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As indicated by the name, Prata House sells mainly roti pratas. But, it sells a variety of other food and beverages as well.
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Might just be overrated
I've heard loads of reviews from people, raving about the ever-crispy prata from The Roti Prata House at Upper Thomson Road. So much so that whenever Upper Thomson is suggested as a supper destination, it'll always be first to be mentioned on the must-eat list.
It was late at night on a Friday when I finally got to try it out and boy, was it packed like sardines. People were waiting about everywhere and vying for a table. Best of all? There was no queue. You're only more likely to get a table if you're fast. I'd suggest you to come with more friends so that you can plant them at every corner in wait.
30 minutes passed before we finally sat down and the waiters took awhile before attending to us. That was understandable because of the number of customers they had. I was still full from dinner and merely wanted to try out their signature prata while spending quality time with my friends so I had that.
The waiting time for the food to arrive wasn't exactly long but the size of it disappointed me. It was rather small, charred on both sides and also looks much too hardened to eat. The curry was arguably good though and I guess the quality of the prata didn't matter so much anymore once dipped.
Good prata, but prepare to wait
My friends and I frequent the branch at Thomson at night. This is where there are many customers and the waiters are kept busy. There are many different prata flavours, and it is impossible to try them all in one night! However my friends and I prefer to stick to the basics, and we usually order the egg, kosong or onion pratas.
However, the service can be quite intolerable at times. Many times we arrived at empty tables that are uncleared, and it takes a while before the workers clear the plates. Even after they take our orders, it takes a long while before our food comes. A simple "teh" can take up to 10 minutes. The wait can take a while, so do come with good company and a reasonable amount of patience. Definitely not a place to come if you are starving and want good and fast food, but nevertheless a good eating house.
Instagram Worthy Pratas
This is where I first ordered my first prata and it was not a disappointment. It may not have the most catchy or well thought name, but this place has a well thought recipe.
They do not just offer the "normal" prata selections. They have banana and chocolate prata! However, as I was a first timer for prata, I went to try cheese-mushroom prata. It has a crispy covering and rich melted cheese in the inside. You can pair this up with their milky mix of milo dinosaur.The ambiance is also home type as it is situated in a housing estate. It is not so noisy or crowded as those in Arab streets.
This place might seem quite inaccessible tho but it is worth the travel. I will even bring my foreign friends here. You might start counting your calories intake right after your orders, but oh well we can always exercise right?
No more traditional prata
The Roti Prata House really lives up to it's name of having really great prata! If you're there just for the traditional prata, you would not be disappointed as the prata is crispy and appetizing. Even the curry sauce compliments the great taste of the prata. However, you should definitely go out of the ordinary to try the other prata flavours such as the chocolate or banana prata. The banana prata is my absolute favourite. Without fail, it will be the first dish I order when I get there. Two sheets of prata, cripsy on the edges and chewy in the center, sandwich a layer banana slices topped with syrup. It's a mix of both sweet and savoury, much like your main course and dessert summed into one :)
The service there however isn't that good as most of the service crew are usually preoccupied or not vigilant to the raised hands of customers. The food also takes quite a while to be served, and your orders are sometimes mistaken or forgotten by the chefs or waiters.
Apart from that, it's definitely worth a visit, and be sure to try the non-traditional pratas for the full experience there!
The prata house has a very wide array of prat as I had never heard of before. Paper prata, bomb prata...they also had really creative options like prata with ice-cream, kaya, corn, all types of fruit and even durian!
I had fun exploring the items with strange names and really enjoyed all of them. And when you go to any prata house, their plain and egg pratas are their benchmark. They were a 'must try' as my friends said, and I found them really delicious since I enjoy eating crispy prata best. But I find their curry wasn't anything special.
Other than pratas, the shop also sells many other types of food like indian rojak and murtabak. They also sell many kinds of local inspired drinks like bandung, the tarik, milo dinosaur and milo godzilla. This is always a great hangout for supper!
