Yes, SALTED EGG PRATA, WHAT WHAT? The elusive ingredient, THE SALTED EGG weds the Singaporean’s favorite PRATA. I mean, seriously, who doesn’t like prata?!
Besides this marriage, Big Street with its BIG ideas, has also another matchmaking session in its menu. Coin prata with CHILI CRAB SAUCE. Man… Who would’ve thought?
Best part? They are opened till 3am. JIO ME SUPPER PLEASAE.
When I first heard of this prata place, I really thought it was a… prata place. I walked to Big Street and definitely DID NOT expect it to be a grand looking cafe. A 2.5 storeys cafe, to be exact. I did pace back and forth at its entrance before heading in to check out the menu, and HEY, we were at the right place!
As it was getting dark, I didn’t manage to capture the exterior of the place. To give you guys a better idea of where this was located at, it is just a couple of shops down from SWEE CHOON, on Jalan Besar Road!
They have a pretty extensive and EXPENSIVE menu with a focus on local delights, like prata, atas char kway teow and much more.
Looking at the menu just turned us off because seriously, why would I pay $10 for a plate of char kway teow when I can get them at a hawker at $6 with a lot of hum? Seriously…
We went for their more unique concoction of pratas instead.
First, the newest item on the menu – Salted Egg Prata Bom ($6)
The very unassuming prata bom, plated very “atasly”. What’s the significance of sliced kiwi and strawberries there? Aesthetics, probably. But OOOH look at that bag of salted egg sauce within the prata.
This was surprisingly good. The prata had a slight mochi like texture and the salted egg sauce was THICK, however could get a little too milky and powdery for one’s liking. I liked it that way though, because it felt GAO enough. This combination.. Mmmm. Surprisingly good, really.
The Coin prata with Chili Crab Sauce blew us away with its price tag – $28 whooping dollars for a pot of chili crab sauce with shreds of crab meat and 9 coin pratas. No.
While the coin prata was thick, it remained crisp on the outside, and of course not as crispy as we would expect from the usual ones we have at prata stalls. These were chunkily good because they absorbed the sauce really well, and you could feel the chili crab sauce oozing out from the layers within.. Gosh. $28… I think quite worth it lah. HAHA!
Yes, we travelled all the way there and had only 2 items because.. I really think it’s not worth the money spent on our local favorites. But for these pratas, well.. I guess it was really a surprise that they actually tasted this good. Price wise…. Ummm.. SHARE WITH YOUR FRIENDS LAH. Or… Eat during pay day.
Prices are fortunately as reflected on the menu. No additional charges but CANNOT LAH. IT IS EXPENSIVE ENOUGH. Hahaha the pratas are really worth a try though!
How to get there?
104/106 Jalan Besar
Daily; 11am to 3am (Closed on Mondays)