As you keep your eyes peeled for iftar ideas this Ramadhan season, first off, you can be glad you clicked in. With a list to end all lists, we’ve got 33 places restaurants, hotels, and eateries lined up for you so your options are aplenty here.
Whether it’s a buffet, fried chicken, small bites, tacos, or delivery straight to your doorstep that you’re looking for, we’re quite sure you’ll find something that tickles your fancy from this round up of 33 Muslim-friendly dine-in and delivery places to iftar.
1. The Halia
I’m quite sure that The Halia is already a hit amongst many, so it really needs little introduction. If the great fare isn’t reason enough to visit, then the thought of dining amongst lush greenery at Singapore Botanic Gardens might serve as further enticement.
This season, they’ve got a specially prepared Communal Feast Menu (S$210 for 4 pax) that runs daily from 5pm to 8.30pm where you’ll find a generous spread of 13 different dishes, including a Goats Cheese Mousse, 48Hr Blackmore Wagyu Spare Rib (approx. 600g), and Sticky Toffee Pudding amongst others.
Alternatively, have it catered to your home and pick from their Ramadan Specials that cover all your iftar preparation woes. Indulge in Halia’s Chilli Crab Mac & Cheese (1kg) (S$64.20), Lemongrass & Ginger Prawn Salad (S$34.24), and Roasted Honey Soy Spatchcock of Spring Chicken (S$40.66) with your loved ones at home. And if you’re expecting a whole party, have the Communal Meal for 5 persons (S$235.40) or Communal Meal for 10 persons (S$353.10) delivered straight to your doorstep.
Enjoy early bird free gifts and island-wide delivery (min. spend S$50) when you pre-order Halia’s Ramadan Communal Set by 12 April 2021. The catering meals are available for delivery from 12 April to 12 May 2021, and ordering at least four days in advance is required.
2. Holiday Inn Atrium Restaurant
One of the very best ways to iftar after a day of fasting is of course to proceed to satisfy every craving possible that hit you earlier in the day. With 50% off Holiday Inn Singapore Atrium’s halal-certified Ramadan Buffet for all adults, I’m quite sure you’re going to want in for this one.
What’s so amazing about this buffet is the range of cuisines such as Korean, Malay, Chinese, Indian, Western, local favourites, and other appetisers available so you’re not just tied to one type of fare. Oh, the endless joys of a buffet.
From the buffet’s Ramadan highlights, find Korean specials like beef bulgogi, spicy chicken stew, kimchi seafood fried rice, and panjeon (pancake), as well as the Malay classics like ayam masak merah, beef rendang, and assam fish.
The sauce-heavy components of each dish can only mean one thing—lots of rice and prata to soak up all that goodness, so bear that in mind when you hurriedly breeze through your order slips.
But always, you can also fall back on the ever-dependable menu items that are part of the regular buffet line, and some of the crowd favourites are salmon sashimi, assam prawns with pineapple, ee fu noodles with mushrooms and chives, and for dessert, mini durian pengat.
Holiday Inn Singapore Atrium’s special halal-certified Ramadan Buffet runs from 12 April to 16 May 2021, so you’ve got more than a month to enjoy the many offerings at Atrium Restaurant—which is plenty of time to go twice or thrice even, I say.
For their takeaway specials, Atrium Restaurant offers a curated Nasi Ambang Ramadan Platter (S$55) that’s perfect for two people and presents the delicious likes of nasi kuning, mutton rendang, masam manis fish fillet, sotong bakar, and pisang pengat. Have it delivered to your doorstep for S$20 islandwide, or arrange to pick your meal up anytime from 12 April to 16 May 2021.
Plus, if you make your order before 11 April 2021, an early bird discount of 10% awaits, no promo code required.
3. Grand Hyatt
Long loved and adored for their extensive spread, Grand Hyatt‘s StraitsKitchen delivers yet again this Ramadhan season. Now, we know this one’s a steal, so book you and your loved ones in as soon as you can because seats will be filling in faster than you can say, “iftar“.
