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HHWT’s Iftar Guide - Top 12 Places To Break Your Fast In Singapore


Elaine •  Jun 08, 2016


While we try to have iftar at home as much as we can, there are days when we want to enjoy a meal outside with our friends and family. After all, it’s sunnah for us to eat together! ?  If you’re planning a gathering, you’ll need HHWT’s pick of eateries in Singapore that’ll be perfect for iftar, ranging from Asian fusion cuisine to international cuisine!

P.S. Don't forget to check out our series of Ramadan articles!

Travel With Your Tastebuds

1. The Mad Sailors
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Look at that spiffy storefront![/caption] The latest kid on the block (or rather Haji lane ?) is the place to be if you’re craving for authentic British grub! With a pretty extensive menu including classic British food such as fish and chips, bangers and mash (halal sausages of course) and even their own take on the classic salt beef bagel, you’ll be spoilt for choice! [caption id="attachment_8497" align="alignnone" width="1000"]
Classic Fish & Chips, Lemon Tartar Angler Sarnies and Berry Bena Slushy Pint[/caption] The Fish & Chips (we had the cod fish) is pretty different from what we have in Singapore as the batter is really light and of course, super crispy! And forget about those skinny fries, because we’re going for the authentic experience with actual thick chips. If you want to go all out, try it with vinegar and salt, like how they do it in the UK! [caption id="attachment_8494" align="alignnone" width="1000"]
Fish & Chips with salad and mashed peas[/caption] The Lemon Tartar Angler Sarnies (battered cod fish in a brioche sandwich) is another hot favourite from the classics and it’s ours as well. The brioche is perfectly toasted and the lemon tartar sauce is light but adds something different from your usual tartar sauce. We highly recommend the Berry Bena (it's in the iftar meal!) as it's super refreshing and pretty much the perfect drink to break your fast with!
We also tried the Marmite Honey Wings and it’s definitely something we would recommend even if you’re not a fan of marmite! Surprisingly, the distinctive taste of the marmite is not too overwhelming when paired with honey, and we ended up really enjoying the sweet wings with a slight salty tinge. The Mad Sailor's iftar meal comes with a Fish and Chips (choice of cod, haddock or dory), a Berry Bena slushie and a molten lava cake. Price: $25 for the Iftar set meal (fish and chips, berry bena slushie and a molten lava cake) Opening Hours: Sun to Thur - 12noon to 10pm, Fri and Sat – 12noon to 11pm. (6pm to 9pm for Iftar) Address: 24 Haji Lane, Singapore 189217 Reservation: Make a reservation on their site or drop them a text at 8248 2853

