Tanglin Halt Roti Prata – The Mystery Behind the Long Queues is Solved!

Germaine Tan
Germaine Tan
March 29, 2020

We arrived at Tanglin Halt Roti Prata around 12pm, and their highly raved Roti Prata was sold out. There was still a long queue and we were curious, so we found out the queue was for their Curry Rice! Since we were already there, we decided to join the queue and check out just how good their Curry Rice is!

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A family business, Tanglin Halt Roti Prata has been in operation since 28 years ago! While they are probably more well known for their Roti Prata, they told us that a lot of people also like their Curry Rice. I asked what was available and they had quite a selection of curry dishes, fried dishes and sides. It was only 12pm and they were already selling out. I made a swift decision and went for Curry Mutton, Curry Chicken, a piece of Fried Fish and some Curry Vegetables. All these for just $14!

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tanglin-halt chicken curry collage

Oh, the Chicken Curry was so good! The chicken was soft and tender likeit has been living in this curry all its life! It was well marinated, and you could taste the spices in the meat. The curry was thick and went hand in hand with the rice. I now understood why people were queuing for it!

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tanglin-halt mutton handshot portrait

I seldom take mutton, but decided that I should give it a shot since they are experts in this. The Mutton Curry was a little less spicy than the Chicken Curry. While the curry was very fragrant, the meat did not have much flavour when eaten on its own. If you love the gamey taste of mutton, you will love this. Since I wasn’t much of a mutton fan, this dish wasn’t quite up my alley.

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tanglin-halt fish collage

Next up was the Fried Fish which I really loved! It was fried to perfection, and had a slightly crispy skin. The ingredients that go into the making of the marinade is a closely guarded secret so I have no idea what’s in it. What I do know is that the marinade tasted so good!

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tanglin-halt curry vege

Being a typical Chinese, I just felt like I needed my vegetables just like how I would have in my Cai Fan. The vegetables were cooked well and had a unique taste. The turmeric smell was rather strong but I liked it. The vegetables were soft and went well with the other dishes I ordered too!

Overall, I must say I was rather impressed by this Curry Rice! It is no wonder there’s a long queue for it daily. Tanglin Halt Roti Prata also sells a good plate of Briyani. The owner says it is only available on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from 1130am-1230pm. Having had such a great experience, I am sure I’ll be back for some Briyani soon!

Tanglin Halt Roti Prata

Address: Blk 49 Tanglin Halt Road #01-365, Peking Room, Singapore 142049

Area: Tanglin Halt

Opening Hours: 6.30am to 3pm daily.

Cuisine: Indian

MissTamChiak.com made anonymous visit and paid its own meal at the stall featured here.