The Ramadan Dinner Menu (S$88++ for adults, S$48++ for children) funs from 12 April to 13 May 2021 and has you covered across more than just a few cuisine types. Whet your appetite with Pita Bread and Hummus, Baba Ghanoush, and Sustainable Poached Black Tiger Prawns before moving on to Barramundi served with Lemongrass Lime Leaves and Chilli and Slow Braised Beef Rendang from the Malay cuisine segment of the menu.
Under Chinese you’ll find the incredibly addictive Sze Chuan Chicken with Dry Chilli as well as the perennial Singapore Style Chilli Crab, while the Indian menu serves up a mean Lamb Kebab and Fried Onion Dumpling and Yogurt.
Finally, end off with a selection of dates, Bread Pudding, Durian Fritters, Baklava, and more for dessert. Book your table here.
4. Heavenly Wang
If anyone’s a reliable choice for all-day grub, it’s most definitely Heavenly Wang. The more-than-25-outlets strong Halal-certified establishment has always unfailingly served up local signatures amidst a modern vintage location that transports you to kopitiam dining sans the heat.
This Ramadan season, you’re in for a treat because you’re absolutely spoilt for choice. From the two special menus, Heavenly Wang’s Ramadan Delights Menu (from 9 April to 16 May 2021) boasts a tasty Chicken Rendang With Pandan Kelapa Milk (S$12), Mee Soto With Pandan Kelapa Milk (S$8.50), as well as a Mee Rebus With Pandan Kelapa Milk (S$8.50). Or, make it a family affair with the Bundle of 3 (S$28.80) which gives you one Chicken Rendang, two Mee Rebus or Mee Soto, and three Pandan Kelapa Milk all at the discounted rate so that breaking fast with good fare doesn’t have to mean breaking the bank. The Ramadan Delights Menu is available at all Heavenly Wang outlets.
For their second specially-curated menu, Heavenly Wang’s got you covered even if you’re dining on-the-go because the ‘Grab & Go’ Series allows you to pick up delectable treats and savour them no matter where or when. The collection includes 11 pastries with a mod-sin twist, with some familiar flavours that rise to greet us. I’ve particularly got my eye on the Ondeh Ondeh Croissant (S$4.20) which is a delicious blend of good ol’ gula melaka and pandan, as well as the Milo Dinosaur Croissant (S$4.20) which oozes with chocolatey goodness and is topped with a generous heap of Milo powder. So if you’re already a fan of the indulgent cup of Milo dinosaur, this is surely up your alley. Of course, the classics like the Rendang Chicken Puff (S$3.50), Jumbo Sausage Puff (S$3.80), and Red Velvet Chocolate Chip Cookie (S$2.50) are all available too.
Make it a set when you indulge in the Wang-derful Treats ‘Grab & Go’ Series promotion of one cookie of choice and one large coffee or tea from S$3.90 or one croissant or puff of choice and one large coffee or tea from S$4.90. The Wang-derful Premium Box (from S$10.50) allows you to choose any four croissants and puffs for the price of just three, while the Wang-derful Cookies Box (S$7.50) lets you do the same, but for cookies.
The ‘Grab & Go’ Series is available at selected Heavenly Wang outlets, including Takashimaya, Plaza Singapura, Changi Airport, and MBFC, amongst others.
5. Hilton Singapore
Sure, you’re looking for the perfect place to iftar, but how about that and an extended rest time over a city staycation? Hilton Singapore‘s Iftar Pop-Up Buffet ($74++ per person, 50% off for children aged 5 – 12 years old) is certified Halal by Majlis Ugama Islam Singapura, and the good news is that they’re offering a 15% group dining discount off your bill with a minimum of five and maximum of eight diners. It runs from 19 April to 9 May 2021.
