Sunday, February 16, 2014

Thasevi Famous Jalan Kayu Prata Restaurant

Known affectionately as "the prata shop along Jalan Kayu" and even causing the sprouting of a chain called Jalan Kayu Prata Café, this prata shop is definitely one of Singapore's more famous local eateries, joining the ranks of Tian Tian Hainanese Chicken Rice and the like. Having never had ample time to visit the restaurant as it is really far from where I stay, I was excited to finally get to try their prata yesterday, after an afternoon of exercise at Punggol Waterway Park.
The restaurant is flanked by many crowded eateries, but was surprisingly empty at 5.30pm, save for two tables being occupied at the time. Maybe prata is solely "breakfast food" or "supper food", or that we were waaay too early for dinner. Either way, it was great having the ~space~ to eat! Don't you just hate it when a restaurant/coffee shop is so crowded and you feel so claustrophobic? Major turn-off!
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See how empty it was!
We ordered Indian rojak, 4 plain pratas, 1 egg prata, 1 chocolate banana prata, a side of curry chicken, a plate of bee hoon goreng, 2 Milo dinosaurs and 2 teh tariks. Yes, we were famished.
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The chocolate banana prata ($6 WHAT) was super decadent. Though the price may be a bit unjustified, I'm still glad we got to experience this wonderful sweet prata. The banana bits were mixed with the chocolate and the chocolate literally OOZED out of the paper-thin prata! It was so delicious and wonderful. You hardly taste the oil at all, as the prata is so thin and crisp! After a while, though, the sweetness starts getting to you and you do feel a tad bit jelat. Oh well, sharing is caring, then!
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The bee hoon goreng was all right, but not as good as the one I've had at Adam Road Food Center!
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The Milo Dinosaur ($3 each) was so rich and thick! The cream was actually pretty good too, despite being full of empty calories and fats. Everything in moderation!
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The roti prata ($1 per piece) was quite small, so 2 pieces was just right for one person. The prata was nice but bland (because it's plain, duh). The dough was slightly thicker than the average prata, but it was still good. Actually, it's comparable to that at Roti Prata House along Upper Thomson!
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Egg prata
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The curry chicken ($5) was not that good, in my opinion. The meat was rather tough while the curry mediocre.
The food at Thasevi is actually not that expensive, if you order the right things. The food is good enough to warrant a visit, but perhaps not good enough to earn repeated visits, especially if you, like me, live in the west. I did enjoy my visit here, but I believe other prata places will also be good enough to satisfy a prata craving when it comes (hopefully not in the near future lol #eatclean)
Thasevi Famous jalan Kayu Prata Restaurant (that's quite a mouthful)
239 Jalan Kayu, Singapore 799463
Tel: 64811537

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