Yes, it’s a religious observance but as with most things in Singapore, it’s also about food.
The daily evening meal to end the fast is often a scrumptious affair with family and friends, whether it’s at home or at restaurants and eateries. Below, we bring you some of the best halal buffet spreads to indulge in.
Head over to 21 On Rajah, located at Days Hotel Singapore at Zhongshan Park, for a Mediterr-Asian ‘Pasar’ Street Market Buffet and be transported to the street markets of the Mediterranean and Asian region. Enjoy familiar street delicacies and explore other exotic flavours at the same time!
21 On Rajah, 1 Jalan Rajah, Days Hotel Singapore at Zhongshan Park, 329133
With six outlets across the island, Sakura offers over 150 varieties of food with buffet highlights that include Hiroshima Oyster Omelette, Boston Lobster and Argentine Prawn Hokkien Mee, Portugese Bird Nest Egg Tart, and even Do-it-yourself (DIY) stations so you can have your food just how you like it.
Sakura International Buffet Restaurant, various locations
At StraitsKitchen, you can sample a buffet spread of our favourite local dishes from the four different local races: Chinese, Indian, Malay and Peranakan. The restaurant also has a special dinner buffet promotion during Ramadan, where you can enjoy discounted prices on the buffet spread for suppers after 9:15 p.m.
StraitsKitchen, 10 Scotts Road, Lobby Level, Grand Hyatt Singapore, 228211
A perennial buffet favorite among Muslim diners, Carousel is well-known for its international offerings right in the heart of town. The restaurant also formed a special Sahur Breakfast Buffet menu and a special dinner BBQ Buffet promotion for this year’s Ramadan, so make sure to check them out before they’re gone!
Carousel, 25 Scotts Rd, Lobby Level, Royal Plaza on Scotts, 228220
You don’t have to get on a plane for some authentic Balinese cuisine. They’re all right here at Kintamani Indonesian Restaurant, in the buffet line consisting of grilled lamb leg, grilled chicken shawarma, Roti Jala (“net bread”) with chicken curry, grilled banana with cheese with the familiar side dishes such as lemang (glutinous rice and coconut milk), serunding (spicy fried coconut flakes), rendang (a spicy meat dish) and special porridge.
Kintamani Indonesian Restaurant, 405 Havelock Road, Furama Riverfront, 169633
We can’t mention halal buffet spreads in Singapore without including Seoul Garden! Get a balanced meal with some salad to go with your Korean grilled meat and sushi (and other food items). Good news for your little ones – kids who are younger than 12 years old get to dine for free with every paying adult.
Seoul Garden, various locations
Located at Fairmont Singapore, the Asian Market Café has a special medley of halal-certified Iftar dishes this Ramadan. Besides the specially curated dishes, you can also enjoy the best of both regional and Middle Eastern dishes. The promotion only lasts till 1 July 2018, so make sure to make a reservation soon!
Asian Market Café, 80 Bras Basah Road, Fairmont, 178882
Break your fast with your family and friends at Aquamarine‘s Ramadhan Iftar Dinner. The spread includes dishes like Kampung-style Slow Braised Leg of Lamb, Oven-baked Fish with Assam Curry as well as Ayam Penyet. If you head over on Fridays and Saturdays, you can also look forward to Middle Eastern Roasted Whole Baby Lamb with Mint Yoghurt, Spicy Tomato Salsa and Chilli Dip!
AquaMarine, 6 Raffles Boulevard, Level 4, Marina Mandarin, 039594
By Muneerah Bee, June 2016 / Parts of this article was adapted from HerWorld, May 2018 / Last updated on June 2019
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