As most festive gatherings go, preparing a Hari Raya open house will often involve some shedding of blood, sweat and tears.
If you’re a millennial like me who can’t cook traditional dishes to save her life, catering is your best friend. So take some time off and let these guys do all the work—you deserve it.
Here’s a compilation of Hari Raya catering to impress your pakcik, makcik, nenek, atuk, mother in law and basically the entire kampung.
1. Nasi Ambeng Asli Jurong West
If you need to impress your Asian mom that you’re now independent and can cook on your own, Nasi Ambeng Asli Jurong West is right up your alley.
Serving up traditional Hari Raya dishes must-haves such as Lontong, rendang, sambal goreng and more. For just $12 per pax, you don’t have to break a sweat in the kitchen and deal with all the cleaning up afterwards.
They’ll also throw in a complementary dessert of your choice and beverages.
Their Nasi Ambeng set ($12/pax) is also highly raved about! If you prefer this style of eating as compared to buffet-style, then you can’t miss out on their Nasi Ambeng.
Pre-order for the Hari Raya buffet will only open 23 June, so fastest fingers first!
Nasi Ambeng Asli Jurong West
Contact No.: 8124 0031
2. Deanna’s Kitchen
Let’s be real, we kinda get sick of lontong and rendang after a couple of days. So what better way to change things up a by serving your guests the famous prawn noodles from Deanna’s Kitchen.
The Deanna’s Prawns x Clams Mee ($8.50 per pax) comes with 3 different type of noodles, 3 big prawns per pax, 10 – 15 clams per pax, kang kong, bean sprouts and sliced fish cake.
They’ll also throw in complimentary homemade garnishes as well as a full set of disposable wares.
The prawn noodles will be served buffet style. All you need to do is prepare a pot for them to pour the soup into so you can reheat easily. Alternatively, they can lend you the soup warmer and they will return to collect it after your event. How convenient!
This is covered in the delivery charge of $45. However, if you do not need the warmer and then delivery is only one way, it will cost only $20.
Contact No.: 9424 5496
3. Aroma Kampung
Aroma Kampung is known as the Mother of all Padang buffets. Using only authentic recipes, you know you’re in for a real treat this Hari Raya. If you love traditional home cooked food, you can get their Aidilfitri Package for $150 which covers for 10 pax.
The package includes our favourites such as Rendang, sambal goreng pengantin, kuah lodeh, sambal tumis and more!
However, you will have to self collect at their restaurant in Joo Chiat Complex between 12am – 6pm.
Do take note that there are limited slots available. We highly advise you to book your slot as soon as possible!
Contact No.: 9436 4767
4. Mamanda Restaurant
Mamanda Restaurant is no stranger to the Malay Community in Singapore.
However instead of serving their famous Nasi Ambeng, their Hari Raya package will include traditional Hari Raya dishes instead. The package starts from $150 and feeds 6-7 pax. You can expect rendang, sambal sotong, ayam masak merah, serunding as well as nasi impit.
You can also order additional dishes such as sambal goreng pengantin ($55/kg) or the satay goreng ($55/kg).
Free delivery is provided for orders $300 and above. If you don’t wish to pay for delivery, you can opt for self-collection instead.
Contact No.: 6396 6646
5. Dapur Naes
Possibly the cheapest option in this list, Dapur Naes charges only $7 per pax (*min order is 30 pax) for their Hari Raya package.
For $7, you get Lontong, ayam masak merah, rendang, kuah lodeh, sambal tumis and serunding. Which is basically all you need for a simple Hari Raya gathering.
However if you feel like that won’t be enough, you can discuss with the Dapur Naes team to add more dishes to your package.
Delivery charge is an extra $30 for orders less than $300.
If you’re looking for a cheaper alternative this Hari Raya, Dapur Naes is right up your alley.
Contact No.: 9771 4934
6. Redz Kitchen
Not all of us have the luxury of time to cook a whole feast for our guests. Why don’t you sit back and let Redz Kitchen do all the work.
For just $14/pax, you can get a variety of Hari Raya dishes without having to lift a finger.
Pay an additional $250 and they’ll provide you with buffet tables with skirting, beverages, desserts, disposable plates and cutleries as well as delivery and collection.
If you want a fuss free Hari Raya open house, Redz Kitchen can do everything for you!
Contact No.: 8782 1974
7. Cucina Restaurant & Catering
If you believe that variety is the spice of life, then you’ll love Cucina’s Hari Raya Package.
For $280nett, you get 9 different dishes that feeds up to 10 pax. Dishes includes Beef Rendang, Sambal Udang, Sambal Goreng Pengantin, Lodeh, Sambal Sotong, Ayam Masak Merah, Serunding, Acar Telur.
The Aidilfitri Raya Set will be available after 18 June as pre-order.
If you don’t plan on having a huge feast or you’d rather have a smaller portion of food, they also have a special Raya Open House Menu Mini Buffet with free delivery from 20 June.
Cucina Restaurant & Catering
Contact No.: 9380 4729
(Header Image Source: Nasi Ambeng Asli Jurong West Facebook )