Putien, China is located in the coastal area of Fujian province, quite close to Taiwan. It’s blessed with lots of great ingredients to make delicious meals and at Putien restaurant they pride themselves with simple, unpretentious food.
2 types of radish were served as appetizers. One was pickled, slightly sour and sweet while the other chaipo (菜埔) usually chopped and used to make omelette/ sprinkled on steamed fish was presented in small chunks. They were slightly sweet and salty.
We did not order any hairy crabs or anything from the autumn menu. We just went for their usual simple dishes like braised homemade beancurd $5.80 – very simple dish but quite flavorful yet not too salty. Love the sauce.
Stir fried yam $12.90 – the deep fried yam pieces coated with sweet sauce could qualify as a dessert. However it was overall an enjoyable dish as the yam was powdery and the exterior crispy. It’s not cloyingly sweet.
Overall the meal at Putien was quite enjoyable. Though some dishes maybe abit sweet for my liking, there’s always the chili to go with them. Their desserts look quite interesting so perhaps we’ll try on our next visit.