In our latest bid to save our fellow brethren from hunger pangs and help them survive their grueling work hours, we have ventured deep into the concrete jungle of Singapore.We have braved the crushing crowds at peak periods. We have traversed to the ends of the island and gotten lost time and again. Got sidetracked by a baby or two but we are finally here!Introducing our newest and shiniest recruits for the month of October, here are the halal places we have sacrificed our tastebuds and the dreams of a perfect body for!
That is the question.
1. UYI Savoury Squids
First on our roll call is UYI Savoury Squids!If you are like me and you have a tendency to munch at work (even when you’re not hungry), this, my friend is the solution. Instead of guilt tripping yourself over the 10 bags of candies you accidentally ate through, here’s a giant squid. No, like, literally.
Don’t mind me. I’m just munching on a squid the size of my face.
Dear Squidward, you’re technically not a squid but an octopus though… (Source)
UYI’s squids are chewy. They are loaded with flavour. Most importantly, this is a snack you can chew on for days… (ok, I’m exaggerating but you get my drift). It’s only available at Bugis Junction for now, so make sure to slot in your squid-stocking days into your schedule, especially between all those meetings.
Get 10% off with your FRIENDS card with a minimum spending of $10!
Address: 200 Victoria St #B1-K5, Singapore 188021
Telephone: 6555 9101
Opening hours: Monday to Sunday – 11am to 10pm
2. The Orange Lantern Authentic Vietnamese Cuisine
This next halal eatery has four outlets for you to pick from. Yes, we are finally getting more options for the Westerners this time! Aren’t you excited?
The Orange Lantern has outlets located at Killiney Road, Alexandra Road, Maritime Sq and at IMM. The outlets are vibrant, warm and inviting with their colourful silk lanterns and wholesome food.
The Orange Lantern entrance at IMM Branch
Comforting and Refreshing Beef Noodles
You get your pick of well cooked Vietnamese dishes that will leave you feeling healthy and refreshed. This is the kind of place you want to head to after weeks of rich and heavy food. Cleanse your stomach with their soothing, reinvigorating soups and you’ll feel ready for anything.
Address: 2 Jurong East Street 21, #02-52 IMM Building, Singapore 609601
Telephone: 6841 4248
Opening hours: Daily – 11am to 10pm
For more info on their other outlets, visit halalfoodhunt.com!
3. Icebox Cafe SG
Following the Hallyu wave, I am not ashamed to admit that I am hooked on Korean variety shows and dramas. One thing to note, if you’re watching or going to watch a Korean variety show, more likely than not you are about to get really, really hungry.
Because these people are eating ALL. THE. TIME.
The thing is, you are highly likely to come across them slurping on Patbingsu – Korean Ice Kacang – eventually and you’ll be thinking, “I need that.” And then you come to realise that “shoot, there’s no halal one in Singapore…”
Well, you’re wrong! It exists! Ice Box Cafe actually has halal bingsu *cue tears of joy*.So if you’re craving for a taste of that cold, refreshing goodness, all is not lost because we’ve got it covered. This cafe not only serve these melt-in-your-mouth ice mountain of awesomeness, it also serves monstrous, comically-named milkshakes for your drinking pleasure. Naughty Cookie Butter shake anyone?
Get 20% off with your FRIENDS card when you visit the cafe between Monday to Thursday!
Address: 89 Rangoon Rd, Singapore 218375
Telephone: 9155 4720
Opening hours: Monday to Sunday – 2pm to 10pm
4. Hungry Bazterdz
Continuing my Hallyu-waved tangent, I have realised that not only do they make the desserts look good. They even manage to make the greens look good too.
I don’t remember cabbage tasting that delicious… (Source)
Seriously, have you ever seen kids who genuinely love love vegetables the way Korean kids seem to. The kids on Return of Superman make eating vegetables look like its the yummiest thing on Earth!
Would you look at that…(Source)
I keep thinking I don’t remember vegetables tasting that fabulous to me when I was three. But then again, Hungry Bazterdz’s mouthwatering savoury sandwiches like their Salmon Teriyaki sandwich almost had me believing that I do like vegetables.What is that? That’s one thick slab of fresh salmon over a bed of greens with guacamole sauce and teriyaki sauce. Say what? I know, I know. It took me sometime to wrap my head around it and that was after I ate it.
Salmon Teriyaki Sandwich
Get 10% off with your FRIENDS card with a minimum spending of $50!
