Dreaming of the sinfully delicious treat? Check out our top spots for the best roti prata in Singapore.
Our local food scene is brimming with amazing eats and familiar favourites like nasi lemak, biryani, chicken rice and nasi padang. But when it comes to the perfect comfort food that’s great for breakfast or late night cravings, roti prata always wins. The south Indian flatbread is crispy on the outside and doughy on the inside, and it’s typically served with curry (or, well, sugar). There’s no denying roti prata is a calorific treat, especially when you stuff it with ingredients like eggs, cheese, onion, mushroom and even sweet stuff such as chocolate and fruits. Tempted? Now work your way through this list. From plain to plaster (with egg), tissue (thin and crisp) to coin (in a rolled shape), here are the best roti prata spots in Singapore.
Best roti prata in Singapore
A cosy eatery that not many know about, Master Prata fulfills our late-night cravings by staying open till midnight. The extensive prata line-up includes everything from savouries like Maggi prata, masala hotdog prata and Italian pizza prata to sweets such as pineapple date prata and banana chocolate prata. Still ravenous? Order murtabak (flatbread stuffed with minced meat and onion), roti john (omelette sandwich) and thosai (rice pancake) to share with your supper crowd.
Master Prata, multiple locations including #01-02, Alexandra Central Mall and #01-24/25, Sembawang Shopping Centre
Mr and Mrs Mohgan’s Super Crispy Roti Prata
The shop’s name says it all. This power couple is famous for frying up thousands of super crispy pratas through the decades. We love our fluffier egg pratas, but to really savour the crispiness of their offerings, opt for the ‘kosong’ (plain) and dip it into the curry to best enjoy it. Pro tip: Go early in the morning to avoid disappointment.
Mr and Mrs Mohgan’s Super Crispy Roti Prata, Tin Yeang Restaurant, 300 Joo Chiat Road, Singapore 427551
And the award for the most inventive roti prata menu goes to… Casuarina Curry! This casual joint certainly knows how to treat its diners. With a roti prata menu so varied, it’s hard to pick just one dish to try. We recommend Casuarina’s signatures, which have earned it legions of fans: Chicken floss prata and chocolate prata. Trust us, these two are worth all the calories.
Casuarina Curry, multiple locations including 136-138 Casuarina Road and 187 Macpherson Road
Sin Ming Roti Prata
Perhaps the best roti prata in Singapore? That’s the question many locals have debated. Whatever the verdict, you won’t be able to resist its flavourful and fantastic roti prata, which is crispy on the outside and delightfully fluffy in the middle. Definitely good enough to be eaten on its own, but we recommend sampling the accompanying fish and chicken curries: They are the very definition of finger-licking good.
Sin Ming Roti Prata, #01-51, 24 Sin Ming Road, Singapore 570024
New Shah Alam Restaurant
This post-clubbing supper spot whips out some of the best cheese prata in the Boat Quay area. What you get is a dish of piping hot prata filled with gooey and stringy cheese. The combination of cheese and fish curry may not sound or look appetising if it’s unfamiliar to you, but trust us, you need to try it. Still hungry? Get your hands on other prata varieties including onion, egg and mushroom.
New Shah Alam Restaurant, 20-21 Circular Road, Singapore 049376
The Roti Prata House
This 24-hour hawker centre-style prata shop at Thomson invites the crowds even on weekday nights – a testament to its star dish, the crispy prata. Go with the tissue prata for a delish surprise, we’d say. The plain version (aka kosong) is always worth a try, but adventurous eaters can also try chocolate cheese, Milo butter, pineapple cheese and blueberry bomb kaya prata creations.
The Roti Prata House, 246 Upper Thomson Road, Singapore 574370
This modern eatery is all about variety. Diners can choose from thosai, biryani, tandoori chicken, murtabak, chappati and naan. But as its name suggests, Prata Wala’s speciality is, undoubtedly, roti prata. Tuck into the prata plaster (topped with a runny egg) and wash it all down with a refreshing cup of teh halia (ginger milk tea) for a truly satisfying meal.
Prata Wala, multiple locations including Jurong Point, Nex and Tampines Mall
Rahmath Cheese Prata
Toa Payoh residents will know and love this joint. The lines are long, but the buttery egg prata, which is beautifully fluffy and crisp, makes for a perfect breakfast. Also try the cheese prata soaked in curry for maximum effect. Oh, and remember to come early, as the stall stops selling prata in the afternoon.
Rahmath Cheese Prata, #01-08, 74 Lorong 4 Toa Payoh, Singapore 310074
Niqqi’s The Cheese Prata Shop
Don’t be surprised to spot groups of NUS students here – the reasonable prices and strategic location attracts many of ‘em. Its menu offers good variations, including the special cheese prata packed with potatoes, eggs and cheese, but the plain prata remains the true hero (kinda ironic for a place called The Cheese Prata Shop). Plus, it’s the perfect supper spot for west-siders as it stays open around the clock.
Niqqi’s The Cheese Prata Shop, 16 Clementi Road, Singapore 129745
Thasevi Food Famous Jalan Kayu Prata Restaurant
True to its name, Thasevi is so well-known, it is immediately recognised by locals simply by its address. Since the 1960s, the joint has been serving up top-notch roti prata and other South Indian dishes such as murtabak, mee goreng (fried noodles), and biryani. The only downside? Be prepared to jostle with the hungry weekend crowds for your egg prata, plaster prata and prata bomb.
Thasevi Food Famous Jalan Kayu Prata Restaurant, 239 Jalan Kayu, Singapore 799463
Springleaf Prata Place
In 2013, Springleaf made headlines and expanded waistlines with its introduction of the “murtaburger”. The dish is a decadent, yet decidedly inelegant marriage of the pasar malam (night market) staple, Ramly burger, and the humble murtabak. Believe it or not, this is hardly the kitchen’s most avant-garde creation. Feel free to try everything from salted egg and prawn prata to the Umami-50, packed with mozzarella, luncheon meat, chicken floss and egg.
Springleaf Prata Place, multiple locations including 1 Thong Soon Avenue and 396 Upper Bukit Timah Road
Intrepid foodies, this is the spot for you! Apart from serving the classic, this eatery also offers a wonderfully extensive menu of roti prata with every possible sweet and savoury topping you can imagine – think banana, chocolate, honey, and even cheese with pineapple. The trick is not to get overwhelmed by the myriad choices and go with whatever strikes your fancy. And don’t forget to try the selection of naan, butter chicken, burgers and pastas at this all-in-one eatery.
Mr Prata, multiple locations including 26 Evans Road and #01-3105, 742 Bedok Reservoir Road
For some, prata serves primarily as a ‘curry delivery system’. Subscribers to this school of thought will enjoy the 24/7 eatery’s thick, chewy prata that easily soaks up the spicy, piquant curry served hot out of the pot.
Thohirah Restaurant, 258 Jalan Kayu, Singapore 799487
Julaiha Muslim Restaurant
On the other end of the spectrum from Thohirah’s thick, chewy prata, Julaiha fries up delightfully light, crispy prata dishes that are pure joy to tear into (use your hands for full effect). The egg onion prata here is definitely worth the hike to MacPherson at any time of the day (it’s open 24 hours!).
Julaiha Muslim Restaurant, 538 MacPherson Road, Singapore 368222
The casual cafe might be an oddity on this list because it doesn’t specialise in prata. However, it does offer a neat variety of prata including wholemeal ones. It’s known for serving crispy prata with egg, cheese, Nutella and kaya, and you can get yours unconventionally paired with Chinese-style chicken curry.
Curry Cafe, #01-13, Blk 482 Admiralty Link, Singapore 750482