Asian Fusion

2. Hyde & Co
With a different dinner set menu every week, you’ll definitely be spoilt for choice at Hyde & Co! Just thinking about their mains for the Iftar set has us drooling. If you’re a chilli crab lover, you absolutely have to order their chilli crab pasta which is also their bestselling dish and is on the menu for the whole of Ramadan.
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We love how well thought out their dishes for the Iftar menu are - yummy and filling without being too heavy, perfect for breaking your fast. [caption id="attachment_8513" align="alignnone" width="1000"]
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Week 1 – Har Cheong Kai Chicken Burrito[/caption] Burritos can be a little on the heavy side but the Har Cheong Kai Chicken Burrito (prawn paste chicken) fills you up without being too overwhelming, thanks to the homemade sambal kicap aioli sauce in the burrito which just makes you take bite after bite! [caption id="attachment_8516" align="alignnone" width="1000"]
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Week 2 – Miso Salmon[/caption] Healthier option? Try Hyde & Co’s salmon fillet marinated in miso, served with maple glazed vegetables and crushed roasted potatoes! Not only is it healthy, it’s also super yummy! [caption id="attachment_8512" align="alignnone" width="1000"]
Week 3 – Roasted Chicken Leg
Week 3 – Roasted Chicken Leg[/caption] Tender chicken leg with cajun and rosemary. YES PLEASE. We also love the mashed potatoes served with the roasted chicken leg. [caption id="attachment_8514" align="alignnone" width="1000"]
Week 4 – Beef Cheef Rendang
Week 4 – Beef Cheek Rendang[/caption] Of course, you can’t miss out on the rendang. We love that the rendang is served with sweet potato mash and Japanese rice just to add something different to your usual rendang dish. [caption id="attachment_8510" align="alignnone" width="1000"]
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The Addams Family[/caption] Each set comes with your choice of a main, soup and Hyde’s special Home Blend Iced Tea - The Addams Family, an iced Moroccan apple tea with apple bits (trust us, it’s really light and refreshing!). [caption id="attachment_8563" align="alignnone" width="863"]
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Set meal for first week - choose from two mains![/caption] Price: $25 for a set meal Opening Hours: Two seatings – 6.30pm to 8.15pm and 8.30pm to 10pm. Do note that they’re only open for Iftar from Wed to Sat. Address: 785 North Bridge Road, Singapore 198753 Reservation: Reservations to be made at least 1 day in advance. Phone: 6635 5785 | Text: 9383 8735 Please include the following in the reservation: - Name - Number of Pax - Contact Number - Date/Day of Dining - Timing (1st Seating or 2nd Seating) - Choice of Mains
 3. Flavour Flings
Load up on your protein with the many egg (and salted egg) dishes that Flavour Flings has to offer! [caption id="attachment_8507" align="alignnone" width="1000"]
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Royale - smoked salmon with poached eggs on brioche[/caption] Not only do they have a number of yummy egg dishes, they also serve some hearty pasta and pancakes. Of course, if you're a fan of salted egg, then we definitely recommend ordering a salted egg yolk fries to share, as that's our absolute favourite! [caption id="attachment_8505" align="alignnone" width="1000"]
Smoked Salmon Aglio Olio
Smoked Salmon Aglio Olio[/caption] And for dessert, don’t forget to try their latest salted egg creation, the salted egg brioche brick toast! The thick toast is wonderfully crisp and soaks up the salted egg yolk sauce perfectly. Did we also mention that Flavour Flings has perfected their salted egg yolk sauce to achieve the right balance of sweet and saltiness? You definitely have to tick this off your list if you're a fan of salted egg! http://instagram.com/p/BF0XoVuG-9J #HHWT Tip: You can also enjoy a 10% discount off your total bill this Ramadan when you flash the HHWT Travel Planner app at Flavour Flings! Download at hhwt.io if you’ve yet to :D Price: Check out the prices on their menu here Opening Hours: Weekdays – 11am to 9pm, weekends – 9am to 9pm. Closed between 4pm to 5.30pm and on Tuesdays. Address: Blk 121 Hougang Ave 1 Reservation: Drop them a DM on Facebook or call 6286 0051
4. Wilder
A rustic hideout located at North Bridge Road, Wilder is a cosy little café to visit with your family and friends! They’ve whipped up some yummy dishes for their Iftar menu and it changes every week, so yay for variety! Don’t forget to check their Instagram page for weekly updates! Their Iftar set comes with your choice of a main, a soup or salad and one drink. For the first week, you get to choose from three mains. [caption id="attachment_8473" align="alignnone" width="1000"]
