For many Singaporeans, when it comes to thinking of a potential destination for a shopping spree and a trip full of indulging in good food, Thailand is the ultimate go-to. Whether it is spicy tom yum soups that will leave you sweating buckets or dozens of Thai boat noodles, there is just something about Thai cuisine that makes it oh-so-addictive.
Thankfully for us, we have plenty of Thai eateries fit for any occasion—from cheap to fancy, to those that open till 3am—right here in Singapore. Yet, a challenge is finding one that is actually Halal-certified. Fret not, because here we have sussed out 7 Halal-Certified Thai eateries in Singapore that aren’t just cheap, but also pleasantly authentic such that it will transport you to the land of smiles.
Starting out humbly along the back alleys of Bangkok, the restaurant, as well as its menu, has grown exponentially since its first outlet opened in Malaysia in 2014 and with it, fuelled many people’s interest toward the dish as well as Thai street fare in general.
Here you can get S$1.20 boat noodles in 2 different flavours—while the options are indeed rather limited, make no mistake that by the end of your meal, you’ll probably be shocked by the number of bowls you have towering over your table.
5 Changi Business Park Central 1
Changi City Point #B1-34A
Daily: 11.30am – 9pm
Nearest Station: Expo
Photo Credit: Sticky Rice
Bali lane is home to countless unpretentious eateries and restaurants and this is where you can find Sticky Rice, a humble restaurant that dishes out authentic Thai food with prices that are economical for the masses.
With the walls decked out in cute Thai-inspired murals and an extremely affordable menu with mains costing no more than S$10 each, you can surely count on Sticky Rice to satisfy your Thai food cravings.
23 Bali Lane
Tel: +65 6294 0118
Mon to Thu: 12pm – 3pm, 6pm – 9.30pm
Fri & Sat: 12pm – 3pm, 6pm – 10.30pm
(Closed on Sundays)
Nearest Station: Bugis
Photo Credit: Saap Saap Thai
SAAP SAAP THAI
Boasting a menu of over 50 food items, including boat noodles, classic rice dishes and desserts, to say that you’d be spoilt for choice would be an understatement.
Their Thai Grilled Chicken Noodle is the absolute crowd-favourite. For this dish, diners get to opt for either a dry version that will bring out the best flavours or have it in a soup, making it the perfect comfort meal on a rainy day. Make sure to also get their signature Mango Sticky Rice to end off your meal on a sweet note!
Our Tampines Hub #01-100
51 Tampines Avenue 4
Daily: 11am – 10pm
Nearest Station: Tampines
Photo Credit: yellowsalmon
Nestled in a quiet corner under an HDB building in Bishan, Mata Thai remains as a hidden gem in Bishan and this is where many residents living in the area head to for a simple yet hearty meal.
Mata Thai offers a straightforward menu consisting of the usual Thai fare in the likes of soups, curries and meat dishes. While it may not take the cake as the best Thai restaurant around, you can bet on this Halal Thai zi char restaurant for a satisfying communal meal with your family and friends without having to worry about breaking the bank.
Blk 508 Bishan Street 11 #01-390
Tel: +65 9276 2629
Daily: 9am – 10pm
Nearest Station: Bishan
Photo Credit: Nana Thai Restaurant
NANA THAI RESTAURANT
Today, there are plenty of eateries sprouting up all over Singapore that whips up authentic and competitively-priced dishes, but it is safe to say that few can be found in the heart of Orchard, which is needless to say, one of the most expensive areas in Singapore.
Should you be around town and looking for a simple meal with substantial portions and affordable prices, head over to Far East Plaza where you’d find this hole-in-the-wall Halal-certified Thai eatery.
14 Scotts Road, #04-22
Far East Plaza
Mon to Thu, Sun: 11.30am – 9.30pm
Fri & Sat: 11.30am – 10pm
Nearest Station: Orchard
Aptly named, Sedap Thai is a Halal-certified Thai mookata stall that offers diners an insane variety of meats, vegetables and seafood at prices that are even more insane.
At just S$20 for 2 pax, you get a platter set consisting a total of a whopping 15 items, including fresh beef slices, prawns, garlic chicken and tang hoon. Need we say more? Bring along a fellow BBQ-lover and head over to watch these delights sizzle right under your nose!
166 Jalan Besar
Tel: +65 9187 0739
Mon to Sat: 4.30pm – 10.30pm
(Closed on Sundays)
Nearest Station: Jalan Besar
Photo Credit: cforcassan
TIME FOR THAI
Conveniently located just a stone’s throw away from Beauty World MRT just across the street from Bukit Timah Shopping Centre, Time for Thai is perhaps the newest kid on the block that adds on to the list of Halal-certified Thai eateries in Singapore.
Furthermore, for those whose stomachs still grumble after the clock strikes midnight, you’d be pleased to hear that Time for Thai opens until 3am daily, so now you know where to get your midnight hunger pangs fixed.
15 Cheong Chin Nam Road
Tel: +65 6909 3903
Daily: 11am – 3am
Nearest Station: Beauty World