This Food Centre In Boon Keng Has 11 Halal Hidden Gems Including SG’s Most Famous Mutton Soup


Qistina Bumidin •  Feb 03, 2022

At first glance, Boon Keng may not be the first place that pops up in your mind when it comes to food. It might be located in the Central area of Singapore, but more often than not, it’s often overlooked by surrounding Central spots. But there’s actually a hidden halal food market that houses even more halal food gems which is definitely worth a visit. Excited? So are we. We give you 11 halal hidden gems located in the underrated Upper Boon Keng Market and Food Centre.

P.S. Here are more hidden halal food gems you should check out:

11 Halal Food Stalls In Upper Boon Keng Market and Food Centre

1. Haji M. Abdul Razak Kambing Soup

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They call themselves the best and most famous kambing soup (mutton soup), and one sip of this heavenly bowl will definitely convince you to agree! They offer a variety of parts such as meat cubes, shank, ribs(most popular), tongues, and brains that you might like in your bowl. There’s a rich mutton taste in the broth, and it’s incredibly flavourful and spiced. Simply put, it’s perfect for cold days, or whenever you need a pick-me-up. ?

Halal status: Muslim-owned

Opening hours: 11am-11.30pm daily; Closed on Tuesdays

2. HJH Yang Chek Family Stall

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Craving for some homely Malay cuisine? You’ve come to the right place. Serving up classic dishes like nasi rawon, mee soto, and more, it’s equal part hearty and delicious. ?

Credit: Hady Jay for Facebook

A quick scroll through social media, and this stall has garnered many loyal fans over their hearty, delicious meals. If that isn’t proof enough for you, it’s best you try it for yourself! ?

Halal status: Muslim-owned

Opening hours: 7.30am-1pm daily


3. Qis Ria Stall

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Here's another worthy contender of nasi rawon. This stall also serves a delectable range of nasi padang dishes which will definitely make you drool at first sight. ? Rendang, fried chicken, you name it, they probably have it.

Halal status: Muslim-owned

4. Intan Baiduri

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There’s not only one but TWO nasi padang stalls for you to choose from! We only wish you good luck in trying to choose your favourite. Our verdict? Try both, and tell us which one. ?

Halal status: Muslim-owned

5. Hajjah Ratmah Family Food Stall 

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Weekend mornings call for hearty meals, and this stall answers it for you. Selling favourites such as mee siam, it simply meets the holy grail of food: affordable, comforting, plate-cleaning delicious. ?

Halal status: Muslim-owned

6. Selera Kampung

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Gather your friends and family and have a whole satay feast right here! Add on some BBQ chicken wings and prawns, and we’re ready to tackle it down fast! You can only have these delicacies in the evening though, but if you’re there early, they also have a special menu: nasi lemak berlauk. It’s a decadent bowl of delight, and only early birds like you get to savour such beauty. 

Halal status: Muslim-owned

Opening hours:

Morning (7am-3pm): Nasi lemak berlauk

Evening  (4pm-9.30pm): Grilled satay & prawns

7. Effendi Food Corner

Credit: Kiken Nandil for Facebook

Another classic hawker fare is chicken rice, and this stall serves up this classic with a Malay twist. From the usual chicken rice sets, to unique options such as Nasi Ayam Black Pepper (Black Pepper Chicken Rice) and Nasi Ayam Madu (Honey Chicken Rice), you’ll be spoilt for choice. ?

Halal status: Muslim-owned

8. Mohd Ariffin Mohd Rashid Stall

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Nothing hits the spot like mamak food. It's spicy, greasy, and extremely filling, and you get it right here at this stall. Look at that plate of red-tinged goodness, it’s so tempting! ?

Halal status: Muslim-owned

9. Shahana Fatimah Food Stall

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Here’s another worthy contender for mamak food. Have you ever seen food look so good like this?! This all boils down to loyalty, but if you ask us which is our favourite, we can’t help but say this: You have got to try for yourself! ?

Halal status: Muslim-owned

10. Batu Berapi Grill & Chinese Muslim Food

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You’re craving BBQ seafood. Your foodie buddy is craving Chinese cuisines instead. From grilled sambal stingray to a generous bowl of hor-fun, all those decisions on where to go comes to end with this stall. ?

Halal status: Muslim-owned

11. Kueh Mueh Hajjah Esah

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If you’re coming from near central areas such as Kallang, or Jalan Besar, and you’re just looking for a quick bite to eat, head down here for a wide selection of sweet and savoury treats. Malay traditional kuehs is getting rare these days, so you definitely can get your hunger (and sugary, only for energy-boosting, we promise ?) fixed right here! 

Halal status: Muslim-owned

While we still may not be able to travel yet, take the time to explore the very best of what we have to offer! Who knows, you might stumble upon hidden halal food gems like these, and they could easily be your new favourite place to go to! Let us know if we missed out on any. Happy eating! ?

Address: 17 Upper Boon Keng Rd, Singapore 380017