Roti Prata is a well-loved hawker food in Singapore. Also known as “roti canai” in other parts of Southeast Asia, the Indian-influenced flatbread dish is usually served with curry or dal.
You do find more creative savoury and sweet variations, filled with cheese, bananas, chocolate, strawberries, to more fanciful creations included with raclette cheese and truffle oil,
The prata is typically crispy outside and doughy inside, making it a flexible choice for breakfast, lunch, snack, or supper.
Here are 12 famous Roti Prata places in Singapore for you to satisfy those cravings:
Sin Ming Roti Prata
24 Sin Ming Road, Gim Huat Coffeeshop #01-51, Singapore 570024,
Tel: +65 6453 3893
Opening Hours: 6:30am – 6am (Mon – Thurs, Sat – Sun), Closed Fri
Although Sin Ming Roti Prata has an unassuming presence with a small corner area of a Jin Fa kopitiam, it still holds its own when it comes to popularity and a dedicated customer base. (Actually, there are many other good stalls here such as the Chicken Rice and Popiah.)
Sin Ming Roti Prata happens to get both its prata and curries done well, so I would be happy to name this one of my favourite Prata stalls in Singapore.
Be ready to stand in tediously long queues for the most part during peak hours, but it is quite worth the wait.
Run by father and son team Aziz and Faisal, their signature Coin Prata set ($4 for 6 pieces) shaped like mini-crispy pancakes has a bit of a complicated preparation and they make it fresh on order.
Both the plain and egg prata had different merits, but were crispy, slightly chewy and fluffy at the same time.
They use the traditional methods of making the dough with no ghee or milk. Give it a dip on the absolutely-delicious fish curry with a tinge of sourness.
Mr and Mrs Mohgan’s Super Crispy Roti Prata
300 Joo Chiat Road (Tin Yeang Restaurant, beside Dunman Food Centre), Singapore 427551
Tel: +65 9794 3124
Opening Hours: 6:30am – 1pm (Mon – Tues, Thurs – Sun), Closed Wed
Mr and Mrs Mohgan’s Super Crispy Roti Prata has widely been recognised to serve up one of the best crispy Prata in Singapore. Yes, they moved 500 metres from their old stall at Crane Road.
However, the stall is super popular and is often sold out by noon time. During peak weekend morning hours, be prepared to wait up to an hour for your food.
So go very early in the morning.
The Plain Prata is still sold affordably at $1, with choices of Egg ($1.50), Onion ($15.0), Plaster ($1.50), Mushroom ($2), Cheese ($2), Egg Onion ($2), Cheese Egg Mushroom ($3.50) and more.
The Plain Prata had a delightful crispy exterior (won’t say it was earth-shattering crispy), but good enough) with a tinge of tasty saltiness, contrasted with fluffy and light interior. I liked it, though won’t exactly say I was blown away.
The curries tasted lacklustre and lukewarm though, while the sambal chilli was the ‘power’ accompaniment to have.
Chindamani Indian Food Stall
151A Serangoon North Ave 2, Zhi Yuan Coffee Shop, Singapore 551151
Opening Hours: 6am – 9pm (Mon – Sun)
Outlets at Blk 846 Yishun Ring Rd, Blk 284 Bishan St 22, Blk 121 Hougang Ave 1, Blk 108 Hougang Ave 1
Chindamani is well-loved for its ultra-crispy, thin and flat roti prata.
Their main outlet is at Serangoon North, but have also opened other outlets at Hougang, Yishun and Bishan. Why all at the North and Northeast?
Most people would go for their Plain Prata ($1.20) because there is where you can experience that thin almost-biscuit like crunchiness especially along the edges; but if you want more chewiness than go for the Egg Prata ($1.80).
On the flipside, this would be slightly greasier than your usual prata, and would likely leave that oil in the lips feeling. The accompany fish curry was rich and tasty though – I could have seconds.
