Thankfully, it’s not that hard to find halal food in Singapore and what’s even better is that you can find a diverse range of Muslim-friendly cuisine, from tender steaks to flavorful Indian dishes, to indulge the foodie in you!
Here’s our pick of 7 kids-friendly restaurants that are either halal-certified or Muslim-owned serving up some mouth-watering fares that you should check out!
Taqueria refers to a restaurant specializing in tacos and tacos you can get aplenty at Afterwit, a Muslim-owned indie café. In addition to tacos, they also serve traditional Mexican fares such as burritos, tortillas and quesadillas, as well as dishes with a local flare that can be an experience of its own, like the Briyani Burrito.
Afterwit is part of The Black Hole Group, the people behind (working title), The Mad Sailors and The Great Mischief.
Location: 778 North Bridge Road Singapore 198746
Operating hours: Sun – Thu: 12 pm – 10 pm | Fri – Sat: 12 pm – 11 pm
2. Copper Chimney
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Is delicious Butter Chicken worth reading a post for? If your answer is yes, then this post is for you! Prepared with boneless chicken tikka pieces roasted to perfection, this tomato-based gravy brings an irresistibly creamy and explosive rich flavour that is to die for. Despite being a ridiculously easy dish to make, what makes our Butter Chicken unique to Copper Chimney is the way it is prepared. While some restaurants would try and complicate, localize or modify their dish to make their version of Butter Chicken different… At Copper Chimney we do it exactly the opposite way…by keeping it simple and as close to how it was made when the dish was invented in the 1940s. So, if you haven’t tried it yet, it’s a must-have at our new outlet opening in MBFC Tower 3. Along with some of our other fan-favourites and signatures as well as a contemporary new menu specifically tailored to the working professionals in the area. But if you can’t wait for the opening of the outlet next month (like me; I know what I’m having for dinner with garlic naan today), get it delivered to you at www.copperchimney.com.sg now! #copperchimneysg #butterchicken #syedalwi #mbfc #bestnorthindianfood
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Copper Chimney serves up North Indian and Indian Chinese cuisine. Their halal-certified menu offers mouth-watering fares that are full of spice and flavors such as Mutton Roganjosh, Szechwan Fried Rice and Malai Chicken Tikka. Add in an order of the crunchy Kurkure Bhindi, which is a dish of deep fried ladyfingers, to munch on while you wait for your order. The Baby Chilli Dry will also make a nice starter for your meal.
Location: Multiple locations
FatPapas is the halal version of FatBoy’s Burger Bar made possible thanks to the joint venture by local celebrity Sheikh Haikel and FatBoy’s Founder Bernie Tay. You can feast on classics like the tender Country Fried Steak and Wimpy Burger or go wild in building your own burger, grilled bananas with Nutella sauce on a honey oat bun, anyone?
Location: 17 Bali Lane Singapore 189853
Operating hours: Sun – Thu: 12 pm – 10 pm | Fri – Sat: 12.00 pm – 10.30 pm
4. Isuramuya | Japanese Restaurant & Marketplace
Perched one floor above The Rink at JCube, Isuramuya is a halal-certified Japanese restaurant, where you can feast of an array of offerings, from sushi and agemono to ramen, soba and rice bowl! They also have a kid’s set for little ones below 12 and you can choose between a sushi or ramen/udon set.
Location: JCube, 2 Jurong East Central 1 #04-19 Singapore 609731
Operating hours: 11.30 am – 3.00 pm | 5.00 pm – 9.30 pm
5. Katong Kitchen
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Adorned with Peranakan motifs, the cosy Katong Kitchen is a great spot to hit when you’re not sure what you want to eat. Their buffet spread has a smorgasbord of offering that spreads across different cuisines, from Chinese, Indian and Malay to Peranakan, Eurasian and much more!
Location: Village Hotel Katong, 25 Marine Parade Level 4 Singapore 449536
Mon – Fri: 12.00 pm – 2.30 pm | 6.30 pm – 10.00 pm
Sat – Sun: 12.00 pm – 3.00 pm | 6.30 pm – 10.00 pm
6. Poke Theory
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Poke bowls are a traditional Hawaiian dish made up of rice topped with chunks of marinated fish and vegetables, sort of a sushi don if you will, and they have been available in Singapore for years now but they were not halal-certified until A Poke Theory last year.
A Poke Theory is Singapore’s first halal-certified poke bowl eatery! You get to choose your base, topping of fish, chicken or avocado, vegetables, and garnishes, and you will end up with a colorful bowl packed with nutrients!
Location: Multiple locations
7. The Halia
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Nestled within the Ginger Garden of Singapore Botanic Gardens, The Halia (which means ginger in Malay), has been around for quite a while. Their menu, which offers a delight to the taste buds with dishes like Lemongrass & Ginger Prawn Salad, Paperbag Oven-baked Halibut Fillet and Halia’s Singapore-style Chilli Crab Spaghettini, also has some vegetarians options. They also have a halal kids menu!
Location: Singapore Botanic Gardens, 1 Cluny Road Ginger Garden Singapore 259569
Mon – Thu: 9 am – 9.30 pm
Fri & Eve of PH: 9 am – 10 pm
Sat: 10 am – 10 pm
Sun & PH: 10 am – 9.30 pm
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