When I was young, my mother used to buy stacks of pratas on Sunday, and I would tear into them, still hot, with my hands. I could eat 4 or 5 at each time. For this entry, we ate at least 72 pratas, not counting our second and third visits to some stalls. A South Indian staple, dough is stretched, flipped, and panfried till it is crispy outside and fluffy inside. The curry must be loaded with spices.
There are too many flavors–durian, mushroom, cheese, etc–so we compared only the classic kosong (plain) and telor (egg), although we sometimes ordered additional flavors. While some stalls may give pratas already cooked for customers who tabao, we should get hot pratas made upon ordering since we were makan-ing there. The difference between pre-prepared and a la minute pratas is vast and palpable. In ascending order:
#36. Thasevi Famous Jalan Kayu Prata Restaurant
237 & 239 Jalan Kayu Singapore 799463
T: +65 6481 1537
Plain: Cold. $1. 5/10
Egg: Terrible. Cold, and the egg wasn’t smashed and spread throughout the prata. It was a hard lump of overly cooked sunny side up. $1.80. 4/10
Curry: Oniony, sourish but not in a piquant way. Not spicy. 5.5/10
Pros: Hot male customers, many of them young and muscular. Parking at a nearby carpark.
Cons: Difficult to access the location. Long wait for cold food.
#35. Har Yassin 24hrs Restaurant
44 & 46 Changi Road Singapore 419704
Plain: they don’t sell plain prata.
Egg: Tasted ok, quite eggy, but it was cold. $1.50. 5.5/10
Curry: the daal-like curry had a strange vomit-like flavor. 5/10
Pros: Beside the main road, more accessible.
Cons: Dirty. Plates not cleared. Hard to find seats.
#34. Thohirah Restaurant
258 Jalan Kayu Singapore 799487
T: +65 6481 2009
See previous review.
Plain: Cold. Hard to tear. Oil oozed out when I pressed my fork on it. $1. 4/10
Egg: Cold. Tasteless. Doughy. Egg didn’t spread throughout the prata. $2. 4.5/10
Curry: Spicy, sourish, with a layered taste. It came hot. 8.5/10
Pros: Beside a parking lot. Plenty of seats. There is a cheap breakfast set (5-10am).
Cons: Cold food. Difficult to access.
#33. Niqqi’s The Cheese Prata Shop
18 Clementi Rd Singapore 129747
T: +65 68721030
Also known as Fong Seng Prata, although Fong Seng is a separate shop, selling nasi lemak.
Plain: Doughy, not hot. $0.90 5.75/10
Egg: Doughy too, but at least it was made freshly. $1.50 6/10
Curry: Not spicy, tomatoy. Mutton curry? 6/10
Pros: Sells other Indian food dishes. Has a entire row of food to choose from.
Cons: Hard to park. Hard to access.
#32. Shenton Way Power Prata
503 West Coast Drive, Ayer Rajah Food Centre #01-55 Singapore 139957
Plain: Looked really pretty, tasted ok with a nice charred aroma. Too bad it was cold. $1. 6/10
Egg: Cold already, became doughy. $1.50. 5.5/10
Curry: Dense and sweet. Decent of them to give chicken skin and potato. 6.5/10
Pros: Lots of parking. Lots of other shops to eat.
Cons: Market needed some cleaning. On my table, there was bird shit.
#31. The Roti Prata House
246M Upper Thomson Rd Singapore 574370
T: +65 6459 5260
Sun-Th 7am-2am F-Sat 24 hours
Plain: Entirely crispy, no fluffy. Too crispy already like a biscuit. $0.90. 6.25/10
Egg: Again, all crispy, no fluffy. Tasted like doughnut. $1.60. 6/10
Curry: Sour and too thick already, so thick it blocked the throat. 6/10
Pros: Lots of seats. Rather attentive service. Will be near MRT in the future.
Cons: No parking.
#30. Kampong Cafe
60 Joo Chiat Road Singapore 427726
T: +65 6100 5433 / +65 6100 3663 / +65 6100 9911
Plain: seemed undercooked, doughy inside. $1. 5.5/10
Egg: Will said, “Tastes like my primary school canteen standard.” $1.80. 5/10
Curry: tasted like fish curry. Rather good, very spicy, with depth. 8/10
Pros: Air con. Plenty of seats. Free wifi.
Cons: No parking. Why were they playing Chinese New Year songs here? Wasn’t it disrespectful to the non-Chinese guests?
