10 Halal Dishes which makes you feel "This is Home, Truly, Where I Know, I Must Eat"

by Shamsydar Ani Aug 07, 2017


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Whenever I am feeling low, I look around me and I know… that food is all around me, wherever I may choose to go. 

 

Pardon the lack of my lyrical skills but each time a foreign friend asks what’s cool about Singapore, I start listing our national dishes and where to find them. Our sunny Singapura might be tiny but it boasts a big palette food-wise. Since National Day falls on Wednesday this year, what’s more perfect than chasing that mid-week blues away from work by celebrating great new dishes and deals at our local homegrown cafes, bistros and restaurants! Celebrate our nation’s 52nd year of independence by supporting local and trying out these exciting halal dishes from our halalfoodhunt.com merchants!

 

1. Crab your hands on some Chilli Crab Mantou Sliders at Kaw Kaw by Makan State

 

The iconic Singapore Chilli Crab has seen it’s fair share of twists in forms of burgers, pastas and the occasional salad. Don’t worry, Kaw Kaw by Makan State has simplified the way you eat a chilli crab just to make it more convenient - mantou buns to the rescue! The mantou buns are usually dipped in the delicious creamy and silky chilli crab sauce, but why not use it as a burger bun instead and have the crab as the patty! Yummy soft shell crabs will give you that extra crunch as you bite into it. 

Chilli Crab Mantou Sliders, 4 for $15 [Photo by Kaw Kaw by Makan State]

 

KAW KAW by Makan State
Area: Bugis
FRIENDS Discount: 10% off with minimum purchase off total bill on weekdays only
For more information and details, click here.  

 

2. While you’re at it, dress cool when you eat this Stylo Milo dessert at Kaw Kaw by Makan State

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Stylo Milo $5.20 [Photo by Kaw Kaw by Makan State]

 

As a kid, I used to add Milo onto everything I ate - bread, condensed milk and some Milo; vanilla ice cream with heaps of Milo, you named it. My mum had to stop me from adding Milo to my rice. But check out Kaw Kaw’s flaky pastry topped with all things Milo (think Milo cereal, Milo ice cream and powdered Milo itself). It’s definitely an elevated version of your childhood roti, condensed milk and Milo breakfast.

 

KAW KAW by Makan State
Area: Bugis
FRIENDS Discount: 10% off with minimum purchase off total bill on weekdays only
For more information and details, click here.  

 

3. Get "high" with Remember Me at Kaw Kaw too

 

Remember Me [Photo by Kaw Kaw by Makan State]

 

If there’s one thing I can’t say I’ve tried as a Singaporean, it’s definitely the iconic Singapore Sling created at the Raffles Hotel back in 1915. Kaw Kaw has created a mocktail that allows us Muslims to have a taste of what the Singapore Sling is like. Fruity and filled with all the tropical goodness that is sure to quench your thirst of a typical hot day in Singapore. 

 

KAW KAW by Makan State
Area: Bugis
FRIENDS Discount: 10% off with minimum purchase off total bill on weekdays only
For more information and details, click here.  

 

4. Love Fish Head Curry? Enjoy yours at $1 at any Segar outlets!

 

P2E celebrates our nation’s 52nd birthday by giving away our Signature Curry Fish Head for just $1 for those born on the 9th of Aug! So tag those lucky family members and friends and treat them to a Birthday / National Day celebration meal! The promotion starts on Saturday, 5th August 2017 till Wednesday 9th August 2017!

 

 

Segar Village
Area: Multiple Outlets
FRIENDS Discount: 10% off with minimum purchase off total bill only at Segar Star Vista Outlet
For more information and details, click here.  

 

5. Fiery Fusion Fiesta at PastaMania  

 

In the spirit of National day, PastaMania has launched four new Fusion Mania pastas that will tingle our taste buds with the spice level. Expect some local flavours such as Hei Bi Hiam Chicken, Sambal Cincalok Barramundi, Thai Red Curry Seafood and Curry Vegetarian. For these 4 dishes, diners can choose from 3 levels of heat to challenge their threshold for spiciness. The level three Sambal Cincalok is definitely not for the faint hearted!

 

Sambal Cincalok Pasta

 

6. Not heading out? Satay home with Jamil Sate Classic’s SG52 Bundle Set

Bring the satay club to the comforts of your home if you’re one who can’t stand crowds or too lazy to start the BBQ grill fired away. Jamil Sate Classic is offering a perfect party platter for 6 pax at only $52. You won’t just get a sate set, you’ll be treated to a meal complete with drinks and dessert too!

 

Jamil Sate Classic
Area: Macpherson
FRIENDS Discount: 10% off with minimum purchase off total bill
For more information and details, click here.  

 

7. Grab a quick breakfast with the best muffins in town at AJ Delights

 

I’m not kidding when I say it is literally the best muffins in town. Think crispy muffin tops, yet moist and decadent filling topped with crunchy bits of oven baked goodness. The interesting things is that these muffins are baked in a humble hawker centre at Bukit Merah! Just for this National Day, get your hands on AJ Delight’s muffins at $1.30 instead of the usual $2! Grab them while stocks last!

 

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Muffins from AJ Delights

 

AJ Delights
Area: Bukit Merah
FRIENDS Discount: One free muffin with every dozen muffins
For more information and details, click here.  

 

8. No need to wait for a birthday to eat some cake, get a cakelet at Butter Studio

 

This exquisite petit cake featuring handcrafted orchid blooms pays tribute to our garden city island nation celebrating her glorious 52 years! The delicate fragrant rose scented cake coated in smooth, silky frosting topped with individually hand-piped buttercream orchid flowers is a perfect way to celebrate National Day! Available in 6-inch cakes by pre-order.

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Cakelet from Butter Studio

 

Butter Studio
Area: Multiple outlets
FRIENDS Discount: 15% off total bill only at Jalan Besar outlet
For more information and details, click here.  

 

9. Chill by the pool with Citrus by the Pool’s Signature Tom Yum Seafood Pasta

Only for valid this week till National Day, spend a minimum of $52 at either Citrus by the Pool or Citrus Bistro and get their Signature Tom Yum Seafood Pasta at $5.20 instead of the usual $12.90. 

 

 

Citrus Bistro and Citrus by the Pool
Area: Multiple outlets
FRIENDS Discount: 10% off total bill
For more information and details, click here.  

 

10. Get your hands on the Ayam Smackdown Burger at Working Title

 

A burger version of a local favourite, the ayam penyet, Working Title Burger Bar brings you a  chicken katsu patty, cucumber spirals, local lettuce, tofu, tomatoes topped with house made sambal in a toasted brioche served with crispy fries this National Day.

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Ayam Smack Down at Working Title [Photo by The Blackhole Group]

 

Working Title Burger Bar
Area: Multiple outlets
FRIENDS Discount: 15% off total bill
For more information and details, click here.  

 

Just remember though! Grab the food early so you won’t miss the fireworks! 

HAPPY 52nd Birthday Singapore!
 



This post was brought to you by Kaw Kaw SG By Makanstate.
 



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