Prata Man Restaurant

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.

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It’s located in the Oaks Plaza which houses a couple of other restaurants (Pho Han, Manzo Japanese Restaurant, TTOB and Kongee Dinesty).

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Hours.

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Cash only but you already knew that right?

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I’ve been twice now; both times were for dinner. Service is no frills but they do bring you out tea and water.

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I’m actually surprised that their chalkboard specials menu changes (slightly).

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The menu is short and sweet with a total of 28 items. Love it. There’s also a small drink menu.

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A takeout menu is available that has slightly cheaper prices (you save ~$1.00 per dish).

Trip #1
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.

Tea
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Hainanese chicken (#1) ($19.00 for half)
DSC06173It comes with three bowls of chicken oil rice, ginger soup and two sauces (chili sour sauce and ginger green onion sauce).

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Chicken oil rice is bomb. I could eat two of these solo.

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The chicken was tender and moist. Really good.

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Pretty sure 99% of the people put in an order and for good reason.

BBQ satay (#4) ($10.00 for half dozen)
DSC06186You can choose which meats you want but we tried all three (pork, beef and chicken).

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The skewers are minuscule but still tasty and tender.

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Dip into the peanut sauce and repeat.

Prata bread with curry beef (#11) ($10.50)
DSC06184Beef was succulent and tender while still having a good bite.

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The prata bread is perfect to dip into the curry sauce.

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There’s also a couple pieces of potatoes floating around.

Mee goreng (#22) ($9.50)
DSC06183This almost looked like spaghetti to me when they dropped it off. The sauce is sweet (pretty sure from using ketchup).

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Noodles had a good bite to them but this was my least favourite dish.

Trip #2
Second time, I came with a group of 5. Not busy on a Sunday evening (around 7:45pm).

Free range Hainanese chicken (#2) ($32.00 whole)
DSC00447We got the last order for their chicken.

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This one is the fancier/baller option of the two and came with 5 bowls of rice. Delicious.

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Sauces are delicious accompaniments.

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The ginger soup was full of ginger flavour. Give me another bowl please.

Curry fish ball & fish maw (#10) ($6.25)
DSC00458It’s more of an appetizer dish but good. Five pieces of fish balls and maw (mainly a texture thing).

Roti with curry sauce (#12) ($6.25)
DSC00463Roti was hot, crispy and fluffy. Perfect dipped in their curry sauce.

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Always get an order!

Baku teh (#15) ($9.50)
DSC00455Another staple that I love but their baku teh wasn’t memorable. You only get two small portions of ribs and a bowl of steamed rice.

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Broth was medicinal but not in a flavourful way.

Laksa (#16) ($9.50)
DSC00451This 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.

Mee goreng (#21) ($9.50)
DSC00459Someone at our table wanted this. Again, my least favourite dish of the night.

Finally found a solid Malaysian spot! Stick with their Hainanese chicken. Cash only.

Prata Man Restaurant
http://restaurantwebexpert.com/PrataMan/
#180, 9020 Capstan Way
Richmond, BC
(604) 278-1348

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