#29. Srisun Prata
221 Boon Lay Place, Boon Lay Shopping Centre #01-104 Singapore 640221
In place of the now defunct I. Mohamed Ismail Food Stall.
Plain: Sweet with carbs but hard to tear because cold. $0.90. 5.75/10
Egg: Cold, bland, egg not proper spread. $1.50. 5.5/10
Curry: Sharp, sour, spicy. Fish curry? 7.25/10
Pros: Lots of parking lots.
Cons: Ulu. I hoped the bottom of the curry bowl was clean, stacked on the pratas.
#28. Al-Ameen Eating House
4 Cheong Chin Nam Rd, Singapore 599727
T: +65 6462 1996
Plain: Normal, not fluffy, not crispy, but at least made fresh. $1. 6/10
Egg: Very doughy. $1.50. 5.5/10
Curry: Nice piquant curry. 7/10
Pros: Sells other Indian dishes.
Cons: Far. I hope the bottom of the plate was clean to touch my prata.
#27. New Mahamoodiya Restaurant
335 Bedok Rd (Simpang Bedok) Singapore 469510
T: +65 6243 2086 / +65 6446 5176
Plain: Very crispy but way too oily, as if it was deep-fried. $1. 6.5/10
Egg: Sama sama as plain one, only less crispy. Where was the egg? $1.50. 6/10
Curry: Seemed to be fish curry? Thin. 6/10
Pros: Served with sambal. Lots of seats.
Cons: Limited parking.
#26. Mr Prata
26 Evans Road Singapore 259367
T: +65 6235 6993 / +65 6784 1677
Plain:So so. $1.20. 6/10
Egg: Nothing special. $1.50. 6/10
Curry: Not hot but spicy and sour. 7/10
Cons: Hard to access. Why so many people eat here? I ordered mineral water, poured into the glass, and the water tasted of lime. Glass not clean leh. I should have ordered lime juice.
#25. Curry Gardenn
Outlet 1: 200 Turf Club Rd #01-06 Singapore 287994
T: +65 6314 4640
M-F 9.30am-9.30pm, Sat, Sun & Ph 9.30am-3.30pm, 5.30-9.30pm
Outlet 2: 900 Punggol Road, #01-03 Punggol Ranch, Singapore 829168
T: +65 6385 0063
I went to the Punggol outlet.
Plain: Crispy, sweet, with a slight sourish aftertaste. Not fluffy enough. $2. 7/10
Egg: The crispy parts tasted like Khong Guan biscuit, but most of it was doughy. $2.50. 6/10
Curry: Almost assam-like, hence appetizing. Slow rising heat. With bits of floating onion to give texture, but watery. 6/10
Pros: Free parking. Good service. Teh halia damn fierce. Air con. If you go to the Punggol outlet, it’s scenic.
Cons: Very expensive. Super slow.
#24. Saffron’s Cafeteria by Bee’s Catering Service
201D Tampines Street 21, 01-1163, Singapore, 524201
T: +65 6787 6010
Plain: Crispy but doughy. $1. 7/10
Egg: Dry. Egg overcooked. $1.50. 6/10
Curry: A burnt taste in a sour curry. Rather unique, but took some getting used to. 6/10
Pros: Great atmosphere, felt like a party, made me want to order lots of things. Lots of seating. Lots of people but didn’t wait long. Served with sambal.
Cons: Sticky menu. Hard to find parking.
#23. Bluestar Islamic Banana Leaf Restaurant
102 Yishun Ave 5 #01-127 Singapore 760102
Plain: Average. $1. 6/10
Egg: Average. $1.60. 6/10
Curry: Good sour curry with depth. 7.5/10
Cons: Dirty. Tables not cleared, pigeons flying around.
#22. Prata Saga Sambal Berlada
665 Buffalo Road, Tekka Centre #01-258 Singapore 210665
T: +65 9880 2761
Plain: Cold, hence doughy. $0.80. 5.75/10
Egg: Great texture, sweet, but cold. $1.30. 6.75/10
Curry: Sour and gamy. 7/10
Pros: Near MRT. Plenty of other things to eat here. Affordable.
Cons: Unfortunately, they cook the prata before the customers order, so the pratas may be cold.
#21. What You Do Prata
Food Republic at 313 Somerset, or Suntec, or Nex.
