J’s is a restaurant that offers Latin American cuisine along Purvis Street (Gosh, I seem to be coming back here a lot recently). The good thing about J’s is that it is Halal certified, so it’s an ideal place for consideration when trying to plan a dinner with muslim friends.
Hoppers ($17) – Breaded jalapeno peppers stuffed with mozzarella. At first glance, none of the starters really jumped out at us, but this came recommended by the staff which turned out really nice. The jalapeno was not too spicy for me which was a bit of a relief due to my low tolerance for chilli. The mozzarella peppers went really well with the guacamole and salsa too.
Adobo chicken ($31) – Braised chicken cooked “adobo” served with warm tortillas. Adobo is a traditional mexican sauce made with mild chillies, onion and cloves. The chicken was really tasty though a bit on the salty side. Definitely should be eaten with the tortillas and not on its own.
Beef Sirloin ($32) – Grilled NZ beef sirloin with confit garlic mash, baby carrots, sauteed mushrooms, arugula leaves, tomato confit and natural jus. Even though we ordered this medium rare, I still found the beef a little too chewy for my liking. For a sirloin, I thought that was a bit odd. Nevertheless, props for the awesome garlic mash.
While Latin American food is not a very common cuisine found in Singapore (not as much as Japanese food anyways), we found that the food here was just all right and not very memorable. While we did not dislike any, we did not fall in love with any either. Service was also a bit slow at times. Highly doubt that we would come back here again, though it does help that it is featured on the entertainment app and it is halal friendly.
Add: 7 Purvis Street