There are other prata choices including Egg Onion ($2.30), Cheese ($2.20), Egg Cheese ($2.80), Banana ($2.20), Mushroom ($2.50), Mushroom Cheese ($3.30) and Tissue ($3). One of those stalls I would recommend in a heartbeat for crispy prata.
Springleaf Prata Place
1 Thong Soon Avenue, Singapore 787431
Tel: +65 6459 5670, 8119 2297
Opening Hours: 8am – 11pm (Mon – Sun), Closed every first Mon of the month
Other outlets at 57B Jalan Tua Kong, The Rail Mall, Junction 10, NEWest, Sunset Way, SAFRA Jurong, SAFRA Tampines, and SAFRA Yishun
Springleaf Prata Place at Thong Soon Avenue is a one-stop air-conditioned family restaurant that is popular with families, with a number of branches all over Singapore.
A highlight would be their “Ultimate Hawkerfest” category. They first created the “Ultimate Murtabak” ($8.90, $13.90) in 2012 in conjunction with the special Hawkerfest event, but became so well-received they launched one new creative item every year.
A best-seller would be 2013’s “Murtaburger” ($8.50) which is a combination between the lamb-filled murtabak and Ramly burger. 2017’s Prata Alfredo ($10.90) of chunky rosemary smoked chicken tossed in a prata filled with creamy Alfredo sauce, sprinkled with fresh button mushrooms and mozzarella cheese also piqued my curiosity.
Their 2021’s Ultimate Series is the Praclette ($9.90), included with Raclette cheee, truffle oil, sauteed onions, shiitake, olives, turkey ham and sriracha.
I much enjoyed the Umami-50 ($9.90) which was included with a number of ‘comfort’ ingredients such as luncheon meat, egg, chicken floss, mozzarella cheese and MAYO within. Springleaf Prata Place (Thong Soon Avenue)
136-138 Casuarina Road, Singapore 579526
Tel: +65 6455 9093
Opening Hours: 7am – 11 (Sun – Thurs), 7am – 11:30pm (Fri – Sat)
I guess one the most famous restaurants at Casuarina Road is Casuarina Curry Restaurant itself (do drop by Biscuit King if you are there early enough). It has branches at 20 Sixth Avenue and 187 MacPherson Road (beside UOB Bank).
They serve a variety of Indian cuisines, roti prata being the most famous. I loved the general vibe and atmosphere of the place (though slightly dark), which seemed ideal for family and friends meetups over Indian food and drinks.
The service is swift, and menu is quite expansive, serving anything from Double Egg Prata ($3.40), Plaster Cheese Prata ($4.40), Sausage Roll ($4.20), Mushroom Onion Prata ($4.40), Garlic Cheese Prata ($4.50), to Double Egg Sausage Prata ($5.40).
Price is slightly on the steep side though.
The Prata is moderately crisp, slightly more to the doughy side. Quality is consistent, matched with tasty curries.
R.K. Eating House
1 Kensington Park Road (Serangoon Garden), Singapore 557253
Opening Hours: 24/7
R.K. Eating House at Serangoon Garden was popular among supper goers who go for their super tall Tissue Prata. There are opened 24 hours daily by the way.
What’s on the menu include Coin Prata, Cheese Prata, Banana Honey Prata, Mushroom Prata, and there are other more fanciful items of Pizza Prata, Italian Prata, Ice Cream Prata and Strawberry Prata.
I had the Plain Prata and while the crispiness was not out-of-this-world, it was still better than the average. Though it lacked of that beautiful light saltiness some of the delicious prata would have.
Made viral by local celebrity Chef Bob, they are also known for their off-menu item of R.K Special ($6.50) – prata in mutton curry with soft boiled eggs.
321 Alexandra Rd, Mall, #01-02 Alexandra Central, Singapore 159971
Tel: +65 8268 8210
Opening Hours: 10am – 12am (Mon – Sun)
Another outlet at Sembawang Shopping Centre
Would I call this a hidden gem? Maybe. Perhaps you have yet to hear about this Prata place, and Alexandra Central is not a mall people frequent, but this little shop has a fanbase.