Plain: Normal. $1.30. 6/10
Egg: Very thin, so it seemed the egg was part of prata. $2. 6.25/10
Curry: oily but potent, complex, spicy, sweet. 8.25/10
Pros: made upon ordering, so it’s hot. Easily accessible. A tourist said to the cashier, “Every time I visit Singapore, I eat your prata.”
Cons: Considering that it’s at food courts, I don’t think cost should be a con. On the contrary, it’s good pricing.
#20. Syed Restaurant
326 Bedok Road (Simpang Bedok) Singapore 469496
T: +65 6242 5412
Open 24 hours daily
Plain: Made on the spot, hot, very crispy, but overly crispy like an over-fried fry. Greasy. $1. 7/10
Egg: Hot. But like the plain prata, greasy, overly crispy and hard, and the egg wasn’t spread out evenly. $1.50. 6.5/10
Curry: Watery but spicy and sourish. 7/10
Pros: Near parking but many cars at night.
Cons: 24 hours.
#19. Ali Fatimah Food Stall
Blk 85 Redhill Lane #01-01 Redhill Close Food Centre, Singapore 150085
Plain: A little chao-tah, which is nice. Sweet, but slightly doughy. $0.80. 7/10
Egg: Soft, and padded. Better than the kosong. 7.5/10
Curry: Gamy, watery and one-dimensional. Needs improvement. 6/10
Pros: Near MRT.
Cons: 30-min queue! A parent was quite despicable, sending their 5 year-old daughter to cut queue. Why like that?
#18. Salimah Bee Bee
Blk 527 Ang Mo Kio Avenue 10, #01-10 Cheng San Market and Cooked Food Centre, Singapore 560527
Plain: I can’t judge this objectively. It wasn’t crispy or fluffy but it tasted like my childhood prata. $1. 7/10
Egg: See above. $1.50. 7/10
Curry: Mutton curry, very gamy, which I liked, but William didn’t. 7/10
#17. Mufiz Restaurant
Blk 835 Tampines St 83 #01-15 Singapore 520835
Plain: Crispy and thin, quite as good as Casuarina Curry’s. $1. 8/10
Egg: Ordinary and too padded. $1.50. 6/10
Curry: Sourish, moderate viscosity, tasted like mutton curry. Could be spicier. 7/10
Pros: Plenty of seats, plenty of parking. Prata served hot.
#16. Deen Restaurant Indian Muslim Food
Blk 7 Everton Park, Everton Food Place Singapore 080007
Plain: Not crispy, but fluffy, not doughy. $1. 7/10
Egg: I usually don’t like pratas that are not crispy and fluffy, but this prata wasn’t crispy and fluffy and I liked it. It had a bread-like texture that soaked the curry well. $1.50. 7.5/10
Curry: Sour daal-like curry, not bad but char tah. 6.75/10
Pros: Friendly staff.
Cons: Even though there were 4 people working, they couldn’t handle the crowd. Hard to get there. Limited parking.
#15. Rahmath Muslim Food (Previously Riyadh Muslim Food)
32 Defu Lane, Soon Soon Lai Eating House #01-14 Singapore 539213
6.30am-7pm, closed last Wed of the month
T: +65 6281 2664
Plain: Hot, crispy, but doughy and tough. $0.90.6.75/10
Egg: Egg evenly spread out and cooked just right. Padded but tasty. $1.50. 8/10
Curry: Chicken curry, I presume? Watery, and tomatoey.7/10
Pros: Plenty of seats.
#14. Julaiha Muslim Restaurant
538 Macpherson Road Singapore 368222
T: +65 6743 2773 / +65 6743 1798
Plain: Really fantastic. So crispy you can hear it tear. And so fluffy inside. $1. 8.75/10
Egg: not bad, thick with egg, but disappointing after such good kosong prata. $1.50. 7/10
Curry: Too gamy for me. 6/10
Pros: rather good service. It occupies the entire shop and sells other Indian dishes.
Cons: Difficult to access. Limited parking.
#13. Tanglin Halt Roti Prata
Blk 49 Tanglin Halt #01-365 Singapore 142049
Plain: Thick but fluffy, rather tasty. $0.80. 8/10
Egg: Soft and fluffy and thick. $1.30. 8/10
Curry: Cold, daal-like. Pity about the curry. 5.75/10
Pros: Near MRT.
Cons: Sold out at about 10am. 2 queues here, makan or tabao, remember to pick the right queue.