Some offerings you can look forward to include the Kerabu Mango Salad with Prawns, Bubur Lambuk Daging, Egg Shakshuka, and that’s just merely scratching the surface. Or, bring the deliciousness to your own dining table with the Nasi Ambeng To-Go (S$38+) which boasts steamed jasmine rice, five home-cooked dishes, a complimentary kueh platter and is great for two people.
For full-on indulgence, treat yourself and your loved one to the Staycation Package (from S$256++) that covers an overnight stay, Iftar buffet, in-room sahur breakfast set, and WiFi for 2 persons. And what’s even better is that the package is eligible for SingapoRediscovers Vouchers usage via Klook.
6. Chix Hot Chicken
How does Halal Nashville fried chicken sound for iftar? Some say that Chix Hot Chicken does it best with their fried chicken that’s equal parts tasty and lethal that’ll leave you tearing from both how good and how spicy it is. Helmed by ex-Singapore idol Taufik Batisah, the chicken joint has grown from strength to strength since its conception back in 2018.
For the brave one, take the Nashville Hot Chicken Wings ($10.90) by its horns, and if I survived the Insane Hotness level, so can you (with a little help from Meiji milk, perhaps). They’ve also got a generous burger that’s served in the form of Soul Sliders ($12.90) and is certain to fill you up nicely after a long day’s work.
I’ve hardly heard of anyone who doesn’t like Mexican cuisine, because let’s be honest—it’s the best. Afterwit Bar de Burrito is a halal-certified concept by The Black Hole Group, who are also the people behind favourites like The Mad Sailors, Tipo Pasta Bar, and Working Title Burger Bar.
Here’s where you’ll find the usual tacos with pulled beef, chicken, or lamb, burritos made with lime coriander rice, and of course, dessert. I’ve got my eye on the Skewed Octopus (S$13.90) that also comes with sesame pickled quail eggs, olive sauce, red cabbage, and lime, as well as my favourite thing to get at any Mexican place—Scallop-Topus Ceviche (S$12.90), served with homemade guacamole, crispy grains, corn tortilla, spicy lime dressing, red onions, corn tortilla, lime.
Book a table here.
8. Wanderlost Lounge
Kick back with Wanderlost Lounge, a rooftop concept series by the halal mixologist, where you’ll not only be able to grab some bites but also savour bespoke non-alcoholic cocktails, kombucha, sparkling juice, and other beverages.
Some dishes to look forward to include the Mentaiko Scallop With Kaviari (S$12), Creamy Mussels Au Gratin (S$14), Meatballs with Salsa & Cheese (S$14), Fall-Off-The-Bone Beef Ribs (S$39), Grilled Spiced Dory Fish (S$22) and wash it all down with the Harry Potter and The Philosopher’s Stone (S$15). Yes, that’s a mocktail name, and yes, the drink names are most definitely inspired by book titles.
All that and the spectacular view of the CBD at Tanjong Pagar as you dine. Make your reservation here.
There is no wrong time for dim sum. Moreover, if your goods are from Kampung Amin Dim Sum, you know you’re in for a treat.
Helmed by Chef Stephen, assisted by his two sons, Leon and Troy, Kampung Amin Dim Sum is a pioneer and family venture. Along with a list of familiar steamed baos and fried dumplings, expect an extensive selection of unique specialities that sets Kampung Amin as a cut above the rest.
Take a walk on the wild side with this riff on the traditional lo mai gai with the Signature Loh Mai Kai (With Purple Rice) (S$5.80). Purple rice is an unconventional choice, but one that works and will surprise you.
If not, make a beeline for their fried goods, such as the Dragon Ball (S$5.80), which are as delicious as they are fun to look at. Otherwise, the Deep Fried Red Snapper Fillet With Special Sauce (S$16.90) is sure to make iftar an affair to remember.
10. The White Label
Be transported to the magical City of Lights this Ramadan at The White Label, a cosy eatery serving up authentic French cuisine infused with local flavours. Located at North Bridge Road, the restaurant promises an array of French-Malayan dishes that will take you on a gastronomical trip that will satisfy your belly and warm your soul.
