Sizzling woks serving fried rice, fried noodles, fried carrot cake, fried anything is an iconic scene at any hawker centre in Singapore 😉

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But while Singaporeans still love their staples like char kway teow, chicken rice and mee rebus, many too have turned to flocking hawker centres for dishes that can rival trendy cafes and upscale restaurants. This is no surprise as local hawkers are reinventing the hawker dining experience by serving more than just your common favourites. So here are 13 halal hawker stalls with food that are just as good as restaurants!

Don't Miss Out On The Best Halal Local Food In Singapore!

If you're in Singapore, find the best halal local food, exciting attractions and nearby prayer spaces and more on the HHWT website!

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1. Burgernomics

First on the list is hipster burger joint, Burgernomics, which serves gourmet burgers right in the heartlands at the Pasir Ris Hawker Centre. This stall will surely give hipster cafes a run for their money 😅

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Check out their juicy beef patties😋 Their classic beef burger is topped with chilli mayo which will give you a zingy taste while their deluxe beef burger is generously topped with sauteed mushrooms and caramelised onions.

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Don’t worry chicken lovers, they haven’t forgotten about you yet 😌 The buttermilk fried chicken with the addition of apple slaw gives any true foodie something new to thirst over. Now, whoever says that an apple a day keeps the doctor away must be talking about THIS!

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Top up your meal for just $4 with their Chilli Cheesy Beef Fries, with spiced beef on top regular fries plus a hearty portion of 3 yummy sauces. With such affordable prices and delicious fare, Burgernomics is definitely a gem worth trying!

Address: 110, Pasir Ris Central, Pasir Ris Hawker Centre, #02-03, Singapore 519641
Opening hours: 12 – 3pm and 6 – 9pm daily

2. Lukhon Thai

Here’s another reason to visit Pasir Ris Hawker Centre – halal Thai BBQ and steamboat. What’s special about Lukhon Thai is its authentic Northern Thai meat marinade and of course, its CHEESE DIP😱

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Now, who doesn’t love cheese right? Imagine dipping that tantalising piece of beef you’ve just grilled into cheese fondue😋 It’s definitely an experience you won’t want to miss! Don’t forget their tasty chilli dip too – which is the perfect blend of sweet, spicy and salty.

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Choose the ingredients you want or the pre-set platters. And for the soup base, you can get either tom yum or chicken. We recommend getting the tom yum! After all, what’s a Thai feast without tom yum right?😉

Address: 110, Pasir Ris Central, Pasir Ris Hawker Centre, #02-05, Singapore 519641
Opening hours: Tue to Sun 12.00pm – 9.30pm, Closed on Mondays

3. Waker x Oppa

Tucked in a hidden corner of Tampines, Waker x Oppa serves you authentic Korean fried chicken, with its marinade shipped all the way from South Korea! Only fresh chicken is used and it’s marinated for 12 hours before it’s fried, giving you a flavourful and crispy finish😋

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Try their original or hot and spicy flavours and take your pick from a variety of dipping sauces. Their sauces aren’t just limited to traditional soy and Korean sweet & spicy but includes interesting ones like spicy salted egg, lime citrus mayo and even sambal!

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Well, who knew you could enjoy Korean fried chicken at a kopitiam?! If you’re not a fan of fried chicken, check out Wakerxoppa’s hotpot and grill set and have a hearty meal with your loved ones🤗

Address: 201C Tampines St 21, Singapore 523201
Operating hours: 10.30am – 9.45pm daily

 4. Big Bowls Project

Ever seen your non-muslim friends eating Japanese rice bowls and wished they were halal? Well, good news! You can now indulge in halal healthy salmon rice bowls at Big Bowls Project. This Muslim-owned stall is located right in the heart of the CBD at Amoy Street Food Centre so more options for you office workers!

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You can choose from five mouth-watering bowls off of their menu. Grab a bite of their Mentaiko Salmon for $9.50 which is a crowd favourite. The salmon and mentaiko (fish roe) are slow-torched before being served, making for a delicious treat for your tastebuds!

