Friday 10 October 2014

Cafebiz @ Hotel Jen Singapore – Super Brunch [RENAMED to J65]

As part of the celebration of Rebranding Traders Hotel Singapore to Hotel Jen Singapore (Click here for the news), Little Devil and I got invited for Super Brunch by Hotel Jen Singapore.

Cafebiz @ Hotel Jen Singapore

Cafebiz is the main dining area at the lobby that cater for the gastronomic satisfaction for the guests in Hotel Jen. Cafebiz served ala-carte menu and buffet ranges from exotic Asian, International and local cuisines.

The Bar
Refreshing Fruit Infused Tea with Fruit Syrups (Mix & Match)
As today is a special occasions for the Hotel Jen, the spread was just superb and it is impossible to cover everything. However, we did try our best and the following are our recommendations.

Healthy Fruit Infused Water

Appetizer (Smoked Salmon, Prosciutto with Rock Melon, Foie Gras & Apple Terrine and Sun Dried Tomatoes). These dishes basically our wake up call and kick start our appetite that was still in sleeping mode. Smoked salmon is good and fresh. The thinly sliced prosciutto perfectly matched with rock melon. While the apple provide the sweet touch to balance the smooth and velvety terrine foie grass. LD enjoys the sundried tomatoes so much, she went back for second round.

Appetizer (Smoked Salmon, Prosciutto with Rock Melon, Foie Gras & Apple Terrine and Sun Dried Tomatoes).

Roast Selection (Roast Beef and French Lamb Rack). Weekend Roast always have a special place in my heart and my tummy. The roast beef were between medium rare to medium and thinly sliced upon serving. Mine was still pinkish and slightly bloody in the middle. Just like the way I like it. The meat is just tender and succulent, and goes well with the yorkshire pudding (kudos from LD on the yorkshire pudding as it is baked to perfection) and the gravy. The same apply to the lamb rack, tender and pink in the middle not over roasted. The potato gratin can be better with more cheese in between the potatoes. Yum Yum.

Roast Selection (Roast Beef and French Lamb Rack)

Cantonese Roast Selection – Suckling Pig Only. Where there are many options like roast pork, roast duck, char siew and suckling pig, our recommendation that you just stick with the suckling pig and forget about the rest. Paying ode to the little piggy, it has minimum fat, crispy skin and tender and succulent meat. Together with the sweet sauce, it is just a foodgasm.

Cantonese Roast Selection

Crispy Roast Pork, Roast Duck, Char Siew and
The BEST CHOICE - Sucking Pig

Desserts (Lemon Meringue Pie & Custard Puff). The taste of the lemon curd and meringue has a nice balance between the sweetness of the sugar and tanginess of the lemon curd. The curd is light and smooth, sitting nicely on golden brown crust. The custard puff is just light, smooth and not overly sweet. The apple strudel and pear tart tartin are quite ordinary.

Desserts - 01

Desserts - 02

Clockwise from Top Left: Puff Pastry and Marshmallow;
Lemon Meringue Pie; Donuts & Mini Pavlova;
Apple Strudel,  Pear Tart and Egg Tart

Finale (Wild Mushroom Risotto) cooked by the GM of Hotel Jen, Mr. Clifford Weiner. Well you can consider this as the start of the attraction. It was supposed to be ready by 12.45 pm, however due to his other commitments, the risotto was only ready by 1.15pm. Although we were slightly in food comma and minimum stomach space available; The wait was indeed worth it. The risotto cooked to al-dente, infused with flavourful broth. The wild mushrooms were sautéed separately and only added upon servings. LD just wished that it has more cheese in it but she still loves it as it is her favourite Italian dish :)

Finale (Wild Mushroom Risotto) cooked by the GM of Hotel Jen, Mr. Clifford Weiner

While they are quite a few a selections for sushi, sashimi and cold seafood on offer, we find that it does not really give us the WOW feeling. I have to say our tummy prefer something warm and hearty for brunch, cold seafood dish are at odds with us that day. In case your curiosity got the better of you, scroll down to after the restaurant details to continue your gastronomic escapade. (Warning, don't look at it when you are Hungry and near your bed time!!!)

Sushi, Sashimi and Cold Seafood Selection

Notable mention, for cheese lovers, they have this special Cheese Counter, supplied by The Cheese Ark and according to LD, the cheese spread is superb.

Overall, it is indeed a Super Brunch. The buffet spread was extensive with a few items that we mentioned are so much better compare to the rest. We consider this one of the heaviest brunch we ever had.

Salad & Fruits Station
Thank you very much for the Hotel Jen Team for the invitation and asking us to come earlier so we can take gorgeous pictures of the Super Brunch Spread. Oh ya, for the lucky draw, we won 2 night stay in Island Shangri-La Hong Kong. Wohoooo!!!!!

Food & Drink: 8/10
Value: 7.5/10
Service: n/a
Ambiance: 7.5/10
Budget Per Person: $51 - $80

1A Cuscaden Road
Hotel Jen Lobby
Singapore 249716

T: +65 6831 4374
OH: 06.30 – Midnight Daily

Buffet Prices with Current Promo

Lunch                                                        promo offer
Mon - Fri       12.00pm - 2.30pm        $47.00++        1-for-1
Sat - Sun        12.00pm - 3.00pm        $63.00++        1-for-1
Mon - Thur    6.30pm - 10.00pm        $60.00++        1-for-1
Fri - Sat         6.30pm - 10.00pm        $63.00++      2-for-1
Sun                6.30pm - 10.00pm        $33.00++        Nil

Children aged 6-11 years old would be charged at half the adult price.
With any UOB, DBS, OCBC or Maybank credit card, promotional discount (stated next to price) applies. Prior booking required.
Price subject to change during festive periods and special events

Let the drooling session begins:

Salmon Salad

Pork Knuckle 

Oven Roasted Crab Bisque

Bak Kut Teh and Penang Asam Laksa


Braised Pork Knuckle

Siew Mai

Nasi Lemak


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