Great Roti Prata in SIN
Former expat returning after three years. Flying in to Changi in the AM and would love to have my breakfast of excellent Roti Prata, curry and tea without having to navigate the traffic to the outskirts.
Any ideas for great roti prata near the central business district?
BTW, if you're staying at the InterContinental Hotel, you're pretty close (5-10 minutes' taxi ride) to Serangoon Road, Upper Dickson Road or Syed Alwi Road in Little India. Some of the best "roti prata" can be found there, e.g. Komala Vilas (Serangoon Rd), Madras New Woodlands (Upper Dickson Road), or you can also try some of the roti prata stalls at Tekka Food Centre (intersection of Serangoon Rd & Bukit Timah Rd). If you want a quick bite, I think the coffeeshop adjacent to your hotel, at the corner of North Bridge Rd and Middle Rd, may also have roti prata - just ask your hotel concierge. I'm sure you'd know that finding street food in Singapore is never a problem, there'll always be ones within a few minutes' walk, especially if you're staying downtown.
Just in case you can't get to Little India or Bukit Timah, there's also the roti prata stall at Suntec Convention Centre's Food Republic food court. It might seem a bit surprising, but I've found the 'What You Do' prata that pops up in almost every Food Republic pretty reliable quality when made fresh, and eaten with their fish gravy (better than their chicken curry).
Btw, near Hotel Intercontinental is a branch of Oversea Restaurant (the popular Kuala Lumpur 'zi char' place) that opened this year. It's on the first floor of Shaw Towers. If you like fatty (belly pork type) char siew, I think this is amongst the best in Singapore... succulent caramelized fats and tender meat (albeit pricy, ~$20 for a small serving). Downside is that they really like to hard sell there .
revets2, where did you use to live when you were staying in Singapore previously? Just curious as it will give an indication of where you would have eaten at before. For example, people who used to live in Tanglin may have had their fill of roti prata at Evans Road's 24-hour prata shop, whereas people who lived in Coronation Road or Queen Astrid Park may go to Adam Road hawker centre, Upper Thomson Rd and Sembawang people will go to the Prata Shop at Casuarina Road, etc.
By the way, the roti prata in Sixth Avenue is from a stall in the coffeeshop next to Brazil Churrasco restaurant on Sixth Avenue near the junction with Bukit Timah Road. I'm not sure the coffeeshop even has a name, but you can't miss it.
Thanks for all the helpful posts. Have not had great access to Internet til arriving here in SIN. M, used to have roti prays closer to the office near Intercon, but was most interested in the coffee shop you once mentioned on BT and 6th ave.
Rip, have been to that roti place in Suntec 3 years ago.
It is good!
Will report back. Thanks for all your terrific suggestions!