New in town: Gila Makan – Muslim-friendly mix of famous stalls, all under one roof

“It’s makan time, what do I want to eat?” I am certain this question pops up in your head daily. We probably get sick and tired of going to the same old places after a while. First world problem, perhaps.

gilamakan signboard

front side of gila makan

Well, some good news for those who reside at Tanjong Pagar! Muslim-friendly Gila Makan opened its first outlet at 100 AM Mall on 1 June 2022. Similar to the concept of Ion’s Hawker Street, Gila Makan is the brainchild of four friends with food and beverage experience. They wanted to create a new place as Muslim-friendly eateries are very scarce these days.

Gila Makan also collaborates with Social Kitchen (a social enterprise) to employ mentally-challenged individuals who will help out with back-of-the-house operations.

appam storfront  lady stirring briyani

There are six stalls in total occupying the space. They are Brani By Briyani 47, Steel Pot By Mooteow, Mama Lemak, Hoppers By The Ceylonese Affair, Walf & Co. By Wild Market and a beverage stall.

Brani By Briyani 47— a famed briyani outlet that serves various Bangladeshi-style briyani like Mutton Briyani (S$13.90) and Fish Briyani (S$12.90). Spice enthusiasts can order their Devil Chicken Briyani (S$10.90) for a fiery kick.

Steel Pot By Mooteow— Mooteow was well known for serving up Teochew-style beef kway teow and they were once located at Boat Quay. Over at Gila Makan, they will be selling classics like Beef Kway Teow With Sliced Beef (S$8.80), With Beef Ball (S$8.80), and Mixed Beef With Tendon ($10.80).

Mama Lemak— from the people that brought you Beach Road Nasi Lemak at Wild Market Shaw Towers, Mama Lemak offers options such as Nasi Lemak With Chicken Wing (S$8.90), Nasi Lemak With Sambal Cuttlefish (S$11.90), and for vegetarians, Nasi Lemak With Tofu ($8.90). They also have side dishes like Otah Fries (S$3.90) and Quail Egg Sambal ($3.90).

appam
Credit : Gila Makan

Hoppers By The Ceylonese Affair— offers sweet appam choices such as Ice Cream Hopper (S$7.50) and Banana Chocolate (S$7.50) as well as savoury ones such as Bulls Eye Hoppers ($4.50) and Egg Pepper Hoppers With Cheeni Chambal (S$6). Hoppers used to be located at Space @ Kovan.

Walf & Co. By Wild Marketwestern stall selling pasta such as Fried Chicken Aglio Olio (S$10.90) and Mushroom Aglio Olio (S$9.90), All Day breakfast (S$13.90), and an array of waffles like Ice Cream Walfs (S$7.90) and Vege Walfs (S$11.90). Wild Market was a similar food court concept that opened at Shaw Towers Beach Road which has ceased to exist.

Gila Makan’s drink stall will sell classic beverages and a few interesting options like Root Beer Float (S$4), Gula Melaka Coffee (S$2.50), and Iced Horlicks Dinosaur (S$3.40).

waff and co stall

I will be heading there real soon to satisfy my beef noodle cravings, and give their appam a go!

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Gila Makan

100 Tras Street, 100AM Mall, #02-17/18/19, Singapore 079027

Gila Makan

100 Tras Street, 100AM Mall, #02-17/18/19, Singapore 079027

Operating Hours: 8am - 9pm (Mon to Sun)

Operating Hours: 8am - 9pm (Mon to Sun)
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