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Another dish that you should not miss is their appetising Szechuan Black Bean Salmon Bowl 😋 Best part is, you can indulge in their salmon bowls guilt-free as they use brown rice instead of white rice. So, no excuse to not eat healthily now! Big Bowls Project has also recently started deliveries islandwide, so you can get your salmon bowl fix even more easily 😉

#HHWT Tip: Big Bowls is only open during lunch time on weekdays, so do queue or place your order early to avoid disappointment!

Address: 7, Maxwell RdAmoy Street Food Centre, #02-90, Singapore 069111
Opening hours: 11.30am – 2.15pm on Weekdays
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5. I Love Burger Lah!

Tucked in a hidden corner of Singapore at Ghim Moh Food Centre, this Muslim-owned stall doesn’t just serve appetising burgers but they come with fancy fries you’ve probably never heard of before 😉 Other than commonly heard ones like Truffle, Cheese and Salted Egg Fries, the stall also pairs your fries with sweet flavours.

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The Salted Butterscotch Fries will definitely delight your taste buds. Salted caramel lovers, you’re also in for a treat! Their Salted Caramel with Himalayan Pink Salt fries is literally a chunk of goodness, with generous portions of caramel syrup 😋 Well, of course, how can we forget the burgers? The name of the stall, after all, professes a love for burgers.

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One of the highlights would be the Har Cheong Gai burger which is chicken patty deep fried in prawn paste batter. Topped with hickory BBQ sauce and maple syrup, this dish will definitely give you a burst of flavours! And this is probably the ONLY stall in Singapore which sells halal Har Cheong Gai so that’s a good reason to come down 😉

Address: Ghim Moh Market & Food Centre, 20 Ghim Moh Road, #01-06, Singapore 270020
Opening hours: 11am to 8pm daily

6. Lawa Bintang

Nobody can resist a good plate of nasi lemak – fragrant rice cooked in coconut cream and aromatic pandan leaves, spicy sambal, crisp anchovies fried to salty perfection and other condiments like an omelette and cucumbers. But in case you need a luxury protein to accompany your rice, get ready for an indulgent experience at Lawa Bintang because this eatery offers their popular lobster nasi lemak!

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Featuring a whole lobster coated with herbs and yummy melted cheese, your regular lunch here is transformed into a gastronomical feast!

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This huge seafood could be shared with your makan kakis if you want to avoid that after-lunch drowsiness 😊

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#HHWT tip: The lobsters are said to be quickly sold out within two hours so come early and be prepared to join the average 45-minutes wait for one.

Lawa Bintang also has other scrumptious sets like smoked duck, sotong goreng (whole squid fried in batter), grilled salmon and even crayfish! A second Lawa Bintang outlet has opened at Bedok North, so go forth and get your hands on any of their unique dishes.

Tampines Outlet: 9008 Tampines Street 93, Singapore 528843
Bedok outlet: Blk 531 Bedok North St 3 #01-700 Singapore 460531
Opening hours:
Tampines outlet: Tue to Sun: 9am – 2pm. Closed on Mondays.
Bedok outlet: Tue to Sun: 10am – 9pm. Closed on Mondays

7. Fish & Chicks

A western food stall is not complete without a fish and chips dish and Fish & Chicks has got the best deal for one! This halal-certified eatery has all the right fixings for all your fried fish cravings. Starting with the main star which is the perfectly battered dory, where each bite is as deliciously crispy as the first.

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Have your fish slathered with salted egg yolk sauce or chilli crab sauce (get both when you order their Best of Both World!) for some added flavour. Each fish and chips meal comes with golden fries and a second choice of sides like onion rings, blueberry coleslaw, mashed potato, cheese pasta or BBQ baked beans 😍

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More than just fish and chicken, switch up your meal with a lobster! Yup, this stall also serves up lobster which comes with a choice of chilli crab sauce, mentaiko, or cheese. Whatever tickles your fancy, Fish & Chicks has it for you.

