Working Title at Arab St

Working Title
48 Arab St
Singapore 199749
Tel: +65 6298 8721
Online Reservations: Click Here

Opening Hours
Mon-Thu: 11am to 10pm
Fri: 11am to 11pm
Sun: 10am to 11pm

Halal status: Halal-certified!! (As of 13 Dec 2016)
Halalicious rating: 9/10
Average Spend per pax: S$22
Recommended dishes: Truffle tater tot (S$10), Chicken ‘n’ Waffles ($16), Fowl Play Burger (S$17)

In the past couple of years there has been a burgeoning of halal cafés in the Arab St and Kampong Glam area, much to my and my friends’ delight. It’s a great staple in my life, and I hope all the establishments remain open in the years to come.

So this past weekend my friend and I had a staycation at Parkroyal on Pickering, next to Hong Lim food centre. Have you guys had a chance to check it out? It’s AMAZING. I LOVE the hotel; the architecture is stunning and the eco vibes are sophisticated without being Birkenstocky. It’s very tranquil and relaxing, but I would not recommend bringing kids or having a huge family staycay there. The vibes I get are more couples and small groups of friends who want to get some respite from the hustle and bustle of the city.

ANYWAY I digress. So we went to Working Title, which also doubles up as a backpackers/boutique hostel on the second floor, so dining patrons get to enjoy extra perks such as quirky decor, and free WiFi!

Working Title - Floppy Disk

Cafe and Wifi details on a floppy disk!! How charming and recyclish.

You can check out the menu online here, or you can also flip through the photos of the menu I took below:


For starters, my friend and I decided to share the Truffle Tater Tots (S$10), because who doesn’t love these cute buds of mini hash browns seasoned with parmesan and truffle oil?! Here’s a look:

Working Title - Truffle Tater Tots

Served in a dimsum steamer basket!

Working Title - Truffle Tater Tots 3

Yummm cheeeeeese

Ugh guys, these were SO crispy and fluffy!!! I loved the parmesan shavings, which add extra flavour, and I wished they had had more of it. I know, so greedy. I did think the truffle taste was a little weak, so maybe that’s something they can work on for future batches of their tater tots. Thankfully, the texture was super on point, and the parmesan helped round up the taste of the tater tots. Can I also just say, you get A WHOLE LOT of tater tots for just S$10, which I think makes it great value for money. I think the serving size is good for 2 very hungry diners, or 3 normal eaters. 8.5/10

For my mains I ordered the Chicken ‘n’ Waffles ($16), which are only available on their weekend brunch menu on Saturdays and Sundays till 5pm. This dish features pan-fried chicken thigh seasoned lightly with cayenne pepper, garlic and paprika, served on belgian waffles with honey. You also get a small shot of hot sauce on the side, together with some mesclun greens:

Working Title - Chicken 'n' Waffles

MMMMMM chikinnnnnnn

Working Title - Chicken Waffles

OMG chicken yummmm

Ok so I’ve never had chicken and waffles before even though I dream about it all the time (maybe in another like I was a southern belle). I’ve seen many, many un-halal versions of it, but they all used battered fried chicken, so this unbattered version was new for me. I have to say, I LOVED it.

I’m not naturally a person who likes sweet and savoury at the same time, but the combination of salty chicken, sweet waffle, and tangy hot sauce, worked perfectly. I wasn’t sure it would, especially since I’m not the biggest fan of Tabasco sauce, but it was delicious. The mesclun greens (with shiitake mushrooms eww) can step aside. 9/10

My friend ordered the Fowl Play Burger (S$17), which consisted of a chicken patty with smoked duck and topped with crispy turkey bacon, cheddar, and greens with sriracha sauce.

Working Title - Fowl Play Burger

My friend was really happy with the triple-fowl threat. Firstly of all the turkey bacon was so perfectly crispy and delicious, but I must caution against eating it on its own. I was given a whole strip to eat and without the brioche and other meats to accompany it, it felt terribly sinful and way too rich. Second of all, the chicken was crispy on the outside and flavourful. Thirdly, the smoked duck was also a treat, adding a slightly different texture and taste to the mix. I would say 9/10 for the fowl play.

All in all, I would definitely recommend Working Title. It’s rather no frills – you order and pay up at the counter, you get your own water and cutlery, and you help yourself to a counter of sauces if you want anything beyond what is served. But in return, you don’t get levied any GST or service charge! The staff are pretty cheery and accommodating. It was a little dark inside the cafe, but I suppose that’s “mood-lighting” for you. The food is GREAT, and I definitely see myself coming back here to try more burgers and apps! (appetizers)

Working Title
48 Arab St
Singapore 199749
Tel: +65 6298 8721
Online Reservations: Click Here

Opening Hours
Mon-Thu: 11am to 10pm
Fri: 11am to 11pm
Sun: 10am to 11pm

Halal status: Halal-certified!! (As of 13 Dec 2016)
Halalicious rating: 9/10
Average Spend per pax: S$22
Recommended dishes: Truffle tater tot (S$10), Chicken ‘n’ Waffles ($16), Fowl Play Burger (S$17)

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