In recognition of the contributions of our fellow national servicemen for over half a century, the Ministry of Defence (MINDEF) and the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) have come together to conduct the NS50 celebrations. The celebrations are dedicated to honouring the past and present contributions of those who have served National Service (NS) and to reinvigorate the nation’s commitment to NS.The celebrations include the NS50 Showcase, which is held in conjunction with the Army Open House, NS50 Week and month-long promotions from various supporting participants nation-wide to reward the NSmen. MINDEF and MHA will be giving out NS50 Recognition Packages, containing $100 worth of vouchers redeemable at over 200 merchants, in order to facilitate these promotions.Of the 103 participating food and beverage merchants that will be accepting the NS50 SAFRA and HomeTeamNS vouchers, here is a list of 17 of our halal verified merchants from halalfoodhunt.com who are proud to be taking part in this meaningful event!
Agrobazaar is a retailer of Malaysian products, selected from the 13 different states. The Verandah @ Agrobazaar is their restaurant which plates up signature Malaysian cuisines. A list of recommended dishes are available in our latest article here.Verandah @ AgrobazaarArea: BugisFor full address & opening hours, refer here.
GREAThai features an array of Thai dishes on their menu. The bestsellers among the sides are the Thai Stuffed Chicken Wings and crisp Spring Rolls. For mains, there are many must tries but you can also check out their menu recommendations based on what you feel like having that day.GREAThai (East Village)Area: Tanah MerahFor full address & opening hours, refer here.
3. AJ Delights
Our favourite muffin lady and man, AJ Delights are also welcoming all NSmen to enjoy their halal-certified muffins. The muffins have 18 flavours and are guaranteed to be soft and fluffy. AJ retails their muffins at affordable prices and they also offer sets of 6 and 12 for those who’d like to share treats with your family, friends or for any occasion.AJ DelightsArea: Bukit MerahFor full address & opening hours, refer here.
4. Santaro by Gion
A feast for Japanese cuisine lovers, Santaro by Gion prepares hiqh quality Japanese food, made with authentic home-made sauces and spices and using fresh ingredients. Their value saving items are the daily lunch sets which vary from Udon, Kakiage and even Saba fish.Santaro by GionArea: Amara HotelFor full address & opening hours, refer here.
5. Siam Kitchen
Spread over Singapore, Siam Kitchen has three outlets for you to redeem your vouchers from. Siam Kitchen delivers authentic Thai cuisine, specially prepared by Thai chefs featuring dishes such as Tom Yum Goong, Green Curry and Siam Kitchen’s Special Mid-joint Chicken Wings.Siam Kitchen OutletsArea: Eastpoint Mall, Bukit Panjang Plaza & Lot1 MallFor full address & opening hours, refer here.
6. Butterscotch Cafe
Butterscotch is a diverse cafe located at the heart of Bukit Merah Central. Adopting multiple cuisines, Butterscotch brings to life old school favourites with a modern twist like the Ramli Meets Wendy Burger. They also rotate their desserts so there’s always something new to try at Butterscotch.ButterScotch CafeArea: Bukit Merah CentralFor full address & opening hours, refer here.
7. Simply Wrapps
For those seeking a clean and nutritionally balanced diet, Simply Wrapps is you new best friend! They offer 15 refreshing options inspired from cuisines from all over the world, in one wrap or salad bowl. You can also accompany your choice of tasty wraps and salad bowls with cold pressed juices, which we like to refer to as liquid fruits.Simply Wrapps OutletsArea: JEM, ION, Viva Business Park, Plaza Singapura, Harbourfront Centre, Income @ Raffles & Raffles CityFor full address & opening hours, refer here.
8. Charcos “The Flaming Chicken”
Bringing on the heat, we Charcos on our list. Living up to its name, Charcos specialises in Portuguese style chicken from a quarter chicken to whole ones, marinated with over ten types of spices. Apart from their trademark chicken, they also serve mean lamb and beef ribs. This is definitely one of the places to try out for all you meat lovers.Charcos “The Flaming Chicken”Area: Ang Mo KioFor full address & opening hours, refer here.
9. Le Bistrot De l’Olive
Marrying two worlds into one, Le Bistrot de L’Olive’s menu offers French and Mediterranean cuisines. You might have tried Mediterranean cuisine out and about Arab St or elsewhere in Singapore but halal French food is quite rare to come across so it’s interesting to have a new alternative for us to check out. If you’re new to French food, click here for a list of recommendations from us.Le Bistrot De L’OliveArea: V Hotel BencoolenFor full address & opening hours, refer here.
