[UPDATED] 20 halal places open this Chinese New Year weekend
by Halalfoodhunt Jan 26, 2017
This weekend is going to be a long one peeps. As majority of our Singaporean food business owners celebrate Chinese New Year and will be closing shop to celebrate with their loved one, we asked our halalfoodhunt.com merchants for their special opening hours this Chinese New Year. While this is not an exhaustive list, we hope you would find it useful! To all our friends who celebrate Chinese New Year, have a prosperous one ahead and remember, happiness can be found in time spent with family not just during this time but throughout the year! (Psst we know for those who celebrate CNY, you can get sick of the same type of food at every house so we hope this list will be useful for you too! There are also discounts for our FRIENDS with halalfoodhunt.com Rewards Card holders so do look out for those.)
NOTE: This article is up to date as of 27/1/2017, 12.32PM Merchants listed on halalfoodhunt.com are all halal-certified or Muslim-owned and we have done the due dilligence of checking their documents before posting them up. Halalfoodhunt.com is a directory of verified halal places and online businesses for halal eaters to refer to for exact location, opening hours, make a reservation, or order delivery. Discover and choose by location or by your specific needs like ambience.
1. Flavour Flings
This place located at Hougang is always fully reserved, especially during a weekend, so do book early. Their specialty is their Beef Steak Raclette and their Hangry, The Beef Steak Burger.
Opening Hours for CNY:
27th Jan, Friday, 11am- 9pm (Closed between 4- 5.30pm) 28th Jan, Saturday, 9am-9pm (Closed between 4- 5.30pm) 29th Jan, Sunday, 9am- 9pm (Closed between 4- 5.30pm) 30st Jan, Monday, 9am- 6pm 31st Jan, Tuesday, CLOSED 1st February, Wednesday, CLOSED 2nd February, Thursay, 11am- 9pm (Closed between 4- 5.30pm) Check out how fully booked they are!
Address: Blk 121 Hougang Ave 1 #01-1348, Singapore 530121 For regular opening hours, exact location and contact numbers to reserve, click here.
2. Kucina Italian Restaurant
Kucina is designed like a "Trattoria" from Italy, giving it that Classic Italian feel. It's rustic, comfortable and homely. They serve Classic Italian dishes. Among them, the recommended dishes to try are the Arancicni Siciliani, Seafood Cartoccio Pasta, Granchio Pasta, Homemade Gnocchi, Pizza Pizzotto, Tiramisu, Tortino Lava Cake and Pannacotta. The price of our items ranges from $5 to $23. https://www.instagram.com/p/BLn9jR3gAD7/?taken-by=lifeunderwraps
Opening Hours for CNY: Open as per normal. For regular opening hours, exact location and contact numbers to reserve, click here.
FRIENDS Rewards: 10% on Weekdays only (use it on Monday!)
Address: 11 Tanjong Katong Road #B1-09/10, Singapore 437157
3. Casuarina Curry @ MacPherson Road
If you've had too much of the same type of Chinese cuisine this weekend, you can always rely on Indian food. With their crispy and fluffy pratas, murtabaks, roti johns and thosais it might just be that break you need. They also have Briyanis with either Chicken, Mutton or Fish. North Indian food can also be found here with an assortment of Naans, Chicken Tikka, Butter Chicken and Channa Masala. Lastly, the all-time comfort food of Gorengs, or fried rice and mee. Mee Goreng, Kway Teow Goreng, Bee Hoon Goreng, Maggie Goreng and Nasi Goreng.
Ondeh Ondeh Prata at Casuarina CurryIt seems like the Ondeh-ondeh craze is not over peeps! You've seen ondeh-ondeh cakes now here's ONDEH ONDEH PRATA! Ok we admit the real ondeh-ondeh is still queen but this kinda thing makes life fun! $4.90 only!!! This is some real #crispyfluff to get you going for the rest of the week. (Credits to The Halal Food Blog for the hashtag!) ... For full address and opening hours of Casuarina Curry @ MacPherson Rd, click here: http://sg.halalfoodhunt.com/places/casuarina-curry-macpherson-road. For standard menu items, you can get 10% off your bill with a minimum spending of $10, with the FRIENDS card. To learn more about the FRIENDS Card, click here: friends.halalfoodhunt.com #MUIShalalcertified #halalsg #lepak #lepakwithFRIENDS Posted by Halalfoodhunt.com on Wednesday, January 18, 2017
Opening Hours for CNY:
They are open during the CNY public holidays (28,29,30 January) from 8am to 12 midnight. Last orders will be at 11.40pm. The following weekend (4-5 Feb) will follow the same timing. They take reservations for big groups so do call in early to book for big groups. Last minute reservations might be difficult.
