Travel is back and with Singapore borders reopened, travelers entering (and the locals too) must be thinking about what are some new spots to try and dishes to feast on. We’ve collected 6 new MUIS Halal-certified restaurants and cafes from visiting!
Creatr. (pronounced ‘creators’) is an Asian-western fusion eatery, a concept by the Halal ice-cream shop Three’s A Crowd. Opened by a runner-up contestant of MasterChef Singapore, he launches seasonal menus which marries local dishes with old-school western food.
This is the perfect spot for food enthusiasts that want to try new and unique dishes. Something you would not want to miss out on is their take on Chilli Crab, you have to try their Chilli Crab Pizza which is also now available as a dip, Creatr’s Chilli Crab Rempah.
Highlight: Ayam Penyet Burger with Tofu, crispy and flavorful spiced chicken thigh burger with a side of battered tempeh and tofu fries.
Price point: $$
Address: 169 Stirling Road, #01-1149, Singapore 140169 | Opening hours: 12pm – 2pm, 5pm – 8pm (Tues, Thurs – Sun), Closed Mon & Wed
Possibly one of the only halal-certified Hokkien Braised Duck in Singapore. Kin Men Seng was established in 1976 and it’s a generational hawker business. Now, it is run by a third-generation hawker with a group of young men (including the grandson of the owner) to bring you their traditional halal flavors.
Located in Amoy Street Food Centre, their dishes are perfect if you are on a budget but wish to try something you’ve not tried yet! This will bring your experience beyond just the typical roasted or bebek goreng version of duck.
Highlight: Braised Duck meal ($4), you can’t go wrong with a plate of tender sliced braised duck and your choice of rice, yellow noodles, or kway teow noodles (option to choose dry or with soup). With an additional $2, you can get the above with egg, tau pok, and tau kwa with the Braised Duck meal (total $6).
Price point: $ - $$
Address: 7 Maxwell Rd, #02-133, Singapore 069111 | Opening hours: 9am - 2pm (Sun - Fri)
For all the Korean food lovers, here is another spot to check out! Perfect for a solo date or to enjoy with friends and family. Jjigae Jjigae (jjigae means stew in Korean), an eatery that specializes in single portion dining for stew dishes is now halal-certified!
They now have the option to customize your stew to add your own personal flavor. But if you’re not sure on what to try or just wish to order without too much dilemma, they also have their fixed menu. We highly recommend avoiding the lunch crowd as the store is located in the business district.
Highlight: Their stew base includes Premium Collagen Chicken Stock, Korean Kimchi Stock, Miso Collagen Chicken Stock, and Spicy Collagen Chicken Stock. Starting at $3.90 for the bases, the prices vary depending on the ingredients you choose to add.
Price point: $ - $$
Address: Raffles Place MRT, Raffles Pl, #B1-65 Raffles Xchange, Singapore 048618 | Opening hours: 11am - 3pm (Mon - Fri)
If you are looking for an affordable eating spot to eat to your heart’s contents for a large group, make sure to check Dajie Makan Place out. Dajie has four outlets across the country and they have been around for a while but this Bedok Shopping Complex outlet received their Halal certification last year and is the only one that offers BBQ Hotpot. They offer platters for groups of two ($248.80) or four ($38.80). They come with a large variety of dishes but they also have ala carte options.
Highlight: Wagyu Beef Slices, Tiger Prawn, and Half Shell Scallops. You can upgrade your soup to their housemade Tom Yam soup for an additional $3 or the Mala hotpot, where you can choose from three levels of spiciness.
Price point: $$
Address: 344 Bedok Rd, Singapore 469528 | Opening hours: 5pm - 2am (Daily)
Who would’ve imagined that the pandemic staple of baking, sourdough, could be turned into muffins? Muffintory is a new dessert spot at Lau Pa Sat. It is at a quaint corner of the busy streets of Raffles Place.
Muffintory is a brand by The Soup Spoon that specializes in sourdough muffins. This takeaway-only bakery offers some unique flavors. You can get them in boxes of 2 ($3.80 - $5.80), 4 ($7.60 - $11.60) or 6 ($7.60 - $11.60). Do note that they tend to sell out by noon so be sure to head down early to get your fresh muffins!
Highlight: Coco Chocolate Chip ($1.90), Penny Cinnamon with Mixed Fruits ($2), Domino Triple Chocolate Chip ($2.40), Kookie Oreo® Chocolate Chip ($2.60), Kookie Ruby Matcha Raspberry White Chocolate Chip ($2.90)
Price point: $
Address: 18 Raffles Quay, Lau Pa Sat, Unit 88-95/Stall 5, 048582 | Opening hours: 10.30am - 6pm (Mon - Fri)
Opening their third location in collaboration with Cat & the Fiddle Cheesecake in the second half of 2021, you can’t miss this hangout spot that's perfect for family and friend gatherings! You can find a brunch menu that is only available at their Tenderbest Makcik Tuckshop Punggol on weekends and public holidays from 8.30 am to 2.30pm. Whereas their ala carte menu is available daily from 11am to 11pm.
This standalone stall includes a drive thru pick up service, bicycle parking facilities for the cyclists as they grab a quick coffee. Best part of all, there is a musollah for Muslim guests with facilities for abulotion provided inside.
Highlight: Be sure to try their Croque Madame (toast sandwich with cheese and ham) or Big Brekkie if you can catch their brunch menu. As for the ala carte menu, they recommend their Chicken Meatballs with Potato Salad.
Price point: $
Address: 60 Punggol E, #01-09, Singapore 828825 | Opening hours: 11am - 10.30pm (Mon - Fri), 8.30am - 10.30pm (Sat & Sun)
So, what are you waiting for? Go ahead and feast at the new spots in Singapore!