Right on the day we came back from our Europe trip, we went to Hotel Jen Tanglin for a Singapore themed buffet dinner! How apt it is to indulge in Asian food after so many days of western!
After my last visit to J65 which left quite an impression, I was really looking forward to my second visit because I was told that till May 2017, there will be five weekly themed spread at J65, namely the following~
- Sundays and Mondays: International Buffet $55++/pax
I went on a Sunday and the variety was satisfying indeed! Do scroll down to check out my review.
- Tuesdays: Colours of Asia $55++/pax
Specialties from various Asian countries including Malaysian, Indian, Sri Lankan, Chinese, Indonesian, Thailand, and many more! What interest me most is the extended alfresco stations serving my favourite Teh Tarik and other home-favourites!
- Wednesdays: Lobsters $65++/pax
Total regret for not choosing to come on a Wednesday! I loveeee lobsters! The huge selection includes Boston Lobsters to Mountain Lobsters to Slipper Lobsters, in various flavours like baked, curried, stir-fried, grilled, paella, etc and in various forms - even in soups and salads!
- Thursdays: Live Barbecue $65++/pax
I am a big fan of barbecue food so I think I will like this too!
- Fridays and Thursdays: Seafood Mania $65++/pax
This would probably be the most popular theme among diners, and most worthy for money too! Alaskan Crab, Mud Crab, Boston Lobster, fresh prawns, oysters, mussels and clams.
I wanna try all five! The best thing is, the buffet is reasonably priced and definitely worth it. J65 is definitely one of the best buffets in Singapore with the widest variety and delicious taste.
On the day I visited, there were plenty of local delights which I happily enjoyed.
The satay were grilled in small portions just before serving so that everybody can enjoy warm, yummy satay. The meat was tender and flavourful, even better paired with the sauce.
Singapore Laksa!!! Can't get this taste anywhere else in the world. If you prefer the penang version, they have that too! You can also pick your own choice of noodles and ingredients.
And guess which station left me spoilt for choice? This!
Wow satisfying all my cravings at the same time after a long trip overseas... All the local delights in one place.
Much to my joy, there was Oyster Omelette!!! It's so rare for buffets to dish this local favourite hawker delicacy!
Braised Pork Knuckle, which I like very much too! One of the best things about J65 is the authenticity and uniqueness of its variety. Not often you see this in buffet spreads don't you?
I also had the chance to make my own Rojak!
All the ingredients prepared, just need to mix it in!
Verdict: I did a good job! hahaha.
There was also Bak Kut Teh. I was very full by then already but I just wanted to try everything!
Other selections include: Salted Egg Yolk Prawns, everyone likes this right?
The usuals - seafood on ice
Roasted section and its usual,
There's also Japanese section with sushi and sashimi.
Chilli Crayfish! Great for diners who like chill crab but lazy to use hands. Crayfish is much easier!
Sweet-toothed diners have a wide number of desserts to choose from too!
All Singaporeans will be familiar with the aromatic pandan cake.
This is so tempting that I just had to have one.
Nolstagic potong ice cream!
Hotel Jen Tanglin
1A Cuscaden Road
Enjoy special introductory discount when you book online via hoteljen.com/bookJ65. For direct bookings please call 6831 4374!
Wore a new piece of chiffon top with these lovely sleeves (so attracted to this style lately!) and a red bag which I recently got from Europe.