If you’re looking for another excuse to visit Jewel Changi Airport, halal dim sums and durian hotpot might be compelling reasons to return to the airport.
These dishes are offered by halal-certified Four Seasons Restaurant, the conceptual restaurant by Four Seasons Durians.
Four Seasons Restaurant is no stranger to unconventional uses of the King of Fruits in dishes. Case in point: Durian Hotpot (S$35).
This peculiar dish features the sweet yet buttery flesh of MSW durian in a chicken broth, accompanied by typical hotpot ingredients like beef, chicken, fish, oysters, toufu, enoki mushrooms and vegetables.
If you think durian is an unlikely element in cooked food, it’s apparently not so much a novelty outside Singapore. And most of us grew up eating durian pengat anyway, so durian hotpot shouldn’t be a big deal.
But we’re still curious to try!
Elsewhere on the menu, other durian-infused dishes include the Durian Crispy Cereal Prawn (S$20) and Crispy Durian Roll (S$9), a youtiao-like fritter with durian fillings.
There are also heartier options such as Kampong Durian Fried Rice (S$18) and Mao Shan Wang Durian Pizza (S$26), a charcoal infused pizza based topped with Mao Shan Wang Puree and cheese.
Of course, desserts here are also not spared from the inclusion of durian. Sweet treats such as Mao Shan Wang Mochi (S$14 for 6pcs) and Durian Lava Cake with Gelato (S$16) also stick to the durian theme.
Halal dim sum and other dishes
Not a fan of durian? Four Seasons Restaurant also serves less quirky food like a variety of dim sum which they recently launched in December last year.
The dim sum menu is pretty extensive — you can find typical offerings like egg tarts, spring rolls, har gao, siew mai and more.
For now, however, it is only available on Mondays to Fridays, from 12pm to 6pm.
Apart from dim sum, the restaurant’s permanent menu features Nanyang-style dishes that would appeal to more diners.
These include items such as Beef Hor Fun (S$18), Crab Bee Hoon Soup (S$38), Sze Chuan Fried Chicken (S$14) and Imperial Herbal Fish Soup (S$14). We even spotted Indonesian influenced dishes like Indonesian Lemongrass Chicken with Fried Rice (S$18) and Nasi Ambeng (from S$36 for 2 pax).
Spacious dining area
Four Seasons Restaurant has lots of seating, perfect for group dining in Phase 3! The ambiance is also pretty nice; definitely unlike eating durians from a roadside stall in Geylang.
So if you’re looking for a date spot with your significant other who also happens to love durians, consider Four Seasons Restaurant a contender. You can enjoy everything else Jewel has to offer post-meal too.