French fare, (yet another) hipster hangout, brunch and deal sweeteners.
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Halal-certified Hong Kong tongsui specialist Hee Kee Desserts dishes out freshly-made hot (and cold) favourites like whole coconut with coconut ice-cream and crushed peanuts ($8.80), a rich and creamy durian pancake (from $3.30) and traditional steamed milk pudding ($3.50). Daily 11am-10pm. #03-54/55 JP 2 Jurong Point, 1 Jurong West Central 2. Tel: 6795 0765
Muslim-owned ROUSE was formerly an electrical shop, and the engraved pillars and walls with peeled paint remain. Tuck into Middle-Eastern inspired fare like Shroom Shroom ($11.90), ricotta-stuffed mushrooms topped with crisp crumbs; and Quinoa Quake ($16.90), served with lemon dill yogurt, poached egg and smoked salmon. Desserts change daily. Mon, Wed-Thu 12pm-10pm, Fri-Sat 12pm-11pm, Sun 11am-7pm. 36 Dunlop Street. Tel: 6292 2642
We’re over the moon with the (re)discovery of Le Bistro Parisien. From Haji Lane, it has since relocated to V Hotel at Bencoolen Street. Its claim to fame: being the first Halal French restaurant in the region. Must tries: duck confit ($38), escargot ($23), classic French onion soup ($15) and freshly baked baguettes (free-flow with any main course). Say hi to head chef Jean Francois Nordin if you see him. Daily 7am-10pm. #01-02, 48 Bencoolen Street. Tel: 6333 1178
FIX Café will soon be Halal-certified. When you drop by this poolside eatery in the peaceful Balestier ’hood, make sure you try their naanwiches ($10), liu sha donuts ($7), coffee brewed with Halal beans (from $4), delicious soy chicken drumlets ($7), housemade cakes and pastries (from $6), and creamy milkshakes ($7). Or get a FIX set–a main plus a drink, selected coffee or milkshake (from $12). All prices nett. Daily 9.30am-9pm, closed last Tue of the month. #01-06 HomeTeamNSJOM, 31 Ah Hood Road. Tel: 6256 1484