This year, unlike every other year, Ramadan commences not with a joyous celebration of lights, sounds, and food, but with an awkward unease as Singaporeans are told to stay home and stay safe. As more and more measures are meted out to ensure the citizenry complies with social distancing rules, the Muslim community in Singapore is faced with the prospect of a more muted Ramadan, especially with the annual bazaars at Geylang Serai forced to shutter in light of this pandemic.
But don’t fret, nor feel like you’re missing out. Not when there’s a vast majority of Halal dining establishments rolling out the red carpet for islandwide delivery this month. This is the perfect time to bond with family over an exciting array of food from all around the world as the Halal market in Singapore further expands to include more international cuisine. Here, I’ve listed 10 Halal dining outlets to aid in your decision of what to eat today. If you have a Muslim friend, why not take this opportunity to gift them some delectable dishes from the list below?
Le Fuse brings quality Halal Szechuan and Mala Cuisine to Singapore, infusing each dish with only the finest ingredients and spices ubiquitous to the flavours that can only be described as numbing, tongue-tingling, and a burst of heat that radiates through the mouth. They pride themselves on a memorable dining experience that amalgamates the modern and the traditional nuances of Chongqing cuisine with ingredients not commonly found in this flavour genre.
Le Fuse offers self-collection and free islandwide delivery for orders above S$80. Enjoy a 15% discount for your first order, and 10% discount if you’re a repeat customer. Please visit their website for the latest promotion and information.
Tongue Tip Lanzhou Beef Noodles
Though many would prefer their traditional signature beef noodles with soup, I gravitate more towards Tongue Tip’s Lanzhou Stir-Fried Noodles. It’s a dish that not many diners know of but will look on in envy when it arrives at my table, piping hot, with generous amounts of beef slices, colourful chopped peppers, and an aromatic sauce coating each strand of perfectly al-dente yellow noodles. I eat it every Sunday for dinner but I am not impartial to their original beef noodles when the need for familiarity and comfort kicks in.
Tongue Tip Lanzhou Beef Noodles offers islandwide delivery with a minimum order of S$50. Diners can enjoy a 15% discount if you opt for self-collection through their online website. They’re also offering free delivery for orders above S$100. Please visit their website for the latest promotion and information.
Tipo + Working Title + Afterwit + The Mad Sailors + The Co-op
What’s better than one restaurant on a delivery platform? How about, five? Under the umbrella of food conglomerate, The Black Hole Group, five restaurants come together to offer diners a plethora of food choices for every craving and preference. Afterwit serves up Mexican food, The Mad Sailors specialises in British grub, Tipo makes beautiful handmade pasta dishes, (working title) offers burgers of all shapes and sizes, and The Co-op leads with all things chicken. It’s perfect for that one annoying family member who can’t really make up their mind on what to eat and it’s already 6pm.
The Black Hole Group offers self-collection and islandwide delivery at S$5 with a minimum order of S$35. They’re also offering 50% off your first order. Do visit their website for the latest promotion and information.
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Annyeong! There are few things in life more delectable than a platter of beautifully fried chicken from Jinjja coated in yummy flavours like Soy Garlic or Yangnyeom. Their delivery menu caters to all chicken-lovers suffering from withdrawal symptoms of their favourite Korean fried chicken and also offers other mainstays such as sushi and Bibimbap. For those of you who just can’t get enough of Jinjja, there’s an option of a Jinjja Wings Party Set that comes with 50 wings that can be easily upgraded to a whopping 100. What’s restraint in such difficult times, am I right?
Jinjja Chicken offers self-collection and islandwide delivery. Diners can enjoy free delivery for orders above S$200. Do visit their website for the latest promotion and information.
The OG of Nasi Padang, Hjh Maimunah has come a long way since it first launched, winning the hearts of the Malay/Muslim community wth their authentic representation of local classic dishes such as ayam lemak cili padi, ikan panggang, siput sedut lemak, and asam pedas. This Michelin Bib Gourmand recipient is well-loved not just for their reverence towards Malay cuisine, but also for evoking a sense of food nostalgia for Singaporeans who, growing up, were fed the lauk-pauk available here.
Hjh Maimunah offers islandwide delivery with a minimum order of S$30 for delivery. Delivery rates start at S$5 depending on location. Do visit their website for the latest promotion and information.
My Spice Affair — Nasi Ambeng
A close sister of Nasi Padang, the Nasi Ambeng is slightly different in that it is originally intended as a celebratory dish to encourage communal dining, as friends and family gather around to feast on a huge platter of an assortment of dishes. In the middle of this platter, is a generous heapful serving of rice surrounded by an array of Malay dishes of meats and vegetables. My Spice Affair is the perfect epitome of a good Nasi Ambeng, having been around since the 70s, serving up authentic recipes from Malacca.
My Spice Affair offers Island-wide delivery and self-collection. Do visit their website for the latest promotion and information.
Time for Thai
If, like me, your annual pilgrimage has been cancelled due to COVID-19, then you would know how big a part food plays in the travel plans of all Singaporeans traipsing down to the city of all things affordable and exotic—Bangkok. Enter Time for Thai with their mouth-watering selection of Thai dishes such as Seafood Tom Yum noodles, Red Curry Pumpkin, Basil Chicken, and of course, Seafood Pad Thai. We might not be able to cross our borders into Thailand, but that sure won’t stop us from enjoying Thai food right here in the comfort and safety of home.
Time for Thai offers self-collection and free islandwide delivery for orders above S$70. For self-collection, please call their outlet hotlines to make arrangements. Do visit their website for the latest promotion and information.
Now that all stadiums and almost all public Parks are closed, what little we can do with regards to our fitness is confined to a small space in our room. For some of us, we might find this period trying as we see our wellness goals for 2020 start to diminish with each passing day. Don’t exacerbate the situation further! There’s no better time than now to start eating healthy with Lean Bento and their nutritionally balanced menu that is meant to feed your body and soul.
Lean Bento offers free island-wide delivery for every unique order above S$180. There is a minimum order of S$20 for islandwide delivery at subsidised rates. Use promo code FRESHFL@SH from now till 5th May for a 15% discount. Do visit their website for the latest promotion and information.
Generosity doesn’t get any better than a bowl of Deanna’s Kitchen authentic prawn noodle. Not only are the prawns huge and the clams plentiful, the broth for the noodles are also gob-smackingly rich in umami and overtones of seafood flavour. A Muslim revert, Deanna has perfected the recipe for a good bowl of prawn noodles that stay authentically to the iteration she grew up eating as a child. I’ve had a bowl before, and I will say that this is as good as prawn noodles can get.
Deanna’s Kitchen offers free delivery islandwide and self-collection. Quote 5off upon checkout to get 5% discount if you order via delivery through the website. Do visit their website for the latest promotion and information.
Feeling a tad fancy? Perhaps you’re celebrating a special occasion while serving out this one month of Circuit Breaker measures and you’re looking for food that is elevated. Look no further than the much raved Positano Risto that serves up affordable plates of pasta and pizzas that does not compromise on quality. Their delivery menu includes the value-for-money Pazzo set (that feeds two people), and the Maxima set (that feeds 4 to 5 people) which comes with an assortment of starters, mains, and soft drinks.
Positano Risto offers free delivery islandwide with a minimum order that starts at S$32.50, depending on delivery location. There’s a 20% discount off ala carte items for self-collection. Do visit their website for the latest promotion and information.
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