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, pratas are 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, backward list of the best prata places in Singapore for the good ol’ prata lovers.
10. Spize @ Bedok
The plain pratas from Spize are crispy, non-starchy 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.
They’ve had a bit of controversy with the River Valley main outlet closing down, but the Bedok outlet is still going strong after these few years.
338 Bedok Rd, Singapore 469516
+65 6337 7493
Mon to Sun: 11.30am – 11.30pm
9. Prata Saga Sambal Berlada
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.
665 Buffalo Road, Singapore 210665
+65 9880 2761
Mon to Sun: 7am – 1pm
8. Rahmath Cheese Prata
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.
74 Lorong 4 Toa Payoh, Singapore 310074
+65 8712 9115
Tue to Sun: 6am – 2.30pm
Closed on Mon
7. Julaiha Muslim Restaurant
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 at Julaiha 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.
538 MacPherson Rd, Singapore 368222
+65 6743 2773
Open 24 hours
6. Casuarina Curry
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.
138 Casuarina Road, Singapore 579526
+65 6455 9093
Mon to Sun: 7am – 11pm
5. Springleaf Prata Place
Springleaf, a name that has gained a huge following in the prata scene, has established itself as one of the more innovative and experimental prata places in Singapore.
While many prata places already offer special flavours, Springleaf goes a step further by fusing unlikely ingredients with their Murtabaks and 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!
No.1 Thong Soon Ave, Singapore 787431
+65 6459 5670
Mon to Sun: 7am – 12am
396 Upper Bukit Timah Rd, Singapore 678048
+65 6219 2540
Mon to Sun: 7am – 12am
4. Sin Ming Roti Prata
If heaven had a designated prata-maker, the pratas he would birth would taste like the ones made at Sin Ming. As you can tell, we have a soft spot for crispy pratas, and the crispier they are, the higher they rank on our list.
The ones at Sin Ming roti prata are magnificently redolent, crispy yet not overly oily, soft yet not overly doughy and completely worth the price (S$3.50 for 5 coin pratas).
Take a trip down to Sin Ming on a day you are feeling adventurous and ready yourself for the steamy prata goodness.
24 Sin Ming Road, Jin Fa Kopitiam, #01-51, Singapore 570024
Mon to Sun 6.30am – 6pm
Closed on Fri
3. Chindamani Indian Restaurant
The beauty of pratas from places like Chindamani Indian Restaurant is that the prata gurus make these carb-heavy pancakes on the spot so they are piping hot when they are served. Although ‘restaurant’ is in the name, it’s literally more a stall in a coffeeshop.
Chindamani’s pratas are crunchy on the outside, fluffy on the inside and to top things off, they have a few outlets around Singapore, mostly in the North-east area. A lot of oil is used to baste the prata and not just frying it on the pan, which gives that extra crispiness. Try the chicken curry leg as well, you won’t regret it.
284 Bishan Street 22, Singapore 570284
151A Serangoon North Ave 1, #01-81, Singapore 551151
Mon to Sun: 6am – 9pm
2. ENAQ the prata shop
This is one elusive prata find you won’t expect, hidden in the HDB blocks of Jurong East. Even the plain prata which goes for S$1.20 (a minimum of two is required), is sublime.
Basting in oil while fried, the exterior of this prata is amazingly crispy. There’s a subtle sweetness to the dough and it’s extraordinarily unique tasting compared to the usual pratas in Singapore. ENAQ also serves their prata with a special sambal ikan bilis chili, which is more a Malaysian custom but works perfectly when you mix the curry, prata and chili altogether.
They do have a new branch at Ghim Moh as well, so do check them out as one of the best pratas in the West of Singapore.
303 Jurong East Street 32, Singapore 600303
Blk 21, Ghim Moh Road, Singapore 270021
Mon – Sun: 7am – 11pm
+65 6899 0842
And in the East, the reigning champion of pratas is Mr and Mrs Mohgan’s. This prata stall opens for a very limited window of time and closes early, and can be quite tricky to catch. But, if you value truly fantastic roti pratas, you would want to sacrifice one morning’s worth of sleep for this prata at 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. The stall has achieved a kind of cult status and many argue that this spot is probably the best prata in Singapore. With the passing of Mr Mohgan though, we’re not sure how much longer this stall will be operating with the elderly Mrs Mohgan solely managing this by herself. Do try it before this legend disappears!
300 Joo Chiat Road, Singapore 427551
Mon & Tue, Thu to Sun: 6.30am – 1.30pm
Closed on Wed
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