Pulled Beef Burger with hand-cut taters[/caption] We love the homemade buns which is pretty different from other burgers that we've tried, as well as the braised beef which is really flavourful (marinated for a whole 12 hours!). Of course, we never say no to onion rings in our burger ? [caption id="attachment_8474" align="alignnone" width="1000"]
Slow roasted Chicken
Slow roasted Chicken[/caption] Go for the healthier option with the roasted rosemary chicken and cauliflower mash instead of your usual potato mash! Trust it, it's much lighter and every bit as good! Drizzle the tomato roasted broth to add that extra bit of flavour on your chicken! [caption id="attachment_8529" align="alignnone" width="1000"]
Spicy Salted Egg Smoked Salmon Pasta
Spicy Salted Egg Smoked Salmon Pasta[/caption] And if you want some spice, you can always opt for the smoked salmon pasta which comes with a tinge of salted egg and spice! Looking for a healthier option this Ramadan? Wilder also provides takeaway/pick-up with healthier choices through Lokalfeed And Kakis! Check out their page for more details and order here. #HHWT Tip: If you’re visiting with friends, check out the ‘Something to Share’ menu - we’re absolutely in love with the salted egg yolk calamari, and the desserts menu if you want something sweet after! [caption id="attachment_8472" align="alignnone" width="1000"]
Salted Egg Calamari
Salted Egg Calamari[/caption] Price: $26 for a set meal Opening Hours: Two time slots for reservations. a) 6.45pm to 8.15pm b) 8.15pm to 10 pm Address: 749 North Bridge Road (Jalan Kledek), Singapore 198717 Reservation: All reservations to be made at least ONE day in advance via Google Forms. Any cancellations to be done at least SIX hours before reservation.
5. Afterwit
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Chicken Rendang Burrito[/caption] We’ve raved about Afterwit’s food too many times to count and this Ramadan, they’re taking Mexican fusion to a whole new level with their special rendang dishes! So if you love your rendang, you absolutely have to try their Spiced Beef Rendang Taco and the Chicken Rendang Burrito. [caption id="attachment_8486" align="alignnone" width="1000"]
Spiced Beef Rendang Tacos
Spiced Beef Rendang Tacos[/caption] Afterwit’s Iftar set dinner includes a main (any taco or burrito), a drink of the day/ice tea of the day and a dessert. Price: $30 for the Iftar set, additional $2 for Ramadan specials. Opening Hours: 11am to 10pm. Kitchen will be closed from 3pm to 6.30pm and kitchen orders will only be open from 7.45pm onwards. Address: 778 North Bridge Road, Singapore 198746 Reservation: Do note that the Iftar set is by reservations only. Reservations to be made by 4pm the day before. SMS or drop a Whatsapp message to 8501 0345 in the following format: Date: No. of Pax: 1. Main 2. Drink of the day OR Iced tea of the day 3. Dessert - mango cheesecake or double chocolate brownie
6. The Lab
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Pesto shrimp pineapple canapes[/caption] We loved The Lab's Iftar set menu last year and this year they're upping their game by providing you with a whole lot more to choose from! From salted egg yolk and thai green curry pasta to their range of signature burgers, you're definitely in for a treat at The Lab! We're definitely eyeing their mango crayfish which is one of the many new main dishes that they've added to their menu and if you are reaaally hungry, you can also opt for Set B which comes with a starter as well! [caption id="attachment_8478" align="alignnone" width="1000"]
One of our favourite starters - Ayam Karat![/caption] Did we also mentioned that both sets come with dessert? You can either opt for their sticky date pudding (which we absolutely LOVED, and finished every single bite of) or their latest dessert offering - churros cups! [caption id="attachment_8476" align="alignnone" width="1000"]
Churros cup[/caption] You have a choice of two different sets for Iftar at The Lab. Set A comes with 1 choice of beverage1 choice of mains/burgers/pasta/sandwiches and 1 choice of starter or iftar Dessert while Set B comes with an additional choice of starter. [caption id="attachment_8477" align="alignnone" width="1000"]
Iftar beverages
Iftar beverages[/caption] Price: Set A - $35, Set B - $43 Opening Hours: Mon to Sun, 1.30pm to 9pm Address: 1 Jalan Pisang #01-01, Singapore 199069 Reservation: Reservations are open for 2pax and above. Do contact 82226560 / 62995681 for details or early reservations for any date. Check their FB page for the full menu.

