Daily: 08:00 - 23:00
This landmark Indian-Muslim restaurant opposite Sultan Mosque has been serving nasi biryani, murtabak, roti prata and other dishes for over 100 years.
We were nearby and decided to pop into Zam Zam as hubby has heard much about it. We ordered: • Beef Murtabak - Crispy outside and generous inside with beef and onion bits. $5 for a small one but fills you up! Good size for the price. • Egg Onion Prata - they don't have kosong Prata so I opted for egg onion to up the flavour! Like the Murtabak, the Prata is crispy and tasty! What's particularly even more yummy was the fish curry!! It's really good that I asked for TWO more top-ups!! The Prata curry combo is power!! • Chicken Biryani - we were not hungry but just greedy so we ordered a chicken biryani to share. Great decision as the rice alone is al dente and flavourful. The chicken is with not much sauce that I initially thought it would be too dry a plate to get maximum enjoyment. I was wrong! Every mouth a delight and I ate more than I said I was gonna eat. Heh • Teh Halia - this is my usual go-to drink and theirs didn't disappoint. Thick and sweet and gingery. Just the way I love it!!! The shop itself is a visual delight. Many things to see on the walls and around. Only after the meal did I realise that they have an Aircon upstairs. And they are apparently so famous that they made their own Zam Zam signs for patrons to take selfies with. They also sell their own bottled water!! And also their Zam Zam Polo Tee if you like!!! Amazing! Well, I'm just there for the food.
Back in the early to mid sixties my father being in the British Army we were posted to Singapore. We lived in Serangoon Estate, my parent used to frequent Zam Zams and sometimes used to take the 4 kids. I have very fond memories of this restaurant.
In the early 90's I was working in Jakarta and decided to visit Singapore, of course I went to re visit Zam Zams, I was greeted by a guy who was approximately my age, I explained to him about parents, he then introduced me to his elderly father who said that he remembers my parents and the 4 kids.
i was amazed at how the place looked the same and the Murtabak tasted wonderful. Thank yo Zam Zams for all those wonderful memories...xxx
Now, if we were to ask anyone on where to get the best indian food, which clearly includes murtabak, mee goreng or even just plain prata or naan, anyone would say Zam Zam. Situated only a ten minute walk from Raffles MRT station, the restaurant is not just convenient but the food never does fail. Let me add on, the service is not bad coming from a restaurant that is always full. This is a must for all indian food lovers out there!
Visit this place, if you are in the mood for some economical calorie laden street food.
The murtabak was very good. The biryani did not taste like biryani, but the meat pieces wee very tender.
Dont expect an ambience. Taking away a murtabak might be a good idea