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The Only Bugis Halal Food Guide You’ll Ever Need

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Shasha Dania  •  May 17, 2019

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[Updated 19 October 2019: Newly updated and bumped up from 51 eateries to 53! 😁] When it comes to finding halal food in Singapore, you can usually find an eatery or two around every corner (or you can check out our food guides for more ideas!). But if you really want to keep your options open, then the Bugis area is definitely one of the best places to head to for anything you're craving 😋 Credit: Giphy Historically, the Bugis area was where Arab and Muslim traders flocked to set up their stalls and shops, and the area has remained one of and most convenient places to grab a halal bite today across all sorts of flavours and cuisines. Fancy some authentic Italian, home-cooked Indonesian, or even some cutting-edge Impossible 'meatless' burgers? From Bugis Junction to Beach Rd, our Ultimate Bugis Food Guide has got you covered! 😁
Bugis Junction and Bugis+
 The easiest way to get to Bugis is via the MRT - and the easiest meals to get once you're there are definitely the ones at the connected malls! Whether you're shopping for shoes and apparel in Bugis Junction or popping over to Bugis+ to catch a movie, these eateries will leave you feeling satisfied and ready for more shopping. 1. WOK HEY (Bugis Junction)
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If you're looking for a quick meal on-the-go, there's nothing better than some freshly stir-fried noodles or rice with toppings of your choice. WOK HEY's stalls are an up-kept versions of hawker stalls, where a glass-viewing screen stands in between the chefs and customers so you can witness the satisfying mixing of ingredients without having wok fumes lingering all over you on the way back to the office! Choose from Egg Fried Rice, Shanghai-style Fried Rice, Ramen and Udon, and then customize it with toppings such as Braised Beef to Sous-Vide Egg! Halal Status: Halal-certified Opening Hours: 11am – 10pm daily Address: Bugis Junction, 230 Victoria Street, #B1-K3, Singapore 188024 (Please refer to their Facebook for the addresses for all outlets) Facebook | Instagram 2. Soup Spoon (Bugis Junction)
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Some days, you just crave a delicious, savoury bowl of soup that will comfort and warm you up from the inside - and Soup Spoon is the place to go to satisfy those cravings! Choose from classics such as Boston Clam Chowder or  Velvety Mushroom Stroganoff and add on a side salad, sandwich, or flatbread if you're really hungry. They also have a rotating menu of SouperChef Specials that focus on particular cuisines such as Japanese, Bhutanese, or meat-free! There's definitely a soup available here for everyone. Halal Status: Halal-certified Opening Hours: 10.30am - 10pm daily Address: Bugis Junction, 200 Victoria Street, #B1-03C, Singapore 188021 (Please refer to their website for details of all other outlets) Website | Facebook | Instagram

3. Tuk Tuk Cha (Bugis Junction)

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This Thai cafe chain was finally granted halal certification by MUIS in 2019, giving us yet another place to sink our teeth into a quick bite and catch up with friends over a refreshing cup of Thai Milk Tea. Their signature mains include everything from noodles such as the Yammama (Dry stir-fried instant noodles with chilli and seafood) to rice bowls including the Tom Yum Chicken Ricebowl. End your meal with their sweet Shibuya Toast topped with ice cream!

Halal Status: Halal-certified Opening Hours: 11am – 9.30pm daily Address: Bugis Junction, 80 Middle Rd #M01-K1, Singapore 188966 (Please refer to the location list for the addresses for all outlets) Facebook |  Instagram 

4. Boat Noodle SG (Bugis Junction)

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If you're craving Thai food but looking only for a small nibble, head up to Level 2 of Bugis Junction to get your hands on some boat noodles instead. Each bowl here only costs $1.30 meaning you can get a small snack at an affordable price, or eat till you feel full! Their Pathumthani (sweet-and-sour dark soy sauce) and Ayutthaya (creamy and rich coconut) soup bases are delicious in their own ways, and their Flame Grilled Ayam is the perfect mix of crunch and flavour to top it all off.

Halal Status: Halal-certified Opening Hours: 11.30am - 9pm daily Address: Bugis Junction, 200 Victoria St #02-46, Singapore 188021 Website | Facebook | Instagram

5. Big Fish Small Fish (Bugis Junction)

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Big Fish Small Fish, or BFSF, is the place to head to for juicy cuts of salmon, dory and sea bass, dipped in a light and crispy batter and paired a portion of freshly sliced potato crisps cooked to perfection. Or you can try out their Battered Dory & Onion Fritters burger to get all of that flavourful goodness squeezed within 2 buns. Rice lovers, they even have rice dishes including a special  Spicy Unagi rice platter on the menu that you can't miss!

P.S. For more quick supper eats, check out our picks for some of SG's top supper spots!

Halal Status: Halal-certified

Opening Hours: 11am - 10pm daily Address: Bugis Junction, 200 Victoria St #04-05, Singapore 188021 Website | Facebook | Instagram

6. Eighteen Chefs (Bugis Junction)

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Right opposite Big Fish Small Fish is another well-known local halal restaurant chain that serves up a Western-style menu full of grilled meat, pasta, burgers, and snack platters that are affordable and will fill you up for a day around town. One of Eighteen Chef's signature dishes is their Heart Attack Fried Rice which you can order with a side of Angus Beef, Grilled Chicken, or even Lamb Rack! Their pasta selection even includes locally-inspired fusion dishes such as Thai Green Curry Grilled Chicken Pasta and Salted Egg Prawn Pasta.

