J65 at Hotel Jen Tanglin has launched daily themed nights highlighting different seafood along with local favourite dishes. If you simply into fish and nothing else, Thursday night will be the evening for you to explore the possibilities of fish-centric dishes, that could make you go "What The Fish"!
Seabass with Tobiko and Wasabi Cream
Thai Baked Snapper
Head down to the Baked Fish station and you will get what I mean. The sheer size of the fishes is just stunning. You get unusual large baked fish like Thai Baked Snapper, which is spicy and tangy with lime and chilli padi, and also Seabass with Tobiko and Wasabi Cream that is savoury and creamy with a bit of heat from the wasabi.
Mediterranean Baked Baramundi
My personal favourite is the Mediterranean Baked Baramundi - meaty, tender with a slight crisp exterior, and I love the accompanying grilled olives, cherry tomatoes and artichokes for their toothsome sweet and tangy flavours.
Baked Salmon, Salmon Bryani, Smoke Salmon Pasta
Salmon is a versatile seafood and it shows in these dishes. Once smoked, its increased depth of flavour makes it excellent with pasta. In particular, I find the Salmon Bryani a brilliant execution that has the spices, herbs and the fish play out in balance, even more so than using meat. The Raita served at the side makes this dish even more enjoyable. This should be up on the menu as an alternative to meat bryani!
In fact, most of the fish dishes from the Indian cuisine section are commendable. The Home Style Fish Head Curry Pot is highly recommended. The meat was so tender that it simply slid off from the bone upon a slight tug. Together with Fish Tikka and Sambal Grilled Sting Ray, you will reach out for bowls of rice for sure.
If these dishes are too strong for you, you can always fall back on some comfort dishes such as Fish Congee. But for me, I would still go for less conventional dishes such as the hearty Trio of Fish with Cheddar & Mash Potato, one of the best fish pies ever!
Snow Crab Legs
DIY Kueh Pai Tee, Rojak
Other perks include Snow Crab Legs and local delights such as DIY Kueh Pai Tee and Rojak.
Durian Potong Ice Cream
For desserts, you can't go anymore local than the Potong Ice Cream!
I am actually quite impressed with the interesting dishes that have been crafted to highlight the varieties of seafood, Showcasing different seafood each day, so do head down and explore more on your own.
Monday: International Seafood Buffet $85++
Tuesday: Asian Seafood Buffet $65++
Wednesday: Lobster Rock-n-Roll $85++
Thursday: What The Fish $65++
Friday to Sunday: Seafood Madness $75++
Words and photos by Si An. A girl who is allured by travelling, loves the feel of freedom, smell of the rain and the aroma of fine coffee and food. Note: This is an invited tasting.
Hotel Jen Tanglin
1A Cuscaden Road
Tel: +65 68314373
Nearest MRT: Orchard (NS Line)
Daily: 630am - 11pm
1) Alight at Orchard MRT station. Take Exit B. Walk to bus stop along Orchard Boulevard, opposite Orchard Parksuites (Stop ID B09022). Take bus number 7, 77, 106, 111, 123 or 174. Alight 3 stops later. Cross the overhead bridge. Walk to destination. Journey time about 15 minutes. [Map]
2) Alight at Orchard MRT station. Take Exit E. Walk towards Wheelock Place via ION. Exit Wheelock Place and turn left towards Liat Tower. Continue onwards to Forum Shopping Mall. Walk further down to Orchard Parade Hotel. Turn left onto Tanglin Road. Continue walking down to the end of Tanglin Road to Tanglin Mall. Turn left on Tanglin Mall onto Grange Road and walk to destination. Journey time about 23 minutes. [Map]