If you’re like me, you’ve always been listening to your Chinese friends talk about the delectable wonders of Bak Kut Teh without any way of relating to their experiences. Specifically, this thought probably always comes to mind: “Where can I find halal Bak Kut Teh and does it even exist?” 🤔 Well… it’s time to rejoice because we have the answers for you!

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For the uninitiated, Bak Kut Teh translates to ‘meat bone tea’ in Hokkien but contrary to the name, it does not actually have tea in it. Bak Kut Teh sold by halal-certified restaurants are made with beef (or lamb) meat in herbal broth, so you can finally feast with all your friends! Simply take your pick from these 5 Halal-certified stalls in different parts of Singapore 😊

1. Habib Family Restaurant

Recently in the limelight for their halal Bak Kut Teh is Habib Family Restaurant near Bukit Gombak MRT station. For over 15 years, the owners have been substituting pork with lamb meat and beef so the Muslim community is able to enjoy a different cultural cuisine. Their Chinese chef and owner uses the traditional herbs to cook the broth, so this dish is as authentic as it can get!

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You can get their Bak Kut Teh with beef ($6) or lamb meat ($8.50), or opt for the set ($16) which includes rice, omelette, kang kong, and sambal belacan (chilli paste). Especially in sweater weather, the rich broth and tender chunks of beef will definitely be a treat for your tastebuds.

Address: 374 Bukit Batok Street 31, Singapore 650374 (Nearest MRT: NS3 Bukit Gombak)
Opening Hours: 6AM – 1AM (Daily)
Telephone: +65 6561 6976
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2. Padi Emas Coffeeshop

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Padi Emas Coffeeshop is another eatery in the West where you can find halal Bak Kut Teh! Relatively new, Padi Emas has been around since October 2015 and serves halal lamb ($7) and beef ($6) Kut Teh cooked the Malaysian way 😋

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Just imagine 14 types of herbs boiled into the ultimate broth! Together with the juicy beef and served in claypot, it certainly makes for a satisfying slurp 😍

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Address: 214 Jurong East Street 21, #01-441, Singapore 600214
Opening Hours: 12PM – 11PM (Closed on Tuesdays.)
Contact Number: +65 9838 0214
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3. Adam’s Makan Place

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In the East, you can visit for halal bak kut teh is Adam’s Makan Place, which only recently opened in 2017. Bask in the cafe-like ambience while dining on halal Bak Kut Teh served in an Insta-worthy presentation 😉

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Address: 56 New Upper Changi Road (Bedok), #01-1314, Singapore 461056

4. Adam’s Corner Seafood Restaurant

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Adam’s Corner Seafood Restaurant is the first restaurant to emerge from this family-run business. A dish that stands out among the seafood offerings, the Bak Kut Teh in Adam’s Corner has been satisfying customers with its flavorful herbal broth and irresistible servings of beef. Together with rice, sides of you tiao (think Chinese churros!) and chilli padi in soy sauce, just thinking about this mouthwatering meal is enough to get your tummy growling.

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Just look at the glistening surface of their broth and the succulent pieces of beef! This halal Bak Kut Teh will definitely leave you full and satisfied 🤤

Address: 452 Serangoon Rd, Singapore 328129
Opening Hours: 24 Hours

5. Anak Bapak

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Located across the island in Eunos Crescent Market and Food Centre is Anak Bapak, which has been around for 20 years. Alongside other hearty dishes such as Prawn Mee Soup and Claypot Beef Ball Mee Soup, their halal Bak Kut Teh stands as a specialty that constantly brings customers back for more. 🤤

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Their Bak Kut Teh is packed with rich Chinese herbal flavours and spices, reminiscent of the typical Malaysian way of cooking this mouthwatering dish. Also served with beef and a side of sambal belacan, this power-packed dish is definitely worth traveling to the East for!

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Address: 4A Eunos Crescent, #01–16, Eunos Crescent Market & Food Centre, Singapore 402004
Opening Hours: 10AM – 7PM (Closed on Mondays)*
(*Note: We visited on Thurs, 25 Jan, and found that they’ll be closed for a month. However, there’s no specific date for when it will reopen as of yet.)

Now that you know that there’s not just one, but FIVE eateries serving halal Bak Kut Teh, it’s time to gather your makan buddies! No matter East or West of Singapore, there’s one in almost every area 😉

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