Classic pastas such as the Truffle Salmon Spaghetti (S$24) and Squid Ink Spaghetti (S$26) aside, The White Label also serves up heartier mains including a plate of Herb Crusted Lamb Rack (S$38). Also known as the Rolls Royce of Lamb, this decadent delight is tender on all sides and comes with a side of creamy mashed potatoes, tomatoes confit, and seasonal vegetables.
Otherwise, if you are a fan of seafood, opt for the Two Way Frites (S$22). Enjoy your barramundi two different ways—battered and grilled—together with a house-made sambal kicap sauce and lemon garlic aioli for a truly unique East meets West experience you might have never encountered before.
11. Kure Menya
Newly opened at Fraser’s Tower, Kure Menya is a halal ramen stall in the CBD area that dishes out bowls of hearty Japanese noodles.
Indulge in a steaming bowl of glossy noodles bathed in chicken broth, topped with thin slices of lean chicken, ajitama eggs and sprinkled with fresh spring onions with the restaurant’s Tori Fest Ramen With Original Soup Base (S$17.90). Packed with collagen, the soup was rich and full of flavour, the kind that you will find yourself slurping to your heart’s content unknowingly.
Spice lovers should not miss out on their Tori Chashu Ramen With Spicy Soup Base (S$11.90), a bowl that is served with a significantly spicier broth enhanced with Sichuan style chilli oil for that additional kick we Singaporeans enjoy. Sadly this bowl of noodles does not come with the ajitama eggs, so don’t forget to add them when you are placing your orders.
Most of us have had countless plates of chicken rice in our lifetime, but have you ever had Green Chilli Chicken Rice?
Tucked in the food enclave of Sims Vista Market & Food Centre is Green Chilli Chicken Rice, a humble stall selling only one dish on the menu, and no prizes for guessing, it’s Green Chilli Chicken Rice (S$4.80).
Also known as nasi ayam chilli hijau, each serving of this delightful dish comes served with a heap full of basmati rice, alongside some keropok, a portion of chicken thigh topped with the famous green chilli mixture and a dollop of sambal.
Fried for only a minute or two, the marinated chicken was crisp on the surface. Although it was not particularly moist, it was definitely tender enough to enjoy.
What we particularly enjoyed was the fact that the chicken was very well-seasoned with a sweet-savoury marinade pairing wonderfully with the tangy green chilli. Don’t be fooled by its deceiving looks as this innocent looking mixture sure packed a punch that will make your scalp sweat.
49 Sims Place, Sims Vista Market & Food Centre, #01-09, Singapore 380049
Daily: 10.30am – 2.30pm
If you’re quick to dismiss it as just food for the sick or elderly, Jason Niang Dou Fu might just change your opinion with some of the most unique varieties offered on our sunny island.
With more than 40 items neatly displayed on the counter shelf, we were spoilt for choice. Not only does the eatery offer must-haves such as tau kua, tau pok, vegetables and different fish cakes, they also have a selection of fried items like chicken cutlet, fried fish, and fried brinjal for diners to choose from.
For a light yet satisfying meal, the Chee Chong Fun + 5pcs Yong Tau Foo (S$5.50) is not to be missed. The chee chong fun was silky and smooth with a slick layer of oil on its surface. When paired with the sweet sauce and deep-fried onion flakes, every mouthful was fragrant with a subtle sweetness.
If not, not try their special Chye Poh Sauce + 5pcs Yong Tau Foo (S$6) for a change. Served piping hot in a claypot, the starch-like sauce had bits of dried radish that added a distinct layer of crunch to the thick gravy. For a melange of texture, some of the items were also refried before the chye poh sauce was slathered on resulting in a delightful sweet-salty dish that truly hit the spot.
