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2016-11-08 273 views
The restaurant was located at the second level of the shopping mall, and offered Putian cuisine, which originated from a coastal suburb in Fujian, China, also known as Xing Hwa 兴化 cuisine. The family decided to celebrate grandma's birthday here, and she was given a soft toy by the staff. Looking through the various menus, we decided on the OCBC Exclusive Set for 8 people which cost $248++. Do take note that plain water is chargeable at $0.50++ per glass. The wet tissue and the preserved vegetabl
Starters Platter : Seaweed with Mini Shrimps, Braised Bamboo Shoot, Pork Belly with Garlic, Braised Homemade Bean Curd Seaweed with Mini Shrimps (ala carte $7.50++)
To retain the best texture and nutrition of the seaweed, we use only 15cm-long top-grade seaweed that is harvested within 30 days after cultivation. Tossed with quality mini shrimps imported from the South China Sea region, every mouthful of this starter is a delightful and refreshing experience.
The seaweed was very thin, with texture similar to black moss.
Braised Bamboo Shoot (ala carte $7.50++)
Bamboo shoots smoked in slow fire, then braised for a savoury finish.
The bamboo shoots was well braised and juicy. Pork Belly with Garlic (ala carte $8.90++)
Tender pork belly slices topped with rich garlic sauce over a bed of cucumbers.
The pork belly was cold and refreshing. Braised Homemade Bean Curd (ala carte $5.90++)
PUTIEN's specialty bean curd braised for savoury bursts of flavour every bite.
Somehow this dish reminded me of mock abalone, but it taste quite savoury.
Braised Bean Curd with Chinese Cabbage (ala carte $25.90++ (M))
Homemade bean curd and chinese cabbage, flavoured with Putian seasonal clams, dried shrimps and dried scallops in a light, tasty broth.
It was a simple soup but the soup was full of flavours especially from the seafood. The bean curd soaked up the soup easily.
Steamed Live Seabass (ala carte $4.90++/100g (Seabass)
Fresh fish steamed with garlic, black bean in soy sauce and chilli oil, then topped with a generous serving of chopped chillies for a savoury-spicy complement to the fish's natural sweetness.
The fish was fresh and juicy.
Steamed Prawns with Minced Garlic (ala carte $32.00++ (M))
Succulent prawns lightly steamed and topped with savoury minced garlic.
It was helpful that the prawns had been sliced into two, so that it would be easier to remove the meat from the shells.
PUTIEN Sweet & Sour Pork with Lychees (ala carte $18.90++ (M))
Deep fried to light golden brown, the meat is tender and moist on the inside. The lychee is a perfect complement with its added burst of sweetness to the sauce.
Looked not bad, but the crust encasing the meat was lacking of crispiness.
Stir-fried Green Dragon Vegetable with Garlic (ala carte $14.90++ (M))
A healthy dose of emerald green vegetables infused with fragrance of garlic slices.
I like that the dish was fried with lots of garlic slices, but the vegetable was lacking of crunchiness.
Choice of 1 Main Course : Mazu Mee Sua (ala carte $26.80++ (L))
Mee Sua, or literally, "Long Noodles", symbolizes longevity. PUTIEN Mee Sua is handmade using traditional methods and a recipe unique to Putian. Using premium quality flour, the pristine, white, thread-thin vermicelli doesn't turn soggy when cooked.
The noodle was smooth and well braised with a strong alcoholic taste in the flavourful broth.
Dessert of the Day : White Fungus with Gingko Nut and Red Date
The dessert was served hot and light in taste.
Complimentary Fruit Platter
The fruit served were fresh and juicy.
Overall the food delicious and filling. The service was not bad with the staff helping to serve the noodle and soup in small bowls.