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Putien (Nex) (莆田)

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Voted as one of Singapore’s best 50 restaurants,Putien has carved a niche for itself offering authentic Heng Hwa cuisine in our island city-state, aided by a superior reputation and an intrinsic desire to provide heart-warming comfort food for globetrotting city slickers.

Daily: 11:30 - 15:00

Daily: 17:30 - 22:00

+65 66348035
$30 based on 25 submissions
Children/Family (11 votes), Dinner (11 votes), Lunch (9 votes)
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really good heng hwa food at this crowded outlet

hotos and more: http://andmorefood.wordpress.com/2013/06/14/putien-restaurant-serangoon/   I rather like the putien chain – the flavours are light but intense, and while service can get rather hectic when full-house, it’s efficient and earnest when you do get it. highly reliable, consistently delicious, and a large enough menu to return frequently (though we do have our favourites, of course).   we started with jellyfish – decent, though I’ve had better. the better starter was their fried century egg: wedges fried up in a crispy batter and tossed in a sweet-sour sauce; this was delicious.   the salt and pepper clams are addictive, and the beancurd with kailan are a must order. the beancurd sheets are wrapped to a satisfying thickness – so they bite al-dente and the flavour of the soya bean comes through.   but my favourite really is their squirrel fish. essentially a filleted fish fried to a golden-brown and topped with a sweet and sour sauce. it’s completely, and utterly delicious – the fish is fresh and moist, the batter stands up fantastically to the sauce, which is enlivened by the tiny bits of vegetables strewn atop. I have massive cravings for this fish.   the meat dishes are pretty good home-cooking too. we finished the meal with a fruit platter and syruped loquats – I’m not one for syrupy things but the latter were very interesting.   honest cooking, good prices, decent portions and highly consistent standards even across outlets – and I have a soft spot for regional chinese cooking (much of what we have locally is more generally cantonese than anything else).

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14 Jun 2013 • 246 reviews • 1 follower

really good heng hwa food at this crowded outlet

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hotos and more: http://andmorefood.wordpress.com/2013/06/14/putien-restaurant-serangoon/   I rather like the putien chain – the flavours are light but intense, and while service can get rather hectic when full-house, it’s efficient and earnest when you do get it. highly reliable, consistently delicious, and a large enough menu to return frequently (though we do have our favourites, of course).   we started with jellyfish – decent, though I’ve had better. the better starter was their fried century egg: wedges fried up in a crispy batter and tossed in a sweet-sour sauce; this was delicious.   the salt and pepper clams are addictive, and the beancurd with kailan are a must order. the beancurd sheets are wrapped to a satisfying thickness – so they bite al-dente and the flavour of the soya bean comes through.   but my favourite really is their squirrel fish. essentially a filleted fish fried to a golden-brown and topped with a sweet and sour sauce. it’s completely, and utterly delicious – the fish is fresh and moist, the batter stands up fantastically to the sauce, which is enlivened by the tiny bits of vegetables strewn atop. I have massive cravings for this fish.   the meat dishes are pretty good home-cooking too. we finished the meal with a fruit platter and syruped loquats – I’m not one for syrupy things but the latter were very interesting.   honest cooking, good prices, decent portions and highly consistent standards even across outlets – and I have a soft spot for regional chinese cooking (much of what we have locally is more generally cantonese than anything else).
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03 Mar 2013 • 3 reviews • 0 follower

Putien at NEX

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Putien is a good choice for good quality Chinese food and it is suitable for family gathering.       The Putien chilli sauce is tasty and goes well with the Heng Hwa beehoon. It is available for purchase off the counter.     Heng Hwa Beehoon (M) portion was good for three people.   The iced abalone ($13.90) was well marinated and tender, served in a nicely decorated glass bowl.   Praises for the dishes –  sweet and sour pork, tofu & the spinach with century eggs in supreme stock.   The staff was polite and cheerfu. Service was pretty good except they forgot about the fish broth and served it after we finished our food. 
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01 Sep 2012 • 3 reviews • 0 follower

Two Thumbs Up!

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What can I say? Pu Tien's food is simply awesome.

All the must-try dishes did not disappoint. We had the Pu Tien Bee Hoon, Deep Fried Tenggiri Fish and a few others.

The Bee Hoon was my favourite dish. It was very light but very rich in flavor. I could eat it everyday and not get sick of it.

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20 Aug 2012 • 17 reviews • 0 follower

Still the Best Heng Hwa restaurant

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In the past, we used to frequent the restaurant in Kitchener Road. Now with up to 9 locations, we decided recently to visit NEX branch. I was impressed by service standard here as Marina a few months ago was not very good.

We ordered our favourite lor mee (noodle soup cooked with seafood) with mian sian (very fine noodle). it was tasty and full of flavours. The fired bee hoon remains as good as ever, this was accompanied with side dishes from their winter selection : pork jelly, chicken with chinese sausages and mutton with white radish in a pot (winter dishes). The fried horse mackerel portion was just nicely sliced and fried to perfection. Total bill was less than SGD 150, although meal was light, I would consider it value for money.

Still, one of the best places for genuine Heng Hwa food in a restaurant setting. Do order your selection with right portions in mind, ask for assistance when ordering if not sure

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16 Aug 2012 • 55 reviews • 0 follower

You Have To Try The Putien Style Century Eggs!

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The above dish is strongly recommended for people (especially the Caucasians) who have never tried century eggs or basically abhorred the ammonia-like flavour!

Imagine deep fried century eggs that were further stir fried in savoury sauce; this unheard of preparation for pi dan has resulted in a version that was totally unexpected.

For my review on other Xing Hua dishes in Putien, please click http://cavinteo.blogspot.sg/2012/08/pu-tien-restaurant-heng-hwa-cuisine-nex.html 

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