Jing at One Fullerton is part of the Majestic Group of restaurants, so we had pretty high expectations when we came here for Sunday brunch to celebrate cousin L’s birthday. They have a very decent a la carte weekend brunch buffet for $38++, plus if you pay with a DBS credit card, one dines free with every 3 paying adults.
The menu is pretty comprehensive, but be warned that there are some misrepresentations. The Peking duck station is no longer duck, but roast chicken. Yes, it was still quite tasty but a bit of a letdown when one is expecting duck, to get basic roast chicken instead.
We went pretty overboard and ordered one of almost everything on the menu. We started off with the dim sum, but apart from the deep fried scallop in filo pastry, none of the others really stood out. I think the problem was that despite the many varieties, they all ended up tasting like glorified har kau.
Things started looking up when the ‘proper’ food arrived. This is definitely their stronger suit. Most of the dishes were good, like the pork belly fried with garlic and snow peas, the steamed Chilean sea bass and the wok fried black pepper beef. Each table is also entitled to an order each of the deep fried soon hock, and chilli crab with man tou. We lapped up the chilli crab gravy with almost everything.
The service on Sunday was slightly wanting – a teacup had lipstick on it (not ours!), and when we asked for it to be changed, they gave us a fresh cup but failed to fill it with tea till we asked. Food came quite slowly too, and they made a few mistakes with our orders.
Having eaten at Jing on a weekday for a team lunch with my colleagues, I have to say that the weekend brunch is not the best representation of their food quality or their service. On a regular day, their food is similar to the standard at Majestic, but the same certainly can’t be said for the brunch. Overall, it’s a good spread at a very decent price, but I think I’ll take their regular menu in future.
Definitely good value for the $38++ price. There’s a decent mix of dishes of generally good quality, but really, there’s nothing I’d rave about or have me eager to go back. And except for the senior wait staff, the service was very blur.
I’d recommend this place if you’re giving a small treat for family or foreign guests. They’ll probably enjoy the view. Other than that, prob not.
One Fullerton, #01-02/03
Lunch: 11.45 am – 3 pm
Dinner: 6.30 pm – 11 pm