The muslim celebration of Ramadan began on 23 March 2023 and Hari Raya Puasa will take place in Singapore on 22 April 2023. To mark the occasion, hotels across the island are putting on some showstopping Iftar spreads. Here’s where you, friends and family can join the fun and experience some fabulous cultural dishes as people break their fast with a feast to remember.  

All the food for Hari Raya! Photo: J5 at Jen Singapore Tanglin by Shangri-La

J5 at Jen Singapore Tanglin by Shangri-La 

J65’s Iftar Buffet Menu is all about Korean classics and Asian favourites. You’ll find the likes of  Braised Black Angus Beef and Hyderabad Dum Briyani , featuring a 24-Hour Marinated Roasted Whole Lamb, but we recommend the jim Dak (braised chicken), Haemul Pajeon (seafood pancake), or Tom Yam Seafood Hotpot. There’s also a seafood and Japanese counter filled with fresh seafood and sashimi. 

Until 21 April. 1A Cuscaden Road, 249716. Click here to book

Carousel at Royal Plaza on Scotts

You haven’t done Hari Ray until you’ve frequented this foodfest for Ramadan. This year, Carousel at Royal Plaza on Scotts are hosting a Heritage Flavours menu featuring Singaporean, Indonesian, Malaysian, Japanese, Korean, Indian and Mediterranean cuisine. Favourites include Whole Atlantic Salmon, Slow Oven-roasted OP Beef Prime Ribst he impressive mountain of tapas choices, and the brilliantly  titled ‘Unbelievable Pizza Corner’ which they’re definitely not wrong about! 

Until 22 April 2023. 25 Scotts Road, 228220. Find the menu and book up here

Photo: Kintamari at Furama Riverfront

Kintamari at Furama Riverfront

Authentic Indonesian cuisine gets no better than at Kintamani. Highlights including Kerang Masak Tauco (mussels with fermented beans) and Udang Bijirin (cereal prawns), Ayam Geprek (crispy fried chicken with homemade sambal), Sayur Lodeh (vegetables in rich coconut gravy) and more.  Of course, it wouldn’t be Ramadan wthout Rendang Daging Sapi (beef simmered in spices and coconut). Remember to leave space as each table of diners will receive a complimentary serving of Chilli Crab during dinner.

Until 21 April. 405 Havelock Rd, Level 3 Furama RiverFront, 169633. Click here to book

Make space for meat at Permata Singapore. Photo: Permata Singapore

Permata Singapore

For an authentic insight into Hari Raya celebrations and tradition, head here for a dining  experience in a beautiful Palladian-style royal mansion in Kampong Gelam. Here you’ll find the best of Nusantara cuisine at their Iftar Buffet which features Malay favourites like Rusuk Percik (braised lamb chargrilled with Percik gravy), Sambal & Dips, Roti Jala & Potato Curry, and Rawon Risotto a signature dish with rice cooked in beef broth. Sweet tooth will love the kuehs, Bubur Som Som and Cek Mek Molek for dessert. PS. To support the community in post-pandemic times, Permata is offering 1-FOR-1 Ramadan Buffet promotion ($88++ for two people) with the promo code: IFTAR2023. 

Until 30 Apr 2023. 73 Sultan Gate, 198497. Click here for more

Ginger, Park Royal Beach Road

Prepare for a feast in a tropical vibes at ginger where the decor is stylish and the spread of foodie options never fails to wow. This Hari Raya, dig into halal-certified all-day dining in collaboration with celebrated Malaysian chef, Chef Wan. Loosen your belts for Ayam Percik Kelantan, Rendang Udang Galah Perak, Kuzi Kambing Johor and Laksa Johor. Chef Wan’s dishes will be served alongside Ginger’s Ramadan Festive Lunch and Dinner Buffet, featuring a smorgasbord of diverse flavours with a a focus on traditional Malay delights.

Until 23 April 2023. From $55++ per pax. 7500 Beach Road,199591.

Photo: 21 on Rajah

21 on Rajah 

You’ll find this hidden gem at the Days Hotel Singapore At Zhongshan Park in Balestier. Their special Hari Raya Festive Buffet offers traditional Malay cuisine alongside with Asian and Western flavours. You’ll find local Malay starters like epok epok, crackers, and dips; Middle Eastern mezze such as hummus and lavosh; and Asian specials such as Nonya Laksa and Indonesian Bakso Beef Ball Noodles; but we say head to the carving grill for Slow Roasted Baby Lamb in Tunisian Spice, Prime Rib-Eye in Mixed Spice Marinade Condiment: Salsa Verde, and leave space for  the DIY Fruit Rojak station.

22 & 23 April. 1 Jln Rajah, 329133.