26 Sep 2010 • 241 reviews • 10 followers
First time at City Square Mall, and first time trying out Putien. Went at about 12+, and the place seemed fairly busy. I walked right in, as my friends were already seated. As per mentioned by previous reviewers, there are open counters which the customers can help themselves to. Cold appetisers (~2 bites portion), some simple deep fried snacks of yam, sweet potato and fish stick. Dessert counter with 2 types of cakes, jelly, mochis and fruits. For drinks, there's a coffee machine (mocha, latte, black coffee and tea tarik) and a soft drink dispenser. Tea bags and hot water are available as well.
We tried some appetisers, soups, deep fried items, meats, beancurds/vege, steamed fish, hing wa bee hoon, desserts and drinks. For appetisers, the cold herbal chicken (that looked like steamed white chicken pieces) was very very tough.
In general, I found that the food seasoning here is not too heavy-handed and that is a good thing. Items that I really liked are the duck soup, deep fried trotters, tofu and the cakes.
Service was fair, and the wait-staff were courteous. Staff were efficient with empty plates cleared often. Food was served fairly quickly, and our table was always laden with food! Last order for lunch is at 230pm.
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