After trying some superb satay at Newton Circus Ahmed Ibrahim Satay on Smith street the smell of Indian spices coming from the next stall drew us in. Singapore has a large Indian population and places that specialise in various curries and filled roti are common across the city. Prata King Indian Cuisine is one such stall that has a range of curries, roti and murtabak – a filled, rolled roti.
Choosing from the vast array of dishes wasn’t easy but we opted for the prata set consisting of chicken curry, roti and pickled vegetables. The added bonus of this stall is that you can watch your roti being prepared fresh by a gentleman in the back slapping out the dough into a thin sheet before frying in oil until crispy and light. Once again the waiting time was 10 minutes but the stall is surrounded by seating with the added theatre of watching your meal being prepared. Listen for the bell when your dish is ready.
The roti, freshly made, was beautiful. Crispy texture with a soft fluffy interior, something we definitely need to make next time we have an Indian meal at home. The curry was beautifully spiced with excellent flavour coming from the chicken, left on the bone. The object appeared to be to stuff a roti with the chicken and a little pickled veg – a combination that really was very tasty. Don’t be afraid to get your fingers messy and pack your own roti full of filling.
For $7.50 SGD (£4.15) the dish is a bargain. We shared the plate and it’s a decent idea if you’re planning a stall hopping session down Smith Street. Once again the service was friendly and English speaking and once we had ordered at the stall many tourists began to approach and place theirs. Some orders remained on the pass as the stall owners frantically rang the bell to get the attention of those whose food it was. Just remember to listen out for that bell!
Opening times: Monday – Sunday 24 hours
Nearest Metro: Chinatown