Tried-and-tested dishes at the Best Restaurant Chain of Weekender Foodmania Awards 2016
Within the diverse food scene in Singapore, many restaurant chains have their loyal following but few are as well-loved as Putien.
Since its humble beginnings as a coffee shop on Kitchener Road in 2000, the dining establishment has grown into a popular chain with 10 outlets nationwide and has even expanded globally.
The restaurant’s roots are traced to Putien, a beautiful coastal town located in the Fujian province of China. As such, its cuisine is characteristically light, down-to-earth and flavourful, with an emphasis on fresh ingredients.
Perenniel favourites like the Fried Heng Hwa Bee Hoon, along with signature dishes such as Braised Beancurd with Chinese Cabbage and Braised Pig Intestine continue to whet appetites for generations of families.
The Fried Heng Hwa Bee Hoon, in particular, is favoured for its translucent and silky smooth bee hoon, cooked in rich and milky stock from pork bones and old hens. It is also said to be the only sundried vermicelli milled by hand in Putien.
For a moreish treat, order the golden crisp and fluffy Stir-fried Yam.
If you’re hankering after a sweet ending, a good choice is the traditional Hot Yam Paste with Ginkgo Nuts. Its smooth and delicate taste will leave you craving for more.
Putien outlets including 127 Kitchener Road.