Popular halal hotel buffet joint 21 on Rajah introduced a new concept for their lunch and dinner buffets this month. 

Think Mediterr-Asian, a blend of - you guessed it - Mediterranean and mostly Malay styles of cooking and serving food. 

Their new Rijsttafel (or "rice table") weekday lunch buffet ($30++ for adults, $15 for children; noon - 2.30pm) is supposedly inspired by the local nasi padang stalls, but it reminds us more of a traditional Malay wedding (and that's always a good thing). 

Dole out the chef's signature rice-of-the-day - which can be anything from the aromatic 21 Spiced Basmati or Sultana Saffron Rice - and heap on it dishes like barbecued chicken with sambal squid rings and spicy fish red curry. 

Or try our personal favourites - the saffron chicken or beef and prune tagine. 

Regulars at 21 on Rajah can also still look forward to their crustacean bar, as well as noodle and carving stations. 

New dinner buffet at 21 on Rajah

Dinner (6-10pm) at the restaurant located on the ground floor of Days Hotel comprises items like buffalo mozzarella and roma tomatoes with pesto sauce (check the appetisers section), salmon fillet with quinoa and saffron splash, prawn paste chicken and mixed seafood chermoula, as well as Asian favourites like slipper lobster in chilli crab sauce (or salted egg if you prefer) and braised crabmeat ee-fu noodles. 

Pasta, rojak and kebab stations are added to the mix on weekends. 

Weekday prices are $40++ for adults, $20++ for children, while weekend prices are $44++ for adults and $22++ for children.