The last time the husband and I came by Thasevi was probably 4 or 5 years ago. A while back, we happened to be in the area and thought we would stop by for supper with our usual order of plain prata, egg prata and mee goreng. It was a Saturday night but it was so quiet at the restaurant with very few occupied tables – a totally different scenario from our last visit. I had heard from fellow foodie friends that the quality of food here had deteriorated over the years and seriously, we were more shocked than disappointed after the meal. It’s really unbelievable that this was once the famous Jalan Kayu prata place.
Their plain pratas used to be really crispy, airy, light and flaky inside out but the ones we had this time were cold and chewy with some parts of uncooked dough. The egg prata didn’t fare any better. It was as though these pratas were left out since morning and nobody even bothered to reheat them before serving to customers. Moreover, there weren’t even many customers (or orders) to manage so I couldn’t understand how they could serve up such food to people.
I wasn’t sure if it was because we started off with the very bad pratas that by the time we tasted this mee goreng, we just felt it lost that oomph that it once had. Middle-of-the-road stuff that was decent but not good enough for us to travel back here to eat.
The only saving grace was the teh tarik – well, how bad could a pulled tea be? At least it was served hot, thank goodness.
Wasted calories. Awful service. Thasevi – a name that was ever remembered for its best pratas in Singapore – it’s now time to say goodbye.
Thasevi Food Famous Jalan Kayu Prata Restaurant
237/239 Jalan Kayu
Tel: +65 6481 1537
Opening hours: 24-hour daily