Halal Status: Halal-certified

Opening Hours: 11am - 10.30pm daily (last order at 10pm) Address: Bugis Junction, 200 Victoria St, #04-06, Singapore 188021 Website | Facebook

Encik Tan (Bugis+) Unfortunately this eatery has closed down :(

For those who want something more local, head over to the mall next door to try out this local food court. Encik Tan sells halal-certified versions of local Chinese hawker fare such as Curry Chicken Cutlet and Wanton Noodles giving you the chance to try something completely different without having to worry! Sip on some Iced Barley Tea while you dig in, and catch up with your friends over a simple meal!

Halal Status: Halal-certified

Opening Hours: 24hours daily Address: Bugis+, 201 Victoria St #01-02/K1, Singapore 188067 Website | Facebook |  Instagram 

7. Fish & Co. (Bugis+)

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If you've just watched a movie at Bugis+ and are feeling peckish, it's just a short walk away from this Western-style eatery that serves all types of seafood dishes to leave you feeling hooked. Their signature selection is their variety of Fish & Chips which includes Danish Fish & Chips (stuffed with cheese and topped with lemon butter sauce) and Singapore Fish & Chips (topped with chili crab sauce). If you're there with friends, split a Seafood Platter that comes loaded with scallops, shellfish, prawns, and more!

Halal Status: Halal-certified

Opening Hours: 11.30am - 11pm daily Address: Bugis+, 201 Victoria St #04-07, Singapore 188067 Website | Facebook | Instagram

8. Jinjja Chicken (Victoria St)

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Just a short walk from Bugis+ is this Korean fast-food chain, which has 3 outlets in Singapore at the moment. Here's one of the few places in Singapore you can get halal Jjajang Myeon (black bean noodles) and Bibim Myeon (bibimbap noodles), and we can't forget their Korean Fried Chicken that comes in 3 flavours - Soy Garlic, Yangnyeom spicy, and Monster spicy!

Halal Status: Halal-certified

Opening Hours:  11am - 10pm (Sun-Thurs), 11am - 10.30pm (Fri-Sat) Address: 249 Victoria St, Singapore 188034 Website | Facebook | Instagram

Bali Lane, Haji Lane, and Arab St
A short walk away from Bugis MRT station is the Kampong Glam area, beginning with the three streets of Bali Lane, Haji Lane, and Arab Street. The eateries here are mostly located within renovated shophouses, but don't mistake their small sizes - the cuisines all pack a punch!

9. & why… (Bali Lane)

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This cafe is inspired by the classic New York delis of the 1920s, serving up hearty dishes such as The Cast Iron, a cast-iron pot loaded with baked beans, sausages, beef bacon, sautéed mushrooms and more for a breathtaking brunch. A recent addition to the menu is also the Carbonara De Pollo (chicken cream linguine topped with egg yolk and cheese), which is a treat for sure!

Halal Status: Muslim-owned

Opening Hours: 12pm – 10pm (Mon, Tues, Thur, Fri), 10am – 10pm (Sat – Sun), closed on Wednesdays Address: 31 Bali Lane #01-01, Singapore 189867 Website Facebook Instagram

10. Krave (Bali Lane)

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 This chic fusion joint is just a short walk down from & why... and is best known for their Steak 'n' Chips. To try something more unique, opt for their Kraving Ayam Bakar which puts a twist on the traditional grilled chicken by topping it with their signature sauce, rice cake, and peanut sauce.

Halal Status: Muslim-owned

Opening Hours: 11.30am – 10pm (Tue – Thur, Sun), 11.30am – 11pm (Fri – Sat), closed on Mondays *Do note that their kitchen is closed from 4.30pm – 6pm (last order is 30min before closing) Address: 28 Bali LaneSingapore 189864 Facebook | Instagram

11. Wakuwaku (Bali Lane)
Credit: @noahbourgeoisie on Instagram It's difficult to find authentic halal Japanese cuisine in Singapore but Wakuwaku is one of the latest additions serving up authentic halal yakiniku! Brought to you by the same team behind Fatpapas, their Beef Platter is loaded with different cuts of mouth-watering wagyu you can grill to perfection. They also have various Donburi with toppings such as Karaage Chicken that will leave you feeling satisfied by the end of your meal! Halal Status: Muslim-owned Opening Hours: 5pm - 9.30pm (Tues - Sun), closed on Mondays (Reservations required from Mon - Thurs) Address: 27 Bali Lane, Singapore 189863 Facebook | Instagram

12. Fat Papas (Bali Lane)

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Seen the local burger brand Fatboys around and always wanted to give them a try? Now you can! Fatpapas is the halal version of the brand, serving up jawdropping burgers with every flavour combination you can imagine. We recently tried out their meat-free Impossible options but you can always rely on their classics such as the Shroom Melt (beef patty, sautéed Shitake mushrooms, cheese, and garlic aioli) or Black Peppercorn Burger (beef patty coated with black pepper, crispy onions, black peppercorn gravy) to leave you feeling satisfied. Make sure to order one of their milkshakes too to sweeten the deal!

Halal Status: Muslim-owned

Opening hours: 12pm - 11pm daily Address: 17 Bali Lane, Singapore 189853 WebsiteFacebook | Instagram

13. I am… (Haji Lane-North Bridge Rd intersection)

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If you're looking for a halal cafe along Haji Lane, this is probably one of the first cafes to have popped up a few years ago and really kickstarted the trend. Its location right at the start of Haji Lane means it's always a vibrant and energetic space - even before you bite into a slice of their signature 7 Layers Rainbow Cake ! As this is the sister cafe of & why... mentioned above, some of the dishes overlap across these 2 outlets. However the alfresco-style seating of I am... is what sets it apart - perfect for people-watching! 

