Break fast with your loved ones this Ramadhan with these muslim-friendly buffets that offers a slew of global cuisines to satisfy all your cravings.

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Known for their bigger than life buffet (11.30am-2.30pm Mon-Thu $31.80++ and Fri-Sun $37.80++; 6-10pm Mon-Thu $43.80++ and Fri-Sun $47.80++), get set for a journey through Malaysian, Chinese, Thai, Indonesian and Middle Eastern flavours with Malaysian celebrity chef Wan’s dishes. Try their signatures of butter crab, ayam pencik and beef rendang for the full experience. #04-45 to 49 Plaza Singapura, 68 Orchard Road. Tel: 6341 9159

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Experience ’Mediterr-Asian’ nasi ambeng family dining this Ramadhan month with a sharing platter that will be presented at each table aside from their buffet spread (daily 6-10.30pm: Mon-Thu $50++, Fri-Sun $55++). Specials during this period include the homely bubur lambuk, and from their signature carving station; slow roasted N.Z. rib-eye and roasted yogurt marinated lamb shoulder with mixed herbs couscous. Additionally, dine in during the weekends for the D.I.Y. kebab with both chicken and beef ragout, as well as the churros stations with flavours like vanilla, red velvet and pandan. Further sweeten your evening at the fondue stations, with fondue flavours like rosehip bandung and milo lava. Days Hotel at Zhongshan Park, 1 Jalan Rajah. Tel: 6808 6847

ASIAN MARKET CAFE

Feast on an extensive spread ($70++: Sun-Thu 6-10pm; Fri-Sat 6-10.30pm), from the carving station serving Arabic style roasted whole baby lamb with Arabic sauce, mint gravy or tahini sauce, to new live stations like D.I.Y. rojak bandung and ayam penyet, and chef’s hot plate special of roti prata. Finish off with Fairmont’s signature durian pudding. It’s an all-out splurge specially crafted for the Iftar dinner. Level 2, Fairmont Singapore, 80 Bras Basah Road. Tel: 6339 7777

 

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AQUAMARINE

The newly renovated space now allows you to enjoy your Iftar dinner (Mon-Fri 12-2.30pm, Sat-Sun 12-3pm: $60++; 6.30-10pm: Sun-Thu $70++, Fri-Sat $80++) with the view of the natural skyline at the Terrace@AquaMarine. Dig into a feast of whole roast baby lamb, daily specials of Indonesian oxtail soup and cooked live prawns in tamarind curry, as well as a Bakar station with an assortment of juicy chicken, oxtail and giant seabass in banana leaves (6 June-5 July), as you savour your meal with a view. Level 4, Marina Mandarin Singapore, 6 Raffles Boulevard. Tel: 6845 1111

AZUR

Even while in transit, you’ll be in for a special Ramadhan buffet ($48 nett). Break fast over a selection of traditional Raya favourites like fried sambal prawns, signature laksa and an assortment of Nyonya kuehs. Now, there’s more reason to stop by the airport for your Iftar feast (6 June-4 July). Reservations required. Crowne Plaza #01-01 Changi Airport, 75 Airport Boulevard. Tel: 6823 5300

BUFFET CITY

Tucked away at Tanjong Pagar Community Centre, this international buffet offers an impressive spread (11am- 2.30pm; Mon-Fri $26.80++ and Sat-Sun $27.80++, and 5.30-9pm; Mon-Thu $27.80++ and Fri-Sun $29.80++) of Japanese, Thai and Asian with dim sums and pastries, Western and fusion cuisines. Pay through their website and get a 10% discount. #01-04 Tanjong Pagar Community Centre, 101 Cantonment Road. Tel: 6410 9084/ 6222 3188

CAROUSEL

This award-winning buffet restaurant serves everything from seafood, roasts and desserts which are all prepared in its halal-certified kitchens (12-2pm; Mon- Fri $56++ and Sat-Sun $65++, 6.30-9.30pm; Mon-Fri $76++ and Sat-Sun $86++). Tuck into slipper lobster, leg of lamb and choose from its three-counter dessert spread while you dine comfortably in one of its four tastefully designed sections: The Living Room, The State Rooms, The Verandah and The Terrace. Lobby level, Royal Plaza on Scotts, 25 Scotts Road. Tel: 6589 7799/7745

 

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GOOD OLD DAYS

Set in a colonial-themed building boasting an old school charm, their buffet (daily 5-10pm: adults $20 nett; child $15 nett. Till 30 June) takes your tummies on a whirlwind tour of Singapore’s classic, local delights. Indulge in an array of familiar, authentic dishes such as beef hor fun, full of the traditional wok hei taste; chicken biryani, prepared with different spices and achar, poppadum and homemade cucumber raita; as well as our Singapore chicken rice, a must-try when in the city or in this case, on the sandy shores of our most popular island spot. #01-03/04 Beach Station, 60 Siloso Beach Walk. Tel: 6273 1743

