Christmas from the Heart at Hotel JenOrchardgateway

Author: Nigel Tan

As the end 2018 draws nearer, so does Christmas as well. Hotel Jen recently launched its festive Christmas menu and its one not to be missed. Being one of the relatively newer hotels in orchard, Hotel Jen’s buffet menu doesn’t fall short to the rest. Before I start critiquing on the food, can I just add that the nicely decorated alfresco dining is one you definitely need to request for. If you’re looking for something romantic or simply something warm that set the tone of Christmas, do request for the outdoor seating. The unrestricted outdoor view, the nicely decorated trees with fairy lights coupled with the cool wind really brings a whole new sensation to a Christmas dinner in Singapore.

Roasted Rosemary Crusted Australian Angus Prime Rib

A big shout out to all carnivores out there, Hotel Jen’s Christmas menu (on top of their standard buffet menu, which already have an extensive selection of seafood) consist of a myriad of sausages and meats! These include Coiled English Cumberland, Spiced Chorizo Sausage, Bratwurst, Neuberger and Cheese Cracker Sausage. Yes you heard it right, Cheese Cracker sausages! Who doesn’t like a good cheese sausage. The briny cheese within the warm sausage just compliments the umami-ness of the sausage without overpowering it. And if you’re wondering, the flavour of the sausage is not overpowering which really makes me return for more. They also provide condiments such as – mustard, pickles, sweet and red sour cabbage to compliment and cut through the fat.

Hotel Jen Orchard Gateway Christmas

Credit: William Tan

Next, what is Christmas without Ham. The Honey Baked Ham with Caramelised Pineapple is another dish not to be missed. Even though its slow roasted the ham still retained all that moisture and remained juicy even after the roast. The caramelised pineapples really bring an Asian touch to roasted ham as well. If you love Hawaiian pizza, this really reminds me of it, minus the pizza dough.

Hotel Jen Orchard Gateway Festive Sausage Platter

One thing I really like about Hotel Jen’s Christmas buffet is that the Chefs’ do carefully think about what side dishes compliments the poultry. The slow roasted ribeye was roasted to perfection. Complimented with the Wine ripe tomato, really brings a burst or freshness with every bite. Secondly, the Maple Syrup, Merlot Turkey. The maple syrup really adds another dimension to the dish and brings out the flavour of the bird. Complimented by the Trio Pepper in Yam Fritters, this dish is really one to be looking out for as well. The Roasted Turkey with stuffing, with the Own Grown Basil Morello Cherry Compote is also another notable mention.

Hotel Jen Singapore

Credit: William Tan

All in all, I would say that the Chefs’ at Hotel Jen did a great job in brainstorming for this festive menu. Each side dish has complimented the accompanying poultry well and bringing a new depth and creativity to our normal Christmas favourites. This Christmas menu really shouts out to all the meat lovers out there. Even if you’re not a meat lover, do head down and enjoy their huge variety of seafood dishes as well. At such a reasonable price, together with this extensive selection, do head down and celebrate Christmas at Hotel Jen, and remember to ask for the outdoor seats.

Makan@Jen
Festive Season Buffet Highlights
15 – 23 Dec, 26 Dec – 30 Dec
Lunch: $48++/pax
Dinner: $68++/pax

Christmas Eve – 24 Dec
Brunch: $48++/pax
Dinner: $108++/pax

Christmas Day – 25 Dec
Brunch: $88++/pax
Dinner: $88++/pax

New Year’s Eve – 31 Dec
Brunch: $48++/pax
Dinner: $118++/pax

New Year’s Day – 1 Jan
Brunch: $48++/pax
Dinner: $88++/pax

Season Greetings,
Nigel

Preparing yourself for CNY

I am almost done with the preparations for CNY except getting new clothes.

Firstly, I got my black roots touched up at SalonB by Oscar. He always leave me a happy girl after every session. It seems like he could do magic to my dry hair. I always leave him to decide my length/colour and he always know what I want, or what would suit me better.

Salon B is located at 1 Nassim Road #02-03 Singapore 258458
Tel: 6836 5855/9819 0183

Please call them to make an appointment cause they are always busy and packed. Quote “Blogger Maybeline” to get 20% off all chemical services.

Next, I had my New Year nails done at Beau Essentials by Sophia.

I click with her extremely well! She was also awarded with quite a number of awards for her nail designs and skills! You have to visit her!

All I have to do is to show her what I want by googling for pictures on the internet and she could make them appear on my nails.

Beau Essentials is located at Beauty World –
Upp Bukit Timah Road, Singapore, Singapore 588177
Tel: 6468 0979

I just can’t decide on my CNY design yet~

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Now, I am done with these. But what about the skin?

As usual, HADA LABO SHA Hydrating Lotion! This is one of my essential skincare in my entire routine. I seriously do not know what to do without it.

My 3 in 1 doink doink!

On top of the outer application, I take Collagen powder from Fancl as well. I like how conveniently the HTC Collagen comes in sachets because I would not overtake or undertake it and I consume it on a daily basis so it actually saves me a lot of time!

I tend to drink it with iced coffee before I start my day. Remember, Collagen is extremely important for the skin. It can reverse aging and keeps the skin supple and firm! Exactly what you need before staying awake all night during Lunar New Year for all the gambling or gathering sessions.

The fastest way to get rid of tired and dull looking eyes to prepare the face for the upcoming Chinese New Year is probably by pampering myself at Astique Clinic – Vitamin C Eye Rejuvenation or for some botox/fillers to enhance the features!

With all the love from the sponsors and brand, I can look even prettier for the upcoming Lunar New Year!

Trust me, you can too! 😉