Halal Status: Muslim-owned

Opening Hours: 9am – 11pm (Mon – Thur), 9am – 1am (Fri-Sat), 9am – 10pm (Sun) Address: 674 North Bridge Road (junction of Haji Lane) Website Facebook | Instagram

14. Safari Cafe (Haji Lane)

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Craving for steaks? We’ve got you covered! Make your way to Ramli Sarip’s very own Safari Cafe in Haji Lane for some seriously deliciously grub you won't have to go an expedition to find. From lamb to beefs and even chicken – you know you’re in good hands for a great dinner! You can even order Nasi Ambeng but only if  you call in advance to place an order! Halal Status: Muslim-owned Opening Hours: 5pm - 11pm daily Address: 57 Haji Lane, Singapore 189250 Facebook | Instagram

15. Limaa Cafe (Haji Lane)

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 Limaa Cafe serves hearty AND healthy meals which are guaranteed to satisfy your tummy without all the guilt 😅 Choose from their wide range of breakfast sets, sandwiches, pastas and yummy sides! Their Open-faced Avocado Toast is a light and great way to start your day, but if you're feeling more indulgent there's always a heavier selection including Mussels In Tomato Sauce and Lamb Racks to choose from.

Halal Status: Muslim-owned

Opening hours: 9.30am – 8pm (Mon – Thur), 9.30am – 9pm (Fri – Sun) Address: 51 Haji Lane, Singapore 189244 Facebook Instagram

16. Moosh Softserve (Haji Lane)

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On a hot day out (which is to say, almost every day in sunny Singapore) you can find this tiny softserve cafe in Haji Lane packed with locals and visitors alike craving for something cold and sweet. Boasting a variety of unique soft serve flavours in their menu (such as Nutella Brownies and S’mores), their desserts are definitely irresistible when you need something to cool you down. Check out more unique desserts to help beat the heat here! Halal Status: Muslim-owned Opening hours: 12pm - 8pm (Mon-Thurs), 12pm - 9pm (Fri-Sun) Address: 44 Haji Lane, Singapore 189237 Facebook | Instagram

Street Submarine (Haji Lane) Unfortunately this eatery has closed down :(

 This small Haji Lane eatery is one of the newer additions to the street, serving up hotdogs with just about any topping you can imagine. Besides typical fare such as Cheesy Street Submarines they even have locally-inspired flavours such as Chicken Satay and Chili Beef Rendang. 

P.S. There's a play area on the 2nd floor (reservation required) just for kids that includes games, an indoor picnic space, and toy cars, so parents take note of this for your next big family day out!

Halal Status: Muslim-owned

Opening Hours: 11am - 9pm daily Address: 34 Haji Lane, Singapore 189227 Facebook | Instagram

17. The Mad Sailors (Haji Lane)

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The Mad Sailors is the place to be if you’re craving for authentic British grub! With a pretty extensive menu including classic British food such as Fish & Chips (served with fresh slaw and housemade tartar sauce), Bangers & Mash (with halal sausages of course!) and even Fried Mars Bars, you’ll be spoilt for choice! Halal Status: Muslim-owned Opening hours: 12pm to 10pm (Mon – Thurs), 12pm – 11pm (Fri), 10am – 11pm (Sat – Sun) Address: 24 Haji Lane, Singapore 189217 Website Facebook Instagram

18. All Things Delicious (Arab St)

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 Located in a conservation shophouse in the historic Arab Street, All Things Delicious is a bustling bakery cafe serving freshly-baked goods, hearty breakfast sets and the most delicious rice bowls! They serve up an all-day breakfast (until 5.30pm) that includes the unique Shashouka (a North African stew), and of course lunch courses such as an amazing Soy-Glazed Salmon. Make sure to try their pastries and cakes too, especially the Bread and Butter Pudding that's creamy yet light on your tongue. Halal Status: Halal-certified Opening Hours: 8am - 7pm (Tues-Fri), 9am - 7pm (Sat-Sun), closed on Mondays Address: 34 Arab St, Singapore 199733 Website Facebook Instagram

19. Fika Swedish Cafe and Bistro (Arab St-Beach Rd intersection)

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It may be rare to get a taste of authentic and halal Swedish cuisine in Singapore other than at the well-known Fika. Beyond getting your meatballs fix, head down to try out fascinating Swedish dishes with intricate names (don’t worry, the menu states what to expect 😉). Fika has a static menu, and one that rotates with the seasons - ensuring you'll be spoiled for choice year-round! Make sure to try some Räksmörgås (shrimp and egg sandwich) or Swedish Lamb Stew while you're there, as well as their cakes and pies! Halal Status: Halal-certified  Opening Hours:  11am – 10pm with last order 9.15pm (Sun-Thurs, PH), 11am – 11pm with last order 10.15pm (Fri – Sat, Eve of PH) Address: 257 Beach Road, Singapore 199539 Website Facebook Instagram

20. Jason Niang Dou Fu (Beach Rd)

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Niang Dou Fu (also called Yong Tau Foo) is a traditional dish that usually consists of a DIY selection of vegetables, fishcakes, and other ingredients with rice or noodles. But this small stall one street down from Fika takes it to the next level by offering up not just the traditional Yam Rice to eat with your chosen ingredients, but gravies in local flavours  such as Laksa and Mee Goreng! They even offer Chee Cheong Fun (a type of Chinese rice cake) as another carbs option apart from the usual egg or rice noodles.

