Murtabak, Singapore Zam Zam
There’s a row of green and gold coloured eateries proclaiming they’re the best when it comes to murtabak. Only Singapore Zam Zam has been making murtabak for over 100 years from the same location, opposite the Sultan Mosque in the fascinating Kampong Glam area. Their longevity is not surprising, the double-fronted eatery is packed with a steady flow of diners and take away trade.
It’s a hustling, bustling place that can be intimidating for the first time visitor. Noodlies, food and travel blog experienced Singapore Zam Zam this week, check out the featured video above for some tips on how to navigate this delicious place.
Murtabak is a fried roti envelope containing meat, onion and spices. It sounds simple, but one look at the close up above and you know it’s all deliciousness. I can describe the murtabak making process but the noodlies video below does a much better job – notice the precision fast hand-making process…
Chicken, beef and lamb are probably the most popular fillings. At Singapore Zam Zam (heck, I’ll just call them Zam Zam) you can order venison and sardine versions too. I play safe and order the small serving of mutton murtabak ($6). The serving is huge. Safe or not safe, this is the most delicious murtabak I’ve had; delicately thin roti skin, the base is a little more sturdy with the addition of an extra prata kosong and the cracked egg adds even more flavour.
Pour some of the curry sauce over your murtabak and wash it down with a cup of local kopi and you’ve got the real, Zam Zam deal!
Singapore Zam Zam
679 North Bridge Road
This noodlies, Sydney food and travel blog Singapore experience is courtesy of the Singapore Tourism Board.