Food Gems for $20 (or less) at Haji Lane 

In July 2022, it was announced that road closures in the Haji Lane precinct will resume after a hiatus of more than two years. This allows establishments to extend their business outdoors. (PHOTO: TimeOut)

A place of heritage, hippie streets and good food. Save this as your handy dandy guide for the next time you make a trip to Haji Lane.

In July 2022, it was announced that road closures in the Haji Lane precinct will resume after a hiatus of more than two years. This allows establishments to extend their business outdoors. (PHOTO: TimeOut)

Haji Lane is the go-to weekend hangout spot for everyone, including families, couples, friends, and singles, and there’s a good reason why this is so. 

You will never run out of things to see when you are there. 

And with the Sultan Mosque being a national monument, the Haji Lane precinct is rich in traditional Malay heritage. 

Do check out the beautiful graffiti on the walls, some of them hidden in the least unexpected corners at Haji Lane.

The Republican Post team took a walk down Haji Lane and discovered affordable eats you can get for $20 or less. 

Chix Hot Chicken

In case you haven’t heard, Chix Hot Chicken is owned by Taufik Batisah, winner of the first season of Singapore Idol.

A crispy breaded chicken fillet smacked in between two buns–the best combination. (PHOTO: Chixhotchicken)

The restaurant prides itself as Singapore’s first Nashville Hot Chicken spot. So you’re not getting just fried chicken here, but fried chicken coated with their secret dry rub recipe using a dozen spices and herbs, giving Nashville-style chickens a major kick to them. But not to worry, you can also choose a spice level that you’re comfortable with–mild, medium, hot, insane, and atomic. 

If you’d like something filling, you can opt for Bacon & Eggs ($11.90) or the Buffalo ($9.90) from their Hot Chicken Sandwiches menu. Pair these with their crispy Fries ($3.90) and Coke ($2.90) to tone down the spiciness of the hot chicken that you’re bound to salivate over. 

IG: @chixhotchicken

Website: Chix Hot Chicken

Address: 1 Jln Pisang, #01-01, Singapore 199069

Opening hours: 12p.m. – 9p.m.

The Halal Corner

You may have seen their videos on your TikTok page. Known for its Western fusion food, this establishment has two outlets, which are located at Haji Lane and Bedok.

The messier, the better. (PHOTO: The Halal Corner)

When we were there, we tried the Chicken-ator burger ($14.90). The chicken cutlet was a mouthful because of the large size of the cutlet. On the plus side, you’ll definitely get your money’s worth here. Although a little dry, the flavourful meat made up for the excellent tasting experience. Since it was raining that day, we also paired our meal with Peppermint tea ($4). However, you can also opt for their cold drinks such as Sprite and Ice Lemon Tea, which are priced at $2.90 each.

Disclaimer: The menu at their Haji Lane outlet is not as extensive as their full-fledged outlet in Bedok. 

IG: @thehalalcornersg

Website: The Halal Corner

Address: 63 Haji Lane, Singapore 189256

Opening hours: Opens daily, 1130a.m. to 10p.m.

Rumi The Poets Cup

If you’re ever in need of a drink during your strolls, check out Rumi the Poets Cup tucked within the corridors of Haji Lane.

Their iconic tall cups against their aesthetic storefront. (PHOTO: Nurul Insyirah)

As they are artisanal, prices are a little higher than what you would usually pay at a regular drinks stall. If you’re new to Rumi, we recommend you try the Caramel Cream ($8) or the Hazel Malt ($7). They’re cold, sweet, and creamy–perfect to quench your thirst. If you are looking for a dessert to eat, you can opt for their Art of Mason waffles ($12).

The freshly cooked waffles are topped with Coconut and Vanilla ice cream, Kinder Bueno, Mixed Berries, Pandan, and White Chocolate drizzle. (PHOTO: Rumi)

Tip: Check out their Instagram page as they hold themed nights for you to hang out and bring your friends over. 

IG: @rumithepoetscup 

Address: 64 Haji Lane, Singapore 199437

Opening hours: 2p.m -11p.m (Weekdays)

1p.m. – 12a.m. (Fridays and Saturdays)

1p.m. – 11p.m. (Sundays)

Konditori Artisan Bakes

Another artisanal option for you to try is Konditori by Fika Swedish Cafe and Bistro, located along 33 Bussorah Street. You can definitely spot the establishment with its gorgeous teal and gold hut exterior. 

Filled to the ends of the trays, there’s definitely something for everyone to try here. (PHOTO: Nurul Insyirah)

There was a long queue that extended even outside the store. Thankfully, It was a moving queue, and we ended up having only to wait for approximately 5 minutes. As you step into the bakery, the aroma of freshly-baked goods and pastry greet you. 

Known for its croissants, Konditori also sells cakes, pastries, and bread to choose from. There was the Butter Brioche ($3.90), Red Velvet Croissant ($6.30), and the classic Pain Au Chocolate ($4.30). The stacks of pastries are neatly arranged behind the glass panel, making it a smooth buying experience as you’d simply have to point to the bake of your choice.

They are also available online where you can make an order 3 days in advance if you’d like your bake delivered to your doorstep. 

IG: @konditorisg 

Website: Konditori SG

Address: 33 and 34 Bussorah St, Singapore 199451

Opening hours: 10a.m. -7.30p.m. daily (or till sold-out)

Ichikokudo Hokkaido Ramen

Here’s a bonus if you’re willing to splurge a little more. Located right in front of the Sultan Mosque, Ichikokudo Hokkaido Ramen serves Japanese dishes. The unique thing about eating at this outlet is that you can get a good view of Haji Lane, including the iconic Sultan Mosque, from the tables at Level 2. 

A small price to pay for a filling meal with an almost authentic Japanese dining experience. (PHOTO: Nurul Insyirah)

Currently, they offer an affordable Weekday Lunch Value Set ($10.90) from 11 am to 3 pm. You can choose one of its three main courses–ICHI-Lunch Ramen, HOKKAI-Lunch Ramen, or the Lunch Japanese Beef Yakiniku Don. The set will also include a two-piece Karaage and a cup of Green Tea. 

IG: @ichikokudosg 

Website: Ichikokudo Hokkaido Ramen

Address: 45 Bussorah Street, Singapore 199463

Opening hours: 11a.m. – 10p.m.