For The Burger Lovers

7. Working Title
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Working Title - Iftar set[/caption] Fancy some burgers for Iftar? Then you absolutely have to visit Working Title. If you don’t already know, they have a wide range of burgers, from their bestsellers such as Holy Guacamole to their latest offering, the Swiss Miss (also our newest favourite ?)! Their Iftar set menu allows you to choose any burger (EXCEPT the Tower of Power), Bandung latte (iced or hot) and a cake to finish off your meal with (you can change this to a coffee). [caption id="attachment_8502" align="alignnone" width="1000"]
Our go-to drink at Working Title - bandung latte![/caption] Of course, if you’re visiting with family and friends, don’t forget to check out their sides to share! The truffle tater tots are one of our go-to appetizers ? [caption id="attachment_8499" align="alignnone" width="1000"]
Finish off your meal with a Nutella Mousse tart or choose from their range of desserts![/caption] Price: $25 for a set meal Opening Hours: 6pm to 9pm (for Iftar) Address: 48 Arab Street, Singapore 199745 Reservation: Make a reservation on their website or call in at 8248 2841. Do note that reservations will only be held for 10 mins.
8. Kaw Kaw
Burgers with a local twist? Drop by Kaw Kaw and try some of the burgers that they’ve whipped up specially for the month of Ramadan! If you’re looking for some spice in your burger, try the Lemak Cili Api Burger (grilled chicken in traditional lemak chilli api sauce) or the Ayam Percik Burger (grilled chicken marinated in special spices, topped with smoky percik sauce)! They were a little on the spicy side for us (but we’re sure you’ll do fine), but we couldn’t resist that extra mouthful of tender grilled chicken! [caption id="attachment_8488" align="alignnone" width="1000"]
Lamb Stik Burger[/caption] Can’t handle the spice? Try the Lamb Stik Burger instead! The lamb patty was perfectly glazed in smoky sauce and topped with a braised lamb sauce that is super yummy and left us wanting more!
We also love that Kaw Kaw is selling their drinks by the pitcher, so you can choose to either share a few pitchers amongst your family and friends or hoard one to yourself and drink up! The pitchers come in four flavours – bandung, lime juice, milk tea and honeydew. Price: $15 for the Iftar special burgers, $4.90 for a pitcher of drink Opening Hours: 4pm to 10.30pm. All Iftar reservations to be seated by 6.45pm. 4pm to 6pm will be strictly for takeaways only. Address: 28 Aliwal Street, Singapore 199918 Reservation: Call after 4pm for reservation at 6444 8349 or email them at [email protected]


