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8 Halal Eateries In Singapore's Parks So You Can Avoid Crowded Malls


Faruq Senin •  Jun 25, 2020


[UPDATED 13 Aug 2020] As many of you start to head out to meet your friends or hang out with family during Phase 2, one thing that might be on your mind is, "Will it be crowded?" If you're looking for halal hidden restaurants in Singapore to avoid shopping malls or crowds, this article is for you! We've rounded up 8 halal eateries in Singapore's parks that are perfect for social distancing. While these places will still have some crowd, at least you won't have to worry about waiting in line ? From East Coast Park to Woodlands Waterfront, we've got you covered! Note: Some of these eateries might still be adjusting their opening hours for Phase 2. We recommend that you check for updates on opening hours on their social media pages!
East Coast Park:
1. Enak Enak Hong Kong Tea House
Craving for dim sum? Head down to Enak Enak Hong Kong Tea House at East Coast Park! They serve a HUGE variety of food ranging from dim sum to Indian food, Western food and even halal Chinese seafood dishes ? If you're looking for a seafood feast, order their Chilli Crab, Oatmeal Prawns or Seabass! Other top choices here include their burnt fried Beehoon, Indian Mutton Chop, Sup Tulang Merah (red mutton bone soup) and their Super Cooler drink! The best part is that you can have a feast here and enjoy the sea breeze while you eat ? Do note that it might get a little crowded on weekends but with plenty of seating, you should still be able to have a comfortable meal. Halal Status: Halal-certified Average price of main dishes: $7 Opening hours: Open daily; 11AM-3AM Address:1202 East Coast Parkway, Singapore 449881 Contact: 6876 5911 WebsiteP.S. Check out these other supper spots in Singapore for your late-night out!
2. Central Thai
Credit: NParks on Facebook Located further away from the busy areas of East Coast Park, Central Thai's location is perfect for your socially distanced hangouts with friends or family! If you're curious to try a little bit of everything, be sure to order their platters to share with your family. Choose from a range of yummy Thai delicacies like  Green Curry Chicken, Cashew Nut Chicken, Cereal Prawns and more for a satisfying meal by the sea ? Halal status: Halal-certified Average price: $12 (Rice/noodles) Opening hours: Mon-Sun; 12PM - 10PM Address: 1300 East Coast Park Parkway, East Coast Park Area F (Near carpark F2), Singapore 468964 Reservations: WebsiteContact: 65461585 Website | Facebook | InstagramP.S. Can't get enough of Thai food? You'll love these 13 halal Thai eateries in Singapore!
Pasir Ris Park:
3. Rasa Istimewa @ Pasir Ris
Tucked all the way in the quieter part of Pasir Ris Park, Rasa Istimewa @ Pasir Ris ticks both boxes for a lovely ambience and yummy food! Whether you're craving for sambal stingray, fried fish or chilli crab to share with your loved ones, they've got you covered! Some of their best-sellers include satay, mee goreng sambal, tom yum with coconut milk and a variety of fried rice dishes. Not to mention that the staff here are really attentive and welcoming too ? Halal status: Halal-certified Average price: $15-$30 Opening hours: Open daily; 12PM-11PM Address: 201 Pasir Ris Rd, Singapore 519147 Contact: 6386 9339 Website | Facebook | InstagramP.S. If you love seafood, you'll love these 10 halal seafood restaurants and deliveries in Singapore!Note: Taste Garden has announced on their website that they are no longer a halal-certified restaurant since 26 July 2020. 
ORTO, Yishun:
4. Taste Garden Restaurant
Those of you staying in the North might be familiar with ORTO (formerly called Bottle Tree Park), a multi-recreational park consisting of prawning facilities and a scenic lake. Here's where you can find the halal-certified Taste Garden, which serves French, Western and local cuisine! Sink your teeth in mouth-watering dishes like Miso Butter Chicken Roulade, Duck Leg Confit and T-bone Steak among others. They also serve up yummy shell out to satisfy your seafood cravings, with offerings like mussels, crayfish, corn, scallops and more!Halal status: Halal-certifiedAverage price: $20Opening hours: Open daily; 11AM-9PMAddress: 81 Lor Chencharu, #01-02/03, Singapore 769198Reservations:Website Contact: +6562572361Facebook | Instagram
Woodlands Waterfront Park:
5. Rasa Istimewa Waterfront Restaurant
In case you're wondering, yes, this is Rasa Istimewa's outlet in Woodlands! The eatery is located at the jetty at Woodlands Waterfront Park overlooking JB! The BBQ Seafood Combo is the most popular dish followed by Salted Egg Crayfish and the Tri-flavoured Fish. The waterfront ambience here truly creates a scenic and special atmosphere where your dinner with a view will fill more than just your tummy ☺️ Halal status: Halal-certified Average Price: $15-$30 Opening hours: Open daily; 12PM-11.30PM Address: 6A Admiralty Road West Singapore 757445 Contact: 6366 9339 Website | FacebookP.S. Dine with a view at these 9 halal restaurants in Singapore!
