Top 5 Tasty Halal Food in Singapore

by Arslan Z. Photography FriedChillies on Mon, March 18, 2019

We love food! No matter where we go or which country we travel to, the number one question is always “Nak Makan Mana?” and “Halal tak?” Well, while we were in Singapore, we found the best of the best Halal food you can get and it was so surprisingly SEDAP

Halal, Halal! Eat All About It!

We’ve found 5 great Halal makan spots and they’re uniquely sedap on their own! It was such a great and surprising experience with the old and famous, the neighbourhood classics and even new ones, and semua gerenti layan! Let's start the journey...

1. Haji Kadir Food Chains

Considered a legend in Singapore, Haji Kadir claim to fame is being the founder of the Singapore National Dish, Sup Tulang Merah. It's cooked fresh daily, low and slow for 3 hours and only natural ingredients and spices are used. So no artificial colouring here ah guys, and we found out that the color comes from the Tomato Puree. The juicy meat around the bone memang sedap and the marrow is definitely the cherry on top. You can either suck it out or cross your wrist and knock it down (that’s the recommended style), wajib makan with some bread, even better with the crispy Roti John. It's so smooth like buttttaaaa!



If you're looking for something more soupy, Haji Kadir also makes a mean Sup Tulang Kambing. It's super hearty, rich in flavour and spicy, you can just eat it on its own! They make this fresh every morning, so don't worry, no left overs here. Pssstt! Kalau datang sini, make sure you order the Roti John. Fuuhh memang lain from the others, it’s loaded with daging kambing and the bread is toasted to a nice charred and crispy texture on the outside. Cicah pulak with the signature sambal. Sampai termimpi lah korang nanti!



After y'all done makan sedap-sedap at Haji Kadir Food Chains, don't forget to singgah Hajjah Fatimah Mosque. It's literally next to the Golden Mile Food Centre. What's unique about this mosque is its name after a woman who is the main benefactor and the land owner in 19th Century. It was built in 1846 and designed by an unknown Englishman with heavy influence of European, Malay and Chinese designs. So can eat nicely, and not miss your solat too!



ADDRESS
#B1-13/15, Golden Mile Food Centre, 505 Beach Road, 199583 Singapore

OPENING HOURS
11:30AM - 11PM (Daily)

PRICE RANGE
$5 - $20

CONTACT
+65 6294 0750

MRT: Nicol Highway / Bugis

2. Fika Swedish Cafe & Bistro

You'd never think there would be a Halal Swedish Food in Singapore kan? Balik-balik if nak Swedish food, mesti IKEA comes to mind but to our surprise when we were in Singapore, we found this legit Swedish joint at the end of Arab Street run by a Swedish husband and Malay wife. You'll find only OG traditional Swedish food and it's 100% Halal certified!



We recommend the Meatballs of course, what else kan? It's made with 100% beef, it has a super crispy outer layer but the inside was juicy juicy juicy! It comes with homemade brown sauce and lingonberry jam. You can't get anymore Swedish than that can you?





You have to try the Fisherman's Pasta! Melepas nanti, because this ain't your ordinary seafood pasta here. It's loaded with plump sotong rings, fat fat udangs and juicy mussels! All incredibly fresh, hence why they only use a couple of ingredients to make this pasta.



We wanted a more authentic Swedish fare, so we had a go at the Herring Plate. Ni memang Swedish habis! It's pickled herring, served with a few slices of sharp cheese, salty salmon roe paste and Swedish cracker. It's very basic but very satisfying. Best for sharing, so boleh layan ramai-ramai.



ADDRESS
257 Beach Road, 199539 Singapore

OPENING HOURS
11AM - 10PM (Daily)

PRICE RANGE
$10 - $40

CONTACT
+65 6396 9096

MRT: Bugis

3. Hjh Maimunah Restaurant

You can't come to Singapore and not eat at the famous Hjh Maimunah Restaurant! This is where you get authentic Kampong Food in Singapore, from Malay, Padang, Minang and Sunda. They have it all and the must try dish here is the Tauhu Telur Jakarta.



It's a crispy tower of Tauhu, deep fried with eggs and doused in sweet, sticky and salty kuah rojak. It's huge, memang cukup to share it with a small group so don't order it if you're alone unless you're a big eater.



Second dish we recommend is the Ayam Bakar Sunda, marinated for more than 24 hours with their special blend of herbs and rubs. Get this, they're the only ones that makes Ayam Bakar and only slather the Kicap sauce after dah siap. This make the Ayam more crispy on the outside and extra juicy and moist interior.



If that's not enough, gotta get your hands on the Rendang Daging. Can't get this anywhere else! It's Hjh Maimunah's own recipe, it's a hybrid of several different rendang styles.. So it's not too dry or too wet, neither is it spicy, just perfect for all taste buds.



Once you're done stuffing your face, make sure to head down to Sultan Mosque. It's more than a century old and while you're there check out the dome, each dome is decorated with glass bottles ends. It was donated by poor Muslims during renovations so that everyone not just the rich could contribute.



ADDRESS
11 Jalan Pisang, 199078 Singapore

OPENING HOURS
7AM - 8PM (Closed on Sunday)

PRICE RANGE
$5 - $20

MRT: Bugis

CONTACT
+65 6297 4294

4. Azmi Restaurant

This place has been making soft and fluffy chapati since the early 40's in the very same spot. And they're really good at it! Every chapati is made to order, so it's always nice and hot.



