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10 Hearty Halal Meals In Orchard (Under $10!) That Aren’t Fast Food


Farzana •  Sep 21, 2017


Orchard Road isn't just a shopper's paradise. For those who turn to food as a source of therapy, the busy streets do not disappoint. Instead of the usual fast food joints available, there's tons of hidden gems waiting to be explored. When you've tired yourself out from all the walking and window-shopping, sit back and enjoy a scrumptious meal under $10! ?
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1. Fish & Chicks
Sick of all the Korean fried chicken you've been consuming? Fish & Chicks has got the best deal! For all your fried fish cravings, this eatery hooks everyone with their selections.
Credit: @fishnchickssg on Instagram Have your fish slathered in salted egg yolk or chilli crab sauce (you can try both when you order their Best of Both Worlds, which we totally recommend!) Accompany the meal with golden fries and an added preference of either mashed potato, cheese pasta, blueberry coleslaw, onion rings or BBQ baked beans! Although it may cause a little more to get the Best of Both Worlds ($13.90), you can share the meal with someone, pay fifty-fifty but enjoy the meal full price ?
Credit: @denisedeanna on Instagram Try their famous Salted Egg Fish & Chips (S$10.90) or Crispy Fish Burger (S$7.90) for a cheaper alternative! Too fishy for you? The "Hawaiian Chicken" ($8.90) offers a burst of flavor with the creamy cheese, ham and pineapples as a complementary to the tender chargrilled chicken. An added bonus is the extravagant lobsters, if you don't mind the splurge! The Lobster Mentaiko Pasta ($16.90) is perfect company for two! With a choice of chilli crab, mentaiko, or cheese as various sauce options, it'll make lunch time so satisfying ? Whatever tickles your fancy, Fish & Chicks has it for you.
Credit: @where.is.karl on Instagram Want a more Asian twist? Try their green curry chicken cutlet; a juicy chicken piece that's deep-fried to crisp perfection. Enjoy the meal with green curry sauce and sweet pineapple fried rice for a fulfilling meal ? Average price: SGD 8 - 13 Address: 8 Grange Road, #B1-01, Cathay Cineleisure, Singapore 239693 Telephone: 9828 3490 Opening hours: Mon-Sun: 11AM-930PM
2. Puncak Best Noodles
Head down to Puncak Best Noodles for a meal on a budget! Sink your teeth into homely dishes like the tze char and claypot rice - comforting to your belly (and wallet).
Credit: Travel in Style with Fara Slurp away with the Honey Dew Chicken Noodles (SGD 4.50), a fusion of sweet and savoury flavours! Don't worry, no fruits were harmed in the process ? The dish’s addictive syrupy gravy and dewy look makes the name perfect for the dish.
Credit:nurulainkzmn on Instagram Get those chopsticks moving and stuff yourself silly with a plate of Fried Wantons (SGD 5/7/10)! You’ll certainly be left wanting another serving?
Credit: @asmaaboo on InstagramAverage price: SGD 10 Operating hours: Open daily; 11.30AM-9.30PM Address: 14 Scotts Road, Far East Plaza #05-93/94, Singapore 228213
3. Minang House Traditional Nasi Padang
With a variety of side dishes, Minang House is set to impress! It's perfect for those with a soft spot for Malay dishes like petai prawns and ayam panggang.
Credit: @a_singaporean_life_story on Instagram With an ever-changing menu as you'll get to customised your plate each time, you’ll always be trying something newand keep coming back for more!
Credit: @mzbreeze on InstagramAverage price: SGD 10 Operating hours: Open daily; 11AM-9PM Address: 304 Orchard Road, Lucky Plaza #02-04, Singapore 238863
4. Maki-San
Be your own sushi chef and customise your box of rolls at Maki-San, the first of its kind in Singapore! Put on your chef's hat and decide what goes inside your rolls (egg, seaweed or soy wrap) and it'll be your craft in the making! And did we mention they come in adorable assorted boxes? ?
Credit: @rollwithmakisan on Instagram Create your own healthy salad bowl with ingredients like salmon sashimi, edamame and sweet potato noodles. Now, healthy eating wouldn't be a dread anymore ? If that doesn't sound like your plate of goodness, deep-fry your sushi for only $1.50 more ? Lettuce get rolling!
