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15 Hawker Centre Stalls In SG That Are Just As Good As (Or Even Better Than) Restaurants

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Sharifah Yusoff  •  Sep 06, 2017

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[Updated 5 February 2020] Hawker food is a cultural treasure in Singapore. No matter which hawker centre you visit, you'll love the rich fragrance of freshly cooked meals, and the satisfyingly sizzling sound of woks serving fried rice, fried noodles, fried carrot cake, fried anything 😉
Credit: Giphy But while Singaporeans still love their staples like char kway teow, chicken rice and mee rebus, many have turned to hawker centres for dishes that can rival trendy cafes and upscale restaurants. This is no surprise as local hawkers are reinventing the hawker dining experience by serving more than just your common favourites. So here are 15 halal hawker stalls with food (traditional and modern!) that are just as good as restaurants!
1. Burgernomics
First on the list is hipster burger joint, Burgernomics, which serves gourmet burgers right in the heartlands at the Pasir Ris Hawker Centre. This stall will surely give hipster cafes a run for their money 😅 Check out their juicy beef patties😋 Their classic beef burger is topped with chilli mayo which will give you a zingy taste while their deluxe beef burger is generously topped with sauteed mushrooms and caramelised onions.  Don’t worry chicken lovers, they haven’t forgotten about you yet 😌 The buttermilk fried chicken with the addition of apple slaw gives any true foodie something new to thirst over. Now, whoever says that an apple a day keeps the doctor away must be talking about THIS!  Top up your meal for just $4 with their Chilli Cheesy Beef Fries, with spiced beef on top regular fries plus a hearty portion of 3 yummy sauces. With such affordable prices and delicious fare, Burgernomics is definitely a gem worth trying! Halal Status: Muslim-owned Average Price: SGD7 Opening Hours: Open daily; 12PM - 3PM and 6PM - 9PM Address: 110 Pasir Ris Central #02-03, Pasir Ris Central Hawker Centre, Singapore 519641 Facebook | Instagram
2. Lukhon Thai
Here's another reason to visit Pasir Ris Hawker Centre - halal Thai BBQ and steamboat. What's special about Lukhon Thai is its authentic Northern Thai meat marinade and of course, its CHEESE DIP😱 Now, who doesn't love cheese right? Imagine dipping that tantalising piece of beef you've just grilled into cheese fondue😋 It's definitely an experience you won't want to miss! Don't forget their tasty chilli dip too - which is the perfect blend of sweet, spicy and salty.  Choose the ingredients you want or the pre-set platters. And for the soup base, you can get either tom yum or chicken. We recommend getting the tom yum! After all, what's a Thai feast without tom yum right?😉 P.S. Check out even more halal BBQ Steamboats (under SGD25/pax) here! Halal Status: Halal-certified Prices: Platter for 2: $26.80 ($13.40/pax) Platter for 4: $45 ($11.2/pax) Mushroom platter: $8.80 per set Ala carte: Minimum order of $27 Opening Hours: 12PM - 9.30PM (Tues - Sun), closed on Mondays Address: 110 Pasir Ris Central, Pasir Ris Central Hawker Centre, Singapore 519641 Contact: +65 9675 5849 Facebook | Instagram
3. TFF Boneless Chicken Rice
One of the best things about Singapore's food scene is that you can find halal versions of dishes from just about any cuisine! One local Chinese favourite to look out for in hawker centres is definitely Hainanese-style Chicken Rice. What sets it apart from other chicken rice is the poached chicken, flavourful rice, and condiments such as chopped or ground up ginger and (of course!) chilli.  TFF is the halal branch of Tong Fong Fatt Chicken Rice, and this eatery at Bedok Corner has passionate fans that will swear by its taste as Michelin-worthy. Apart from the usual praises for the roasted and steamed chicken meat, we’ve heard that fans of chicken gizzards might really enjoy TFF’s version.  The stall has long queues throughout the day - it’s definitely a place worth checking out if you're in the area! 🤩 And don't forget to try out these 8 amazing halal Hainanese Chicken Rice stalls if you're a fan! Halal Status: Halal-certified Average Price: SGD4 Opening Hours: 10.30AM - 9PM (Thurs-Tues), closed on Wednesdays Address: 1 Bedok Rd #01-22, Singapore 469572
 4. Big Bowls Project
Ever seen your non-muslim friends eating Japanese rice bowls and wished they were halal? Well, good news! You can now indulge in halal healthy salmon rice bowls at Big Bowls Project. This Muslim-owned stall is located right in the heart of the CBD at Amoy Street Food Centre so more options for you office workers! You can choose from five mouth-watering bowls off of their menu. Grab a bite of their Mentaiko Salmon for $9.50 which is a crowd favourite. The salmon and mentaiko (fish roe) are slow-torched before being served, making for a delicious treat for your tastebuds!  Another dish that you should not miss is their appetising Szechuan Black Bean Salmon Bowl 😋 Best part is, you can indulge in their salmon bowls guilt-free as they use brown rice instead of white rice. So, no excuse to not eat healthily now! Big Bowls Project has also recently started deliveries islandwide, so you can get your salmon bowl fix even more easily 😉 #HHWT Tip: Big Bowls is only open during lunchtime on weekdays, so do queue or place your order early to avoid disappointment! Halal Status: Muslim-owned Average Price: SGD9.50 Opening Hours: 11AM - 2PM (Mon-Fri), closed on weekends Address: 7 Maxwell RdAmoy Street Food Centre, #02-90, Singapore 069111 Facebook | Instagram
5. Lawa Bintang
Nobody can resist a good plate of nasi lemak – fragrant rice cooked in coconut cream and aromatic pandan leaves, spicy sambal, crisp anchovies fried to salty perfection and other condiments like an omelette and cucumbers. But in case you need a luxury protein to accompany your rice, get ready for an indulgent experience at Lawa Bintang because this eatery offers their popular lobster nasi lemak!
