11 Singaporean restaurants to try out this Ramadan
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Ramadan is here again, and things are looking livelier than ever. With Eid looming closer, many of us are caught up in getting our work and other daylight duties done before the festive holidays. Which is why it’s understandable why many find it hard to cook their own feasts and enjoy Iftar at home. Running out of time and worried you’re missing out on your Ramadan flavours? We’ve got your back. Here are 11 mouthwatering restaurants across Singapore that you must try this holy month.
Are you and your friends craving for some Indonesian food of late? Why don’t you head on to Aquamarine at Marina Mandarin. While this restaurant is a halal-certified Chinese eatery, they are hosting a Indonesian buffet this month, in partnership with airline company Garuda Indonesia. Expect the best of Indonesian cuisine such as rendang padang, ayam betutu and a litany of spicy sambal condiments to keep things hot and mouthwatering. Don’t worry about bringing too big a group, as Aquamarine can house up to 180 diners at a time.
Priced at $70 per adult and $35 per child on weekdays; $80 per adult and $40 per child on weekends. Located at 4/F Marina Mandarin Singapore, 6 Raffles Boulevard.
We have stood by this establishment last year, and we’re doing it again now. Because the truth is, you haven’t really maximised your Ramadan without a night of breaking fast at the Straits Kitchen! From Thai street food to Indian dinner dishes, everything served at this restaurant’s special Ramadan is a scrumptious interpretation of Asia’s culturally rich flavours. Whether savoury or sweet, there are many stations to choose from, ensuring that you never run out of delicious bites to enjoy.
Priced at $80 per adult and $40 per child. Located in Grand Hyatt Singapore, 10 Scotts Road.
We would be lying if we tell you we have not thought of tom yam and other hearty Thai dishes this month. If you, like us, are craving for some Thai cuisine, then you must give Blue Jasmine at Park hotel Farrer Park a visit. This restaurant takes pride in their ability to present authentic flavours ina communal dining format. Served here are mouthwatering takes on traditional dishes and street food that are famous and even celebrated in Thailand. Their yearly Ramadan buffet spread is made extra special this year with the appearance of lobster khao soi and crab meat laksa, among other crustacean delights.
Priced at $58 per person. Located at 5/F Park Hotel Farrer Park, 10 Farrer Park Station Road.
If Malay cuisine is your biggest favourite, then head on to Katong Kitchen. Located on the fourth level of Village Hotel Katong, the restaurant features a Ramadan Halal Buffet that would have you feeling spoilt for choice (or “rambang mata”, as the phrase goes in Malay). Our favourite entries: their ayam masak merah, sayur lodeh lemak, and sotong masak kicap dishes, of course!
Priced at $48 per person on Monday to Thursday, and $58 on Friday to Sunday. Located at 4/F Village Hotel Katong, 25 Marine Parade Road.
The famous, much-buzzed about pop-up Ramadan buffet at Hilton Hotel returns! From 16 May to 14 June, buffet lovers can expect to indulge in over 90 ‘Buka Puasa dishes that are spanned across six live stations. All-time favourite entries include bubur lambak, roasted whole baby lamb, seafood spreads, Indian curries, and Japanese sushi rolls.
Price starts from $68 per person. Located on Level 4, Panorama Venue @ Hilton Singapore, 581 Orchard Road.
As a halal-certified destination, Carousel is best known for its wide array of grilled delights. From succulent lamb and beef racks to irresistible seafood platters, there are plenty of options here to tantalise the meat lover’s hungry taste buds. Highlights are such as Applewood Smoked Barbecue Beef Ribs, Thai Barbecue Stuffed Squid with Spicy Dipping Sauce, and Traditional Malay Boneless Ayam Percik, among many other barbecued entries.
Price starts from $78 per person. Located in Royal Plaza on Scotts, 25 Scotts Road.
Asia Market Café
Known for its all-encompassing spread, the buffet at Asia Market Café returns with a bang this Ramadan, and is bigger and better than ever. Sticking true to its name, the establishment features a seemingly endless array of local and regional dishes, including the much-loved baked seafood biryani as well as Indian mutton soup, mee hailam, bistik sapi and much more. Those with a craving for cold menu can look to the chilled seafood and Japanese stations to satiate their hunger.
Priced at $62 per adult, and $32 per child. Located in Fairmont Singapore, 80 Bras Basah Road.
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Fancy yourself a beefy Iftar? Check out Burgernomics, a relatively new establishment operating at Pasir Ris Central Centre. While less than a year old, the restaurant’s legacy has already reached far and wide across Singapore. Because their burgers are so good and fresh (their patties are all handmade from scratch, and their buns are as fresh as they come), people would not think twice to wait long stretches of time for their orders. Don’t forget to check out their Rendang Burger, which is comprised of slow-cooked pull beef marinated in a signature rendang sauce.
Located at 02-03 Pasir Ris Central Hawker Centre, 110 Pasir Ris Central.
Are you a history lover with a penchant for fusion dining? Then you may just find yourself fascinated with what Bedok has in store. Apparently, many people find the alfresco-themed bistro and their delectable menu super easy to love. Think halal Greek and Mediterranean staples glazed by unique Asian flavours. While their pasta selections are to die for, it is Bedok’s special Badoque lamb shank that has us completely besotted. Interested to try this restaurant? Make your reservations in advance, as Bedok is only open from 6 to 11PM this month (instead of their usual 12 to 11PM).
Located at Simpang Bedok, 298 Bedok Road.
Nestled in the heart of the Singapore Botanic Gardens, The Halia is best known for its breakfast menu. But do you know that they are levelling up for Ramadan? That’s right: the restaurant has been hosting their own Ramadan Communal Feast Menu, which features the standout melt-in-your-mouth entry labeled the Blackmore Wagyu Masala Beef, among 10 other exclusive dishes.
Located at the Ginger Garden, Singapore Botanic Gardens, 1 Cluny Road.
Long-term Muslim fans of Japanese food would be delighted to discover Hararu Izakaya, Singapore’s first ever halal Izakaya. Featuring a vast and diverse Japanese menu, their signature dishes include the Gyu Nitsuku (slow-cooked, stewed beef ribs) the Unagi Kabayaki (grilled mackerel and eel), and kushiyaki (skewed grilled options of wagyu beef, quail egg, or chicken thigh). Breaking your fast here would not only be a savoury event, it would also be a highly memorable experience thanks to the restaurant’s zen interior design and decorations.
Located at 16 Bussorah Street.