Halal Status: Halal-certified

Opening Hours: 10am - 8pm (Mon-Sat), closed on Sundays Address: 321 Beach Rd, Singapore 199557

Bussorah Street, Kandahar St, and Baghdad St
 Walking further down from Arab St, you cross over into Baghdad St which then opens up into Bussorah St and leads right to the famous Masjid Sultan (Sultan Mosque)! On the other side of the shophouses of Bussorah St is Kandahar St, which is a popular mealtime spot for those working in the area too. This area is always busy with foot traffic no matter what time of day, and the many halal eateries around it are perfect for catching a bite before or after popping by the mosque to do your prayers! 

21. Julie Bakes (Baghdad St)

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At Julie Bakes, you can look forward to local- and kueh-inspired slices of cake every day, with flavours such as Ondeh-Ondeh and Cempedak that will truly remind you of home. If you prefer more modern flavours, try out their Speculoos Cookie Butter or Peppermint Dark Chocolate to get a taste of how versatile this tiny bakery really is! Halal Status: Muslim-owned Opening Hours: 12pm – 9pm or till bakes sell out (Tues-Sun), closed on Mondays Address: 14 Baghdad Street, Singapore 199653 Facebook | Instagram

22. Overrun (Baghdad St)

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It’s always a good time for soft serve ice-cream right? Here at Overrun, you’ll be overwhelmed with the flavours they have to offer. One of the most popular flavours is the Chendol which comes with coconut shavings, gula Melaka and green jelly toppings. Other rotating flavours include local inspirations such as  Ovaltine and Bandung, as well as kitschier options like Cotton Candy. You could probably share a cup of the ice-cream with a friend as the portions are quite generous! Or you can opt to order in some of their 16oz pints for delivery, to indulge in the comfort of your own home. Halal Status: Muslim-owned Opening Hours: 12pm - 8.30pm (Tues-Thurs), 2pm - 10pm (Fri), 12pm - 10pm (Sat), 12pm - 8.30pm (Sun), closed on Mondays Address: 18 Baghdad Street, Singapore 199657 Facebook | Instagram

23. Hararu Izakaya (Bussorah St)

If you’ve always wanted to have authentic halal Japanese cuisine, you don’t need to wait for your next trip to Japan for that! Hararu Izakaya – Singapore’s first halal Izakaya restaurant has just opened right here in the heart of Bugis 😮 Although Izakaya typically means a type of Japanese bar with alcoholic drinks, you can be rest assured that this Muslim-owned restaurant does not serve any alcohol☺️ Here, you can choose from 3 different seating types – normal tables, the bar, or tatami seating upstairs! We recommend their Unagi Don (grilled eel) and Gyuniku Don (beef) which were particularly flavorful 😋 There are other mains you can choose from, such as the  Salmon Teriyaki Don  and Tori Karaage Don! Read our team's review here to find out what they have in store for you! Halal Status: Muslim-owned Opening Hours: 12pm - 3pm and 5pm - 11pm (Sun-Thurs), 12pm - 3pm and 5pm - 12am (Fri & Sat) Address: 16 Bussorah Street, Singapore 199437 Website | Facebook 

24. Positano Risto (Bussorah St)

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When it comes to finding the best Italian food in town, it’s pretty hard to find an authentic one, what more a halal one. And then came Positano Risto, a quaint restaurant along the busy streets of Bussorah that serves 100% halal Italian cuisine and became a sensation overnight! 😍 Try out their Chili Crab Pasta for that perfect fusion twist packed full of juicy crab meat, spicy chili-infused sauce, and fresh tomatoes for an added kick. Or split the classic Margherita pizza with your friends to really kick-start your journey into Italy. The roma-style thin crust pizza is nicely-browned and topped with slices of fresh tomato, melted mozzarella, fresh basil and Italy’s most-loved grana padano cheese. Halal Status: Muslim-owned Opening Hours: 11:30am - 10pm (Sun-Thurs), 11:30am - 11pm (Fri-Sat) Address: 66 Bussorah Street, Singapore 199479 Website | Facebook | Instagram 

 25. Malayan Council (Bussorah St) 

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The Malayan Council is a cosy café to chill out with your friends, especially during a long weekend holiday. Known best for their Ondeh-Ondeh Cake (served alongside a scoop of vanilla ice cream!), this is the ideal hangout for delectable eats while catching up with a loved one. The Malayan Council mainly serves Malay-Western fusion food, and in generous portions at that! You can easily save costs by sharing a meal with someone, so be sure to try their astounding Roti Kirai Beef Ribs. The juicy, tender ribs drizzled with savoury sauce are served alongside Malay net pancakes and salad – a feast fit for a king! Halal Status: Muslim-owned Opening Hours: 11.30am - 11pm daily Address: 71 Bussorah St, Singapore 199484 Facebook | Instagram

26. LePak @ RAYZ/Rayz Bistro (Bussorah St)

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 With a chic 1960s kopitiam interior, Lepak At Rayz brings you down memory lane and has the perfect ambience for a great chill out makan session with your loved ones. You might never want to leave once you’re here! They serve up a mix of modern, Asian, and familiar comfort foods, making it the perfect spot to visit with your family so everyone can pick out something they'll love. Their Lobster Briyani and Kebab Platter are great for sharing, and when it comes to dessert you'll be spoiled for choice with their halal gelato. Flavours range from the more normal like Dark Chocolate and Teh Tarik to unique stand-outs including Passion Fruit and Salted Egg Yolk! Halal Status: Muslim-owned Opening Hours: 5pm - 11pm (Mon-Thurs), 11.30am - 11pm (Fri-Sun) Address: 62 Bussorah St, Singapore 199478 Facebook | Instagram

27. Lickety (Bussorah St)

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Tired of cakes for dessert? Try something new with Lickety's Hong Kong egglet waffles topped with a slice of ice cream. Available in Buttermilk and Red Velvet flavours, the waffles are warm out of the waffle iron, chewy, and buttery - a perfect match to the sweet scoop of ice cream on top. You can choose from ice cream flavours including Lychee Rose SorbetThai Milk Tea, and even Mao Shan Wang!

