Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Putien

Returning to Putien for another Chinese feast. Earlier entry on Putien: January 6.

Bitter gourd, sliced super-thin & served on ice with honey dip. Tastes like crunchy slivers of chilled cucumber, with scarcely an iota of bitterness.

Shredded pork with fried buns. A signature dish at Putien, one that children would relish. The sesame buns are fluffy, while the gravy-drenched meat with onions is moist & flavorsome.

Oyster omelet. Not as much of a greasy-guilty pleasure as hawker versions, though some might insist that makes this less thrillingly juicy.

Sweet-&-sour pork with lychees. Capably executed, with the lychee supplying welcome sparks of tropical sweetness to balance out the sauce's sourness.

Lor mee with pork belly, prawn & clams, braised in pork broth. Heavy enough for two to share, though it may seem a bit blander & not as creamy as anticipated.

Salt-&-pepper seven-inch pork trotters (RM7.90 per piece). Sounds better on the menu than it tastes on the plate; the skin could be more crisp, while the flesh within feels overloaded with collagen & fat, making this little more than meatless mush.

Deep-fried duck with yam. We'd order this again if we ever spot it in a dim sum joint; the combination of comfortingly warm, soft yam packaged with succulent meat works very well.

Some sort of Chinese tea with a name we can't recall. Lovely leaves, luscious fragrance.

Putien Malaysia @ 1 Utama.
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27 comments:

  1. duck and yam sounds magical. ate this some time back at a chinese dinner in singapore. awesome....now i can have it at putien too!

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  2. Is 2012 the year for you to eat more Chinese food? :P

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  3. Wow, Putien again, you really into chinese food lately ya? But they dun serve wine wor... :P

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  4. Whoa, that's the prettiest presentation for bitter gourd I've seen! Duck yam dish looks magnificent!

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  5. The next time i go to 1utama, i shall come here and have my pork and lychee fix.

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  6. Ooo...deep-fried duck with yam sounds good :)

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  7. I've just checked this place out and blogpost coming up in a bit. Ate pretty much the same stuff u did :-)

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  8. Great review and photos. I love the interior design of the restaurant. Hopping on a plane to KL as I type!

    -GabiFaya
    gabifaya.blogspot.com

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  9. Hmm... seven-inch pork trotters... how many inches are they normally? :P

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  10. Hmmm....good enough to warrant a revisit :) But I echo CK's comment. No alcohol served wor.

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  11. Missyblurkit: i wonder if yam, pumpkin & duck might make a good combo too! heheh =)
    Baby Sumo: so far, that seems to be happening! but i think it won't last long :D

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  12. CK: ya, i like chinese food that's different from the usual! yep, too bad no wine here, only beer =)
    Min: oh yeah, it was bitter gourd that didn't look anything like bitter gourd. wonder how many they have to carve out everyday :D

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  13. Michelle: heh, i'm not a major fan of lychee though. not one of my favorite fruits :D
    Ulric: it's quite well-prepared! and luckily, it wasn't greasy =)

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  14. Pureglutton: oh ya, the specialties here are very attractive! i still wanna sample more items from the menu :D
    Gabi: i hope you have a great gastronomic experience in KL! =)

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  15. Kenny: is seven inches too much for you to handle? i'd think not :P
    Unkaleong: i wonder how much they charge for corkage. if it's below RM50, might be worth buying a bottle from jusco nearby :D

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  16. CK just reminded me that we had visited Putien in SG before... so it really is quite decent. Hooray! :)

    And poor you - brunch today sans wine! :P

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  17. Oh sweet n sour pork with lychee! I can imagine that would be my favorite dish already. Hehe

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  18. Love the look of the first photo. It feels traditional in a modern way. It makes me wonder how you take photos of the foods. Like, "sorry guys, I need to take a photo of this first" :p

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  19. Kenny: yay! and now you don't need to travel all the way to singapore for a taste of putien! :D heheh, i had four cocktails for dinner, so i'm OK today =)
    Iamthewitch: heheh, i wonder if sweet & sour pork with apples would also taste good! :D
    Rad: oooo, i'm afraid all my meal companions have to tolerate my camera! but they all seem used to it already, so they're OK =)

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  20. Ah hehe. Ooh they probably order foods that will look good on your blog too!

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  21. You're the only person I know who doesn't take coffee in the morning but in the evenings instead. Amazing.

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  22. i used to eat at putien quite regularly in Singapore. i like the bamboo prawns

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  23. Rad: i hope they do! or i try to force them to :D
    Kenny: a mojito would wake me up more effectively (and deliciously) in a morning! =)
    Eiling: hopefully they'll open more outlets in KL! one in pavilion would be nice :D

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  24. I can never say no to a good plate of sweet sour pork!!!!!!!! It's one of the few things I crave when I'm not in Msia!

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  25. Vien: I guess it really is a beloved recipe! Classic and familiar. I have to admit that I'm not really a fan of sweet-sour dishes though, mainly cos I dislike sour :D

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  26. Luckily i didnt order the pork trotters! Was so so tempted at first.
    And I avoided the oysters cos of the grease. Gd to know it wasnt tht greasy!

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  27. Rebecca: heheh, the pork trotters were the last thing i ordered here! but yeah, it feels like this place goes easy on the grease and salt. healthier than the ordinary =)

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