Pu Tien has been around for as long as we can remember, and is frequently patronised by adults and youngsters alike. As the saying goes, old is gold, and Pu Tien’s dishes remain one of the most popular Chinese restaurants around for serving tasty and simple comfort food.
– Gail & Jem
Stir-fried Yam -$12.90 (S) $18.90 (M)
G & J: Using only the middle and best portion of premium yam, these yam cubes are skilfully fried to make up a savoury-sweet traditional offering with crisp golden exterior with light fluffiness within. The yam was not overly thick – we guess that’s what they mean by premium yam – and every mouthful was delightful.
Seaweed with Mini Shrimps – $7.50
G & J: Pu Tien uses only and specifically 25mm-long top-grade seaweed that is harvested within 65 days after cultivation, to retain the best texture and nutrition of the seaweed. The refreshing seafood is tossed with mini shrimps imported from the South China Sea region, and tastes like the sea. Seaweed has many health benefits, and this acts as a good starter.
Fried Heng Hwa Bee Hoon – $8.90 (S) $17.80 (M) $26.80 (L)
G & J: Heng Hwa Bee Hoon is the only sun-dried vermicelli milled by hand in Putian, China. Unlike machine dried bee hoon, drying manually under the sun at the crack of dawn ensures that the bee hoon is translucent, silky, fine, chewy but not brittle. As a crowd favourite, we couldn’t miss this. We liked that there was also seafood like clams and prawns, for variety.
Deep fried Pig’s Trotters with Salt & Pepper – $5.90/pc (Minimum 2 pcs)
G & J: This was 7-inch pig’s trotter from Australia, and each trotter goes through a 12-hour long culinary method before being served. It was quite fatty, but we ate it anyway because it meant collagen.
Modern Putian cuisine still carries the essence of its people from the past – unpretentious, simple and pure. If there’s one word we can describe Pu Tien, it is consistent.
You can find their other outlets here.
1 Jurong West Central 2,
Tel: 6795 2338
* This is an invited media tasting by Pu Tien and Jurong Point.
What you should order: Stir-fried yam.