14. Ashes Burnnit
The reopening of Golden Mile Food Centre means only one thing, more food places for us foodies to choose from. Out of the 15 stalls which we highly recommend, Ashes Burnnit is one that stands out in a completely good way. I mean, it’s not everyday that we find quality burgers prepared using premium ingredients for less than S$10.
Get your hands dirty with the Best of Both World Burger (S$9/single patty, S$11.50/double patty), a hefty stack that came with a handcrafted beef patty, smoked turkey bacon, parmesan mozzarella cheese, mac & cheese, and a side of fries. Here, the creaminess from the mac & cheese paired faultlessly with the juicy beef patty, resulting in toothsome bites that were seasoned to its utmost precision.
Truffle lovers will appreciate Ashes Burnnit’s Truffle Mushroom Burger (S$8/single patty, S$10.50/double patty). Slathered in truffle cream sauce, the fragrant and earthy truffle cream complemented the rustic umami savouriness from the sautéed mushrooms.
When eaten with the lightly seasoned medium-rare beef patty, it exuded a sophisticated kind of flavour that seemed too good to be true for its affordable price point.
We all know that dishes served in a claypot always taste better and that’s probably why Asam Pedas Claypot Super earned a spot in our hearts. Located in a coffee shop in Ghim Moh, the eatery is known for their assam pedas (a sour and spicy fish stew dish)—a spicy and tangy treat best eaten in the cold, rainy weather.
One of Asam Pedas Claypot Super’s speciality assam claypot dishes is Asam Pedas Rib (Rusuk) (S$15), the restaurant’s take on a meaty version of assam pedas featuring chunks of beef ribs. Enriched with the big, bold flavours of spices and tomatoes, the gravy makes for a hearty sauce best eaten when generously drizzled onto white rice.
Prefer the real deal? Then opt for the Asam Pedas Fish Head + 2 Steak (Kepala) (S$20). The fish steaks in this claypot of treasure are hefty in size, suitable for a party of up to four diners. The best part of this dish was the fact that the fish soaked up all the tangy and spicy goodness of the gravy, making them a decadent treat even when eaten alone.
When it comes to all things rice, Selera Sumang Nasi Padang is as good as it gets. The Nasi Sambal Goreng (S$5) at Selera Sumang Nasi Padang is a glorious amalgamation of fiery red sambal, long beans, fried tahu, and tempeh (fermented soybeans).
It exudes a nutty fragrance that isn’t too spicy and is bound to impress friends and family alike. Keep a lookout for their pre-order bento sets, so that you’ll be able to munch on superb nasi padang in the comfort of your own home.
If you’re looking to get your hands on Selera Sumang’s Ramadhan sets, head on over to their website or Whatsapp them at +65 9656 3855 to place your orders for the Nasi Sambal Goreng Bento (S$6.80) or the Nasi Rawon Bento (S$7.80).
17. Coba Coba
If you’re a nasi ambeng fan, Coba Coba is a must-try. Here, you can expect splendid platters of rice, meat, and vegetables. The beef rendang is wonderfully executed with an enticing mix of spices.
Elsewhere, the Tahu Telur (S$5) is a masterclass in tofu, boasting crisp edges and fluffy, soft insides. It’s all bound together by a flavour-packed peanut sauce. Give Coba Coba a try for some delicious sharing plates of nasi ambeng to fill your tummies.
18. GLC Hao Yun Lai Restaurant
If you’re looking for a spot to satisfy all of your cravings, GLC Hao Yun Lai Restaurant is the place to be. This is a halal-certified zi char establishment that serves up killer plates of wok-tossed goodness. They do an excellent Salted Egg Chicken Dice Rice (S$5.80) that won our hearts over in our salted egg showdown.
Or else, there are slurp-worthy noodles and other enticing rice options like fried rice and hor fun to ensure that you never leave hungry. With such an impressive selection of dishes on the menu, GLC Restaurant promises to satisfy even the fussiest of eaters.
