Valentine’s Day Special

Halal dining scene coming up roses

New players are offering French, Japanese and modern Asian food, complete with good service and nice ambience to tap the Muslim market

The White Label (above) offers French cuisine for the Muslim crowd, with dishes such as Herb Crusted Lamb Rack and Tarte au Earl Grey.
The White Label (above) offers French cuisine for the Muslim crowd, with dishes such as Herb Crusted Lamb Rack and Tarte au Earl Grey. PHOTOS: THE WHITE LABEL
Mr Shaleh Jati (above) serves the picanha cut at Picanhas’ restaurant in Club Street and dishes include Picanha Don.
Mr Shaleh Jati (above) serves the picanha cut at Picanhas’ restaurant in Club Street and dishes include Picanha Don. ST PHOTOS: TIMOTHY DAVID
Daya Izakaya, opened by four friends, including (from right) Mr Sidek Md Nor, Ms Siow Ying and Mr Harminder Singh, has a menu that covers everything from yakiniku don and grilled miso lamb cutlet to seafood nabe and grilled saba fish.
Daya Izakaya, opened by four friends, including (from right) Mr Sidek Md Nor, Ms Siow Ying and Mr Harminder Singh, has a menu that covers everything from yakiniku don and grilled miso lamb cutlet to seafood nabe and grilled saba fish. ST PHOTOS: ARIFFIN JAMAR
Hathaway (above), owned by Mr Ivan Ting, is not halal-certified, but its menu has no pork, lard or alcohol. Dishes include Octopus Bakar & Sambal Udang and Seared Scallops Genmaicha Pea Puree.
Hathaway (above), owned by Mr Ivan Ting, is not halal-certified, but its menu has no pork, lard or alcohol. Dishes include Octopus Bakar & Sambal Udang and Seared Scallops Genmaicha Pea Puree. PHOTOS: HATHAWAY

Singapore's halal and Muslim-friendly dining scene is buzzing, with new restaurants and cafes opening despite the challenges of the pandemic.

These restaurants serve French, Japanese and modern Asian food, and there is a new restaurant that specialises in rump cap, a cut of steak. They add to the diverse choices already on the market, including Korean and Italian.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on February 14, 2021, with the headline 'Halal dining scene coming up roses'. Subscribe