697-699 North Bridge Rd
Zam Zam restaurant is one of the most popular Indian-Muslim restaurants in Singapore, well known for its murtabak and biryani. It opened its doors in 1908, and is housed within heritage shophouses along North Bridge Road. Its setting is just like other familiar local eateries – cosy, and suitable for a casual meal with friends and family.
One of the must-try dishes from Zam Zam is its murtabak. A murtabak is a fried, crispy stuffed dough, which hailed from the Arabian peninsula. Singapore’s version of the murtabak is a magical hybrid of Arab and Indian flavours and spices.
It is typically stuffed with a mixture of minced meat, eggs, and onions. You can also opt to add cheese into your murtabak. Zam Zam’s comes in 5 different sizes and meat options, including Rusa (Deer). The murtabak is then cut and served into bite-sized pieces, and tastes best when dipped in curry. We recommend pairing your murtabak with a cup of teh tarik (pulled chai) to complete the entire experience.
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Another in-house favourite would be the biryani. It is also one of the best you can find in Singapore. We recommend getting your hands on the Chicken biryani. The flavourful curry gravy really elevates the dish. Your taste buds will be tantalised with its well-spiced and tender chicken, and fragrant basmati rice. The dish might be too spicy for some, and the portion is really generous. So if you are not a big eater, you may want to share a packet of biryani with your travel buddy!
Some might say that Singapore is one of the most expensive cities, but you’d never think that when you eat at Zam Zam.
They also serve a variety of other dishes apart from the murtabak and biryani. If you’re looking to round off your Kampong Glam adventures on a high note, Zam Zam Restaurant is definitely a must try!