Review: The Prata House (Upper Serangoon) sucks

Having moved away from the Thomson area where the crispy prata is overrated and has been deteriorating in quality over the years in both Casuarina Curry and The Roti Prata House, J. thought he’d wander over to the 24-hour prata house, grab a bite, have a drink and watch Electra on the television screen provided.

Electra sucks as a movie too, by the way, just in case you were wondering. So that didn’t help the mood.

J. had 3 items to try. No pictures, they weren’t worth taking pictures of.

1) Mee Goreng (S$3.50)

As per any Indian-Muslim stall, the mee goreng is overpriced. The portion of coloured noodles was passable but the taste… it varied between oily and weird. Fortunately, the weird bits of noodles were only in parts and could be spat out.

2) Plain prata (S$0.70)

Bland, bland, bland, bland. Barely warm, the prata was of the soft, tearable variety (That’s good, compared to the crispy one) but was tasteless and didn’t have enough texture to excite the mouth. Accompanied by the bland curry, well, what’s the point? Might as well eat bread at home. (J.’s still looking for a good plain prata)

3) Teh cino ice ($1.60)

Again. Bland. A layer of weak, dilute tea or a layer of weak, dilute milk added to ice which, when melted, dilutes the drink even more… gives you an expensive glass of condensed milk with water. (J. prefers the teh cino at The Roti Prata House [Upper Thomson] )

Next time J. goes by the area, he’ll pop by the competitor a couple of houses away. It can’t be hard to be better, can it?

P.S. The Prata House is supposed to be known for its teh tarik. Ah, well.


3 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by bean on August 3, 2008 at 5:41 pm

    haha random – i go to casuarina prata from time to time… since it’s convenient and open late… disappoints most of the time, now that i realise it!


  2. Heh, aye, I used to go to Casuarina Curry last time. But more on Sundays after a good long run at Peirce/MacRitchie. It doesn’t open that late nowadays, either. Agree absolutely, it’s kind of disappointing now.

    Where will we find good prata in Singapore that we can feel proud to bring out Malaysian colleagues?


  3. Posted by bean on August 7, 2008 at 12:23 am

    sadly, i don’t know! haha. haven’t been seeking out prata sites… we should ask our singaporean indian colleagues. according to my friend, anywhere that’s patronised by chinese people probably isn’t that good, haha. :)


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