On Hari Raya Aidilfitri, Muslims in Singapore end their time of fasting with a joyous celebration of forgiveness, fellowship and food.
For an Instagram-worthy experience: La Marelle Boutique & Café
Stepping into La Marelle instantly transports you into a whimsical universe! The cotton-candy coloured walls, adorable lantern lights, and quaint décor serve to create a place where you can take some time out from the real world and just recharge and relax with your loved ones.
If you come here for tea, you can try their Scones Tea Time Set that is served with a pot of mint tea. If you find the scones too dry for your taste, spread on a generous amount of strawberry jam, whipped cream, and honey provided, turning it into a pretty delicious snack. The warm and minty tea also pairs perfectly with this teatime delight.
If iced drinks are more your cup of tea (or coffee), ask for an Iced Coffee Jello. Featuring a blend of handmade coffee jelly with chocolate syrup, soy milk, and whipped cream, this cool cup of coffee is great for washing down your meals!
If you’re after something heavier, give their Spaghetti Bolognese a try. The lovely, garlic-ky aroma of this dish, coupled with the extremely generous amount of mushrooms included in their homemade pasta sauce, result in a yummy combination. The portion is also big enough to make sure you’re full and satisfied after your meal!
Dessert is one of the most important parts of a complete meal, so be sure to give their Nutty Professor a shot. Made up of a generous serving of Nutella, an espresso popsicle, and some hot milk, this innovative dessert is great for coffee and chocolate lovers alike. The Nutella cancels out the bitter taste of the espresso, turning it into what is essentially a milky and chocolaty coffee drink. Just be prepared to do a lot of stirring to make sure the dollop of Nutella at the bottom of the cup is properly mixed with the rest of the drink.
For hearty food: Krave
Get your dose of energy from Krave’s delectable Steak & Fries dish. The juicy and tender meat, served with rich jus, shaved cheese, and a side of salad and steak-cut fries is a completely decadent affair, for a truly affordable price. And while the steak is delicious enough to enjoy on its own, dipping it into the jus every now and then makes for a nice change!
Shellfish lovers should give their Japit Bakar a try! Boasting king tiger prawns that weigh around 180gm, this dish sees the huge prawns served with tangy pineapple salsa and their signature spicy sauce. They also include a mantou bun for you to soak up every last bit of this juicy dish.
As for dessert, you can’t miss out on their Mars Attack! Comprising pieces of Mars bars deep-fried in a coating of batter and served with vanilla ice cream and chocolate sauce, this sinful treat is perfect for all whom have a sweet tooth. Dig in!
For an exclusive experience: Mamanda
This Malay restaurant boasts a gorgeous luxurious setting that will make you feel like actual royalty, all while offering affordable dishes for you to indulge in. The food here is equally as impressive as the décor and layout of the restaurant, so buckle up for an entertaining evening ahead!
The Asam Pedas Kepala Ikan here is a tangy heavenly dish that emphasises the freshness of the fish. The flavours from the okra, tamarind juice, big onion, and bunga kantan all work together to create a spicy and sour stew that will keep you slurping away.
If you love all things traditional, be sure to give their Urap a try! Featuring crunchy vegetables tossed with seasoned coconut gratings, this slightly spicy salad dish is almost like a healthy snack for you to enjoy.
Their specialty, however, is their Nasi Ambeng platter, that comes with fragrant white rice, fried salted fish, fried coconut bits, more commonly known to us as kerisik, potato patties, sambal prawns, sambal fish, beef liver, and chicken cooked in coconut gravy. This is a dish meant for sharing and indulging, so prepare to feast away!