East Meets West Buffet At Makan @ Jen Of Hotel Jen Orchardgateway - Chef at Work

East Meets West Buffet At Makan @ Jen Of Hotel Jen Orchardgateway – Orchard, Singapore

The last buffet we had at Makan @ Jen At Hotel Jen Orchardgateway was the ‘Ultimate Prawn Party’. After 9 months, Makan @ Jen is introducing the East Meets West Buffet. We were excited as we love such borderless curated dishes. In addition, if you are dinning in 4, read to find out the promotion in-store for you.

 

For those who has not been to Makan @ Jen, it is perched at level 10 of Hotel Jen Orchardgateway. As such, once you arrived at the restaurant, you will feel as if you were transported to a getaway spot instantaneously. This is because, the serenity vibe is echoing in the air.

 

 

East Meets West Buffet At Makan @ Jen Of Hotel Jen Orchardgateway - Fresh Seafood

 

 

East Meets West Buffet At Making @ Jen

 

Tantalise your tastebud with the best of the Eastern and Western Cuisine at this East Meets West Buffet at Makan @ Jen which Hotel Jen Orchardgateway has specially planned. Some of the highlights are below. 

 

Highlights At The East Meets West Buffet.

East Meets West Buffet At Makan @ Jen Of Hotel Jen Orchardgateway - Char Hokkien Mee Pasta

 

First and foremost is an adaptation from the popular black Hokkien Mee, instead of using the yellow noodle, pasta is used in this Char Hokkien Mee Pasta. It is very well received though some find the noodles too al dente.

 

East Meets West Buffet At Makan @ Jen Of Hotel Jen Orchardgateway - Fusion Pizza

 

Another crowd favourite was the Fusion Pizza. 2 daily flavours were on the buffet each day. On the day of our visit, Korean Pork Bulgogi with Kimchi, Feta Cheese3 Pizza and Tom Yam Flavoured Seafood Pizza were available. We love the former due to the rich and flavourful ingredients on the pizza. However, we can’t say the same for the pizza dough.

 

East Meets West Buffet At Makan @ Jen Of Hotel Jen Orchardgateway - PieTeePaella

 

East Meets West Buffet At Makan @ Jen Of Hotel Jen Orchardgateway - Paella for the PieTeePaella

 

Something out of the extraordinary, least unexpected combination was in the Pie Tee Paella. Replacing the turnip with paella rice with the rest of the ingredients remains the same is the twist to this local dish. The result is bold and revolutionary.

 

More Borderless Creations Offered At The Buffet Spread

East Meets West Buffet At Makan @ Jen Of Hotel Jen Orchardgateway - Fish & Chips using Fried Dough Fritters closed-up

 

Most must have fond memory of the seafood paste stuff in you tiao from our favourite local Cze Char stall. Here we have Fish & Chips using Fried Dough Fritters; truly east meets west here. An entire new experience of having Fish & Chips.

 

East Meets West Buffet At Makan @ Jen Of Hotel Jen Orchardgateway - Asian Lobster in BBQ Sauce

 

Seafood is always a captivating choice among Singaporea, hence not to be missed is the crowd-pleaser, Asian Lobster in BBQ Sauce, essentially, these are crayfish. Me too love them, could easily have a dozen pieces of them.

 

East Meets West Buffet At Makan @ Jen Of Hotel Jen Orchardgateway - Chilli Crab Quesadilla

 

Chilli Crab Quesadilla is an item with mixed review; love it due to the strong complex flavour. And it is with the same reason for those who dislike it. In spite of the overall voting result, one fact we can’t deny is the love for the ingredient, chilli crab. 

 

East Meets West Buffet At Makan @ Jen Of Hotel Jen Orchardgateway - Thai Fried Chicken

 

East Meets West Buffet At Makan @ Jen Of Hotel Jen Orchardgateway - Thai Chicken chop

 

Lastly are two Thai Chicken dishes. First is the Thai Fried Chicken stuffed with Creamed Potatoes and Parma Ham and followed by the Thai Chicken chop. The chicken in both the dishes were succulent.

 

Desserts

Finally, we reached a time for dessert. We counted about 8 cakes and tarts and 8 flavours of ice cream cum assortment of Nonya Kueh as a spread.

 

East Meets West Buffet At Makan @ Jen Of Hotel Jen Orchardgateway - Nonya Kueh

 

Some of the diners favourite are the Mango Mousse Cake which hardly could go wrong.

 

East Meets West Buffet At Makan @ Jen Of Hotel Jen Orchardgateway - Red Bean Mochi

 

If you prefer, go for the Red Bean Mochi.

 

 

Promotion

 

The East Meets West Buffet at Makan @ Jen is available from now till 30 Nov 2017 on every Sunday to Thursday, from 6.30pm to 10pm, at $42++ per person.

 

For online reservations, 1 person dines free for every 3 paying guests

 

 

NAHMJ Verdict

 

East Meets West Buffet serves a number of innovative dishes by combining some of the unusual east and west ingredients together which we thought it was a good try. At this buffet, we find that the standard is getting better. However, a number of food we tried was not pipping hot which most would prefer.

 

 

 

Makan @ Jen, Hotel Jen Orchardgateway

277 Orchard Road, Level 10, Hotel Jen Orchardgateway, Singapore 238858
Tel: +65 6708 8899

Websitehttps://www.hoteljen.com/singapore/orchardgateway/taste/restaurants/makan/
FBhttps://www.facebook.com/HotelJenOrchardgatewaySingapore/?fref=ts

 

Opening Hours

 

Sundays – Thursdays  1830 to 2200

 

Getting There

 

By MRT:

  • North South line – Somerset station

 

By Bus:

  • alight at Somerset Station along Somerset Road   7. 14, 14e, 16, 36, 65, 77, 106, 111, 123, 124, 128, 143, 162, 162M, 167, 171, 174, 175, 190, 700, 700A, 971E
  • alight at Midpoint Orchard along Orchard Road   7, 14, 14e, 16, 65, 106, 111, 123, 175, 502
  • alight opposite Mandarin Orchard along Orchard Road   36, 77, 124, 143, 162, 162M, 167, 171, 174, 190, 518, 700, 700A

 

Rating: 7/10

 

 

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