This is one of the few Prata places that stay open through the day till 12am and within a mall, which means that you can enjoy hot and delicious Prata almost at any time of the day.
Maybe you wouldn’t expect much from Prata served in a mall, but you can tell how crispy and appetising they are just by looking at the exterior, with golden spots and buttery filling.
Slightly on the sweet side, and a tad oily. But all’s good.
Tanglin Halt Roti Prata
#01-365 141049, 49 Tanglin Halt Rd, Block 49, Singapore 142049
Tel: +65 9794 3124
Opening Hours: 5am – 3pm (Mon, Wed – Sun), Closed Tues
There are two queues here – one to dine-in, the other to dabao. The takeaway line which is along the roadside can be quite long.
If you want to get your hands on their delectable Roti Prata, make sure that you get to the stall early in the morning as they run out quite fast.
The family business has their own homemade recipe passed down from generations to bring you authentic and traditional taste.
I found the Prata a bit thinner than the others I have tried, with a noticeable fragrance from being fried in ghee. More to the doughy side, I wished it was crispier. Not the best, but not too bad.
Their chicken curry and curry rice are also quite famous.
Rahmath Cheese Prata
Toa Payoh Vista Market, #01-08, 74 Lor 4 Toa Payoh, Singapore 310074
Tel: +65 8712 9115
Opening Hours: 6am – 2:30pm (Wed – Sun), Closed Mon, Tues
Rahmath Cheese Prata is a famous stall at Tao Payoh Vista Market Lor 4. It attracts a line of customers every morning with delicious roti prata variety that makes for a wholesome and filling breakfast.
The hidden gem of the food centre serves fresh prata with every order, and you can see the chef rolling and frying away like a busy bee without a break.
Choices here include Plain Prata, Egg Prata, Cheese Prata with Egg, Prata with Mushroom to more fanciful ones like Prata with Banana & Cheese and Strawberry Prata.
The signature Prata to get include the Cheese Prata ($2) and Cheese Prata with Egg ($3) to be dipped in mutton curry.
What I really liked about the Cheese Prata ($2) was that it remain crisp around the edges, while the inside was doughy. While I may have preferred this to be fluffier, the cheese added a light salty contrast that didn’t overwhelm.
The Roti Prata House
246 Upper Thomson Road, Singapore 574370
Tel: +65 6459 5260
Opening Hours: 7am – 2am (Mon – Thurs, Sun) 7am – 4am (Fri – Sat)
You won’t miss the signboard that says “The Best Crispy Prata. Recommended by The New Paper.”
Residents around Upper Thomson area should be familiar with this shop, a quaint coffeeshop with an overwhelmingly expansive menu.
There are two long columns for Prata itself, serving anything from Chocolate Cheese ($4), Honey Prata ($3), Milo Butter ($4), Milk Paper ($2.50), Blueberry Bomb Kaya ($2.50), Pineapple Cheese ($4), to Tomato Cheese ($4).
They also have other Indian dishes like Biryani and various curries, along with cold and hot beverages.
There is a good variety, though the Prata I had was not as hot as I wished it would be, and on the doughy side and rather plain. Maybe they used to be better in the past, or are better with the fancier choices.
Enaq The Prata Shop
Block 303 Jurong East Street 32, Singapore 600303
Tel: +65 6899 0842
Opening Hours: 7am – 10:30pm (Mon) 7am – 11pm (Wed – Sun), Closed Tues
Enaq located at Jurong East Street 32, has been popular with supper-goers for its crispy-style Roti Prata.
There are some fanciful fillings for the Prata such as Kaya, Hotdog Cheese, Honey Banana, Chocolate, Kaya, Peanut Butter, to Milky Gem (?).
Each is priced from $1.90 for the egg to $3.00 for the Hot Dog Egg.
The star was the Plain Kosong Prata ($1.20, min 2). 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.
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
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.
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).
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. Y.R.A Rasool Fatimah (ABC Food Centre)
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