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Roti Prata Encyclopedia: Guide to the Common Prata Menu in Singapore

Last Updated: January 10, 2018

Written by Xinhui Ong

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These fluffy South Indian flour-based pastries are one of Singapore’s favourite supper foods, but you can really eat prata anytime of the day. Roti prata is made by flipping the dough into a thin layer, adding ingredients like mushrooms or eggs, then folding the edges in.

The name is adapted from ‘paratha’ in South East Asia, but also goes by ‘roti canai’ in Malaysia (which is pretty much the same thing, although Malaysians will beg to differ).

So what makes this special crispy bread thingamajig so special in my heart?

Firstly, even in its most basic form – Kosong/Plain,  prata is crispy, fragrant and buttery (margarine-y if you may). Simply incredibly tasty.

Secondly, there are so many ways one can customise prata to his/her own liking. This attribute allows the Roti Prata to easily suit the tastes of many.

Thirdly, Roti Prata Places are just always opened till pretty late so there’s that.

So here’s a guide to celebrate one of Singapore’s favourite supper food; it includes what can be on or in your prata and simple variations of the plain prata.

—What you can add to the classic prata—

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Egg

The standard ‘kosong’ prata with an egg inside.

Cheese Sausage Prata

Cheese, Double Cheese

The standard prata with cheese.

Onion

The standard prata with onion.

Garlic

The standard prata with garlic.

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Mushrooms

The standard prata with mushroom.

Chicken Floss

The standard prata with chicken floss.

Honey

The standard prata with honey.

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Chocolate Sauce/ Strawberry Sauce/ Blueberry Jam (Depends on the restaurants)

The standard prata with some kind of sweet sauce.

Condensed Milk

The standard prata with condensed milk.

Fruits (Pineapples, Strawberries, Bananas etc. depending on what the restaurant has)

and even…

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Ice Cream

The best part is you can mix and match all of them. Mushroom Cheese, Onion Egg etc.

Basically the list could go on and on but these are the more common combinations of prata you can find in Singapore

—Variations of Prata—

Now this is where prata starts to get fancy.

Roti Plaster

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Technically an egg prata. But instead of having the egg inside, it is on top of your prata, sunny-side up style (kind of). Cool ain’t it?

Where to get it:
ENAQ: Block 303, Jurong East Street 32, Singapore 600303 | 24 hours

Prata Bomb

Prata Bomb is like a thicker version of the regular prata because it is coiled. As it has more layers and thickness, the inner part of the dough is harder for heat to reach. Hence upon biting into it, you’ll realise the insides are much softer while the surface is crisp and browned.

Also, with a Prata Bomb, Margarine and Sugar are hidden inside the coils (sometimes cheese too if you order cheese bomb) so you can imagine that amazing melting sensation of margarine, sugar and pastry (maybe cheese).

Other Prata Bomb flavours: Kaya, Honey

Where to get it:

Spize (their cheese bomb pictured above): 336 Bedok Road, Singapore 469512 | Tel: 6734 9194 | Website

The Roti Prata House: 246 Upper Thomson Road, Singapore 574370 | Tel: 64595260 |

ENAQ: Block 303, Jurong East Street 32, Singapore 600303 | 24 hours

Tissue/Paper prata

Super addictive super thin super crisp prata in a shape of a cone. The name tissue/paper prata comes from its thinness. Usually has a carmalised skin already, so it’s more of a sweet dessert prata than a savoury one.

Basically, think prata chips(/crisps) seasoned with sugar. Majority of Prata places sell this.

Where to get it:

Casuarina Curry Restaurant: 136 & 138 Casuarina Rd, Singapore 579524 | Tel: 6455 9093  | Website | 7AM-12AM

RK Eating House: 1 Kensington Park Rd, Singapore 557253 | 24 Hours

Coin Prata

Coin Prata is simply a smaller version of the plain prata and instead of being completely flat, the dough is rolled/twisted before frying. It tends to be crispier than the normal plain prata, not to mention also cuter looking.

Most prata places have this.

Where to get this:

Sin Ming Roti Prata: #01-51, Jin Fa Kopitiam, 24 Sin Ming Road, Singapore 328254 | Tel: 64533893 | Hours: 6AM-7PM


Haven’t had enough of pratas? Check out our other prata guides.

Related Guide: Controversial Pratas in Singapore, Best Pratas in Singapore

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