Whenever we travel, one of the must-do activities is trying out some local food. ? Though we can't travel as freely right now, that doesn't mean we need to give up on going on a culinary journey around the world! From Japan to Uzbekistan to the Netherlands, here are 10 halal international dishes in Singapore to keep your wanderlust alive.
1. Japan - Yoshinoya-style Beef Bowls
Yoshinoya is not halal-certified in Singapore but you can still enjoy a delicious bowl of Japanese-style beef bowls thanks to Manzzy's Beef Bowl
! ? Each bowl of Japanese rice is topped with thin grilled beef slices, sweet caramelised onions, and a perfectly cooked onsen egg. A sprinkle of their signature mixed chilli powder completes the dish. We're sure it'll make you miss the streets of Tokyo and Kyoto with every bite!
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2. Japan - Takoyaki
These bite-sized dough balls stuffed with filling are one of the most iconic Japanese snacks. ? Whether you're a fan of the classics like prawn or octopus or looking for newer innovations like cheese banjir, takoyaki is perfect as a mid-day snack or even as a main course! Place your order now
with these 7 halal home-based takoyaki deliveries in Singapore
, and you'll be reminiscing about your trip to Osaka in no time. ?
P.S. Plan your next trip to Japan in advance with these 16 amazing halal eateries in Osaka
3. Taiwan - Oyster Mee Sua
Dapur Puan N
doesn't sell their Taiwanese-style oyster mee sua all the time, so if you manage to catch it you should definitely give it a try! Halal oyster mee sua is difficult to find in Singapore so this is a rare chance to try this iconic Taiwanese dish
. Topped with fresh and juicy oysters, add in the accompanying black vinegar and chopped chilli padi for an extra sour and spicy kick as you wish. ? Make sure to follow their Instagram so you won't miss the next time it's available.
P.S. There's also a seafood platter mee sua option that's topped with prawns, scallops, and clams too - and is perfect for 3 to 4 pax!
4. The Netherlands - Bitterballen
Bitterballen is a Dutch meatball that's usually served with a mustard dip. While we can't visit Amsterdam right now to indulge in someyummy Muslim-friendly Dutch street food
, Manis En Zo
serves authentic Dutch dishes right here in Singapore! Their bite-sized bitterballen is stuffed with creamy roux and braised shredded beef, and they have other dishes like bundt cake too. ? The bitterballen comes frozen in packets so you can save them for a special dinner with the family!
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5. Italy - Tiramisu
Layers of espresso-soaked biscuits, sweet and creamy mascarpone custard and a sprinkling of cocoa powder are what make this Italian dessert such a dream. ? Tiramisu can be easily made on your own
, and is perfect as a mid-day treat, post-dinner dessert, or even as a sweet breakfast dish - there's no time limit on something as delicious as this! ? Get your tiramisu fix with these top 7 halal tiramisus in Singapore
6. Middle East & Turkey - Kunafeh
Kunafeh (also spelt as kanafa, kanafeh and many other variations) is a dish you can find all over the Middle Eastern and Levantine area. Typically consisting of crunchy phyllo noodles, stretchy cheese, and a generous topping of sugar syrup, there are so many variations of kunafeh depending on what country you're in. Thankfully these 5 Muslim-owned kunafeh deliveries in Singapore
are what you need to make you feel like you're walking down the streets of Istanbul again. ?
7. Sweden - Swedish meatballs
Can't wait until Ikea Tampines reopens its F&B outlet? Then satisfy your Swedish meatball cravings
with The Ninety Nine
. ? Soft, tender, and full of flavour, these meatballs are the perfect dish to order if you don't feel like cooking dinner but want to treat yourself to something delicious. The cheese is perfectly grilled and super stretchy too!
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8. Uzbekistan - Plov, Bamia, and Sabsuka
Uzbekistan and its neighbouring central Asian countries
are rich in Islamic history and culture, as well as their own iconic dishes you may have heard of before. Plov (more commonly known as pilaf) is a spiced rice dish that can be found all over the streets of Uzbekistan. It's typically cooked in large communal dishes, but with Maktok's Kitchen
you can order individual servings to try it out! Make sure to try their bamia too, a lamb, okra, and tomato stew that's rich in flavour and super fragrant. ?
9. New Orleans - Beignets
If you've ever watched
Disney's 'The Princess and the Frog' before, you may have heard of these pastries already! Originating in France but now associated best with the city of New Orleans, Louisiana, beignets are a deep-fried dough fritter typically coated with powdered sugar. The Beignets
is the first home cook to bring these desserts to Singapore so you won't have to fly around the world just to try them out! The Beignets' sweet treats come in flavours like Nutella, peaches and cream cheese, and Nutella banana. ?
P.S. Here's an easy recipe for beignets
so you can try making them on your own!
10. Mexico - Tacos and burritos
If you love Mexican food, it's time to celebrate because here's one more place to get your fix of tacos and burritos from! ? CHICAS'
taco platters come with 2 locally inspired meats, and are perfect for sharing with your family or friends. Choose from rendang, paru, or fish and simply place your order to get your tacos delivered right to your doorstep! Their fillings are nice and spicy too, so if you're a fan of spicy food this is right up your alley. ?
Order via: Online
or Whatsapp 90518632
Thanks to these talented cooks, we can still get our fix of iconic international dishes without ever leaving the country! ?