Halal Status: Halal-certified Opening Hours: 11am – 11pm daily Address: 34 Bussorah Street, Singapore 199452 Facebook | Instagram 28. Konditori (Bussorah St) 
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 If you've been to Fika Swedish Cafe and Bistro and enjoyed the food over there, you'd be pleased to know that Konditori is opened by the same people. ☺️ Konditori's gorgeous treats are baked in-house without artificial flavouring, colouring, and preservatives. Try their Semla Bun, a best-seller that looks like a choux puff but with slightly thicker pastry and cream that isn't as cloyingly sweet. Their Sausage Croissant is a savoury bite that's large enough to be a whole meal, and their sweet Chouquettes will be the perfect afternoon snack to share around the office! Halal Status: Muslim-owned Opening Hours: 12pm - 9pm (Mon), 10.30am - 9pm (Tues - Sun) Address: 33 Bussorah Street, Singapore 199451 Website | Facebook | Instagram

29. Tash Tish Tosh (Kandahar St)

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Nestled in a line of shophouses along Kandahar Street is the ambient Tash Tish Tosh! Known best for their Buffalo Wings, this cozy cafe serves American food with a Malay twist. If you're a meat lover you're definitely going to enjoy their Tash Toolang Stew, a mutton bone marrow stew rich with local herbs and spices. And if you can’t miss out having eggs in your meal? Order the Tashookah to have a runny egg crown atop your stew. They also have a couple of ribeye steaks you can dig into 😋 Halal Status: Muslim-owned Opening Hours: 11.30am - 11pm (Tues – Sun), closed on Mondays Address: 50 Kandahar St, Singapore 198900 Website Facebook Instagram

30. Gila Gula (Kandahar St)

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This Kandahar Street cafe serves up a fusion of the old and new, selling everything from sweet and colourful Macarons to a savoury Satay Tower for splitting with your friends. Make sure to try their localized twist of the French dish Croque Madame - Gila Gula's version comes with dendeng, eggs, and bechamel sauce sandwiched between slices of sourdough bread! They have halal Rosti (a Swiss potato pancake) too, which you can't find anywhere else in the area!

Halal Status: Muslim-owned Opening Hours: 11am – 10pm (Tues–Thurs), 11am – 11pm (Fri), 12pm – 11pm (Sat), 12pm – 10pm (Sun), closed on Mondays Address48 Kandahar St, Singapore 198899 Facebook | Instagram

31. Bumbu (Kandahar St)

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 Bumbu's unassuming exterior along Kandahar St belies its gorgeous interior, with its traditional fixtures and finishings that will take you back to the Singapore of several decades ago. Serving up a fusion of Thai-Indonesian cuisine, this place is perfect for large get-togethers with old friends where you can sit back and reminisce about good memories over large plates of Green Curry BeefGado-Gado, or Tom Yum Seafood Soup.

Halal Status: Halal-certified

Opening Hours: 11am - 3pm and 6pm - 10pm (Tues-Sun), closed on Mondays Address: 44 Kandahar Street, Singapore 198897 Website | Facebook

32. Peppercorn (Kandahar St)

If you’re living in Singapore, you’d probably have heard of mala (meaning 'numb and spicy' in Mandarin) which is all the craze these days. The notoriously spicy sauce originated from China and it’s been a hit with spice lovers everywhere! This Kandahar St eatery specializes in malatang (Mala soup) that's bound to leave your whole mouth tingling from the spice! You first pick from the ingredients that have been set out (including vegetables, meat, seafood, mushrooms, and tofu), get them weighed, tell the staff your preferred spice level and your choice of noodles or rice, and then sit back and wait for it to be served to you! The restaurant has even included handy charts on the different spice levels and ingredient pricings in-store, and you can always approach the kind staff to ask questions if you're not sure 🤗 Make sure to try their side dishes too - we particularly loved the Scallion Oil Noodles and Fried Chicken ChopCheck out our review of Peppercorn here for even more information before you head down!

Halal Status: Halal-certified Opening Hours: 11.30am – 2.30pm and 5.30pm – 9.30pm (Mon-Sat), closed on Sundays Address: 30, Kandahar Street, Singapore 198890 Facebook | Instagram 33. Taliwang SG (Kandahar St)
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This eatery only opened in April 2019, making it one of the newest additions to the area! Taliwang serves up traditional Indonesian fare such as Ayam Bakar Taliwang (char-grilled chicken marinated in their special Taliwang spicy sauce) and Satay Rembiga marinated with a mouth-watering spice mix. Even their pastas come with an added kick - try out the Beef Bacon Pasta with chilli padi that'll leave you with a mouth-numbing burn. (If you're not good with spice don't worry - just let the staff know!) Halal Status: Muslim-owned Opening Hours: 11am - 3pm and 6pm - 10pm daily Address: 26 Kandahar Street, Singapore 198888 Facebook | Instagram

34. Rumah Makan Minang (Kandahar St)

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 This restaurant specialises exclusively in Indonesian Minangkabau cuisine. They serve a wide range of traditional Indonesian dishes from the ever popular tahu bakar and rendang, as well as other delicacies like botok-botok (fish marinated in a medley of ground spices and then steamed in banana leaf wrap). With a setup similar to nasi padang, you can pick and choose the dishes you want to have before finding a seat and enjoying your meal. We recommend visiting with your friends or family just so you can try a little bit of everything as it's all too good to pass up! 😉

