Eat your heart out this CNY.
Fara’s Restaurant [Halal]
Housed in a jom balik kampong setting, this eatery’sMelaka lok lok steamboat buffet ($35.20 nett, Sat-Sun6.30-10pm) brings you street food in style. In additionto the much-needed laksa broth, choose from threeother soup bases: satay, tom yum and chicken. Bask inthe fireworks show every Saturday from Resorts WorldSentosa 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 ($18.80+,Thu-Tue 11am-2pm; $23.80+, Thu-Tue 2-11pm, Wed4-11pm) is definitely the signature laksa soup base.Other broths include mala, chicken and seafood.Boasting a total of 60 to 70 food items, includingcooked food, this cosy, air-conditioned shophousekeeps things unpretentious yet hearty.
17 Teck Chye Terrace. Tel: 6287 8010
Penang St. Buffet [Halal]
Indulge in a Penang feast without having to cross theCauseway (90 minutes buffet: $19.90 nett, Mon-Friand $24.60 nett Sat-Sun; $27 nett Mon-Thu and$31.70 nett Fri-Sun, 5.30-10pm). Penang rojak, Hokkienprawn noodles and lor bak are highlights, but themain star is the leaner Penang assam laksa, said to beunder 500 calories! Also, be “crab-tivated” by theirannual crab buffet where you’ll be able to feast to yourheart’s content on the crustaceans in a variation ofstyles 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 relaxingdining experience. Local, continental as well as regionalfavourites are featured in their full splendour here,from soft shell crab to Hainanese chicken rice. But theseafood laksa, their signature dish, is a must-try from thelunch buffet spread ($44.70 nett, Mon-Fri and $45.90nett, Sat-Sun 12-3pm).
Level 1 PARKROYAL on Beach Road, 7500Beach Road. Tel: 6505 5710
The flavours of Singapore at Spices Caf lunch buffet($39 nett, Mon-Fri 12-2.30pm) showcases herbalchicken soup and rich Peranakan cuisine with their ayambuah keluak and sambal udang petai. Don’t forget toindulge in the rich broth and thick rice noodles from thelaksa live station dished out hot and fresh upon ordertoo.
Concorde Hotel Singapore, 100 Orchard Road.Tel: 6739 8370