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Iftar At These 5 Amazing (And Halal!) Eateries In SG’s East Hidden Gem


Nabillah Roslee •  May 23, 2018


When you think about a business park, what comes to mind? Probably boring commercial buildings with only a food court to dine at. But what if it’s a one-stop hidden gem offering a wide range of dining options for Iftar and Raya shopping instead? We’re talking about… Viva Business Park (VBP)!Credit: giphy Just a 10-minute walk away from Bedok Interchange or Kembangan MRT station, you can even stock up on groceries at Singapore’s biggest halal supermarket (MyOutlets Global Halal Hub), shop for home appliances at Harvey Norman Factory Outlet or get your travel and sports essentials from Decathlon, the first flagship store in Singapore. The best part is: this establishment has plenty of halal eateries and some even offer promotional meals for your Iftar, so here are the 6 best options you should try when you’re there!
1. Burgs by Project Warung
This famous hawker burger stall took Singapore by storm when it first opened at Golden Mile Food Centre. The affordable prices for their quality burgers pulled crowds of foodies in, even from the West side! And now, their newest outlet is in the east at VBP!
Fans will be happy to know that some of the burgers here aren’t sold at the original outlet, one of which is the Mexican Pulled Beef Brisket burger! A spiced nacho cheese sauce accompanies generous portions of beef brisket, making it an unforgettable meal that’s worth getting your hands dirty for.
While the Burgs in Golden Mile has Tokyo Fried Chicken Burger, VBP has their Korean Bulgogi Burger! Korean food lovers can get your fix with this Korean-style marinated grilled chicken patty for your Iftar.
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teosheewee on Instagram Alternatively, you can never go wrong with Burgs’ Bacon Cheese Burger, made with beef patty and smoked beef bacon coated in spiced nacho cheese sauce. All burgers come with single or double patty, depending on your preference ? Opening Hours: 11.30AM - 8.30PM (last order or until sold out) daily Location: Centuries Food Court, #01-19 Website | Facebook | InstagramContact: +65 9114 6072 (for pre-orders)
2. ANDES by Astons
When news of ANDES’ opening broke out, everyone was ecstatic to try it out! And since then, their affordable steaks with mouth-watering sides have won the hearts of many as value-for-money dining options. Now with an outlet in VBP, you don’t have to go far to savour their specialties!
Some of the all-time favourites include their Prime Ribeye and Grilled Fish With Herbs! Remember to complete your meal with your choice of sides (such as Mashed Potato or Mac & Cheese) for the best experience at ANDES!
And here’s more good news - they’ll be offering their Ramadan Iftar Special till 14 June!
For your family of 4 to 5 pax, this takeaway menu consists of Raya favourites such as Mutton Rendang, Fiery Chicken, Crispy Fried Fish and more. It comes with a 1.5L bottle of Coca-cola AND a complimentary enamel pot – the perfect recipe for a memorable feast with your loved ones ? #HHWT Tip: Looking for more home appliances? You can get yours at Harvey Norman’s Factory Outlet, also located in VBP (#01-01 to 06, #01-09 to 12, #02-02)! Spanning 2 floors, this is the stop to make if you’re also planning to shop for home essentials in preparation for Raya. Opening Hours: 11.30AM – 10PM daily Location: #01-30 Website | FacebookContact: +65 6636 4465
3. Muk-Bang Korean Restaurant
Korean food lovers, here’s a great Iftar option for you and your fellow Korean fanatics! Muk-Bang Korean Restaurant is jointly owned by a Korean, so your food is as authentic as it gets. If you’d like to try Korean Army Stew and Dakgalbi (spicy stir-fried chicken), this is definitely the place to be!
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But that’s not all! For Ramadan, Muk-Bang will be revamping their menu to include chicken, beef, fried prawn and chicken cutlet Bento Sets – the perfect options for a quick yet delicious meal, especially if you’d like to prevent yourself from overeating!
#HHWT Tip: If you’re inspired to make your own wholesome Korean meal at home after having this bento set, be sure to head to MyOutlets Global Halal Hub (#01-07). With such a wide variety of halal international food items you can buy there, you’re sure to find the necessary ingredients for your Raya feast!
Muk-Bang will also be offering a Ramadan Promotional Meal! For $10.90 only, you’ll get Korean marinated chicken, scrambled eggs and kimchi with rice. This nutritious meal is the go-to balanced diet you’re looking to maintain for this year’s fasting month ? Opening Hours: 6PM – 10PM (dinner); 11.30AM – 3PM (lunch) daily Location: #01-02 Website | Facebook | InstagramContact: +65 9155 9088
4. Royz et Vous Specialty Coffee
If you’re desiring a more ambient, European café-like atmosphere to dine in, this place has got you covered! With cold brew and cold brew nitro coffee dispensed from a tap, as well as Japanese hand-brewed filter coffee on the menu, you can rest assured that all your energy will be restored here.
