Monday, August 6, 2012

Jalan Kayu Roti Prata.

Sometime last week, an elderly Indian man hailed my cab near Newton Food Centre and before he boarded he asked me if I knew where the original famous Jalan Kayu's roti prata shop was and I said "Yes of course". "Please fetch me there" and we were on our way. Along the trip, I asked him where he was from and he told me he was from Ipoh, Malaysia. He told me he heard much about the famous Jalan Kayu roti prata for many years and since he had not been here for ages he decided to eat at this place. He told me that they call it "roti chanai" in Malaysia and his friends said to come to Singapore and try the prata which they claimed is slightly different but is good and taste much better. He was very excited and kept telling me how Singapore has changed and looked so different now. I asked him if he was travelling alone by himself and he said "Yes, it's a long story and I don't want to talk about it". He spoke very good English and most of the time I kept answering his questions which were continuous and mostly about everyday life. I truly enjoyed our conversation till we arrived at the prata shop. He was very thankful and I wished him well.

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