A Taste of Geylang with Shamsydar Ani

By Halal Trip | 06, Aug, 2021
A Taste of Geylang with Shamsydar Ani

Your Muslim Visitor Guide to Singapore and the Lifestyle Guide to Singapore for Muslim Travellers are packed with information on what to do in Singapore, where to visit, and even what to eat! Becoming the "all you need to know" guides to Singapore, whether you're a tourist visiting Singapore or a local rediscovering Singapore, both these guides will be the perfect companion to exploring and getting the best out of your time in Singapore!

Singapore is known to be a food haven with the tastes and aroma that the different cultures and races all culminating in a delicious serving for you to enjoy. Geylang Serai is one of Singapore's oldest Malay Muslim settlements, where you can find Halal food courts and food centers all along the stretch.

Your Muslim Visitor Guide to Singapore and the Lifestyle Guide to Singapore for Muslim Travellers worked closely with Shamsydar Ani, a Masterchef SG finalist, to bring you the best things to try when in Geylang Serai.

Here are some local delicacies and favorites that you should try when in Geylang Serai:

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Shamsydar Ani on The HalalTrip Show

You can listen to Shamsydar's accounts of the foods she loves in Geylang Serai on our podcast.

 

Bubur Kampung
Bubur Kampung Sajian Mak Dara Geylang Serai Singapore

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Bubur Kampung is a delightful congee that packs a punch with the sambal belacan or also known as the spicy chili with shrimp paste. It is considered to many as comfort food to its wholesome nature that will not only make you full but is also a delight to the tastebuds.

You can find Shamsydar's pick at the Geylang Serai Malay Market & Food Centre!

 

Traditional Haig Road Putu Piring
Haig Road Putu Piring Geylang Serai Singapore

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The ever-so-popular Traditional Haig Road Putu Piring. These delicacies sell like hotcakes every single day and for good reason! Putu Piring is basically a steamed rice flour snack that's filled with palm sugar and more recently, with durian and chocolate fillings. To top that all of, Traditional Haig Road Putu Piring delivers the wonderfully simple but pleasant Putu Pirings in every bite. You really have to try these when you are in Singapore, trust us!

You can find Traditional Haig Road Putu Piring at the food center in Haig Road.

 

Yi Zun Noodle
Yi Zun Noodle Geylang Serai Singapore

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Yi Zun Noodle is another one of Shamsydar's picks to try in Geylang Serai. Yi Zun Noodle serves authentic Chinese beef noodles that are hand-pulled to perfection. While you're there, you should also try out their Mutton Beef Skewers which are a definite must-try! The best thing about this restaurant is that they deliver authentic Chinese dishes and they are Halal, so you can eat and enjoy the food in peace.

You can find the Yi Zun Noodle Restaurant near Joo Chiat Complex in Geylang Serai.

 

Karipap
Karipap Shazah Confectionary Geylang Serai Singapore

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The Geylang Serai area is also a great place if you're looking for some Indian-style Karipap. Karipaps is an alternative and localized name for curry puffs but with a twist. Not like the empanadas, these Indian-styled Karipaps are crunchy and flaky on the outside and soft on the inside. The meat, potatoes, and spices in the Karipap are infused beautifully inside making for a delicious bite while still being light. So much flavor in a small package!

You can find Shamsydar's favorite Karipaps near Khalid Mosque in the Geylang Serai area.

 

Comprehensive Guides to Singapore

There are just so many things that can fit in this article but this is not even half of what Your Muslim Visitor Guide to Singapore and the Lifestyle Guide to Singapore for Muslim Travellers has to offer. There are so many food recommendations in both the guides that will make your food journey to Singapore a memorable one. There's even a Halal Food directory in the guides so you don't have to worry about finding Halal food while you're in Singapore

The comprehensive guides have all the things you need to know to get the full experience of what Singapore has to offer!

So be sure to download the Your Muslim Visitor Guide to Singapore and the Lifestyle Guide to Singapore for Muslim Travellers to get the full list of brands and products you should check out in Singapore!

 

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