'Break fast' deals: Halal buffets to feast on this festive weekend
Asian Market Cafe
The Ramadan Iftar Dinner Buffet here serves a medley of halal-certified dishes alongside live stations, featuring regional and Middle Eastern favourites. The Arabic carving station offers roast lamb and Arabic spices, while the carving station serves baked salmon. Laksa lovers should head to the laksa station while Jap food lovers will want to savour the assorted sushi & maki as well as salmon sashimi at the Japanese station. Other options include the Indian corner, South-East corner and Malay corner, with dishes such as Beef Kway Teow, Butter Chicken, Eggplant Sambal Belachan, Sayur Lodeh and Chilli Crab. And those with a sweet tooth will practically salivate at the delicious sight of assorted Malay kueh, Sticky Date Pudding, Pandan Panna Cotta and other cakes, tarts and puddings.
$72++ per adult
Level 2, Fairmont Singapore, 80 Bras Basah Road; asianmarketcafe.com.sg
Get lost in a buffet line of several Asian cuisines, and even a special seasonal Japanese-themed section. Only available during Ramadan, indulge in tempura dishes (prawns, shiitake etc), grilled Saba fish, cold soba, as well as a selection of sushi and sashimi. And, of course, you’ll also get to taste some of Katong Kitchen’s iconic dishes, including Nonya Fish Curry, Chilli Crab, Ayam Buah Keluak and Beef Rendang. Be sure to try the DIY Kueh Pie Tee and a selection of durian desserts that will put a huge smile on the faces of durian lovers.
Monday-Thursday: $48++ per adult, Friday-Sunday: $58++ per adult
Level 4, Village Hotel Katong, 25 Marine Parade Road; facebook.com/KatongKitchen
Indulge in a lavish halal buffet spread featuring seafood delights as well as a fabulous selection of traditional Raya favourites. The seafood on ice selection features succulent tiger prawns, rock oysters, flower crabs and an array of sushi and sashimi too. The live stations feature both Asian and Western cuisines – Chicken and Beef Satay, Oyster Risotto and Nasi Ayam Penyet, to name a few – and the carving station gives you a taste of Azur’s signature Roasted Beef Ribs and Satay Marinated Lamb Leg. Don’t miss traditional Raya favourites such as Ayam Masak Merah, Assam Fish Curry and Beef Rendang. But save space for the dessert buffet, with highlights such as D24 Durian Fudge Cake, Kueh Lopes with brown sugar syrup and coconut, and a selection of ice-creams. Your feast comes with free-flow bandung too and the buffet is one-for-one from Monday to Thursday so make your reservations now.
Monday-Thursday: $55++ per adult (1-for-1 dining deal), Friday-Sunday: $55 nett
Level 2, Crowne Plaza Changi Airport, 75 Airport Boulevard; changiairport.crowneplaza.com
A buffet of sumptuous local and international fare is presented for you to savour at this restaurant at Marina Mandarin. Try unique dishes such as Chicken and Jackfruit Curry, Wagyu Beef Oxtail Rendang and Grilled Salmon with Rempah and Spicy Coconut. And, if you pop in on Friday and Saturday evenings, you’ll also get exclusive additional treats – Balinese Roasted Whole Baby Lamb, Tamarind Pineapple and Chilli Dip. Plus, you’ll receive 30% off the Iftar Buffet dinner with your family when you produce a printed 4R family photo (minimum of four persons and maximum of eight persons per family) if you dine on any night during this promotion period.
Until 26 June, Sunday-Thursday: $70++ per adult, Friday, Saturday and eve of Public Holidays: $80++ per adult
A live barbecue station takes centrestage here, with the Grill Master standing by waiting to prepare and serve you gourmet meats and fresh seafood a la minute. The spread includes yummy dishes such as Chargrilled Chicken, Beef Ribs, King Prawns and Scallops – and they’re all-you-can-eat too so don’t be shy to go back for more. There’s also a premium selection of meat cuts – Tomahawk Steaks, Wagyu and Whole Lamb Leg – on rotation. Plus, you’ll get some Asian delights too, including Nonya Laksa, Mutton Briyani, Wok-fried Mee Siam, as well as some must-try durian desserts.
