FOOD, Food reviews, Uncategorized ROTI PRATA – FOUND! 24 January 2009


(No name shop)
673 Xizang Zhong Road
Shanghai, China
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I was randomly walking past on the way home when I noticed a cluster of people queueing for something. My herd instinct immediately took over and I craned my neck trying to have a sticky-beak to see what the fuss was all about. Found out that this little window nestled between the shopfronts was actually cooking food! Peered closer and my heart nearly stopped – the lady was frying up what looked like roti prata!!!! A quick look at their menu plastered above said that the fillings were choices of bacon, ham, egg, cheese, etc, etc. Kind of like a pizza or a hotdog, but wrapped up in a roti prata. Tres weird, and definitely warranted a try!

I eagerly asked for the egg and cheese. And I still don’t know what they call these things by the way.. so I’m just going to continue calling them roti prata 😉 She cooked up the roti prata, then cracked an egg on the hot grill next to it, placed a slice of cheese on top, and whacked the prata on top of it, drizzling it all with a squiggle of tomato sauce. A few moments later, the prata was deftly rolled up and popped into a paper bag.

These little babies are HOT! Temperature, that is. And it’s a fantastic snack when it’s freezing cold.. cos you can hold the paper bag with both your hands as you nibble at it, to keep yourself warm. That’s what I did 🙂 It’s absolutely delicious – like a new variation of prata. Like traditional roti prata crossed with pizza/hot dog. A new taste, and so delicious! I am a big big fan. I can’t remember, but I think this was 6? (US$0.90). Ridiculously cheap, absolutely tasty, snack food. YUM!


A hole-in-the-wall. Literally.

Peering closer, was delighted to see roti prata!!!!

My egg + cheese

OH NOMNOMNOM


27 Comments

  • sintart posted on January 24, 2009 at 4:05 pm

    Ooooh, I feel excited that I can read the words on the paper!!! 😀
    Shou – Hand
    Zhua – Grab
    Bing – Biscuit

    Is the texture & taste exactly like roti prata?

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    • beverly posted on January 25, 2009 at 2:39 pm

      Oh haha! It’s a very apt name 😉

      The texture/taste is exactly like prata.. but the insides are different!

      Reply
  • etherealprey posted on January 24, 2009 at 6:28 pm

    hmmmm….yummy…omg if i visit shanghai will u take me around so i can stuff my face?

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    • beverly posted on January 25, 2009 at 2:49 pm

      Hhaha for sure, you should come visit!

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  • thefragrantelf posted on January 24, 2009 at 7:42 pm

    Gaaaaaaaaaaaaah! yum

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  • rollagirl9 posted on January 24, 2009 at 9:13 pm

    Damn that does look good!!

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  • ourownact posted on January 24, 2009 at 9:57 pm

    ooo yum! it looks like a version of Martabak? looks good!

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    • beverly posted on January 25, 2009 at 2:50 pm

      yeah sort of like that! most like a roti prata but with a squirt of tomato sauce 😛

      Reply
  • sintart posted on January 24, 2009 at 4:05 pm

    Ooooh, I feel excited that I can read the words on the paper!!! 😀
    Shou – Hand
    Zhua – Grab
    Bing – Biscuit

    Is the texture & taste exactly like roti prata?

    Reply
    • beverly posted on January 25, 2009 at 2:39 pm

      Oh haha! It’s a very apt name 😉

      The texture/taste is exactly like prata.. but the insides are different!

      Reply
  • alongcameaspydr posted on January 25, 2009 at 12:21 am

    OOoh yummy yummmy!!!

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  • etherealprey posted on January 24, 2009 at 6:28 pm

    hmmmm….yummy…omg if i visit shanghai will u take me around so i can stuff my face?

    Reply
    • beverly posted on January 25, 2009 at 2:49 pm

      Hhaha for sure, you should come visit!

      Reply
  • thefragrantelf posted on January 24, 2009 at 7:42 pm

    Gaaaaaaaaaaaaah! yum

    Reply
  • starbucksweetie posted on January 25, 2009 at 3:53 am

    Wow 90 cents, can’t beat that!

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    • beverly posted on January 25, 2009 at 2:50 pm

      the price was mind boggling.. it’s filling enough for a lunch too!

      Reply
  • rollagirl9 posted on January 24, 2009 at 9:13 pm

    Damn that does look good!!

    Reply
  • ourownact posted on January 24, 2009 at 9:57 pm

    ooo yum! it looks like a version of Martabak? looks good!

    Reply
    • beverly posted on January 25, 2009 at 2:50 pm

      yeah sort of like that! most like a roti prata but with a squirt of tomato sauce 😛

      Reply
  • alongcameaspydr posted on January 25, 2009 at 12:21 am

    OOoh yummy yummmy!!!

    Reply
  • starbucksweetie posted on January 25, 2009 at 3:53 am

    Wow 90 cents, can’t beat that!

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    • beverly posted on January 25, 2009 at 2:50 pm

      the price was mind boggling.. it’s filling enough for a lunch too!

      Reply
  • summernights posted on January 26, 2009 at 2:45 am

    Oh that looks so good! Wish we had places like that over here in north carolina.

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    • beverly posted on January 26, 2009 at 3:21 pm

      i LOVE the price… i think i’ll have it tomorrow again 😛

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  • summernights posted on January 26, 2009 at 2:45 am

    Oh that looks so good! Wish we had places like that over here in north carolina.

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    • beverly posted on January 26, 2009 at 3:21 pm

      i LOVE the price… i think i’ll have it tomorrow again 😛

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  • AJ @ Roti Prata posted on January 19, 2012 at 11:18 am

    Yay! Thank you for sharing your food experience. I suggest that you try the best roti prata in Singapore and write a food review about it. Please keep us updated.

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