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Five local hipster food businesses to support this Ramadan

Just because the Geylang Serai Hari Raya Bazaar is cancelled doesn’t mean we can’t enjoy hipster bazaar food.

Noreen Shazreen
Noreen Shazreen

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Published: 15 April 2021, 12:13 PM

The month-long Geylang Serai Hari Raya Bazaar is cancelled for the second time this year in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The annual physical bazaar has now been shifted online to allow customers to shop for various festive goodies.

If you’d like to try other foods besides traditional Malay cuisine and modern kuihs, here are five local businesses selling hipster and trendy food you can check out to satisfy your cravings.

1. The Staple B

If you’re a fan of crispy fries smothered in cheese, you’ve probably heard of Katoshka when you visited the Geylang Bazaar. They have recently launched another food business, The Staple Bowl, which sells rice bowls that are nutritious and filling.

 

The rice bowls can be dressed with sweet soy sauce for a more kid-friendly meal. PHOTO CREDIT: INSTAGRAM/@THESTAPLEB

 

Their salmon grain bowl starts at $9.90, with an option to include add-ons such as avocado and corn. 

Families who are fasting in the month of Ramadan may opt for a subscription meal plan. The meals can be easily delivered right to your doorstep. 

The Staple B provides free delivery for orders over $60.

You can place an order by sending them an Instagram direct message or via WhatsApp.

2. Sofnade

Sofnade is undoubtedly known for Meatballs in a Bucket, its most popular dish sold at the Geylang Bazaar.

 

The Signature Meatballs in a Bucket include twister fries and mashed potato topped with some gravy and cheese sauce. PHOTO CREDIT: INSTAGRAM/@SOFNADE

 

The price of the signature meatball dish costs $10, while an option to upgrade for a family set costs $49. 

If you’re craving for pasar malam favourites, fret not! Sofnade also sells other varieties such as the Ramly Burger, kebab, takoyaki and more.

A minimum order of $30 applies with an islandwide delivery fee of only $5.

You can place an order on their website here.

3. Broti

If you’re a fan of milk teas, Broti is definitely a household name as it is one of the most popular halal milk tea brands at the Geylang Bazaar.

Their Thai Milk Tea starts at $6.50 for a generous 1-litre cup. Other popular flavours sold at Broti include their Green Milk Tea, Earl Grey Milk Tea and Gula Melaka Milk Tea.

 

In light of Ramadan, Broti has introduced new flavours such as Kurma Milk, Asam Boi and Bandung Selasih. PHOTO CREDIT: INSTAGRAM/@BROTI_SG

 

They have also introduced Ramadan classic drinks which will only be available in-store and not available for delivery. 

Broti has two physical outlets at 21 Baghdad Street and East Village. If you’re right around the corner, don’t forget to try a good cup of milk tea from them!

For online orders, you’ll have to purchase a minimum of three cups but it comes with free islandwide delivery.

You can place an order on their website here.

4. Loco Loco

If you’re born with a sweet tooth, Loco Loco is the place for you to try!

Most famously known for its churros, Loco Loco also sells other menu items such as mini donuts, fried ice cream and scotch eggs.

 

These colourful churros are not only visually appealing, but they are also packed with flavour. PHOTO CREDIT: INSTAGRAM/@LOCOLOCOSG

 

The churros come in three different flavors which are original, ondeh-ondeh and oreo. The churros are then topped with the sauces provided such as chocolate, caramel, white chocolate and gula melaka sauce. 

As there are no specific prices stated on their website, you’ll have to input your requests on the order form and they will get back to you with a quotation. 

Loco Loco provides delivery with an additional fee of $3.90 for orders above $30.

You can place an order on their website here.

5. ChunkyB

Calling all the milkshake lovers out there!

ChunkyB’s milkshakes come in two different flavours which are either bubblegum or salted caramel-based.

 

The Unik-Corn Milkshake is served with their homemade pink sauce, whipped cream and cotton candy. PHOTO CREDIT: INSTAGRAM/@CHUNKYB.SG

 

Apart from their popular milkshakes, they also sell other varieties including banana fritters and chocolate chip cookies. The banana fritters are topped with condensed milk and cheddar cheese for a much richer and delicious flavour!

ChunkyB provides islandwide delivery starting at $5 depending on location. An option for self-collection is also available.

You can place an order via email or WhatsApp at 9794 1584. 

6. Bonus

For those who would still like to eat traditional Malay food, don’t worry. 

Through the Bazaar-Kita.sg website, you can order meals from various halal restaurants including Istimewa Nasi Padang for traditional Malay dishes such as nasi lemak, mee siam and lontong. 

You can also purchase sweet treats from the website where you will be directed to Shopee’s page. The treats available include traditional Malay kuihs such as honey cornflakes, banana fritters and curry puffs.

So, what are you waiting for? Simply place your order from any of these food businesses to get some hipster bazaar food (or traditional Malay food) that is worth your craving!


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