If you have eaten the Michelin-starred food from Putien Restaurant, you may also like this.
A humble food stall offering putian food recently opened at The Deck, National University of Singapore. Putian cuisine, also knows as Heng Hua (兴化) cuisine, is a style of Chinese cuisine originating from Putian, Fujian Province. It is a style of Fujian cuisine. Since Putian is a coastal area, ingredients such as seaweed, oysters, clams and other seafood are commonly used in the cuisine.
The Putian Lor Mee (above photo) is one of the iconic dishes in the putian cuisine. The Lor Mee tasted so similar to the one at Putien Restaurant. The broth was so rich with seafood and pork belly. There was a generous portion of ingredients in the dish - roasted peanuts, green vegetables, onions, pork belly slices, clams, etc. All these cost you no more than $4. I can actually eat putian food without going to Putien Restaurant. (Food rating: 4/5)
The Heng Hua Fried Bee Hoon or 兴化炒米粉, priced at less than S$4, was generous in portion. The vermicelli was very thin and the texture was a little al dente. The ingredients include shrimps, Asian Clams or "la la", green vegetables and egg. The dish was drizzled with roasted peanuts to add to the crunch and taste. A simple noodle dish emits warmth that I cannot help but feel at home. (Food rating: 4/5)
The first impression that Ah Ma Mee Sua or 祖母面线 gave me was that it tasted like the vermicelli at the White Restaurant. The rich and sweet broth made from cabbage and pork belly and generous portion of mee sua. The difference between the white bee hoon and ah ma mee sua is how the egg is being cooked. Scrambled eggs were used in Ah Ma Mee Sua whereas egg drop were used in white bee hoon. (Food rating: 3.5/5)
Address: National University of Singapore, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, 5 Arts Link, Singapore 117570
Food rating: 3.5/5 ★★★
Recommended dishes: Putian Lor Mee, Heng Hua Fried Bee Hoon.