Nothing warms the soul like a plate of nasi lemak. At Uptown Nasi Lemak, expect fluffy coconut rice, and a handsome leg of crispy fried chicken that sits atop your standard nasi lemak fixings. There are other options like the sambal sotong and beef rendang as well, so that your nasi lemak indulgence is all the more seductive and plentiful. I reckon this is one meal option that’ll immediately satisfy all those rice cravings.
20. Project Penyek
Another hawker addition to this list comes by way of Project Penyek. Nestled in ABC Brickworks Market & Food Centre, this stall serves up some seriously delectable plates of nasi ayam. Here, you can expect golden-brown slabs of fried chicken to go along with rice.
If that doesn’t tickle your fancy, fret not. The Seafood Platter (S$49.90) is bound to entrance even the strongest-willed of seafood lovers. Boasting crabs, tiger prawns, and fried pomfret, you can stuff yourselves silly with this sharing plate of oceanic treasures.
For servings of sloppy, saucy noodles and lip-smacking satay, head down to Pondok Makan Indonesia, where you get velvety smooth Mee Rebus (S$3) and a delightful Mee Soto (S$3) to warm your belly.
If noodles aren’t your thang, indulge in some of the stall’s satay to curb all those meat cravings of yours. Noodle lover or not, there’s bound to be something to your liking over at Pondon Makan Indonesia.
270 Queen Street, Singapore 180270
Daily: 8am – 8pm
Little else screams old-school like Western food. At Fatty Bom Bom Sizzle, they get it right with their generous servings of western fare. There’s the Grill Fish Sizzling Rice (S$6.90) that delivers a soft flaky slab of fish and a slathering of gravy over white rice.
Of course, there’s plenty else that Fatty Bom Bom has to offer on its extensive menu of western delights. Furthermore, it has an impressive number of stalls across the island. After all, what better way to end the day than munching on some affordable, meaty grub?
23. Padi @ Bussorah
When it comes to authentic Malay dishes, look no further than Padi @ Bussorah. Here, you can look forward to their epic Nasi Ambeng Platter (S$32 – S$78 for two to five pax) that is sure to satisfy the whole family whether you choose to break your fast at the restaurant or at home.
Here, you can choose between the beef rendang or the ayam lemak cili padi for your nasi ambeng.
If not, a Premium Satay Platter (S$32.90) where you get five sticks of Chicken, Mutton, and Beef satay would do quite nicely too. But my money would be on the massive Tomahawk (S$80 for 960g, S$120 for 1.kg) that’s good for two or one if you’re feeling ambitious.
Pasta and pizza have got to be the ultimate comfort food, and no one knows this better than Kucina Italian Restaurant. I don’t have to tell you how much we love Italian food, bring on the Lasagna (S$18.90) and Bruschetta Salmone (S$12.90).
Plus, you’d be pleased to know that Kucina makes all their pasta and pizza dough from scratch daily. A little brownie point for any Italian Restaurant worth their marinara sauce.
Make sure you grab their special Funghi E Tartufo (S$27.90), a unique boat-shaped pizza with mozzarella, creamy mushroom sauce with black truffle pate, topped with scamorza smoked cheese, and drizzled with truffle oil. If not, the ever-dependable Margherita Di Bufala (S$18.90) would most definitely do.
No Italian affair is complete without dessert, and Kucina offers more than just the run-of-the-mill Tiramisu (S$9.90) (even though they serve a mean one). Have one of those creamy, crispy Cannolis (S$8) and a velvety Panna Cotta (S$7.90) to round out your evening.
For those with larger families at home, Manna Pot Catering is where you’ll find those family-friendly sets that are sure to please everyone. Their Celebration Bundle is true to its name with their Celebration Bundle A for 4 – 6 pax (S$222.56) that comes with the likes of the Golden Manna Prawn, Chicken Rendang, and Pineapple Fried Rice.
