Prata Wala serves North and South Indian food in a chic and casual ambience. Some of their signature dishes include their Dum Biryani, Tandoori Naan set, Butter Chicken and Chicken Tikkas.
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Overrated Prices, Same Taste
I was craving for prata at serangoon and the nearest was at NEX. The prata shop is Prata Wala. It is quite crowded and small. My friends and I could not find empty seats so we just decided to take it away. Moreover, I do not see anything special on their menu list as I can order that to any Indian cafe in coffee shops. The prats are also over priced. I can normally buy a cheese-mushroom prata for $2.50 outside but they sell it for about $3+.
I think the prices are overrated but the foods are the same as outside. Nothing special about it. If there was only a nearer prata place, we would have gone there instead.
Round the clock indian goodness!
I've seen this sprouting up everywhere in new shopping centres. Relatively new ones, i mean, like nex and jurong point 2. One great thing is that you can have your hearty indian grub 24 hours round the clock anytime when you feel peckish.
Their menu is extensive with many variations of indian food, even larger than other special indian prata stalls. They have briyani, pratas, chapati and other indian vegetarian food. One more plus point would be that they serve huge portions, so small eaters, be prepared to share!
WOW! I went to the branch at nex. When I first saw the price, I was surprised. Nevertheless, I went ahead and ordered some plain prata.
Yummy! The pratas was plain alright, but it was just so great tasting! The curry made it taste even better, and it was just delicious. The rich taste of curry was oozing over my mouth with the crispiness of the prata. A few more bites also revealed that the prata was also chewy. I was so impressed, and ordered teh tarik. It was just as great as the prata. Ok I must admit that it was a little too sweet, so those who are conscious about sweet stuff should be wary. However, it was just at the right thickness without being too watery/milky.
The setting was a little noisy though, since it's open and not a store. Nothing much to complain about otherwise. Service was quick and decent for me, though I have heard otherwise.
Overall, definitely a must-try. It is more expensive than other prata shops, but seeing that it is air-conditioned, and having such great tasting food, really justifies the pricing.
Went to their Tampines outlet, and ordered plain pratas only. Their prices are somewhat higher than what you would normally pay for pratas, but since I was told their food is good, I didn't really mind.
I heard right. Their food was good.. their pratas were delicious. Just right in terms of softness/crispness, and the curry that accompanies it is A+. Gah, wish I had brought a bit more money with me then so I could try their briyani which looks amazing (the table beside me was eating them).
The customer service was alright, quite prompt and efficient. I'm already planning to go here again soon!
Expensive, but worth the price!
I visited Prata Wala for breakfast a few days ago, and I must say, the food there definitely impressed me a lot!
The prata at Prata Wala is served warmly and crisp. In fact, the quality of the prata there far exceeded that of several other prata stores that I had frequented before in the past, and can probably be considered one of the best prata places in Singapore in my books.
Prata Wala also serves several interesting variations of prata. For example, they have cheese prata with mushrooms in them, and it was definitely a delicious deviant from the traditional plain prata or egg prata! Prata Wala also has other interesting flavours like Nutella Prata, and though I have yet to try that particular flavour out, it definitely has a fascinating ring to it, and it's definitely on my to-eat list.
However, I believe that the food at Prata Wala is definitely overpriced. A plain prata would cost as much as $1.80, and that is somewhat of a rip off, considering that several neighbourhood prata stores sell their plain prata at merely $0.60 each. Perhaps this is the price that one must pay for quality though.
Service wise, the outlet at Tampines Mall was severely understaffed, so we had to wait quite a long time for our food. Otherwise, a generally enjoyable prata experience!
A little overpriced but yummy nonetheless
Prata Wala brings back fond memories of the PW period, where my friends and I would have our breakfast here and take turns buying each other a "surprise prata".
The pratas are yummmy, especially the egg prata! Other than the typical few, they have some special flavours like nutella, banana etc. The nutella prata tastes more like nutella biscuit though...
I was drawing on my friend's wallet with a black marker and wrote "I Love Prata Wala" on it just for the fun of it. The next day when we went for breakfast, he was paying and the cashier spotted the phrase, she told all the staff about it and they were howling with laughter! That was an incredibly hilarious situation.
