Tanjong Pagar

Tanjong Pagar was a historic centre for Singapore's Chinese community. It is now a cosmopolitan area within walking distance of the CDB with a wide range of old and new shops. It is a good place for a lunch time meal with office workers, a post work hangout area for pubs and fine dining and a pleasant place to explore cafes and eclectic shops on a lazy weekend afternoon.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Akbar Restaurant

The joints along side Lim Teck Kim Road are frequently quite regularly by taxi drivers looking for a late eating spot.

Roti Prata with curry.

The place specializes in Roti Pratas. Roti Prata is a fried flour pancake cooked over a flat grill that is sold all over Singapore. It is served with a curry sauce.

We had 2 pratas- a normal Prata and a cheese Prata. The quality of the two Pratas were not consistent. The first cheese Prata was quite good as it was crispy on the outside and soft inside. The second normal Prata was not crispy at all indicating to me that the flat grill was not hot enough.

This is good for a cheap meal after all Pratas are only about $1 each and the carbs will fill you pretty quickly. Don't count on it being a healthy meal though. 

While I think this is the better Prata shop than Banana Leaf Indian Cuisine 2 doors down. It isn't anything to rave about. Getting the Prata consistently crispy on the outside should not be hard.

The staff didn't seem to care much for getting payment from us either. I was tempted to just walk away.

Location: 2 Lim Teck Kim Road
Opening Hours: 24 hours
Prices: $2.50 for Roti Prata and a Tek Tarik


  1. Probably because the plain prata was part of a big batch that they just keep at the side to serve up when ordered while the cheese prata was made only when ordered.

  2. That is probably true.. Have you been to the place? But I mean, how difficult is it really to fry the prata only when ordered???