THE SPREAD of lobsters is quite mind-boggling.
Bisque, tandoori, baked, in fried rice, in the porridge, kam heong style, rolled up in the popiah…it’s quite an unexpected array of claws and shells waiting to be devoured.
J65’s themed buffet dinners are worth the journey to the fringes of the CBD, at Hotel Jen Tanglin.
Wednesday is lobster night, and the buffet is dominated by the orange crustacean done in nearly 20 ways. But for those who want something else, there’s a carvery, chicken sukiyaki, tasty Kerala style prawns, salmon sashimi, pasta and loads of local and Western desserts. Coffee and tea are part of the quite attractive $65++ per head price.
On Thursday it’s time for some “Live Barbecue” night, as the pit is loaded on with meats, seafood, including Korean Bulgogi of pork belly and beef ribs. The buffet features various hot dishes like Champagne pork ribs, Prawn Masala and Black Pepper Crab.
Seafood Mania, on Fridays and Saturdays rolls out Alaskan Crab, Mud Crab, Boston Lobster, fresh prawns, mussels and clams including a solo station of fresh oysters from Australia.
On Sundays and Mondays, it’s the international buffet spread, featuring roasted prime beef ribs, pork knuckles Norwegian Salmon and barbecued pork ribs, braised herbal duck and a lot more.
On Tuesdays, the Colours of Asia buffet has rot canai (prata in Singapore), oxtail rendang, Thai steamed fish and teh tarik as part of the colourful menu of dishes from around the continent.
The buffet spreads from Sunday to Tuesday are priced at $55++, and from Wednesday to Saturday, it costs $65++ per head. Book online via hoteljen.com/bookJ65 or call 6831 4374. J65 at Hotel Jen Tanglin, 1A Cuscaden Road, Singapore 249716.