The Jurong-Clementi neighbourhood is a treasure trove of dining gems, offering a diverse variety of popular local delicacies. Even more amazing is that many of these are halal-certified, making them a great choice to hang out with friends and family who might prefer the halal option when eating out. From roti prata to Hainanese chicken rice and Thai-style seafood, the range offers something for everyone. With the easing of dine-in restrictions (please refer to the latest guidelines) at eateries, there has never been a better time for us to bond over a delicious meal while also supporting our local food and beverage business who make our community a vibrant place. Here are some of the best halal options for you to consider on your next neighbourhood outing.
Text by: Rachel AJ Lee
This unassuming restaurant tucked beneath a short Housing and Development Board stack serves a delicious mix of authentic Indian and Muslim cuisine. Diners will be glad to know that it is fully air-conditioned, so they’ll be able to enjoy their hearty dum biryani, masala thosai, murtabak and kambing soup in comfort.
274 Bukit Batok East Avenue 5, #01-365, Singapore 650274
Al Majlis Thai Seafood Restaurant
The menu here is extensive but leans towards local zi char dishes rather than Thai cuisine. What stands out is the $49.90 Seafood Shellout Bucket – good for two to three people. It comprises seafood such as crabs, prawns and mussels, as well as chunks of corn and broccoli, all broiled together in a sauce of your choice (go for black pepper or curry dry). Rice is also included to mop up every bit of its savoury sauce.
166 Bukit Batok West Avenue 8, #01-252, Singapore 650166
Buay Tahan See Food
Located in one of the newer housing estates, this zi char place’s menu is broken down according to protein or carbohydrate. Diners can choose from crabs, fish, prawns, chicken and vegetables cooked to their preference, or order substantial one-dish meals like hor fun, bee hoon or fried rice. For ideas, look towards the speciality dishes featured prominently on its signboard – Trio Egg Spinach, White Bee Hoon, Tom Yam Soup or Thai Style Pineapple Fried Rice.
292 Bukit Batok East Avenue 6, #01-01, Singapore 650292
Ayza’s is an airy coffee shop that is home to numerous stalls, all of whom serve generous portions of halal fare. Be spoilt for choice at the wide range of Muslim and Indian Muslim dishes available, such as nasi padang, butter chicken, roti john and biryani. There are also two Indonesian stalls serving gorengan (deep-fried snacks), ayam penyet and mee bakso, as well as a dedicated seafood space serving chilli crab and stingray bakar.
508 Jurong West Street 52 #01-170, Singapore 640508
Kampong House Mini Wok
This halal zi char stall can be found in the air-conditioned Food More @ Superbowl food court in Taman Jurong. It offers a variety of a la carte wok-fried dishes like San Lor Hor Fun, as well as rice sets – each includes a fried egg and rice – along with your choice of stir-fry. Choices range from Salted Egg Chicken and Ginger Onion Fish to Black Pepper Prawns and Petai with Sotong. Smaller groups can also opt for its value-for-money set meals, such as Set B, which includes the piping hot Sliced Fish Steamboat, crispy Prawn Paste Chicken and Fu Rong Omelette.
3 Yuan Ching Road, Singapore 618642
ENAQ The Prata Shop
When the prate cravings hit, there’s no better place in the west than at Enaq. The prata dough is made fresh daily, and upon order, pan-fried till crisp and golden brown. Savoury fillings within the buttery and fluffy prata run the gamut from hot dog cheese to onion mushroom, while sweet fillings include chocolate, kaya and even milky gems. Don’t forget to wash it all down with an ice-cold teh tarik or syrupy bandung.
303 Jurong East Street 32, Singapore 600303
Evertop Hainanese Boneless Chicken Rice
What started out as a small stall in Tanglin Halt is now a relatively famous brand known for its halal-certified classic Hainanese chicken rice. Here, poached or roasted chicken is the must-order, all of which comes served with fragrant chicken rice, accompanied by condiments such as chilli, ginger and dark soya sauce. If that isn’t enough, supplement your family meal with homely dishes such as Thai-style Tofu, Homemade Ngoh Hiang or Sambal KangKong with Cuttlefish.
354 Clementi Avenue 2, #01-259, Singapore 120354
Operating under the Fei Siong Group umbrella, Sedap Noodle’s speciality is in its name. Its concise repertoire of local noodle dishes includes Chicken Minced Meat Noodle, Fishball Noodle, Laksa, Char Siew Wanton Noodle and Fish Soup Bee Hoon. There’s also a Fish Soup with Rice set, where the soup is made with tom yam for that extra-spicy sour kick.
449 Clementi Avenue 3, #01-211, Singapore 120449