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Where to Eat for Iftar: Guide to Ramadan Dining 2018

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Ramadan is on its way and food is on the mind… Here are some ideas on where to eat once the sun goes down!

A whole day of fasting deserves a satisfying meal, so herein lies the question: Where and what are we going to eat for iftar (the evening meal)? Lucky for us, there’s a variety of halal eats all over Singapore to tame the cravings you’ve suppressed all day (some even have designated prayer rooms!) – from scrumptious buffets to economical yet delicious set meals and even takeaway, check out our list of Ramadan dining spots to hit up this month!

21 On Rajah at Days Hotel Singapore
Feast on an extensive line of Padang dishes at 21 On Rajah alongside all-time ‘Mediterr-Asian’ favourites like Slow-Roasted New Zealand Beef Rib-Eye with Asian Spice-Rub, Ayam Bakar Berempah (Roasted Chicken), Slow-Baked Salted Salmon with Tamarind Glazed Sauce and more! Fresh dates will also be served, along with popular Bubur Lambuk (Porridge), Bendi Goreng (Sautéed Okra), Clam Masak Lemak (Clam in Yellow Curry), Beef Cheek Rendang and Ketam Masak Lemak (Flower Crab in Coconut Milk) – sedap! Designated prayer rooms will be provided within the hotel.

When: 17 May to 14 June 2018
How much: 
Monday to Thursday, $46.00++ per adult and $22.50++ per child
Sunday, $56.00++ per adult and $27.50++ per child
Friday & Saturday (BBQ) 6pm to 9.30pm (buffet closes at 9pm), $59.00++ per adult and $29.50++ per child
Friday & Saturday (Supper) 9.30pm to 11.30pm (buffet closes at 11pm), (5 – 12 years old) $39.00++ per adult and $19.50++ per child
Child is indicated as 5 – 12 years old

21 On Rajah, Days Hotel Singapore, 1 Jalan Rajah, Singapore 329133, Tel: (+65) 6808 6847, [email protected], www.21onrajah.com

Asian Market Café at Fairmont Singapore

Not only does Fairmont Singapore serve one of our favourite afternoon teas in town, but now their Ramadan specials at Asian Market Café have also stolen our hearts! Get the best of both regional and Middle Eastern fare for Iftar with their Modern Asian Corner (with dishes like Baked Seafood Biryani, Bistik Sapi, Penang Sweet & Spicy Mutton and Lebanese Chicken), Laksa Station and Middle East Live Station (Turkish Roasted Beef Brisket, Whole Lamb Quzi, Baked Whole Fish Mediterranean Style). Indian Mutton Soup will make for a comforting end to a hearty meal, and there will be a Shawarma Station that’s sure to be a hit with the kids.

When: 15 May to 1 July 2018
How much: 
Lunch
$62++ per adult, $32++ per child
Dinner
Sunday – Thursday: $73++ per adult, $37++ per child
Friday & Saturday
1st seating: 6pm to 8.15pm $75++ per adult, $38++ per child
2nd seating: 8.30pm to 10.30pm $68++ per adult, $36++ per child

Asian Market Café, Fairmont Singapore, 80 Bras Basah Road, Singapore 189560, Tel: (+65) 6431 6156. [email protected]www.fairmont.com/singapore/special-offers

AquaMarine at Marina Mandarin Singapore

In collaboration with Garuda Indonesia, AquaMarine’s Ramadan Spread this year will be filled with delicious Indonesian delights by celebrity chef Vindex Tengker. Highlights include Kampung-style Slow Braised Leg of Lamb, Ayam Penyet, Oven-baked Fish with Assam Curry, Rendang Padang, Gado Gado and Ayam Betutu among others. On Fridays and Saturdays, you can look forward to Middle Eastern Roasted Whole Baby Lamb with Mint Yoghurt, Spicy Tomato Salsa and Chilli Dip. There will also be a Lucky Draw contest where you’ll stand a chance to win a flight to Bali and Belitung courtesy of Garuda Indonesia! Ayuh, jemput makan!

When: 16 May to 14 June 2018
How much: 
Sunday – Thursday: $72++ per adult / $36++ per child
Friday, Saturday and Eve of Public Holiday: $82++ per adult / $41++ per child
Every child aged 12 years and below dines FREE with every paying adult, exclusively from 17 – 30 May 2018!

Aquamarine, Marina Mandarin Singapore, 6 Raffles Boulevard, Marina Square, Singapore 039594, Tel: (+65) 6845 1111, [email protected], www.meritushotels.com/marina-mandarin-singapore

grand mercure singapore roxy ramadan buffet

breez bistro at Grand Mercure Singapore Roxy
The annual Ramadan dinner buffet at Grand Mercure Singapore Roxy’s breez bistro will be showcasing favourites like freshly grilled Satay, Beef Rendang, Tahu Goreng, Ayam Masak Merah, Rojak and other delights. There will be changes in the menu daily, so while you can be treated to Sambal Sotong today, you may be surprised with Mutton Curry or Nasi Goreng tomorrow! On the weekends, you won’t want to miss the live carving station, featuring fresh Baked Salmon, Roasted Spring Chicken, Roasted Lamb Leg, Roasted Beef and a Seafood Platter.

