Hotel Jen Orchardgateway Singapore – A Taste Of Singapore, Past And Present

Hotel Jen Orchardgateway Singapore will be showcasing the best of Singapore’s hawker cuisine this July and August with live cooking stations set up on the terrace of Makan@Jen serving freshly made local dishes, and Chef’s signature Laksa Fried Rice.

The hawker promotion is available for dinner, and features local favourites including Roti Prata, Hokkien Mee, Chicken Satay and Oyster Omelette. Diners will also be able to try out some of Singapore’s sweeter selections, including the ever-popular Kaya Toast, various selections of Nonya Kueh and even Bubur Cha Cha with durian!

Laksa Fried Rice

Central to the dinner will be one of Singapore’s all-time favourites – Singapore Laksa – done with a twist. Chef Lee’s Laksa Fried Rice is his take on a dish that was first brought into Singapore by the Peranakans, who settled in the Katong area between the 15th and 17th centuries. While there are many variations of Laksa, Chef Lee’s Laksa recipe remains a secret, but is freshly made at Makan@Jen and the Laksa Fried Rice is prepared alongside fresh seafood and Laksa sauce.

“For our international guests, we wanted to provide them with a true taste of Singapore, and give them something to write home about” says Head Chef Lee Hoong Wan, adding “for locals, we wanted to show support for our cuisine and heritage, and showcase the quality and diversity of our food. We are using the freshest ingredients, cooking them on-the-spot for guests – as such dishes should be.”

The hawker dishes served reflect the diversity of Singapore as a country, and also serves as a mirror to its past highlighting the various cultural influences that have played a part in developing the local cuisine. These include Singapore Hokkien Mee, which is believed to have originated from Rochor Road, where Chinese workers who worked in the local noodle factories would gather to eat excess noodles from the factories. The Roti Prata is thought to have come from Punjab in India, via Malaysia, and is a nod to the Indian immigration that has occurred over the years. The Bubur Cha Cha has its roots in Nonya Cuisine, but has also been influenced by Malay and Indian flavours given its proximity to their cultures.

Hotel Jen Orchardgateway Singapore’s Hawker Promotion is available for dinner at Makan@Jen, located on Level 10, from 6.30pm to 10.00pm on Mondays-Thursdays for the months of July and August, 2016. It is priced at SGD42++.

For bookings, please call: +65 6708 8899, or e-mail taste@hoteljen.com

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