You can't just eat chapati on its own, even though theirs is pretty good. Order the Mutton Keema, the heavily spice curry will definitely wake you up if makan pagi-pagi. Wajib makan ni with the chapati.



But if that ain't enough, kena try the Kari Ayam here. The chicken is so soft and juicy, almost falls off the bone, no need cutlery pun. Koyak and makan je. Just get your hands messy, that’s the way to eat it pun.



Nak something lagi filling? Pekena Kari Kambing dia pulak, that will hit the spot for sure! It's so tender, memang minimal effort nak makan this thing and the Kari is super thick! Will coat your chapati perfectly. We also ordered the Chickpea Kari, sebab kita adventurous kan. Ni makan memang kenyang habis. It's cooked perfectly and will fill you up the whole day.



This place is literally at the edge of little India, so you can just walk around after makan and explore the town.





ADDRESS
170 Norris Road (Corner of Serangoon Road) 218052 Singapore

OPENING HOURS
7:30AM - 10PM

PRICE RANGE
$1 - $10

CONTACT
+65 8243 0317

MRT: Little India

5. Yi Zun Noodle

Through our search for great Halal makan spots in Singapore, we stumbled upon this place, Yi Zun Noodle. A Chinese Muslim Restaurant in Joo Chiat that serves authentic Xin Jian Province Halal dishes at a really great price!



Makan sini felt berbaloi especially when you're thinking about the exchange rate. Here you can eat in a group and save money. We recommend you try the BBQ meat, Beef Noodle, Seafood Mala Pot and the very delicious Deep Fried Eggplant.



The Beef Noodle is very light with a very good clear beef broth that is boiled for at least 3 hours. The star of this dish is the soft textured noodle, that is hand made fresh daily. The combination alone is so soothing, not too spicy or herby and comes in a big generous bowl with sliced beef. Memang can be shared with your partner.



The BBQ meats are amazing! Smothered with a mix of herbs and spices throughout the cooking process until the meat is tender to be served. It's really juicy and filling, and we especially love the lamb.



If you're travelling with a group of friends, go for the Seafood Mala Pot that has a numbing effect but oh so sedap! And it's on promo price for just $4.90! So worth it!



Last but not least, you'll be addicted to this Deep Fried Eggplant that almost taste like those bottle Ubi Keledek Pedas you can get at petrol station. Lol but it's a wonderful and flavourful dish to complement the rest of the dishes here. Try Yi Zun, for a really great taste of Halal Chinese food, straight from China!



Pssst, after that heavy meal. Go walk around the block and you'll see beautiful rows of Peranakan Houses! This area was once filled with coconut plantations and used as a weekend staycation by the wealthy but developed in the 20th century into a residential suburbs.



ADDRESS
60 Joo Chiat Road, #01-08/09 Champion Hotel 427726 Singapore

OPENING HOURS
11AM - 10PM

PRICE RANGE
$8 - $20

CONTACT
+65 6909 9287

MRT: Payar Lebar / Eunos

BONUS!

1. Fluff Bakery

After makan kat Hjh. Maimunah, go have some cupcakes at Fluff. They are very adventurous with their flavour combinations, so mesti try, especially for the sweet tooths. The Onde-Onde, Nutella Red Velvet & Thai Milk Tea is a must-try cupcake here!



ADDRESS
4 Jalan Pisang, 199071 Singapore
OPENING HOURS
12PM - 7.30PM (Closed on Mondays)

PRICE RANGE
$5 - $15

CONTACT
+65 9660 3541

2. Mother Dough

If you prefer pastries, a stone away from Hjh. Maimunah and Fluff Bakery is Mother Dough. Here you can get some coffee to boost up your energy and stuff yourself with their famous and always fresh Almond Croissant.



ADDRESS
749 North Bridge Road, #01-01 198717 Singapore

OPENING HOURS
12PM - 7PM

PRICE RANGE
$5 - $15

CONTACT
+65 6909 6604

3. Yakader Muslim Food

This gem at Tekka Centre Food Court will only cost you $5-$8 for really sedap Biryani with a choice of Chicken, Lamb and Fried Tenggiri. Memang berbaloi for your budget travels. Filling habis that it can last you the whole day, it’s even sedap cold surprisingly. Itu kalau tapau and takde oven kat hotel lah.



It's literally next to Little India MRT station, so senang nak merayau after that.



ADDRESS
665 Buffalo Road, #01-259, 210665 Singapore

OPENING HOURS
10AM - 7PM (Closed on Alternate Tuesdays)

PRICE RANGE
$5 - $15

CONTACT
+65 9178 3427

4. Bhai Sarbat Tea Stall

This place is legendary, one of the few classic Bhai tea stalls left in Singapore. Come here and layan their Teh Halia and if lapar can eat their Roti Boyan or their famous Nasi Sambal which is only $2 and sangat filling!



You can get a complete meal here, memang puas hati!




ADDRESS
21 Baghdad Street, 199439

OPENING HOURS
6AM - 1AM
PRICE RANGE
$5 - $15

CONTACT
+65 8263 4142

So when in Singapore, pergi lah makan betul-betul coz they actually have pretty good food yang unique, worth it and HALAL too! Tapi kene effort lah sikit to find the one that fits your budget. We found these gems and we're pretty proud of it, so please try them when you #VisitSingapore for another concert or a family holiday, gerenti sedap and saving lah wink

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