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Ramadan 2022: Delightful Iftar Buffets and Dining Promos Worth Fasting for
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. The relaxing of Covid-19 dining restrictions to allow gatherings of 10 comes just in time for Ramadan 2022, which runs from Saturday, 2 April to Monday, 2 May. Here are the best iftar feasts around town for you and your family to enjoy. They are all Halal-certified, and non-Muslims are welcome too!
RAMADAN 2022 IFTAR BUFFETS
1. Ramadan Feast with Korean Delights at Atrium Restaurant
Back by popular demand, Atrium Restaurant’s unique Ramadan buffet features a wholesome spread of Halal-certified Korean delights. Joining perennial favourites such as Tteokbokki, Pajeon, and Kimchi Ramen are stews popularised by K-dramas. These include Ginseng Chicken Soup, Spicy Seafood Stew, and Beef Brisket Soybean Paste Stew. Desserts range from Mango Bingsu to Injeolmi Rice Cake. These join the restaurant’s mainstays like Fresh Seafood, Hainanese Chicken Rice, Roti Prata, and more. Adults enjoy 50% off buffet prices.
Where Level 4, Holiday Inn Singapore Atrium, 317 Outram Road
When 2 April to 31 May
How much From $47++ per adult | $30++ per child
2. ASEAN Flavours at Carousel
Explore a mouthwatering spread of classic ASEAN dishes during the month of Ramadan. Your tastebuds will go on a journey through a kaleidoscope of rich and diverse flavours unique to each country. There are more than 70 delights on the menu, including Goi Cuon Vietnamese Spring Roll, Thai Beef Salad, the Philippines’ Duck Adobo, Bing Gai Laotian Grilled Chicken Leg, Indonesian Udang Kicap Manis, Brunei’s Ayam Belado, Malaysian Gula Melaka Crème Brulee, and our iconic Singapore Chilli Crab with Mantou.
Where Lobby Level, Royal Plaza on Scotts, 25 Scotts Road
When 2 April to 2 May
How much From $78++ per adult | From $46++ per child aged 4-11 years
3. “Iftar at Kinta” Ramadan Buffet at Kintamani Indonesian Restaurant
Dig into seafood delights such as Kerang Masak Tauco and Udang Bijirin. All-time favourite meat dishes include Rendang Daging Sapi and Ayam Geprek. From the carving station, expect seasonal highlights like Peha Kaki Kambing and Ikan Bakar. Don’t miss the house-made Lemang, a traditional Minangkabau glutinous rice treat, served with Serunding Kelapa. Each table also enjoys a complimentary serving of Ketam Sambal. For dessert, Pulut Durian Pengat and Kintamani’s Assorted Kue Kue are worth saving stomach space for.
Where Level 3, Furama RiverFront Singapore, 405 Havelock Road
When 3 April to 8 May
How much $38.80++ per adult | 40% off for children aged 6-12 years | 30% off for senior citizens
4. Sundown Feasting at Peppermint
Peppermint brings back Sundown Feasting in an all-you-can-eat Halal-certified iftar buffet. Culinary highlights include Black Angus Beef Short Rib Satay, Bebek Rica Rica (slow-cooked Manado-style duck leg), Australian Baby Lamb Shank Rendang, Grilled Octopus with Urban Farm Calamansi and Sambal, as well as Indonesian Lobster Kalio, and more! For dessert, Chendol Coconut Mousse Cake, Signature Durian Pengat, and Goreng Pisang with Nutella and Roasted Almond will delight. Wash it all down with optional special beverages, such as Iced Bandung and Iced Milo Dinosaur.
Where Level 4, PARKROYAL COLLECTION Marina Bay Singapore, 6 Raffles Boulevard
When 2 April to 2 May
How much $98++ per adult | $49++ per child
5. A Ramadan Celebration at StraitsKitchen
Head to StraitsKitchen for a colourful iftar buffet spread showcasing authentic ethnic cuisines. Halal-certified show kitchens offer boundless Malay, Indian, Chinese, and Middle Eastern fare. Start with Rojak, Gado-Gado, Chilled Tiger Prawns with Nyonya Chilli Dip, and freshly baked pita bread with a plethora of dips from Tabbouleh to Baba Ghanoush. Other highlights include Ayam Buah Keluak, Betis Kambing Berempah, Udang Bakar, Singapore Laksa, and Murgh Makhani. For desserts, a selection of dates, Baklava, Basbousa, Kasih’s Halva, Coconut Ladida, banana fritters and fried durian balls, and more.
