This was our Sunday lunch. My aunt and mum are Hing Hwa, so these are ‘their food’, the food that they grew up eating. I think mum makes them too sometimes. Maybe sis and I should compile and note down all their recipes. This will be one future project. 🙂
We ate this Hing Hwa cuisine place called Putien that’s located inside the Food Republic foodcourt in VivoCity.
After placing our orders, aunt saw the kiosk beside the entrance preparing dumplings. (If you walk in the Food Republic foodcourt, at the entrance of the special section that’s reserved for Putien, you will notice that they have a few snacks prepared and sold there.)
This is one of the snacks they sell at the ‘kiosk’. Pan Fried Dumplings.
They are not bad. The ingredients inside are non meat if I remember correctly. Shredded vegetables, mushroom, tang hoon etc.
If you are a fan of oyster pancakes, you should try this. Everyone except me raved about it. You can tell I am not a fan of oyster panckes. LOL..
When we were ordering, we saw on the little advert on the table that they have some 44 cents dishes (for the nation’s 44th birthday). So we asked the waitress about the deal. She said each diner is entitled to order 1 44cents dish. We had 5 persons, so we can order 5 dishes. They are mini portions (it’s really tiny) of some desserts and starters.
Here’s some orange and I think it’s winter melon strips with some orange sauce. It’s quite interesting. We had two of this.
Another of the 44 cents tasting dish is the Mini Shrimp with Seaweed. I like this. I think it’s because the taste is familiar. I think mum made a variation of this at home too. We had two of this.
Then our other starters started arriving as well. One of the popular dishes here is the Ice Bitter Gourd. Bitter Gourd that’s really cold and sliced very thinly. They taste really good with the honey dip that comes with it. It’s very refreshing!
This is another of my fav. Steamed Cold Pork Belly with Garlic. I think people should try this! I think the garlicy sauce makes it taste so so appetizing.
The other main dishes tomorrow. Feeling very tired these few days.
Putien @ VivoCity
1 Harbourfront Walk
#03-01B VivoCity Food Republic
Tel: 6376 9358