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SG’s Biggest Hipster Flea Market Is Here - Top 5 Halal Stalls You Shouldn’t Miss


Faruq Senin •  Sep 21, 2018


Remember back in Ramadan, there were so many bazaars and markets in Singapore that we were so spoilt for choice? Well, if you're having withdrawals from having too much good food to eat, fret not! There's a Thai-inspired flea market happening this weekend (20-23 September) ? Credit: Giphy Yes, folks! CMYK Event is happening at Marina Bay and it's the largest flea market in Singapore to date. If you think Artbox was huge, this is even bigger! Featuring 500 international booths from Singapore, Thailand, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Philippines, Vietnam and Indonesia, CMYK is the place to be this weekend ?
Credit: @may__mei on Instagram And in case you're wondering, CMYK is the acronym for Creative Millenials Youth Karnival, so you can expect stalls selling clothes, handicrafts, fashion accessories and of course, FOOD. The good news is, you don't have to worry about halal food as there are more than 10 halal stalls at CMYK. To help you get started for your gastronomic adventure, here are our top 5 picks!
1. Egg Stop
This Korean-style toast stall just turned halal recently and it has been in the limelight for all the right reasons! The key to their delicious toasts is the signature sauce which is slightly tangy and of course, their fluffy bread. Choose your preferred flavour from their Turkey Bacon and Cheese to Beef Teriyaki and we guarantee, you'll be left thoroughly satisfied ?
Credit: @hkfoodcrave on Instagram If the location of its permanent stall at Paya Lebar Square is too far for you, here's the perfect chance for you to get your Egg Stop fix! But do set aside some time as queues can get pretty long. P.S. Read more about Egg Stop in our article. Halal status: Halal-certified Where: Booth 383 Price: from $4.60 Facebook | Instagram
2. Umami Chef SG
Get a taste of fusion Japanese dishes at this Muslim-owned stall, Umami Chef SG. Established by 2 experienced chefs, the stall lets you choose between 3 kaarage (Japanese style deep-fried meat) options - chicken, squid or seabass - and you can pair them with Japanese rice or capellini pasta.
Credit: @umamichefsg on Instagram Every dish comes with sous-vide eggs and topped with seaweed to give you a delightful treat! Not to mention that you can add any of their 4 very innovative sauces too, with interesting flavours like Sambal Kicap Mayo ? Halal status: Muslim-owned Where: Booth 78 Price: from $8 Facebook | Instagram
3. Kori Bowls x Encik Rizal Co.
Continue your hunt for Japanese treats at this next stall, which is a collaboration by Kori Bowls and Encik Rizal Co.! Here's where you can cool down with Kori Bowls' refreshing Japanese shaved ice dessert called kakigori and non-alcoholic mojitos.
Credit: @koribowls on Instagram Take a bite of their colourful and interesting flavours ranging from Berry Blue to Mango Tango. Don't miss out on their best-seller, Nebula kakigori ? If you're feeling a little hungry, get some of Encik Rizal Co.'s tantalising hotdogs, pastas or nachos chips and you'll have yourself a complete meal.
Credit: @minahmilktea on InstagramHalal status: Muslim-owned Where: Booth 145 Price: from $6 Facebook | Instagram
4. Ashraf's Cafe
While you're having fun at CMYK, why not contribute to a good cause too? And you can do just that at Ashraf's Cafe - an eatery where their staff comprises of special needs children. A signature dish you must try at their booth is their beefballs.
Credit: @ashrafscafe on Instagram Choose from 6 different sauces for your meatballs from spicy and smokey to chilli padi and even mozarella cheese ? Each bowl costs $8 but if you can get two of them for just $15! You can also add toppings for an additional $1. Halal status: Muslim-owned Where: Booth 85 Price: from $8 Facebook | Instagram
5. Urban Thai SG
What's a Thai flea market without Thai food right? This next stall, Urban Thai SG, will definitely fulfill all your Thai food cravings! With familiar favourites like pad thai, boat noodles and mango salad, you'll be instantly transported to Thailand ?
Credit: @urbanthaisg on Instagram Once you're done indulging in their yummy eats, wash down your meal with a cooling Thai Iced Tea or Thai Milk Green Tea. Definitely a treat you can't resist! Halal status: Muslim-owned Where: Booth 90 Facebook | Instagram If these 5 stalls aren't up your alley, then head over to these halal stalls right here. Do note that this isn't an exhaustive list so do visit the market yourself to check out more stalls! Apam Brudderz Katoshka Famous Satay Burger Kava Coffee Jenggoodjom Makan Coolman Drink Fresh Mr Wholly Broti Meatmymeat Loco Loco So if you have no plans this weekend, head over to CMYK Event at Marina Bay and have a whale of a time ? CMYK EventWhen: 20-23 September, 3pm -11pm Where: Bayfront Event Space, 12A Bayfront Ave, Singapore 018970 WebsiteFacebook