There are days when I seriously miss Malaysian food. Once upon a time, there was this small Roti Prata restaurant in the Rustan’s grocery part of Shangri-La Plaza. They served up two pratas with fried egg and a curry dip for around PHP 75. It even tasted 100% authentic. Unfortunately, the resto closed down permanently when a fire that started from the supermarket required the mall to undergo lots of renovations. I was heartbroken.
It’s a good thing the groceries here have such a wide range of products that it’s totally possible to whip up an international meal right at home. My latest find has been the frozen Prata from Robinson’s Supermarket. It’s less than PHP 100 for 4 sheets (if I remember correctly) and you can choose from original or spring onion flavors.
Personally, my absolute favorite Malaysian snack is the roti telur, which is prata with an egg folded into the dough right before frying. The addition of the egg just completes the meal and makes it much more satisfying. But since I don’t quite have the skills to properly fold the egg in without making a mess, I stuck to frying each item separately instead.
As for the curry dip, well, that’s my biggest work-in-progress. I haven’t managed to make it taste like the ones in the restaurants as I’m using a random mix of supermarket curry pastes. I combined red curry paste with masala curry paste, and it ended up really spicy but not quite what I had envisioned.
My next move is to improve my curry dip, so I’ll definitely be picking up a pack of frozen pratas quite soon. Wish me luck!