After a day of fasting, treat yourself to a hearty meal. We’ve got the intel on the best blow-out dinners and buffets during Ramadan.
Ramadan holds important meaning for those who observe it. Besides being a holy month of repentance, reflection and forgiveness, it’s also a time for Muslims to reconnect with family over a feast. There’s no better time to bond than over iftar – that’s the evening meal when Muslims end the daily fast at sunset. So, make your way to these halal restaurants in Singapore for a scrumptious variety of foods during Ramadan.
Halal food guide: Ramadan in Singapore
1. Sama Sama
Known for putting out delish Indonesian plates, Sama Sama invites you to tuck into its Ramadan set menu. The communal feast highlights dishes from Central Java such as bakwan udang (prawn fritter), semur jawa daging (beef stew), sate kambing betawi (marinated lamb) and sambal goreng krecek (spicy beef skin crackers). Don’t forget dessert! Kolak pisang is a sweet coconut soup served with bananas. Oh, and round off your meal with mocktails. Try Asam Spritz, a refreshing mixture of tamarind, Marquisa syrup, pineapple juice, Sprite, lemonade and lime citrus. Or Rosie’s Sangria, a cheeky concoction of banana milk syrup, cucumber, strawberry and lemon.
Sama Sama, 13 April – 16 May; #03–225/226, Jewel Changi Airport, 78 Airport Boulevard, Singapore 819666
Carousel is pulling out all the stops for Ramadan. Offering over 100 dishes (yes, you read that right), the a la carte buffet focuses on local flavours. Dig into perennial faves like nasi ambeng (a massive platter of rice with beef rendang, turmeric chicken and fried potato patties), smoky mutton and chicken satays. Plus, lobster mee soto and gado gado served with a heavenly peanut sauce. End your hearty meal on a sweet note with desserts like gula melaka creme brulee, ondeh ondeh chocolate pralines and bandung ice cream.
Carousel, 12 April – 12 May; Royal Plaza on Scotts, 25 Scotts Road, Singapore 228220
3. Hilton Singapore
Make your way to Hilton Singapore for its rooftop iftar pop-up buffet. From classic Malay dishes like beef rendang and ayam masak merah (spicy chicken) to Middle Eastern plates like hummus and egg shakshuka, the spread is glorious. Another noteworthy dish? Aussie beef sirloin served with potatoes and grilled veggies. But before diving into the mains, whet your appetite with starters like dates, chicken shawarma salad and rojak. Psst: you’ll enjoy all this against the backdrop of a stunning sunset on the 24th floor.
Hilton Singapore, 19 April – 9 May; 581 Orchard Road, Singapore 238883
4. Atrium Restaurant
K-food meets local Malay favourites at this Ramadan food spread in Singapore. Savour the likes of kimchi fried rice, beef bulgogi, Korean panjeon (Korean pancake) and squid in tteokbokki sauce. And let’s not forget local mainstays like assam fish, beef rendang and gado gado. Prefer to have your iftar meal at home? Opt for the hearty nasi ambeng set for two. It comes with mutton rendang, sotong bakar (grilled squid), sambal long beans, ayam goreng kunyit (turmeric chicken) and sweet and sour fish.
Atrium Restaurant, until 16 May; Holiday Inn Singapore Atrium, 317 Outram Road, Singapore 169075
5. The Landmark
Your grand iftar feast awaits at The Landmark. This popular halal buffet spot in Singapore will be feeding you endless servings of North Indian, Western, BBQ and Asian food. Its sumptuous spread includes beef rendang, chilli crab, black pepper prawn, sirloin steak, pasta and more. The space also houses a prayer room for Muslim diners to perform the Maghrib prayers.
The Landmark, 13 April – 12 May; #05-01, Village Hotel Bugis, 390 Victoria Street, Singapore 188061
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