Once a year, Muslims observe a month of fasting from dawn to dusk. The meal at sunset, known as iftar, is vital to replenish energy lost throughout the day. With groups of up to 10 now able to dine out together, it’s time to make your reservations for the most sumptuous iftar buffets this Ramadan season.
Sundown Feasting at Peppermint
Gear up for endless rounds of Sundown Feasting at Peppermint, where culinary delights are enlivened by vegetables and spices freshly harvested from its own Urban Farm. Stars of the spread include Black Angus Beef Short Rib Satay, Australian Baby Lamb Shank Rendang, Indonesian Lobster Kalio, Grilled Octopus with Calamansi and Sambal, and Bebek Rica Rica – slow-cooked Manado-style duck leg. You’ll also get to try Chef de Cuisine Leon Yee’s heritage Peranakan classics such as Ayam Buah Keluak and Tiger Prawn in Assam Nanas. The signature Durian Pengat, Kueh Lupis with Gula Melaka, Ondeh Ondeh Cake and other sweets seal the deal.
Available till May 2, from $98++ per adult and $49++ per child.
SAFRA members enjoy 15% off the total bill; more info at safra.sg/promotions/parkroyal-marinabay-fnb
Level 4, Parkroyal Collection Marina Bay Singapore, 6 Raffles Boulevard
More info at panpacific.co/marinabay
Asean Flavours at Carousel
If you’ve missed travelling to our neighbouring countries, then you’ll love the burst of Asean Flavours at buffet specialist Carousel. Enjoy Thai Beef Salad with Spices, Vietnamese Goi Cuon Spring Roll, Laotian Bing Gai Grilled Chicken Leg, Cambodian Kampot Squid and Myanmar’s Mala Hin – vegetables in spicy bean paste. Next up, there’s Seafood Sinigang Soup from the Philippines, Indonesia’s Udang Kicap Manis Sauteed King Prawns, and Ayam Belado Chicken with Cashew Nuts from Brunei. On the way back to Singapore for Laksa and Chilli Crab, drop by Malaysia for Assorted Satay and Gula Melaka Crème Brulee.
Available till May 2, from $78++ per adult and $46++ per child.
SAFRA members enjoy 15% off the total bill; more info at safra.sg/promotions/carousel-buffet-restaurant
Lobby Level, Royal Plaza on Scotts, 25 Scotts Road
More info at carouselbuffet.com.sg
Selera Iftar Ramadan Buffet at Window on the Park
One of Singapore’s most popular halal-certified buffet restaurants presents Selera Iftar, which translates to “tastes of iftar”. In other words, expect a spread of all-time favourite dishes that captures the essence of Malay cuisine. Highlights include Fatoush Salad, Gado-Gado, Grilled Chicken Satay and Malay Spice Beef Rendang. These are accompanied by unique fusion dishes such as Salmon in Masak Lemak Sauce, and Chicken Katsudon with Sambal Belado Sauce. Desserts not to be missed include Pengat Pisang with Red Beans Soup, Assorted Nyonya Kuih and Um Ali, an Arabic bread and butter pudding.
Available till May 8, from $108++ for two adults and $35++ per child.
SAFRA members enjoy a 1-for-1 dining promotion; more info at safra.sg/promotions/window-on-the-park
Level 2, Holiday Inn Singapore Orchard City Centre, 11 Cavenagh Road
More info at singaporeorchard.holidayinn.com
A Ramadan Celebration over a Grand Feast at StraitsKitchen
Live show kitchens shine the spotlight on Malay, Indian, Chinese, and Middle Eastern ethnic cuisines at StraitsKitchen. Make a beeline for the mezza section for dips galore – Fattoush, Tabbouleh, Baba Ghanoush, Hummus, Khair Bil Ladan, Hara Potato – to match freshly baked pita bread. While the BBQ kitchen fires up Udang Bakar, Kambing Bakar, Otah Otah and assorted Satay, go to town on steamed organic jasmine rice with Ikan Lemak, Ayam Buah Keluak, Rendang Daging and Betis Kambing Berempah. Beckoning from colourful dessert counters are the likes of Baklava and Coconut Ladida, Pulut Hitam and Pandan Kaya cake, freshly fried organic banana fritters and durian balls.
Available till May 4, at $88++ per adult and $48++ per child.
Lobby Level, Grand Hyatt Singapore, 10 Scotts Road
More info at singapore.grand.hyattrestaurants.com
Iftar at Kinta Ramadan Buffet at Kintamani Indonesian Restaurant
If you’re looking for authentic Indonesian fare, you can always count on Kintamani Indonesian Restaurant. Whet your appetite with Gado Gado Jakarta and Balinese Chicken Soup. Then head to the carving station for Peha Kaki Kambing (roasted lamb leg) and Ikan Bakar (grilled whole fish). Mains include Kerang Masak Tauco (mussels with fermented bean), Udang Bijirin (cereal prawn), Rendang Daging Sapi (beef in coconut milk) and Ayam Geprek (fried chicken). Need more? Every table receives a complimentary serving of Ketam Sambal (spicy chilli crab)! Leave space for those popular Indonesian desserts, of course.
Available till May 8, from $38.80++ per adult, with 40% off for children and 30% off for senior citizens.
Level 3, Furama RiverFront Singapore, 405 Havelock Road
More info at bit.ly/RAMADANRIVERFRONT
Ramadan Buffet with Halal Korean Specials at Atrium Restaurant
You don’t typically associate Korean food with Ramadan, but Atrium Restaurant’s unique theme for last year’s event was so popular, they had to bring it back – bigger and better! K-cuisine fans can look forward to Samgyetang (ginseng chicken soup), Haemul Jeongol (spicy seafood stew) and Chadol Doenjang Jjigae (beef brisket soybean paste stew), alongside Tteokbokki, Pajeon, Chicken Bulgogi and Kimchi Ramyeon. Traditionalists can still enjoy Beef Rendang, Grilled Satay, Gado-Gado and more. For desserts, Injeolmi (Korean sweet rice cake) and Mango Bingsu join local favourites Uncle Hawker Ice Cream and Nyonya Kueh.
Available till May 31, from $47++ per adult and $30++ per child.
Level 4, Holiday Inn Singapore Atrium, 317 Outram Road
More info at singaporeatrium.holidayinn.com
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