FRIENDS Rewards: 15% off valid with minimum spending of $10.
Address: 187 MacPherson Road, Singapore 348545
For regular opening hours, exact location and contact numbers to reserve, click here.
4. Marhaba Restaurant
Besides Casuarina Curry, you can also find briyani, murtabak at Marhaba. Besides that they also have Breakfast Lontong and Mee Upih! This restaurant is open all day, all week for 24/7! (Related story: The Lady Who Runs Marhaba Restaurant)
Opening Hours for CNY: 24 Hours, All Days
FRIENDS Rewards: 10% OFF. Valid for dine-in only.
Address: 52 Changi Road, Singapore 419707
For regular opening hours, exact location and contact numbers to reserve, click here.
5. Muugu Fork
Muugu Fork is a restaurant that will be open till late. Up to 3AM on some nights! We read that their Carbonara Mushroom Pasta and Mushroom soup are homemade from good mushrooms so if you are a fan of that definitely head to Muugu Fork this weekend. They also have this cool "Winter" Coke which which is a classic glass bottle coke that slushies up by itself once the cap is popped.
Opening Hours for CNY: They will be open on Saturday (28th Jan) and Sunday (29th Jan), but closed on Monday (30th Jan).
Address 142 Arab Street Singapore 199828 For the exact map, regular opening hours, exact location and contact numbers to reserve, click here.
6. T Bob's Corner
They serve mainly Western food, with some Asian and fusion dishes such as spaghetti Phad Thai. Highly recommend are their Honey BBQ Beef Ribs and Lamb Ribs, Teriyaki Salmon and Salted Egg Calamari! Our mains range from $7 to $31.
Opening Hours for CNY: T Bob's Corner is open on 1st and 2nd of CNY, 28 and 29 Jan 2017. 12-11pm. Closed on Mondays. They are also open the next weekend after CNY.
FRIENDS Rewards: You can also get 10% off with your FRIENDS Rewards Card. Not valid with other promotions, discounts, or vouchers. Present card upon ordering.
Address: Blk 527, Bedok North Street 3, #01-514, Singapore 460527 For the exact map, regular opening hours, exact location and contact numbers to reserve, click here.
7. The Ramen Stall
The Ramen Stall provides the Muslim community with a wide variety of halal Japanese food. They painstakingly create each dish from scratch instead of using sauces and pre-mixes available in the market. Open only at night, from 5pm to 5am, they serve just your favorite sushi, but also a variety of ramen and tapas style munchies. A hot favourite is the Volcano Ramen, beef torched sushi as a side dish, or the sashimi boat for the more adventurous palate. The Ramen Stall also has CNY specials and halal yusheng!
Opening hours for CNY: Open on CNY weekend, 12nn-5am 27/1/17 (Chinese New year Eve): 5pm - 5am 28/1/17 (1st Day of CNY) - 30/1/17: 12noon - 5am 31/1/17: 5pm - 5am
Address 787 North Bridge Road, Singapore 198755 For the exact map, regular opening hours, exact location and contact numbers to reserve, click here.
Check out their CNY Special Menu!
Halal authentic Thai dishes with recipes prepared by chefs from Thailand. Try their signature dishes are our Homemade Spring Rolls, assorted fish based sides, Phad Thai and specialty green curry dishes.
FRIENDS Rewards: 10% OFF. Valid with minimum spending of $50. Not valid with any other promotions.
Opening Hours for CNY: Open as per normal. Refer to their usual operating hours here: For the exact map, regular opening hours, exact location and contact numbers to reserve, click here.
