Great news for halal diners. If you’re staying in on a weekend or lunching at your desk, these halal-certified cafes and restaurants with delivery options have got you covered.
Gone are the days when halal food was once limited; these days, Muslim diners are seriously spoilt for choice, what with the countless halal-certified cafes and restaurants constantly popping up all over the island. Same goes if you’re planning on dining from the convenience of your home or office. We’ve picked our 10 favourite cafes, restaurants and hawker stalls which offer halal food delivery services in Singapore.
The social media-savvy Makcik Chicken has got to be the most exciting one on this list. Its promotional videos are works of art – they feature drone work and tongue-in-cheek humour. Its star (and only) dish is its signature Confirm Steeeemmm Chicken Rice (from $9.50), which features a juicy, ginger and garlic-infused chicken thigh, rice made with Japanese spices, and served with soft boiled Hanjuku eggs and cherry tomatoes.
In a country dotted with fast food restaurants, Arnold’s may not seem like much. But sink your teeth into its crunchy, spice-laden chicken, and we promise you’d never feel the same again. We especially love the fried buns; these crispy rolls are perfect for sopping up all that grease and dipping into your mash potatoes.
Ayam Penyet President
If you’ve never tried ayam penyet, you’re seriously missing out. Meaning “smashed chicken”, the dish is served with this hearty meat, along with greens, rice and a feisty chilli. Other dishes to try include the grilled chicken, crispy fried beef and grilled boneless milk fish.
Prefer a lighter lunch? Make your own healthy sushi or salads at Maki-San, which offers different sizes of these. For sushi, pick between three and five essentials or choose four basic toppings and upgrade for additional premium ones for salads. Alternatively, if you prefer to have them readily picked out for you, order up the house sushi or salads which similarly brim with greens.
Not one for regular salads? Order up a healthy Middle Eastern one from Fill-a-Pita, which offers flavour-packed vegetarian salads with its toppings of taboulleh, falafel balls, and cold lentils. We highly recommend ordering the sides of hummus and babaganoush with freshly baked pitas in case you get a case of the munchies in the office.
When we’re in Dhoby Ghaut, it’s a must for us to pop into Jai Siam at the MRT station’s dining area. This affordable Thai eatery serves up some of the best spicy chilli paste Tom Yum soup we’ve ever had, along with rice with beef or chicken basil. Pro tip: Order the highly addictive prawn cakes and have it with lashings of tangy Thai chilli sauce.
The Orange Lantern
Halal eaters don’t have to miss out on all the fun when it comes to Vietnamese food. The Orange Lantern serves up mighty fine bowls of pho with a few unorthodox twists. If regular beef pho doesn’t do it for you, try the chilli beef noodle soup for a spicy kick.
Order The Orange Lantern via email, or call 6844 3789. Alternatively, order via Uber, Deliveroo or FoodPanda.
You don’t have to wait ‘til the weekend for your dose of brunch food. I am… does delivery, meaning you can treat yourself to their charcoal-grilled burgers, sandwiches and pastas on a working day. Need a midday pick me up? Order up one of their popular mocktails, which includes virgin Blueberry Lavander Mojitos, and Pina Coladas.
Jinjja Fried Chicken
Planning a stay-home weekend with your favourite K-dramas? Order in Jinjja Fried Chicken for a cosy day in. We assure you your tum will be doing the Gangnam Style once you top up your chicken with the creamy melted cheese sauce – that’s a bunch of guilty pleasures rolled into one!
This Bib Gourmand restaurant serves up the real deal when it comes to dum biryani. The meat (available in chicken, mutton, fish and even vegetarian) is cooked in rice so the grains can soak up all the flavours.