5 F&B stalls to try at the Kampong Gelam Ramadan Bazaar

Over 80 F&B stalls are at the bazaar, located along Baghdad Street, Kandahar Street and outside Sultan Mosque.

Seif Umar

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Published: 11 April 2023, 11:35 AM

If you have taken a stroll along Arab Street recently, you’ll probably notice large crowds flocking to pop up stalls in the nearby surroundings of Sultan Mosque. 

The annual Kampong Gelam Bazaar officially opened on Mar 15, and will run for 33 days until Apr 16. Themed Raikan Cahaya Ramadan, which translates to celebrating the light of Ramadan, the bazaar offers over 80 F&B stalls along Baghdad Street, Kandahar Street and the outskirts of Sultan Mosque. 

With plenty of F&B options available, here are five stalls to try out at the Kampong Gelam Ramadan Bazaar.

1) La Birria

La Birria specialises in Mexican food, selling a variety of freshly fried tacos. Their bestseller is their Quesa Birria Taco ($15).


Served with a side of broth, the Quesa Birria Taco is a birria-style cooked beef folded into a tortilla with melted cheese. PHOTO CREDIT: YOUTHOPIA/SEIF UMAR


The taco contains shredded beef combined with cheese. It also comes with a slice of lime, which adds flavour to the saltiness of the taco.

Other items on the stall’s menu include their Birria Cheese Fries ($15), all of which includes the house-braised shredded beef and lots of gravy.

2) Loco-Loco

Well known for their churros, Loco-Loco offers four flavours of bite-sized churros: original, oreo, ondeh-ondeh and chilli crab. 

The churros are also accompanied with rich chocolate dipping sauce, along with gula melaka sauce for the ondeh-ondeh churros.


Each churro cup is priced at $6. PHOTO CREDIT: YOUTHOPIA/SEIF UMAR


You can expect a crispy, fluffy bite paired with sweet flavours from the sugar crusted onto the churros. 

Customers can also opt to order a cup of Assorted Churros ($6), which comes with original, ondeh-ondeh and oreo bites.

3. Bogeh SG

Bogeh SG specialises in bite-sized Malay snacks, which includes their lekor gemok (large fish cracker), pisang goreng (banana fritters) and apam balik (turnover pancake), which are priced upwards from $3+.

The stall’s bestseller is their durian goreng (fried durian puffs) ($10).


Customers can expect a crispy first bite and a strong durian flavoured cream oozing out of the puff. PHOTO CREDIT: INSTAGRAM/@BOGEHSG


Aside from these snacks, the stall also sells their very own butter beer ($3.50).

4. RSS Air Balang

At almost any bazaar, you may have come across some stalls selling drinks of various colours in large cylindrical containers. These drinks are known as air balang, and the ones at the Kampong Gelam bazaar are sold in 500ml cups.


All flavours at the stall are standardised at $5 each. PHOTO CREDIT: FACEBOOK/@RAJA.SITI.73


Those looking to cool themselves down in the humid, warm Singapore weather while at the bazaar with a cup of icy cold drink will want to look out for this stall.

5. Habibtea

Lovers of bubble tea might want to give  Arabic bubble tea a try at the Kampong Gelam Ramadan bazaar. 


Habibtea is Singapore’s first-ever Arabic bubble tea stall. PHOTO CAPTION: YOUTHOPIA/SEIF UMAR


Founded in 2020, the stall’s signature drink, Habibtea ($6), is a contemporary version of traditional chai and modern day brown sugar pearls.


It is also brewed with spices like cardamom, star anise and cinnamon, giving the drink a flavourful twist into the Arabian world. PHOTO CREDIT: YOUTHOPIA/SEIF UMAR


The stall also features non-spiced drinks like their Bhaiyatea ($6), which is made from Kenyan Assam tea leaves, and Belgian Chocolate with Cream Mousse ($8). 

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