When: 17 May to 14 June 2018
How much:
$38.00 ++ per adult
$19.00 ++ per child
$32 nett for Pioneer Citizens (65 years and above with valid Pioneer Generation card)

breez bistro, Grand Mercure Singapore Roxy, Level 4, 50 East Coast Road, Roxy Square Singapore 428769, Tel: (+65) 6340 5860, [email protected]www.grandmercureroxy.com.sg 
Book here!

rumah rasa bay hotel ramadan buffet dinner

Rumah Rasa at Bay Hotel Singapore

Bay Hotel’s halal Indonesian restaurant Rumah Rasa will be serving everything from Chick Kut Teh (the Muslim-friendly version of the classic Peranakan dish!) to Bebek Cabai Ijo (classic Indonesian braised duck with homemade green chilli sauce). From Sundays to Thursdays, there will be live stations serving Laksa Asam and Roti John while seafood lovers can enjoy the Cumi Cumi Hitam (Stir-fried calamari in squid ink sauce) and Crayfish in chilli crabmeat and egg sauce. On Fridays, Saturdays and Eve of Public Holidays, the live BBQ station will feature marinated sotong, fresh tiger prawns and kembong fish – bring on the grilled stuff! To finish off, cleanse your palette with Indonesian sweet treats like the Bubur Kacang Ijo (mung beans porridge with coconut milk and cane sugar) and assorted kueh.

Rumah Rasa will also start serving breakfast from 5am daily during the fasting period for the pre-dawn meal, and will launch the takeaway set for 2 ($40) and takeaway set for 4 ($80). The set includes Lemak Gudeg, Ayam Woku Belanga, Pedas Kakap, Rawon Sapi, choice of steamed white rice or nasi kuning and a mixed fruit platter.

When: 16 May to 14 June 2018
How much:

Dinner buffet with live station (Sunday to Thursday) 6.30PM to 9.30PM
Adult – $35++ Child – $20++ (6 – 12 y/o)
Dinner buffet with live BBQ station (Friday, Saturday, Eve of Public Holidays) 6.30PM to 9.30PM
Adult – $42++ Child – $25++ (6 – 12 y/o)

Rumah Rasa, Bay Hotel Singapore, 50 Telok Blangah Road, Singapore 098828, www.bayhotelsingapore.com/dining

Badoque Cafe
Famous for their incredibly juicy meats, Badoque Cafe’s Ramadan menu isn’t void of their signature Kepak Bing Bing (ultra spicy chicken wings – NOT for the faint of heart!), Beef Ribs and more. This Ramadan, they’ll be offering an iftar spread free of charge to guests dining in. The spread will feature dates, savoury items like samosas and popiah rolls, assorted mini cheesecakes and a fruit platter. Badoque gets crazy packed during dinner, so make a reservation online or via telephone to avoid disappointment, mama!

Badoque Cafe, 246 Bedok Rd, Singapore 469420, Tel: (+65) 6446 6928, www.badoquecafe.com.sg

Carousel at Royal Plaza on Scotts
Enjoy the best of BBQ Carousel’s spread of tantalising Mediterranean and Asian dishes! Menu highlights include 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. You’ll also find a special Turkish spread of appetisers and desserts such as makarna salatası (macaroni salad), patlıcan salatası (eggplant with yoghurt), sütlaç (rice pudding), baklava (pistachio puff) and more!

When: 17 May to 14 June 2018
How much:
$78++ per adult and $46++ per child on weekdays
$83++ per adult and $49++ per child on weekends

Carousel, Royal Plaza on Scotts, 25 Scotts Road Singapore 228220, Tel: (+65) 6589 7799, [email protected]www.carouselbuffet.com.sg

chef wan's kitchen ramadan

Chef Wan’s Kitchen

The spread at Chef Wan’s Kitchen will feature mainstays such as Chef Wan’s Selangor Beef Rendang, which boasts a tender, melt-in-your-mouth texture; Ayam Lemak Chilli Padi (succulent chicken is soused in a rich, spicy yellow coconut gravy); and seafood options, such as Lala Masak Kunyit, Sambal Petai Udang and Sotong Masak Hitam. Feast on other favourites such as Ayam Gulai Kawab, Ikan Balado, Chicken Rendang, Javanese Beef Stew and more! Live stations will also be available, serving Laksa, Mee Soto, Kambing Soup and Bubur Ramadas. Wash the food down with thirst-quenching beverages such as the homemade bandung and end the culinary experience with desserts such like pulut hitam and assorted kueh.

