J’s Restaurant – Purvis Street [Permanently Closed]
Latin American cuisine is one of our favourite comfort foods, and we always look forward to visiting restaurants that serve it. I had heard about J’s some time back, but it took me a while to actually visit. Nevertheless, I am glad that I finally did. Situated in the busy Purvis Street, is a cosy little restaurant called J’s Restaurant which serves some great and homely Latin American delicacies. I call it homely as you can sense that the dishes are made with a lot of care. The limited seating space coupled with warm, well-lit ambiance gives a feeling of home. This also makes it a nice place for dining with family and friends. We were promptly attended to on entry. As we were led to our seats, one of the first things that I noticed was a decoration on the wall shaped like a tree. The wall lighting highlighted it nicely and I liked it.
To begin with, they have a separate section for vegetarian menu which was good to see. They offer customization options for vegan and gluten-free requirements. Also, their cheeses are animal rennet free (see website). For appetizers, we ordered their famous ‘Jalapeno Poppers’ which were amazing. The jalapeno peppers are stuffed with mozzarella cheese and fried to a perfect crust on top. Totally recommended.
For the main course, we ordered the ‘Vegetarian Quesadillas’ which was a sizable portion. The tortillas were amply filled with veggies and I could taste all of them perfectly along with the cheese – which is how I like my quesadillas. The salad, salsa and sour cream as the sides were just right.
We also ordered the ‘Vegetarian Burrito’ which was huge. It was filled with a spicy mixture of rice, beans, vegetables, and (of course) cheese. Perfect for a hungry diner. This dish is also served with salad, salsa, and sour cream.
Sadly, I had no appetite left for desserts and I intend to try when I visit the restaurant next time. Among their desserts, ‘Churros with Bananas and Mangoes’ and ‘Bread and Butter Pudding’ are recommended. Though they do not serve alcoholic beverages, there is no dearth of interesting drink options on their menu like coolers and sodas. The serving staff were friendly and there was very little waiting time for the orders. It is better to reserve in advance as it is approximately a 30-seater place. For catching up with friends, for authentic,tasty and quality Latin American food, and for their homely ambiance, J’s Restaurant is definitely recommended.
|In a Nutshell||Deelightful Rating|
|Cuisine Type: Latin American||★★★★|
|Nearest MRT: Bugis|
|Address:7 Purvis Street #01-01, Singapore 188586|