Celebrating Iftar at Aquamarine, Marina Mandarin
The ninth month of the Islamic calendar, Ramadan is a time of spiritual reflection and worship, where Muslims refrain from eating and drinking during daylight hours. The act of fasting is intended to teach Muslims to practise self-control, sacrifice, patience, spirituality, humility and empathy to the less fortunate. Muslims believe Ramadan to be an auspicious month for the revelations of God to humankind, being the month in which the first verses of the Qur’an were revealed to the Islamic prophet, Muhammad.
Marina Mandarin Singapore is honoured to invite Guest Chef Sahroni from Hotel Borobudur in Jakarta, Indonesia for AquaMarine’s second Ramadan Iftar Feast. Discover delightful flavours of Indonesian cuisine, as well as International and local favourites at our Halal-certified food stations during Ramadan Iftar.
We begin our dinner on Wednesday with a range of Indonesian salads such as glass noodle salad with shrimp; potato and vegetable salad with egg yolk; balinese tuna salad; vegetable with chilli and peanut sauce. I enjoyed the balinese tuna salad most. The emphatic flavour of tuna marries well with the tangy seasonings which gives a refreshing start to the meal.
DIY a plate of Gado Gado using ingredients such as fried bean curd, tempe, cabbage, quail, vegetables etc.
Aquamarine’s Oxtail soup is my favourite. The fragrant light brown broth has a gorgeous earthiness.
Want some lamb? Approach the super jovial chef for a piece!
At the hot dishes section, enjoy yummy Balinese dishes such as chilli sotong (cumi cabai hijau), sweet and spicy lamb meat (tongseng kambing), nasi goreng borobudur and fried chicken (ayam panggang bumbu bali). On top of that, AquaMarine also has an assortment of Asian and International delights like Baked Seafood Pasta with Fennel Cream Sauce, Shawarma, Steamed Chawanmushi with Crab Meat, Mushroom & Gingko Nuts and Chicken Tikka.
The satays are lightly marinated, the nicely charred and juicy meat were paired with a medium-bodied peanut sauce.
The ayam penyet here comes with a fiery dollop of sambal belacan – perfect for those who love spiciness. The well-marinated chicken is tasty and except that the skin wasn’t very crispy lah.
Last but not least, not to be missed are the variety of mouth-watering dessert selection such as Traditional Indonesian Kuehs, Lapis Surabaya, and more. Particulary, I love sago pearl with coconut milk and dadar gulang. The onde onde is also yummy, just that I find the skin too thick.
For the entire month of the Iftar promotion, AquaMarine will be rewarding its diners with lucky draw chances, where they stand to win the grand prize – a pair of return tickets to Bali courtesy of Garuda Indonesia, worth over S$680, as well as Marina Mandarin Singapore’s dining vouchers.
The hotel will also provide prayer rooms on level six, where separate male and female rooms will be appointed for Muslim guests and complimentary dates will be provided to guests to Buka Puasa, at dinner-time.
Dinner: 6.30pm – 10.00pm daily
FRIDAY & SATURDAY
$78++ per adult, $39++ per child
SUNDAY TO THURSDAY
$68++ per adult, $34++ per child
Address: 6 Raffles Boulevard, Marina Mandarin Singapore Level 4
Tel: 6845 1111