With the fasting month drawing to a close on 17 July, here are 10 more Iftar dinner places to satisfy your tummy
Till 17 July, Aquamarine is extending a Ramadhan feast in addition to their already ample lineup (Sun-Thu, 6.30-10pm: $70++ adult, $30++ child aged 5-12; Fri-Sat, $80++ adult, $40++ child). Taste the cloves as you try out the Moroccan style whole roasted lamb, or bite into the fresh-off-the-grill chicken wings, oxtail and prawns from the outdoor barbecue station while chowing down on the fragrant nasi kuning, tenderly braised and rich beef rendang, Indonesian oxtail soup and more.
Level 4 Marina Mandarin Hotel, 6 Raffles Boulevard. Tel: 6854 1111
Bokhara Biryani and Kebab
This halal Indian, Mediterranean and Mughlai buffet eatery is small but has gained quite a following when it comes to authentic dum biryani and kebabs, both a la carte add-ons. On the buffet line: curries, tandoori and other aromatic dishes. Find them opposite Serangoon Plaza, which houses a Mustafa branch. Dinner: $18 nett, daily 7-10pm.
#01-02 Fortuna Hotel Building, 2 Owen Road. Tel: 8399 7795.
This longstanding halal Indonesian buffet restaurant has been around since 1985. Led by Balinese chef I Gusti Nyoman Kaler, you’ll find a mix of comfort traditional fare (rendang, nasi kuning, es teler) and fusion offerings like sop buntut or braised oxtail soup. Dinner: daily 6-10.30pm, $55++.
Level 3 Furama RiverFront Singapore, 405 Havelock Road. Tel: 6739 6463
Nur Indah Restaurant
Great kampung vibe here that matches its array of over 45 authentic and traditional dishes. Be sure to visit the Ulam Corner that boasts over 15 types of fresh ulam (raw salad) and about 10 sambals and condiments. Their claim to fame’s also their pioneering Halal Peking duck dish and Malay desserts like roti jala, serawa durian, bubur kacang durian and goreng pisang. Reservations during Ramadhan are a must as the dinner buffet has a wider spread that includes duck rendang, a variety of bubur flavours, five types of asam pedas and a range of kueh. Iftar dinner: $29.90 nett, 6-8pm. Closed for two weeks from near the end of the fasting month (date not available at time of print).
#03-1111 Joo Chiat Complex, 2 Joo Chiat Road. Tel: 8488 1122
Sakura International Buffet Yio Chu Kang
This outlet’s massive buffet line was revamped in January and offers cuisine from Hong Kong, Italy, Japan, Thailand, the U.S., France and Singapore. Make a beeline for the live caught Boston lobster and Argentine red prawn Hokkien mee or the Hiroshima oyster omelette. Keep an eye out for the piping hot egg tarts with bird’s nest, and fill up on liu sha bao and escargot bourguignonne.
Pro tip: get your chocolate lava cake with a scoop of Häagen-Dazs Belgian chocolate ice cream while everyone’s busy with the savouries. Dinner: $31.90++, Mon-Thu 6-10pm; $33.90++ Fri-Sun, eve of & PH 5.30-10pm.
#01-208 Yio Chu Kang Stadium, 210 Ang Mo Kio Ave 9. Tel: 6754 8197
Seasonal Salad Bar
Be spoilt for choice with over 60 items at the salad bar buffet. Build your perfect veggie-centric meal by first picking a base of leafy greens for their nutrients. Grab a colourful bouquet for a variety of vitamins and minerals. Then pack on the protein from chicken, tofu and beans and add a healthy dose of nuts, seeds, grains, herbs and fruit. A drizzle of extra virgin olive oil and vinegar or a squeeze of lemon pulls the whole thing together. Dinner: $20.90++, daily 2.30-9pm.
#04-18 to 20 One@KentRidge (NUH Medical Centre), 1 Lower Kent Ridge Road. Tel: 6734 2652
With a smorgasbord of popular local hawker fare as well as diverse flavours from Indonesia, India, Lebanon, Saudi Arabia and Turkey, StraitsKitchen is a great place for an Iftar dinner. The marketplace setting is a showcase of samke harra (grilled fish), shawarma meats, Moroccan mezze and desserts like baklava, basbousa and kanafa bil cream. From its Halal theatre kitchens swim forth fresh, sustainably sourced seafood dishes like Bengali machi (fish) curry, Alexandria-style mixed seafood, and poached tiger prawns and oysters at the crustacean bar. You’ll also find delicacies Buddha Jumps over the Wall and salted egg crab. Prayer rooms available; Maghrib prayers can be heard through the audio system. Dinner: $68++, daily 6.30-10.30pm, till 17 July.
Lobby Level Grand Hyatt Singapore, 10 Scotts Road. Tel: 6732 1234
It’s fun for the whole family at Swensen’s ION Orchard outlet with ice cream galore, pastries, cakes and a chocolate fountain to boot. Savour up to 50 flavours of ice cream and 40 toppings at the dessert buffet. The perfect spot for sweets fiends to buka puasa (open the fast) at. Daily 10.30am-10pm; $19.90++ Mon-Fri, Sat-Sun & PH $20.90++.
Exclusively at #B1-31 ION Orchard, 2 Orchard Turn. Tel: 6884 5967
Drop by this restaurant in a park that serves French, Western and local fare. Enjoy the lush surroundings while feasting on the day’s menu (i.e. sweet and sour fish, fried curry squid, chicken chop, spaghetti bolognese). A prayer room is also provided during the fasting month. Reservations only for weekdays. Dinner: $18++, daily 7-10.30pm, till 17 July (end of Ramadhan 2015).
#01-02/03 ORTO, 81 Lorong Chencharu. Tel: 6257 2361