GRAND EMPIRE

Situated off Belilios Road and accessible via Little India Station, its casual dining setting by the pool provides some respite away from the bustling crowds, and forges a more intimate ambience for diners. Specialising in Indian-Chinese, Pakistani and authentic Indian cuisine (daily buffet lunch $25++ and dinner $30++), expect dishes like tandoori chicken, chilli prawns and assorted naan, subject to changes. #08-00 Poolside Singapore, 3 Belilios Road. Tel: 6291 8144

KATONG KITCHEN

An international spread (daily dinner: $48++ Mon- Thu; $58++ Fri-Sun) that draws on inspiration from the Peranakan culinary heritage of the Katong area, expect dishes like ayam buah keluak, chef sugi nasi ulam and pisang goreng. Special highlights this Ramadhan period are the seafood on ice station with king crab, Boston lobster and oysters, slow braised ox tail with jus and the fragrant pandan cheese cake. Level 4, Village Hotel Katong, 25 Marine Parade Road. Tel: 6551 2141

 

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KUBLAI KHAN MONGOLIAN BBQ

The restaurant, modelled after a Mongolian state, impresses with its variety of dishes (Daily 6-10pm: Mon- Thu $29++, Fri-Sun $30.80++) such as seafood on ice, traditional clay pot dishes and Japanese cuisine. But the main highlight would obviously be the Mongolian BBQ station standing on only three legs, which depicts weapons like spears that would be propped up to support the roast ceremoniously in a Mongolian homebase where warriors would rest and train. #04-01 Park Mall, 9 Penang Road. Tel: 6334 4888

NUR INDAH RESTAURANT

The great kampung vibes here matches the 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 is 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 (6-8pm, $29.90 nett). #03-1111 Blk 2 Joo Chiat Complex. Tel: 8488 1122

KINTAMANI INDONESIAN RESTAURANT

This long-standing Halal Indonesian buffet (daily 6-10.30pm $55++) restaurant has been around since 1985. Led by Balinese chef I Gusti Nyoman Kaler, you’ll find a mix of traditional Halal Indonesian dishes like rendang, roti jala kari ayam and grilled lamb leg as well as the chef specials like chilli crab and pisang epek (grilled banana with cheese). Furama RiverFront, 405 Havelock Road. Tel: 6333 8898

PENANG ST. BUFFET

You don’t have to cross the Causeway this Ramadhan for a Penang street food festival! (90 minutes. $16.90++: Mon-Fri 11.30am-4pm; $20.90++: Sat-Sun 11.30am- 4.30pm; $22.90++: Mon-Thu 5.30-10pm; $26.90++: Fri 5-10pm and Sat-Sun 4.30-10pm). Look forward to classics including Penang assam laksa, cuttlefish kangkong and durian chendol. Their range of BBQ seafood, which are cooked a la minute and salted egg crab should be checked out too! #05-11/12 Causeway Point, 1 Woodlands Square. Tel: 6894 7872

 

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STRAITSKITCHEN

Beefing up the buffet ($52++: Mon-Fri 12-2.30pm, Sat-Sun 12.30-3pm; $78++: daily 6.30-10.30pm) menu for the Ramadhan month, we’ll see a seafood on ice station with poached sustainable Spencer Gulf prawns, clams and mussels, and live oysters as well as a Middle Eastern ’live’ fattoush salad station. Do keep a look out for specials like the Saudi Arabic roast leg of lamb, Lebanese Shawarma and Ramadhan desserts like Umm Ali (traditional Egyptian dessert similar to American bread pudding), and Mohallabiah (a Middle Eastern pudding made with thickened milk and rice flour) among others. Lobby level, Grand Hyatt Singapore, 10 Scotts Road. Tel: 6732 1234

SWENSEN’S ION

The largest dessert buffet (daily 10.30am-10.30pm. Mon-Fri $19.90, Sat-Sun $20.90. With food orders, the dessert buffet goes for $13.90 and $14.90 respectively) of its kind in Singapore, be treated to an extensive array of over 50 ice cream and gelato flavours like mocha almond fudge and dark chocolate as well as more than 40 exciting toppings of Maltese chocolate balls and atap seeds, cold stone, chocolate fondue fountains and an assortment of delicious pastries and cakes, with new offerings regularly. #B1-31 ION Orchard, 2 Orchard Turn. Tel: 6884 5967

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