Early 2018 Round-Up: 12 New Halal SG Eateries You Might Have Missed Out On


Nabillah •  Mar 29, 2018

Phew, we're only about 3 months into 2018 and we've already got a lot of new halal eateries for the ummah to enjoy! ?

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In fact, we've been blessed with so many that it's probably hard to keep track of the next big thing to try, so here's a round up of all the new makan places that recently just opened in Singapore ? Psst... remember to SHARE this list with your fellow foodies!

1. The Great Mischief

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From the same group that brought you Afterwit and Working Title, The Black Hole Group now presents you The Great Mischief, a Catalan-inspired cafe in The Great Madras Hotel. Give your day a refreshing twist with one of their mocktails. Take their El Menta for instance, made with cherry, mint and lime - the perfect relief from Singapore's heat!

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Dig in to their Huevos Con Benedictino ($18), a glorious combination of beef bacon, fried potatoes and smashed avocado topped with poached eggs and hollandaise sauce. Doesn't it sound like just the perfect treat for your weekend?

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If you've always wanted to try tapas, they also serve the halal ones you've been dreaming of! Get their special tapas dinner set for 2 which serves 5 or 8 tapas with dessert and unlimited mocktails.

Address: 28 Madras Street, Singapore 208422, Rochor MRT (Exit B)

Opening hours: Monday to Thursday | 6pm to 10.30pm; Friday | 6pm to 2am; Saturday | 12pm to 2am; Sunday | 12pm to 5pm

Reservations: Book online here  or call +65 9392 2762

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2. Gastronomad

Fine dining doesn't have to be expensive when you're at Gastronomad! With its hearty portions, creative plating and halal modern-edge cuisine, Gastronomad doesn't disappoint with prices affordably ranged between $13 and $25. Dig in to their galore of European, Middle Eastern and Asian Fusion delights without breaking your bank! The pretty pink dish you see above is called Girls' Play, a titillating combination of confit beetroot salmon and heritage tomatoes ?

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Their open kitchen affords you a look into the preparation process and interestingly, the restaurant switches up their menu every once in a while so you're always in for a surprise!

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Gastronomad prides itself for its desserts too, so make sure you sink your teeth into these irresistible concoctions! This interesting ensemble is an ice cream cake consisting of dulche de leche gelato with moist dark chocolate sponge, and topped off with caramelised peaches, torched bananas, sicily pistachios and granolas. Just thinking about it would excite the sweet tooth in you!

Address: 11, Sin Ming Rd, Thomson V-Two, #01-30, Singapore 575629

Opening Hours: Thur & Fri, 6.30 – 10.30pm, Sat & Sun, 12.30 – 9.30pm

Reservations: Call 9362 8001 or book online.

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3. Atap Bar

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Located in the hub of all things artsy and trendy, Atap Bar at Arab Street is here for you to chill your night away after a long work week. Don't let the name deceive you - they don't serve any alcohol or non-halal ingredients! Offering you stellar mocktails with a view, this rooftop establishment also has a classic interior reminiscent of the kampung days of Singapore's past.

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Call your clique out for an outing here and have a heartwarming catch-up session over refreshing drinks and tasty eats! Try out some keropok lekor ($8), which are traditional fish fritters originating from Terengganu, or their spicy roasted drumlets ($10) for that extra kick to spice up your night. ?

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Address: 48 Arab Street, Level 5, Singapore 199745

Opening hours: Monday: 7PM-12AM | Wednesday-Friday: 5PM-12AM | Saturday-Sunday: 3PM-12AM

Closed on Tuesdays and at 1AM on Friday & Saturday

Contact number: +65 9027 9357

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4. Big Fish Small Fish

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This container eatery in Punggol just recently obtained its halal certification! ? Serving you quality fish and real crisps (yes, they're freshly sliced potatoes!), this Insta-worthy diner also provides free flow dips and sauces for just a small fee. Among the variety you can try are the Salted Egg Sauce and Mozzarella Cheese Sauce. Choose between salmon, dory and sea bass for your battered fish and you're settled for a meal!

