Can you imagine? It’s almost April already! Since we’ve hit the first quarter mark, it’s time to pause the clock. Let’s step back for a minute and re-evaluate how much progress you’ve made thus far. While you’re at it, might as well take a moment to check out the new halal places along the way and reward yourself for surviving the first quarter of 2017!
1. Baking Lab
We have a new baker in the West! I can hear those exhalations of “finally!” coming from you Westies. Yes, we finally have a baker on board which you can actually make a visit without having to pay a lung and a kidney to get to. Even better, the Baking Lab isn’t your subpar baker. Not just the basic cake, cupcake and cookie maker, they produce a wide array of whimsical and creative bakes.We have the kiddy favourites, all the way from Sesame Street to seashell and Iron Man inspired sugar cookies. They also bake up the most adorable festive cupcakes to celebrate a baby’s shower and they even have Lego gummies.The bakes can be customised so if you’re looking to surprise your kids, nephews or nieces with an extra something special, the possibilities are endless!https://www.instagram.com/p/BRHi6SNgelp/?taken-by=bakinglabsghttps://www.instagram.com/p/BLCjsDugkYD/?taken-by=bakinglabsgNot forgetting the adults, Baking Lab also produces elegant wedding favors and cakes so that you have great options to play around with! Go for something elegant for the guests or a sophisticated cake to grace your wedding table.https://www.instagram.com/p/BQwYT-GAbut/?taken-by=bakinglabsgGet 15% off with your FRIENDS card for whole cake orders made at least 1 month in advance. For everyday grabs, get 10% off for purchases $10 and above.Address: Blk 482 Jurong West St 41 #01-258, Singapore 640482Telephone: 96754592Opening hours: Daily – 10am to 5pm.
We’ve had many firsts in the past three years but this is one novelty that we enthusiastically welcome with open arms! For all you addicts of the novel and the unique, we present Singapore’s 1st Halal-certified Japanese-French inspired café. Kumoya brings together the subtle flavours of Japanese and French cuisine onto one plate, combining the best of the two flavour profiles.Bask in these inspired savoury dishes and light, fluffy desserts, painstakingly hand-crafted and plated in an open, bright setting.Get 10% off with your FRIENDS card with a minimum spending of $50 in a single receipt. Address: 8 Jalan Klapa, Singapore 199320Telephone: 62973727Opening hours: Sunday to Thursday – 12nn to 9pm, Friday & Saturday – 12nn to 10.30pm
The next contender to make our March list is the nostalgic soft serve ice cream, along side of our favourite Ondeh-Ondeh cake and lemper merchants. Quickly making its way into our hearts one soft serve at a time, this Chendol soft serve is a reminder of our old Softee days from 7-11.They also offer options with various fillings from Caramel Apple Pie with Churros, the signature malt, Ovaltine and fruit fillings.Get 10% off with your FRIENDS card valid on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays with a minimum purchase of $10. .Address: 18 Baghdad Street, Singapore 199657Telephone: 92712616Opening hours: Tuesday to Thursday – 12nn to 8.30pm, Friday – 2pm to 9.30pm, Saturday & Sunday – 12nn to 9.30pm.
