6 places I'd like to suggest Prince Harry to have iftar at (with me, if that's okay)

by Shamsydar Ani Jun 04, 2017


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A food connoisseur, Shams' top picks for iftar to show Prince Harry Singapore through food. This article reflects her personal views.


I’m sure you all have heard that Prince Harry is visiting our dear Singapore to participate in a charity polo competition. More importantly, however, for fellow fans of the ginger prince (especially ME), His Royal Highness will be taking part in an iftar during his visit here.

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His Royal Highness Prince of Wales, Prince Harry

via GIPHY

Now I’ve been a fan of Prince Harry since forever (he’s only five years older than I am so a girl who grew up watching Disney can dream about being swept off her feet by a non-Muslim prince). My obsession with Rupert Grint during his career as Ron Weasley in the Harry Potter series further fuelled by fixation on redheads.

I really hated Emma Watson for this scene via GIPHY

Recently however, Prince Harry was rumoured to be dating Suits actress Meghan Markle and I was over the moon! I practically eat live and breathe Suits and *ahem* I was sorta dating Patrick J Adams. For one night. Okay fine I didn’t date him, I simply appeared on his Instagram feed during a Suits premiere event here in Singapore. But hey! Another similarity between me and Prince Harry!

We’ve been trying to interrogate our sources for Prince Harry’s arrival but none of them have spilled the beans yet so I shall continue stuffing them with kueh raya until they speak. In the mean time, besides sampling Jasmine tea bonbons, dearest His Royal Highness Prince of Wales aka Prince Harry, allow me to show you the world through food that’s best for your iftar date with me session with local Muslims.

Let me show you my world, Prince Harry. via GIPHY

1. Segar Village

Who can resist the delicious zi char that Segar restaurant offers? Salted egg yolk squid, chilli crab and cereal prawns are more than enough to tempt His Royal Highness to have a date with me. Plus, we could head down to Geylang for some durian right after!

SEGAR VILLAGE_SALTED EGG SQUID

Salted Egg Squid

SEGAR VILLAGE_STEAMED FISH

Steamed Fish

 

Segar Village
Address: 19 Sims Way, Singapore 388831 Tel: 65471031 Opening hours: 5.30pm to 11pm
Verification Status: MUIS Halal Certified
For full details, click here.

2. Saltwater

I’m pretty sure Prince Harry would enjoy the local flavours at Saltwater like laksa, pengat durian and especially the wide array of grilled meat and seafood part of their Ramadan menu. I mean, why Netflix & Chill when you can Chill & Grill?

SALTWATER_DURIAN PENGAT

Durian Pengat

SALTWATER_CHILL AND GRILL

Chill & Grill at Saltwater

SALTWATER_SURF AND TURF

Surf and Turf

 

Saltwater
Address: 1 Netheravon road, Changi Village Hotel, Level 1 Tel: 63797018 Opening hours: 6.30am to 10pm
For full details, click here.

3. Kucina Italian Restaurant

I’ve said this plenty of times, but Kucina is the go-to restaurant for halal authentic Italian cuisine. Try their handmade gnocchi and freshly made pizzas to reignite your love for Prince Harry, I mean, Italian food.

KUCINA ITALIAN_TIRAMISU

Tiramisu, or Pick-Me-Up; well you can certainly pick me up, Prince Harry.

KUCINA ITALIAN_SHARING PLATTER AND HANDMADE GNOCCHI

Sharing platter and handmade gnocchi

KUCINA ITALIAN_CLASSIC MARGHERITA PIZZA

Classic Margherita Pizza

 

Kucina Italian Restaurant
Address: 11 Tanjong Katong Road #B1-09/10, Singapore 437157 Tel:  64932154 Opening hours: 11.30am to 10pm
For full details, click here.

4. Haron Satay

What is Singapore without satay, am I right? Voted as the best satay in town during last year’s inaugural Satay Challenge, Harun Satay serves up a mean plate of beef and chicken satay spiced to perfection. A long breezy walk by the beach would be perfect to end the night too.

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Haron Satay at East Coast Lagoon Food Centre

HARON SATAY_GRILL

Delicious grilled meat on skewers from Haron Satay

 

Address: Stall 55 East Coast Lagoon Food Village, 1220 East Coast Parkway 468960 Tel: +65 64410495 Opening hours: 3pm to 11pm

5. Teh Bhai at Kampung Glam

Not exactly the ideal place for an iftar date but I’m sure Prince Harry would like to soak up the atmosphere of Bussorah Street and join the throngs of people lepaking at Teh Bhai after their terawih prayers. It would also be a great place for Prince Harry and I to debut our #shipgoals.

 

Teh Sarbat Address: 21 Baghdad Street, 199660

 

6. Pondok Gurame

If Prince Harry still wishes to have a romantic evening with *ahem* me (and the accompanying entourage of course), we can always head to Pondok Gurame to soak up some quiet alfresco dining by the pool. Rather than singing the catchy Gurame tune at the end of the meal, Prince Harry be singing my name instead.

PONDOK GURAME_SIGNATURE GURAME FISH

Pondok Gurame's signature Gurame Fish

 

Pondok Gurame
Address: No.2 Netheravon Road, #04-03, Changi Civil Service Club, Singapore 508503 Tel: 63480982 Opening hours: 12pm to 3pm (Lunch) and 6pm to 10pm (Dinner)
For full details, click here.

Not gonna lie...

But His Royal Highness Prince Harry and I would make very beautiful babies.

HALALFOODHUNT_QUEEN SHAMS

 Well, a girl can just continue to dream.

(I'm fasting, I'm fasting, I'm fasting)


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This article was written after Shams had broken her fast. The views reflect her personal views and not of halalfoodhunt.com as a whole. If you are looking for a way to express your desires (especially about food) in a halal way, write in to hello@halalfoodhunt.com, we're looking for more writers. Till then, Ramadan Kareem everyone!

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