Since 1908 - need we say more?
697 North Bridge Rd
T: 6298 7011
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.
By Tanya Procyshyn
Last updated on 16th November, 2014.