Address: 11 Collyer Quay #01-06, The Arcade, Singapore 049317
Telephone: 6816 3213
Opening hours: Monday to Friday – 7am to 6pm and Saturday – 8am to 3pm
5. Simply Sinless Creams
After all that clean eating (lol what am I saying, I know it’s just one sandwich…I’m kidding guys. I know it takes more to be healthy), we are all set for another round of indulgence once more.Apparently two, if you tell me that your desserts are sinless. Hold up! Now, you’re just messing with me. No guys, I really mean it.The ladies at Simply Sinless Creams are dedicated at producing bakes with reduced butter and healthier versions. God bless their souls. So that’s one cupcake for me and another cupcake for…ME. We interviewed them for the full story.
Bandung Cupcakes with White Chocolate
They’ve also got cute tub-cakes which are cupcakes in a tub so you don’t make a mess of yourself. I’m already in love so hit me with em’ desserts and keep em’ coming!
Get 10% off with your FRIENDS Card with a minimum spending of $20!
Address: 76 Shenton Way #01-01, Singapore 079119
Telephone: 9220 1468
Opening hours: Daily – 12pm to 8pm
6. Charcos “The Flaming Chicken”
It’s time to really turn up the heat. For the man’s Man-dish, we couldn’t possibly miss out on Charcos “The Flaming Chicken”.
Look at that glaze…
Ah right, here you go.
Meat Platter at Charcos
I still liked those ribs better though. Anyway, they have got all the meat you need for a solid manly meal. Head down, chow on a couple of fries and drool at the counter while they grill your meat and you’re set for some serious makan session.
Get 15% off with your FRIENDS card on your birthday month with a minimum spending of $70!
Address: Blk 608 Ang Mo Kio Ave 5 #01-2771, Singapore 560608
Telephone: 6455 3711
Opening hours: Monday to Sunday – 11am to 10pm
7. Eatz’ 19
In the midst of all that manliness, here’s something special for the ladies too. Eatz’ 19 is a restaurant that boasts an all-female staff. They employ struggling women, orphaned women to single mums.
Meet the ladies behind Eatz’ 19
At Eatz’ 19, it’s the women that pull all the weight IN and OUT of the kitchen. Plus, they even have a program called Eatz’ With Love, where they provide lunch for orphanages and old folks’ home.
Rally behind their commendable causes by dropping by at AXA Tower for your next meal!
Get 10% off with your FRIENDS card with a minimum spending of $40!
Address: No 8 Shenton Way #B1-09, AXA Tower, Singapore 068811
Telephone: 6222 2006
Opening hours: Monday to Friday – 7.30am to 5.30pm
8. D’Italian Quay
Another place that’s been hidden in the concrete jungle of the CBD is actually D’Italian Quay. This eatery serves addictive mash and soft, soft pizzas. Their set meals are also a boon for your pocket. You can get a lunch set for only $12. That’s one dish, one side and a drink!
Lunch Sets at D’Italian Quay
We’ve also got intel that they sell these luscious, fluffy Ondeh-Ondeh cake slices from Julie’s Bakes. These sell out quick so make sure you get there for lunch on the dot, if you’re big on dessert.
Get 10% off with your FRIENDS card when you visit on weekdays!
Address: 24 Raffles Places #01-12A, Clifford Center, Singapore 048621
Telephone: 9008 9424
Opening hours: Monday to Friday – 12noon to 5pm
9. Ratu Lemper
Then we back up a notch and take a break from all those heavy meals and take a look at easy, quick take outs like these perfectly shaped Lempers – glutinous rice with meat filling.
Choose from original, spicy, or extra spicy.
The Lempers are prepared fresh daily and make a filling snack if you’re looking for something to grab on the go.
Get 10% off with your FRIENDS card when you make walk-in purchases from Tuesdays to Fridays!
Address: 16 Baghdad St, Singapore 199655
Telephone: 9885 2678
Opening hours: Tuesday to Sunday – 12 until sold out
Down to our final heavy weight makan selection of October! One of our latest recruits is none other than Heiraz bakery. For aspiring bakers, you might know the bubbly Cik Roszilah, who is the face behind Heiraz.
Breads from Heiraz
Their breads are fluffy, light and they’re always buzzing with delectable bakes!
Address: 116 Changi Road, #01-23, Singapore 419718
Telephone: 9145 4869
Opening hours: Monday to Friday – 10am to 8pm and Saturday to Sunday – 10.30am to 7.15pm
Alright soldiers, meeting adjourned! Run. Be free. Eat your heart out!
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