25 Nov '13, 8am

Prawn noodles, pizza, buffalo wings and halal Chinese dishes - Jalan Kayu now offers a smorgasbord of taste. But...

Prawn noodles, pizza, buffalo wings and halal Chinese dishes - Jalan Kayu now offers a smorgasbord of taste. But...

Prawn noodles, pizza, buffalo wings and halal Chinese dishes - Jalan Kayu now offers a smorgasbord of taste. But it all began with the ubiquitous roti prata. In 1960, when Thasevi first raised its shutters, its Indian pancakes quickly became a hit with hungry army boys from the nearby Seletar Camp. Even the restaurant's current general manager Mohamed Yusoff, 62, was a regular patron before he started working there 15 years ago. "The prata here became famous because of the army boys. One piece cost 10 cents last time, and each boy could eat five to six pieces." Word of Jalan Kayu's roti prata spread over time, and the street is now synonymous with the dish, as well as another endearing aspect: its laid-back kampung atmosphere. This is why the Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA) this week picked Jalan Kayu as one of three new "identity nodes", along with Holland Village and...

Full article: http://www.soshiok.com/content/prata-made-famous-army-boys

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