Mum's birthday is coming! Wow time really flies, it seems the celebration for her last year at The Line was still fresh in my mind hehe. This time round to avoid the crowd near the F1 race area, we decided to have it at Putien @ NEX. Well, they only allow reservation at 6pm or 8pm as 7pm is when the walk in queue starts.
Appetizer, unlike the usual peanuts we see. These were much bigger and you can deep with their self made chilli.
Starter - Drunken Cockles. I didn't know this was a cold dish at first. It looks so different from the one in menu haha. Well, if you are into shell type of seafood and like a little raw taste in it with mouthful of garlic as companion, do give it a try. :P
Hot and Sour Squid Soup - Out of all their available soups, I think this should be the best, otherwise the alternative fish soup. The rest are just not so appetizing to me. :X
Steamed Prawn with Minced Garlic - I like this dish best so far, fresh steamed prawns with garlic and light soy sauce gravy. Simple and nice.
Deep fried Squirrel Fish with Gravy - Actually I preferred steamed fish especially those fresh one with light soy sauce. However this one looks interesting so I ordered to try. Hmm not really fascinating, probably lack of sweetness in the fish itself even though there's gravy.
Fry Asparagus with Scallops - This wasn't in the menu, the waitress told us it was only available today (tactic? :P) Yes it was the most ex dish due to the scallops (wasn't that big), the asparagus is more to hard than crunchy. Didn't really meet my expectation as I have tasted better one elsewhere.
Deep Fried Duck with Yam - The yam wasn't as fragrant as I thought and the duck meat was kind of tough. Kinda dry.
Fried Egg Plants with Pork Floss - This was alright but I should have ordered small portion instead as medium portion really looks alot. I still prefer stewed egg plant which is more tasty and juicy. Fried one feels rather cloy after 2 or 3 pieces.
Sweet & Sour Pork with Lychees - Like any normal sweet and sour pork, you probably can't feel any lychee taste in the meat unless you eat the lychee itself haha. :X
Pumpkin cream with Ice cream - This dessert was recommended by them, quite refreshing, not very sweet but goes well with the ice cream.
23 Serangoon Central
#02-18/19, NEX Mall
#02-18/19, NEX Mall
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