This Halal Thai Hidden Gem Near Masjid Sultan Should Be On Every Foodie’s List


Shasha Dania •  Oct 15, 2019

Singapore is home to so many unique cultures, communities, and cuisines - but halal Thai food is definitely one of the biggest favourites! Whether you're indulging in a bowl of sour and spicy tom yum or Thai-style beef noodles, the aromatic and fragrant dishes are the hallmarks of this delicious Southeast Asian cuisine that keep us wanting more. ?

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If you're on the lookout for a hidden gem serving up some of the best halal Thai food around, then you've definitely got to check out Kohnangkam, a Muslim-owned eatery that's been serving up Southern Thai cuisine since 2006!

Located in the popular Bugis/Kampong Glam area, Kohnangkam is definitely a standout amongst the other halal eateries in the area for both its longevity and how amazing all of its dishes are. ? The simple shophouse facade may be easy to overlook at first - but this restaurant is so popular it can be packed to the brim on weeknights too!

P.S. Looking for more halal eateries in the Bugis area? Click here for an ultimate food guide with over 50 yummy options to choose from!

The cosy atmosphere and wide variety of dishes are just 2 of the reasons why it's actually become a popular dining spot for our office. ? The restaurant exterior may look small, but it's actually big enough on the inside to handle reservations for large groups of over 10 people - perfect for a gathering or family dinner!

If you're trying their food for the first time, here are some the dishes you absolutely have to order for an unforgettable meal:

Their Sea Bass (S$38/fish) is a signature dish that will be the perfect centrepiece for your meal. Not only can you choose to have it steamed or fried, but with a variety of gravies and sauces for an additional kick. Try the classic Tom Yum version, or go for something lighter with Fried Fish In Mango Salad!

#HHWT Tip: If you're dining as a group, order the family set meals perfect for 4-7 pax! There are 3 different sets to choose from, and they include mango salad, tom yum, drinks and more! ?

For something fried and crispy, you've got to try their Hatyai Chicken (from S$8.50). The chicken is marinated until it's juicy and tender even after being deep-fried, and it comes with a Thai sweet chilli dip for an extra kick! The Pandan Chicken (from S$8.50) is another option to consider - the pandan leaves make it fragrant and aromatic. ?

You can't talk about Thai food without having tom yum! ? Kohnangkam has 2 versions of this classic dish, Tom Yum Nam Prik (from S$9) which is the fiery red version you might be used to seeing, and Clear Tom Yum (from S$9) which is a more traditional version with stronger citrusy tones and a lighter taste.

If you're looking for an ala carte meal rather than dishes to share, you won't have to worry as they have a whole range of rice and noodle dishes. The Stewed Beef Noodle (from S$7.50) knocks it out of the park with its dark, spicy broth and tender slices of beef. ?

What're you waiting for - call up your friends and let them know it's time for a Thai feast! ?


Halal Status: Muslim-owned

Average price of main dishes: S$8.50 (Small dish), S$7.50 (Small rice/noodles)

Opening Hours: Open daily; 11AM - 11PM

Address: 4-6 Jalan Kledek, Singapore 199261

Contact: +65 6392 2172 (Opening hours) or email [email protected]

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