Sunday, May 01, 2011

Prata Wala, Tiong Bahru Plaza

Woah, this was really quite good stuff there down at this joint (302 Tiong Bahru Road, #01-12 Tiong Bahru Plaza) for local Indian food along with the north and south region renditions. I remembered their greasy prata and not so spectacular teh halia from the outlet down at Nex, but this was really quite a different experience. This was definitely a pleasant surprise.

I could start with the vegetable briyani which featured moist and aromatic grains of basmati rice that was good enough to eat on its own. Portions were pretty generous, the sambar was delicious in its own bean-y way and I guess that they only thing that wasn't up to scratch was the soft papadum which I was quite willing to overlook.

Here's another rendition of butter chicken which I would definitely come back for again. This one by far, comes the closest in resemblance of taste to the version at Jaggi's. There was a little more tomato flavors and the spice packed just a little more heat, but those were still nicely paired with the characteristic smokey flavors and creamy textures of the gravy smothered over bits of tandoori chicken.

I couldn't really tell what were the delicious squids they had, but the the savory flavors tasted more than faintly of sardines and sambal. Another surprising great option that we picked up by chance.

Here's their plaster prata that actually featured slightly molten yolk and the fish curry on the side was actually spicy.

And the milky sweet beverages to sooth out the spices in the afterward.