7 Halal Nasi Kandar Places In SG To Try While We Wait For Malaysia To Reopen


Qistina Bumidin •  Feb 16, 2022

If there’s one VTL we’re all looking forward to, it’s definitely Malaysia. From weekend getaways at Johor to a foodie’s trip in Penang, relaxing in the beautiful resorts of Langkawi, or city-hopping all over Kuala Lumpur, we definitely miss it all. While waiting for the Singapore-Malaysia VTL to open in March, why not indulge yourself in a classic Malaysian dish: nasi kandar ?

Nasi Kandar is one of Penang state's characteristic foods, which is a must-try for every visitor to the foodie paradise. It’s simply a meal of steamed rice which can be plain or mild, and served with a variety of curries and side dishes. If you’re ready, grab those hungry bellies and check out where you can get a taste of Malaysia right here in Singapore! ?️

P.S. Check out these articles for your future trip across the border:

Halal Nasi Kandar In Singapore

1. ABC Nasi Kandar

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We’re starting off the list with the most popular chain: ABC Nasi Kandar Restaurant. Established in November 2016 and with several outlets across Singapore, ABC Nasi Kandar Restaurant specialises in Nasi Kandar and North Indian Tandoori dishes. Known for serving up delicious dishes at wallet-friendly prices, customers even compare its taste to the ones in Penang! Well, you can only confirm it yourself when you try it there! ?

Halal status: Muslim-owned

Average price: $16 (including dishes)


Near Mustafa Centre

67 Desker Rd, Singapore 209590


44 Changi Rd, Singapore 419703

Opening hours:

Outlet near Mustafa Centre (24/7)

Outlet at Changi (6am-8.30pm daily)


2. Al-Ameen Eating Corner

Credit: Al-ameen Marsiling for Facebook

Here’s a special spot for Northies craving for nasi kandar. Al-Ameen Eating Corner at Marsiling has a wide range of tantalising nasi kandar dishes for you to choose from, and with one look at the picture, we know you’re going to have a tough time choosing what to eat! They also offer Western, seafood dishes and more! So if you’re looking for your next meal with your friends and can’t decide where you can check out this place for all your favourite food under one roof.  ?

Halal status: Muslim-owned

Average price: $13 (including dishes)


35 Marsiling Industrial Estate Road 3 #01-11 Central Industrial Estate, 739257

Opening hours:

6am-2am daily (for other stalls)

9.00am- 3.00pm daily (for nasi kandar)


3. Imam Banana Leaf Restaurant Pte Ltd

They call themselves the original nasi kandar in Singapore, so you can definitely expect high-quality, mouthwatering dishes! One unique difference that makes Imam Banana Leaf Restaurant stand out is that they also serve banana leaf meals too! There’s a huge difference between both nasi kandar and banana meals in terms of their style of cooking and origins. To us, that just means more food for us to try! ?

Halal status: Muslim-owned

Average price: $15 (including dishes)


12 Lor 1 Geylang, Singapore 389120

Opening hours: 24/7

4. Saffrons Restaurant 

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Apart from your supper favourites such as mee goreng and briyani rice, they also serve some nasi kandar dishes that’s worth to try! From the iconic bright red fried chicken that’s a staple in nasi kandar, to other assorted meats and veggies, you might have a new favorutie the next tiem you step into Saffrons!

Halal status: Muslim-owned

Average price: $15 (including dishes)

Address & Opening Hours:

201D Tampines Street 21, #01-1105 (7am-11pm daily)

201D Tampines Street 21, #01-1163 (24/7)

23 Swan Lake Avenue

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5. Al Azhar

Credit: Mohd Ryu Firdaus for Facebook

Al-Azhar is also another popular supper spot that serves up a wide variety of nasi kandar dishes for you to try! A concoction of curries and rice on your plate screams comfort especially at the wee hours of the morning. ?

Halal status: Muslim-owned

Average price: $16 (including dishes)

Address & Opening hours:

11 Cheong Chin Nam Road Singapore 599736 (9am-1.30am daily)

201D Tampines St. 21, #01-1155, Singapore 524201 (8.30am-11.30pm daily)

970 Geylang Rd, #01-02, Singapore 423492 (12pm-12am daily)

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6. Tanglin Halt Roti Prata

Credit: Alfred Chua

Roti prata isn’t their only expertise! When mid-morning kicks in, this family business for nearly 30 years begins selling their most-sought after meal: nasi kandar. There’s a wide range of other fried and curry dishes too - from Mutton Curry to Fried Fish, Fish Curry and more. Here’s a little tip: Don't wait till lunch hour to order the Nasi Kandar, as they begin selling it before 11am. Things sell out fairly quickly, so come early to enjoy! Check out what our contributor has to say about his experience dining in there!

Halal status: Muslim-owned

Average price: $10

Opening hours: Wed-Mon; 6.30AM-3PM (closed on Tue)

Address: #01-365, Blk 49 Tanglin Halt Rd, Singapore 142049

Contact: +6597943124

7. Nasi Kandar Malabar

Credit: Az Rina for Facebook

For a truly authentic experience of this classic dish, you can try it at Nasi Kandar Malabar. Owned by a Malaysian Muslim, you can expect nothing less than a taste of Malaysia when you take a bite! It’s one of the most affordable ones on the list too, and truly popular during lunchtime, so check it out when you’re hanging around Woodlands! ?

Halal status: Muslim-owned

Average price: $4-$10

Opening hours: The information is unavailable at the time of writing

Address: Broadway Food Centre, No.9 Blk 848 Yishun Street 81, #01-122, S760848

If you think there’s more we missed, let us know! Cure that Malaysia-sized foodie hole in your heart right now with these delicious nasi kandar places now! ?