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The best part of it all is their affordable prices! With a price range of $6.90 to $15.90, it's not hard to understand why this hidden gem with a good river view is such a hit.

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  1. Address (Punggol): 50, Punggol East, #01-K35, Singapore 828826 (nearest LRT Riviera)
  2. Operating hours: Sun to Thur, 12pm – 12am, Fri, Sat & Eve of Public Holiday, 12pm – 1am

  3. Address (Northpoint City): 930, Yishun Ave 2, #02-132/133 Northpoint City South Wing, Singapore 769098
  4. Operating hours: 10am – 10pm daily

5. Oriental Ice Bistro

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Ever wondered what Korean treats would taste like when infused with local flavours? Well, Oriental Ice Bistro gives you just that! We all love cendol, but get a load of their bingsu Chendol Pak Dol! The combination of fluffy milk snow with gula melaka and fresh jackfruits will probably leave you wanting more. Use their syringes to drizzle milk and gula melaka on your dessert for a unique dining experience!

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They also serve some pretty awesome-looking milkshakes that will spice up your Instagram. This particular one above is called Clad in Black, a heavenly combination of dark chocolate, marshmallows, brownie and double chocolate chip ice-cream ?

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If you prefer savouring bingsus the traditional Korean way, try their Mango Pops with REAL popping balls and their Matcha And Azuki Bingsu!

Address: 89 Rangoon Road #01-02, 218375

Operating hours: Monday – Wednesday, Friday, 1pm – 10.30pm; Saturday – Sunday, 12.30pm – 11pm, Thursday, CLOSED

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6. Burgernomics

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Affordable burgers sold in hawker centres are all the rage now and Burgernomics is no stranger to the scene! With their wide range of offerings and plating that's as IG-worthy as cafe food, this is one new eatery you definitely cannot miss out on!

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Find them at Pasir Ris Central Hawker Centre and be sure to get the chilli beef fries to complete your meal! It's the perfect side to their Deluxe Burger, which consists of beef patty, caramelised onions and sauteed mushrooms. Bet you West-siders would travel to the East for this!

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If you'd like a classic burger, theirs is topped with a zingy chilli mayo sauce!

Address: 110, Pasir Ris Central, #02-03, Singapore

Opening hours: 12pm – 8pm daily

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7. Tako Queen

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Wondering who these ladies are? They're the queens who make your favourite quality takoyaki  (Japanese octopus ball) which you might even have tasted at a wedding ceremony!

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Served to you in cute plastic buckets, their takoyaki are made with huge pieces of octopus and six of them are usually sold for $7! That's a pretty good bargain, if you ask me ?

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Besides takoyaki, Tako Queen also sells desserts such as this mouth-watering Bubble Waffle Ice Cream! Doesn't it look like just the perfect dessert to have after savouring some octopus balls? ?

Address: Millage, 55 Changi Road,#01-21, Singapore 419709

Opening hours: 10am to 7pm (Closed on Monday)

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8. Waker X Oppa

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Yet another hawker establishment to put in your list is Waker X Oppa, a joint effort by Waker Chicken and Oppa Grill. With this, you don't have to travel to town to find Korean fried chicken that's finger-licking good! It's as authentic as it gets too, as their fresh chicken meat is marinated for 12 hours in Korean sauce flown in from its home country.

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Fried chicken isn't the only thing you'll find here! They've also recently introduced Korean army stew in their menu. This is probably the ONLY halal Korean army stew you can find at a hawker centre!

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Served on a fiery hot wok, you’ll be given a variety of ingredients like tteokbokki (rice cake), maggi noodles, mushrooms and a meat of your choice. Once all the ingredients are mixed with gochujang (spicy Korean sauce) into a perfectly delicious stew, all that’s left is for you to indulge in this yummy treat!

