Prata Scholar Workshop at Casuarina Curry Restaurant @ Upper Thomson - Alvinology

Prata Scholar Workshop at Casuarina Curry Restaurant @ Upper Thomson

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Getting started

Here is something fun for local Singaporeans as well as foreigners alike – prata making workshop at one of the most famous prata and curry restaurant in Singapore – Casuarina Curry Restaurant at Upper Thomson!

Rachel executing a prata flip
Rachel executing a prata flip

I think most people do not know they have such an initiative. For just S$15, you get to attend a 2-hour prata making workshop, all-you-can-eat prata and one free drink! 

Prata Scholar Workshop at Casuarina Curry Restaurant @ Upper Thomson - Alvinology

Next time I have foreigner friends in town, I am recommending them to try this for an alternative Singapore heartland experience. This should so be in the list of “ten must-do things in Singapore for tourists”!

Great deal right?

Rachel and I brought Asher to try this out a few weekends back:

Dough and oil - that's all you need
Dough and oil – that’s all you need
Dab a bit on the dough to make it pliable
Dab a bit on the dough to make it pliable
Tap tap tap
Tap tap tap
Asher observing
Asher observing
Spreading the dough
Spreading the dough
Meet the teacher
Meet the teachee
Rachel attempting a flip
Rachel attempting a flip
It's harder than it looks
It’s harder than it looks
Me kneading the dough
Me kneading the dough
Stretching the dough
Stretching the dough
Success (sort of)!
Success (sort of)!

Here is a short video of Rachel learning how to flip pratas like a pro:

The workshop was a lot of fun, especially for Asher who looks to the prata chef with admiration when he perform tricks and stunts, tossing the prata high in the air.

Asher has a new hero
Asher has a new hero
This is how you do it like a pro
This is how you do it like a pro
Fly prata fly!
Fly prata fly!

The staff’s English are halting, hence please be patient. They are extremely friendly and helpful though.

There is nothing fancy in the set-up. Basically, you just knead and flip the dough on a plain table and cook them the way the staff do it at the restaurant. It adds to the overall “real-deal” experience.

At the end of the workshop, you get a certificate like this:

Certified prata chefs
Certified prata chefs

Best of all, you get to enjoy an all-you-can eat prata buffet after the hard work. Note that for S$15, it’s just plain prata. Top up to S$20 per pax to get choice of assorted pratas:

All-you-can-eat prata buffet - just order a la carte from the menu
All-you-can-eat prata buffet – just order a la carte from the menu
Savoury pratas
Savoury pratas
Chocolate prata for dessert
Chocolate prata for dessert

Note that this workshop is only available at the Upper Thomson restaurant and not the one at Macpherson. Booking for the workshop can be done in person at the restaurant, via phone call or email. There are discounts for large group bookings – enquire with the restaurant.

Asher looking at his new hero with admiration
Asher looking at his new hero with admiration

In addition, Casuarina offers “Prata on the Spot”catering services. For just S$15 per pax (minimum of 30 pax), they will send a prata chef to flip prata on the spot for your guests.

Casuarina Restaurant at Thomson Road
Casuarina Restaurant at Upper Thomson Road

Casuarina gotten their halal certification recently, so you can enjoy their catering or a meal there with your muslim friends and colleagues.

For more information, visit their facebook page or official website.

Address: 138 Casuarina Road

Operation Hours: 
Eve of PH: 07:00 – 00:00
Mon – Fri: 07:00 – 23:30
Sat – Sun: 07:00 – 00:00

Phone: +65-6455-9093

email: [email protected]

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