But back on track, though the food was good, I thought the price was a little expensive though. It costs $2.20 for an egg prata and $3.50-$4.50 for a special one. It is a lot cheaper at coffee shops around Singapore! However the prata's pretty big.. so maybe you can consider sharing with a friend!
Great Prata but hygiene factors varies
The outlet at Jurong Point sells really great prata - hot, crispy and tasty. The fish curry gravvy is also very good. However, sometimes they do run out of fish curry and ended up serving you other kinds of curry to accompany your prata. There is usually a crowd in the morning especially during the weekend. I used to go there quite often until I get some stomach upset (probably from the curry) on a few occasions when I was there. Instead of going Wala at Jurong Point for my prata, I now go over to the little cafe at the library opposite Jurong Point for my weekend morning prata. They sell good prata too but not as tasty as the one at Wala. But at least, I am assured that I won't make any additional trips to the toilet after my morning prata.
Vastly overpriced for average-tasting food.
When I ordered a North Indian meal at Prata Wala's outlet at Jurong Point, I was shocked to see that it cost $7. I saw that the prices on the menu were all sky-high.
Nevertheless I persisted and ordered as I was really hungry, which was a bad choice. Their supposed "North Indian" styled chicken was nothing more than fried chicken pieces! And their curry was too watery for my liking. Moreover the rice that was served to me was actually obviously left-over rice!
I cannot stand businesses pretending to sell "authentic" Indian cuisine. It is morally unacceptable to pass off sub-par food to customers who may not realize that they're being taken for a ride. People, please, take the $10 you'll spend at Prata Wala and go spend it in any Serangoon Road Indian eatery and you'll be all the more happier.
Authentic Indian Cuisine!
Okay, maybe I am not experienced enough in terms of Indian food to call the food at Prata Wala authentic, but I certainly did enjoy the food here. But annyway, I came here for dinner last week after a long decision of what to eat at nex. I hardly eat Indian food because I am not a fan of spicy food, but after all the walking and hunting for a place to eat, I kind of suggested/agreed to settle for the next thing I saw, which, thank goodness, was Prata Wala!
Firstly, I must say they are pretty generous in terms of herbs and spices. When I ate at Banana Leaf Apollo, their butter chicken had NO spiciness, whatsoever. But at Prata Wala, the first bite caused my mouth to burn. Okay, maybe I just am weak to spicy food, maybe not, but it was so good nonetheless! My brother ordered another kind of chicken, but I didn't like the herbs they topped onto it. It was extremely bitter and overwhelming that I couldn't really taste the chicken...
Of course, Prata Wala wouldn't have its name if not for its prata! Yup, their prata didn't disappoint! There is definitely a standard for their prata if you compared it to the local coffee shop kind of pratas (duh, I guess). I actually liked the prata better than the naan, which I felt was a bit on the tougher side (to tear with my fork) that day when I ate it.
Last but not least, the teh tarik. One word: SHIOK. But after so much spiciness, I think I would've preferred a cold drink though. But it was still good, the real deal.
Overall, I enjoyed my dinner at Prata Wala. Although I am not a fan of Indian food, I really liked the food here. Wouldn't mind returning here next time, even if it's solely for their prata. After all, it's nice and convenient for me!
Will definitely go back for more!
If you want good Indian food, go for Prata Wala! I went to the branch at Serangoon Nex and fell in love with their pratas and thosai. I have yet to try other varieties but I am sure I will definitely go back for more.
The prata is crispy and has a tinge of sweetness that makes you yearn for another bite. It is not that oily too. I love how the layers within the prata is distinct and there are no doughy parts where you question whether it is cooked thoroughly. You have to order a minimum of two pratas at $1.30 each if you want to try the plain prata.
The thosai comes with 3 different dipping sauces - curry, a greenish mashed up sauce (the kind you normally see in other prata stalls) and a cold tomato-like sauce. The tomato-like sauce tasted really delightful and unique and is a must try. Though I have no idea what the sauces are made up of, it was really appetizing and worthy of a try.
Though the staff might not be extra friendly and they gave us plastic utensils while giving other customers metal ones, the good food is enough reason to revisit the eatery.