Punggol Point Park:
6. Kampong Chai Chee Restaurant
Take a break from city life from a bit and head over to Kampong Chai Chee at Punggol for a feast. Located on the second floor of The Punggol Settlement, you'll be treated to a view of the sea and Johor's Pasir Gudang while you're dining here. Take your pick from different kinds of seafood - have it shell-out or zi char (Chinese-style dishes). Some of their popular dishes are salted egg crab, chilli crab and BBQ stingray. They even have a steamboat and halal "moo"-kata! Halal Status: Muslim-Owned Average Price: $10-$48 (Ala carte and dishes to share) Opening Hours: Open daily; 1PM - 11PM Address: 3 Punggol Point Road, #02-02 The Punggol Settlement, Singapore 828694 Contact: +65 6385 8005 Website | Facebook
Singapore Botanic Gardens:
7. The Halia
Nestled within the Singapore Botanic Gardens, The Halia is known for its intimate and cosy ambience, with a backdrop of lush greenery! Their delicious menu consists of mouth-watering steak options and fusion twists on local favourites that will blow you away. The Halia offers Icon F1 Wagyu (marbling score: 4-5) and full blood Blackmore Wagyu steaks (marbling score: 9), among many other options. Their pasta is also worth a mention - their signature Chilli Crab Spaghettini has generous amounts of crab meat in a mix of sweet, spicy and tangy sauce. It's a treat not to be missed ? Halal Status: Halal-certified Average Price: From SGD28 Opening Hours: Breakfast (Mon-Fri, excluding PH); 9AM-11AM Brunch (Sat, Sun, PH); 10AM-5PM All-Day Menu (Mon-Sun); 12PM-9PM Address: 1 Cluny Road, Ginger Garden (enter via Tyersall Avenue), Singapore Botanic Gardens, Singapore 259569 Reservations: Call 8444 1148 or book on their websiteWebsite | Facebook | InstagramP.S. Look out for more IG-worthy halal eateries in Singapore in this article!
8. Fusion Spoon (Singapore Botanic Gardens, Jurong Lake Gardens)
With two outlets at the Singapore Botanic Gardens and Jurong Lake Gardens, Fusion Spoon is just the place to go for a cozy meal away from the crowds. The aesthetic of their cafes is super IG-worthy, with garden-themed walls, ambient lights and wide spaces. Not to mention that their menu at Botanic Gardens is super extensive - you can find local to Western, Japanese, Malay, English breakfasts and more! This outlet also serves Korean bingsu! Though their menu at the Jurong Lake Gardens outlet isn't as extensive, you can still savour some Japanese food, pizzas and local cuisine. What's more, it has a stunning view of the Jurong Lake Gardens ? Halal status: Fusion Spoon is currently in the process of their halal certification renewal. We reached out to them and they have assured that all their ingredients are halal-certified. We recommend that you dine at your own discretion. Average price: $7-$20 Outlets:Botanic Gardens Opening hours: Open daily; 7AM-10PM Address: Singapore Botanic Gardens, Tanglin Gate, 1 Cluny Rd, #B1-00, 259569 Contact: +6562555110 FacebookJurong Lake Gardens Opening hours: Mon-Fri; 10AM-10PM, Sat-Sun/PH; 7AM-10PM Address: 102 Yuan Ching Rd, Singapore 618663 Contact: +6569691598 FacebookNote: Gurame Indonesian Restaurant is still not open for dine-in yet. Do keep a lookout on their social media pages!
Changi Coast:
Gurame Indonesian Restaurant
For a truly authentic Indonesian experience, drop by Gurame Indonesian Restaurant at Changi Coast Walk where you can have a taste of classic dishes such as signature Gurame fish dishes, cumi goreng tepung and sambal kangkong dang. The view here is a winner too - apart from the beautiful seaside scenery, you can often catch aeroplanes whizzing past the clear blue skies as you dine at the restaurant. There's even alfresco dining at a boardwalk area overlooking the sea. No wonder this picturesque location is a popular wedding venue too! Halal Status: Halal-certified Average Price: SGD8-SGD30 (Dishes to share) Opening Hours: Open daily; 11.30AM-2.30PM, 6PM-10.30PM Address: 11 Changi Coast Walk Singapore 499740 Contact: +65 6542 2038 Website  | Facebook With these 8 awesome halal eateries in Singapore's parks, you won't have to worry about jostling with the crowds at shopping malls! Time to SHARE this with your loved ones and start planning your socially distanced outing ?