6 New Halal Hawker Stalls That Opened In SG In 2020 You Need To Try Before 2021 Arrives


Shasha Dania •  Dec 17, 2020

On 16 Dec 2020, Singapore's hawker culture was officially recognised by Unesco on its list of Intangible Cultural Heritage! ? Whether you're queuing up for traditional fare like halal char kway teow at Bukit Merah or something more contemporary like halal Western dishes (something as good as or better than restaurant-quality!), there's a hawker stall out there for every type of foodie. To celebrate this achievement, here are 6 new halal hawker stalls that opened in Singapore in 2020! We can't wait to see what new stalls join the local foodie scene in 2021. ?

1. Hanok Kitchen

Newton Food Centre is more well-known for its seafood stalls, but you can now get halal Korean and Japanese dishes there at Hanok Kitchen! This Muslim-owned hawker stall has everything from Bulgogi Don to Budae Jjigae Army Stew to Oyako Don to Char Siew Ramen. ? Perfect for a yummy meal before heading to town for a day out!

Halal status: Muslim-owned

Average price: $8

Opening hours: Open daily; 12PM-11PM

Address: Newton Food Centre #01-80, Singapore 229495

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2. The Ninety Nine

Not to be confused with Grill Ninety Nine, The Ninety Nine is a brand-new Western hawker stall in the north-west of Singapore! Formerly a home-based business selling creamy Swedish meatballs, they've now opened a stall in the neighbourhood of Teck Whye. Their menu includes generously stacked burgers, spicy Korean drumlets, and even spaghetti topped with lamb chops - finally it's the West side's time to shine! ?

Halal status: Muslim-owned

Average price: $7.50

Opening hours: Wed-Mon; 1PM-9.30PM (Closed Tues)

Address: 26 Teck Whye Lane, LW Eating #01-170 (Sinaran Seafood), Singapore 680026

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3. TABs The Abang Burg

If you're in Chai Chee, pop by TABs The Abang Burg (sometimes just known T.A.B.S) to get some mouthwatering smoked meats and towering burgers. ? Their Grill Chicken Chop, Classic Steak & Fries, and Burgers & Fries are definitely the must-try items on the menu. Sometimes they even have limited-time special items - like December's Sirius Black Burger made with black pepper sauce, onions, blacked portobello mushroom, and a touch of spicy sriracha sauce all on fluffy black charcoal buns. ?

P.S. If you arrive on Sunday between 10AM-1PM, you can get a taste of their Big American Breakfast platter which includes chicken sausage, beef bacon, and brioche buns with scrambled eggs. ?

Halal status: Muslim-owned

Average price: $12

Opening hours: Thurs-Tues; 10AM-9PM (Closed Wed)

Address: 28 Senang Crescent, Padi Emas Coffeeshop, Singapore 416601

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4. Birdhaus

The latest concept of the founders of Project Warung, Birdhaus by Project Warung brings you Indonesian-style Ayam Geprek and Indomie Geprek with a twist! Choose between 3 spice levels before enjoying your rice or noodle bowl topped with fried chicken mixed with spicy sambal. You can even go for a combo meal that comes with 2- or 3-piece chicken and your choice of sides and sauces. ? Their sauce flavours include Birdhaus Original, Birdhaus Hot Chicken, Garlic Parmesan, Smoky Harissa and Honey Soy!

Halal status: Muslim-owned

Average price: $8

Opening hours: Open daily; 11.30AM - 9.30PM

Address: Blk 119 Bukit Merah Lane 1 #01-40, Singapore 151119

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5. Ashes Burnnit (Bedok)

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Ashes Burnnit has been in the halal hawker game for a while, but Easties will be glad to hear that they opened a new outlet in Bedok in 2020! While their original outlet at Golden Mile Food Centre will be undergoing renovation until March 2021, you can still enjoy their gourmet burgers at Bedok South. Time to sink your teeth into their signature Ashes Smash Cheese Burger, Pulled Brisket Burger, Truffle Mushroom Burger. ?

Halal status: Muslim-owned

Average price: $9

Opening hours: Open daily; 11.30AM - 8.30PM

Address: 69 Bedok South Ave 3 #01-468, Singapore 460069

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6. Makan Empire

Makan Empire isn't just one halal hawker - it's a whole halal food court! ? Housing only Muslim-owned or halal-certified hawker stalls, you'll find everything from local favourites like hokkien mee (Aroma Kampung) to Lanzhou-style beef noodles (Eastern Wok) to pastas and steaks (Noah Roadhouse) and even steamboat & grill (Farah Diana).

There's also biryani (Beryani King), seafood shellout (Maktok's Kitchen), and Taiwanese-style shaved iced desserts and satay (Snoburnt)! No matter what you're craving, you'll definitely find something to chow down on here.

Halal status: All stalls are Muslim-owned or halal-certified

Average price: $9

Opening hours: Makan Empire is open 24 hours daily but individual operating hours for each stall may differ. We recommend contacting the individual stall to check before heading down.

Address: 11 Kaki Bukit Road 4, Bartley Biz Centre, Singapore 417806

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Bonus: Kedai Kopi

Another brand-new fully halal coffeeshop will be opening in Clementi in mid-December 2020! ? Kedai Kopi is a joint project between Tenderfresh and Kimly Coffeeshop and will house 9 stalls including local halal hawker chains Tenderbest, Hawkerman, and Mr Teh Tarik. Click here to find out what else awaits those who live in the West Coast!