Credit: Aeyul Mikhyal on Facebook Featuring a whole lobster coated with herbs and yummy melted cheese, your regular lunch here is transformed into a gastronomical feast!
Credit: Aeyul Mikhayl on Facebook This huge seafood could be shared with your makan kakis if you want to avoid that after-lunch drowsiness 😊
Credit: Shay Shida on Facebook  Lawa Bintang also has other scrumptious sets like smoked duck, sotong goreng (whole squid fried in batter), grilled salmon and even crayfish! #HHWT tip: The lobsters are said to be quickly sold out within two hours so come early and be prepared to join the average 45-minutes wait for one. Halal Status: Muslim-owned Average Price: SGD10 Opening Hours: Tampines: 8AM - 1PM (Tues-Sun), closed on Mondays Simei: 9AM - 6PM (Tues-Sun), closed on Mondays Address: Tampines: 9008 Tampines Street 93, Singapore 528843 Simei: Changi Simei CC Civic Plaza, Singapore 529915 Contact: +65 6909 2275 Facebook | Instagram
6. Oishii Corner Halal Japanese Food
We're always happy when we get to uncover halal Japanese food places in Singapore and one stall we're excited about is Oishii Corner! Tucked away in a hawker centre in Toa Payoh, Oishii Corner serves a mix of authentic and fusion Japanese dishes.
Credit: Azman Zainal on Facebook The stall has been around since 2017 but it's still pretty much a hidden gem due to its location. However, the best part is that their dishes are super affordable, ranging from $4 to $6 for main dishes!
Credit: Theosofie Mashon on Facebook One of their recommended dishes is the Oishii Beef Don which has generous amounts of thin, tender slices of beef and caramelised onions marinated in a sweet and spicy mix of sambal and Japanese sauces. 
Credit: Mins Ismadi Sani on Facebook But it's not just Oishii Corner's donburi that's a hit with customers, their udon and ramen are crowd-pleasers too. Their Teriyaki Chicken Udon is served in a piping hot sweet broth and topped with mouthwatering tender chicken pieces - you can't go wrong with this dish! Ramen lovers will drool over their Inari, Beef or Teriyaki Chicken or Chicken Katsu Curry Ramen too. Complete your meal and order their appetising sides like chawanmushi (steamed savoury custard egg), fried tofu or inari sushi. Halal Status: Muslim-owned Average Price: $4-$6 Opening hours: 11AM - 7.30PM (Sat-Thurs), closed on Fridays Address: #01-161, Kim Keat Palm Food Centre, 22A Lor 7 Toa Payoh, Singapore 310022 Contact: 97971004/98416773
7. Thaksin Beef Noodle (Seah Im Food Centre)
If you're a fan of Thai food you'll love the beef noodles at Thaksin Beef Noodle. One of their outlets is even located near Sentosa! Click here for 12 affordable (and delicious!) hawker food stalls near some of Singapore's best sights. 😁  The hawker stall, named after a famous Thai politician, serves authentic Thai beef noodles and Pad Thai at affordable prices.  A bowl of Thaksin beef noodles fills your tummy with juicy, tender beef chunks 🤤 You can add chewy beef tripe to your bowl of noodles and if you are daring enough, you can spice up your bowl of noodles with extremely spicy chilli flakes! Halal Status: Halal-Certified Average Price: SGD5 Opening Hours: Open daily; 10AM - 9.30PM (Hours may differ during Public Holidays) Address: Harbourfront: 2 Seah Im Road, #01-44, Singapore 099114 Clementi: 449 Clementi Avenue 3, #01-211, Singapore 120449
8. Fish & Chicks
A western food stall is not complete without a fish and chips dish and Fish & Chicks has got the best deal for one! This halal-certified eatery has all the right fixings for all your fried fish cravings. Starting with the main star which is the perfectly battered dory, where each bite is as deliciously crispy as the first.
