The 5 Best Halal Restaurants in Singapore
Eat & Drink | March 29, 2016
Looking for delicious Halal foods to indulge in while you are in Singapore? You might need our list of five best Halal restaurants to complete your culinary adventure.
If your palate favours Western cuisine, Badoque Café is your destination. Want a taste of Thai or Indonesian dishes, Bumbu Restaurant has the best of these cuisines on offer. For those who miss the delicious hawker foods in Penang, the extensive buffet line at Penang Place Restaurant will give you chance to sample a bit of everything again. Visit Hajah Maimunah Restaurant, you will know that you cannot resist the lure of kampung style Malay foods. And people in mood for some exotic flavours will get excited with the dazzling selection of Turkish fare at Sofra Turkish Café & Restaurant.
Now you can start your adventure.
- A Halal restaurant with beautiful Mediterranean fare: Badoque Café features an internationally inspired menu (Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Asian Fusion), but Mediterranean cuisine is the one that takes the spotlight. You will love the Greek salad, seafood pasta, lamb shanks, olive oil dressing, and potato wrapped prawns at Badoque Café.
- Beef rib for sharing: The real crowd puller, Badoque’s gargantuan beef rib is served with potatoes, greens, and soaked in thick barbecue sauce. Meat is grilled well-done and served hot to your table, waiting to satiate your cravings for tender and juicy ribs. There’s more, price starts at S$24 for a 450g beef rib and you can share it with a couple of your friends.
- Best-tasting entrée: If you think starters are just as important as the main course, then you won’t go wrong with Badoque Café. This Halal restaurant draws the crowd in with its Chicken and Orange salad (S$7). It’s a dish served with chunks of chicken, fresh mandarin orange, and fresh greens all of which are showered with olive oil dressing.
- Warm and cordial hospitality: The service at Badoque Café is highly commendable that it deserves to be a highlight. The waiters display warm Malay hospitality like the smiles on their faces are ever-present despite being surrounded by a busy crowd. Staff has the initiative to help the customers out with their food selection and requests so even the first-timers will have a great dining experience.
- Generous food portions, suitable for sharing.
- A place to have Halal Penang food: This is a must visit destination for fans of Penang food. The flavours of Penang Assam Laksa, Penang Hokkien Mee, Penang Char Kway Teow and many more are close to what you can get at the "food paradise" in Malaysia.
- A wholesome buffet line with 30 specialities: Prepared by exclusive chefs from Penang, the buffet is an exhaustive selection of mouth-watering hawker favourites, and refreshing, colourful desserts. With so many delights on offer, it surely is a great value for money.
- One of the best Penang Char Kway Teow in town: Served piping hot with smoky flavour, this signature dish will make you drool with the aroma itself. With loads of prawns, cockles, squids, fish cakes, eggs, bean sprouts, and scallions, each Char Kway Teow batch flies away as soon as it is laid out.
- Have fun with the live cooking stations and create some selected dishes in your own way: Experience that childlike glee by mixing your own ingredients at DIY counters. What is your prefered version of Assam Laska, Fruit Rojak or Ice Kacang? Just make it the way you like.
- Dining for the entire family with a special kids buffet: While adults can gorge on spicy Penang flavours, children can have their fill with all-time favourites like Nuggets, French Fries, Chicken Fillet and an array of desserts. Kids simply love the cooking stations as making their own Ice Kacang or Chendol is an exciting activity.
- Serving Thai and Indonesian cuisine with a twist: Want some Thai style Halal foods? Bumbu restaurant has a wide selection of Thai dishes with all-time favourites like Mango Salad, Tom Yum Seafood and Green Curry Chicken to please your taste buds. And let your palate travel without making a move by ordering some Indonesian signature dishes such as Tahu Telor and Beef Rendang.
- Charming ambience with lovely Peranakan antiques: The place is decorated with beautiful Peranakan antiques and photographs, collected by the owner himself. Marble tables and doors with carved motifs give this restaurant an old-world charm while Peranakan screens separating tables from each other create a private world for each group of diners.
- Buffet is available at below S$20: Bumbu’s buffet line features more than 20 mains and a wide selection of desserts. It is like a mini Asian buffet that offers foodies chance to sample a lot of beautiful dishes from Thai, Indonesian and Peranakan cuisines.
- Complimentary papadoms of two kinds are served after being seated. Free crispies are always a delight.
- Pleasant staff and quick service: At Bumbu, the delicious yet affordable foods are always accompanied by pleasant service. Staff is friendly and efficient, accommodating and delivering a pretty fast service.
- Turkish Halal food with Middle-eastern fare: If your food preference favours red meat, spiced soups, yoghurt, dishes dressed in olive oil, skewered meats and sides, and all-things eggplants, then your palate definitely suits Sofra’s traditional Turkish dishes.
- Wide selection of Kebab dishes: As with any middle-eastern dining experience, kebabs are a highlight of the meal. Meat lovers would love the familiar Iskender, Beyti, Doner Kebab roll, Eggplant kebab, and Adana kebab, all come in a mixture of beef, lamb, and/or chicken meats. Otherwise, you can go for the obscure ones such as Yaprak, Cup kebab, and Sultan kebab.
- Chef plate for sharing: Turks traditionally eat at home thus the food come in either large servings or a mixture of everything. Chef plate (S$21.90) showcases Izgara Kofte, Doner Kebap, and Shish Kebap. It is ideal for 2 persons who just want to have a sampling taste of Turkish cuisine without shelling out a load of money.
- There’s a pizza to fall for: Pide is a crowd favourite, mainly because it isn’t like your ordinary veggie-friendly pizza. Topped over the soft and crunchy pizza bread are the homemade sauce, roasted eggplant, and minced lamb and chicken. It looks like shawarma on pizza dough and it is succulent enough to satisfy your appetite.
- Serving some of the most delicious, authentic Malay food in Singapore: For a taste of traditional, home-style Malay dishes, get it at Hajah Maimunah. The restaurant’s signatures such as Beef Rendang (braised beef), Ikan Bakar (grilled fish), Ayam Bakar Padang (grilled chicken) and Tahu Telur (deep-fried beancurd) are real crowd pleasers.
- A “mind-blowing” selection of more than 40 dishes at affordable prices: Heaps of delicious, colourful dishes are displayed in the clean glass panelled cabinet - curries, seafood, vegetables, deep fried fritters and traditional kuihs. And most of the dishes have prices ranging between S$4 and S$6.
- Open for not only lunch and dinner but also breakfast: Malay food lovers have chance to dig into some really fresh, homely breakfast in this restaurant as it is open at 07:00 from Monday to Saturday.
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