Halal-certified or Muslim-owned food spots that serve duck
When an ex-colleague first discovered the crispy duck rice at Bebek Goreng Pak Ndut a couple of months back, he could hardly stop talking about it. He hadn’t even tried the food, but was already raving about it simply because of how rare it is for him to have duck dishes. It was only then did I realise that duck is not a common meat found in Muslim-owned or halal-certified places. Fret not though, as here is a list of places with halal duck dishes to check out should you be craving them!
1. Bebek Goreng Pak Ndut
To switch things up when you are tired of ayam penyet, try Bebek Goreng Pak Ndut’s Original Crispy Duck Rice ($9.90). With a choice of either breast or thigh meat, the fried duck also comes with white rice, tahu tempeh goreng, house-made sambal, and a generous topping of kroik (flour crumbs). Another dish that really left an impression was their Grilled Duck Rice ($9.90). Marinated in a house-made sauce and grilled over flames, the succulent duck meat was sweet, tangy, and smoky. Pair the meat with sambal manis to up the shiok factor!
Address: 304 Orchard Road, #01-42/43/44, Lucky Plaza, Singapore 238863
Opening hours: Daily 11:30am to 9:30pm
Tel: 6734 4787
Bebek Goreng Pak Ndut is a halal-certified eatery.
2. Selera Restaurant
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Found opposite Rex Cinemas is an old coffee shop with a halal-certified zi char stall popular for their Duck Rice ($4.30). Served on white rice, you can expect the dish to come with a generous amount of duck drenched in a thick sweet sauce. While the stall serves other Chinese dishes, try not to stuff yourself; leave some space in your stomach for the Curry Puff ($1.20) from Selera Famous Chicken Curry Puff, which is also located in the same space. Besides curry puffs, the stall also fries up a variety of other snacks such as Goreng Pisang ($1) and Tapioca ($1).
Address: 15 Mackenzie Road, Singapore 228677
Opening hours: Wed-Mon 11am to 10pm
Selera Restaurant is a halal-certified restaurant.
3. The Malayan Council
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While you have to prepare to splurge a little when you’re at The Malayan Council, the food is worth it. The restaurant serves a variety of Western-Asian fusion dishes and of their five pasta choices, one of them is Smoked Duck Lemak Chili Padi ($28++). This is linguine cooked with chilli padi sauce, and paired with smoked duck that is marinated with unagi sauce. Remember to end off with their popular Classic Ondeh-Ondeh Cake ($8++ per slice)!
4. Evertop Family Restaurant
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Started since 1998, Evertop Family Restaurant is a halal-certified eatery that specialises in chicken rice. Here, you can satisfy your craving for duck meat without having to break the bank. For $5.50, you can get your hands on their Roasted Duck Noodles, which comes drenched in a savoury and sweet dark sauce. If the meat that comes with the noodles is not enough, they also serve Roasted Duck ($20 for half, $38 for a whole duck). Similar to many zi char stalls, you can find a wide variety of other dishes including Hotplate Tofu ($12), Fu Rong Omelette ($6), and Sambal Kangkong ($8/$12).
Address: 89/91 Joo Chiat Road, Singapore 427383
Opening hours: Daily 10am to 10pm
Tel: 6348 0838
Evertop Family Restaurant is a halal-certified restaurant.
5. Noosh Noodle Bar and Grill
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A Muslim-owned restaurant in The Esplanade is NOOSH Noodle Bar & Grill, which serves both Western and Asian cuisines. Popular Asian dishes include their Mee Ayam Jakarta ($12.90++), Tori Hanjuku Ramen ($14.90++), and Chicken Siracha With Cheese ($14.90++). For a fusion between the two cuisines, try their Creamy Smoked Duck Lemak Chili Padi Pasta ($18.90++), which uses coconut milk-based gravy as the pasta sauce. For those who are not good with spicy food, you may want to pair this dish with their Butterbeer ($10.90++) so that you won’t be crying throughout the meal!
Address: 8 Raffles Avenue, #01-13B, Esplanade Mall, Singapore 039802
Opening hours: Daily 12pm to 10pm
Tel: 6755 4225
Noosh Noodle Bar and Grill is a Muslim-owned eatery.
6. Brothers in Fine Food
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Started by the same team behind Penny University, Brothers in Fine Food is a cafe found in Tampines. Try their Duck ragout pasta ($9++), which comprises linguine and sauce made of a light duck stew. For mains, their menu includes dishes such as Braised beef in tomato and chocolate stew ($15++), Salmon with brown butter miso and giant couscous ($17++), and Beef with beetroot thyme puree ($15++). For a mix between savoury and sweet, one dish you can keep a lookout for would be their Waffles – chicken karaage, beef bacon, maple ($8++)!
Address: 5 Tampines Avenue 3, #02-07, Tampines West Community Club, Singapore 529705
Opening hours: Tue-Fri 12pm to 10:30pm, Sat-Sun 9am to 10:30pm
Brothers in Fine Food is a Muslim-owned eatery.
7. Citrus Bistro
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If you are thinking of having a family outing this weekend, a swim at Sengkang Swimming Complex followed by lunch at Citrus Bistro would be a good idea. Overlooking the pool, the al fresco cafe specialises in Western food with some dishes that come with an Asian twist. Some popular mains include Cajun Lamb Rack ($21.90++), Salted Egg Seafood Pasta ($13.90++), and Smoked Duck ($18.90++) with seasonal vegetables and mashed potatoes. If you are just looking for something light to munch on after your swim, go for sides such as Potato Wedges ($4++), Popcorn Chicken ($4.90++), and Seaweed Chicken ($5.50 for eight pieces)!
Address: 57 Anchorvale Road, Sengkang Swimming Complex, Singapore 544964
Opening hours: Tue-Sun 9am to 9pm
Citrus Bistro is a halal-certified eatery.
8. Royz et Vous
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For classic Western dishes found in the CBD, Royz et Vous is where you can head to. Here, you can satisfy your craving for any kind of meat, from Herb Crusted Salmon ($24.90) to Havana Chicken ($20.90++) and Smoked Duck ($26.90++). Royz et Vous also serves coffee with some interesting options such as Mint Mocha ($7.50++) and Orange Mocha ($7.50++). Their Affogato ($8.90++) is a must-have if you are a coffee lover!
Address: 137 Telok Ayer Street, #01-01, Singapore 068602
Opening hours: Mon-Thur 11am to 10pm, Fri 11am to 11pm, Sat 12pm to 11pm, Sun 12pm to 10pm
Tel: 6893 0270
Royz et Vous is a Muslim-owned eatery.
Go on a halal duck feast
If this list of duck dishes has got you salivating over all meats, you’d want to head over to Chickata for an affordable halal-certified mookata buffet. Alternatively, hit up these cheap halal food places with huge portions and mains at $12 or less!