I’m not sure if Prata Raya is a revamped version of Ah Mei Cafe that was located inside AMK Hub previously. Its menu is the same as Ah Mei’s and in fact, I’m quite certain the chefs are the same because the fish curry gravy and texture of their pratas resemble that of Ah Mei Cafe. Maybe the Ah Mei franchisee decided to strike out on his/her own – that’s what my husband and I think.
Prata Raya is one of our favourite haunts for prata these days besides Casuarina Road and Jalan Kayu. They open till 2am in the morning so if you’ve just finished catching a movie at Cathay @ AMK Hub, it’s a perfect place to go to for a late night supper.
The restaurant operates on a self-service queue system. Once you order and pay at the counter, you’ll get a number tag. When your number flashes on the top left digital queue system, you can go pick up your food. Be warned, you may have to wait for 1/2 hour for your pratas (probably worse during peak dining hours) because there is only one chef making the pratas. If you can’t wait, then go somewhere else.
Drinks wise, I’d normally go for hot Teh Tarik or the Ice Milk Tea (S$2.20) that has the right balance of tea and evaporated milk. The tea has a bitter-fragrant flavour that is well complemented by the fragrant-milk taste of the evaporated milk. It’s not too sweet, despite it being a pre-prepared beverage from a dispenser.
The mutton murtabak (S$7.00) is not as greasy as I expected it to be. It comes in 4 big triangular pieces with generous portions of mutton meat inside. The mutton smell is strong but not in a bad way.
Their egg pratas and plain pratas are worth a try only if you like non-crispy type of pratas. You can’t compare these with Jalan Kayu’s of course. I like both crispy and non-crispy type of pratas but I’m more drawn to the non-crispy ones because I enjoy a more chewy texture. I like the fish curry gravy that they serve with pratas here. Very rich in flavour and not overly greasy. And if you finish your plate of gravy before your pratas, you can just bring the plate to the counter and ask for a refill.
Staff service is mediocre. Don’t expect too much since we are self-servicing ourselves anyway.
53 Ang Mo Kio Ave 3
(next to Burger King, near taxi stand)