Halal bakeries to get Hari Raya kueh
It’s the second year that Hari Raya will be celebrated a little differently with virtual visitations, but that doesn’t mean you don’t have to stock up on loads of Raya goodies for you and the fam to snack on.
The zeitgeist of modern Raya means that traditional Raya kuehs alone aren’t gonna cut it, especially since many bakeries today have modern concoctions with unique flavours like durian, parmesan cheese, and white chocolate.
To save you the search, here are 8 halal bakeries to get both old-school and contemporary Raya goodies.
1. Cik Fah’s
Muslim-owned Cik Fah’s is dedicated to festive baked goods like sunflower pineapple tarts ($19.90) and spicy prawn rolls ($15.90), but it also churns out daily indulgences like chocolate cookies (from $14.90) that the locals rave about.
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At this online bakery, small batches of hari raya goodies are handmade using fresh ingredients and a family recipe that’s been passed down for 4 generations. Assorted bundles (from $53.93) with the option to mix and match are available for those who can’t make up their minds and need to try a little of everything.
Cik Fah offers 30% off on orders placed before 15th April and free delivery to your doorstep when you spend at least $100.
Opening hours: 10am-6pm, Daily
Telephone: 8940 8349
2. Happy Halal Cookies
Even though some of us have sworn off carbs and chosen the keto diet life, Hari Raya is one of those times when you give in to the gluten guilt and sink your teeth into flaky pineapple balls ($19.90) and nutella tarts ($22.90). And that’s when Happy Halal Cookies comes into play.
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Having been around for over a decade, this Muslim-owned bakery serves up freshly baked hari raya cookies using premium ingredients and a secret family recipe. Each batch is made per order, so you know you’ll get it while it’s hot. Classic snacks like nyona kapets ($19.90) are a big hit, but you might also want to consider the bundle of 5 or 10 (from $47.03) so you can sample them all.
While Happy Halal Cookies doesn’t have a storefront in Singapore, you can stock up on its hearty pastries online and have them delivered for free when you spend $100 or more.
Opening hours: 10am-7pm, Daily
Telephone: 9421 3791
3. All Things Delicious
Oatmeal Apricot cookies
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With its range of savoury and sweet offerings like the Salmon Rice Bowl and Banana Upside-Down Cake which have gotten rave reviews, All Things Delicious truly lives up to its name. This Raya, they’re adding another notch on their belt by selling their own handmade cookies!
The cookies are packed in jars of five sizes starting from petite plastic jars to large reusable glass jars and come in a myriad of unique flavours including:
- Classic Sugee – an old-fashioned cookie that melts in your mouth
- Coconut Gula Melaka – a decadent cookie made from coconut and gula melaka
- Chocolate Almond – a sweet and rich shortbread
- Oatmeal Apricot – a chewy cookie loaded with chunky apricot bits\
- Mexican Wedding Cookies – a sugar-dusted cookie that’s tinted green with pistachios
- Pecan Demerera – a buttery, nutty biscuit that’s super crunchy
Sticky Toffee Pudding
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If you’re looking for something heavier, All Things Delicious also has a range of Hari Raya cakes, 8-9 inches in diameter, such as Earl Grey Bundt ($44.90), Sticky Toffee Pudding ($57.90), and Sea Salt Caramel Brownie ($57.90).
You can get these cakes and cookies at their retail shop or order them online.
Address: 34 Arab Street, #01-01, Singapore 199733
Opening hours: Tue – Sun 8AM-6PM | Closed on Mon
Telephone: 6291 4252
4. Lynn’s Cakes
Cranberry & Pistachio Shortbread Cookies
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Lynn’s Cakes will be serving up more than just their signature customised cakes this Raya as they’ll be selling five types of Raya goodies from $15/bottle:
- Almond Pumpkin Seed Crunch
- Cranberry & Pistachio Shortbread Cookies
- Choc Chip with Pecan Cookies
- Choc Chip Cookies
- Old-fashioned Cornflake Cookies
To get in on this, you can head to their cafe or order online.
Address: 11 Eng Kong Terrace, Singapore 598983
Opening hours: Tue 1PM-6PM | Wed – Sun 10.30AM-6PM | Closed on Mon
5. Butter Studio
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You better act now if you wanna sink your teeth into Butter Studio’s toothsome treats as their Raya collection is selling out fast. Choose from creations such as Thai Tea Dahlia Cookies or Yuzu kueh Tarts from just $20.90/bottle.
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And if there’s a Muslim colleague or friend you’d like to show your appreciation to, there is also a gift basket ($89) that come with four types of cookies. The bigger gift hamper ($128) also has four types of cookies plus sweet dates, mixed nuts, and green packets all wrapped in a rattan basket.
Orders can be made here.
Full list of Butter Studio locations.
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Put out a plate of tapak kuda or lucky hoof rolls and chances are, they’ll be gone before you can bring out the drinks. Besides being incredibly hard to get in Singapore, this kueh is also delicious to boot. So stand out from the others by getting Breadwerks’ Tapak Kuda rolls ($10.70).
Choose from myriad delish flavours such as ondeh-ondeh, durian, and Nutella. Each roll also measures 27cm x 8cm x 5cm, making it well worth it to pony up the dough.
For the full list of flavours and order methods available, click here.
Address: 81 Joo Chiat Road, #01-02, Singapore 427725
Opening hours: 10AM-9PM, Daily
7. Julie Bakes
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No Raya celebration is complete without munching on tarts and at Julie Bakes, you’ll get a whole slew of traditional and modern tarts like pineapple tarts ($21/bottle), nutella tarts ($28/bottle), and ondeh-ondeh tarts ($25/bottle).
Place your orders by heading to their physical store or WhatsApp-ing 9647 9027.
Address: 14 Baghdad Street, Singapore 199653
Opening hours: Tue – Sun 12PM-7PM | Closed on Mon
Telephone: 9647 9027
8. Deli Maslina
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For those who’re all about keeping it traditional, Deli Maslina is the place to be with their assortment of evergreen treats like makmurs (sugar-dusted cookies) for $25/bottle, sempret ($18/bottle), and M&M cookies ($22/bottle).
If you’re overwhelmed by the surfeit of choices before you, fret not as the bakery also sells small packs of cookies for just $3 so that you can sample them before committing to an entire bottle.
Full list of Deli Maslina locations.
Complete your Hari Raya prep with delicious treats from halal bakeries
As Ramadan approaches its dusk, Muslims all over Singapore await with bated breath for Hari Raya Aidilfitri – a day that’s marked with joyous celebration as family and friends reconcile with one another.
And no Raya celebration is complete without noming into tasty treats like tarts, cakes, and cookies. If you’re looking for kuehs that’ll satisfy everyone from the atuks to adiks, these halal bakeries will give you the best mix of old and new while still being delicious all the same.
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