From buffets that have an international assortment to halal hipster cafes, we have choices that are bound to satisfy everyone.

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Geylang Serai Bazaar

It’s back with the theme of “Deepening the Kampung Spirit” this year. Geylang Serai Bazaar entices with over 1,000 stalls and visual light displays. Look for a huge array of street foods, like candyfloss burritos, a healthy choice of poke bowls and ooey-gooey, instagrammable rainbow planet ice-cream buns. Check out the mass break fast session on 17 Jun 2017, where those who are new and curious about the meaning behind Hari Raya are more than welcome to join. That’s not all, there will be cultural performances and movie screenings every weekend! Read more here. 25 May-24 Jun. Performances 20 May-7 Jul (Sun-Thu 7pm-12am, Fri-Sat 7pm-2am, eve of Hari Raya 24 Jun, 7pm-6am). Geylang Serai Market, Joo Chiat Complex and along Haig Road

Deliveroo

Deliveroo is collaborating with 16 restaurants such as Maki-San, Eighteen Chefs, Cajun on Wheels, Wing Zone, PastaMania, Uncle Penyet, Fish & Co and more to make it more convenient to get Ramadhan meals delivered directly to you. On top of that, the family feasts are going at up to 20 percent off. Deliveroo is also giving five lucky families a chance to win a fully catered Hari Raya feast from Fish & Co.; just order one of their Ramadhan platters while entering this code “RAMADANROO” between 7 to 22 June 2017. www.deliveroo.com.sg

 

Buffets

Azur’s Buka Puasa Feast this year is a special one—they’ve been cleansed by MUIS specially for Ramadhan, and will be serving up a Halal-certified buffet (Mon-Fri lunch $45++, Sat-Sun lunch $45 nett; Mon-Thu dinner $55++, Fri-Sun dinner $55 nett). Tuck into the wide selection that includes seafood on ice such as Queen Scallops and crab leg, sashimi, and multiple live stations. We love the roasted beef ribeye—tender, moist and chewy, though other Raya favourites include ayam masak merah, assam fish curry, and kueh kueh. The free-flow bandung deserves mention as it uses fresh milk and refreshing small watermelon cubes. Check out the 1-for-1 offers on weekday lunch and Mon-Thu dinner. 26 May-24 Jun. Level 2 Crowne Plaza Hotel, 75 Airport Blvd. Tel: 6823 5354

Break your fast at Katong Kitchen’s Asian cuisine buffet (Mon-Thu 6.30-10pm, $48++ adult, $24++ child; Fri-Sun 6.30-10pm, $58++ adult, $29++ child) for Ramadhan this year. Creatively curated for the Singaporean palate are dishes like assam laksa, prawn noodles, beef teppanyanki and udon alongside an enticing sashimi station. Don’t forget to finish your dinner with their DIY kueh pie tee and durian desserts. Level 4 Village Hotel Katong, 25 Marine Parade Road. Tel: 6551 2141

 

At this oldie but goodie, Kintamani Indonesian Restaurant will be serving up much more than Indonesian cuisine at its dinner buffet (6-10.30pm, $58++ adult, $20++ child) inclusive of free-flow bandung and es syrup with one complimentary car park coupon per table. The exclusive dishes include leg of lamb and chicken sharwarma, both marinated for 24 hours followed by hours of roasting and grilling. More crowd pleasers include chilli crab and net crepe (roti jala) with chicken curry. 27 May-25 Jun. Furama RiverFront, 405 Havelock Road. Tel: 6739 6463

 

The Ramadhan buffet dinner at Saltwater Café (Mon-Thu 6.30-10pm, $45++ adult, $22.50++ child; Fri-Sun 6.30-10pm, $48++ adult, $24++ child) goes meaty at the live barbeque station with all-you-can-eat meat skewers, chargrilled chicken, king prawns and other decadent seafood choices. The real action takes place from Friday to Sunday as they bring out a premium selection of meat cuts, stingrays and a whole lamb leg keep you happily munching away. Level 1 Changi Village Hotel, 1 Netheravon Road. Tel: 6379 7018

Ramadhan specials

Leanbento provides the solution to keep fit and healthy even while fasting. With higher protein and lower calories, the Ramadhan Mozzarella Chicken Bento ($14) comes with sides of sweet potato mash, romaine salad, truffled edamame, whole corn kernel and special homemade miso dressing. Fan of spices will love the Ramadhan Chilli Chicken Bento ($14) comprising a hearty bowl of skinless-baked chicken, basil couscous and romaine salad. Order from their website (order.leanebento.com) 2 days in advance to ensure you timely deliveries, plus score free delivery for orders over $150. #01-49, 43 Holland Drive. Tel: 6750 4504

This year, Pezzo and Crave Nasi Lemak & Teh Tarik celebrate with the theme, “jemput makan” which means an invitation to eat together. Pezzo introduces their Satay Rendang Pizza ($5.20/slice), with generous toppings like chunks of juicy chicken, cucumbers, red onions and red chilli—the sweet and spicy combination works surprisingly well. Crave captivates with their huge hot and spicy squid to be shared with two. The squid remains tender and chewy on the inside while the outside stays crunchy. Pair it with their iced bandung with grass jelly, mildly sweet and every sip comes with the refreshing grass jelly. Till 9 Jul. Pezzo—at all 32 outlets, except Pezzo Sentosa. www.pezzo.com.sg. Crave Nasi Lemak & Teh Tarik—at all 12 outlets, except Changi Airport Terminal 2. www.crave.com.sg

Take Hyde Out, a concept by halal certified Hyde & Co, is offering a stress-free solution to breaking fast. To get their new dishes such as gnocchi mee rebus ($21.90) to your table on time, make your pre-orders before 4pm at order.hydeandco.com.sg, and choose between self-collection or delivery. For those in need of dessert after terawih (extra obligatory prayers at night), Hyde & Co will stay open till 11pm! We recommend the step kaya toast ($15.90), which has pandan ganache over their chewy toasted brioche bread, topped with coconut and gula melaka shavings with a side of anzac ice cream. 785 North Bridge Road. Tel: 6635 5785

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