Looking for an Asian buffet fit for a family? These 12 will satisfy diners of all ages.
Satisfy your taste buds with these 12 Southeast Asian buffets that include not just your usual Thai mookata, but also a prata buffet you may not have heard of. Take your pick and fill up that belly now!
Talay Kata is more than just your typical Thai mookata experience (Lunch: Mon-Fri 11.30am-3pm, $18.80++ adult, $9.40++ child, Sat-Sun and PH 11.30am-5pm, $27.80++ adult, $13.90++ child. Dinner: Mon-Thu 6pm10pm, $28.80++ adult, $14.40++ child, Fri-Sun and PH 6pm-10pm, $33.80++ adult, $16.90++ child). Apart from an amazing spread of fresh seafood and meats, you can choose one of their local-inspired soup bases such as salted egg soup and try premium offerings such as Alaskan king crab, scrapper lobsters, Japanese scallops and sea cucumbers. Senior citizens aged 60 and above receive a 15% discount. #08-04/05 Orchard Central, 181 Orchard Road. Tel: 6634 0551
Patara Fine Thai Cuisine
Patara Fine Thai Cuisine not only impresses our palates with their spread of homely classic Thai dishes made with premium ingredients, it also boasts a cosy, brightly lit interior. The restaurant is currently offering a luscious a la carte buffet (Weekends and PH 12pm-3pm, $48++ adult, $24++ child, $68++ with premium a la carte buffet selections) with more than 40 dishes to choose from, such as spicy tom yum with vegetables and mushrooms, grilled Australian beef sirloin in aromatic Panang curry, and stir-fried squid in salted egg with a local twist. #03-14 Tanglin Mall, 163 Tanglin Road. Tel: 6737 0818
Suanthai Restaurant offers an affordable yet delicious Thai buffet option in town. (Lunch: Mon-Fri 11.30am2.30pm, $19.90++ adult, $13++ child. Dinner: Mon-Thu). Out of the spread of 28 dishes, we love the boneless stuffed chicken wings, and tom yum soup with prawns. The latter is slightly tangy with a big hit of spice at the first sip. 101 Killiney Road. Tel: 6235 4126
Al Jasra Restaurant
24/7 prata heaven Al Jasra Restaurant offers 16 varieties of prata in their all-day buffet for only $7.90. Savour classic favourites or unique creations such as strawberry prata and pineapple prata for those with a sweet tooth and ikan billis prata for those who love that extra crunch. Simply opt for the buffet and write the amount of prata you want and it will be served piping hot within minutes. Welcome to your new prata supper spot. 459 Changi Road.
Nestled in Furama Riverfront hotel, Kintamani Restaurant’s Halal-certified buffet (Mon-Sun, Lunch: 12pm-2.30pm, Dinner: 6pm-10.30pm, $58++ adult, $20++ child) has much to offer. Their spread includes gado gado, mee soto ayam (which boasts a fragrant chicken broth) as well as their tender rendang daging Sumatra (spiced beef braised in thick coconut gravy). Check their website for ongoing credit card promotions. Level 3 Furama Riverfront Singapore, 405 Havelock Road. Tel: 6739 6463
Kublai Khan Mongolian BBQ
Kublai Khan BBQ’s buffet (Lunch: Mon-Thu 11.30am3pm, $18 adult, $12 child, $17 student/senior citizen. Fri-Sun and PH, $20 adult, $14 child, $19 student/ senior citizen. Dinner: Mon-Thu 6pm-10pm, $29 adult, $16.80 child, $24.80 student/senior citizen. Fri-Sun and PH, $30.80 adult, $17.80 child, $26.80 student/senior citizen) comes with a view of Clarke Quay through floor-to-ceiling windows. The restaurant offers a feast for the belly with an assortment of different cuisines such as their popular Mongolian BBQ, traditional Chinese claypot and noodles, and even Japanese sushi. #02-01 Clarke Quay Central, 6 Eu Tong Sen Street. Tel: 6334 4888
