25 Apr 2011 • 2 reviews • 0 follower
Went to Pu Tien with several family
Greeted by the staff (as usual). Less than
2 minutes after we got seated, we were prompted to make our order. The staff
who took our order was very pushy & kept recommending stuffs. We ignored
her as we find it was quite rude to cut into customers’ conversation.
Shortly, we ordered a 4 Pax ($128++) Meal
from the Spring Set Menu with additional Tea Leaf Prawns & Medium sized
Seafood Fried Rice. Again… staff pushed for her Chinese tea ($4.90/cup), I have
to say it was not fantastic & it was exorbitantly priced – considering the quality.
I am an avid Chinese tea drinker myself.
4 “Spring” Appetiser – Small Tea Leaf Eggs
was quite good, other than that the rest of the three items was average at
best. Seaweed was salty.
Celery Toufu Soup – I think this is the
best of the lot, salty too. Soup was thick with nice consistency.
Steamed Seabass with Chili – Very obvious “soil-smell”,
the Chili & seasoning used was too much, I guess it is used to mask the “soil-smell”.
Deep Fried Pork Ribs – 6.5 / 10. OK.
Stir-fried Chives with Squid – 6 / 10. OK.
Squid properly cooked, nice & chewy.
Optional – Seafood fried rice. Tasted
exactly like most of the “zi-char” store. Nothing fantastic, yet over-priced.
Taking fried rice into comparison Ding Tai Fung’s Fried rice tasted a lot better.
Optional – Tea Leaf Prawns. 7 / 10. The
only dish worth recommending. Nuff said.
Complimentary Spring Fruit – Nicely
decorated, puny serving.
Food contain a lot of MSG, family
complained of thirsty half an hour after the meal.
As a whole, a firm “Not-recommended”. For
the price, I would rather go to some other Chinese restaurants at some of the
better known Hotels. Or rather go to Ding Tai Fung / Imperial Treasure Nan Bei
(Tampines One). Service levels of the waitresses definitely needs to be
improved, needs to keep their mouth shut when not asked for opinions.