With so many halal-certified dining options available islandwide for iftar (evening meal to break fast) and Ramadan Bazaar happening online, you’re well on your way to a month filled with satisfying eats and treats albeit slightly quieter this year. Little Steps has rounded up the top dining venues around town, listed down the highlights for mini bazaars sprinkled here and there, plus also picked out a staycation deal! Here we go!
This Ramadan, Hilton Singapore is bringing back its popular verified as Halal by Majlis Ugama Islam Singapura (MUIS) Iftar buffet pop-up restaurant, complete with a rooftop dining experience and sunset views on the hotel’s 24th level. The hotel’s team of chefs has combined their treasured family recipes to present a carefully curated spread of over 30 dishes, ranging from all-time crowd favorites to home-cooked dishes. Enjoy savings of up to 26% priced from SG$256++ per night, inclusive of an overnight stay, Iftar buffet for two persons, in-room sahur set & complimentary Wi-Fi. The package is fully prepaid upon booking and non-cancellable.
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Use your Singapore Rediscover Voucher for this package when you book on Klook here.
Hilton Singapore, 581 Orchard Rd, Singapore 238883, +65 6737 2233, www.hiltonsingaporerestaurants.com/offers
With all the dining, there's bound to be some shopping too! This year the full-scale Ramadan Bazaar is canceled once again for the 2nd time due to Covid restrictions. However, we've scouted the noteworthy mini and online bazaars to get your shopping fix during this season.
Mr Malabar Cafe – mini bazaar with snacks near Mustafa
Paradiso by HAO – more than 20 food & retail stores at The Grandstand (former Pasarbella)
Kampong Glam – festive light show after 7pm (until May 12, 2021)
Makan Empire – kebabs, kueh and iftar favorites
Shopee – online pasar malam with ondeh ondeh cake
Geylang Serai – neon street light-ups and virtual stores
Satisfy your dinner cravings with Peppermint’s Halal-certified Iftar buffet, featuring the mouthwatering Black Angus Beef Sliders, the succulent Braised Lamb Shank “Tulang” Casserole, Baby Rock Lobster Indonesia Kalio as well as the delectable Goreng Pisang and Coconut Ice Cream that perfectly completes an indulgent meal. For reservations, call +65 6845 1111 or click here.
Peppermint, Level 4, PARKROYAL Marina Bay, 6 Raffles Blvd, Singapore 039594, +65 6845 1000, www.panpacific.com/en/hotels-and-resorts/pr-collection-marina-bay/offers/ramadan-iftar-buffet-dinner.html
Head over to Carousel at Royal Plaza on Scotts for a mouthwatering, nostalgia-inducing dinner this Ramadan. Special highlights on the menu include Nasi Ambeng, Lobster Mee Soto, and traditional desserts with a twist like Durian Chocolate Fudge and Chendol Delice. Available for dinner from now to May 12, 2021. View the menu here. Book here.
Carousel, Lobby Level, Royal Plaza on Scotts, 25 Scotts Road, Singapore 228220, +65 6737 7966, www.royalplaza.com.sg/dining/ramadan-dinner-highlights
For their very first Ramadhan, Picanhas' has created a light, but delicious bowl of goodness for your Iftar. We present, for the very first time, 200gm of juicy Picanha steak on a bowl of congee! Garnished with Chye Poh, Spice Flakes, and Spring Onions, this bowl is an even lighter version of their signature Picanha Don. This delectable bowl is priced at SG$27 and islandwide delivery is available. Sweet!
Picanhas', 90 Club Street, Singapore 069458, www.picanhassg.com/home
Experience the ultimate “buka puasa” buffet with your loved ones at StraitsKitchen with live show kitchens and a traditional spread of food with Malay, Indian, Chinese and Arabic influences. Prepared fresh from the halal-certified kitchens, expect a spread of specially-curated
dishes with appetizers such as Fattoush, a Lebanese salad made from toasted pieces of pita bread, pomegranate, and mixed greens, to Hummus, a chickpea dip paired with Pita Bread. Mains include Slow Braised Australian Lamb Shank with Nut Rice, Chilli Crab, Sze Chuan Chicken, Sustainable Poached Black Tiger Prawns, Lamb Kebab, Fried Onion Dumplings, and Chef Solanki’s Butter Chicken. End the feast with an exotic array of desserts such as a selection of dates that have been carefully sourced from the Middle East and North Africa; Baklava, a filo pastry and mixed nuts drizzled in syrup; Basbousa, a traditional sweet cake; and Halva in flavors such as pistachio and chocolate. For a flair of locality, dig into Durian Fritters, Durian Soft Serve, Milo Ice-Cream, Mango Pudding, and Pandan Kaya Cake.
StraitsKitchen, Lobby Level, Grand Hyatt Singapore, 10 Scotts Rd, Singapore 228211, +65 6738 1234, www.singapore.grand.hyattrestaurants.com/straitskitchen.html
Break your fast with authentic Malay and Indonesian fare at Nusantara Singapore! Located at Frasers Tower right in the heart of the CBD, this new resto serves up cuisine made healthier with no MSG, preservatives, less oil, and sugar. Singaporean Muslim Chef Firdauz Nasir believes in using old-school techniques with traditional Nusantara ingredients bought fresh from the local markets in Singapore. He is reviving recipes from his grandmother and mother through signature dishes such as Beef Rendang, Ayam Kicap Buah Keluak, Dry Mee Siam, and more. Must-try Nusantara bowls include Belimbing Lamb Bowl, Beef Rendang Bowl, Ayam Kicap Buah Keluah Bowl and Ayam Masak Merah Bowl. Vegan and Vegetarian dishes are also available. Check out their menu here.
Nusantara Singapore, 182 Cecil Street #02-16/17, Frasers Tower, Singapore 069547, www.nusantara.sg
Holiday Inn Singapore Atrium's halal-certified Ramadan buffet promotion is back! Curated for a gastronomic Iftar experience, the Ramadan-themed offer with over 40 buffet items includes Ramadan Iftar favorites such as Beef Rendang, Ayam Masak Merah, Assam Fish, Gado Gado, Kuehs, and a new Korean food corner! Stealing the limelight of the food corner are 5 new Korean dishes, namely Beef Bulgogi, Kimchi Fried Rice, Spicy Chicken Stew, Spicy Squid in Tteokbokki Sauce and Pajeon (Korean Pancake)! Apart from Ramadan specials, perennial favorites such as Fresh Oysters, Salmon Sashimi, Chilli Crab, Freshly-made Prata, Hainanese Chicken Rice, Laksa, Durian Pengat and Traditional Ice Cream with Bread or Waffle will also be on the list of the hotel's a la carte buffet spread.
Holiday Inn Singapore Atrium, 317 Outram Road, Singapore 169075, +65 6733 0188, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.singaporeatrium.holidayinn.com/ramadan-buffet-highlights
Just for Ramadan, 2 kids get to eat free plus also receive a free jug of Halia Herbarium drinks with every order of the communal menu at The Halia! Enjoy Halia’s Communal meal with family & friends, amidst a tranquil setting this Ramadan. View our Ramadan menu for more details. The Kids Eat Free promo is for kids 10 years and below. This Ramadan Communal Promo ends May 12, 2021.
Main Image Credit: Hilton Singapore