Halal Status: Muslim-owned

Opening Hours: 7am – 8pm (Mon-Fri), 7am – 5pm (Sat-Sun) Address: 18 & 18A Kandahar street Singapore, 198884 Website

North Bridge Rd, Jln Pisang, and Aliwal St
We definitely can't forget North Bridge Rd behind the mosque, and the smaller streets that branch off from it. You'll pass a halal eatery at every corner of this busy road serving up every cuisine imaginable, from small homegrown bakeries to international fare such as Japanese ramen and Chinese dim sum. Just a short walk down this road will give you an endless number of ideas, and you'll be spoilt for choice! 35. Sinaran Suria Cafe (Victoria St)
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 The Golden Landmark Hotel is located along Victoria St, right before the beginning of North Bridge Rd. While the hotel itself has its own restaurant and buffet on the top floor of the building, you may not know of the hidden gems located on its lower floors! This small cafe may look unassuming, but its menu of local 'kampung' style dishes including Mee SotoNasi Rawon, and Mee Kuah amongst other favourites are some of the most affordable and delicious options you can find in town. You can get a meal here for less than $5! Our office particularly likes their sweet Jemput-Jemput (fried banana dough balls) too, which we highly recommend buying as a snack while you wander around the shophouses nearby 😉 P.S. Do note that some dishes such as the Nasi Rawon or Laksa may only be available on certain days of the week! Halal Status: Muslim-owned Opening Hours: 7am - 5.30pm daily Address: Golden Landmark Hotel, 390 Victoria St #02-20, Singapore 188061 36. Dahlia Cafe (Victoria St)
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Right next to Sinaran Suria Cafe is another hidden gem of the Golden Landmark. The Dahlia Cafe also serves up local fare including Chinese dishes such as Horfun and Fried Kway Teow, and Malay and Indian dishes such as  Nasi Pattaya Nasi Goreng With Fried Chicken, and their signature Ayam Penyet. The dishes here are another wallet-friendly secret of the area - you can get a full meal for $10 or even less! Opening Hours: 8am - 4pm daily (closed on alternate Saturdays) Address: Golden Landmark Hotel, 390 Victoria St #02-21/22, Singapore 228213 Instagram 37. Singapore Zam Zam (North Bridge Rd)
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It wouldn't be possible to make a list of Bugis eateries without including Zam Zam. Famous for its Murtabak (as well as its friendly rivalry with its neighbour - #36 on this list) this restaurant has been around since 1908 and is one of the most popular Indian Muslim restaurants in the country. Its Deer Murtabak is its signature dish, but the menu also includes varieties of BriyaniPrata, and other Indian dishes in generous portions. Halal Status: Muslim-Owned Opening Hours: 7am - 11pm daily Address: 697-699 North Bridge Rd, Singapore 198675 Website 38. Victory Restaurant (North Bridge Rd)
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 Located right next to Zam Zam, this restaurant was first established in 1910 - meaning their rivalry has been ongoing for more than a century now! Their Deer Murtabak is also a signature item on the menu, along with local Indian Muslim fare such as BriyaniMee GorengTandoori Chicken and so much more. There are definitely fans who have strong a favourite between Zam Zam and Victory, but we think the best way to decide where you stand is to just try out both places and just enjoy how good their food is 😉 Halal Status: Muslim-Owned Opening Hours: 7am - 11pm daily Address: 701 North Bridge Rd, Singapore 198677 39. Al-Tasneem (North Bridge Rd)
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Rounding up this trinity of Indian Muslim restaurants is of course Al-Tasneem! Their Murtabak is a signature item, but make sure to try their Roti Canai and Mee Goreng too. If you're looking to treat yourself, we've heard that their Lamb Shank Briyani is one of the best around! P.S. Do note that they only accept cash payments. Halal Status: Muslim-owned Opening Hours: 8am - 11pm daily Address: 709 North Bridge Rd, Singapore 198681

40. Chix Hot Chicken (Jln Pisang)

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Co-owned by our first Singapore idol, Taufik Batisah, this cafe prides itself in being the first to offer halal  Nashville Hot Chicken ! It’s not just fried chicken as their Nashville Hot Chicken is breaded and coated with one of the world’s “spiciest peppers”, the ghost pepper, and has a crispy hot finish. It’s served with white bread and pickle chips. There are 3 levels of spice you can choose from for your chicken – mild hotness, extra hotness and insane hotness 😱 So spice lovers, you’d definitely want to challenge yourself to this! You can also have your chicken in a burger with their Soul Sliders – 2 boneless chicken burgers served with slaw, pickles and pink mayo. If their spicy chicken is not for you, get the milder version, The Original – buttermilk fried chicken made from spices inspired from New Orleans 🤤

Halal Status: Muslim-owned

Opening Hours: 12pm – 9pm (Mon-Sat), closed on Sundays Address: 1 Jln Pisang, #01-01, Singapore 199069 Facebook | Instagram

41. Fluff Bakery (Jln Pisang)

Credit: Fluff Bakery on Facebook With a rotating menu of desserts weekly, you almost never know what to expect when you visit this bakery at Jalan Pisang. Selling locally-inspired desserts is a big trend amongst these small bakeries (and we think it's a trend that works!) and Fluff is definitely no exception with their range of cupcakes (their signature) and some sliced cakes. Some of their flavours have included Ondeh-Ondeh, Apam Balik Sweetcorn, and Triple Milo alongside familiar flavours such as Red Velvet. Halal Status: Muslim-owned Opening hours: 12pm – 7:30pm (Tues-Sat), 11am – 5pm (Sun), closed on Mondays Address: 4 Jalan Pisang Singapore 199071 Website | Facebook | Instagram