When: 16 May to 13 June 2018
How much: 
$35.50+ per adult and $15.50+ per child (weekdays), $40.50+ per adult and $17.50+ per child (weekends).
Every second diner gets to enjoy a 50% off when you purchase a Chef Wan’s Kitchen buffet voucher through CHOPE!
Dine in at 5pm and enjoy 50% off every second diner with the 90 minute Early Bird Special. Reservation needed, call (+65) 6397 4911.

Chef Wan’s Kitchen, 8 Raffles Avenue, #02-14 Esplanade Mall, Singapore 039802, cho.pe/dineatchefwanskitchensg

The Halia
We’re huge fans of The Halia – by day it makes a beautiful brunch spot surrounded by the greenery of Botanic Gardens, and by night it’s a romantic resto for date night! For Ramadan, they’re offering the ​Ramadan ​Communal Feast which serves up to 4 pax and features a total of 11 dishes! Highlights on the menu include the Blackmore Wagyu Masala Beef, Pan-fried Barramundi with Beetroot Salsa, Pickled Raisins and Macadamia Nuts and Bluefin Tuna Tartare. ​If you’re dining in a larger group, simply add on any options from the all-day a la carte menu.

If a buffet in the Gardens is what you’re after, scroll down to The Villa which is located right next to Halia!

When: 16 May – 14 June 2018
How much: $220++ for four guests

The Halia, 1 Cluny Road, Ginger Garden (enter via Tyersall Avenue), Singapore Botanic Gardens, Singapore 259569, ​Tel: (+65) 8444 1148, thehalia.com
Early reservation for the Ramadan Communal Feast at Halia is highly recommended.

Pop-Up Ramadan Buffet at Hilton Singapore

Located on Level 24, the MUIS halal-certified buffet is the first of its kind, as it’s a pop-up in the hotel’s Panorama Room especially for the month of Ramadan. There are over 90 ‘Buka Puasa’ favourites with 6 carvings and live action stations highlighting Roasted Whole Baby Lamb, Ayam Masak Merah, Ikan Masak Asam Pedas, Udang Balado and many more!

When: 16 May to 14 June 2018
How much:
Mondays – Thursdays: $68++ per adult / $34++ per child
Fridays – Sundays: $78++ per adult / $39++ per child
Child is indicated as 5 to 12 years old. Children below 5 years old dine for free! Book by 10 May and enjoy 25% off with a minimum of 4 diners. Full prepayment required.

Hilton Singapore, Level 24, 581 Orchard Road, Singapore 238883, Tel: (+65) 6737 2233, sinhi.f&[email protected]www3.hilton.com

Blue Jasmine at Park Hotel Farrer Park

Nestled nearby Little India, Park Hotel Farrer Park is not only known for its gorgeous loft-like rooms, but is also home to Halal-certified Thai restaurant Blue Jasmine. Blue Jasmine serves up the best of Southern Thai and Esarn cuisine, and for Ramadan they’ve curated exciting themed buffet spreads each week. Every week will present 4 different menus that showcase delectable Thai and regional flavours for a completely unique Iftar offering! Seafood Night features a medley of grilled crayfish, prawns, crabs and squid, all grilled to perfection and a live station of Lobster Kao Soi. Curry Night showcases a variety of curries including Singapore style crab meat laksa and curry station of Beef Rendang and Lamb Shank Assam Pedas. Bond with friends and family on Grill & Roast Nights over premium duck, lamb, ribeye and Thai satay with an array of sauces.

From now until 10 May 2018, guests who make a reservation for the Blue Jasmine Ramadan Buffet will receive a generous 30% discount per person.

When: 17 May to 13 June 2018
How much:
$58++ per person

Blue Jasmine, Level 5, Park Hotel Farrer Park, 10 Farrer Park Station Road, Singapore 217564, Tel: (+65) 6824 8851, [email protected]www.parkhotelgroup.com/en/farrerpark/blue-jasmine

The Villa
You’ll be spoilt for choice with the buffet menu (prepared in The Halia kitchen) at The Villa as it features up to 20 dishes to choose from. Feast on favourites such as the Chilli Crab Spaghettini from the ​Live ​Pasta Station and Australian Grain-fed Beef Ribeye from the ​Live ​Carving Station. Other hot dishes include the Cajun Spiced Chicken Leg with Trio of Capsicum & Onion Chicken Jus, Broccoli and Cauliflower Polonaise and Baked Seabass with Citrus Cream, Broccolini, Baby Carrot, Yellow Squash and Eggplant Puree. Desserts like the Red Fruit Mascarpone Cream Tartlet or Raspberry Opera will make the perfect end to your meal!

When: Available on Fridays & Weekends of Ramadan (18 May – 10 June 2018), 7pm – 10pm
How much: $50++ per adult and $20++ per child (5-10 years old)

The Halia, 1 Cluny Road, Ginger Garden (enter via Tyersall Avenue), Singapore Botanic Gardens, Singapore 259569, ​Tel: (+65) 8444 1148, thehalia.com

Check back as we add more yummy Ramadan offers throughout the month, mama!

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