4. Zulos Dessert Place
We’ve recently uncovered a secret off the corner of Syed Alwi Road. Zulos Dessert Place has one of the warmest, crunchiest Churros I’ve ever tasted. These Churros are served hot off the pan and drizzled with decadent white chocolate and oreo bits. They also have a range of pancake stacks and other savouries to enjoy.We’d recommend the Chicken Pot Pie. This pie has a soft, crisp layer of pastry and is oozing with rich chicken filling, perfect for a rainy day!https://www.instagram.com/p/BRnGY6Egqaz/?taken-by=zulos_sgGet 15% off with your FRIENDS card on weekdays and 10% off on weekends. Not valid on Waffle Buddy days every Monday.Address: 2001 Syed Alwi Rd, Singapore 207733Telephone: 94807609Opening hours: Sunday & Monday to Thursday – 3pm to 9.45pm, Friday & Saturday – 3pm to 10.30pm
What’s up my Easties? Completing the golden belt at East Village, Watsub has joined the party. Your halal option to mouthwatering subs, this joint has got you covered with over 10 sandwich choices or you can pick your own toppings.Their signature Pulled Beef is cooked for over 8 hours, pulled and steep in its own juices for hours for a quality and flavourful bite. Watsub’s premium sandwiches gives you a choice of high quality breads from Focaccia and Ciabatta so you know every sandwich will not just taste good but will make you feel good too.Get 10% off with your FRIENDS card valid anytime and any day except Mondays.Address: 430 Upper Changi Road #01-12, Singapore 487048Telephone: 98515126Opening hours: Tuesday to Thursday – 11.30am to 9pm, Friday – 3pm to 10pm, Saturday & Sunday – 10am to 9pm
Every pizza lover should try this one out! The pizzas are soft and fluffy with a crisp crust, with delicious toppings. When Jums brought a couple of slices of the office, we didn’t have to reheat it because it was still so soft!Pizzaboy delivers on their tasty pizzas not just figuratively but literally too. Plus pizza delivery comes free of charge if you live around the area!Sides anyone?Get 10% off with your FRIENDS card. Valid all day, any day.Address: 116 Changi Road #01-09, Singapore 419718Telephone: 64935777Opening hours: Daily – 11am to 9.30pm
7. Audanis Bakes
Neighbour to Pizzaboy, Audanis Bakes is also located at WIS @ Changi. This storefront is right on the corner of the building and the first thing you’ll see climbing up the steps to WIS @ Changi.Audanis Bakes brings back desserts familiar to our parents’ generations. This petite bakery features Pulut Kunyit cake-style stuffed with Rendang Chicken or Beef with bright tomatoes and quail eggs and parsley and a variety of other goodies.https://www.instagram.com/p/BPtbdhWgK53/?taken-by=audanis_bakesAudanis Bakes also makes cute Ayam Lemak Chilli Api buns, full of comforting reminders of home, family and addictive spice.Get 15% off with your FRIENDS card for cakes ordered one month in advance and 10% off for all bakes except for epok-epok.Address: 116 WIS @ Changi, Changi Road #01-06, Singapore 419718Telephone: 96276941Opening hours: Monday to Friday – 9am to 6pm.
8. Paddington House of Pancakes (PHOP)
This ultimate pancake house is chocked full of recipes representing different parts of the world. PHOP prides in producing consistent pancake stacks with a signature golden ring with slight crunch on the edge and soft, fluffiness on the inside. It’s not all sweetness that you might have expected but the menu also features a diverse range of savouries, served on crepes, flapjacks and Pannekoek – a Dutch pancake, so no one needs to stress when the whole family or all your buddies want to dine together.On a side note, even the desserts are “flipping golden”! The miniature coins with fudge and marshmallows or the bowl of pancake coins topped with fruit and sauce is adorable and kid friendly too.Get 10% off with your FRIENDS card valid on Mondays to Fridays Only. Not Valid on Weekends, Public Holidays and eve of Public Holidays. Address: 180 Kitchener Road #02-35/36, City Square Mall, Singapore 208539Telephone: 66129029Opening hours: Daily – 11am to 9pm
9. Simply Wrapps
Born out of a mutual need to get proper nutritional food while overseas, the three founding members of Simply Wrapps decided to form their own solutions to their problem with this salad and wrap bar. As corporate workers who find it hard to find a proper meal that can be quickly prepared and easy to takeaway, Simply Wrapps envisions itself as a place for all to go to for an efficient customer experience while not compromising on quality and nutritional value.As travel lusters, they have also brought back a piece of their travels with them and inculcated it into their diverse selection of wraps and bowls. They also provide eighteen types of healthy dressings and multiple combinations of cold pressed juices that are undiluted by water and untainted by sugar. The menu denotes gluten free and vegetarian options as well so that anyone with special dietary requirements can always have something for themselves too!EXCLUSIVE DEAL: Download the SimplyWrapps App and use the referral code “HFHFRIENDS” to redeem 2 x 25% discount coupons (validity of 60days) on all Wraps, Salads or Quesadillas. Valid for 1 item per redemption per purchase and on the lowest priced item.Plaza Singapura OutletAddress: 68 Orchard Road #B2-26, Singapore 238839Telephone: 66840930Opening hours: Daily – 8am to 9.30pm.
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