Have your fish slathered with salted egg yolk sauce or chilli crab sauce (get both when you order their Best of Both World!) for some added flavour. Each fish and chips meal comes with golden fries and a second choice of sides like onion rings, blueberry coleslaw, mashed potato, cheese pasta or BBQ baked beans 😍  More than just fish and chicken, switch up your meal with a lobster! Yup, this stall also serves up lobster which comes with a choice of chilli crab sauce, mentaiko, or cheese. Whatever tickles your fancy, Fish & Chicks has it for you.  If you’re looking for a more Asian twist, Fish & Chicks also has a Thai-inspired menu. Try their green curry chicken cutlet; a succulent chicken cutlet deep-fried to crispy perfection served with a creamy green curry sauce and a side of sweet fried pineapple fried rice 😌 Halal Status: Halal-certified (All outlets have received certification except for Tiong Bahru, Yew Tee Point, and Gek Poh which are undergoing the certification process) Average Price: SGD8 Opening Hours: Open daily; 11AM - 9.30PM (All outlets) Address: Click here for a list of outlets and their details! Website | Facebook | Instagram
9. Burgs by Project Warung

Another burger stall on the list but hey, the more burgers the merrier right?😉 Gone are the days of succumbing to fast-food chains for affordable burgers for this hawker centre stall could very well be your new favourite burger joint 🍔

 Tucked in the basement of Golden Mile Food Centre, Burgs by Project Warung serves up mouth-watering gourmet burgers from as low as $4.90! Their menu has a fair selection ranging from the classic beef burger, nachos fish and chips burger, teriyaki grilled chicken burger, and a breakfast burger among others. You’ll be spoilt for choice on which burger to try out first 😋  Each burger set comes with a side of thick cut fries or for a dollar more, can be swapped out for onion rings. Project Warung also offers their incredibly addictive chicken wings which comes either with spicy Korean-style sauce or with the sweet and salty honey soy sauce. Halal Status: Muslim-owned Average Price: SGD8 Opening Hours: Timbre+: 11.30AM - 8.30PM (Mon - Fri), 5PM - 9PM (Sat), closed on Sundays Chai Chee: Daily; 11.30AM - 8.45PM Address: Timbre+: Timbre+, 73A Ayer Rajah Crescent, JTC Launchpad, Singapore 139957 Chai Chee: 750 Chai Chee Rd, Viva Business Park, Centuries Foodcourt, Singapore 469000 Website | Facebook | Instagram
10. Haji Kadir Food Chains
Sup Tulang is a beloved local dish and Haji Kadir Food Chains at Golden Mile Food Centre is said to serve the best version of it in Singapore!
Credits: Greg’s Big Eats on Facebook The owner has been selling Sup Tulang for decades and Singaporeans from all over the country come here just to get their Sup Tulang fix. 😋  Mutton bones served piping hot in red, spicy gravy is perfect for an evening meal with your mates. Do be warned though, it can get messy. Really messy! Avoid wearing light colours or your favourite tops. And don’t forget to suck out the gelatinous bone marrow hidden inside each bone 🤤 Halal Status: Muslim-Owned Average Price: SGD10 Opening Hours: Open daily; 11AM - 11.30PM (Closed on alternate Wednesdays, hours may differ during Public Holidays Address: 505 Beach Road, Golden Mile Food Centre, #B1-13/14, Singapore 199583
11. Deanna’s Kitchen
Slurp up a delicious bowl of halal prawn mee here at Deanna’s Kitchen! The owner is a Chinese convert who decided to make her own prawn mee when she couldn’t find anywhere to satisfy her cravings. Soon the popularity of her homemade broth encouraged her to set up a stall and the rest is history. The rich broth is made from meticulously boiling prawn shells, anchovies and other essentials for hours, resulting in a decadent soup base that is briny with a natural sweetness that comes from the crustaceans. A bowl is delightfully topped with your choice of shellfish like prawns (regular/large), clams and even crayfish! There’s nothing  shellfish  about the portion in this kitchen 😉 Pepper some chili for a little spicy kick and more oomph! A halal version of this hawker classic is rare to come by so whether you choose bee hoon or yellow noodles or a mix of both or the crayfish or large prawns (so many variations!) for your bowl, you’ll definitely be enjoying this meal! Halal Status: Muslim-owned Average Price: From SGD3.50 Opening Hours: Toa Payoh: 9AM - 3PM (Tues-Sun), closed on Mondays Jurong East: 12PM - 9PM (Tues-Sat), 11AM - 8PM (Sun), closed on Mondays Bedok: 10AM - 7PM (Tues-Thurs), 10AM - 8PM (Fri-Sat), 9AM - 2PM (Sun), closed on Mondays Address: Toa Payoh: 127 Toa Payoh Lorong 1, Toa Payoh West Market #02-25, Singapore 310127 Jurong East: 214 Jurong East Street 21, Padi Emas Coffeeshop, Singapore 600214 Bedok: 129 Bedok North Street 2, Mukmin Coffeeshop, Singapore 460129 Contact: +65 8298 2730 Website | Facebook | Instagram P.S. If you're looking for desserts to satisfy that craving, check out these 12 halal bakeries in Singapore that'll absolutely make you come back for more! 
