[UPDATED 18 Feb 2019]
If you're like me, you've always been listening to your Chinese friends talk about the delectable wonders of Bak Kut Teh without any way of relating to their experiences. Specifically, this thought probably always comes to mind: "Where can I find halal Bak Kut Teh and does it even exist?" ? Well... it's time to rejoice because we have the answers for you!
For the uninitiated, Bak Kut Teh translates to 'meat bone tea' in Hokkien but contrary to the name, it does not actually have tea in it. Bak Kut Teh sold by halal-certified restaurants are made with beef (or lamb) meat in herbal broth, so you can finally feast with all your friends! Simply take your pick from these 5 halal stalls in different parts of Singapore ?
[P.S. Satisfy your cravings with other food in Singapore! Check out our list of top 15 halal eateries you have to try!]
1. Habib Family Restaurant
Habib Family Restaurant near Bukit Gombak MRT station specialises in halal bak kut teh. For over 15 years, the owners have been substituting pork with lamb meat and beef so the Muslim community is able to enjoy a different cultural cuisine. Their Chinese chef and owner uses the traditional herbs to cook the broth, so this dish is as authentic as it can get!
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You can get their Bak Kut Teh with beef ($6) or lamb meat ($8.50), or opt for the set ($16) which includes rice, omelette, kang kong, and sambal belacan (chilli paste). Especially in sweater weather, the rich broth and tender chunks of beef will definitely be a treat for your tastebuds.
374 Bukit Batok Street 31, Singapore 650374 (Nearest MRT: NS3 Bukit Gombak)
7AM - 12AM (Daily)
+65 6561 6976
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2. Adam's CornerCredit: Kiken Nandil on Facebook
A dish that stands out among the seafood offerings, the Bak Kut Teh at Adam's Corner has been satisfying customers with its flavorful herbal broth and irresistible servings of beef. Together with rice, sides of you tiao
(think Chinese churros!) and chilli padi in soy sauce, just thinking about this mouthwatering meal is enough to get your tummy growling.
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Just look at the glistening surface of their broth and the succulent pieces of beef! This halal Bak Kut Teh will definitely leave you full and satisfied ?
342, Lavender St* (Adam's Corner is currently in the process of relocating and will probably be opened by 25 Feb 2019)
3. Anak BapakCredit: Afiza Swee Lin on Facebook
For those living in the east, you can have your halal bak kut teh fix at Anak Bapak. Located at Eunos Crescent Market and Food Centre, this stall has been around for 20 years. Alongside other hearty dishes such as Prawn Mee Soup and Claypot Beef Ball Mee Soup, their halal Bak Kut Teh stands as a specialty that constantly brings customers back for more. ?
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Their Bak Kut Teh is packed with rich Chinese herbal flavours and spices, reminiscent of the typical Malaysian way of cooking this mouthwatering dish. Also served with beef and a side of sambal belacan, this power-packed dish is definitely worth traveling to the East for!
Credit: @ssyahida on InstagramHalal status:
4A Eunos Crescent, #01–16, Eunos Crescent Market & Food Centre, Singapore 402004
Around 12pm - 9pm daily (opening hours and days are not fixed)
4. Halal Delicacies, Circuit Road Hawker Centre
Recently in the limelight, Halal Delicacies sells halal bak kut teh at affordable prices! You can choose whether to have the beef or chicken version of this yummy dish and each set costs only $6.
The broth is aromatic but not too overpowering and you can still taste some herbs. What's great about the meat is that it's been thoroughly cooked till it's tender. Each set comes with rice and you can top your bak kut teh with sambal belacan ?
Other than their bak kut teh, Halal Delicacies also serve other appetising dishes such as kangkong plus lots of other fried snacks including jemput-jemput and pisang goreng too.
Circuit Road Hawker Centre is split into 2 blocks. If you're coming from Mattar MRT station, Halal Delicacies is in the block on your right side. It has a huge signboard so you won't miss it!
Blk 79A Circuit Road, #01-74
9am - 10pm
Now that you know that there's not just one, but FIVE eateries serving halal Bak Kut Teh, it's time to gather your makan buddies! No matter East or West of Singapore, there's one in almost every area ?
[P.S. Love Chinese food? We have the top 13 amazing spots in Singapore to savour authentic halal Chinese food!]