Address: 430 Upper Changi Road, Singapore 487048
They also have halal Yusheng available! https://www.instagram.com/p/BPrM_kmBLpN/?taken-by=halalfoodhunt
9. Hyde & Co.
Despite its British appearance, Hyde & Co gives a glimpse into its dual personality as soon as you browse through its menu. Incorporated with well thought out fusion dishes that fuses together both novel and familiar flavours, we hope to pleasantly surprise with our delectable Nasi Lemak Risotto, Fried Chicken Waffle - using an Asian chicken marinate and Ondeh-Ondeh French toast. Their all-day brunch menu runs till 5pm and dinner menu begins at 6pm.
CNY Specials: Prawns Laksa Hae Bee Hiam Pasta in conjunction with CNY as well as a new Orange Earl Grey Iced Tea.
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Opening hours for CNY: 27 January, Friday (CNY Eve) 12pm – 10pm 28 January, Saturday (CNY Day 1) 12pm – 10pm 29 January, Sunday (CNY Day 2) 12pm – 10pm 30 January, Monday (CNY Day 3) 12pm – 6pm 31 January, Tuesday Closed
Address: 785 North Bridge Road, Singapore 198753 For the map, regular opening hours, exact location and contact numbers to reserve, click here.
10. Siam Kitchen
A charming Thai restaurant that injects the nostalgic charm of Thailand with a contemporary feel, Siam Kitchen plates up a plethora of home-styled Thai cuisine. From the familiar top picks like Tom Yum Goong, Green Curry to Siam Kitchen’s special Mid-Joint Chicken Wings, Siam Kitchen will give you a slice of Thailand’s street food fare right here.
Opening hours for CNY: Siam Kitchen will be open throughout this CNY period, no change in operating hours. For the addresses of their branches at East Point, Lot 1 Mall, and Bukit Pangjang Plaza, regular opening hours, and contact numbers to reserve, click here.
Check out their special promotion for the season!
Wilder (pronounced weel-der) was created around the concept of “wilderness”, in a pursuit to reconnect with nature. Their ingredients are hand made in-house, down to the brioche buns used in the extremely tasty Sloppy Pulled Beef Burger, and in all their burgers. This hands-on element on our food pays off in dishes such as our 12-hour Pulled Beef and Baked Spinach and Cheese. Their Salted Egg Taters comes with a delicious sauce that coats the fries without making them soggy. Nyum nyum nyummm.
Opening hours for CNY: Wilder is open on Saturday and Sunday, but closed on Monday
Address: 749 North Bridge Road #01-01, Singapore 198717 For the map, regular opening hours, exact location and contact numbers to reserve, click here.
12. Kaw Kaw SG by Makanstate
Step into a Brooklyn-inspired cafe as you enter Kaw Kaw SG by Makan State! They have a wide range of menu is suitable for all kinds of eaters so it doesn’t matter if you are a vegetarian or practicing a gluten-free diet. There is the Pan-Seared Salmon and Tiger Prawn Aglio Olio to tickle your taste buds. There’s also an assortment of burgers to try from the Spicy Bolo burger to the Smoky Beef Bacon burger for something lighter yet equally filling. We love their mac & cheese too!
FRIENDS Rewards: Only on weekdays you can enjoy 10% off! (Use on Monday!)
Opening hours for CNY: They are open throughout Chinese New Year based on prevailing operating hours. You can check that out here.
Address: 28 Aliwal St #01-01, Singapore 199918
13. Fiery Gourmet Cafe
Pasar malam stall turned cafe, Fiery Gourmet Cafe offers Western Fusion and they recommend the Fiery Benjo Burger.
Address: 462 Crawford Lane #01-61, Singapore 190462 For the map, regular opening hours, exact location and contact numbers to reserve, click here.
14. Nene Chicken
One of our favourite Korean fried chicken fast food outlets will have a special opening time. Check out all their branches and outlets's address all across Singapore, and contact numbers here!
15. Mr Lava-Lava Cafe & Steakhouse
Mr Lava-lava is place where you not only fill up your stomach but also relax, enjoy the soothing music and the cozy ambience. You can grill your meat on a piece of hot lavastone and choose your done-ness. There is range of meat and seafood where you can choose from. A place where you can become your own chef!
