After the previous night’s not-so-satisfying dinner, tonight’s dinner was like manna from heaven! Well, ok, maybe exaggerating a little, but we really enjoyed every dish we ate!
Putien makes their own tofu. Fresh, firm but super smooth, the tofu was divine! The tasty brown gravy was of the right consistency: not too thick but sticky enough to coat each golden tofu ingot.
This was one of best executions of sweet & sour pork I’ve had! The meaty chunks were lightly coated, yet very crispy. The sauce had the perfect sweet-sour balance, and wasn’t too thick. Maybe they added lychee juice to the sauce for that lovely nectarous tang!
What I like about this dish is the spinach was cooked till soft, yet retained just that bit of crunch. Most of the salted egg yolk had melted into the stock, resulting in a flavoursome, creamy-like gravy. Mmmm…all these dishes are perfect with rice!
If eating alone, the Hing Wa bee hoon is just the right portion for one. Though we were quite full already, Ricky and I shared this cos we love bee hoon! And the bee hoon used here isn’t your usual Chilli Brand / economical bee hoon type. It’s much much thinner!
Fried with chopped choy sum, clams, pork, and prawn, the bee hoon is light but has sufficient wok hei. I love the crispy fried seaweed and peanut toppings!
Overall, the standard of cooking here is restaurant quality, yet the food is reasonably priced. The service staff were also very courteous and efficient. Since Vivocity’s our regular haunt, I’m so happy to find another worth-returning F&B outlet here. Yay!
Final bill: $42.59, including tea (S$1.20 each), towel (S$0.30 each), 1 rice (S$0.80), and 7% GST.
Pu Tien Restaurant (Vivocity)
1 Harbourfront Walk
#03-01B (inside Food Republic food court)
Tel: (65) 6376 9358
Note: Please forgive the less than satisfactory images. The harsh spotlights at Food Republic are hell for food photography! Also, we were seated in a dark corner, so these pics really don’t do justice to the food.