Singaporean Mandarin Database

This database contains a collection of Mandarin terms which have cultural, historical or sentimental value unique to Singapore. These terms may be used by Singaporeans in the past or at present. Some of the terms are read in print while others are used in our everyday conversations.

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roti prata

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食物、植物

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食物、植物

Food / Plants

释义

名词

一种源自印度的烙饼,流行于新马一带的小吃。

DEFINITION

Noun

A type of pancake from India which is popular in Singapore and Malaysia.

由来

  • 有关印度煎饼的由来有几种说法,其中一说是源自于泰米尔纳德邦(Tamil Nadu)的一种名为parotta的扁平面包(flatbread), 也有一说是源自于旁遮普邦(Punjab)。
  • 印度煎饼在新加坡普遍被称为“roti prata”,马来语“roti”指的是面包,所以roti prata这个词结合了马来语和淡米尔语。

ETYMOLOGY

  • There are several beliefs about the origin of roti prata. One of them says that roti prata is a kind of flatbread known as parotta in Tamil Nadu. Another says that roti prata originated from Punjab.
  • The term “roti prata” consists of the Malay word for bread, “roti”, and is thus a combination of both Malay and Tamil.

例句

随着全谷粮原材料的口感更细致顺口,以及国人对较健康食品需求增加,有更多餐馆推出加了粗粮制作的印度煎饼和糕点。(《联合早报》,12/12/2018)

SAMPLE SENTENCE

With the more refined and better taste of whole grain ingredients as well as the increasing demand for healthier food options among Singaporeans, more restaurants are offering roti pratas, cakes and pastries made from coarse grains.  (Lianhe Zaobao, 12/12/2018)

其他地区用语

印度飞饼(大陆、港)、印度甩饼(台)

TERMS USED IN OTHER REGIONS

印度飞饼(Mainland China, Hong Kong)、印度甩饼(Taiwan)

相关资料

  • 一层一层薄薄脆脆的煎饼,不加任何主料就已四溢芬芳,称为prata kosong(kosong 是马来语的“零”或者“空无一物”,这里指没有加任何主料的煎饼)。印度煎饼也可撒上白糖、打入鸡蛋一起煎,或是配上美味的咖喱。现在的吃法各式各样,如加上巧克力酱、芝士的印度煎饼,也相当受本地人的喜爱。虽然印度煎饼算是热门的早点,但无论是午餐、晚餐或是宵夜,几乎都能吃到这道富有印度风味的美食。
  • Photo courtesy of Singapore Tourism Board

RELATED INFORMATION

  • Prata kosong (kosong meaning “zero” or “nothing at all” in Malay, which refers to roti prata without any main ingredients) consists of crisp, thin layers of pastry that are fragrant on its own. Roti prata can be eaten with sugar on top, with a fried egg inside, or served with delicious curry. Today, there are many ways to enjoy roti prata. Roti prata topped with chocolate sauce or cheese, for example, is quite popular among locals. Even though roti prata is considered a popular breakfast choice, this Indian dish can also be eaten for lunch, dinner or supper.
  • Photo courtesy of Singapore Tourism Board

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