A Complete Guide to Halal Food At Nex Shopping Mall


Noor Aishah Karim •  May 10, 2023

Nex is not just your typical heartland shopping mall in Singapore, it's a vibrant and bustling hubthat's always buzzing with excitement! Whether you're there to shop till you drop at Daiso Nex, indulge in some delicious food, catch the latest blockbuster movie at Nex cinema, or just hang out with friends, Nex has got you covered. If you’re wondering, which eateries and restaurants are halal, we got you covered!

1) Auntie Anne's

With 8 stores across the island, Auntie Anne's is accessible and affordable. From the pretzels to the hotdogs, Auntie Anne's is the perfect way for a peckish tummy to fill up. If you've never had Auntie Anne's, try the Original Pretzel ($3.30). One of Auntie Anne's best sellers, it always comes warm and soft. So satisfying!

Halal status: Halal-certified

P.S. Here are the full recommendations of what you should get!

2) Bali Thai

What do you get if you take two amazing cuisines and fuse them? You get Bali Thai - a restaurant which specialises in Indonesian-Thai fusion cuisine. Bali Thai has 6 outlets islandwide, located in shopping malls all over Singapore. Ever wanted to create your own Thai noodles? Well, Bali Thai allows you to do just that! Match your favourite ingredients with your preferred noodles and sauce.

P.S. Looking for other Thai food to try? Check out this list!

Halal status: Halal-certified

3) Crave Nasi Lemak

This Nasi Lemak store has gained significant popularity over the years. With over 20 outlets around Singapore, the award-winning franchise sells some of the best Nasi Lemak in Singapore. From crunchy, flavourful Ikan Bilis and nuts to its tantalising, iconic sambal, you'll savour every moment of your meal. And if that isn't mouth-watering enough, wash it all down with some of their famous Teh Tarik!

Halal status: Halal-certified

4) Dough Culture

Who said desserts only need to be sweet? Dough Culture's Tau Suan is a savoury treat that hits the spot at the end of a long day! This simple dessert is made from split mung beans in a thick gravy and topped with some fried, crunchy you tiao pieces. They also have a variety of sweet and savoury fried snacks you should try, like Butterfly Buns, Red Bean Buns, and Salted Buns!

Halal status: Halal-certified

P.S Looking for more halal desserts in Singapore? Check these other dessert spots

5) Famous Amos

It’s hard to resist the delicious smell of their freshly baked sweet treats, and it’s even harder to ignore the display of 9 varieties of crunchy cookie flavours. ? On top of that, Famous Amos also serves up other baked goods, such as soft and chewy cookies, muffins, and brownies, for you to sink your teeth into or even gift to your loved ones!

Halal status: Halal-certified

6) Go-Ang Pratunam Chicken Rice

While you might prefer local Singapore-style Hainanese chicken rice, Go-Ang's version is worth a try! It's the only halal-certified Michelin-approved Hainanese chicken rice in Singapore, after all!

The poached chicken (half chicken $17, whole chicken $33) is tender, with a moist texture and cooked in a fragrant broth.

Halal status: Halal-certified

7) Jollibee

At Jollibee Singapore, you can enjoy a variety of signature dishes, including the Chickenjoy - crispy fried chicken that is known for its flavorful marinade and juicy meat. The menu also includes other Filipino-inspired favorites such as Jolly Spaghetti, which features a sweet-style sauce and sliced hot dogs

Halal status: Halal-certified

8) KFC

One of the biggest fried chicken chains in the world, their chicken is irresistible whether you're dining on the classic Original flavour or Hot & Crispy. From their chicken to their burgers, wraps, and even their Cheese Fries, KFC is a classic meal to order when you just feel like eating something special.

Halal status: Halal-certified

9) NeNe Chicken

If you love Korean fried chicken, you'll love NeNe Chicken. Their chicken comes with sauces such as their signature Swicy (sweet and spicy), honey mustard, and cheese dip. Thanks to their batter-dip process, the chicken meat is still juicy even though it's coated with a crispy batter!

Halal status: Halal-certified

P.S. Craving for fried chicken? Check out these other spots that deliver straight to your home.

10) Old Chang Kee

It’s the famous snack, food and beverage chain that specialises in curry puffs, fried finger foods and occasionally unique and memorable themed foods. Our must try include the curry O and sotong head!

Halal status: Halal-certified

11) Penang Culture

At Penang Culture, customers can savour various dishes that showcase the unique blend of Malay, Chinese, and Indian flavours that define Penang cuisine. Signature dishes include the Assam Laksa, a tangy and spicy noodle soup made with tamarind and fish, and the Char Kway Teow, a stir-fried noodle dish with prawns, cockles, and Chinese sausage.

