Haji Lane is undoubtedly one of the most frequented hotspots by youths these days. It is no surprise, with the rustic charm it exudes and hipster-looking shops donning the whole district. Saunter down the stretch of road located next to Kampong Glam, and you will be greeted by a series of shops started out by designers and cafe entrepreneurs. Though small, you will be able to discover countless of hidden gems.
Not only does the area make a good heritage trail, it is also crowned as a cafe hopper’s haven, with cafes of different themes and concepts, all awaiting your discovery. We are sure that out of so many choices, there will be one or more that ticks the boxes of your ideals of a cafe.
Here is a Guide to Haji Lane – there are cafes, bars and restaurants you would want to check out when you are in the area!
If you are exploring the premises of Jalan Pisang, do not be surprised by a snaking queue since that is possibly the queue for one of the growing cupcake establishments in Singapore, fondly known as Fluff Bakery.
Not only is this takeaway-only halal bakery a winner among the Muslim crowd, the humble confectionary has also attracted patrons far and wide with their supposedly to-die-for cupcakes. Our verdict? After sinking our teeth into the fluffy and moist cupcakes while scrambling to lick off its icing sugar – we were sold.
Tucked away in the stretch of shophouses on Dunlop Street, Rouse can be easy to miss because of their simple shop front. But if you spot it and step into the cafe, the intimate setting will instantly make you feel at home. Rouse has a quaint industrial-style interior with beautiful low-hanging bulbs and art murals on the walls.
Looking for a cosy space with free wifi to get some work done? Rouse is a lovely Muslim-owned cafe with great fresh coffee, and the food served here are pretty wholesome too.
Tucked away in a small corner of Crawford Lane – just next to Tolido’s Espresso Nook – And All Things Delicious stands out with their attractive storefront. Once you step in, you will feel a sense of warmth and comfort, both from the enchanting smell of freshly-baked pastries to the overall cosy vibe of this halal-certified cafe.
If you are a seafood fanatic and are especially mad about crabs, here is a piece of fantastic news for you. We have another crab buffet in the house! With over 12 different crab-cooking styles and a myriad of crab-inspired dishes, Penang St Buffet’s upcoming crab feast will drive you crazy! Featuring signature dishes like Salted Egg Yolk Crab, ‘Tau Chiu’ Crab, Penang Chilli Crab, Nonya Kapitan, Curry Crab and other crab dishes such as Special Crab Beehoon, and Crab Bisque – are you salivating yet?
From 31st July to 31st August 2015, Penang St Buffet at Causeway Point will be holding their inaugural halal Crab Madness Buffet – eat all you can crabs? Yes, count us in! And our Muslim friends are not left out!
It is definitely a crab extravaganza that you should not miss out on! Other than its gastronomical spread of crabs in different flavours, diners can also indulge in an array of cold seafood such as Fresh Oysters, Scallops, Salmon Sashimi, Mussels, Lobsters, Prawns all presented gorgeously on their ice bar.
Without further ado, let us give you a preview of the goodness you can expect at Penang St Buffets Crab Madness Buffet.
Every year, we have people asking us, “which caterer should we go to for Chinese New Year parties? I want someone reputable and reliable because it is a yearly dinner and I cannot disappoint my guests!”
Yes, we heard you, and we share the same concern. The last thing we want when we organise a party is to have the caterer screw up our food and let our guests go hungry. A hungry man is an angry man, and may we add that feeding lousy food to a hungry man is a monstrous thing to do.
So we put our faith in Bellygood, TungLok’s catering arm, and know that our bellies will be very good and happy. The main reason why we love Bellygood is because of its affordability. Prices start from as low as S$10 to S$14 per person for a simple cocktail reception, whereas standard buffet packages range from only S$15 to S$20 per person.
More importantly, Bellygood Catering is halal certified. Our muslim friends will be able to enjoy the feast together with everyone. Need something in particular for your event? Bellygood will be more than happy to alter the menu and tailor-made it to your requirements.
Here’s sharing our early Lunar party and Bellygood Catering’s various Chinese New Year sets as well as Mini Party Sets that you can consider if you are still in search of a caterer for the upcoming parties.
We are also giving away Bellygood Caterer’s Party Set (worth S$288+ each) to 2 winners. Each party set can feed 8 to 10 guests, so you can invite your family and friends to celebrate Chinese New Year at your place this festive period. More details on how you can join the giveaway at the end of this post.
When it comes to having supper in Singapore, Simpang Bedok – a stretch of halal eateries that open till late – immediately comes to mind.
Among them, Spize Supper Club is one of the most famous muslim restaurants serving halal food. Besides Simpang Bedok, it also has another branch at River Valley that caters to the hungry late night club goers.
If you ever find yourself hungry in the middle of the night, Spize halal restaurant at Simpang Bedok is probably your best bet.