12. Sedap Thai
 A sizzling BBQ steamboat dinner at a hawker centre sounds like the ideal thing for a chill hangout with friends, wouldn’t you think? Here at Sedap Thai, enjoy a scrumptious meal of Mookata or Thai-style BBQ steamboat! There is just something very communal as everyone gathers around the steaming pot to either dunk food into the soup or grill some meats. Sedap Thai is halal-certified so don’t worry about the lard typically used in Mookatas for that is replaced with beef fats to grease the grill 😎  For a party of two, Sedap Thai’s popular Platter Set comes with a selection of chicken, lamb and beef, a little seafood and vegetables that would sufficiently feed you and your date. Don’t be shy to order more from their ala carte menu if you’re feeling more peckish than usual – BBQ steamboat is all about abundance 🙊 The dome-shaped grill allows juices from your grilled food to trickled down into your soup base, making for a richer slurp to end your meal with! Halal Status: Halal-certified Prices: Platter for 2: $20 ($10/pax) Platter for 4: $40 ($10/pax) Bundles (Random/Chicken Out/Beef Up): $20 per set All-you-can-eat Buffet: $20/pax (Excluding seafood items) Happy Hour (Mon - Thurs 4.30PM - 5.30PM): $15/pax Opening Hours: 4.30PM - 9.30PM (Mon - Sat, last order 9.30PM), closed on Sundays and PH Address:  166 Jalan Besar, Berseh Food Centre, Singapore 208877 Contact: +65 8298 3579 (Reservations only for 5 pax and above) Facebook | Instagram
13. Fatty Bom Bom Sizzle
The wide selection of classic Western hawker fare at Fatty Bom Bom Sizzle would only prolong your hunger pangs because you'd also be at a loss of what to choose! From burgers to chicken cutlets, steak sizzling on hot plates and grilled fished charred to delicious perfection, each dish look delectable and appetising 😌 Imagine the sizzling sound and snaking smoke when you order their steak that is served on a hot plate. Mouth-watering black pepper sauce ladled over the juicy meat with Cajun fries, coleslaw and a bun as sides makes for the perfect meal! Most of the dishes are priced under $10 so this means you can come back frequently and order new items off the menu each time! 👍 Halal Status: Halal-certified (selected outlets listed below) Average Price: SGD8 Opening Hours/Address: Click here for a list of outlets and their details! Facebook
14. 786 Char Kway Teow
A hawker classic, Char Kway Teow (CKT) can be found all across Singapore but it's hard to find good halal versions! Lucky for us, 786 Char Kway Teow lets Muslims taste the authentic taste of this yummy dish. It's owned by a Chinese Muslim revert, so you know it tastes as good as the real thing 😋  The stall has managed to keep its dishes simple and prices affordable. With an additional cost of $1, you’ll be able to add on more cockles! How beautiful is it to have super yummy food at an even more attractive price?
As this stall is manned single-handedly, it closes for a bit during prayer times so it's best to plan your visit wisely! Halal Status: Muslim-owned Average Price: SGD3 Opening Hours: 2.30PM – 10PM (Sat – Thurs), closed on Friday. Do note that the stall is sometimes closed during prayer times, but will reopen within 10-15 minutes. Address: #01-28 115 Bukit Merah View, Singapore 151115
15: Top 73+1 Fishball Legacy
Fishball noodles are another local Chinese dish - and Top 73+1 Fishball Legacy sells one of the most well-known halal versions! This small family-run restaurant may be tucked away in Upper Thomson Road - but its reputation precedes it. What sets this humble stall apart is that all of its fishballs are handmade by the owner - making them a perfectly springy and delicious consistency that's so hard to find elsewhere!  The stall also sells other local fare such as Hokkien Mee and Ban Mian, so you'll have a wide variety of choices to choose from! Halal Status: Halal-Certified Average Price: SGD3.50 Opening Hours: 7.30AM - 9PM (Mon-Sat), 5PM - 9PM (Sun) Address: 914 Upper Thomson Rd, Singapore 787114 Contact: +65 9731 6841 Facebook Singapore’s hawker scene has come a long way from its humble beginnings of food peddlers selling simple fare at dirt cheap prices. Let us applaud these talented hawkers for bringing their own flare to spice up Singapore’s hawker centre traditions by heading down to these stalls and chow down on such delicious food!