Herit8ge @ Jewel Changi Airport – 70s’ food with a Contemporary Twist
It was a precious family outing meal after months of lockdown, we have been living all this while with lots of delivery, take away and home cooked meals. Not at all bad except we have to left out with our usual food exploration trip, bad for the palette but perhaps good opportunity to shed off some weight – slimming time! (Or opposite?)
Anyway, it was my wife’s birthday and important occasion to celebrate, we opted for Jewel Changi airport with its extensive food varieties and low level of visitor flow here. (Seriously, Hard to find a single soul of ang moh around)
Herit8ge is located right at the roof top of Jewel, the restaurant don’t offer the best view of the tallest indoor waterfall, the Rain Vortex (but at least you still can hear the waterfall’s sound), which is surrounded by a terraced tropical forest setting.
Herit8ge is conceptualised with the idea of reminiscing the yesteryears while paying homage to local flavours. You can expect a diverse array of familiar local cuisines reinvented with western modern culinary techniques.
Truffle Fries ($11)
Shoestring fries drizzled with truffle oil, served with truffle mayo dip.
Not many people paying too much attention to this quick bite snack, however, it is always one of the food items that received the most comments from all of us, truffle oil is not too distinctive, shoestring fries could be of better quality for a better potatoes flavour are seem to be the general feedback for this starter. (3.0/5.0)
Truffle Wild Mushroom ($12)
A rich blend of mushroom puree topped with a drizzle of truffle oil and croutons.
A good mushroom soup should be packed with the earthy mushroom flavour and complemented by the richness of the cream, we are very pleased with the good standard how the soup was delivered, hard to find fault and a good thumb up from all of us. (4.5/5.0)
The Empress Pasta (Spicy or Non-Spicy) ($22)
King prawns coated with butter cereal, tossed with cream-based cereal crumbs spaghetti, curry leaves and chili Padi. Served with fried mantou.
One of the signature dishes here, while the cream-based cereal crumbs spaghetti may be rich and flavourful, the King prawns coated with butter cereal was obviously way overdone, it was missing the needed juiciness and the springy texture for a supposedly well-delivered prawn, casting a shadow to this signature dish. We ordered the spicy version but the chilli was too mild to be able to pick up by the tastebuds and that can make you feel cloying towards the end of the dish. (3.0/5.0)
Nyonya Rendang Lamb Bao ($15)
Cubed lamb slathered with Nyoyah rendang gravy, sandwiched between Chinese fried bun with lettuce leaves. Comes in a set of two.
We love good Nyoyah rendang for its pungent spiced flavour and considered a great success coupled with the fork-tender flavour infused protein, what we experienced from this dish here was highly commendable, we simply love the tender, juicy and flavourful lamb that score well in all aspects. It is also a brilliant idea to serve the rendang lamb in fried bun than the traditional white rice and its paired really well in every bite. (4.0/5.0)
Otah-Otah e Olio ($16)
Spaghetti tossed with chunky otah-otah (spicy fish paste) and Korean Chilli flakes.
The spices were less dominant in the Spaghetti or perhaps over shine by the Korean Chilli flakes sprinkled on top, the chunky otah-otah or spicy fish paste seems to lack of the ohms effects and overall an average rated dish to us. (3.0/5.0)
The reasonable price is probably one of the key attractions here, but we have to agree the food quality are in general reasonably acceptable as well. The ambience is great with the very relaxing atmosphere, the glass dome over your head, sound of the waterfall and the surrounding garden set up make it a great place for anyone want to get away from the hustle and bustle of city life and get your dose of nostalgia by finding respite at the Herit8ge.
Most importantly, my wife and the mother of the two kids enjoyed the meal on her special day. Happy Birthday to our dearest wife and mum.
Note: 7%GST and 10% service charge applied
A: 78 Airport Blvd, #05-206 Jewel Changi Airport, Singapore 819666
H: Daily 09:00 am – 03:00 am
T: +65 6962 7720