The Place If you are familiar with Sin Ming Road, you should have visited Sin Ming Roti Prata at least once. The first time I came here, I left disappointed as the famous Coin Prata is not yet available. Hence, I was determined to be back at the corner coffeeshop space to order the Coin Prata. One thing to note about coming here for the Coin Prata is that it only starts selling the Coin Prata specifically after noon time from what I last learnt.
The Food Other than prata, you can also expect a wide range of options like fried Mee Goreng and typical dishes you can find at a prata shop. The Coin Prata is freshly prepared by batches, and each order is either half dozen (S$4) or a dozen. After queuing for 30 minutes for my turn, it was a further 15 minutes wait for my Coin Prata to be ready. The size of the Coin Prata is relatively small, so it is not difficult for one person to finish six at one go.
The main trait of a coin prata is that unlike a flat plain prata, the dough here is twisted and rolled which gives it a thicker texture. I really like the texture of the version at Sin Ming, as it is crispy and thick enough to fully enjoy the flavour of the fried dough. It also not as oily as Paper Prata if that is a consolation. The taste is good enough for me on its own but feel free to dip it in the curry sauce.
You also can’t go very wrong with the Plain/Kosong Prata (S$1) here. While the texture is not super crispy, I still find it very enjoyable even after having it with the Coin Prata. The Kosong Prata is even better with the curry sauce.
Rants Be prepared for a long wait most of the time. If you drive, there carpark lots are quite limited.
Will I Return Again? I will return for the Coin Prata for sure, and stick to it solely. Half a dozen is probably not enough.
Taste bud: 4/5
Hole in the pocket: 1/5
Overall Experience: 4/5
Sin Ming Roti Prata
24 Sin Ming Road
#01-51 Jin Fa Kopitiam
Daily: 6am to 7pm
Ranted by The Ranter