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8 of the best Ramadan buffets to check out during fasting month

Thinking of bringing your family out for a treat for iftar this Ramadan? You can't miss out on these special Ramadan buffets. Nothing is better than catching up with family and indulging in an all-you-can eat buffet after all
 

seafood buffet

Photo: Asian Market Cafe

One of the main aspects of Ramadan is bonding with family and friends while breaking fast and what better way to do this than over a luscious buffet dinner. Several hotels and restaurants in Singapore hold special Ramadan buffets, with a wide selection of appetising food, some featuring special dishes that are only available during the fasting month.

Make your reservations today, after reading what delightful treats eight of them have to offer. 

 

1. Hilton Singapore

Hilton Singapore Ramadan buffet

Photo: Hilton Singapore

Pop-up restaurants have been gaining popularity in recent years and this hotel's offering during Ramadan last year was so popular that they've brought it back this year. There are over 90 dishes on offer, with six live stations too. 

You'll get a la minute specials such as Singapore laksa, mixed fruit rojak with a secret blend of sauce, and even the famous Ramly burger. Signature dishes make a return too – beef rendang, soup kambing, ayam masak merah and nasi goreng kampong, to name a few. Tantalising international dishes include chicken tagine with baby carrots and peas, sushi and dim sum. Don't miss the dessert station, with favourites like the popular Hilton cheesecake, a chocolate fountain and an assortment of Nonya kueh. 

Hilton Singapore rooftop

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Hilton Singapore’s Halal-Certified Iftar Buffet Pop-Up Restaurant is situated on the hotel's 24th floor so you'll be able to enjoy beautiful sunset views from this rooftop venue while indulging in the food too.

16 May to 14 June; Level 24, Level 24 (Panorama Venue), Hilton Singapore, 581 Orchard Road; 
from $68++; for reservations, call 6737 2233 or email sinhi.f&b@hilton.com

 

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Asian Market Cafe

Asian Market Cafe

Photo: Asian Market Cafe

This restaurant at Fairmont Singapore already specialises in Asian cuisine so you know you'll get quality food for the month of Ramadan too. During the fasting month (and beyond), it'll serve a spread of well-loved Iftar specials, as well as live stations featuring regional and Middle Eastern favourites. Start with something from the cold selection such as smoked duck breasts, falafel or fruit rojak, then move on to whichever cuisine takes your fancy – the Japanese corner, Middle Eastern live station, old Asian corner, live prata stall, deep-fried corner, modern Asian corner, shawarma station and Singapore laksa.   

Asian Market Cafe desserts

Photo: Asian Market Cafe

If that doesn't fill you up enough, head to the dessert station, with a mix of local delights like kueh lapis and assorted Malay kuehs, as well as other favourites such as red fruit mousse, dark chocolate ganache cake and walnut banana pudding. If you're a frequent diner here, you won't want to miss out on two Fairmont signature dishes – egg tart and durian pudding. Have them both if you like, it's a buffet after all. 

15 May to 2 July; Level 2, Fairmont Singapore, 80 Bras Basah Road; from $68++; for reservations, call 6431 6156, email dining.singapore@fairmont.com or book online at asianmarketcafe.com.sg

 

StraitsKitchen

Straits Kitchen

Photo: Grand Hyatt Singapore

Head here to break fast with family and friends and you'll be greeted with a range of traditional dishes that are only prepared during Ramadan, including Baklava made with Filo pastry, mixed nuts and Arabic syrup, Basbousa prepared with Semolina flour, ghee, hazelnut and sugar, Ladida Coconut, and a selection of Kasih Halva’s Arabic syrup.

The best part about the food selection here is that it's refreshed every four days, so you can dine here more than once during Ramadan and try several different dishes. The cuisines featured include Malay and Nonya dishes, Chinese wok dishes, satay grill, Chinese noodles, and Indian tandoor dishes

straits kitchen

Photo: Grand Hyatt Singapore

The main highlight here is the Date Bazaar, showcasing a variety of soft, moist and fully ripened dates such as ajwa, mabroum, sukkary al qasim from Saudi Arabia, degleet nour from Tunisia, amary from Egypt, medjoul from Palestine or South Africa, or kuma madu stuffed with roasted nuts and dried fruits.

And, if you prefer a get-together at home, order from StraitsKitchen's Ramadan Deliveroo menu (available from 15 May to 16 June), with items such as Mezzeh (served with freshly-baked Arabic breads, assorted olives & pickles) and Hyderabadi dhum biryani (braised lamb shank, long grain basmati rice). 

17 May to 16 June; Lobby Level, Grand Hyatt Singapore, 10 Scotts Roaad; from $80++; for reservations, call 6732 1234, email straitskitchen.sg@hyatt.com or book online at www.singapore.grand.hyattrestaurants.com/straitskitchen/ramadan-iftar-buffet-dinner-,promotions_viewItem_2321-en.html 

 

Carousel

Carousel buffet

Photo: Carousel Buffet

If you can't get enough of barbecued food, you'll love Carousel's Best of BBQ Ramadan buffet. The tantalising selection of barbecue favourites include highlights such as applewood smoked barbecue beef ribs, Chinese grilled stingray with sambal and chincalok, Thai barbecue stuffed squid with spicy dipping sauce, and traditional Malay boneless ayam percik (spiced chicken) marinated in turmeric and coriander.

Carousel buffet squid

Photo: Carousel Buffet

Don't miss the special Turkish spread of appetisers and desserts such as makarna salatası (macaroni salad), patlıcan salatası (eggplant with yoghurt), sütlaç (rice pudding) and baklava (pistachio puff), to name a few. 

17 May to 14 June; Lobby Level, Royal Plaza on Scotts, 25 Scotts Road; from $78++
For reservations, call 6589 7799, email carousel@royalplaza.com.sg or visit www.carouselbuffet.com.sg