If my PT knows that I had 2 Roti Prata, she would probably scream or tell me to carry heavier weights the next round.
ONE Roti Prata Egg is 288 calories with 14g of fats. Just FYI.
Resistance was futile on my part, so much so that I made my way to Enaq The Prata House at Ghim Moh Block 21. The shop is just next to Ghim Moh Food Centre, which is another treasure trove of food.
Enaq, with another outlet at Jurong East Street 32, has been popular with supper-goers for its crispy-style Roti Prata.
For those who do not know what that is, Roti means ‘bread’, and prata or paratha means ‘flat’ in Hindi language. It is South-Indian flat bread made by frying stretched dough flavoured with ghee (Indian clarified butter), typically served with fish or mutton curry.
Enaq took over the space and some furniture from Flock Café, which explained a part-hipster interior. (I find that our local prata can be very instagrammable anyway.)
The offerings include a variety of Prata, Murthabak, Thosai, Goreng, Roti John, Biryani and Rice Sets.
I gave in to a Maggie Goreng, and the struggle was real. Portion was generous and the plate probably contained 2 packets instead of 1, with visible pieces of deep fried chicken meat. Finished half, good enough – had to watch the diet.
While there are some fanciful fillings for the Prata such as Kaya, Hotdog Cheese, Peanut Butter and Milky Gem (?), it doesn’t go overly extensive.
The star was the Plain Kosong Prata ($1.20). Eat the piece fresh and hot, before it gets soggy.
Somehow the exterior was just thinly crisp contrasted with fluffy interior. Tasty on its own, with faint sweetness. The sensation was almost like having puff pastry.
Not overly oily too.
Interestingly, they also included sambal chilli along with curry as dips. Mixing both added another dimension.
Once in a while (okay more than once), we would like to indulge in guilty treats. At least I felt I didn’t waste my calories on this.
Blk 21 Ghim Moh Road Singapore 270021
Tel: +65 6899 0842
Opening Hours: 8am – 8pm Daily (Closed every last Tuesday of the month)
Block 303 Jurong East Street 32, Singapore 600303
Tel: +65 6899 0842
Opening Hours: 24 Hours Daily
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