Cafe by MasterChef SG Runner-Up Leon Lim is now halal-certified; serves Ayam Penyet Burger with Tofu & Tempeh Fries

In partnership with Three’s A Crowd.

After finishing his stint on MasterChef Singapore, Season 2 first runner-up Leon Lim has opened his first cafe Creatr., along with the team behind halal ice-cream shop Three’s A Crowd.

The Halal Eater was told that the cafe located on Stirling Road is now officially MUIS halal-certified.

Creatr is officially halal certified
MasterChef SG first runner-up, Leon Lim

With Lim as consultant, Creatr. weaves unexpected creativity with his love for Singaporean food to create one-of-a-kind dishes like the Rojak Roll which Lim introduced in the finale episode of the popular TV cooking competition.

It’s unclear if the TV-famous Rojak Roll is still on the menu, but a cursory glance on the cafe’s social media shows that their menu is seasonal, with lots of coming and going of new items every few weeks.

Ayam Penyet Burger with Tofu & Tempeh

Taking centrestage in this season’s menu is the locally inspired Ayam Penyet Burger with Battered Tofu and Tempeh Fries (S$19.90).

Ayam Penyet Burger with Tofu and Tempeh Fries
Ayam Penyet Burger with Tofu and Tempeh Fries. Photo by Creatr.

The burger features chicken thigh that has been marinated overnight and then deep fried to a golden crisp. It is then stacked on a bed of mesclun salad mix, sliced tomatoes and shredded cucumber.

Replacing the usual French fries are tofu and tempeh fries, finger-sized sides that can be dipped into a sambal aioli with kaffir lime.

Arguably, the burger has all the components of an ayam penyet — tofu, tempeh, sambal et al. But the jury is still out on its taste. We’ll update this when we’ve tried it.

Creatr Double ayam penyet burger with tofu and tempeh fries
Double Ayam Penyet Burger with Tofu and Tempeh Fries. Photo by Creatr.

Have a big appetite? Try the gravity-defying Double Ayam Penyet Burger with Tofu and Tempeh Fries (S$28.90) that comes with two chicken thighs.

Kaya & Speculoos Gelato

If we know anything about Three’s A Crowd, it’s that they make really good ice-cream.

Kaya n Speculoos Gelato
Kaya n Speculoos Gelato. Photo by Creatr.

Sweet-toothed diners will certainly appreciate the Kaya N Speculoos Gelato (S$5.50/scoop, S$22/pint), a creamy concoction that marries the local coconut jam with the spiced shortcrust biscuit flavour.

Available in store and for delivery

Currently, the seasonal menu is available for preorders online. Reservation via the same link is encouraged if you want to dine-in.

Otherwise, opt for islandwide delivery for a fee of S$15.


Creatr cafe interior
Photo by Creatr.

Address: 169 Stirling Road, #01-1149, Singapore 140169
Halal Status: MUIS Halal-certified
Opening hours: Lunch 12-2pm, Dinner 5-8pm. Closed on Mon and Wed
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