You'll think that in a multi-cultural place like Singapore, halal Asian restaurants will be more common. Well, they aren't! That's why when I visited the The Malayan Council at Little India after a tip by my foodie ex-colleague I was really happy. Because the food there was modern Southeast Asian, using all the flavours we love on modern items like fish and chips. You can view their menu and interior on this other blog review (I forgot to take in my excitement, haha).
Here my friend had the Ayam Panggang Sapit (S$25), which is a huge gigantic portion of a chicken drumstick on top of some basmati rice, drenched in a spicy gravy. The chicken was soft and juicy - this is definitely like a food court upsize! However the price is a little on the steep end...3/5
I liked my Assam Pedas Fish n Chips (S$19) more for lunch - huge portion of fries there which tasted quite good. But the killer comes from the chilli sauce on the lightly battered fried fish pieces. MMmmm. Slightly sour and sweet with a kick. 4/5
Then for dessert, a unique Classic Ondeh-Ondeh Cake (S$8) that had pandan sponge cake amidst gula melaka desiccated coconut. Yummy. I think this is as good as the original ondeh ondeh! Pity the vanilla ice cream behind the cake was a little too melty. But quite worth the price. 4/5
I wish prices a little less steep for smaller portions - it would be much more encouraging for me to go back to try out other things! Otherwise if you are a big eater who likes Asian modern flavours, all while completely halal, definitely go check out The Malayan Council in Little India. There's even a cool temple nearby to peek into.
The Malayan Council
22 Dunlop Street
Mondays to Fridays 11.30am til 11pm, Sat/Sundays 11am til 11pm