Elsewhere, there is their Stay At Home Family Meals, where you get the same home-cooked goodness without breaking a sweat. Manna Pot Catering offers various bundles depending on how big your family tree at home is. The Mini Party A (S$62.06) which is good for five pax, features dishes like the Nyonya Chap Chye, Green Curry Chicken, and Honey Prawn Dumpling. Manna Pot Catering does have quite an extensive menu with tons of options, so see what suits you here.
26. Koh NangKam Southern Thai Restaurant
Well, a trip to Bangkok is not happening anytime soon, but maybe our bellies can take that holiday for us. Koh NangKam Southern Thai Restaurant is where you can find delicious Thai nosh that will satisfy all our wanderlust.
Besides the usual spread of Pandan Chicken (S$8.50 for Small, S$14 for Medium, S$16 for Large) and Tom Yum (S$9 for Small, S$14 for Medium, S$17 for Large), go for their Steamed Sea Bass.
Their sea bass come in several flavours, so you can try one each night if you’d like. I would start with their classic Koh NangKam (S$38) that comes with ginger and plum that’s herbaceous to a fault. Then, for the adventurous, try the Keng-Som Steamed (S$38) where it comes blanketed with a spicy turmeric gravy that is a favourite amongst Southern Thais. Whichever you pick, it’s going to be a good iftar, alright.
This has to be the ultimate treat yo’self meal. When the meats are from Wakuwaku Yakiniku, only good things await. As Singapore’s first halal yakiniku restaurant, Wakuwaku made quite the splash when it opened. Rightly so, since it is helmed by the same guys behind the iconic FatPapas and Fatboy’s The Burger Bar—talk about culinary royalty.
Indulge in Premium Beef Platter – 700g (S$108), where it comes with seven of the Chef’s choice of premium cuts with some specials thrown in. Plus, you’ll get a cube of beef tallow to oil your grill; I’m salivating just thinking about it.
For those that prefer to have iftar at home, don’t worry; Wakuwaku Yakiniku’s got you covered. You can have their Platter Basic Set- 400g (S$75) along with a Charcoal Grill Set (S$20) delivered right to your doorstep. Have a look at what little luxuries you can have delivered from Wakuwaku Yakiniku here.
28. Daya Izakaya
I have to say, it’s a relief to finally have a reliable Japanese restaurant right around the corner from home. Not only is Daya Izakaya the newest baby to the string of eateries along Jalan Kayu, but it also happens to be Singapore’s only halal izakaya. Call me intrigued.
Dig into a hearty bowl of Truffles Chirashi Don + Miso Soup (S$22) that’s sure to nourish and replenish your energy (and liquids) after a whole day of fasting. On the side, help yourself to Salmon Sashimi (S$6 for three pieces) or a Crab Cheese Maki (S$12).
And since it’s an izakaya, you can’t leave without tasting a few of their skewers, such as Negima (Chicken & Leek) (S$3 per skewer), Tori Hatsu (Chicken Heart) (S$2.50 per skewer), and Kamo (Marinated Duck Meat) (S$4). Quench that thirst with an array of drinks such as Yuzu Soda (S$8) and Fuwatto Melon Cream Soda (S$4).
My initial reticence with Restaurant Aisyah quickly dissolved when I had the first bite of their Meat Dumplings in Spicy Sauce (S$12.80). Sufficient for about three people to share, the dumplings at Restaurant Aisyah are made fresh daily, and they even have a lady dedicated to working her nimble fingers to create these mini hand grenades of savoury meat.
I was allured by the Braised Mutton Noodles (S$10.80/S$13.80), with its reliable, springy noodles and the easy-tear mutton chops that required only slight nimble work with a pair of chopsticks. Alternatively, their Braised Beef Shank Noodle in Clear Soup (S$10.80/S$13.80) presents the same faultless tender flesh, evident of hours of laborious, and more importantly, noble work.
It opened to much fanfare, and to this today, I vouch for its revered reputation.
