Thasevi Food – Roti Prata from Jalan Kayu

Jalan Kayu’s Roti Prata
Thasevi Food
237 & 239 Jalan Kayu

Opening Hours: 24 hours; closed on last Tuesdays of the month and on Fridays for prayers from noon to 2.30pm

If you want crispy and THE roti prata, this is the place to go to.  It’s the original Jalan Kayu roti prata since the 1960s and the one and only in Singapore, it insists. The crispy and cheese prata are good even when eaten on their own. Ask for the more delicious mutton or chicken curry rather than the one that normally comes with the prata. The stall also has tissue prata, which is extremely crispy, and prata with ice-cream and garlic.  Expect to pay S$0.60 for a plain prata and S$1.20 for one with egg.

For the benefit of those who don’t know what roti prata is, it is composed of dough containing copious amounts of fat, egg, flour and water. The form of fat used is usually ghee (clarified butter). The entire mixture is kneaded thoroughly, flattened, oiled and folded repeatedly. It is then allowed to proof and rise, and the process is repeated. The final round of preparation consists of flattening the dough ball, coating it with oil and then cooking on a flat iron skillet with a lot of oil. The ideal roti is flat, fluffy on the inside but crispy and flaky on the outside.


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