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 has turn 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 8 halal hawker stalls with food that are just as good as restaurants!

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

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 1. Burgs by Project Warung (Muslim-owned)

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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Tuck in the basement of the Golden Mile Food Centre, Burgs by Project Warung serves up mouth-watering gourmet burgers from as low as $4.50! 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.

Address: 505 Beach Road, Golden Mile Food Centre B1-24, Singapore 199583
Telephone: (+65) 9154 4038
Opening hours: Tue to Thu, Sat & Sun: 11.45am to 2pm, 5pm to 8pm. Fri: 11.45am to 1pm, 5pm to 8pm.
Halal status: Muslim-owned

2. Lawa Bintang (Muslim-owned)

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! 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!

Address: 9008 Tampines Street 93, Singapore 528843
Opening hours: Tue to Thu: 8am – 2pm; Fri: 10am – 2pm; Sat & Sun: 9am – 2pm. Closed on Mondays.
Halal status: Muslim-owned.

3. 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 (Halal-certified)
Cathay Cineleisure Orchard (Halal-certified)
88 Tanglin Halt Rd (pending Halal certification)
204 Bedok North St 1 (pending Halal certification)

Opening Hours: 11.00am to 9.30pm

4. Deanna’s Kitchen (Muslim-owned)

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!

Address: Block 127 Lorong 1 Toa Payoh #02-25 Singapore 310127
Telephone: (+65) 9424 5496
Opening hours: 7am to 3pm, daily
Halal status: Muslim-owned

5. Yugo (Muslim-owned)

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
Opening hours: Mon to Fri: 9am – 7pm; Sat: 10am – 4pm. Closed on Sundays.
Halal status: Muslim-owned.

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6. Sedap Thai (Halal-certified)

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: 4:30pm to 9:30pm, daily
Halal status: Halal-certified

7. Mela Food Junction (Muslim-owned)

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: Sat to Mon, Wed to Thu: 2pm to 9pm; Fri: 3pm to 10pm. Closed on Tuesdays.
Halal status: Muslim-owned

8. Charco’s The Flaming Chicken (Halal-certified)

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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 😊

Address: 608 Ang Mo Kio Avenue 5, #01-2771, Singapore 560608
Telephone: (+65) 6455 3711
Opening hours: Sun to Thu: 11am – 10pm; Fri & Sat: 11am – 11pm.
Halal status: Halal-certified.

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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