Halal status: Halal-certified

P.S Thinking of heading to Penang after trying out the amazing food at Penang Culture? Here’s a guide to get you started

12) Pepper Lunch Express

If you're wondering what you should eat at Pepper Lunch, the chain is known for its premium beef steaks, salmon pepper rice, teriyaki chicken or salmon, scallop, prawns and more! All the ingredients are served on a sizzling hot plate, usually with corn, rice and a sauce on the side. All you have to do is mix them all and savour the yummy combination. Not to mention that you can get pasta, don (rice bowls), mac and cheese (and more!) at Pepper Lunch too.

Halal status: Halal-certified

13) Pezzo

At Pezzo, customers can enjoy a variety of pizzas that are made fresh daily and are available by the slice or as a whole pie. The menu features a range of creative toppings, such as smoked salmon, chicken satay, and truffle mushroom, as well as classic favourites like pepperoni and Hawaiian.

Halal status: Halal-certified

14) Pizza Hut

Pizza Hut offers a wide range of pizza options, including classic toppings like pepperoni and mushrooms, as well as more unique options like seafood and BBQ chicken. Customers can customize their pizzas with various crusts, sauces, and toppings. In addition to its pizza offerings, Pizza Hut Singapore also serves a variety of other menu items, such as pasta, wings, and garlic bread.

Halal status: Halal-certified

15) Polar Puffs & Cakes

Polar is no stranger to the bakery scene in Singapore. We all probably grew up with it, and if you're craving a little bit of nostalgia, order some of their chicken pie, curry chicken pie or otah puff. Not to mention that their sugar and strawberry rolls are ideal for a teatime snack too.

Halal status: Halal-certified

P.S Looking for more sweet stuff? Check out these 32 bakeries to satisfy your cravings!

16) Qiji

At Qiji, customers can enjoy a variety of popular dishes such as Nasi Lemak, Curry Chicken, and Mee Rebus. The menu also includes a range of sides and snacks, such as popiah, otah, fried chicken, and fried fish cake.

Halal status: Halal-certified

17) Ritz Apple Strudel

At Ritz Apple Strudel, customers can enjoy a range of freshly baked pastries, cakes, and desserts, including their signature apple strudels. The strudels are made with a flaky pastry dough and filled with sweet and tangy apple slices, cinnamon, and raisins, making for a delicious and comforting treat.

Halal status: Halal-certified

18) Burger king

Burger has always been one of the go-to spots for amazing, comfort burgers. With a variety of juicy marinated meats and meals, it's the perfect place to have a meal with your loved ones.

Halal status: Halal-certified

19) Stuff’d

At Stuff'd, choose from various fresh ingredients to create their burrito or bowl, including proteins such as grilled chicken, beef, tofu, rice, beans, vegetables, and a range of sauces and toppings. The menu also includes pre-set options for those who prefer a hassle-free ordering experience.

Halal status: Halal-certified

20) Subway

Subway lets you customise your sandwiches by choosing your choice of bread, flavour, cheese and vegetables. To top it off, you can also add your choice of sauces. One of their hot favourites is the Italian BMT, which has beef pepperoni, beef salami and chicken ham.

Halal status: Halal-certified

21) Swensen’s

Swensen's Singapore offers a wide range of American-style cuisine, including burgers, sandwiches, salads, and pasta dishes. However, the highlight of the menu is their selection of delectable ice cream desserts. Their signature Earthquake sundae, which features eight scoops of ice cream and various toppings, has become a must-try for visitors and locals alike.

Halal status: Halal-certified

22) The Coffee bean & Tea leaf

The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf Singapore offers a wide range of beverages, including signature blends of coffee, tea, and speciality drinks. Enjoy various hot and iced coffee drinks, such as their famous ice blended drinks, as well as a range of classic and flavoured teas.

Halal status: Halal-certified

23) Toast Junction

Nothing beats having a typical local breakfast and Toast Junction takes your experience up a notch. Besides the usual Kaya Butter toast, you’ll also love their French Thick Toast, Peanut Butter Thick Toast and Turkey Ham & Cheese Thick Toast. Complete your meal with half-boiled eggs and enjoy a cup of kopi, teh and other beverages to start your day right! If you’re looking for a heavier meal to fill you up, Toast Junction even has chee cheong fun, chwee kueh, mee siam and mee rebus.

