Over a hundred years old now, but old Indian-Muslim eatery, Zam Zam, still one of the most popular spots in town for murtabaks - I’d been coming here since I was a 9-year-old
Mutton murtabak has a more robust flavour compared to chicken murtabak, the other popular choice. Onions, eggs and cardamom-heavy spices provide the delicious flavours and aroma to the murtabak:
- Unlike in Penang, where pickled onion relish provide a stab to astringency to undercut the meaty richness of the murtabak, the Singaporean version is served with thin slivers of fresh cucumbers & a dollop of tomato ketchup. Mutton curry sauce is also provided on the side as a dip:
Kopi Tarik, the frothy, rich “pulled” milk coffee is a Mamak (Tamil-Muslim) specialty, and a must-have at any Mamak eatery, besides the more popular “teh tarik” (the milk tea version).
Zam Zam Restaurant
697-699 North Bridge Road
Tel: +65 6298 6320
Opening hours: 7am to 11pm daily