Si Wei Yan
For spice lovers and fans of Sichuan cuisine, Si Wei Yan is the buffet for you. Lunch and dinner buffets are both priced at $38.80++ and feature over 60 authentic Sichuan dishes including their signature cumin-flavoured crispy lamb ribs, boiled fish fillet, and chicken in chilli oil. 1 Club Street. Tel: 9479 5736
Indulge in Zhongshan Park’s ‘hawkerlicious’ lunch buffet (from 12pm-3pm weekdays: $34++ adult, $17++ child. Weekends and PH: $40++ adult, $20 child) which includes seafood Hokkien mee, dry mee siam and a roast meat station. Their weekend lunch buffet includes sumptuous poached tiger prawns and half shell scallops. Take the entire family to the dinner buffet (from 6pm-10.30pm, Mon-Thu: $40++ adult, $20++ child. Fri-Sun and PH: $45++ adult, $22.50++ child) which features a seafood wok-fry station. Pick your seafood and pair it with signature sauces such as salted egg yolk, black pepper and assam curry. Ramada Hotel, 16 Ah Hood Road. Tel: 6808 6888
At the newly re-themed buffet restaurant Ginger at PARKROYAL on Beach Road, expect an array of local cuisines, from Chinese and Indian to Malay and Peranakan. Dig into meaty offerings such as beef cheek rendang, ayam masak merah and tandoori lamb rack, or dive straight into the seafood bar, stocked with shellfish and crustaceans galore—think lobsters, crabs, mussels and clams. There are also live stations with skilled chefs flipping prata or carving gammon ham. PARKROYAL on Beach Road, 7500 Beach Road. Tel: 6505 5710
Chilli Padi Nonya Café
Located in NUS, Chilli Padi Nonya Café offers authentic Peranakan fare (Lunch: Mon-Fri 11.15am-3pm, $18.80++ adult, $11.90++ child. Sat-Sun and PH 11.15am2.30pm, $21.90++ adult, $12.80++ child. Dinner: Fri 6pm-9.30pm, $18.80++ adult, $11.90++ child. Sat-Sun and PH 6pm-9.30pm, $21.90++, $12.80++ child. High tea buffet: weekends and PH 3pm-5.15pm, $12.80++ adult, $9.80++ child). Start off with the DIY stations offering laksa, rojak, mee siam and kueh pie tee. There’s also chwee kueh with unlimited amounts of chye poh and chilli. Finish your meal with sweet treats such as chendol. #06-21 (ground floor), 29 Heng Mui Keng Terrace. Tel: 6872 2982
Princess Terrace Café
Looking for authentic Penang cuisine? Try the buffet at Princess Terrace Café (Mon-Thu, lunch: 12pm-2.30pm $49.80 adult, $24.90 child, dinner: 6.30pm-10pm $53.80 adult, $26.90 child. FriSun and PH, lunch: $51.80 adult, $25.90 child, dinner: $56.80 adult, $28.40 child), famed for their traditional cooking methods. Don’t miss their signature dishes such as Hokkien prawn mee soup, Penang laksa, curry noodles and popiah. Their fu rong crab egg is a simple dish that evokes the comfort of home. Don’t leave without trying their fantastic handmade kueh, desserts like seri muka, apom bokwa and a soya beancurd that is sweet and satisfying. Copthorne King’s Hotel, 403 Havelock Road. Tel: 6318 3168
Penang St. Buffet
If you live in the north and want some delicious Penang food, look no further. Situated in Causeway Point is Penang St. Buffet (Mon-Thu: lunch, $26.90/pax, dinner, $34.90/pax. Fri-Sun: lunch, $32.90/pax, dinner, $38.90/pax), where the offerings extend beyond Penang street food specialities. Their seafood selection includes fresh oysters, scallops and sashimi. Tuck into their fragrant nasi lemak and rojak, as well as a unique assortment of crabs such as Parmesan butter crab and espresso coffee crab that’s bound to make your belly happy. But before you leave, try their famous durian chendol. #05-12 Causeway Point, 1 Woodlands Square. Tel: 6802 0456