By Siti Zulaiha Bte Nurhanafi
Every year, Muslims around the world look forward to Ramadan – the holy month of fasting when Muslims abstain from eating and drinking before dawn till dusk. Fasting forms one of the five pillars of Islam and is a means for Muslims to strengthen their faith through discipline, self-control, charity and prayers.
Due to the circuit breaker last year, Muslims could only break fast (Iftar) within the comfort of their homes. This year, they have been able to gather with family and friends and have their Iftar meals at some of their favourite eats while adhering to the COVID-19 rules. If you are still looking for options to dine-in after a long day of fasting, check out these five recommendations.
Searching for authentic Singaporean dishes? Yassin Kampung has got you covered! With six locations islandwide, Yassin Kampung is the perfect place to reminisce about local cuisines with your family members. With their rustic attap roofs and classic wooden theme, Yassin Kampung is known for the nostalgia and “kampong spirit” that they bring to their customers. Some of their signature dishes include Chef Yassin’s spin on their Chilli Crab ($38) and Butter Milk Salted Egg Yolk Chicken ($14). Their prices range from $6 onwards and complementary dates are served to all customers dining in upon request. Yassin Kampung’s restaurants are located at Marsiling, Admiralty, Clementi, Bedok and Sengkang.
Are you on the hunt for some handmade pasta in Singapore? If the answer is yes, Tipo Pasta Bar is the place for you! This Italian inspired café is a family-friendly eatery that serves pasta made of top-notch ingredients at reasonable prices. Their best-sellers include their Crazy Carbonara ($16.90), Prawn Aglio Olio ($15.90), as well as their Royal Ragu ($15.90). On top of that, their special pink sauce which includes a combination of alfredo and pomodoro sauce has a melt-in-your-mouth texture, making it an unforgettable experience. If you are a picky eater, fret not, as Tipo also offers the option of “Building Your Own Pasta”, which allows you to select from your favorite ingredients. Remember to pay Tipo Pasta Bar a visit at 785 North Bridge Road Singapore.
Are you looking for a French-inspired halal eatery to dine in with your loved ones? The White Label is the place to go. This French-local fusion cafe, offers a plethora of homemade baked treats, pastas as well as steak options that you could indulge in! Some of their must-trys include their Squid Ink Spaghetti ($26), prepared with their aromatic ‘Sotong Masak Hitam’ sauce as well as their Smoked Duck Spaghetti ($22) put together with duck char siew, smoked duck wanton as well as their own spin on ‘wanton mee’ sauce! With The White Label bringing fusion food to the next level, it is definitely worth a trip! Do drop by 734 North Bridge Road Singapore to enjoy some of their delectable selections!
Located in the heart of Telok Ayer is Picanhas’, a halal steakhouse that offers wallet-friendly steak and seafood options to its customers. Although only two mains are listed on their menu, their steaks are of picanha cuts in different preparations such as their Queen of Steak ($21) and their Picanha Don ($16). Picanha’s steaks go best with their signature mocktails and thirst-quenching sodas, which include their Adam’s Apple Yuzu mocktail ($12) as well as their Raspberry Lemonade soda ($7). If you are looking for a bistro that will satisfy your hunger for steak dishes, Picanha is just the right place for you. Do drop by 90 Club Street Singapore to pay them a visit!
Looking for a taste of Sweden but tired of travelling all the way to IKEA? Fika Swedish Cafe and Bistro has got you covered! Otherwise known as a halal cafe offering home-cooked traditional Swedish food and pastries, Fika Swedish Cafe is a good option for you to enjoy Scandinavian food. Fika’s Swedish Cafe’s prices range from $15 onwards and their dishes consist of ingredients made from the finest quality to satisfy your hunger needs. Do drop by 257 Beach Road to get a warm, cozy taste of Sweden.
For a small, sunny island like Singapore, the sky’s the limit when it comes to the variety of food options. This list only covers the tip of the iceberg on the various halal eateries in Singapore. With that, happy fasting!
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