I was here often …about 10 years ago when I was teaching temporarily at Beatty Secondary.The malay stall back then ,opened early and sell delicious Malay breakfast.
But as I seek the old usual stall, it was no longer there.There are many stalls but I cannot see any muslim stalls till I slowed down my pace.At the back, the outer most rows of stalls nearest to the market, there stood a small indian stall selling prata.There was a long queue.mostly from chinese customers.I sat down and just watch what they are ordering.Most of them ordered many pratas -to go.
As I watched the man fling and flung and spread the prata dough.I was mesmerized at this skill.Not easy, ok? Try doing it at home, and soon, u will get aches…
TP PRATA stall #01-215
Ordered egg prata and plain prata.I had to wait about 10mins for my turn.And another 10mins for my prata to arrived.It was a HOT selling item!
The curry that came with it is mutton curry with some chewy meaty bits.YUM!
As I look at the prata,it looked different than the many pratas that I had savoured in my years.It looked like the ones my granny used to make.It looked soft and homemade (liat2,kenyal).And true enough, as I was trying to cut it into bite sized,it was soft yet u can taste the humble ingredients in it.I remembered my granny said to make prata is simple-all u need is flour,salt and water.No need for other extra ingredients…
I do not know how to explain it, but when I ate it , I felt like I was being transported back in my childhood days.It is a definite old school.It tasted original. Its different. Its delicious!
Do give this stall a try and tell me what u think… Its a winner in my long list of roti prata stalls.
Then I heard the prata man wanted to eat nasi lemak and ask his assistant to buy it for him.I followed her (cos I cannot find any HALAL stalls) and then I found it! Admist the many chinese food stalls, in between it..there it stood, vibrantly lively..
I do not know what is the name of this stall.the only enlarged font, I can find is “PLEASE TELL US YOUR TABLE NUMBER”..Hmm..
Ordered some take-away nasi lemak cost only $2.50 with fried chicken wings.And the sweet sambal is good! Love the anchovies too..in fact the whole nasi lemak is good!Hmm..perhaps, next gonna try Mee Soto?Cos it kept calling out to me….hehe!
Blk 210 Market and food centre,
Toa Payoh Lor 8,