Feast on their Brazen Beef, a 230g grilled premium sirloin with salsa verde and sides of garlic mashed potato and salad. Or go big with their whopping 500-600g braised angus Beef Short Ribs from New Zealand! Marinated in their special barbecue sauce and served with honey-roasted potatoes and Lyonnaise green salad, anticipate a hearty, juicy treat here!
Calling all seafood lovers! You’ll love their Signature Prawn & Crayfish Pasta. This mildly spicy pasta dish is cooked with sautéed prawns and crayfish in their house special Thai bird’s eye chilli cream sauce.
If that doesn’t entice you, they’ve also got Lamb Shank among the many dishes on their menu. This best-selling dish is popular for its tender slow-braised meat, which is well-complemented with a sauce inspired by local flavours and garlic mashed potatoes. Plan your Iftar here soon to try it yourself! Opening Hours: 10AM - 10PM (Sunday – Thursday); 10AM - 11PM (Friday – Saturday) Location: #01-16 Website | Facebook | InstagramContact: +65 6636 3537
5. Geláre
Geláre is loved by many for its delightful ice creams made from top quality ingredients, especially when paired with their bake-to-order waffles! But upon introducing their new savoury menu, Geláre is now more than just a dessert place.
In fact, Geláre will be having their Golden Ramadan Promo, available only for a limited time! Choose from the variety of pastas, which are served with a quarter or half of a Classic Waffle À La Mode. These come in 6 varieties, amongst which are Roasted Chicken Smoky BBQ, Roasted Chicken Curry Tomato and Beef Meatball Tomato Mushroom.
The most exciting part of it all is the NEW creamy Golden Salted Egg sauce served with the waffle, giving your meal that extra kick. While the set (with Iced Lemon Tea) usually costs $19.70, the deal only costs $13.90 this Ramadan! Opening Hours: 10AM – 10PM daily Location: #01-32 Website | Facebook | InstagramContact: +65 6636 0850
P.S. If you’re looking for a healthier option for your Iftar, head over to Simply Wrapps! Here, you can make your own Wrapp and salad by choosing from over 50 ingredients, or simply choose one of the 15 pre-made choices which can satisfy any of your cravings. Be sure to wash down your meal with their fresh cold-pressed juices!
Opening Hours: 8AM – 7.30PM daily Location: #01-03 Website | Facebook | InstagramContact: +65 6695 8515
#HHWT Tip: Are you looking to keep fit this Ramadan? Head over to Decathlon (#01-01) for fitness gear and other sports essentials! If you’re preparing for a trip post-Ramadan, you can also stock up on travel necessities here. So there you have it – 5 awesome halal eateries for the best Iftar at VBP! Even if you don’t live in the East, don’t let this stop you from coming! Its variety of other shops such as Harvey Norman Factory Outlet, Decathlon and MyOutlets Global Halal Hub makes VBP a great one-stop destination to break your fast AND shop for Raya essentials. If you’d like to perform your prayers after Iftar, Masjid Al-Ansar is only a 10-minute walk away from VBP. Otherwise, there’s also a prayer space in MyOutlets Global Halal Hub with ablution facilities and prayer garments! Now that you know about this hidden gem, it’s time to plan your Iftar there! Make your reservations quick before the crowd beats you to it ? Getting to Viva Business Park Address: 750-750E Chai Chee Rd, Singapore 469000-469005 By train:  Bedok station (EW5) or Kembangan station (EW6) By bus: 2, 7, 24, 25, 28, 30, 30E, 32, 33, 40, 67, 222, 401, 854 By car:  Located off New Upper Changi Road with ample visitor parking lots available Operating hours: 9AM – 10PM Website | Facebook [iframe src="https://www.google.com/maps/embed?pb=!1m18!1m12!1m3!1d3988.7538128025053!2d103.9203979152263!3d1.3235644620268663!2m3!1f0!2f0!3f0!3m2!1i1024!2i768!4f13.1!3m3!1m2!1s0x31da22ac448bca4b%3A0x3f9a4fe8f344469!2sViva+Business+Park!5e0!3m2!1sen!2ssg!4v1526610470168" width="600" height="450" frameborder="0" style="border:0" allowfullscreen][/iframe] [iframe seamless="seamless" style="border: none; overflow: hidden;" height="450" width="100%" scrolling="no" src="https://pollbuzz.co/frame/2286?type=poll"][/iframe] This article is brought to you by Viva Business Park.