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11 Halal Eateries In Singapore With An Ambience & Decor That'll Transport You Overseas

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Faruq Senin  •  Sep 13, 2021

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The pandemic has definitely made us miss travelling overseas. Though it might be a little longer before you can travel freely again, you can still fuel your wanderlust by travelling through your tummy! Fortunately, there are plenty of places in Singapore offering halal international food, including halal Japanese, Korean, Italian, Mexican, Thai cuisine and more 🤗 We've rounded up these 12 halal eateries in Singapore with a decor and ambience that'll transport you overseas!

Halal restaurants in Singapore serving international cuisine that'll transport you overseas

Japan

1. Ichikokudo Hokkaido Ramen

Credit: Ichikokudo Hokkaido Ramen on Facebook Step into Ichikokudo, Singapore's first halal Hokkaido ramen eatery where you can choose to have your meal either near the chefs at the ramen "bar" or sit at the traditional dining areas. Once there, slurp up the umami-laden broths which are savoury, rich and will bring you a taste of Hokkaido. Halal Status: Halal-certified Opening hours & Address:  Check out their website

2. Daya Izakaya

With a backdrop of Tokyo's night lights, Japanese-inspired light fixtures and kitchen curtains, Daya Izakaya is Singapore's only halal izakaya! The ambience of the restaurant will make you feel like you're in an eatery in Japan. Fill your tummy with meat skewers, chicken karaage, sushi, sashimi, tempura and more. Halal status: Muslim-owned Address: 254 Jln Kayu, Singapore 799481 Facebook Instagram

3. Fu-Men Japanese Udon & Donburi

Specialising in Hakata-style udon from Fukuoka, everything in this charming little eatery in the CBD will remind you of a "hole in the wall" restaurant in Japan. What makes this place even more special is the fact that it's headed by chef Teppei Yamashita, who was born in Fukuoka and also runs the famous Teppei Japanese Restaurant chain. One sip of the warm soup flavoured with kelp, anchovies, and fish stock is enough to leave you feeling energised! Halal Status: Halal-certified Address: 16 Raffles Quay, #B1-17/18 Hong Leong Building, Singapore 048581 Website | Facebook Instagram

4. Wakuwaku Yakiniku

Wakuwaku Yakiniku is where you can relive your yakiniku experience in Japan. With a Japanese chef onboard, you'll get to experience authentic halal Japanese BBQ. Adventurous foodies should try their Japanese delicacy called gyutan or beef tongue! Imagine having warm, scrumptious yakiniku on a rainy day - we promise it'll feel like you're back in Japan.  Halal status: Muslim-owned Address: 27 Bali Ln, Singapore 189863 Facebook | Instagram

 Korea 

5. Captain Kim Korean BBQ & Hotpot

With the Korean BBQ exhaust for grilling and the aromatic smell of marinated meat, your visit to Captain Kim will remind you of Korean drama scenes where the actors would have K-bbq. Munch on a wide variety of quality meats that are marinated to perfection with flavours like Chuncheon chicken, volcano chicken, rib-eye, bulgogi beef and more. Plus, K-pop fans would love the Korean MVs playing in the background too. Halal status: Halal-certified Address: 300, Tampines Ave 5, #01-06 NTUC Income Tampines Junction, Singapore 529653 Website | Facebook | Instagram

Italy

6. Positano Risto

Positano Risto is one of the best places for authentic halal Italian food in Singapore! Named after a village in Italy, head over to the second floor of the restaurant to check out a huge backdrop of southern Italy's Amalfi Coast. Don't miss out on their yummy pizzas like the Signature Calzone or classic Margherita pizza. Halal status: Muslim-owned Address: 66 Bussorah Street, Singapore Website | Facebook | Instagram

Mexico

7. Afterwit Bar de Burrito

Transport yourself to Mexico and order tacos, cheesy quesadillas and hearty burritos from Afterwit! A quaint halal Mexican café located along North Bridge Road, the unique fusion of local and Mexican flavours will blow you away. Try it yourself when you order the Cajun Chicken Tacos that are served with slow-cooked cajun chicken. There are also the Fried Fish Tacos that comes with battered dory and Eggplant Tacos that will please veggie lovers. Halal status: Halal-certified Address: 778 North Bridge Road, Singapore 198746 Website | Facebook | Instagram

Thailand

8. BANNGKOK Street Food

Bangkok will finally be open to vaccinated travellers from October 2021 but in the meantime, if you've been missing the street vibes at Thai night markets, you can head over to BANNGKOK Street Food! With Thai-inspired pushcarts and signboards, you can reminisce your travels to Thailand. One of their best sellers is the Sua Rong Hai (or Harimau Menangis), striploin beef that's marinated with Thai herbs and grilled with charcoal till it's juicy and tender. Other mains that you can find are tom yum fried rice, sweet and sour fish fillet, pineapple fried rice, green curry chicken and basil krapao chicken rice. Halal status: Muslim-owned Address: 43 Sultan Gate, Singapore 198491 Facebook | Instagram

Turkey

9. Sultan Turkish Restaurant

 You might not be able to travel yet so why not transport yourself to Turkey for a bit with a visit to Sultan Turkish Restaurant? Their gorgeous Turkish tiles and comfy dining areas will give you a warm welcome, including an alfresco area with a view of Masjid Sultan 😍 Have a cup of Turkish tea and coffee here while having some of their delightful desserts like kunefe or baklava. If a full meal is what you're after, get their juicy and tender mixed grill or lamb shank mandi rice for a scrumptious feast. Halal status:  Muslim-owned Address: 30 Bussorah St, Singapore 199448 Website | Facebook | Instagram 

Morocco

10. La Fez Bakery & Cafe

La Fez Cafe & Bakery is an Instagrammable Moroccan-themed restaurant at Siglap. La Fez exudes Mediterranean charm and ambience, as well as picturesque pink walls. Indulge in their selection of scrumptious mains like tagine and shakshouka, or enjoy a big breakfast or a two-tier lavish tea set! You can also enjoy their pastries, bakes and sandwiches as well as signature Moroccan mint tea in a gold-gilded teapot. Halal status: Muslim-owned Address: 01-03A 907 E Coast Rd, Singapore 459107 Facebook

New York

11. Overrice

Inspired by The Halal Guys, Overrice is where you should go for a taste of New York's iconic halal "meat over rice" pushcart. Their bowls are filled with basmati rice, lettuce, tomatoes, pita bread, and your choice of chicken, pulled beef or falafel. Their Arab Street outlet has an extensive menu that includes mouth-watering snacks like the Overrice Fries, Buffalo Chicken drumsticks, and even desserts like brownies, Okieco's banana pudding and strawberry cheesecake 'shooters' for a bite-sized treat. Halal status: Muslim-owned Address: 48 Arab St, Singapore 199745 Website | Instagram From Japan to Morocco, New York and more, you can easily travel with your tummy even while being stuck in Singapore! Let your fellow foodie friends know and start making dine-in plans!