Eating out with friends is always enjoyable, from the camaraderie to excitement of trying something new every time. But if you, like me, possess an insatiable appetite and find yourself constantly lamenting about the small and expensive portions sold outside — you’re not alone. Here, we’ve compiled the top 10 halal restaurants and cafes that are not only wallet-friendly but comes in generous portions too. Bookmark this list, and happy eating!
All Things Delicious
Like its name, expect all things delicious at this cozy cafe bakery. Whether you’re craving something sweet or savoury, they have it on their menu. Start with a bento rice bowl or pasta, and end the meal with their famous cakes. Fitspos needn’t worry either, as all ingredients are all natural with no trans fat and high-fructose corn sugar.
34 Arab Street, #01-01, Singapore 199733
Warong Nasi Pariaman
Possibly the longest-standing nasi padang stall in Singapore, Warong Nasi Paraman is your go-to place with friends and family for sharing dishes. Don’t forget to order their rendang, which also happens to be their specialty. They close at 7pm though, so make sure you go early to avoid disappointment.
736/738 North Bridge Road, Singapore 198706
Who says Italian food has to be expensive? At La Pastificio, a plate of pasta starts from $8.90. Of course, don’t expect a fancy setting and attractive plating. But for what it’s worth, the portions are huge for their price point with great service as well.
604 Sembawang Road, #01-26, Sembawang Shopping Centre, Singapore 758459
There aren’t many halal Japanese and Korean restaurants around, so imagine our delight when we found out Omoomodon sells BOTH Japanese and Korean cuisine that’s halal and super cheap to boot too. What’s better is that you get to DIY your mains as well with a base of brown rice or noodles, and add toppings such as kimchi omelette, grilled salmon, and bulgogi. Prices start from $8.
1 Vista Exchange Green, #02-14/15, The Star Vista, Singapore 138617
89.7 Supper Club
So you’re with a group of friends, and all of you have differing opinions on what to eat. Fret not, just head to 89.7 Supper Club. They literally have everything, from dim sum to dessert. Think of it as another Enak Enak, but at a much more chill environment. Be sure to try their kebabs, which start as low as $6.20.
5 Changi Village Road #01-2035, Singapore 500005,
#01-165, 1016 Geylang East Ave 3, Singapore 389731
Nasi Lemak Kukus
What’s cool about this place is that it offers a self-service concept, so help yourself happy to free flow coconut rice and sambal chilli. If you’re a first timer and would like to test waters first, opt for their standard chicken wing set. At just $4, you get fried chicken, ikan goreng, sambal egg, omelette, ikan bilis, peanuts, and cucumber.
#01-1407, Toa Payoh Industrial Park, Block 1002, Singapore 319074
Burgs by Project Warung
Starting from as low as $4.50, Burgs by Project Warung has everything you expect for in an American burger. Granted, the portions aren’t angmoh sizing, but at such an affordable price, you can get two and the total cost would still be cheaper. If there’s still space in your tummy to spare, try their Honey Soy Fried Chicken Wings as well. Be forewarned, though, they sell out really fast so it’s best to reach early.
505 Beach Road, Golden Mile Food Centre #B1-24, Singapore 199583
Fish and Chicks
As its name suggests, this Asian-inspired Western food joint sells everything with fish and chips. They have so many variations that one visit isn’t enough. Ranging from salted egg yolk to chilli crab, we’re pretty confident their menu is enough to satisfy every palate. If you’re not feeling very fishy, they sell chicken and pasta too. A classic plate of fish and chips start at $8.50.
531 Ang Mo Kio Ave, 10#01-2429, Singapore 560531
8 Grange Road, Cathay Cineleisure Orchard, #B1-01, Singapore 239693
88 Tanglin Halt Road, #01-08, Singapore 141088
204 Bedok North St 1, #01-393, Singapore 460204
Famed for their sandwiches, Toasties uses handmade breads, proprietary marinates and the freshest ingredients. If you’re in a rush, grab their Mexican Pulled Beef for just $8.90, and if you’ve got time to spare, customise your sandwich to your liking.
51 Tampines Avenue 4, #01-85, Our Tampines Hub, Singapore 529684
For two people, Route 12 serves a generous portion of nasi lemak for just $14. The centre of attention: the fried squid that’s bigger than your face. Coated in flour and seasoning and deep fried till golden perfection, you wouldn’t want to miss out on this one. If you’re not a fan of squid, poultry choices are available as well.
45 Sam Leong Road, Singapore 207935