I had always fancied a prata breakfast. Plain ol Indian pancake, yet so tasty and addictive. Spending 1.5 year at Seletar Camp, it was sad that the famous one at Jalan Kayu just didn’t live up to its name anymore. Fortunately, there’s still Casuarina!
Located near Upper Pierce Reservoir, Casuarina Curry could be a little hard to reach, but you would be surprised by the crowd on a Sunday morning. It had been quite awhile since I last visited and they had renovated the place quite neatly. Cleaner, bigger and air-conditioned, not a bad place to eat flattened dough!
The simplest but still most popular of them all, the one here was hot and fluffy, has that little elasticity when you pull them apart, yet still retaining a crispy texture on the surface. With curry or sugar? Heck, it even tasted good on its own!
I actually wanted to have a prata bomb, a variant that used double the dough in a single piece with hidden melted sugary butter. Alas, they did not serve it here but the guy suggested an alternative, one that came with egg and condensed milk within. Thin and elongated, the combination of sticky sweet taste and eggy aroma was quite an interesting one.
I gotta have this everytime I come! Served in bite-sized cubes, it was tender and well-marinated with a good proportion of lean meat and tendon. The sauce was also thicker and richer than the standard ones, which went even better with pratas. Made for the mutton lovers!
Sad to say, the drinks here were really not up to standard. Teh Tarik and Chino were either too bland or sweet, should really put in more effort to complement their good stuffs. Somehow, its getting harder to get a decent piece of prata and Casuarina wasn’t really that tempting to drag myself down with a long bus ride every week. Anyone knows of a good one that is easily accessible?