When it comes to comfort food, Indian cuisine definitely takes a place in our list. The hearty rotis and warm curries are always there to fill our tummies; on good days and bad ones. Furthermore, many of us look to Indian cuisine when it comes to a late-night meal. This is because when you’re pulling an all-nighter for work, or just came home from an assignment; it’s the ultimate simple meal you will want. With that said, we are here to talk about one of the best roti prata restaurant in Singapore. Check out the Roti Prata House review below before planning your visit there!
But First, What’s Roti Prata?
Roti prata is always a hit because it’s crispy on the exterior and soft on the inside. To make this South Indian bread, you first spread out the dough and then deep-fry it in ghee (Indian clarified butter). The word prata or paratha means “flat” in Hindi, and roti means “bread.” Roti canai, a flatbread popular in Malaysia, may have its origins in the Indian city of Chennai, where the dish is known as a roti canai or a roti canai. Roti prata is a filling breakfast, lunch, or dinner option, no matter where it originates. Many local menus now showcase a wide range of contemporary adaptations, such as durian-flavoured durian ice cream and chocolate-dipped durians in place of the traditional egg-filled version.
The Roti Prata House Review
The Roti Prata House, one of Upper Thomson’s oldest restaurants, is one of the few places where people go to eat dinner. If you don’t have a car to get here, fret not as it is located just beside Upper Thomson MRT. In addition, they have a wide variety of dishes, from the simple prata to more unusual offerings like the durian prata. It’s definitely a place worth visiting. Let’s take a look at some of their best-selling items off the menu.
1. Plain Prata
What’s a The Roti Prata House review without the inclusion of their classic plain prata! A plain prata for us is the perfect blank canvas. And it’s one that you must get if you’re visiting any roti prata restaurants. Whether you’re pairing it with your favourite chicken curry or eating it with tandoori chicken, it goes well with anything. However, one thing to note is that the prata at The Roti Prata House has a more biscuit feel. Which is what makes them more unique.
2. Mushroom Cheese Prata
Want something more Westernised? The Roti Prata House can do it for you. Check out this Mushroom Cheese Prata that’s extremely generous in terms of filling. Every bite will ooze endless mushrooms and gooey cheese. Furthermore, it’s so good that you don’t need any curry to complement it. Truly, it’s the perfect option for children or your little toddlers who can’t take spice.
3. Plaster Prata
In the same way that an egg prata encases an egg within the dough, the egg is offered as a garnish on top. Plaster Prata is a unique Singaporean prata dish, where a half-cooked egg is served on top of a plain prata. The key here is to ensure that the egg isn’t fully cooked. For any tourist visiting Singapore, this is definitely one to try!
4. Egg Tissue Prata
Do you prefer something lighter in texture? Then the Egg Tissue Prata is the perfect option for you. Don’t let the airy texture fool you, this dish is actually pretty filling and can even be shared. It’s flavourful and may surprise you, as a whole egg is hidden in the middle of the prata. It’s definitely a dish worth featuring in our The Roti Prata House review.
What’s a The Roti Prata House review without Murtabak? At this spot, the Murtabak comes in two sizes, small and large. Depending on whether you’re having it alone or with someone else, you can opt for either size. But rest assured that whichever size you get, it’ll fill you up. Inside the thin layer of prata, you will find generous heaps of sliced chicken and onion. Thus, if you’re looking for a protein-filled dinner, this is it.
6. Coin Prata Set
Here’s another option that’s unique when we were compiling The Roti Prata House review; the Coin Prata Set! Just as its name suggests, the prata come in adorable small round shapes, resembling coins. In this set, you get five perfectly cooked coin prata and a generous plate of mutton. Trust us when we say, the crispiness of the coin prata pairs beautifully with the tender mutton.
7. Chicken Floss Prata
Yes, you read that right – The Roti Prata House review includes a distinctive Chicken Floss Prata. In all honesty, chicken floss is a staple in every Chinese household and is used in many dishes. Therefore, when we heard of the Chicken Floss prata, we had to order it. What you get is a crispy roti prata stuffed with egg and so much chicken floss! For all you chicken floss lovers, don’t miss the chance to get this.
8. Nasi Goreng Chicken Masala
While the name of the restaurant highlights roti prata, they also serve non-prata dishes. Thus, in our The Roti Prata House review, it is only right that we include the Nasi Goreng Chicken Masala. If you patronise this spot and ask any waiter for recommendations, most of the time they would recommend this. It’s a flavourful dish that’s charred to perfection and includes a large piece of chicken. Although, the dish is definitely on the pricey side. However, we feel that it’s worth the splurge once in a while.
9. Roti John
Aside from roti prata, The Roti Prata House also serves up some pretty decent Roti John. It’s nothing out of the ordinary. But we feel it’s a great alternative if you don’t feel like having prata. The bread is crispy while the chicken inside was succulent. On the top, you get a generous spread of chilli sauce and mayonnaise. Though we feel like it could do with less. Therefore, if you’re not a big fan of heavy sauces, you can always request for them to omit or reduce it.
10. Milo Godzilla
Last but not least, what’s The Roti Prata House review without featuring one of its star drinks? Check out the Milo Godzilla, a super kaw concoction of milo with a scoop of ice cream on top. Think of it like a milo float, but better. There’s also whip cream alongside chocolate and strawberry sauce on top. In terms of taste, we love it! But a tip is to drink the milo through the straw first before digging into the ice cream. As the milo taste might not be as prominent once you’ve tasted the sweetness of the ice cream.