Where Lobby Level, Grand Hyatt Singapore, 10 Scotts Road
When 3 April to 4 May
How much $88++ per adult | $48++ per child
6. “Selera Iftar” Ramadan Dinner Buffet at Window on the Park
Popular Halal buffet restaurant Window on the Park prepares an array of traditional delicacies for Ramadan 2022. “The tastes of iftar” presents nearly 40 varieties of Asian, Arabic, and international options. Try Grilled Chicken Satay and Malay Spice Beef Rendang, alongside Wok-fried Glass Noodles with Crab Meat and Nyonya Chap Chye. Sweet treats range from Pengat Pisang with Red Bean Soup to Um Ali, an Arabic bread and butter pudding. The festivities include complimentary dates, cookies, balloon-sculpting and henna art activities too. Adults enjoy 1-for-1 dining promotion.
Where Level 2, Holiday Inn Singapore Orchard City Centre, 11 Cavenagh Road
When 2 April to 8 May
How much From $108++ for two adults | $35++ per child
MORE DINING PROMOTIONS FOR RAMADAN 2022
Muslim-owned burger joint Burgs is observing the holy month with special burger sets and bundles. Taste the familiar flavours of Ramadan bazaars in the Chicken Satay Burger and Roti John Burgs. Complete your meal with Cheesy Butter Corn Cup and Bandung Soda Float. This season, Burgs will be delivering 50 care packs containing food essentials worth $70 each to low-income families, in partnership with The Food Bank Singapore and Nur Insan, Singapore’s first free madrasah. Support them by purchasing Ramadan sets and takeaway bundles. You’ll get a set of specially designed green packets too!
8. Golden Pillow 933
Buka puasa with specially curated Nasi Ambeng sharing platters from Golden Pillow 933. The XL Golden Nasi Ambeng for 2-3 persons features Steamed White Rice with Serunding Kelapa, surrounded by dishes including Beef Rendang, Sambal Goreng, Deep Fried Sole Fish, and more. Bigger families can go for the XXL version featuring a whole Roasted GG French Ayam Bakar that serves 3-5 diners. Each sharing platter comes with complimentary dates. Add on the house-made Air Sirap Rose (500 ml) at just $2!
Discover two new main courses at PastaMania this season, available for dine-in a la carte and as a combo meal. Enjoy the familiar flavour of nasi lemak sambal in the Sambal Prawn Pasta. The simply irresistible Curry Seafood Baked Rice packs a punch with robust flavours. Diners can also help PastaMania give back this Ramadan 2022 with a small donation in support of non-profit social organisation Badan Agama dan Pelajaran Radin Mas (BAPA). PastaMania will match the total amount raised and convert it to BAPA Bundle Sets for beneficiaries to enjoy at the outlet. A Ramadan Family Feast for five is also available for delivery only.
(See also: Ramadan in Singapore: a Guide)
10. Penang Culture
Enjoy up to 50% off Penang Culture’s Nasi Ambeng Feast this Ramadan 2022. The feast for four diners comprises White Garlic Chicken Cutlet, Satay Chicken, Beef Rendang, BBQ Stingray, Sambal Prawns, French Bean with Tempeh, Sambal Eggs, Shredded Coconut, and Vegetable Cracker, with fragrant steamed white rice. Wash everything down with a complimentary 1.5-litre bottle of Pepsi. Available only once a year — blink and you might miss it!
11. Chicken Satay Pizza at Pizza Hut
Pizza Hut launches its all-new seasonal Chicken Satay Pizza just in time for this year’s fasting month. Enjoy marinated chicken chunks, fragrant ketupat rice, cucumbers, and sliced onions on a bed of savoury house special peanut sauce. Joining it are more new items such as Half Spring Ayam Bakar with Hashbrown, Creamy Curry Chicken Pasta, Chicken Satay Baked Rice, The Sedap! Platter, Gula Melaka Doughnut with Ice Cream, and Rosy Bandung. Dine-in and delivery bundles are also available, and quote SATAYSFYING8 for $8 off a Regular or Large Chicken Satay Pizza.
What’s a celebration without cake? Swensen’s delivers a new showstopping Nasi Lemak Ice Cream Cake! The realistic confection is made with layers of Kueh Salat and Coconut ice cream and only available for takeaway. For savouries, start with Swensen’s Ramadan Family Platter for four. Dip the spread of nibbles in the accompanying Curry Tartar and Sambal Chilli sauces. The popular Nasi Lemak Burger also makes a return, along with King Prawn Pasta Goreng. Last but not least, the Cheese Pisang Goreng will satisfy those with a sweet tooth.
13. Buka Puasa with OddleEats
We can’t dine out every day. If you’re looking for more iftar ideas, especially for home dining, head to Oddle Eats. There are lots of exclusive Ramadan delivery deals to discover, plus ongoing bank promotions with selected cards. Notable highlights include Hjh Maimunah’s Ramadhan 4 pax Set, Beef Bro’s Ramadan Feast Platter, five different Ramadan Bundles from Padi@Bussorah, Istimewa Nasi Padang’s Nasi Ambeng Platter, The Social Outcast’s Ramadan Woodfired Bundle, and Pagi Sore’s “The Big Break-Fast”. Enjoy!
Featured image: Kintamani Indonesian Restaurant, Furama RiverFront
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