Prata Man Restaurant, where have you been hiding all this time? I love Malaysian food so of course I was ecstatic to try out this Richmond spot.
Cash only but you already knew that right?
I’ve been twice now; both times were for dinner. Service is no frills but they do bring you out tea and water.
I’m actually surprised that their chalkboard specials menu changes (slightly).
The menu is short and sweet with a total of 28 items. Love it. There’s also a small drink menu.
A takeout menu is available that has slightly cheaper prices (you save ~$1.00 per dish).
We dropped in on a Friday evening (around 7:30pm) and the place was packed. We put our name on the waiting list but didn’t have to wait long for a table to open up.
Chicken oil rice is bomb. I could eat two of these solo.
The chicken was tender and moist. Really good.
Pretty sure 99% of the people put in an order and for good reason.
The skewers are minuscule but still tasty and tender.
Dip into the peanut sauce and repeat.
The prata bread is perfect to dip into the curry sauce.
There’s also a couple pieces of potatoes floating around.
Noodles had a good bite to them but this was my least favourite dish.
Second time, I came with a group of 5. Not busy on a Sunday evening (around 7:45pm).
This one is the fancier/baller option of the two and came with 5 bowls of rice. Delicious.
Sauces are delicious accompaniments.
The ginger soup was full of ginger flavour. Give me another bowl please.
Always get an order!
Broth was medicinal but not in a flavourful way.
Laksa (#16) ($9.50)
This is why I wanted to come for a second visit. It came with a hard boiled egg, chicken, bean sprouts, tofu puffs and noodles. Laksa is my favourite but this one was different; broth wasn’t that tasty and lacked in depth and complexity. The hunt for good laksa continues.
Finally found a solid Malaysian spot! Stick with their Hainanese chicken. Cash only.
Prata Man Restaurant
#180, 9020 Capstan Way