Who says that the only halal certified food you can enjoy is muslim food? In this article, we will be introducing a few non-muslim cuisines that is Halal Certified!
1. Haráru Izakaya: Singapore’s first muslim-owned Japanese Izakaya
Looking for a Halal Japanese Restaurant with the authentic izakaya ambience, cuisine and experience? Haráru Izakaya is definitely where you should go. Having started approximately a year ago, Haráru Izakaya is Singapore’s first muslim-owned Japanese Izakaya restaurant.
They have a variety of Japanese cuisines ranging from skewers to udon and recently they released a new ramen menu. This bowl of Salmon Tan Tan Men is one of their best sellers.
The ambience of the restaurant is very well set up with dim lights and Japanese wall decorations and paintings which creates a cozy environment for their customers to dine in.
16 Bussorah Street
Monday-Sunday & Public Holiday eves: 12:00pm–11:00pm (Last Order 10:00pm)
Public Holidays: please refer to their Facebook page for updates
2. Halal Mala Hot Pot
Recently, the hype of mala have been on the rise and almost anywhere you go you would walk past the strong fragrant scent of mala. Now, with this halal mala, anyone and everyone can enjoy it!
They also just introduced a personal set meal that is only $6.80 from 1100 to 1500 during lunch hours to satisfy your individual cravings for mala. You can choose your choice of meat between chicken or beef which will be accompanied by other veggies as well.
(per 100 grams)
Vegetables – $1.00
Mushrooms – $2.20
Meat – $3.20
Seafood – $4.20
Rice – $0.50
So if you’re craving for something fragrant and spicy, don’t forget to give this halal mala a shot! They have up to 3 times of 大辣 (da la) a.k.a. the highest spice level.
Halal Mala Hot Pot
Cantine – Paya Lebar Square Food Court
60 Paya Lebar Road, #B1-51,
11:30am–2:30pm (lunch crowd)
6:30pm–9:30pm (dinner crowd)
3. DoSiRak (Korean Cuisine)
The Korean culture has been a big influence on Singaporeans for quite some time and everyone would like to experience it without having to travel. DoSiRak was started by 2 brothers who were half Korean and Singaporean thus they always wanted everyone and anyone to be able to experience what they experienced since young. Therefore they created DoSiRak – which is Korean Cuisine that is healthy and halal at the same time.
Recently, they just started on their new snack – tteokbokki a.k.a Korean rice cakes which is available but sadly, isn’t printed on their menu yet. It is true that it is not as hard to find halal tteokbokki compared to bibimbap but the unique point about this tteokbokki they serve is that you get to enjoy the full experience of a tteokbokki – choice of Classic Fishcake Tteokbokki or Signature Beef Tteokbokki at only $6 each!
If you’re craving for some Korean cuisine yet want to stay healthy, DoSiRak is where you should head to! If you want to learn more about DoSiRak, check out our article on DoSiRak review!
#01-44 Downtown Gallery
6A Shenton Way
12:00pm–2:00pm (lunch crowd)
5:30pm–6:30pm (dinner crowd)
4. Fatty Bom Bom Sizzle
Looking for Halal Certified Western food that is under $10? Fatty Bom Bom got you covered! They’ll definitely satisfy your cravings for western food.
If you do the math, other then a main, you can easily add some finger food and your meal will still be approximately $10. Their gravy was served generously on their Grilled Fish Sizzle Rice and their FB Cajun Wings were freshly fried upon order which was very crispy and well seasoned as well.
They have a decent variety of different meats you can choose from and also both pasta and rice depending on what you order!
The ambience of the food court was not like any other ordinary food court but more chill and nicely lit with dim lights to create a more relaxing and cosy environment to dine in.
4. Fatty Bom Bom Sizzle
Grains & Hops Food Court Bistro
978 Toa Payoh North,
Monday–Friday: 11:00am–3:30pm, 5:00pm–9:00pm
5. Tang Tea House Hong Kong Cafe (Hong Kong Cuisine)
Who doesn’t love dim sum? Halal Paus may be easy to find at your nearby canteen drink stores and such but how can you miss out the all-time stars of dim sums – xiao long baos and salted egg custard buns?
Here in Tang Tea House Hong Kong Cafe, you can enjoy a large variety of Hong Kong cuisine, from seafood to dimsum, that are halal certified.
There’s even free wifi provided! So you can feel free to share your experience here while you dine.
Tang Tea House Hong Kong Cafe
357/359 Bedok Road,
Friday, Saturday & Public Holidays: 11:00am–3:00pm
Article & Photography (unless stated otherwise) by Isabelle Quek
Special thanks to Clara Lau for assisting
Want to hang out with your friends at Orchard, but aren’t willing to put in a hole in your wallet this weekend? Well don’t worry we’ve got you covered! Here are some nicer restaurants you could eat at that are less than $10!
Looking for halal food in Singapore, or better yet Halal Korean Food? Check out lifeguide’s review on DoSiRak, a bowl of delicious Halal Certified Bibimbap! Psst, they have delivery too!
Searching for a place to enjoy an authentic Japanese dining experience? Look no further, Check out Haráru Izakaya! A quaint restaurant set in the heart of the Arab quarters, which serves exquisite Halal-certified Japanese cuisine!