Talk about the best prata shops in Singapore and Mr and Mrs Mohgan’s Super Crispy Roti Prata, Sin Ming Roti Prata, Springleaf Prata Place, Rahmath Cheese Prata, and perhaps Casuarina Curry Restaurant is likely to come to mind.
Y.R.A Rasool Fatimah at ABC Brickworks Food Centre may appear to be an unknown name.
(Note that ABC Food Centre will be closed for Redecoration/Renovation (R&R) Works from 16 Mar 2020 (Mon) to 15 May 2020 (Fri).)
Few customers would have known this “YR Ahmad” stall is actually listed in the Michelin Guide with a “Michelin Plate” for a consecutive number of years.
There are no conspicuous red round decals around indicating that, but buy the red book and you would find it.
The stall serves up a wide variety of Indian-Muslim food from Mee Goreng ($3.50), Nasi Goreng Merah ($3.50), Mee Hoon Goreng Puteh Ikan Billis ($4.00), Tulang Merah ($6 onwards), Mutton Chop ($5.50) and Mutton Soup ($5.00).
Its signature Murtabak ($6, $8, $10) is not displayed prominently on the main menu, but as a printed laminated sheet handing from the stall lights.
For foreigners, the Murtabak can be described as a pan-fried spicy ‘pancake’ filled with eggs, minced meat and bits of vegetables and onions. They are often folded than cut into rectangular shapes.
The locals may see it as like a much-bigger roti prata filled with more substantial ingredients.
While there was no customers during time of ordering, I needed to wait for slightly more than 10 minutes for the Murtabak, as I noted uncle leaving the piece on the grill for a long while even though the colour already looked right.
That had the effect of keep the fillings inside almost piping hot, and stayed warm throughout as I was consuming the piece.
Compared to the usual Murtabak which had a crispier outer layer, the texture of this piece was on the doughy, softer and eggier side. It almost felt like I was having a pancake.
Big portion, good enough for two to share.
Y.R.A Rasool Fatimah also sells prata without too many fanciful options, such as plain ($1.00), onion ($1.20), egg ($1.50), egg and onion ($1.70), cheese ($2), cheese with egg ($2.50) and chocolate.
Similarly, the egg prata I had did not have that distinct crispiness with much layered fluffiness, but was towards the chewier side.
Its fried noodle and rice dishes are worth a try, such as the Nasi Goreng Puteh Ikan Billis ($4.00) and Maggie Goreng ($3.50.)
The plate of noodles came hot almost like it had wok-hei (wok heat), and also hot with fiery heat that may cause you to break out in sweat.
Y.R.A Rasool Fatimah
ABC Brickworks Food Centre #01-10, 6 Jalan Bukit Merah, Singapore 150006
Opening Hours: 10am – 7pm (Mon – Wed, Fri – Sun), Closed Thurs
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