30. House of Lemang
I uncovered this gem during ‘Circuit Breaker’ and I cannot emphasise how nostalgic this home-delivered meal is. House of Lemang offers its high-quality lemang, a roll of glutinous rice, coconut milk, and salt, cooked in a bamboo stick with banana leaves. The ones at House of Lemang are cooked for five hours, and the glutinous rice is washed and soaked before being grilled.
Come 1 April 2021, they are opening pre-order slots for this Ramadhan period where you can enjoy Lemang Set (one pax) (S$12) that includes a cut of lemang (five pieces), 150g of rendang, 50g of serunding, and 150g of sambal goreng. These sets can go up to accommodating four pax (S$44) as well. There’s also a Nasi Empit Set (one pax) (S$10) that comes with nasi empit, 150g of rendang, 50g of serunding, as well as 150g of sambal goreng.
Need some sweets to close the meal? They offer Kueh Lopes at S$1 per piece and Kek Kukus at S$18 for 14”x14”. It was so easy to fall head over heels for these, and I’m confident you’ll feel the same. For full details on how to order, head to their Instagram account.
324H Changi Road, Singapore 419799 (for self-pickup)
Daily: 11am – 7pm
Having walked by All Things Delicious numerous times, I was really anticipating a satisfying meal the moment I had a chance to dine-in. Riding the health wave of late, the wholesome cafe is one of the few halal health-forward cafes, priding themselves in refreshing drinks such as Raspberry Mint (S$7.60) that is satisfying right down to the last drop. I reckon I could gulp this down on an empty stomach in the morning, to help me kick-start my day and feel energised.
How about switching up your avo-on-toast game with Pumpkin On Sourdough (S$12.90 for single toast, S$19.90 for double toast)? With house-made za’atar, feta, pomegranate, and soft-yolk boiled egg, this toast fits the double duties of a snack as well as a complete meal.
This Ramadhan 2021, they have a Hari Raya Shop that offers Hari Raya Hampers, catering, a cookie collection, and even cakes (and plenty more!). So, in addition to breaking your fast with their wholesome bites, why not give the gift of nourishment to a fellow Muslim during this fasting period?
Novelty dining concepts are abundant on our sunny island, and one of those to hit our shores just before the pandemic is IndoBowl. Basing their menu on Indonesia’s much-loved instant noodle brand, Indomie, their creations reach creative peaks such as Indomie Mumbo Jumbo (S$49.90). Consisting of a giant platter, it serves three to four diners and delivers four to five packets of IndoMie along with ribeye, lamb chop, lamb bakar, and beef satay.
There are also solo servings like the Indomie Ayam Bakar (S$9.90) that come with sambal balado, a fiery number that’ll get your taste buds tingling with spiciness and flavour. Treat yourself with the Ropang Coklat Keju (S$3.90), which directly translates to ‘peanut butter chocolate’ and arrives at the table as a baked bread topped off with condensed milk, mozzarella cheese, and a final generous drizzle of melted Hershey’s chocolate.
What a scrumptious way to end the day.
Reliable for their fried chicken—I’m definitely a fan—Tenderbest Makcik Market’s target audience is sure to enjoy its youthful and vibrant outfit at Bedok Point. Wind down after a long day of fasting and work, with their Meatloaf Supreme (S$8.90), which has ayam meatloaf (similar to luncheon meat) and sweet potatoes done tempura-style.
Thereafter, delight in a shareable Okonomiya Bacon Prata (S$4.90) laden with bonito flakes, fresh cabbage, tako sauce, and mayonnaise. Throw in a few turkey bacon strips and you’ve got yourself a decent meal. Feeling hungrier? The Mala Ayam Roti John (S$8.50) is a chonky contender that’s equal parts creamy and spicy.
If you’ve got a sweet tooth like me, the Fried Chicken Ais Kreme Cup (S$4.90) will delight those who naughtily love to dip their fries in soft serve. There’s something for everyone here at this market.
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