Since it was founded in 1908, Zam Zam has pretty much stood stoic and unaffected to the comings and goings in the Arab Street enclave, while feeding quite a few generations of diners! Along with family routines and tradition, what keeps regulars coming back are its massive murtabaks. The Mutton Murtabak (from $6 for a substantial small portion) is a favourite, but there are also other protein variations including chicken, sardine and beef — just be sure to share! Burpple Tastemaker Sheryl Lyx loves how "it's stuffed with meat and beautifully pan-fried to a crisp". The accompanying curry further elevates the dish with its punchy flavours. Sit downstairs to soak in the buzz and watch the nimble-fingered roti prata men do their thing, or head upstairs to chill out in space and air-conditioned comforts.
Avg Price: $10 per person
Photo by Burppler Akira Hirakawa