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The holy month of Ramadan is here and it brings to mind jostling crowds in Geylang Serai and great food. For all those who fast for the entire day, the sunset brings along a night long of feasting!

Here at The Dining Table, we suss out some of the best places to break your fast and have a mouth-watering Ramadan meal in Singapore. It doesn’t matter whether you’re a Muslim or not, it’s a good time to feast on lip-smacking delicacies during Ramadan.

AquaMarine – Authentic Indonesian fares
Level 4, Marina Mandarin Singapore, 6 Raffles Boulevard, Marina Square, Singapore 039594
Tel: +65 6845 1111

Live stations at AquaMarine’s al fresco area

The food: Guest chef Faud Zakaria from Meritus Surabaya City Centre in Indonesia, is here in Singapore to serve up authentic Indonesian dishes. You can look forward to chef’s specialties including the fragrant Indonesian Nasi Goreng, the crunchy Gado Gado Surabaya and the robust Sop Buntut – Indonesian Oxtail Soup. The buffet also includes live-station stalls that serve up succulent Beef and Lamb Satay, the spicy Mee Goreng, the cooling Ice Kachang and Teh Tarik at the al fresco area of the restaurant. If you have a sweet tooth, the dessert station is not to be missed. Indulge in sweet treats such as Es Teller (Fruit Cocktail of avocado, jackfruit with shaved ice), Serabi (Indonesian rice flour pancakes with coconut milk), Lepet Jagung (wrapped corn cakes) and many more.

The hotel also provides prayer rooms on level six, where separate male and female rooms will be appointed for Muslim guests. Diners also stand to win attractive prizes such as air tickets to Bali and dining vouchers in a lucky draw during the month of promotion.

Feasting time: 19 July to 18 August 2012, 6:30pm to 10pm

The price: $78++ per adult, $39++ per child (Fri & Sat); $68++ per adult, $34++ per child (Sun to Thur)


Asian Market Café – Local delights and contemporary regional delicacies
Level 2, Fairmont Singapore, 80 Bras Basah Road, Singapore 189560
Tel: +65 6431 6156

Lembu Masak Lada Hitam (Black Pepper Beef)

Lembu Masak Lada Hitam (Black Pepper Beef)

The food: Indulge in a delicious spread of over 100 mouth-watering local delights and contemporary regional delicacies from Malaysia, Indonesia, Turkey, Japan, the Middle East and many more awaits you at Asian Market Café. Tuck into fresh seafood such as New Zealand green mussels, slipper lobsters, hand shucked oysters and more at the seafood bar. Enjoy tender-grilled lamb chops, succulent satays and flavourful chicken doner at the live stations.

If you are feeling creative, you can even design your own pratas. Other must-try dishes include local favourites such ayam (chicken) panggang, ayam (chicken) masak merah, udang (prawn) masak sambal petai, and sotong sambal. Turkish favourites include Saudi Arabian “biryani” with tomato and onion braised chicken on tomato rice, minced lamb kebab with Turkish spices, Turkish meatballs in tomato sauce, oven-baked lemon and garlic chicken with potatoes, lamb leg and okra in tomato stew.

Feasting time: 20 July to 18 August 2012, 6pm to 10pm (Sun to Thur) and 6:30pm to 10:30pm (Fri, Sat & PH)

The price: $59++ per adult / $32++ per child (6 to 12 year old)


Rumah Rasa – Pan-Indonesian delights
Bay Hotel Singapore, 50 Telok Blangah Road, Singapore 098828
Tel: +65 6818 6681

Sate Jawa, a selection of chunky skewered meat at Rumah Rasa

Sate Jawa, a selection of chunky skewered meat at Rumah Rasa

The food: Pan-Indonesian restaurant, Rumah Rasa, at Bay Hotel brings you an enticing and exotic buffet of Pan-Indonesian fare this Ramadan. Start the buffet with items like Percil Sayuran – a gado gado with kangkong and peanut sauce, Krabu Ulam – a salad of raw vegetables tossed with lightly sautéed-shredded coconut. Feast on Arabic dish of Bami’ah – a mutton stew flavoured by tomatoes, spices, and ladies fingers, Lemak Ayam Cili Padi – a gulai of chicken with fresh chillies and spices instead of the usual curry powder, Sate Jawa – a selection of chunky skewered meat and Lemak Nangka – a stew of young jackfruit in coconut milk.

Seafood lovers will love the Pepes Ikan Bakar where the catch of the day is lightly sautéed with sambal before baking in banana leaves with fresh chillies, ginger and garlic. Another seductive dish is the Ikan Cincaru Sumbat, where dry chillies, turmeric and tamarind juice are fried in the pan before stuffing it in a slit fish for a shallow fry.

The restaurant is having a buffet dinner promotion during Ramadan. Three adults get to feast on this Ramadan dinner treats for the price of two.

Feasting time: 21 July to 18 August 2012, 6:30pm to 10:30pm

The price: $39++ per adult and $20++ per child (below 12 years old)


Carousel – Moorish feast
Royal Plaza on Scotts, 25 Scotts Road, Singapore 228220
Tel: +65 6589 7799

Guest Chef Esmeraldo Oteruelo preparing his Paella Morisca

Guest Chef Esmeraldo Oteruelo preparing his Paella Morisca

The food: Try something different this Ramadan. Head down to Carousel at Royal Plaza on Scotts for a sumptuous Moorish feast from Southern Spain. Spanish guest chef Esmeraldo Oteruelo is here to cook up authentic Moorish dishes such as Paella Morisca (Moorish seafood paella), Lubina Charmula (charmula seabass – see main photo above) and Vieras Mozarabes (sea scallops with saffron sauce). Other signature dishes to look out for include Carrillera de Ternera Tajine (Moorish-style veal cheeks) and Tajine de Pisto Manchego (vegetable stew).

Amex, DBS, Citibank, OCBC and UOB card members enjoy 10% off total food bill during this promotion.

Feasting time: 21 July to 18 August 2012, 6:30pm to 10:30pm

The price: $78++ per adult, $42++ per child (4 to 11 years old)


Note: All restaurants featured here are halal-certified.

Author: Javan Ng

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