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Hooray for Halal!

Spanish Paella Mixta

Halal food is not restricted to merely Malay, Indonesian or Indian food – here are a few more worldly options

With the Ramadan season coming up, here are a few options you can choose for buka puasa – the break fast – with your Muslim friends.


The food at Carousel is prepared in halal-certified kitchens. Carousel brings in Spanish chef Esmeraldo Oteruelo from Jun 29 to Jul 27; just in time for Ramadan.

His Spanish specialties include the classic Paella Mixta, a fragrant mixed rice dish with fresh seafood, and Agnolotti di Aragosta e Scampi, a ravioli-like pasta stuffed with lobster and shrimp.

Aside from seafood, diners can also look forward to feasting on a popular French dish known as Magret de Canard. It is seared duck breast, sliced and served with a piquant sauce made with honey, orange, and thyme.

Visit www.carouselbuffet.com.sg for reservations.


Fluff Bakery

So, this really isn’t for a meal but it’s for dessert! This halal bakery uses mascarpone and cream cheese instead of fondant or buttercream.

It has unique flavoured delicacies such as Lemon Lemongrass and Honey Cupcakes, Teh Tarik Cupcakes, and Deconstructed Baklava Cupcakes. There is usually a long queue here, so be prepared to wait for your delicious dessert.

Fluff Bakery, 12 Jalan Pisang, Singapore 199079

Photo: Yellow Submarines Cheesesteaks Facebook
Photo: Yellow Submarines Cheesesteaks Facebook

Yellow Submarines Cheesesteaks

Who knew that a Philly cheesesteak could be found in Toa Payoh? And did we mention that it is halal?

Yellow Submarines Cheesesteaks does an Asian rendition of the cheesesteak sandwich. They place beef slices cooked a la minute topped with melted cheese in between fluffy buns.

Also, you should try their Torpedo Fries, which is their version of cheesy fries. They also have an assortment of submarine sandwiches.

Visit www.yellowsubmarines.com.sg for more information.

Fika Swedish Café & Bistro

Fika, a quintessential Swedish coffee break, is also a halal Swedish café in Singapore. Up until Fika, your only exposure to Swedish cuisine might have been from Ikea.

Try the traditional Pickled Herring Platter or the Swedish Homemade Meatballs in a creamy sauce with a side of parsley potatoes and lingonberry jam. All the authentically Swedish items on the menu are marked with the logo of a moose.

Visit www.fikacafe.com for more information.

Photo: 1Market Facebook
Photo: 1Market Facebook


Malaysian celebrity Chef Wan’s halal-certified buffet restaurant has proven a big hit with the Muslim community here since its grand opening in 2012.

1Market has an array of food ranging from sashimi to casseroles, hot pots and desserts, made from Chef Wan’s recepies.

1Market, Plaza Singapura, 68 Orchard Road, #04-45 to 49, Singapore 238839, Tel: 6341 9159

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Turkish food can be found in the heart of the new Bedok Mall. Who would have thought that?

Ottoman serves authentic Turkish platters such as Iskender Mutton Kebab, a tender mutton dish with homemade croutons, and a popular Turkish snack called Cheese Borek that is a filo pastry containing cheese.

Trust us when we say you will not be getting an odd mixture of Middle-Eastern food at this place.

Ottoman Kebab & Grill, Bedok Mall, 311 New Upper Changi Road, #01-75, Singapore 467360, Tel: 6702 4031


Photo: Tang Teahouse Hong Kong Cafe Facebook

Tang Teahouse Hong Kong Café

Even tze-char and dim sum stalls are getting into the fray. Halal cha chaan teng (Hong Kong-style teahouse) Tang Teahouse is cooking up a storm in Simpang Bedok.

Apart from staples such as fried Hong Kong noodles and chicken rice, they also have a dim sum menu with signatures such as har kow, golden buns, chicken char siew paus, and crispy Vietnam rolls.

Tang Teahouse Hong Kong Café, 357/359 Bedok Road, Tel: 6445 9100, Singapore 469545