Fara’s Restaurant [Halal]
Housed in a jom balik kampong setting, this eatery’s Melaka lok lok steamboat buffet ($35.20 nett, Sat-Sun 6.30-10pm) brings you street food in style. In addition to the much-needed laksa broth, choose from three other soup bases: satay, tom yum and chicken. Bask in the fireworks show every Saturday from Resorts World Sentosa at 8.30pm as you chomp down on your food. Reservations required.
30 Imbiah Walk (Costa Sands Sentosa). Tel: 8457 7044
King’s Laksa Steamboat
The star of the a la carte spread here ($21.80++, Mon-Fri 11am-2.59pm; $26.80++, weekday dinners, weekends and public holidays) is definitely the signature laksa soup base. Other broths include mala, chicken and seafood. Boasting a total of 60 to 70 food items, including cooked food, this cosy, air-conditioned shophouse keeps things unpretentious yet hearty.
17 Teck Chye Terrace. Tel: 6287 8010
Penang St. Buffet [Halal]
Indulge in a Penang feast without having to cross the Causeway (90 minutes buffet: $19.90 nett, Mon-Fri and $24.60 nett Sat-Sun; $27 nett Mon-Thu and $31.70 nett Fri-Sun, 5.30-10pm). Penang rojak, Hokkien prawn noodles and lor bak are highlights, but the main star is the leaner Penang assam laksa, said to be under 500 calories! Also, be “crab-tivated” by their annual crab buffet where you’ll be able to feast to your heart’s content on the crustaceans in a variation of styles and sauces.
#05-11/12 Causeway Point, 1 Woodlands Square. Tel: 6894 7872
The restaurant’s full length windows let in natural light, creating a spacious area that provides for a relaxing dining experience. Local, continental as well as regional favourites are featured in their full splendour here, from soft shell crab to Hainanese chicken rice. But the seafood laksa, their signature dish, is a must-try from the lunch buffet spread ($44.70 nett, Mon-Fri and $45.90 nett, Sat-Sun 12-3pm).
Level 1 PARKROYAL on Beach Road, 7500 Beach Road. Tel: 6505 5710
The flavours of Singapore at Spices Café lunch buffet ($39 nett, Mon-Fri 12-2.30pm) showcases herbal chicken soup and rich Peranakan cuisine with their ayam buah keluak and sambal udang petai. Don’t forget to indulge in the rich broth and thick rice noodles from the laksa live station dished out hot and fresh upon order too.
Concorde Hotel Singapore, 100 Orchard Road. Tel: 6739 8370