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“Interesting and delicious Chinese food”
Review of Putien

Putien
Ranked #895 of 10,934 Restaurants in Singapore
Cuisines: Chinese
Dining options: Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
Dunedin
Level 4 Contributor
35 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Interesting and delicious Chinese food”
Reviewed December 22, 2012

Very interesting cooking and quite different than the usual Chinese we get in Malaysia and Singapore otherwise. Their signature chilli sauce is pretty amazing on most of their dishes. My favourites were the fried century eggs, the fried bun with stewed pork, and the stewed sweet potato noodles. Service is pretty abrupt and curt as is usually the case in a lot of Asian restaurants but that's the norm so don't let that put you off.

  • Visited May 2012
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  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • Japanese first
  • Spanish first
  • Thai first
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English first
Singapore, Singapore
Level 6 Contributor
130 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
“Lovely Heng Hwa cuisine, consistently great at every branch”
Reviewed November 7, 2012

I've been to several of their outlets in Singapore, and have not been disappointed. The food is always consistently great, considering that I like to order the same dishes. The Kitchener Rd branch somehow makes the best renditions of the dishes, though. The food is, according to its website, is native to "Putian, a beautiful coastal town located in the Fujian province of China". It's unlike the typical Chinese food in Singapore, which is more Hokkian, Hakka, or Teochew-influenced.

My favorites are the sweet and sour pork with lychees, the drunken cockles, braised pig intestines, spinach with salted egg and century egg in supreme stock, homemade beancurd, Putien mee sua, ca fen.

I like to bring visitors and friends here, and so far all of them have been impressed by the food.

Their Kitchener Rd branch is always very busy, so make a reservation.

  • Visited October 2012
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Level 6 Contributor
186 reviews
156 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 136 helpful votes
“Reasonably priced unusual chinese food”
Reviewed October 31, 2012 via mobile

This review is for the Putien in Nex mall.
Must order items...
Drunken cockles (ask for less garlic, if not they will pile it on) - a cold refreshing way to serve cockles
Sea cucumber in claypot - generous cuts of tender sea cucumber braised in a rich flavorful sauce
Sweet & sour squirrel fish - done to perfection, fresh and crispy with a tangy sauce
Deep fried yam with duck - crispy on the outside with mushy yam encasing a succulent piece of duck breast
Homemade tofu - silky soft and yummy
Items not to bother with...
Hing Hwa fried vermicelli - very ordinary
Pumpkin with baby shrimp (from autumn menu) - although pumpkin was very soft, sauce was bland
Lunch for 6 with tea including all the extras was about $160 was more than worth it considering restaurant had a posh feel despite being in the mall. Wait staff were very helpful and friendly. Food was of a high quality, skilfully cooked and artistically presented ( I'm referring to the fish).
P.S. their killer chilli in little pots on every table is to die for

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malaysia
2 reviews
“deliciuos”
Reviewed August 6, 2012

This is nice restaurant and they have so many outlet in singapore, I like it. been few of their outlet in different location, all dishes are nice.

Visited August 2012
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malaysia
Level 4 Contributor
37 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Quality food”
Reviewed July 23, 2012

i have tried the food in Putien, One Utama KL before and we decided to bring our parents to Putien in Jurong Point singapore since we are there and they will prefer chinese meal.
We order a soft tofu white cabbage soup, a squirrel fish, herbal shrimp, their famous ice bitter gourd and their mihun.They gave a set of cutlery for my little nephew and he is so happy as he has his own set to used.They presentation of the food is very nice and i like the squirrel fish the most.The waitress is very considerate to place the food far away from my little nephew and will help to serve the soup into small bowls before serving to us and will help to clean up the dish after we finish it immediately.The price is affordable and food is nice....
Just a small comment, if the soft tofu is braised longer, it will taste even better....the one i tried in KL is much better but overall the food quality is almost the same in KL....

  • Visited July 2012
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