Going beyond traditional Malay flavours


MUST TRY: ‘The Boss’ Burger

Cool Amsterdam-style vibes at this pleasant café. The I am… Platter ($19.90), with soft-shell crabs, mussels and buffalo wings, is great for sharing. Bite into a ‘The Boss’ Burger ($17.90) with a juicy grilled beef patty topped with turkey bacon. Finish with its famous psychedelic, seven-layer rainbow cake ($8.90 per slice). 100% Muslim owned, certified by Singapore Malay Chamber of Commerce & Industry.

WHERE: HomeTeamNS Tampines, #03-04

CALL: 6295-5509

OPEN: Mon–Sun, 11am–11pm



MUST-TRY: Shell Out

Order the Shell Out ($19.50 per set), a seafood jumble piled high with crab, clams and prawns, tossed in with sauces like sambal, black pepper and Thai lemon. This no-frills café also serves a popular weekend buffet ($40) with seafood on ice, satays and curries. Desserts (from $6) include churros and cempedak crème brûlée.

WHERE: HomeTeamNS Sembawang, 301 Canberra Road

CALL: 6257-8005

                                                                                                        OPEN: Mon–Sun, 11am–11pm



MUST TRY: Combo Bakaran

In its classy interior with Indonesian motifs and carvings, enjoy authentic fare from Java, Padang and Bali. Go for the combo bak
aran ($50.80), a huge platter of grilled pomfret, prawns, squid and chicken in sweet soy sauce. Try also the sate ayam madura ($9.80) and tempeh with stinky beans ($9.80). MUIS certified halal.

WHERE: 54 Zion Road

CALL: 6445-1766 

OPEN: Mon–Thu, 11.30am–10pm; Fri–Sun, 11.30am–10.30pm



MUST TRY: Mediterr-Asian ‘Pasar’ buffet

East-meets-West MediterrAsian dinner buffet ($40 weekday, $44 weekend). Start with fattoush salad or buffalo mozzarella. Then make your way to prime rib-eye, seafood paella and braised lamb shank. Or enjoy local favourites from rojak to slipper lobster in chilli crab sauce. MUIS certified halal.

WHERE: Days Hotel Singapore, 1 Jalan Rajah

CALL: 6808-6847

OPEN: Mon–Sun, 6–10pm




MUST TRY: Prawn and Crayfish Spaghetti

Western staples like buffalo wings ($14.90) and eggs Benedict ($18.90) are served at this cheery café. Don’t miss the tempura mushrooms with truffle mayo ($13.90) and prawn and crayfish spaghetti in bird’s eye chilli cream sauce ($19.90). 100% Muslim owned.

WHERE: 137 Telok Ayer Street #01-01

CALL: 6293-0270

OPEN: Mon–Thu, 11am–10pm; Fri, 11am–11pm; Sat, noon–11pm; Sun, noon–10pm; closed 4–5pm daily