#12. Casuarina Curry
136 Casuarina Road Singapore 579526
T: +65 6455 9093 / +65 6858 5156 (delivery)
Plain: Arrived lukewarm. Think they left it there for some time. But was tasty. Crispy, buttery, not oily, and sweet from the dough. $1. 8/10
Egg: Thin, overly chao tah, not fluffy. $1.90. 7/10
Curry: Very strong in star anise, which overpowered other spices. But was thick and had a nice tingling afterburn, not unbearable. 7.5/10
Pros: Delivery from noon to midnight. Serves other Indian dishes. Air con.
Cons: Service a little half-hearted; they forgot my order. Limited parking. Doesn’t cook the prata a la minute. Doesn’t give receipts.
#11. Mohd Faisal Eating Stall
Blk 150A Ghim Moh Road, Ghim Moh Temporary Market and Food Centre #01-61 S(279624)
6am-4pm, close alternate Tue
Plain: Very crispy, but cold. $0.90. 8/10
Egg: So-so. $1.50. 7/10
Curry: Thick and gamy. 7.5/10
#10. Pratas & Curries
107 Serangoon North Avenue 1 Singapore 550107
T: +65 8123 5505
Plain: Doughy but when you dip into curry, it remains very, very crispy. $1. 8/10
Egg: Padded texture with pretty evenly cooked egg. $1.50. 7.75/10
Curry: Rather unique with a daal-like thickness and chick pea taste. Spicy enough with a tinge of nice gamy-ness. Lamb curry? 7.25/10
Pros: Plenty of parking. Sells other food like biryani.
Cons: Hard to access. Went in the evening and the guy said no prata, only biryani. But as I turned around to leave, he called me back and asked me to wait for 5 min. Why like that?
#9. Sin Ming Roti Prata
Blk 24 Sin Ming Road #01-51 Jin Fa Kopitiam Singapore 570024
+65 6453 3893
Plain: Crispy and fluffy. Really good! $1. 8.5/10
Egg: Bland. Egg not evenly spread. Not crispy. $1.50. 6.75/10
Curry: Given a choice of mutton or chicken curry, we opted for mutton. Very sour, almost assam-like, very spicy, tomatoey. 8/10
Pros: Great buzz at the kopitiam. Quick queue.
Cons: Hard to access.
#8. Prata Wala
Outlets: Jurong Point, nex@Serangoon Central, Tampines Mall, Junction 8, Chinatown Point, Bedok Mall
We went to Bishan outlet. See previous review at Nex.
Plain: Thin, crispy, sweet, hot, and made fresh when I was there. $1.30. 7.5/10
Egg: Although egg not spread evenly, it matched the curry very well. $2.40. 7.5/10
Curry: One of the better curries. Had depth. Sweet, spicy, sour, like fish curry. 8.5/10
Pros: Convenient. Nice aircon clean environment.
Cons: Expensive. Not sure if standards are consistent across branches.
#7. Al-Amin Food Stall
Blk 11 Telok Blangah Crescent #01-95 Telok Blangah Crescent Market & Food Centre, Singapore 090011
T: +65 9001 3786 / +65 9029 0632
Plain: Tasteless but great texture. Crispy and fluffy. $0.90. 8/10
Egg: Not crispy, but thin enough to be pleasing. $1.40. 7.25/10
Curry: Think it’s lamb curry, a nice kind of gamy, spicy. 8.25/10
Pros: Lots of seats. Friendly service.
Cons: Hawker center dirty.
#6. Prata Planet
Blk 320 Clementi Ave 4 #01-37 Singapore 120320
T: +65 6773 0733
Plain: Piping hot. So crispy when you tear it, there is a sound of paper tearing. Rather unique in flavor, a savory, onion-like fragrance, not the usual sweet prata. $1.20 7.75/10
Egg: Again, savory, not sweet. Reminded me of fried carrot cake. $1.80. 7.5/10
Curry: Piquant, thick, spicy, with much depth. 8.5/10
Pros: Restaurant setting, aircon and serves other food. There is a buzzer on every table to get the attention of servers. Lots of parking.
Cons: Difficult to access.
#5. R R Indian Food
Block 107 Ang Mo Kio Ave 4, Lim Kopi Food Court #01-164, Singapore 560107
Plain: Hot and crispy. Not at all oily, and tasted quite “light.” $0.80. 8.25/10
Egg: Pillowy all over, and it’s not a bad thing. $1.40. 7.5/10
Curry: Tasted like chicken curry. Dense and strong. Might be overwhelmingly spicy. 8/10
Pros: Lots of parking. Affordable. Lots of seats.