42. Lina’s Cafe (Jln Pisang)

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A visit to Lina’s Café at Jalan Pisang is more than just having a delicious meal – it’s a sign of solidarity for friends with autism. Branding itself as an autism-friendly eatery, Lina’s Café aims to raise awareness about autism visibility by providing a safe space for children with autism and their families and employing autistic individuals. Inclusivity is a key feature here where special needs children will never be judged or be faulted for if they become “disruptive” or break anything in the café 😊 One of their crowd-favourites is this Mak Timah’s Special Mee Rebus! Is this Mee Rebus with pasta, you might wonder? Yes! The cafe serves fusion Malay-Western food that’ll make you feel warm and cosy all over. Halal Status: Muslim-owned Opening Hours: 11am – 7.30pm (Mon), 11am - 8.30pm (Tues – Sat), closed on Sundays Address: 7 Jalan Pisang, Singapore 199074 Website | Facebook Instagram

43. Hjh Maimunah's (Jln Pisang)

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If you're craving some familiar comfort food amongst all these hipster offerings, head over to this eatery in Jln Pisang that serves up a huge menu of local kampung (traditional village) favourites throughout the day – and many of the dishes are inspired by Indonesian cuisine too! 😋 Hjh Maimunah’s is often touted as one of the best Malay food in the country, and we can definitely understand why. Their signature siput sedut lemak (needle snails in coconut gravy) and beef rendang will keep you wanting more – and their assortment of traditional kuih and desserts will be the perfect end to the meal!

Halal Status: Muslim-owned Opening Hours: 7am - 8pm (Mon-Sat), closed on Sundays Address: 11 & 15 Jalan Pisang, Singapore 199078 Website | Facebook | Instagram

44. The Hashtag Cafe (North Bridge Rd)

Credit: @thehashtagcafesg on Instagram This cafe along North Bridge Rd serves up the perfect mix of quick bites and savoury entrees that will have you wanting more. Need a pick-me-up real quick to fuel you for the rest of your day? Indulge in their very own Egg Royale, their very own version of Eggs Benedict that's packed with proteins, nutrients and everything you need for an energy boost. If you're not in the mood for a large meal and just want some smaller snacks, tuck into their Homemade Chips that come with some awesome seasonings! What better way to start the weekend than with some really good food? 😉 Halal Status: Muslim-owned Opening Hours: 11am – 10pm (Mon – Thur, Sun), 3pm – 11pm (Fri), 11am – 11pm (Sat) Address: 743 North Bridge Road, Singapore Website | Facebook | Instagram 45. Kohnangkam (Jln Kledek)
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Located in a street off North Bridge Rd is a halal Southern Thai restaurant that's another hidden gem in the area. Kohnangkam's fried Hatyai ChickenPahd Si'yuTom Yum Soup and more will leave you surprised at just how authentic and delicious they taste. Plus the dishes come in various serving sizes, making it perfect for splitting a meal with friends! We would also recommend their Pandan-wrapped Chicken  which is an office favourite 😅 It can get very crowded here even during weekdays, so we recommend booking a table ahead of time if you're planning to visit in a big group! Halal Status: Muslim-Owned Opening Hours: 12pm - 10pm daily Address: 4-6 Jln Kledek, Singapore 199261 Website | Instagram

46. Mother Dough (North Bridge Rd)

Credit: @aprilyap on Instagram Mother Dough is a relatively new artisanal bakery situated along North Bridge Road. Prior to setting up Mother Dough bakery here in Singapore, their baker, Naadhira spent 4 years in New York perfecting the art of bread-making! Some of the must-try delights here include their signature Almond Croissant. If you’re a chocolate lover, then you should definitely go for their Chocolate Almont Croissant – our office’s personal favorite! 😋 There isn't much seating available here, but if you're able to grab a space make sure to try out their Lemon Cake too and pair it with a small but good cup of coffee to brighten your day. Halal Status: Muslim-owned Operating Hours: 12pm - 7pm (Tues-Sat), 11am - 5pm (Sun), closed on Mondays Address: 749 North Bridge Rd, Singapore #01-01, Singapore 198717 Website | Instagram

47. Afterwit (North Bridge Rd)

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 Halal Mexican cuisine is difficult to find in Singapore, meaning that this small cafe serving up a variety of unique tacos, cheesy quesadillas and ever so filling burritos is definitely a must-visit if you're in the area! 👍 What’s really interesting about Afterwit is that they infuse local flavours into classic Mexican cuisine. Some flavours include Nasi Lemak (chicken, coconut rice, sambal), Beef Briyani and even Dendeng tacos! Though a little on the pricey side, the rich and unique flavours totally make up for it. 😍 Halal Status: Halal-certified Opening hours: 12pm – 10pm (Sun – Thurs), 12pm – 11pm (Fri – Sat) Address: 778 North Bridge Road, Singapore 198746 Website | Facebook | Instagram 48. (working title) burger bar (North Bridge Rd)
This cafe used to be located at Arab St, but moved to its current spot along North Bridge Rd in early 2019, with a revamped menu too! The small space is cosily decorated, making it a great space to just hang out with your friends and enjoy the ambience while you dig into your meal. One of the burgers that we really enjoyed was the Baaa-ger. The lamb patty is flame-grilled and topped with provolone cheese, garlic aioli sauce and more! On the lighter side, their Truffle Tater Tots and Bandung Latte  are favourites from the old location that remain on the menu and will definitely pique your appetite for later. Halal Status: Muslim-owned Opening Hours: 12pm -10pm (Sun – Thur), 12pm – 11pm (Fri – Sat) Address: 783 North Bridge Rd, Singapore 198751 Website | Facebook | Instagram

