Makan-Makan – Yummy Halal Steamboat Buffet in Punggol !
Located at Punggol Ranch, Makan-makan is one of the latest additions to the sought-after halal steamboat buffets in Singapore. The place is relatively compact but it is blessed with a tall ceiling, which gives off a more spacious and less enclosed feel. The steamboat buffet offered at Makan-makan is the hot pot and grill style, where you get the best of both worlds!
At only S$26 nett per pax, we were pleasantly surprised to find fresh seafood such as crayfish, flower crabs, clams and scallops. There was also an assortment of meats for the grill – beef, chicken, mutton and duck in many different marinades to suit all palates! There’s also tom yum chicken, black pepper beef, smoked duck, satay mutton and more. Of course, apart from all the meats and seafood, there is also a medley of green vegetables and mushrooms to balance out the meal.
We had a (oil) splattering good time while grilling the meats. Although there are several fans fitted in the space, it can get really quite warm. However, when we sank our teeth into the grilled meats and reaped our fruits of labour, every drop of perspiration was worth it! The meats were well marinated and the essence of the seafood seeped into the soup, leaving it with a subtle sweetness.
Apart from food for the hot pot and grill, Makan-makan also offers a section of cooked food. There was finger food such as fried chicken wings, nuggets, spring rolls and even rojak! If plain white rice is not your cup of tea, there are carbohydrate alternatives such as pesto pasta, mee goreng and even carbonara. The flavourful pesto pasta is by far my personal favourite!
Makan-makan also offers free flow of drinks to all diners. Though they may just be syrup drinks, nothing fancy, but they sure help to quench your thirst from all the feasting.
Undeniably, Makan-makan is situated at a pretty inaccessible location, especially for those without their own vehicles. However, you can always hop on Bus 84 from Punggol Interchange! It is only about a 10-minute bus journey from the interchange.
After stuffing your stomachs with all the sinful hotpot and grilled goodness, you can take a stroll down to the horses’ stables just outside of Makan-makan to burn some calories and aid your digestion! Don’t forget to also strike your best poses and snap some instagram-worthy pictures with the horses and along the ranches!
Though this may not be the most scrumptious steamboat buffet available, it is certainly worth a try if you are running on a tighter budget and especially if you live in the North-East area of Singapore!
Address: 900 Punggol Road End, Singapore 829168
Phone: +65 8571 0203
Opening Hours: Tuesday – Friday: 3:00 pm – 11:00 pm, Saturday & Sunday: 12:00 pm – 12:00am, Closed on Monday