Really crispy pratas.
Wow. This place sells (without a doubt) the best Roti Pratas that I've ever eaten. It is extremely crispy and nice. If you have never eaten here before I can definitely assure you that you are missing out. Best thing is the egg pratas. They go so well with the provided curry that I can guarantee anything else you eat after this will seem dull in comparison.
Another attractive factor of this store, is the pricing. It is so cheap and yet good. Not the average ones that you buy for a $1.20 in the normal hawker centres. One thing that I noticed, was their bad customer service. My hand was raised for about 5 mins before one of them even came. Several times in fact, the waiter just walked right past me. The least they could have done was tell me, "Later". Of course, if you can just overlook this one issue, I promise that this is a near perfect place to eat.
Good Indian food.
I've visited the Roti Prata House a number of times over the past couple of years. the food served is simple and good, and always comes hot.
Their roti prata is large and crispy, and their mutton curry is always fresh. I find that their Mutton Murtabak is really good, with a price of just $6 and comes packed with minced mutton bits. It always proves too filling for me and I always eat myself silly at this place!
The service here is average, but then again I do not have any high expectations of this place and never will. This place get packed especially during supper-time, so come before that.
Better than expected
I am a sucker for Indian cuisine. Be it briyani, prata, thosai, or the million of oh-so-wondrous dishes out there, I will give it a shot and do my best to appreciate the zesty taste of said dish. I was pleasantly surprised when I had supper the other night at Prata House though.
My first impressions weren't very positive, but when I bit into the egg prata, I nearly teared with joy (no I didn't, but it was really good). It was cooked perfectly, fluffy, not too oily, and the egg yolk was meshed perfectly with the dough. The mutton curry was great as well, neither too oily nor too stale.
Great for a friends' night out, double thumbs up.
My uni is in upper thomson road, so this is a natural choice for my friends and I to come to for dinner after lectures. The place is crowded often, but you usually won't have a problem getting seats. The major plus point of this restaurant is it's large variety of pratas available.
All the different pratas look really appetizing, but I really have to recommend the Roti Bomb. Chewy and sweet, it's awesome for someone with a sweet tooth. Roti Bomb is eaten best without any curry, just on its own. Another obvious choice is the Roti Telur (egg). Don't go and order just plain prata, you're being weird. |-_-|
Another item I absolutely have to recommend is their sup kambing. I swear, my mouth waters as I think of it right now. A serving of sup kambing comes with the optional few pieces of sliced baguette, soft inside and crisply toasted on the outside. The soup itself isn't as spicy as most places, preventing the heat from overpowering the taste.
Service is good, and prompt. They genuinely try and help to recommend combinations they think you'll love. This is really great, as you don't see this kind of service everywhere. Though, there was one guy I think was trying to flirt with my girl friends...
Overall - double thumbs up. Definitely worth your time and money.
I think most readers here will agree with me that Upp Thomson Rd is one of the best supper places. A whole stretch of diverse food items ranging from dimsum to ice cream to prata. And this very prata will be from one of the best - The Roti Prata House. It has never failed to satisfy any of my prata cravings.
You can tell from its never ending bustling business that this place has one of the best. The menu itself will dazzle you. It's not just Egg or Kosong anymore, there're funky flavours such as Durian or unheard names such as Bomb and Plaster, and even dessert ones such as Strawberry and Chocolate Banana. I've been trying a range and they have all passed my very picky tasebuds. The Bomb is actually a prata with condensed milk. I recommend it for sharing though, or the last few bites can turn out to be quite sickening. The Chocolate Banana is heavenly as a dessert, very much like a crepe filling. The usual Kosong is very crispy, a twist to the otherwise dough-y ones available elsewhere. My all-time favourite will be the Mushroom Cheese, with gooey melted cheese in the middle oozing out with every bite.
If only the drinks are tastier though. It's definitely worth a ride down to Upp Thomson for prata and going for the other food items located nerarby for supper!