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If you’re looking for a more Asian twist, Fish & Chicks also has a Thai-inspired menu. Try their green curry chicken cutlet; a succulent chicken cutlet deep-fried to crispy perfection served with a creamy green curry sauce and a side of sweet fried pineapple fried rice 😌

531 Ang Mo Kio Ave 10
Cathay Cineleisure Orchard
88 Tanglin Halt Rd
204 Bedok North St 1
Opening Hours: 11.00am to 9.30pm daily
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 8. Burgs by Project Warung

Another burger stall on the list but hey, the more burgers the merrier right?😉 Gone are the days of succumbing to fast-food chains for affordable burgers for this hawker centre stall could very well be your new favourite burger joint 🍔

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Tucked in the basement of Golden Mile Food Centre, Burgs by Project Warung serves up mouth-watering gourmet burgers from as low as $4.90! Their menu has a fair selection ranging from the classic beef burger, nachos fish and chips burger, teriyaki grilled chicken burger, and a breakfast burger among others. You’ll be spoilt for choice on which burger to try out first 😋

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Each burger set comes with a side of thick cut fries or for a dollar more, can be swapped out for onion rings. Project Warung also offers their incredibly addictive chicken wings which comes either with spicy Korean-style sauce or with the sweet and salty honey soy sauce.

Project Warung has opened a second outlet since April 2018 at Viva Business Park located along Chai Chee Road, so all you East-siders have the option to get your burger fix there! 😃

Golden Mile outlet: 505 Beach Road, Golden Mile Food Centre B1-24, Singapore 199583
Chai Chee outlet: Viva Business Park, Centuries Food Court, 750 Chai Chee Road, #01-19. Singapore 469000
Golden Mile outlet: (+65) 9154 4038
Chai Chee outlet: (+65) 9114 6072
Opening hours: Tue to Thu, Sat & Sun: 11.30am – 8.30pm (or until sold out)

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9. Deanna’s Kitchen

Slurp up a delicious bowl of halal prawn mee here at Deanna’s Kitchen! The owner is a Chinese convert who decided to make her own prawn mee when she couldn’t find anywhere to satisfy her cravings. Soon the popularity of her homemade broth encouraged her to set up a stall and the rest is history.

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The rich broth is made from meticulously boiling prawn shells, anchovies and other essentials for hours, resulting in a decadent soup base that is briny with a natural sweetness that comes from the crustaceans. A bowl is delightfully topped with your choice of shellfish like prawns (regular/large), clams and even crayfish!

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There’s nothing shellfish about the portion in this kitchen 😉 Pepper some chili for a little spicy kick and more oomph! A halal version of this hawker classic is rare to come by so whether you choose bee hoon or yellow noodles or a mix of both or the crayfish or large prawns (so many variations!) for your bowl, you’ll definitely be enjoying this meal!

Toa Payoh outlet: Block 127 Lorong 1 Toa Payoh #02-25 Singapore 310127
Jurong East outlet: Padi Emas Coffeeshop, 214 Jurong East Street 21 Singapore 600214
Telephone: (+65) 9424 5496
Opening hours:
Toa Payoh outlet: Wed to Fri (10am to 2pm, 5pm to 8pm), Sat (9am to 5pm), Sun (9am to 2pm). Closed on Mondays and Tuesdays.
Jurong East outlet: Tue to Sat (12pm – 9pm), Sun (10pm – 2pm)

10. Yugo

Opting to eat at a food court/hawker centre does not limit your options for healthier choices. With stalls like Yugo, you’ll definitely feel inclined to make that healthier switch! Offering sandwiches, wraps and salads, Yugo is set up like the popular submarine sandwich-chain where you get to pick and choose the ingredients!

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They even have a guide on how to customise your order! Choose a base of either a sandwich, wrap or salad then a filling before topping it all off with some fresh veggies. Some of their fillings include chicken ham, egg mayo, beef pepperoni, turkey ham, and crab mayo.

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If you’re a meat lover, try their Meat Gang which consists of all the meat in one base which comes with cheese, vegetables and sauce of your choice. If you’re curious to try all the filling flavours, have a taste of their Overdose which is a mix of all the meat and mayo-based filling in one.

