Each year, Muslims fast from dawn to dusk daily during the sacred month of Ramadan. They buka puasa or break their fast with an evening meal referred to as iftar. Last year’s iftar meals were mostly quietly observed at home, no thanks to COVID-19. So it’s really lovely to see iftar feasts back on the menu for Ramadan 2021, which happens from Tuesday, 13 April to Wednesday, 12 May. They are all Halal-certified, but non-Muslims are welcome too!
RAMADAN 2021 IFTAR BUFFETS
1. Ramadan Experience with Korean Delights at Atrium Restaurant
Enjoy a unique Ramadan 2021 experience when you buka puasa at Atrium Restaurant. Making an unexpected appearance are dishes such as Beef Bulgogi, Kimchi Fried Rice, Pajeon, and Squid in Tteokbokki Sauce. Yes, Halal-certified Korean cuisine! Of course, the spread will showcase perennial favourites such as Beef Rendang, Gado Gado, Ayam Masak Merah, and Assam Fish. Even better, adults enjoy a 50% discount, while kids five years and below dine for free with every paying adult.
Where Level 4, Holiday Inn Singapore Atrium, 317 Outram Road
When 12 April to 16 May, 12 noon – 3pm or 5.30pm – 9.30pm
How much From $70++ per adult | From $20++ per child aged 6-12 years
2. Ramadan Buffet Dinner at Carousel
Tuck into over 100 dishes a la carte buffet style as Carousel’s chefs turn up the heat this Ramadan. A stunning Nasi Ambeng features butterfly pea rice with beef rendang, chilli ikan cantik, and more. Even the humble Mee Soto gets a Lobster upgrade. Singapore Rojak, Traditional Satay, and a range of creative desserts complete the feast. Think Chendol Delice, Durian Chocolate Fudge, Gula Melaka Crème Brûlée, Ondeh Ondeh Chocolate Pralines, Pandan Waffle, and Bandung Ice Cream with Selasih!
Where Lobby Level, Royal Plaza on Scotts, 25 Scotts Road
When 12 April to 12 May, 6.30pm – 9.30pm
How much From $75++ per adult | From $42++ per child aged 4-11 years
3. Halal Iftar Buffet Pop-up Restaurant at Hilton Singapore
One of the most popular iftar pop-up buffets in town makes a welcome return at Hilton Singapore. Indulge in gorgeous sunset views at the Panorama Venue, with a spread of over 30 dishes served to your table. Start with traditional Bubur Lambuk Daging to warm the stomach after a day of fasting. Other mouthwatering starters include Mixed Fruit Rojak, Gado Gado, and a selection of Middle Eastern mezze. For mains, don’t miss Spiced Beef Rendang, Sambal Chilli Lala with Petai, Ayam Masak Merah, and Spicy Chicken Liver. Chef will also carve roasted whole Australian Beef Sirloin tableside, while a colourful dessert platter makes for a fitting finale.
Where Level 24, Hilton Singapore, 581 Orchard Road
When 19 April to 9 May, 6.30pm – 10.30pm
How much From $74++ per adult | From $37++ per child aged 5-12 years
4. “Iftar at Kinta” Ramadan Buffet at Kintamani Indonesian Restaurant
Spice up your Ramadan 2021 celebrations with authentic Indonesian cuisine at the ever-popular Kintamani Indonesian Restaurant. Delight in unlimited servings of Rendang Daging Sapi, Ayam Panggang Woku, and Udang Bijirin. Then savour carvings of Peha Kaki Kambing. Each table also receives a complimentary serving of Ikan Bakar Dabu Dabu at lunch or Ketam Sambal at dinner. Leave space for Pulut Durian Pengat and Agar-Agar Gula Melaka too!
Where Level 3, Furama RiverFront Singapore, 405 Havelock Road
When 12 April to 16 May, 12 noon – 2.30pm or 6pm – 10pm
How much From $33.80++ per adult | 40% off for children aged 6-12 years | 30% off for senior citizens aged 60 and above
5. Ramadan Iftar Buffet Dinner at Peppermint
Satisfy your dinner cravings with the Ramadan Iftar Buffet Dinner at Peppermint. Its new all-you-can-eat concept provides a wide variety of Asian and international favourites, freshly prepared at the open display kitchen and served to your table. Don’t miss the Black Angus Beef Sliders, Braised Lamb Shank “Tulang” Casserole, and Baby Rock Lobster Indonesia Kalio. Desserts such as Goreng Pisang and Coconut Ice Cream complete an indulgent meal. Best of all, enjoy 1-for-1 on Mondays and Tuesdays, while one dines free with two paying adults on Wednesdays and Thursdays, and one dines free with three paying adults on Fridays to Sundays.
Where Level 4, PARKROYAL COLLECTION Marina Bay, 6 Raffles Boulevard
When 13 April to 12 May, 6.30pm – 11pm
How much $88++ per adult | $44++ per child aged 6-12 years
6. A Ramadan Feast at StraitsKitchen
Experience the ultimate buka puasa buffet with the family with live theatre kitchens serving an extravagant yet traditional spread. StraitsKitchen’s yearly iftar special presents cuisines with Malay, Indian, Chinese, and Arabic influences. Highlights include Fattoush, Slow Braised Australian Lamb Shank, Chilli Crab, Sustainable Poached Black Tiger Prawns, Lamb Kebab, Fried Onion Dumplings, and Chef Solanki’s Butter Chicken. For dessert, Baklava, Basbousa, and Halva join local favourites like Durian Fritters, Milo Ice Cream, and Pandan Kaya Cake. And check out their impressive selection of dates too!
Where Lobby Level, Grand Hyatt Singapore, 10 Scotts Road
When 13 April to 13 May, 6pm – 9.30pm
How much $88++ per adult | $48++ per child
(See also: Ramadan in Singapore: a Guide)
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7. Best of Malaysia Set at Penang Culture
Take your taste buds on a journey across Malaysia when you break fast at Penang Culture. Each Best of Malaysia Set feeds a family of three to four diners. It comprises two mains — Malacca King Prawn Seafood Cheese Beehoon and Premium Nasi Lemak. They are accompanied by two sides — Penang Kam Heong Clams and KL Crispy Breaded Chicken Cutlet with Curry Mayo. At 45% off a la carte prices, it’s definitely good value for money.
8. Family Feast at PastaMania
Just in time for Ramadan 2021, PastaMania is launching its new Family Feast bundle that’s ideal for sharing. It comprises four delicious pastas from the Aglio, Cream, and Tomato family, a choice of four appetisers such as Honey Garlic Chicken or Waffle Potato with Cheese, and four soft drinks. With every Family Feast bundle sold, PastaMania will donate a pasta to needy Muslim families in Singapore in collaboration with Badan Agama dan Pelajaran Radin Mas (BAPA). Need more? Try the the new Chicken Rendang Pasta or Tandoori Chicken Pizza too!
9. Flat-rate Delivery at Fatburger
Need something different for those #stayhome days? Here’s some good news for fans of Fatburger. Your favourite Halal gourmet burger joint is delivering your iftar meal to your doorstep throughout the Ramadan season. Better still, order above $80 to enjoy a flat-rate delivery fee of $8 with promo code RAMADAN21. Ready for the cult-favourite signature, fully customisable thick burgers, juicy buffalo wings, and hand-scooped ice cream milkshakes?
Featured image: Holiday Inn Singapore Atrium