By: Gary Lim & Widya Ichwany

Oct 31 may seem like just your regular day, but in some countries, it’s when everyone celebrates Halloween. However, some prefer to start the celebration 1 – 2 weeks before the actual day. And many would know this is the perfect time to put your culinary skills to the test because you’ve got to get your creative juices flowing to make your food look either creepy or funny. And here in Singapore, we take a look at 3 eateries that got their spook on.

1. The Muffinry

What’s more prominent than costumes on Halloween? Definitely pumpkins, as their vibrant colour is a good contrast to the otherwise gloomy decorations, not forgetting the delicious Halloween treats they make.

The Muffinry has infused the taste of pumpkin into a less than conventional recipe. Most of us have tasted pumpkin pie, but I’m sure you haven’t tasted the Honeyed Spice Pumpkin Muffin ($2.40). The golden brown muffin is topped with a sprinkle of sugared pumpkin seeds, adding texture to the fluffy muffin. Its softness, together with the crunchy bits of seeds and sweet raisins makes the muffin taste spectacular, because of all the different textures coming together. The flavour is further complimented by the cinnamon and sweet taste of pumpkin. Overall, this tasty treat is an alternative to pumpkin pie when you’re looking for something to snack on.

Another notable item on their Halloween menu is the Black Sesame Macaron ($2). Don’t be overwhelmed by the taste of black sesame, but instead, appreciate the chewiness of the macaron and the sweet flavour of the black sesame as a whole.

If pumpkin and black sesame is not for you, there’s always some Skull Cookies ($4.50) for you to enjoy. These cookies are crunchy, not too sweet and they come in a pack, ready to accompany your cuppa on any occasion.

Address: 112 Telok Ayer Street, Singapore 068581
Telephone: 6509 6462
Opening Hours:

  • Mon to Fri, 8am – 5pm
  • Sat, 10am – 4pm

Spookiness: ☠☠
Price Rating: $-$$

  • Promotions end on Nov 5.


2. New York New York (NYNY)

If you’re not a fan of baked treats or simply want something more filling, head down to NYNY for the Jack The Ripper Sandwich ($15.90), available in beef or chicken. Named after the famous serial killer, you will be intrigued to find a red liquid (ketchup) dribbling down your burger and knife stabbed straight down (no, please don’t eat that).

With 10 layers of ingredients that included scrambled eggs, meat patties and onion rings, you might want to skip breakfast or lunch for this. The meal comes with a side of French fries and some ketchup, which you can pour all over the sandwich for visual effect. With a sandwich this big, you will need a good drink to down your food.

How does Bloody Eyeball ($8.90) sound? This is an interestingly sweet concoction of sprite and strawberry syrup, with grass jelly balls stuffed in longans, forming your delicious eyeball. This drink is perfect for dessert!

Every NYNY outlet is decorated in a different spirit of Halloween, so be prepared for anything from pumpkins to witches on brooms. And remember to look out for the waiting staff in Halloween gear!

Address: 53 Ang Mo Kio Hub Ave 3 #B1-25/26, Singapore 569933
Telephone: 6853 3907
Opening Hours:

  • Daily, 11.30am – 10.30pm

Spookiness: ☠☠
Price Rating: $$-$$$

  • Promotions end on Nov 7.
  • Check out their website to find out where else they’re located at.


3. Awfully Chocolate

Chocolate is something that probably everyone enjoys. And what better place to get it than Awfully Chocolate, a popular name among the youths in Singapore?

For the first time during Halloween, the store will be having a promotion on all its regular items, and you can expect to find your favourite treats beautifully decorated Halloween-style. The thing about Awfully Chocolate is that each item is specially formulated such that you won’t feel disgusted and sick, even with mouthful after mouthful.

Items you should try include the Creepy Crawly White Chocolate Butterscotch Cube($29.90), a creamy dark chocolate Swiss roll covered in divinely sweet and salty butterscotch sauce. Satisfy your sweet tooth by indulging yourself with this cake because the butterscotch sauce just takes it off the top. And if you still want more, you can always ask them to add more of that sauce!

If fudge is all you want, get theRIP Superstacked Cake ($9.90 per slice), made up of 6 layers of fudge and cake. It’s served with a Kahlua Bar (Truffles with coffee liqueur) and crumble on the side. This little number would be the perfect delight for chocolate lovers, so don’t give it a miss! You might want to ask for a cup of plain water though, for it might be a wee bit dry.

Photos courtesy of Noel Teo, Joel Lee from Klix Photography, The Muffinry & Awfully Chocolate.

And don’t leave without trying their Delicious Halloween Cupcake set (4 for $22), for their rich and moist texture will make you crave for more in the inopportune moments. The cute decorations and fluffiness of the cupcakes just make you want to squeal like a little girl, as if you’re seeing your birthday cake for the very first time.

Address: 131 East Coast Road, Singapore 428816
Telephone: 6345 2190
Opening Hours:

  • Mon – Thurs, 10am – 10pm
  • Fri, Sat and Eve of public holidays, 10am – 1am

Spookiness: ☠☠☠
Price Rating: $$-$$$$$

  • Promotions end on Oct 31.
  • Go to their official site for their other store locations.