10 ramadan buffets where you can break fast

Tuck into barbecued items at Carousel.
Tuck into barbecued items at Carousel. PHOTO: CAROUSEL, ROYAL PLAZA ON SCOTTS
Break fast at Rumah Rasa.
Break fast at Rumah Rasa. PHOTO: RUMAH RASA, BAY HOTEL SINGAPORE
PHOTO: VEGANBURG
PHOTO: HILTON SINGAPORE
Nasi Ambeng Live Station at Window on the Park, Holiday Inn Singapore Orchard City Centre.
Nasi Ambeng Live Station at Window on the Park, Holiday Inn Singapore Orchard City Centre. PHOTO: HOLIDAY INN SINGAPORE ORCHARD CITY CENTRE
Ramadan buffet at Blue Jasmine.
Ramadan buffet at Blue Jasmine. PHOTO: BLUE JASMINE
The spread at Aquamarine.
The spread at Aquamarine. PHOTO: MARINA MANDARIN
Lauk Padang buffet from 21 on Rajah, Days Hotel Singapore At Zhongshan Park.
Lauk Padang buffet from 21 on Rajah, Days Hotel Singapore At Zhongshan Park. PHOTO: RAMADA AND DAYS HOTELS AT ZHONGSHAN PARK
Lala Masak Kunyit from Chef Wan’s Kitchen.
Lala Masak Kunyit from Chef Wan’s Kitchen. PHOTO: CHEF WAN'S KITCHEN
PHOTO: FURAMA RIVERFRONT, SINGAPORE

(THE NEW PAPER) - Ramadan is here and eateries are prepped for the break fast rush. This year, there are many options available and buffets are the popular choice. Here are 10 suggestions.

1. CAROUSEL

Where: Royal Plaza on Scotts, 25 Scotts Road, tel: 6589-7799

Price: From $78

Carousel presents the best of barbecue with an array of tantalising dishes. There are barbecue favourites at the Mediterranean and Asian counters with highlights such as Applewood Smoked Barbecue Beef Ribs, Thai Barbecue Stuffed Squid with Spicy Dipping Sauce and Traditional Malay Boneless Ayam Percik.


PHOTO: RUMAH RASA, BAY HOTEL SINGAPORE

2. RUMAH RASA

Where: Bay Hotel Singapore, 50 Telok Blangah Road, tel: 6818-6681

Price: From $35

Tuck into a variety of cuisine, from Chick Kut Teh to Ayam Woku Belanga, a marinated chicken seasoned in spice mixture from North Sulawesi, Indonesia. Another speciality is the Bebek Cabai Ijo, an Indonesian braised duck dish.


PHOTO: VEGANBURG

3. VEGANBURG

Where:  44 Jalan Eunos, tel: 6844-6868

Price: $12.90 a la carte

VeganBurg launches the Rasa Sayang Burg, which is available for only two months. The burger combines South-east Asian flavours paired with Singapore's first-ever vegan sunny-side-up egg on a burger.


PHOTO: HILTON SINGAPORE

4. HILTON SINGAPORE

Where:  581 Orchard Road, tel: 6737-2233

Price: From $68

Hilton Singapore's popular halal-certified Iftar buffet pop-up restaurant returns with an array of 90 dishes. Expect six stations and signature dishes such as bubur lambuk daging, soup kambing and beef rendang. The spread also highlights speciality international cuisine - there is an Indian corner, a Moroccan section, Chinese dim sum and Japanese sushi and maki rolls.


Nasi Ambeng Live Station at Window on the Park, Holiday Inn Singapore Orchard City Centre. PHOTO: HOLIDAY INN SINGAPORE ORCHARD CITY CENTRE

5. WINDOW ON THE PARK

Where: Holiday Inn Singapore Orchard City Centre, 11 Cavenagh Road, tel: 6733-8333

Price: $85

While there is a regular spread of international food, the highlight of the meal is the Nasi Ambeng corner, where a chef will create your own plate. Fill it up with classics such as black bean crayfish, chilli crab, ikan assam pedas and laksa.


Ramadan buffet at Blue Jasmine. PHOTO: BLUE JASMINE

6. BLUE JASMINE

Where: Park Hotel Farrer Park, 10 Farrer Park Station Road, tel: 6824-8851

Price: $58

Ramadan at Blue Jasmine has a different theme each week showcasing Thai and regional flavours. There will be Curry Night, Grill & Roast Night, Herbs & Spices Night and Seafood Night. But desserts remain the same. You get Malay kueh as well as Thai desserts such as durian sticky rice and Thai coconut ice cream.


The spread at Aquamarine. PHOTO: MARINA MANDARIN 

7. AQUAMARINE

Where: Marina Mandarin Singapore, 6 Raffles Boulevard, tel: 6845-1111

Price: From $72

AquaMarine has teamed up with Garuda Indonesia for its Ramadan dinner buffet. There will be Indonesian dishes such as Rendang Padang, Ayam Betutu and Nasi Goreng Kampung by guest chef Vindex Tengker, the airlines' vice-president of in-flight services, besides cultural performances on selected days. And you have a chance to win a trip to Bali and Belitung.


Lauk Padang buffet from 21 on Rajah, Days Hotel Singapore At Zhongshan Park. PHOTO: RAMADA AND DAYS HOTELS AT ZHONGSHAN PARK

8. 21 ON RAJAH

Where:  Days Hotel Singapore at Zhongshan Park, 1 Jalan Rajah, tel: 6808-6847

Price: From $46

The restaurant has a series of buffets with the theme Lauk Padang. There will be Padang dishes alongside the usual Mediterr-Asian signature items and designated prayer rooms are provided within the hotel for diners' convenience.


Lala Masak Kunyit from Chef Wan’s Kitchen. PHOTO: CHEF WAN'S KITCHEN

9. CHEF WAN'S KITCHEN

Where:  02-14 Esplanade Mall, 8 Raffles Avenue, tel: 6397-4911

Price: From $35.50

It transforms from an a la carte restaurant to a buffet eatery just for Ramadan. Signature dishes such as Chicken Rendang, Sambal Petai Udang, Chef Wan's Selangor Beef Rendang and Lala Masak Kunyit will be available on the line.


PHOTO: FURAMA RIVERFRONT, SINGAPORE

10. FURAMA RIVERFRONT, SINGAPORE

Where: 405 Havelock Road, tel: 6739-6463

Price: $68 for four

The hotel is offering the Ramadan Takeaway set, consisting of six dishes (highlights are Beef Rendang and Chef's Specialty Chicken), desserts and drinks. You can order this in advance or on the same day if you place your order before 2pm.

Book a meal at Carousel, Rumah Rasa, Hilton Singapore, Holiday Inn Singapore Orchard City Centre, Blue Jasmine or 21 on Rajah with Chope.