Sunday, January 8, 2017

Casuarina Curry @ Macpherson Road - Ondeh Ondeh Prata, A New Way To Appreciate Prata


Casuarina Curry is a household name in Singapore known for its prata, murtabak, roti john, thosai and briyani, offering a variety of South and North Indian cuisine. Recently the business expanded with 2 more branches at Sixth Avenue and Macpherson Road, on top of their flagship outlet at Casuarina.

Teh Tarik 4/5

I specially head down to their Macpherson outlet to try out their new invitation, Ondeh Ondeh Prata. Before that let's have the a cup of the Teh Tarik ($1.20) and their Plaiin Prata ($1.20 each).

Plain Prata 3/5

Unfortunately my Plain Prata was stale, the restaurant did not serve me a freshly made one. It also has a strong taste of margarine. This is definitely not the standard I have done.

Ondeh Ondeh Prata 4.5/5

The highlight and the reason why I am here is the Ondeh Ondeh Prata ($4.90). What exactly is it? It is actually made up of crispy tissue prata, folded into a parcel. In it, there are pandan jelly cubes, a scoop of coconut ice cream, shredded coconut and gula melaka to be drizzled over it before eating.


Initially I was a bit skeptical but after trying it, I enjoyed it a lot. The combination in terms of flavours and textures work harmoniously. It has brought prata appreciation to a new level, stepping away from the tradition. It is not about spreading some chocolate syrup over the prata and maybe adding a few slices of banana. This is an execution that is worthy to call it a real dessert prata dish.

Casuarina Curry
187 Macpherson Road
Singapore 348545
Tel: +65 62859001
Nearest MRT: Bong Keng (NE Line)

Opening Hours:
Mon-Fri: 10am - 12midnight
Sat-Sun: 8am - 12midnight

1) Alight at Boon Keng MRT station. Take Exit A. Walk to bus stop at Boon Keng MRT station (Stop ID 60121). Take bus number 64, 65 and 66. Alight 5 stops later. Walk to destination. Journey time about 15 minutes. [Map]

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