10. Cornery the Popcorn Gallery
Dubbing themselves as popcorn artists, Cornery brings popcorn to a whole new level with its unique range of savoury and sweet flavours. Aside from the commonCaramel or Butterscotch coating, you can also get Sugar-Crusted White Cheese and Coffee flavours. For those who prefer savoury, there’s also plenty for you to pick from – Kimchi, Tom Yum and even Sour Cream & Onion.Cornery the Popcorn GalleryArea: Far East PlazaFor full address & opening hours, refer here.
11. T Bob’s Corner
With live bands and steaks, T Bob’s Corner not only delivers on its menu but it also provides the ambience for it too. This two-storey rustic halal Western restaurant can be found in Bedok. It provides ample space for big families and events from birthdays, meetings and more.T Bob’s CornerArea: BedokFor full address & opening hours, refer here.
12. Muugu Fork
Boasting a selection of Western, Continental and local fare, Muugu Fork is a halal certified restaurant with experience stretching over two decades. Their call to fame is the Ultimate Tenderloin Steak that is char grilled and served with creamy Black Pepper sauce and Ratatouille. They also have options with the trending Raclette cheese so if you haven’t joined the craze yet, try it out here.https://www.instagram.com/p/BNQm9gyDUCZ/?taken-by=muugu.forkMuugu ForkArea: BugisFor full address & opening hours, refer here.
13. Paddington House of Pancakes
Special for the sweet-toothed, Paddington House of Pancakes makes beautifully consistent pancakes. Each pancake, crepe, flapjack and pannekoek is light and made well. The coin pancakes are also adorable and great for kids. For the adults, there are various pancakes from different countries like the Pannekoek – a thin, larger Dutch pancake – that comes with flavourful toppings.https://www.instagram.com/p/s_T0kUjJOI/?taken-by=paddingtonpancakesPaddington House of PancakesArea: City Square MallFor full address & opening hours, refer here.
14. The Ramen Stall
A regular feature on our Instagram feed, the Ramen Stall is our go to for soothing, silky ramen with creamy rich broth. The Ramen Stall caters specifically for after work hours so it’s perfect to chill all night with your members.The Ramen StallArea: BugisFor full address & opening hours, refer here.
15. Zulos Dessert Place
Every day at Zulos Dessert Place is a cheat day. Their waffles come stacked with sauces and chocolate chips and chocolate chunks (depending on what you order). But a favourite of mine is actually the churros with white chocolate! The churros come piping hot with a crunchy outside and chewy interior. The Chicken Pie is also really good if you’re looking for something more than just dessert.https://www.instagram.com/p/BRsM1-5goKA/?taken-by=zulos_sgZulos Dessert PlaceArea: Farrer ParkFor full address & opening hours, refer here.
16. Jamil Sate Classic
Jamil Sate Classic caters for satay in a variety of styles. If you’d like satay just for yourself, their Mini Bentos are great for personal servings. For health-watchers, you’ll be happy to note that they only use premium lean meat, and pan-grill their satay in olive oil, using less oil than normal. Each order is freshly made with no MSG nor preservatives.Jamil Sate CateringThey are a food delivery company.For more information click here.
17. Kaw Kaw SG by Makan State
Famous for their burgers with sauces inspired by Malay flavours, like Ayam Percik, and Lemak Cili Padi (Permaisuri Burger), Kaw Kaw is also known for the relaxed ambience you get when you step into the Brooklyn-inspired cafe. They have a wide range of menu is suitable for all kinds of eaters so it doesn’t matter if you are a vegetarian or practicing a gluten-free diet. There is the Pan-Seared Salmon and Tiger Prawn Aglio Olio to tickle your taste buds. There’s also an assortment of burgers to try from the Spicy Bolo burger to the Smoky Beef Bacon burger for something lighter yet equally filling.Kaw Kaw SG by Makan StateArea: BugisFor opening hours and exact address click here.Of course, this list is not an exhaustive list of halal places that are part of the NS50 Recognition Package. There are also non food options such as entertainment, travel and shopping that’s available. For all the other places you can go to if you would like to explore non food options, click here.If you have still yet to find out about the NS50 Recognition Package and whether you’re viable for it, you can also head on to their website for the full details!
(6 June 2017, 2.16pm) Update: Previously Pondok Gurame was on this article but we have received information that they have are not yet accepting NS50 Vouchers.Featured Image: SingPost
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