Singapore Zam Zam Restaurant

Since 1908 - need we say more?

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What we say: 4 stars

This legendary Kampong Glam restaurant has been serving tasty Malay food since 1908 — well before Singapore was an independent country!

Though they make a mean briyani, Zam Zam's signature dish is murtabak, an artery-clogging concoction of fried dough stuffed with mutton, diced onion and egg served with a bowl of curry gravy. The restaurant is busy all hours of the day and it's worth waiting for a table — neighbouring resturants serve similar fare but can't compare to the original. There's an air-con dining area upstairs but you'll miss the show of cooks frying roti and pouring teh tarik if you head up there.

Contact details
697 North Bridge Rd
T: 6298 7011
Open: Daily 08:00-23:00
About the author
Tanya Procyshyn is a Singapore-based freelance writer and photographer. With a passion for unusual destinations, she has camped alongside Komodo dragons and shook hands with soldiers in North Korea. She blogs at

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Singapore Zam Zam Restaurant
697 North Bridge Rd
T: 6298 7011

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