Putien, it is not like your usual Chinese restaurant, it is a restaurant based on Heng Hwa cuisine. It is not a dialect common to be found in Singapore so I found it a surprise to hear it when it opened.
The dishes relates more to seafood oriented and less soupy dishes on the menu.
A dish that I can't resist to order in Putien as I don't find it in any other Chinese restaurants or even any other type of restaurants in Singapore beside Putien, is their Deep Fried Tenggiri Fish.
Another dish is one of their signature ones, is the Fried Heng Hwa Bee Hoon. It ain't like usual fried bee hoon you find in chinese restaurant. Heng Hwa version is full of seafood flavour, with fried seaweed and ground nuts as their garnish.
Another signature dish is their Meat Bun with provided plastic glove provided.
Another reason to like Putien is their staff service, the staff always courteous and attentive and their service is prompt and efficient. When it first opened, I found most of the Chinese staff had limitation in English comprehension but it seems by now, it has improved significantly.
The table setting were clean and neat, the dining area were cosy with a separate private dining area on one side.
Another plus for Putien is their selection of fresh fruit juices beside the normal teas.
All in all, Putien is a good option for something different in Chinese cuisine presented with a good service and ambience, especially for family outing. It presents simple yet refined Heng Hwa cuisines compare to traditional Heng Hwa restaurants (albeit only one or two) in Singapore.
With their seasonal menu on offer, Putien always has something new to offer
Putien signature colour, the Tiffany Blue/Turquoise, it certainly represented the Putien name derived from Putian, a coastal town in Fujian, surrounded with ocean and mountains
The Ala Carte Menu
It was a new menu layout with few new menus included. They do have set menu to offer separately
The Heng Hwa Fried Bee Hoon in a page of its own..
My fave dish in Putien especially added with Putien chili sauce
This is my fave chili type, with abudance of garlic and the spiciness of red chili
Previously, it was sold in bottle but not sure whether it is still being sold nowdays..
View to entrance
The row for couple diner, with its large mirror on the end side, it does give the bigger space illusion
The regular Soursop Juice
The mixed juice of pineapple, green vegs, plum and soursop
The one and only Deep Fried Tenggiri Fish
It was deep fried excellently and with its special garlic sauce, it just tasted heavenly for fish lover or shall I say Tenggiri Fish lovers
I kinda compel to always order this dish in support of Putien having it in their menu since I don't want to lose my fave dish that not easy to find elsewhere.
The famous Heng Hwa Fried Bee Hon
Not your typical chinese fried bee hoon
It just got you addicted when you added in Putien chili sauce
The prawns, cockles, sliced of bean curds, chye sim, fried seaweed and ground nuts with the spicy chili sauce gave this simple bee hoon an abudance of flavour
This is really my comfort food, it just never fails me..
Tel: (+65) 6781 2162
Lunch: 11.30am-3pm Last order: 2.30pm
High-Tea: 2.30pm-5pm Last order: 4.30pm (Fri-Sun & PH)
Dinner: 5.30pm-10pm Last order: 9.30pm