Monday-Thursday: $45++ per adult, Friday-Sunday: $55++ per adult
Level 1, Changi Village Hotel, 1 Netheravon Road; facebook.com/swcsg
This ultimate ‘buka puasa’ buffet features the restaurant’s signature live show kitchens as well as a traditional spread of food with Malay, Indian, Chinese and Arabic influences. One of the highlights is the Arab-style grill mix, which is a combination of charcoal-grilled lamb, beef, chicken, prawns and vegetables. There are also traditional treats from the Middle East, such as Baklava and Mohallabiah Milk Pudding. StraitsKitchen is also offering a take-home Iftar set (available until 26 June, $312+ for 4-6 persons, $624+ for 8-10 persons), which you can order via UberEATS or for self-collection at the restaurant itself. This menu features a spread of mezzeh from hummus to babaganoush and dishes such as Ayam Buah Keluak, Sayor Lodeh and a selection of tandoori dishes.
Get a taste of Thailand this Ramadan with Carousel’s Amazing Thai dinner promotion. Three guest chefs from the culinary team of The Dhara Dhevi Chiang Mai have come up with an exciting and enticing menu that samples fare from the Land of Smiles. Three menus run on rotation throughout this promotion period and diners can look forward to signature dishes such as Yan Ma Muan Poo Nim Thord (spicy soft shell crab salad with green mango and mint leaves), Gang Ped Ped Yang (red curry with roasted duck and lychee) and Buea Loy (rice dumplings in coconut soup).
Break fast with your loved ones while enjoying a feast of local and Asian delicacies in the heart of Orchard Road. It’s a one-for-one daily dinner deal too so you won’t want to miss out. The range of delicious dishes include Ayam Masak Merah, Rempah Kambing, Ayam Panggang Jakarta and Ikan Goreng Asam Manis. If you love local food, you can tuck into plates of local delights such as Fried Mee Siam with Prawns and Signature Singapore Laksa. But make sure there’s room for dessert too because the selection here is too good to miss – Bubur Hitam with Coconut Milk, Steamed Tapioca with Coconut Cream, Pisang Goreng and a DIY Ais Kacang Station, just to name a few.
Until 26 June, Monday-Thursday: $78.50++ for two persons, Friday-Sunday: $87++ for two persons
The first Muslim-owned Izakaya in Singapore, this restaurant aims to provide a unique dining experience through a family-orientated atmosphere with an authentic Japanese feel. For Ramadan, they’ll be serving a special buffet menu from 7-9pm (reservations required), then the regular a la carte menu from 9pm (walk-ins welcome). The buffet menu changes daily, depending on product availability but you’ll be able to sample dishes such as Miso Soup (with beancurd and seaweed), Chicken Tofu Salad (grilled chicken with sesame dressing), Zaru Udon (cold wheat noodle), Tori Karaage (deep-fried chicken cubes) and Gyuniku Nitsuke (simmered beef short ribs).
$30+ per adult
16 Bussorah Street; hararuizakaya.com
This hotel has introduced a halal pop-up buffet restaurant specially for Ramadan, with over 90 dishes and six live stations. Break your fast with some some light bites at the Malay salad corner or the Singapore rojak station. Chef’s specialities for your main course include Ayam Masak Merah, Nasi Goreng Kampung, as well as Chicken and Lamb Satay with Peanut Sauce. There’s also a live station where you can watch chefs whip up bowls of Penang Ayam Laksa or meatier offerings like Whole Baby Lamb and Ayam Percik with Spicy Sambal. There are cuisines from all over the world – Indian, Japanese, Chinese, Moroccan and Western, to name a few – and you can take your time to sample them all. But keep space for desserts like assorted Nonya and Malay cakes, Mango Pudding and Bandung Chocolate Fountain. You’ll enjoy all this with an amazing view too, as the pop-up restaurant is located on the highest floor of the hotel, showcasing panoramic city skyline views.
Monday-Thursday: $58++ per adult, Friday-Sunday: $68++ per adult