I'm sure tips for Singapore have been done to death here but my requirement that my Singapore odyssey be based on halal food might be a little more testing for some of you regular posters...
I have a 3 day stay coming up next week and was going to do a food tour except I haven't been able to find anyone suitable hence my plea to you all. These are the foods I want to try whilst in Singapore (most of which I have never tried before). I am keen for you all to point out though if it is simply not possible to replicate some of these dishes authentically as a halal version - I'd rather get an authentic taste than a compliant but sanitised version which is a waste of time. Given my short stay and the fact that I'll be hauling my family around Singapore based on food spots rather than actual things to see, I really do want to make sure that every bite packs a satisfactory punch. Here goes:
Where should I be headed for the best halal versions of the following dishes:
-Chicken rice (obviously)
-Nasi Lemak (I hear that international Nasi Lemak @ the Changi Village Food Centre is particularly good but correct me if not (also I don;t know if that's halal).
-Biryani (I keep hearing Bismillah but is that just because it's so famous or because it warrants it? Any word on Taj on South Bridge Rd as a possible contender?)
- Nasi Pedang. The following any good? http://www.hungrygowhere.com/dining-g...
The following might be trickier for halal but I'm intrigued:
- Hokkien Mee
- Char Kway Teow
- Bak Chor Mee
- Beef Kway Teow
The following link details some halal food places but please let me know if there are any specific ones mentioned here that I really shouldn't miss:
Random tips and hints I've picked up which I would also be grateful if they could be validated are as follows:
- That I must try/shouldn't miss the chicken murtubak at Zamzam
- To try and get hold of the CEO's Hawker guide if possible
- That Geylang Serai market is great for halal food (which is fine but I'd like to know if it would be a worthwhile trip because it's good and not just because it is halal). Also is the Geylang Hawker Centre the same thing or do they just have similar names?
- That Tiong Bahru is a very good hawker centre (again not sure about halal vendors there or which specific hawkers within this place are good)
- To try Lau Pau Sat now that it has reopened and that satay stalls 3/4 of the old Satay street are worth trying.
Sorry - lots for you to read and digest here and I'm sure there will be repeat questions here but I'd be grateful for as much detail in responses as possible so that I can really plan my trip. If it's any help I'm about to book at the Intercon hotel in Bugis primarily because I hear it is well located...
Also worth noting that I will be visiting KL later in this trip and that I hear it trumps Singapore for authenticity. I plan to post separately in relation to KL but let me know if that impacts what food I should try in Singapore in any way.
Thanks all in advance....