In fact, Singaporeans have Roti Prata at any time of day, not just breakfast – many joints are open till the wee hours of the night – and that’s testament to how much we love it.
This fluffy, flaky Indian pancake hardly even exists in India, only making rare appearances in certain parts of Chennai. Dare we say that your Singapore experience isn’t complete without having this for breakfast at least once – at once you do, you’ll be hooked.
Here’s where to try it – according to the prata-loving locals themselves.
“I love the unique varieties of prata offered at Springleaf Prata Place, but it is its Rail Mall branch that has more a comfortable setting – it is less cramped, for one! The Plaster Blaster is a favourite order. It is a prata topped with poached egg, ham and hollandaise sauce, making it the perfect brunch treat.”
396 Upper Bukit Timah Rd, Singapore 678048
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“You must have the coin prata when you visit this place. It is a miniature version of their plain pratas, but taste-wise, it is in a league of its own! The coin pratas are crispy, chewy, buttery and very fragrant. Have them with their legendary mutton curry!”
#01-51 Jin Fa Kopitiam, 24 Sin Ming Rd, Singapore 570024
NEXT: Curry Cafe →
“I love having lots of curry with my pratas, and thankfully, this shop serves really good chicken curry! I love that the prata is crispy yet buttery. Dip it in the curry, which is just a bit spicy, and you have a yummy combination that is hard to find elsewhere.”
#01-03 Canberra Community Club, 2 Sembawang Crescent, Singapore 757632
NEXT: Prata Wala →
“The service takes a while here, but the wait is worth it because the pratas are just so good! I would recommend the plain prata, which is crispy on the outside but oh-so-fluffy inside. If you want something with a tinge of sweetness, I would recommend the Bom Prata, which is equally good.”
#01-76 Bedok Mall, 311 New Upper Changi Rd, Singapore 467360
NEXT: Niqqi’s The Cheese Prata Shop →
“The pratas here aren’t the crispiest, but they are very tasty. I like the cheese varieties, especially the Cheese Garlic Prata. The garlic bits aren’t too big so they don’t overwhelm the entire prata. And because it’s so flavoursome, you don’t really need to have it with curry.”
18 Clementi Rd, Singapore 129747
NEXT: A beginner’s guide →
Not quite sure where to start? We’ll admit – your first time looking at the never-ending menu of prata options can be rather confusing. Common options include Prata Kosong (“kosong” means “zero” in Malay) means plain prata; Prata Plaster, not to be confused with the Egg Prata that’s embedded with egg within, has a sunny side up cooked on the dough.
The best part: Even savoury options like garlic prata go well with sugar, and sweet options like Butter Prata go well with the curry. Go wild exploring!
NEXT: Springleaf Prata Place →
By Ho Pei Ying, SimplyHer, last updated October 2017
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