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“Great food”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Putien

Ranked #1,118 of 10,524 Restaurants in Singapore
Cuisines: Chinese, Asian, Singaporean
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Good for: Large groups, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
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“Great food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 15, 2013

Generous serving n delicious, fresh ingredient food.

Tried their seasonal hairy crabs at a very reasonable price but quality not being compromised.

  • Visited December 2012
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  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • English first
  • Japanese first
  • Spanish first
  • Thai first
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English first
Singapore, Singapore
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“Kitchener branch”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 28, 2012

is still the better of the chain. More authenticity. Food is same-o same-o. Honestly nothing to brag about...but beats some big names handsdown. Contradicting? no. You've gotta taste the food to know what I mean. :)

Visited December 2012
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“Interesting and delicious Chinese food”
5 of 5 bubbles 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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Thank camoozle
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“Lovely Heng Hwa cuisine, consistently great at every branch”
5 of 5 bubbles 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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“Reasonably priced unusual chinese food”
5 of 5 bubbles 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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