Rahmath Cheese Prata at Lorong 4 Toa Payoh
Tucked away in a corner of a tiny food centre at Lorong 4 Toa Payoh, Rahmath Cheese Prata could be easily disguised as one of those run-of-the-mills prata shops that you will see at every corner of your local food centre or coffeeshop. But Rahmath Cheese Prata has the distinction of coming in 5th in our Makanholic Ranking of Rankings for Roti Pratas in Singapore. Hence, when the Makanholic team had the chance to drop by for a tasting, we made a beeline and literally joined the queue for the prata.
It's a family-run business
While queueing for my turn to order the pratas, we could tell that Rahmath Cheese Prata was a well-oiled family business. Everyone took turns to manage their portion of work. While one was preparing the appam, the other was kneading the prata dough and frying them, while another one was taking orders and preparing the curry. We return on another day to check out the store, and as it was about noon time, the headcount was reduced to two persons but there was still a queue forming.
Delicious Cheese Prata
Rahmath Cheese Prata not only sells different variations of roti pratas, but they are also well-reviewed for their Appam (which retails for a set of 2 pieces for $2). We had the famous cheese prata and found the cheese well-melted into the dough, giving it a really nice texture. For the egg prata, we tried it on both occasions, especially after reading all the hype about it. The egg prata was well fried, and while it was not crispy (it's really difficult to make the egg prata crispy as we have tried many prata places and have never found one to be crispy) it was tasty as well.
What got our attention was the plain (kosong) prata once again. It was both crispy and fluffy, and goes really well with the assam fish curry. Just a small drizzle of the curry to the prata and you have your complete prata meal.
Appam is a type of pancake that is made from fermented rice batter and coconut milk, and is very common in Kerala, Tamil Nadu and Sri Lanka. Rahmath Cheese Prata's appam was indeed tasty, and goes well with the orange sugar which was provided. Hence if you want something that's different from prata, and you have enough room in your stomach for more, we would certainly recommend their appam as well.
Rahmath Cheese Prata
Address: #01-08, 74 Lor 4 Toa Payoh, Singapore 310074