For those of you who do not know what Prata is, it is actually a very popular South Asian styled layered slightly crispy floured bread, cooked over a grill. In different places, the spelling of the word ‘Prata’ may differ, some spell it as Parratha, some call it ‘Roti Prata’ or ‘Roti Canai’, etc. To me, as long as it sounds like ‘Prata’ then Prata it should be! 😉 Traditionally, Pratas are sold in hawker centre areas, mostly unair-conditioned, in quite a warm atmosphere. Well, what do you expect, it is a popular street food in Singapore. I definitely have no qualms with that.
However, over the past few years, I find that the ‘Prata’ scene has evolved much, at least, in Singapore. You can find Pratas in Food Courts located in Shopping Malls these days. This has been growing for quite some time now and one of my favourite places to go is ‘Prata Wala’ which is located just a stone’s throw away from my place whenever I am back in Singapore. It is just so convenient and I can have my Prata ‘in comfort!’
So much so about Prata, on my last visit to Prata Wala, all three of us felt like Dosa (some spell it as ‘Thosai”) instead – Yes, Prata Wala has a long list of items on their menu – not just limited to Prata, they also serve, Briyani, Naan and Thosai and a combination of North and South Indian dishes! Very tempting yeah, I know! So we ended up with a Thosai galore! We had the ‘Paper Thosai’, ‘Plain Thosai’ and ‘Masala Thosai’
Other things I have tried from there would be the ‘Murtabak Sardine’, Chicken Briyani, Tandoori Chicken, some south Indian Dishes and but of course the different types of Pratas! And all the times I’ve been there, Prata Wala has never been a disappointment and I hope they continue to remain that way. One thing I should mention is that they are always busy, especially during the peak hours like lunch hours and dinner time. Well, being always busy is a good sign isn’t it? And it’s always worth it to queue up for good food! Their full menu can be found here.
For those (Muslim customers) who may be wondering, Prata Wala is fully certified Halal by MUIS, as stated on their website. To my knowledge, Prata Wala has several different outlets around Singapore: Jurong Point, Nex@Serangoon Central, Tampines Mall, Junction 8, China Town Point and Bedok Mall. So if you feel like ‘prata in comfort’, there’s always Prata Wala!