As my friend and I entered Hotel Jen’s Lime Restaurant, we were greeted with an impressive dessert display standing right at the center of the hall. As much as we wanted to get our hands on these gorgeous treats immediately, we proceeded to make our way along the iftar buffet.
Although my eyes were naturally drawn to the platter of short eats (especially the cheese samosas), I decided to fill my plate with more wholesome varieties. I ended up with quite a colorful plate; the salad bar really did me good.
I combined my rice with some kandu kukulhu riha (stuffed tuna curry), potato salad and buttered vegetables. The curry was wonderfully flavorful, and livened up the meal with just the right degree of spiciness.
Meanwhile my friend enjoyed some nice roasted potatoes and savory meats from the Arabic mixed grill. We also tried the Roasted Arabic Lamb, which we both really loved; the meat was tender and cooked to perfection.
Moving on to dessert, we were delighted to find that each and every variety pleased our taste buds. They had everything from deep fried bites like jalebi and tulumba to pastries like profiteroles. If we had to choose a favorite, it would be the Coffee Panacotta. We simply couldn’t get enough of that soft, creamy dessert!
Hotel Jen’s iftar is truly a feast, where you can indulge in a variety of delicacies from around the world, as well as freshly prepared dishes from their live station. They offer a different menu for each day of the week, but of course each is as stellar as the next. It’s also worth noting that they have an ongoing iftar lucky draw with exciting prizes for winners.
Words by Sadha
Photos by Sadha & Shuha