Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Sin Ming Roti Prata With Video

I been wanting to post on my favorite roti prata stall in Singapore for some time. And trust me, there are numerous prata shops all around the island!

For those who do not know, roti prata is a form of dough that is fried using clarified butter, hence, disastrously sinful if consumed in large amounts.

And in Singapore, roti prata is consumed mainly as a breakfast meal, though it is quite filling to accommodate any meal of the day.

There are many famous prata stalls here, including the likes of Jalan Kayu and Prata House at Upper Thomson.
But the one that I frequent and favor most is found in an almost hidden corner of a Sin Ming HDB block/coffee stall just off the main road of Upper Thomson, quite near to Prata House in fact.

Coin Prata Set

They have these lovely coin shaped pratas which comes in a bundle of 6, which can be quite filling on its own. It's still small so you can easily finish in a couple of mouthfuls.

Egg Prata

But the main event is the standard prata, which is what we came here for. And judging from the morning queue, it is very popular among the residents here. Also, they do not pre-fry a lot of plain prata (prata zero or kosong in Malay), and thus, almost every prata is very freshly made.

Prata Breakfast

There are a number of people who like the crispy version found at Prata House, and I do not count among them. I prefer the more traditional less deep fried version of it. And the one at Sin Ming fulfills that admirably. I personally like to order onion and egg, as they will have to cook fresh and that is how you should eat prata, freshly made!

Partly, because the dough is very fresh and the prata has a nice balance of doughyness and still a light fried and crispy fluffy texture mixed in. Also, they used green pepper as you can see from the pictures, which elevates the flavor a bit, and gives it a nice color.

Curry Chicken

And the curry that comes with it is just nice, not overly spicey and yet, delectably fragrant. I had the curry chicken before, and it was also deliciously tender and moist.

Overall, if you want a great prata, you cannot go wrong here.

Sin Ming Roti Prata
Blk 24 Sin Ming Road #01-51

Written, filmed, edited and directed by Silverchef Productions.
Shot and edited entirely on Apple's Iphone 4 and at Sin Ming Road.
No coin prata was harmed in the shooting of this video.
"Here Comes The Sun" performed by Brooke White.


  1. this is my fav prata stall too! Had it since I was a small kid.

    Love their mutton dishes as well!

    and... you can almost always order the 'normal' pratas. the queue is always so long that you will always get fresh prata.

    hooyah for sin ming prata!

  2. yup, their other food like chicken curry also excels, but the prata is the highlight :) glad u like it too

  3. roti prata is my husband fav breakfast. ^___^
    we always go to Jalan kayu during the weekend for breakfast. wanna go to try this shop :P

  4. you should :) .. i used to like jln kayu 10 yrs back ... but now, i find they are overrated

  5. Thanks for your recommendation!! my husband and I went there yesterday morning. we both love the coin prata, cheese prata and mutton curry. Also try the charcoal kaya toast. I'm sure we will get back there again :)

  6. I've been thinking of visiting this place, ever since I saw it on ieatishootipost. Now that I've read your post, I want to try it even more!! :D

  7. natty: glad you and yr hubbty enjoyed it! will share more in time to come :)

    alkanphel: if u like tradiontal prata, dont hesitate! .. just a bit hard to find :)

  8. Ian.. I had eaten at this stall Sept last year, posted in my facebook:

  9. Next time if you are going to Gen Shu and if they are not opened or sold out, you can try this roti prata stall at the left side front corner when facing the market:
    Rahmath Cheese Prata
    stall #01-08
    Toa Payoh Vista Market
    Blk 74 Lorong 4 Toa Payoh

  10. Yay! Looks yummy. I would want to try this at home. Thank you for sharing your Roti Prata food experience. ;)