Updated October 31, 2020
Every month, The Halal Eater team tries to keep track of every brand new halal eatery in Singapore, so we know how crazy it can be. So just read this list instead. These are the new eatery openings that caught our radar – although keep in mind, for every new place we discover, there are many more that go unnoticed. Be a champ and let us know.
Kembangan: Power Thai BBQ has emerged in the neighbourhood a few minutes away from Kembangan MRT, serving value-for-money Thai BBQ. For now, Power Thai BBQ is a stall within a coffeeshop and shares limited outdoor seating with other vendors, so reservations are highly recommended. 2 Jln Masjid, Singapore 418920
Kaki Bukit: Easties have yet another food destination in the neighbourhood that houses a variety of unique food merchants under one roof. The 24-hour Makan Empire is opening gradually as the merchants start moving in. Some confirmed names include Aroma Kampung, Farah Diana Steamboat & Grill, Snoburnt, Eastern Wok and more. 11 Kaki Bukit Road 4, Bartley Biz Centre, Singapore 417806
Simpang Bedok: One of our favourite stuffed donuts spots, Bakes By NY, just opened its second location in Simpang Bedok. Bakes By NY specialises in bomboloni, a light and delicious Italian doughnuts that are fried, coated in granulated sugar, and stuffed with fillings like nutella, ovomaltine, cream cheese and biskoff. 351 Bedok Road, Singapore 469539.
Khatib: Suki-Suki Thai Hot Pot is a new casual Thai restaurant at the newly opened HomeTeamNS in Khatib where things like fresh beef, sliced chicken and home-made fish paste get dunked into boiling hot soup for your dining pleasure. In addition to several vegetable-focused small plates, the buffet menu includes premium items like tiger prawns and wagyu beef, all of which await you…if you’re able to get a table. Make reservation in advance. HomeTeamNS Khatib Club House, 2 Yishun Walk #01-01, Singapore 767944
Bussorah St: The owner of The Malayan Council, a household name for fusion food and ginormous portions, just opened a new halal Chinese restaurant in the same vicinity on Bussorah St. The Fortune Cookie has a massive menu of specialty dishes like Lobster Fried Rice, Char Kuew Teow Kobe, Beef Ribs Bak Kut Teh and many more. Don’t forget to get a fortune cookie before you exit.
Sultan Gate: 100Labs is a new cafe from the guy behind SMRT Feedback by The Vigilanteh — watch this revelation here. Though smartass remarks won’t be served here (we certainly hope not!), you might accidentally curse in pleasure as 100Labs is quickly becoming known for their Oomph! buttermilk waffles that can be paired with gelato such as Earl Grey, Hojicha, speculoos biscoff and more. Their ondeh-ondeh latte also comes highly recommended. Stays open till midnight on weekends.
Aljunied: The people behind bespoke wedding gift makers The Wedding Chateau just opened a small cafe within its flagship venue cum central kitchen. Known as The Wonderment Collective, this all-teal cafe is the perfect place for a French breakfast on Saturdays — the brioche toast and banana pancakes are to die for — or on days where you want to feeling-feeling (Insert your name here) in Paris. 90 Lorong 23 Geylang, #01-01 Agrow Building, Singapore 388393
Beach Road: From colourful smoothie bowls topped with fruits, seeds and nuts, to heftier salad and rice bowls, Mona Bar is like the Bali beach holiday we only can dream about right now. Bonus points for dressing the shop like a Bali villa too. 14 Beach Road #01-4667 Singapore 190014
Bukit Merah: Project Warung, home to some of best halal burgers in Singapore, just opened a new fried chicken concept in Bukit Merah. If the burgers at Burgs are anything to go by, the fried chicken at Birdhaus looks very promising. Take your pick from flavour options like Garlic Parmesan, Birdhaus Hot Chicken, Smoky Harissa and Honey Soy. Or test your spice tolerance with their version of the ayam geprek, an Indonesian crispy battered fried chicken crushed and mixed with hot and spicy sambal. 119 Bukit Merah Lane 1 #01-40, Singapore 151119
Bussorah St: If you’re looking to impress a date, The Straits Teppanyaki in Kampong Glam might be of interest. Its menu of Asian and Western cuisines are cooked and grilled on a hot metal plate, using the Japanese Teppanyaki method. After your meal, take a step (actually, many steps) upwards and wind down with drinks by Rumi The Poets Cup at their rooftop bar above. 16 Bussorah Street, Singapore 199437
Tampines: Homegrown Malay food experts Hjh Maimunah has opened their second Mini outlet in the heartlands at Tampines Mall. Snaking queues are common so come down very early if you want to have a taste of all the delicious dishes like Beef Rendang, Sambal Eggplant, Assam Pedas, Sambal Prawns and an assortment of Malay kuih. Tampines Mall Kopitiam, #04-27/28/29, 4 Tampines Central 5, Singapore 529510
Joo Chiat: There’s a new takeout-only shop near Geylang Serai market that’s serving halal tauhuay and soymilk with a wide range of toppings, and fried savoury snacks like you tiao and butterfly buns. Tauhuay.SG may not be selling anything fancy, but it’s always the simplest food that is most memorable. 60 Joo Chiat Road, Singapore 427726
Ang Mo Kio: For Korean grilled meat rice bowls, try Gerill Bab – a newly halal-certified shop inside the basement of AMK Hub. Expect piping hot bowls of rice or noodles topped with chicken, beef, or fish that has been grilled over a large hot pan, Teppanyaki-style. AMK Hub, 53 Ang Mo Kio Avenue 3, #B2-19, Singapore 569933
Bali Lane: Bakmi specialists Kulon has landed in Bali Lane, serving over 10 varieties of the IndoChinese style bowl noodles, as well as several rice options, burgers and sides like crispy tofu, bakso goreng and kulit pangsit goreng. Kulon’s branding is oodles of fun, especially its cannibalistic chicken mascot. 30 Bali Lane, Singapore 189866
Henderson Rd: This new eatery by the Noosh team serves fusion baked rice in unexpected flavours like mala, tomyam and smoked duck. aNasi, short of Amazing Nasi, takes flavour cues from around the world, and is somehow able to make them all work with rice. And cheese. The baked rice may be the main leads at aNasi but the Mala Pasta is certainly the breakout star; we’ve only read positive reviews of this spicy dish. 213 Henderson Road #01-05, Singapore 159553
Arab St: Four friends who flew together just opened this new, New York City-themed spot in Arab Street. Overrice mainly serves rice bowls that you can build with your choice of meat or plant-based protein like falafel. Plus, they serve sides buffalo chicken and yawn balls, which are exactly what you need to eat between your 1pm and 3pm Zoom meetings. End your visit on a sweet note with banana pudding from Okie.co or the ultra moist and fudgy Brooklyn Brownie. 48 Arab St, Singapore 199745
Novena: The guys behind The Katoshka returns with a brand new concept and physical store at Goldhill Plaza. The Staple Bowl focuses on wholesome bowls featuring chicken-flavoured brown rice, sous vide egg, oven-baked chicken and sides of greens. Their signature sauces turn each bowl into a different flavour bomb; take your pick from creamy tom yum, sambal soy sauce and more. 1 Goldhill Plaza, Singapore 308899