Street Food - Murtabak

July 04, 2012 Ivan Teh - RunningMan 0 Comments

Street Food - Murtabak

Also Known As:
Murtabak, Martabak, Mutabbaq, Mutabar, Murtabak Mutton, Murtabak Chicken, Murtabak Tuna, Murtabak Sardine, Murtabak Beef



Average Price Per Serving:
SGD $4 - $8



Description:
Murtabak is a type of Singaporean Indian fusion dish, originally a combination of the Chennai, South India bread called Roti / Prata, and the stuffed egg pancake called Mutabar, of Hejaz, Saudi Arabia.


Murtabak is therefore a type of Indian bread / pancake, made from a dough that has wheat flour / plain white flour, salt, water, egg, milk, sugar and clarified butter (Ghee). The dough is then rested.

Making a Murtabak often requires several balls of dough, as it is quite large.

Before cooking the Murtabak, the dough is flipped (like a pizza), and then stuffed / topped with a variety of ingredients. These commonly include egg, onions, and 1 type of meat / fish, such as minced mutton (Mutton Murtabak), shredded chicken (Chicken Murtabak), tuna chunks (Tuna Murtabak), sardine chunks (Sardine Murtabak) or minced beef (Beef Murtabak / Daging Murtabak).

Some hawkers also include squid, prawns or crab.

The Murtabak is then folded into a square shape, and fried on a hot skillet with oil / clarified butter (Ghee).

A good Murtabak should be thick and fluffly, with a crisp exterior. It should be liberally filled with stuffing / toppings of meat / fish, with fluffy eggs well mixed into the dough, and sliced / cubbed onions sprinkled throughout.

Murtabak is often served with a side dish of wet curry gravy, sliced cucumbers and tomato ketchup sauce.


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Murtabak is generally served in quite a large portion, and can be shared by a few diners.

These are the top 3 stalls which I feel serve the best Murtabak in Singapore.


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Har Yassin Restaurant
@ 46 Changi Road
Opening Hours: 24 Hours Daily







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Singapore Zam Zam Restaurant
@ 697 North Bridge Road
Opening Hours: 8am - 11pm Daily





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Thasevi Food
@ 239 Jalan Kayu
Opening Hours: 24 Hours Daily






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