The folks at Springleaf Prata Place really deserves a mention whenever it comes to their fusion Roti Prata offerings — with items such as the Umami-50 (i.e. a Murtabak featuring chicken luncheon, chicken floss, mozzarella and Japanese Mayo) and the Plaster Blaster (i.e. their unique take of a fusion of Roti Prata and Eggs Benedict) on their menu, we do really applaud their efforts in launching really fun and creative, modern interpretations of Roti Prata that would appeal to the masses. Being one of their latest creations, the Shiok Shiok Ah line-up was only introduced into their menu fairly recently — offering several versions that include the Original, Sausage, Cheese and the Sausage & Cheese variants, the Shiok Shiok Ah line-up is a fusion Roti Prata that sees the Shakshuka combined with the Roti Prata; all items from this line-up are served in a cast iron skillet as one would expect usually for a shakshuka, though with the Roti Prata being hidden at the bottom of the skillet rather than served on the side to be dipped into the skillet containing the other ingredients.

Making our trip to their original outlet at Springleaf Gardens for the Shiok Shiok Ah Sausage & Cheese, it is noted that the Roti Prata served in the Shiok Shiok Ah line-up does seem to be sized a little smaller than their usual plain Roti Prata — perhaps due to them having to be really precise on having to fit the Roti Prata into the skillet nicely. That being said, the plain Roti Prata that is hiding beneath all the stuff that is going on the Shakshuka bears the same consistency as what one would have expected from their usual plain Roti Prata — one that is still crisp on the outside, but not totally cracker-esque crisp given how their usual plain Roti Prata tends to still carry a good tension when one attempts to pull it apart. The Roti Prata also carries a good flavour from the flour that they have used; that being said, the main part of the Shiok Shiok Ah would be where the fusion element with the Shakshuka lies — coming with a tomato sauce that comes with capsicums, we like how the sauce wasn’t too runny so as to refrain from making the Roti Prata too soggy unintentionally; a detail that they seemed to have nailed there. The tomato sauce that came with capsicums provides much of the refreshing tang that one would associate with the bell pepper sauce of the Shakshuka, while the egg came with a molten egg yolk — something which we wouldn’t really expect mamak-style restaurants to do too well; but yet another detail that they have looked into here. The sausage that came with the Shiok Shiok Ah Sausage & Cheese Prata comes with a slightly crusted casing from the grilling process — does add to the textural aspect of things here; but otherwise, the sausage used here provides a really meaty bite that is quite unlike that of chicken sausages though interestingly doesn’t carry any undesirable gamey notes. We were not served with any curries from the self-service kiosk when the Shiok Shiok Ah Sausage & Cheese Prata came to our table — though having tried, the Shiok Shiok Ah Sausage & Cheese Prata with the Fish Curry which we helped ourselves to, we do think that the Shiok Shiok Ah Sausage & Cheese Prata doesn’t really quite need the curries and does well enough on its own in terms of how it tastes.

One thing for certain though — the Shiok Shiok Ah Sausage & Cheese Prata despite its innovative and unique take on a fusion Roti Prata with a modern twist, can be said as an item that is slightly on the pricier side; priced at $8.90, the slightly smaller size of the plain Roti Prata here is a little bit of a drawback of the dish though they are also probably restricted to having the Roti Prata sized in a way that the skillet would be able to contain it. However, the slightly higher price for the dish could also be justified somewhat for the use of more premium ingredients such as that of the sausage, and the overall labour on the dish such as that of the molten egg yolk for the egg which they have seemed to have executed well. For those who are also looking for something quick to have, the Shiok Shiok Ah Sausage & Cheese Prata also does involves a longer waiting time as compared to most of their simpler Roti Prata offerings due to how it is made — something which is worth considering for those who are looking to have a fast meal here. That being said, the Shiok Shiok Ah Sausage & Cheese Prata is still a novelty item that we would say that is definitely worth trying at least once to experience their take of a fusion between Roti Prata and Shakshuka. As always, we would be looking forward to what these creative folks behind Springleaf Prata Place would be coming up with next — the possibilities just seem to be endless with these folks here!