The delightful duo who go by the name of Mr & Mrs Mohgan reopened their stall in October 2018, located at a new premises approximately 500 metres away from their former location at Crane road.Hungry diners who are fans of this well-loved dish would have know of this reputable stall – Mr and Mrs Mohgan’s Super Crispy Roti Prata – that sells one of a kind Roti Prata since the year 2006.
Mr and Mrs Mohgan’s Super Crispy Roti Prata Review
Arguably and easily the top few Roti Prata’s stalls in Singapore that attracts a typical waiting time of up to 90 minutes long on weekends, it was a saddening news reported in August 2018 when chef-owner, Mr. Somasundram Mohgan, 52, decided to give up his business due to personal medical reasons. As a result, the old stall at Crane road has been taken over by his family’s friend & former stall assistant who are currently running it till this day. Hence, do not be surprised by the two identical stalls that are indirectly “affiliated” but for the actual recipe, it is only well kept to Mr. Mohgan himself.
Given the receptive tastebuds of regulars, they could immediately distinguish the subtle difference between one that is cooked according to the actual recipe or not, and hence most of them actually flocked back to support the duo at their new relocated stall.
This might be a pleasant news to share as the waiting time is now slightly shorter (likely to be the split between the two stalls located at the former & latter premises) and as much as twice the number of seating spots that are available.
If you are new to Mr and Mrs Mohgan’s Super Crispy Roti Prata, do just literally take the name of the stall as to the dish that you will be getting. This isn’t your typical Roti Prata that is sold almost everywhere across the island, but instead we are zooming into the specific trait of crispiness that is like no other. It was interesting to learn about the inspiration and story of Mr. Mohgan who ingeniously thought of the idea to experiment and tweak his recipe to replicate a Roti Prata to be as crispy as a Chinese fried dough fritter! As usual, they offer 3 different types of dips for you to complement your prata with, namely, Fish curry, Dalcha Curry (given by default if without specifying), and Sambal chili.
For a local taste, I have ordered both their Plain prata and Egg prata that are requested to pair it with Fish curry & Sambal chili respectively.
As aesthetically pleasing as it looks, the glorious sight of golden brown is immediately the telltale sign of what denotes a worthy plate of Roti Prata.
Infused with a smooth buttery taste that is responsible for the overall flavour and essence, the Plain prata is enveloped with a crispy thin crust on the outside.
You can totally appreciate the delicate, crispy texture that is noticeably different from your regular prata which is so fragrant & appetising on its own. For the Egg prata, I personally feel that it is rather normal although it is packed with a good amount of eggy fragrance and it comprises of a soft, fluffy dough texture. However, just don’t expect the same crispy texture to be replicated in the Egg prata. The accompanied dips are also worth mentioning too especially for its Sambal chili that has carried a slight hint of sweetness & it isin’t spicy nor overpowering. You can taste the distinctive flavour of anchovies in it. Meanwhile, the Fish curry is probably one of the best that I have enjoyed, given that it has a very smooth savoury touch that provides the icing on the cake to my prata’s experience!
To wrap things up, Mr and Mrs Mohgan’s Super Crispy Roti Prata is undeniably the game-changing name that redefines your typical plate of Roti Prata.
If you have yet to try out this dish for yourself, I believe that the delicate yet crispy texture will impresses you.
On flip side, just don’t expect it to be as crispy as your Chinese fried dough fritter as it is an inspiration that Mr. Mohgan strives towards to.
I would totally recommend ordering their Plain prata for a unique experience and not too much for the Egg prata on the other hand. I am also pleased to mention that the crispy texture of the Plain prata has maintained a good balance without it being too overly crispy like a fried cracker. As for the dips, I have never foresee myself complementing Roti Prata with Sambal chili which is surprisingly interesting and it goes well together. It is indeed thoughtful for the duo to actually thought of the various dips that encompass both sweet and savoury sides. For the slightly more health-conscious individuals, I am pleased to say that their Roti Prata is not too overly greasy and it will be all worth it, at least for once in a while!
About Mr and Mrs Mohgan’s Super Crispy Roti Prata
Address: 300 Joo Chiat Road, Singapore 429356
Opening Hours: Mon – Sun: 06:30 – 13:00 & Tue: 06:30 – 11:30 (Closed: Wed)
- SGD $1.00 – Plain Prata
- SGD $1.50 – Egg Prata
- SGD $1.50 – Onion Prata
- SGD $1.50 – Plaster Prata
- SGD $2.00 – Mushroom Prata
A Cozy Cafe Vibe
Stepping into Mohgan’s, you instantly feel at home. It’s small and casual with just a few tables, but so cozy. The smell of ghee and fresh prata greets you at the door – my mouth is watering just thinking about it! They play a mix of English and Indian hits in the background, keeping the atmosphere light and lively.
The service is always fast and friendly. The servers recognize me now and have my usual order ready in minutes!
Mr and Mrs Mohgan’s Super Crispy Roti Prata
Of course, the star of the show is the roti prata. This is their signature dish and specialty. What makes it so good?
First, you can tell the dough is freshly made in-house. It has a subtle sweetness and is so soft and flaky as you tear it apart. Then, it gets cooked up on a hot griddle until the outside gets crispy and golden brown with dark blistery bubbles.
The prata comes out hot and steamy, ready to be dipped into your choice of flavorful chutneys like spicy fish curry, sweet onion relish, or cooling raita. Every bite melts in your mouth! No one makes prata as flaky, crispy, and flavorful as Mohgan’s.
Other Favorites on the Menu
While the roti prata is my go-to order, Mohgan’s has lots of other delicious Indian and Malaysian dishes on the menu too.
I also love their flaky paratha stuffed with spicy potato filling and their uttapam, a thick savory rice pancake with onions, chilies, and shredded coconut.
On the sweet side, their banana prata with ice cream is a perfect way to end the meal!
Let’s Go to Brunch!
Well there you have it friends, the inside scoop on my favorite Singapore brunch spot, Mr and Mrs Mohgan’s Super Crispy Roti Prata! I hope you enjoyed this little glimpse into this cafe.
The next time you’re looking for an amazing weekend brunch, look no further than Mohgan’s. Their incredible roti prata, cozy vibe, and friendly service make it the perfect place to kick off your Saturday or Sunday.
Let me know in the comments if you end up checking it out. And if you have any other favorite brunch gems, I’d love to hear your recommendations too! I’m always down to discover new spots. Okay, I’m off to grab some prata – see you next time!