533893
It is tragic that this prata stall opens for a very limited window of time and closes early, especially for a late riser like myself. But, if you value truly fantastic roti pratas, you would want to sacrifice one morning’s worth of sleep for this Mr and Mrs Mohgan’s prata.
Extremely crispy and scrumptious, paired with a helping of vegetable curry sauce, the combination of flavours and textures in this prata is really quite divine.
Mr and Mrs Mohgan’s Super Crispy Roti Prata: 7 Crane Rd, Singapore 429356 | Monday to Sunday 0630-1230
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