I remember waiting in line with my husband at Putien Singapore but left disappointed because we weren’t able to get a seat in time. Thankfully, just last November 14, we were able to finally try this One-Michelin Star restaurant here at The Podium. Yay! It made me (and my tummy) oh so happy!
PUTIEN is finally here!
“PUTIEN” was named after the founder’s hometown, Putian City — a coastal suburb in the province of Fujian in China. The now global chain began as a coffee shop at Kitchener Road in 2000, and has been awarded a One-Star Michelin since 2016.
This year, The Vikings Group brought the Singapore-based restaurant to Manila to introduce its cuisine to a new and larger audience.
Most Filipinos are familiar with the usual Chinese cuisine specialties such as xiao long bao, siopao, etc. But at Putien, where dishes that are served are Fujian or Hokkien cuisine, most dishes may seem unfamiliar to you. But that doesn’t mean they’re less impressive. In fact, they taste incredible! So, to give you a good idea of their offerings, here are my 6 favorite Putien dishes that might help you decide what to order when you pay them a visit.
Each century egg is encrusted in a batter, fried, tossed in a sweet and sour sauce and drizzled with their specialty sauce. If you like century egg like I do, you’ll find this extremely addictive!
The Yellow Croaker is commonly found in Taiwan Strait and is flown from Putian daily. This fish is stewed with ginger precisely within 100 seconds, making the meat soft yet firm. The fish has a sweet and clean taste that really complements the semi-sweet & sour tomato broth. Just be careful because the fish in this dish isn’t boneless. But it’s worth every pagod in removing the fish bones!
These pork trotters are prepared for 12 hours and deep fried to give them nice crunchy skin but retaining the meat soft and gelatinous. I give this dish 2-thumbs up!
It looks simple but the thick and delicious sauce of the Chili Crab packs a punch! The sauce can be doused over your rice or get a fried mantou and use it to scrape the delicious sauce off your plate. This dish has just the right amount of heat that even non-spicy food diners will absolutely enjoy.
The duck meat and the flavorful yam are both encrusted by frying using a light batter for a crispy outer part. The dish is served in slices and comes with a delicious mushroom dip. Really good stuff!
The bian rou or wonton is made from pork hind leg meat pounded 12,000 times and kneaded for 1 ½ hours. The thin and delicate wonton wrapper is made of fresh pork meat. Curious how it tastes? Then, you have to try this one! This soup dish with seaweed has a slight vinegar taste with a combination of chicken broth. It is light yet very flavorful.
Take advantage of PUTIEN’s ongoing promo
Diners will be treated to a free PUTIEN Shredded Pork with Sesame Bun until November 21. And if you have a Vikings Reward Card, you will be given a complimentary featured dessert for the day from November 25 to 29.
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