9. Straits Kitchen - Grand Hyatt
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Roasted lamb[/caption] Looking for a restaurant for your family gathering? Visit Straits Kitchen at Grand Hyatt for a delicious Iftar buffet, with a humongous spread of local favourites as well as Middle Eastern dishes! The recipes for their middle eastern fare are from their sister hotels in UAE, so you can be sure of the authenticity of the dishes. Amongst the middle eastern highlights are the colourful salads as well as an entire roasted lamb! [caption id="attachment_8540" align="alignnone" width="1000"]
Middle eastern salads
Middle eastern salads[/caption] Some of our favourites from the local spread also includes the roast duck (Mikhail was going crazy over that), chilli crab with fried buns, Indian curries and the SATAY. We were pretty impressed with the entire spread especially the satay, which was tender and sweet (the marinade was awesome). Remember to eat it straight off the grill ? [caption id="attachment_8541" align="alignnone" width="1000"]
Roast duck, steamed and soy sauce chicken[/caption] And of course, you have to finish off your meal with desserts. We're not kidding when we say you'll be spoilt for choice as there's a whole range of desserts to satisfy everyone. You can choose from Chinese desserts like yam paste with gingko nuts, Nyonya desserts, desserts from Middle East such as fried dough which is kinda like churros... The list goes on ?  They even have goreng pisang and ice cream if you still have the appetite for more! [caption id="attachment_8538" align="alignnone" width="1000"]
Nyonya delights[/caption] [caption id="attachment_8539" align="alignnone" width="1000"]
Fresh seafood
Fresh seafood[/caption] #HHWT Tip: Prayer rooms are provided by the hotel and the call to prayer will be broadcasted through the speakers. There are also dates for you to break your fast with. Price: $78++ (Subjected to service charge and GST) Opening Hours: 6.30pm to 10.30pm, daily Address: 10 Scotts Road, Lobby Level, Grand Hyatt Singapore, 228211 Reservation: Call +65 6732 1234 or visit singapore.grand.hyattrestaurants.com.
10. Cajun on Wheels
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Spot our HHWT sticker on the left on the truck when you visit :P[/caption] Cajun on Wheels is the place to be if you’re craving for some (or a lot of) seafood! We shared the Poseidon bucket amongst the three of us (serves 2-3) and got to try their latest sauce – Tom Khai Talay, a slightly spicy thai coconut sauce. The bucket came with a generous serving of seafood which included white clams, mussels, prawns and of course, a sri lanka crab! You also get corn, potatoes and chicken spam in the bucket to soak up all the sauce.
The seafood is really fresh, especially the crab (juicy too!) and the mussels. We also got to try the other sauces that you can order with your bucket and our favourite has got to be the salted egg yolk sauce (we love our salted egg), which had the perfect balance of sweet and saltiness as well as a tinge of spice! [caption id="attachment_8484" align="alignnone" width="1000"]
600gm of fresh crab meat![/caption] And of course, what’s a Louisiana seafood meal without crayfish? Cajun on Wheels is also launching their special crayfish bucket this Ramadan! It’s only available via pre-order for the couple and family buckets, so if you’re in the area, pop by Cajun on Wheels to make your reservation! (Payment to be done upon pre-order) Price: $108 for Poseidon Bucket (serves 2-3), crayfish buckets start from $36. Check out their menu for more info. Opening Hours: Mon to Fri - 11am to 10pm, Sat and Sun - 12noon to 10pm Address: Suntec City Mall Level 1 Pasabella, 3 Temasek Boulevard, Singapore 038983 Reservation: Pre-order required for the crayfish buckets (couple and family only). Check out their FB page for more info.
11. Hajah Maimunah
There’s nothing we love more than a yummy traditional meal and Hajah Maimunah is definitely the place to visit when you want to enjoy a hearty meal with your family and friends. We tried the package B during our visit, which included rice, ikan bakar bawal (charcoal grilled pomfret in their signature sweet spicy sauce), sambal prawns (butter prawns for their Ramadan package!), ayam lemak cili, urap, sambal belacan and dessert (fruit cocktails for dine-in only). [caption id="attachment_8481" align="alignnone" width="1000"]
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Charcoal grilled pomfret[/caption] It was our first time trying the classic Indonesian dish, ikan bakar bawal, and we absolutely loved the sweet yet slightly spicy sauce that goes with it.
Hajah Maimunah has a few special Ramadan set menus including a special bakar platter with bbq seafood such as stingray, prawns and more! We’re drooling just thinking about the seafood… Do check out their site for more details on their various sets for Ramadan.
Price: Special Bakar Platter for Ramadan at $55nett (for 4 pax) Set A or B for Ramadan - $48 for 4pax, $25 for 2pax Opening Hours: 12noon to 9pm, daily. (Jalan Pisang outlet will be closed on Mondays) Address: 11 & 15 Jalan Pisang Singapore 199078 OR 20 Joo Chiat Road #01-02 Singapore 427357 Reservation: Call +65 6297 4294 (Jalan Pisang) or +65 6348 5457 (Joo Chiat)

Finish off with DESSERTS!

12. Fluff Bakery
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Credit: Fluff Bakery We’ve mentioned Fluff Bakery toomanytimes for us to even keep track of and we’re sure you won’t need an introduction for this one. So really, just do yourself a favour and pick up your cupcakes ASAP ?  You can definitely expect some innovative flavours for this month and for the very first week of Ramadan, there're ondeh-ondeh cupcakes!!! (Suzana's favourite) Stay tuned to their Instagram page for weekly updates on the flavours! Where: 803 North Bridge Rd, Singapore 198771 Opening Hours: 12 to 7.30pm (or until they sell out), Tues to Sat. Closed on Mon and Sun. Contact: +65 92368461 [iframe seamless="seamless" style="border: none; overflow: hidden;" height="450" width="100%" scrolling="no" src="https://pollbuzz.co/frame/708?type=poll"][/iframe]