There’s something for everyone in Singapore.
Singapore is not short of halal local cuisine, but here are some places that we’d like to bring to your attention, and are definitely worth checking out.
1. Qi Ji
Serving authentic Singapore fare featuring laksa, mee siam, and handmade popiah (spring rolls), Qi Ji is a great place for an simple introduction to local food.
We love the variety of nasi lemak set offered where you can choose chicken wing, otah (grilled fish cake), egg, chicken cutlet, fish, cuttlefish fillet, chicken sausages, among others. Complement your meal with one of their homemade local drinks — bandung, barley, chrysanthemum tea and more.
You can also all of this yumminess order online.
2. Old Town White Coffee
Famed for their coffee, Old Town White Coffee also serves up a decent selection of local dishes such as hor fun, mee hoon, chicken rice, mee rebus, nasi lemak, and pan mee. If you’re looking for something light, choose from their Breads and Bun selection which includes kaya and butter toast, egg toast, and garlic butter toast.
3. Singa Goody
Halal herbal chicken soup is rather hard to come by in Singapore but you’ll be able to get not just chicken but halal herbal beef as well at Singa Goody. Their herbal chicken options include chong cao chicken soup, emperor herbal chicken soup and ba zhen chicken herbal soup (pictured).
Housed in Paya Lebar Square, this joint offers halal casual meals including satay, cheesy chicken meatballs, beef rendang, lontong with seafood, beef laksa, curry chicken rice, ginseng chicken, sweet and sour fish, fried wantan, bee hoon with chicken.
#B1-06 Paya Lebar Square, 60 Tanjong Katong Rd, Singapore 409051
4. Pot Luck
Specialising in pipping hot claypot dishes (pictured), Pot Luck’s menu include delicious options such as fish head curry, chicken curry, egg, tom yum seafood, seafood tofu, yong tau foo, carrot beef brisket, sweet and sour fish, and sesame oil chicken.
They also have vegetable claypot dishes such as sayur lodeh (soup with vegetables in coconut milk) and nai bai cai (milk cabbage) with mushroom.
But if you’re feeling indulgent, keep a look out for their crab dishes!
#01-101A IMM, 2 Jurong East St 21, Singapore 609601
5. Seng Kee The Black Seed
If you’re looking for a new twist to you favourite local dishes, this is the place to be.
Here, basmati rice is used in the nasi lemak and you can get chee cheong fun with local curry chicken, beef rendang, devil’s curry chicken or sambal belacan. Chef Benny Se Teo and his team behind Eighteen Chefs are pulling out all the stops to bring you localised versions of sandwiches featuring Hainanese chicken, hae bee hiam (spicy dried shrimps sambal) and beef rendang. You will also love the curry bread bowl (pictured) and 63 degrees eggs on toast.
Newly opened at Bugis Junction in May 2016, they are on their way to being officially halal-certified.
#01-71/72 Bugis Junction, 80 Middle Rd, Singapore 188966
By Muneerah Bee, June 2016