5 Makan Spots With Prayer Places Made Convenient

by Nur Aziemah Sep 08, 2016


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It's been weeks, no months, since you last met up with your closest friends or had that long awaited HTHT (heart to heart) session with your girl friends or home boys. Where else do you go to? A makan place of course. Great makan places are the designated go to for those catch up sessions that you always planned to have for an hour and end up spending the whole day on. That is great and all but the only problem with that is when you realize that...eh, dah azan eh? Alamak, I haven't even prayed Zuhur yet...Eh eh eh, wait a minute! Before everybody scatters and starts rushing off to squeeze in their prayers in between riveting snippets of conversation, how about we just share with you the hangouts that have a mosque nearby.

1. A-Poh's Kitchen

Sequestered in the West of Singapore, this bustling restaurant serves up halal Chinese style cuisine. Maintaining the balance of sweet and sour, A-Poh's Kitchen serves traditional Chinese cuisine minus the pork and lard that is present in popular Chinese dishes. A-Poh's Kitchen serves up the delectable Singaporean favourites like Black Pepper Crab and the ever local beloved Chilli Crab and is perfect for big gatherings. Most importantly, this makan spot is just about 10 minutes walk from Masjid Darussalam. Plus points for location right there!

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Signature Singaporean Flavours - Black Pepper Crab

 

Address: Block 354 Clementi Avenue 2 #01-223, Singapore 120354
Telephone: 6774 5534
Opening hours: Monday to Sunday - 11.30am to 9.30pm
Closest Mosque: Masjid Darussalam - 3002 Commonwealth Ave W, Singapore 129579
Get more info here

2. Fika Swedish Cafe & Bistro (One KM)

Fika, a Swedish term that is often used to mean a "coffee break", has a quaint and cosy outlet in the heart of Geylang. On the second level of One KM mall, this cafe has meal offerings and sumptuous desserts for a more affectionate meeting in smaller groups or  a private one on one chat with your besties. Less than 10mins away, you have the rustic Masjid Wak Tanjong which is just nice for your solat needs.
Apple Crumble Pie with Vanilla Ice Cream - halalfoodhunt

Apple Crumble Pie with Vanilla Ice Cream

 

Address: 11 Tanjong Katong Road #02-K3, OneKM, Singapore 436950
Telephone: 67022456
Opening hours: Monday to Sunday - 11am to 10pm
Closest Mosque: Masjid Wak Tanjung, 25 Paya Lebar Road, Singapore 409004
Get more info here!

3. Pondok Jawa Timur

Close to our heart (quite literally), there is the lovely Indonesian restaurant, Pondok Jawa Timur! Located across the street from Makmur Restaurant, Pondok Jawa Timur is just 10 mins away from the famous Masjid Sultan.

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Spread @ Pondok Jawa Timur

 

Address: 737 North Bridge Road, Singapore 198705
Telephone: 6884 5853
Opening hours: Monday to Sunday - 11am to 10pm
Closest Mosque: Masjid Sultan, 715 North Bridge Rd, Singapore 198684
Get more info here!

4. I Am Legend

Known for its mega sized burgers and giveaways, I Am Legend serves up towering burgers and culinary worthy Western food. This stall with a big heart sits in the middle of the top floor foodcourt and has a wide area for large groups to sit at. Although not in the vicinity of a mosque, we hear that Big Box has a musollah conveniently located at the basement carpark near staircase L.
 
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Messy Joe

 

Address: 1 Venture Avenue Big Box, Singapore 608521
Telephone: 98561364
Opening hours: Monday to Sunday - 12pm to 9pm
Closest Musollah: Musollah available at basement carpark near Staircase L
Get more info here!

5. Julie Bakes

While Julie Bakes is more of a walk in bakery than a proper cafe to hangout, you might want to keep it in mind if you're looking to pick up a tasty bite and go for prayers before your hang out. We are just going to throw it in this guide for the ladies who want to grab a snack instead of a full blown meal to accompany your light hearted convos. Situated along Bussorah Street, stop by Julie Bakes for the yummilicious Ondeh Ondeh Churros and assorted cupcakes or grab yourself the traditional epok-epok before heading off to Masjid Sultan.
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Ondeh Ondeh Churros with Gula Melaka Drizzle

 

Address: 14 Baghdad St, Singapore 199653
Telephone: 9647 9027
Opening hours: Tuesday to Sunday - 12pm to 9pm
Closest Mosque: Masjid Sultan, 715 North Bridge Rd, Singapore 198684
Get more info here!

And this time, while you rave about the latest Pokemon gym you've conquered, you won't actually have to cut that conversation short to fit in between prayer timings or worry about forgetting it while you're engrossed talking.

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