I had been looking forward to the recent 40% dis promotion at The Line, but was disappointed to know that we were only on the waiting list … though 1st in the queue 😦
But since arrangement for meeting up had been made, some 4 of us decided to go ahead with it.
After recce-ing thru the net for ‘suitable’ or ‘unusual’ cuisine, a sudden thought of xinghua cuisine came to my mind when someone susgested zhe char. And so I went in search online for the xinghua restaurant I went 11yrs+ ago located opp concourse, and chanced on this one which I had wanted to try long time ago.
Pu Tien … xinghua or hing wa cuisine … PL’s hometown cuisine.
We chose marina sq to the main branch at kitchener road. Far for me to travel on a mon u see 😛
We got so excited as we flipped thru the menu, though some of us had gone thru their menu online the nite before, and so could quickly made our choices. But temptation became greater when we were there. Every dish on the menu looks too yummy to resist. And so ended up with this ‘ala-carte 8 courses’ dinner =P
Chili Live Mussel (S$10)
wah! this was one of my fav among the lot. fresh and sweet, with a little bit of spiciness. 1st dish to arrive but almost last dish to be emtpied out cos too bz gulping down the other dishes =P
Stir-fried Yam (S$10)
have to eat this while serving hot. yam taste was strong. though oily but not clog.
Stir-fried Kailan with Beancurd Skin (S$15)
i think i took a lot of the soft and smooth beancurd skins. tasted very ‘vegetarian’ which I like. the only light dish among the lot. it was the only dish that was served in medium size too. the staff had friendly-ly warned us that we need more vege dish cos most of our dishes were fried food. she later recommended a mushrooms dish which wasn’t in the menu. luckily CL was fast to ask for the price, cos it almost cost us S$38 for that dish order @_@
Shredded Meat with Bun (S$2.80 per pc)
this was the most wow-wow dish of our spread!!! stir-fried meats taste yummy. but one could only taste it if one take it on it’s own. cos the crispiness of the fried bun (mantou) and fragrance from the sesame toppings fully covered the meat taste. we were wondering whether they sell the fried bun alone too. it tasted just like 葱油饼 (scallion pancake).
Deep Fried Pig’s Trotters with Pepper (S$3.80 per pc)
though we knew it was pig’s trotter, but we still wished we could taste more of the meat than bones only. the skin layer was crispy but the spices seemed too salty, though inside was soft and easily cutted up, just like eating a braised chicken feet that kind of softness. luckily we only ordered 2 pcs to share. will opt this out in our next visit.
Steamed Bamboo Clam with Minced Garlic (S$18)
though it seemed that the garlic toppings was overwhelmed, but that was how the taste was enhanced. the minced garlic wasn’t as hot as one would think too. another fav of ours.
“Pu Tien” Lor Mee (S$6)
hokkien lor mee starchiness but white; tasted and looked like ban mian; but dun get mixed up cos it was simply xinghua style white lor mee. it tended to get sodden fast if dun consume immediately after served.
Fried “Hing Wa” Bee Hoon (S$6)
the dry stir-fried bee hoon was quite similar to tat of 妈咪’s, but of cos colour was so much darker than this. fresh ingredients like prawns, clams, baby scallops, peanuts, beancurds, vege, and fried seaweed were served generously. CL even planned to travel down to ‘ta bao’ that for lunch someday 😀
They do had few choices of set dinner for 4 at a much cheaper rate than our ‘ala-carte 8 courses’ set, but we consoled ourselved that our selections were more interesting 😀 In actual fact, we missed checking that out cos we were all too excited to savour the cuisine … hahaha …
I had started to love this cuisine … most probably becos of their frequent usage of the shelled food in their dishes. Clams … mussels … cockles … my fav!!! ^_____^
We received 2x $10 vouchers for our next visit … so when har? ^___*