Hotel Jen Singapore Dining Review
Traders Hotel has rebranded itself to Hotel Jen and you can expect things to shake up a bit in the coming months. Renovation work is in the pipeline and will start in Nov 2014. After which, Traders Hotel will transform into the young, hip, fun and vibrant Hotel Jen, just like its sister branch at Orchard Gateway.
Cheese from the Cheese Ark. What i liked- The milky Aarewasser 5 mths raw cow's milk cheese from Switzerland, the salty Bitto Storico 3 year raw cow and goat milk hard cheese from Italy and the mild Bleu Du Pic 2 mths raw goat's milk cheese from France. FYI, I can take strong tasting, pungent and savory cheeses so you may hate the ones I like.
The Foie Gras and Apple Terrine spreads like butter on toast. I was wishing for croissants but only found toasted baguettes. Do not give the artisan butter spreads a miss. I couldn't stop eating the butter. Yes.. BUTTER. Yummy prosciutto as well.
Well sashimi is the standard at buffets. We thought the fish was pretty fresh. Actually the sashimi was better than the chilled seafood. I remembered that i liked the prawns the best when i dined at Cafe Biz the last time. The other seafood were so so. The lobster was on the bland side and a little chewy.
The Western spread was alright. I thought the herb crusted lamb was done very nicely, even better than the beef roast.
We were lucky to have Hotel Jen's GM cook us a mean mushroom risotto. It was yummy!
The Asian selection fared ok too. There's Indian food which Z thought was flavored nicely. The naans however were dry and crispy. Boo.
I found myself slurping a bowl of congee with the homey preserved ingredients. You can make it a teochew porridge buffet if you wish.
The roast duck was juicy and savory. Wai ling, the marcomms manager was raving about the suckling pig that they have. The chicken rice is also rather tasty. Other asian dishes included Penang Laksa and Prawn Noodles.
The dessert spread was insane but the only thing that i finished (and wanted seconds of) was the Durian Swiss Roll. The durians were from Batu Pahat, Malaysia!
Hotel Jen Singapore (Formerly Traders Hotel)
1A Cuscaden Road, Singapore 249716
Tel: +65 6738 2222
Tel: +65 6738 2222
Tel: +65 6708 8888