Address: 201C Tampines St 21, Singapore 523201

Opening hours: 10.30am – 9.45pm daily

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9. Big Bowls Project

This Muslim-owned Japanese rice bowl stall has been the hottest topic in town! Not only are they affordable, they come in a variety. We've tried it for lunch recently and trust us when we say you do NOT want to miss out on this ?

Their crowd favourite is the Mentaiko Salmon, priced at only $8.90! Fresh Norwegian salmon and mentaiko (fish roe) is slow-torched before it’s served, making for a delightful meal that'll satisfy your Japanese food cravings. Our office favourite was their Truffle Oil Salmon bowl. The truffle flavour as you bite into the salmon will leave you desiring another bowl ?

If you'd like a healthier option, they serve salad too! This is the Szechuan Salad bowl, served with salmon marinated in Szechuan sauce, poached egg and fresh vegetables.

#HHWT Tip: They're only open for 3 hours so be sure to get there early before the lunch crowd comes in!

Address: 7, Maxwell RdAmoy Street Food Centre, #02-90, Singapore 069111

Opening hours: 11.30am – 2.30pm on Weekdays

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10. I Love Burger Lah!

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Want your burgers and fries with a local twist? Come down to Ghim Moh Market & Food Centre and find I Love Burger Lah! True to its name, you'll probably end your meal proclaiming your love for burgers ? One of their highlights is this Har Cheong Gai burger, which has chicken patty deep fried in prawn paste batter. Flavoured with hickory BBQ sauce and maple syrup, this dish is packed with a savoury taste you probably never had before!

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As with all burger places, a classic burger is a must have! Try their King Delish burger which has in it a juicy beef patty with tomatoes, lettuce, and cheese with egg.

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Another classic burger is their Classic Cheeseburger which only costs $3.80! ? All their food items are priced below $5 - it's truly a great time for burger-lovers to be alive and in Singapore!

Address: Ghim Moh Market & Food Centre, 20 Ghim Moh Road, #01-06, Singapore 270020

Opening hours: 11am to 8pm daily

11. Terang Bulan

Bringing Indonesia's sweet flavours to you is Terang Bulan, a Muslim-owned stall in East Village selling martabak manis (thick sweet pancake)! Fun fact: The owner, whose family migrated to Singapore from Indonesia when she was young, personally went to Surabaya to learn how to make martabak manis.

They've got a variety of flavours for you to choose from! A unique one is their Terbul Green Tea ($8), which is nutella with green tea kit kat. Other mouth-watering flavours include cheese oreo and nutella milo! Trust us when we say it's every sweet tooth's dream dessert ?

If martabak manis isn’t for you, don’t worry! Terang Bulan shares their space with The Original Pisang Keju which sells banana fritters with cheese. Fried bananas topped with cheese and condensed milk, who can resist that?! Try their Platter ($8) to get the best of all their flavours.

Address:Upper Changi Road, East Village Mall, #01-04, Singapore 487048

Opening hours: Tue to Sun, 12pm – 8pm


Terang Bulan – 9230 9514 | Facebook Instagram

The Original Pisang Keju – Facebook | Instagram

12. Bill & Bell

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This hidden gem in the North-East region is the perfect spot for a relaxing afternoon's coffee break. The specialty here is the Hungarian Chimney Cakes! Served on a wooden platter, it makes for the perfect Insta shot, especially on the marble tables!

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Baked fresh daily, there's a variety of awesome flavours for you to try out! For the sweet tooths, try their cinnamon or oreo nutella chimney cakes! If you're craving something savoury, don't worry! They've got chicken floss chimney cakes too.

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Address: The Promenade@Pelikat, 183 Jalan Pelikat, #01-102, Singapore 537643

Opening hours: Tues-Sat, 12.30pm to 7.30pm | Sun, 12pm to 5pm (Closed on Monday)

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It's safe to say we're excited to see what the rest of 2018 will bring us. With so many new food places to check out and food to try, there's no better time than now to plan a foodie outing! So what're yo waiting for? Share this with your foodie friends NOW!