Halal status: Halal-certified

24) Tuk Tuk Cha

Is there anyone who can resist the deliciousness of Thai food? Just thinking of the yummy flavours of Thai milk tea and street food favourites such as Thai green curry and boat noodles has got us drooling. While the cafe chain originally started off as a dessert kiosk that became popular for its Thai beverages and desserts, it has expanded its range to include savoury dishes and food, meaning you can indulge in a whole meal from the main course to dessert and drinks here

Halal status: Halal-certified

25) Wok hey

We all love a good stir-fried dish, some fried rice or noodles. It's a comforting, hearty, carb-laden dish that appeals to many. And if you live in Singapore, you've probably seen this popular stir fry stall in many malls. That's right, we're talking about WOK, HEY! This chain of stir-fry stalls has gained quite a following

Halal status: Halal-certified

P.S Here’s a guide to what you should get from here!

26) Food Junction: Teppan-yaki

Like every other Teppan-Yaki, this halal one at Food Junction allows you to sit around a large iron griddle, and a chef prepares the food in front of you, using various techniques such as flipping, chopping, and searing. The chef often puts on a show, entertaining you with tricks and demonstrations as they cook.

Halal status: Halal-certified

27) Food junction: S8 - Fitra Chicken Rice

What better way to spend your day after shopping than celebrating it with Singapore’s national dish! Fitra Chicken Rice serves authentic chicken rice in different ways! There are options like honey chicken, roasted, and so much more!

Halal status: Halal-certified

28) Food junction: S13 - Yong Tau Foo

The Yong Tau Foo at Food junction does it justice with a variety of choices to pick from! You could even get the dry noodles if you prefer something different from usual!

At Food Junction Nex, several stalls serve halal food, ranging from local Singaporean cuisine to international options such as Western and Japanese Teppanyaki. The choices are endless!

Halal status: Halal-certified

29) Ayam Penyet Ria

You can never go wrong with a classic Ayam Penyet! The signature dish is fragrant with crispy bits of batter sprinkled on top of a crunchy chicken thigh, with fried tahu (beancurd) and tempe (soybean cake) on the side. Let’s not forget the mouth-watering, tear inducing, spicy sambal chilli sauce though!

Halal status: Halal-certified

30) Mcdonald's

With McGriddles being a permanent menu item, it would be sure that this is on our list! Mcdonald's offers value meals and snacks for you to have! They also have an ice cream corner if you needed something for the hot weather.

Halal status: Halal-certified

31) Texas Chicken

Texas Chicken’s classic fried chicken won’t go wrong. Crispy on the side and juicy on the inside, it will surely leave you craving more!

Halal status: Halal-certified

32) Lee Wee & Brothers

Who could ever turn down a plate of fluffy and fragrant nasi lemak topped with yummy garnishes like spicy otah, crispy chicken wing and a dollop of sinful sambal? And if this description is enough to whet your appetite, head down to Lee Wee & Brothers’ to get your fix! An iconic name for affordable nasi lemak lunchboxes, Lee Wee & Brothers have put out quality and consistent food that has earned them loyal and repeated customers.

Halal status: Halal-certified

33) Jinjja Chicken

Jinjja Chicken sources for ingredients and recipes from all over Korea in order to replicate the authentic taste, and avoids excessive use of preservatives, additives and overly processed ingredients.

This trendy restaurant with bright murals offers lip-smacking fried chicken that’s both crispy and juicy, and best of all, not at all oily! Select between the three marinate sauces; soy garlic, yangnyeom and Monster, to go along with your Jinjja Wings or Jinjja Drumsticks.

Halal status: Halal-certified

34) Haig Road Putu Piring @ Food Junction

The Traditional Haig Road Putu Piring, has been featured in Singapore's Michelin guide and just recently on Netflix's Street Food Asia. Traditional Haig Road Putu Piring has gained loyal fans, both locals and tourists, and this is apparent from the long queues at their stalls. If you haven't tasted this delicacy yet, then you'll definitely be enticed to try it once you've read this!

Halal status: Muslim-owned

35) Riverside Indo Grill @ Food Junction

Looking for authentic halal Indonesian food? Look no further than Riverside Indo Grill @ Food Junction, which offers the best prices and food. Try the Ayam Panggang set with rice, grilled chicken and vegetables! Sure to make a delectable meal!

36) Swee Heng Bakery

Swee Heng Bakery is a homegrown Singapore bakery known and loved by many for its affordable and halal-certified baked goods. They have multiple concept stores (which are also halal-certified!) including -- Classic 1989 and CROLO. ? Get the best baked goods here!

Halal status: Halal-certified

37) Musang King by Four Seasons Durian

Craving for a Durian-flavored dessert? Musang King takes it up a notch and infuses real durian with some of it products. Try the Mao Shan Wang Crepe or even the Premium Durian Fudge Cake to get the authentic Durian taste!

We cant wait to shop and dine in peace in Nex! Did we miss out on your favourite? Let us know!