Address: 10 Jln Masjid, Singapore 418930 For the map, regular opening hours, exact location and contact numbers to reserve, click here.
Charcos which is known for their roasted barbequed meats will be open throughout Chinese New Year holiday from 11 AM- 10PM. Good for families and big groups with their variety of meats and sides! Specially for Chinese New Year also, they will be selling roasted duck (whole duck) @$39.90 and portion ducks (set-meal) on weekends from 15th January to 25th February 2017.
FRIENDS Rewards: If this month is also your birthday month you can claim 15% discount from your bill with your FRIENDS Card. Just bring along your I/C to prove that it's your birthday!
Address: Blk 608 Ang Mo Kio Ave 5 #01-2771, Singapore 560608 For the map, regular opening hours, exact location and contact numbers to reserve, click here.
17. Santaro by Gion *SPECIAL CNY DISCOUNT!***
Santaro By Gion offers a full range of quality Japanese food, prepared with authentic home-made sauces and spices, using fresh ingredients. Whilst their Daily Sets are value for money and are perfect for the busy executive diners, they currently have a CNY Special. Their OMAKASE + ALACARTE BUFFET is also ending soon on 31st January 2017. Thereafter, Omakase set can be purchased on its own and the Buffet set will be revamped and purchased on its own. For HALALFOODHUNT.COM FRIENDS cardholders, you are eligible for a 10% discount during the promotion, and 15% discount for non promotional items. Reservation is highly encouraged here! Refer here for their contact numbers to reserve. The kitchen is helmed by renowned award-winning chef Santaro Li, who has served dignitaries, such as the late Minister Mentor Lee Kuan Yew. He is supported by three experienced chefs and a full service team to serve you.
FRIENDS Rewards: 15 % off your bill here all day, all week, except for promotional items like the OMAKASE buffet, where FRIENDS Cardholders will enjoy 10% off.
Address: 165 Tanjong Pagar Road #02-26, Singapore 088539 For the map, regular opening hours, exact location and contact numbers to reserve, click here.
18. Urban Masala *SPECIAL CNY DISCOUNT!***
Modern North Indian cuisine served in a fine dining ambience. Their specialty are their light-tasting briyani which doesn't make you feel sleepy afterwards, and also, their tandoori chicken!
FRIENDS Rewards: Usually you would get a 10% off your bill anytime, anyday with your FRIENDS Card but only for the CNY weekend, for Halalfoodhunt.com followers, they are offering a CNY promo of 15% discount off the total bill from 26 to 28 jan if you quote 'HALALFOODHUNT 15%' to their staff. This promotion is not to be used with other promotions and there is a minimum spend of $30.
Address: 270 Jalan Besar Road, Singapore 209019 For the map, regular opening hours, exact location and contact numbers to reserve, click here.
19. The Lab SG
[caption id="attachment_4017" align="aligncenter" width="924"] We fell in love with this Prosperity Rendang Pasta ($18) consisting of stiploin beef, spaghetti, and a creamy mushroom rendang paste. Not too jelak! Have it with a Huat Ah! Sparkler ($7) a cool concoction of ginger ale mixed with pineapple, vanilla laced with cinnamon sugar.[/caption] [caption id="attachment_4018" align="aligncenter" width="824"] End off your meal with the Gong Xi Churros Waffle Melts ($12): Fried waffle bits, Cinnamon Sugar, Hints of Orange Zest served with earl grey ice cream & Caramel Dip... drools.[/caption]
FRIENDS Rewards: 20% OFF All day all week, with your FRIENDS Card.
Address: 1 Jalan Pisang #01-01, Singapore 199069 For the map, regular opening hours, exact location and contact numbers to reserve, click here. Happy halalfoodhunt-ing! & HAPPY CHINESE NEW YEAR! There are more than 60 halal places in Singapore where you can enjoy FRIENDS discount. [button url="http://halalfoodhunt.com/friends" style="green"]Get the FRIENDS card here![/button] For more halal choices, search on halalfoodhunt.com! Read about the symbolic meaning of yusheng and where to get halal yusheng here!
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