Cons: Inconvenient location. Slow service.
#4. The Prata Place
Main: 1 Thong Soon Ave, Springleaf Estate, Singapore 787431
Outlets: (a) Blk 340, #01-1679 Ang Mo Kio Ave 1 Singapore 560340
(b) Blk E, Stall 2, 180 Ang Mo Kio Ave 8, Nanyang Polytechnic, Singapore 569830
T: +65 6459 5670
Plain: Served piping hot. So crispy and so fluffy. $1. 8.5/10
Egg: WOW. Just WOW. Slightly charred to give a nice aroma, but not overly charred to give cancer. Thick, still fluffy inside, and the crust has a biscuit-like texture. $1.70. 9/10
Curry: From the piquant and sour taste, should be fish curry. Could be spicier, thicker, hotter (as in both temperature and taste-wise). Really a pity about the curry. 6.5/10
Pros: Very innovative. I went after trying their innovative Egg Benedict prata with curry-infused hollandise at Ultimate Hawker Fest–was very impressed by them. Prata made upon ordering. Air con.
Cons: Limited parking. Enter by Thong Soon Rd, turn right into Thong Soon Ave, and there is a tiny carpark (about 10 vehicles) behind the shop.
#3. Rahmath Cheese Prata
Blk 74 Toa Payoh Lorong 4, Toa Payoh Vista Market #01-08 Singapore 310074
Plain: Texture was fantastic, crispy and fluffy, but tastewise, slightly bland. $1. 8.5/10
Egg: Surprisingly normal, giving the kosong was so good. $1.50. 6.5/10
Curry: Really excellent. (mutton?) curry that has many spices. 9/10
Pros: Friendly uncle. Makansutra didn’t award them for prata, but awarded them for apom ($2), saying it’s “divine.” Nobody bought the appom, but we did. Not bad lah, but not divine.
#2. Curry Cafe
2, Sembawang Crescent, #01-03, Canberra Community Club, Singapore 757632
T: +65 6966 0832
M-F 9am-9pm, Sat-Sun 8am-8pm, PH 8am-5pm
Plain: Very buttery. Like a croissant, flaky outside, fluffy inside. Will said this is how a prata should be like. The prata shops along Thomson Rd are too obsessed with crispy that the pratas become biscuits. $1. 8.75/10
Egg: Crispy and fluffy, thick with egg. $1.60. 8.5/10
Curry: Chinese-style chicken curry with enough spice. 8/10
Pros: Enough seats.
Cons: Not halal. Hard to access.
#1. Mr and Mrs Mohgan’s Roti Prata Shop
7 Crane Road, Poh Ho Restaurant, Singapore 429356
6.30am-1.30pm, Closed T & W 3rd week of the month
T: +65 9794 3124
Plain: Out of this world. A thin crisp surface, and amazingly soft insides. It also has a complex taste that changes as you chew. $0.80. 10/10
Egg: Equally fantastic. Such tender egg. $1.30. 10/10
Curry: A good traditional curry. 7.75/10
Pros: very friendly. In fact, everyone in this kopitiam was friendly to us. I felt like I was finally back in Old Singapore. They have a good mutton curry and special anchovy chili.
Cons: hard to find parking. Long wait. Short hours.
Best Plain Prata – Julaiha, Sin Ming, R R Indian, Rahmath Cheese Prata, Curry Cafe, and Mr & Mrs Mohgan
Best Egg Prata – Prata Place, and Mr & Mrs Mohgan
Best Curry – Thohirah, Prata Wala, Prata Planet, Rahmath Cheese Prata
Best Prata in Singapore (in Ranking)
1. Mr and Mrs Mohgan Roti Prata Shop (Geylang Serai/Joo Chiat)
2. Curry Cafe (Sembawang)
3. Rahmath Cheese Prata (Toa Payoh)
4. The Prata Place (Upper Thomson)
5. R R Indian (Ang Mo Kio)
6. Prata Planet (Clementi)
7. Al-Amin Food Stall (Telok Blangah)
8. Prata Wala (various outlets)
9. Sin Ming Roti Prata (Sin Ming)
10. Pratas & Curries (Serangoon)
For your convenience, I’ve created a map: Best Prata in Singapore. The color codes:
Blue = day prata
Red = 24 hours
Green = late night.
Written by A. Nathanael Ho.
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