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Average price: SGD 10 Operating hours: Sun-Thu; 11.30AM-9.30PM, Fri-Sat; 11.30AM-12AMAddress: 8 Grange Road, #01-04 Cathay Cineleisure Orchard, Singapore 239695
5. Ayam Penyet Ria
Credit:@holybazooka on Instagram Devilishly spicy sambal accompanies your plate of the smashingly famous Ayam Penyet Ria! It packs a punch and is so hot among customers, but are you up for a spicy challenge? ? [caption id="attachment_17524" align="alignnone" width="900"]
Ayam Penyet (SGD 7.40)[/caption] Credit: @wheregotfood on Instagram The crispy skin chicken usually gets us drooling but for a nutritious meal, the chicken is boiled with herbs and later served with a salad. All this, before the chicken gets to be ultra-crispy! Healthy and delicious. [caption id="attachment_17525" align="alignnone" width="900"]
Tahu Telor (SGD 6.50)[/caption] Credit: @hungrycatsg on Instagram For our vegetarian friends, don’t chicken out yet ? Ayam Penyet Ria has a few vegetarian-friendly dishes like Tahu-Tempe Penyet and famous Tahu Telor (a combination of tofu omelette and peanut sauce!) Average price: SGD 10 Operating hours: Mon-Fri; 11AM-10PMAddress: 304 Orchard Road, #01-45 Lucky Plaza, Singapore 238863
6. Bebek Goreng Pak Ndut
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Bebek Goreng Original With Rice (SGD 9.90)[/caption] Credit: @danielmulyawan on Instagram An uncommon sight, the duck in Ayam Penyet style is here to change the ballgame. If you’re sold by the thought of the crackling, savoury taste, you'll love duck skin for its extra crispiness! Order a side of Kulit Bebek Goreng / Crispy Duck Skin (SGD 4.90) and you'll be a fan. Or better yet, how about killing two birds with one stone and ordering both the Ayam Penyet Original With Rice and a serving of duck on its side? [caption id="attachment_17527" align="alignnone" width="900"]
Ayam Penyet Original With Rice (SGD 7.90) on the left, fried duck on the right[/caption] Credit: Bebek Goreng Pak Ndut Singapore on FacebookAverage price: SGD 7 - 10 Operating hours: Open daily; 11.30AM-10PMAddress: 304 Orchard Road, #01-45 Lucky Plaza, Singapore 238863
Credit: PAssion Card on Facebook  CRAVE has become synonymous with Nasi Lemak, so you know their plate of steaming coconut rice and juicy chicken will make you crave for more each time ? The Royal Rumble ($6.90) is fit for a king or queen and nails the nasi lemak experience with fried chicken wing and begedil. Who says a good meal has to be fancy all the time?
Credit: sin_ana on Instagram Telephone: 6238 7181 Opening Hours: Mon-Sun: 10AM-10PM Address: 2 Orchard Turn, #B4-58/59 ION Orchard, Singapore 238801
8. Riverside Indonesian BBQ
We know chicken seems to be a popular choice on the list, but we can't possibly leave out Riverside Indonesian BBQ's Ayam Panggang Set ($6.80), can we? ? The grilled goodness of the chicken, thick BBQ sauce and curry gravy will make you wish you can fly to Indonesia right now. But you don't have to, for Orchard Road is right around the corner!
Credit: plusx2 on Instagram Add more black sauce to your plate for a rush of sweetness! Balance the sweet with spicy from the sambal sauce and it'll give your tastebuds a river of flavors!
Credit: Mary Rose Torida Avecilla on Facebook Telephone: 6733 1180 Opening Hours: Mon-Sun: 10AM-10PM Address: 313 Orchard Road, #B3-44 [email protected], Singapore 238895
9. Es Teler 77 Juara
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Mie Ayam (SGD 5)[/caption] Credit: @indu_indriaty on Instagram You don't need a stellar budget to dine at this one ? Puns aside, the name comes from the beloved shaved ice dessert, piled with assorted fruits and condensed milk. Be warned - You're in for a sweet treat! Tell us, would you like something more filling? Consider the Mie Ayam orSiomay (SGD 6.50) - fish dumplings in peanut sauce, and you can't go wrong. Make sure to make room for desserts! [caption id="attachment_17538" align="alignnone" width="900"]
Es Teler (SGD 4)[/caption] Credit: @indu_indriaty on Instagram Without a doubt, the Es Teler is the chain’s best s(t)eller! Jackfruit, young coconut, and avocado are refreshing choices for those with a sweet tooth. Perfect for sunny days!
Credit: @esteler77sg on Instagram An Indonesian meal isn't complete without the classic Teh Botol (SGD 2.50).  With the aromatic jasmine tea, end your meal on a tea-rrific high ☺️ Average price: SGD 10 Operating hours: Open daily; 11AM-10PMAddress: B1-02 Cathay Cineleisure, Singapore 239695
10. Cahaya Restaurant
Huge portions and small prices, that's what Cahaya Restaurant offers! Their generous hotplate portion is only going to set you back $5!
Credit: Syeikh Hämid Al-Ghim Mohi on Facebook  The restaurant also offers various selections of noodles - roasted, dried or soupy, from only $3.50!
Credit: Putra Crosszeria on Facebook Telephone:6734 8434 Opening Hours: Mon-Sun: 1130AM-9PM Address: 14 Scotts Road, #05-69/91/92 Far East Plaza, Singapore 228213 [inlinewidget id=30094] Alas, even if you're trying to control your spending habits, it's no harm to indulge in great food. You'll stretch your wallet for what it's worth and leave with a satisfied tummy. Tucked amidst the pricey diners lie precious gems that don't strip away all your dollars and cents. Eat to your heart's content and you'll be coming back to Orchard Road for more than your shopping spree.