49. Tipo (North Bridge Rd)

Credit: @tiposg on Instagram Where else can you get halal, fresh handmade artisanal flavoured pasta? At Tipo of course! This eatery proves that Italian food doesn’t have to be pricey, and the interior's modern look with pastel colours and black walls with wooden furnishings makes it a great and chic spot for a weekend meal out. The best part is that you get to customise your own pastas, from the type of pasta you prefer to what proteins and sauces you want! For a light option, you could pick Squid Ink Spaghetti or a different combination of Beetroot and Garlic Fusilli. There’s also coffee (roasted beans by Dutch Colony Coffee Co.!) and homemade iced teas to complete your Italian meal and satisfy your cravings! Halal Status: Muslim-owned Opening hours: 12pm – 10pm daily Address: 785 North Bridge Rd, Singapore 198753 Website Facebook Instagram 50. The Ramen Stall (North Bridge Rd)
Credit: @fluorescentkidz on Instagram Offering authentic Japanese food altered to suit the local palette, The Ramen Stall is a halal Japanese restaurant tucked away in North Bridge Road. The restaurant’s name is enough to give away its speciality dish but that’s not all it’s known for! Spice-lovers will love their Volcano Ramen which has 3 levels of spice for you to try out! Their Kimchi with Chicken Ramen is a Japanese-Korean fusion dish that you should try at least once too - the sourness of the kimchi adds a kick to the soup you can't get anywhere else! There is also an amazing range of sushi for you to choose from at this restaurant! Apart from commonly found sushi such as the California Roll, indulge yourselves in torched salmon sushi and torched beef sushi 😋 Since they open so late, they're also perfect for any late-night supper cravings you may have! Halal Status: Halal-certified Opening Hours: 5pm to 5am (Mon-Fri), 12pm to 5am (Sat-Sun, PH) Address: 787 North Bridge Road, Singapore 198755 Website

51. The Dim Sum Place (North Bridge Rd)

Credits: @syxhd on Instagram Halal Chinese food can be difficult to find in Singapore - thankfully The Dim Sum Place makes it so much easier with its huge menu! Dim sum is known for its wide range of small servings - making them perfect for any type of meal from a light brunch to a heavier dinner! From cute little Siew Mai to Molten Salted Egg Custard Buns, there are lots of yummy choices available here. If you’re looking for more carbs to fill you up, this place has entrees too like their Beef Brisket Noodle Soup, Beef Congee and Crispy Coffee Chicken with Rice. Halal Status: Halal-certified Operating hours: 11am - 2.30pm and 5.30pm - 11pm (Sun-Thurs), 11am - 2.30pm and 5.30pm - 5am (Fri-Sat) Address: 791 North Bridge Rd, Singapore 198759 Website | Facebook

Stack (Jln Klapa) Unfortunately this eatery has closed down :(

Located in a small street around the corner from The Ramen Stall, this sandwich parlour prides itself for creatively-named nourishing and IG-worthy sandwiches. After visiting Stack, you will never see sandwiches the same way again! With 5 different types of homemade bread, you have the option of choosing between savoury and sweet options. Try out their favourites The Blue Steel (shredded crockpot chicken) or The Makcik (beef rendang on rye bread) while you're there! If you don’t fancy sandwiches, you can try their handmade 12 inches sourdough pizzas instead, with toppings such as slow-cooked duck and hickory turkey ham!  Halal Status: Muslim-owned  Opening hours: 10am – 10pm daily Address: 4 Jln Klapa, Singapore 199316 Website Facebook 

52. Kaw Kaw (Aliwal St)

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Located next to the Aliwal Arts Centre, this cafe's artistic philosophy is brilliantly displayed through the ornaments that decorate the interior. Their desire to bring people together through food and art has played a big part in shaping the restaurant which is why unlike most other cafés, it’s spacious and friendly to large groups! It's definitely a perfect spot to grab a bite before heading over next-door to catch a show or performance. They’re famous for their burgers such as their Smokey Beef Bacon Burger and their Lamb Baconizer but they also serve up pasta and a range of tantalizing starters. End your meal with a waffle topped with an ice cream flavour of your choice!

Halal Status: Muslim-owned

Opening Hours: 12pm – 9pm (Sun – Thur), 3pm – 10pm (Fri), 12pm – 10pm (Sat) Address: 28 Aliwal St, 199918 Website | Facebook Instagram

53. Soulfood Catering (Aliwal St)

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This small eatery located between North Bridge Rd and the Aliwal Arts Centre may look unassuming, but their speciality nasi lemak  packs a punch! Their affordable meals are full of flavour and will leave you feeling satisfied after your last bite. Try out their classic Chicken Wing Nasi Lemak for a taste, or if you're more adventurous why not order the Smoked Salmon Nasi Lemak or BBQ Boneless Thigh Nasi Lemak? Their Seafood Platters are also perfect for sharing, and come loaded with generous servings of rice as well as salmon, shrimp, and smoked salmon!

Halal Status: Muslim-owned

Opening Hours: 11am - 9pm (Wed-Mon), closed on Tuesdays Address: 77 Aliwal Street, Singapore 199948 WebsiteFacebook | Instagram

And that's our list so far! Let us know if we missed out any of your favourite Bugis spots, and happy eating! 😄