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Whichever item you choose – a simple egg mayo sandwich or a wild salad concoction – it would be a delightful lunch here at Yugo!

Address: 1 Kadayanallur Street, Maxwell Food Centre #01—25, Singapore 069184
Telephone: (+65) 9794 9521
Opening hours: Mon to Fri: 10am – 7pm. Closed on weekends

P.S. If you’re looking for desserts to satisfy that craving, check out these 12 halal bakeries in Singapore that’ll absolutely make you come back for more! 

11. Sedap Thai

A sizzling BBQ steamboat dinner at a hawker centre sounds like the ideal thing for a chill hangout with friends, wouldn’t you think? Here at Sedap Thai, enjoy a scrumptious meal of Mookata or Thai-style BBQ steamboat! There is just something very communal as everyone gather around the steaming pot to either dunk food into the soup or grill some meats. Sedap Thai is halal-certified so don’t worry about the lard typically used in Mookatas for that is replaced with beef fats to grease the grill 😎

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For a party of two, Sedap Thai’s popular Platter Set comes with a selection of chicken, lamb and beef, a little seafood and vegetables that would sufficiently feed you and your date. Don’t be shy to order more from their ala carte menu if you’re feeling more peckish than usual – BBQ steamboat is all about abundance 🙊

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The dome-shaped grill allows juices from your grilled food to trickled down into your soup base, making for a richer slurp to end your meal with!

Address: 166 Jalan Besar, Berseh Food Centre 01-08, Singapore 208877
Opening hours: Mon to Sat (4:30pm to 10:30pm), closed on Sundays
Telephone: (+65) 8298 3579

12. Mela Food Junction

Good food is always made better by sharing and at Mela Food Junction, there’s a good reason to call up all your favourite people for a joyous meal together!

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This Mix Platter Set is a meal to be shared! Consisting of three types of meat (e.g. fried chicken, beef stripes, rack of lamb), three types of seafood (like calamari and mussles), one poultry and a side of fries and salad, expect everyone to be blissfully bloated at the end of the day. Do note that the Mix Platter Set has to be ordered at least 2 days in advance.

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But if you’re in a hurry to chow down on some good food, there’s always their ala carte menu like this tantalising plate of lamb flap!

Address: 31 Commonwealth Crescent Hawker Centre, #02-66, Singapore 149644
Telephone: (+65) 9099 0809
Opening hours: Mon to Sat 4.30pm – 8.30pm. Closed on Sundays.
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13. Charco’s The Flaming Chicken

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A familiar name to those residing in Ang Mo Kio, Charco’s has become a crowd pleaser when it comes to serving delicious chicken, tender ribs and huge portions of sides!

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Choose your mains (Charco’s/Portuguese chicken in ¼, ½ or whole, lamb or beef ribs, or fish) and decide how many sides you’d like to have. The sides include a variety of salads like egg, potato, Caesar, Greek, tuna pasta and chicken avocado as well as your typical fries and coleslaw among others. With portions like these, it may be hard to keep any room for desserts.

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But who can resist a slice of their ondeh-ondeh cake?! A piece of delicious sweet treat is how every meal should end with 😊

Update (14 Jan 2019): Since we last updated our list, Charco’s has now moved from its original location in Ang Mo Kio to a shop lot located along Changi Road. We have updated the address and the map below with details of the new outlet, so you don’t have to worry about finding them! 😉

Address: 324F Changi Road, Singapore 419799
Telephone: (+65) 6455 3711
Opening hours: 11am – 10pm daily

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Singapore’s hawker scene has come a long way from its humble beginnings of food peddlers selling simple fare at dirt cheap prices. Let us applaud these talented hawkers for bringing their own flare to spice up Singapore’s hawker centre traditions by heading down to these stalls and chow down on such delicious food!

Don't Miss Out On The Best Halal Local Food In Singapore!

If you're in Singapore, find the best halal local food, exciting attractions and nearby prayer spaces and more on the HHWT website!

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