Heng Hwa Cuisine | PUTIEN Courtyard, Subang Jaya

Authentic Heng Hwa Cuisine at PUTIEN Courtyard Subang Jaya

Authentic Heng Hwa Cuisine at PUTIEN Courtyard Subang Jaya

PUTIEN Courtyard Subang Jaya introduces the Heng Hwa cuisine to Malaysians. The cuisine originates from simple home-cooked fare in the poor agrarian region in China.

The Heng Hwa people speak the Puxian dialect and live in the Fujian province, China.

History of Putien

The famous Michelin star PUTIEN restaurant was founded by Fong Chi Chung in 1987 who moved from his hometown of Putian to Singapore.

Fong missed home-cooked food, and could not find authentic cooking in Singapore. He decided to start a restaurant which serves Heng Hwa cuisine from China’s Fujian province.

The original restaurant was humble coffee shop-style eatery on Kitchener Road, Singapore.

Fong included his favourite childhood dishes in the restaurant’s menu.

  • Lor Mee
  • Braised Bean Curd with White Cabbage Soup
  • Fried Heng Hwa Bee Hoon
  • Stir Fried Yams
  • Putian-style Oyster Omelette
  • Ah Yuan Fragrant Herbal Chicken

 “Putian cuisine is very much like home-cooked food characterised by uncomplicated and wholesome dishes made with the freshest of ingredients.” -Fong Chi Chung

Historical Reference: Vulcan Post

Authentic Heng Hwa Cuisine

Putien cuisine is comforting and fuss-free. The dishes are famous for its simple preparation and fresh taste. Putien’s philosophy is to use seasonal vegetables and fresh seafood.

Seafood feature on the menu is Putian’s native clams, seaweed, shrimps and even abalone!

The simple preparation draws out the goodness of the fresh ingredients. The aftertaste is light with a fullness that is not heavy.

Our meal began with a few starters dishes.

PUTIEN Courtyard Subang Jaya Specialities

  • Braised Pig Intestines
  • Deep Fried Chicken with Garlic, Soup
  • Stir-fried Yam

PUTIEN Menu

Putien’s Heng Hwa cuisine emphaise the artisanal produce and seafood of Putian. We ordered several interesting items from the menu which comes highly recommended.

Iced Bitter Gourd

We cleanse our palate with this beautiful starter of the iced bitter gourd.

Served chilled, every translucent-thin slice of the bitter gourd is crunchy.

Dip in honey the thinly sliced bitter gourd is juicy, sweet, crisp, refreshing with a bitter note!

Thinly slice bitter groud slices in ice

Few of us have tasted bitter gourd this way. So refreshing.

Drunken Cockles

My first exposure to Heng Hwa cuisine was trying a raw cockle! Putian’s native clams or cockles are a favorite shellfish to the Heng Hwa people.

To keep optimal freshness, the cockles are first immersed in boiling water.  These are immediately plunged in ice water. The cockles are opened and doused in wine-marinade. They top these cockles with fresh minced garlic and chilies.

Blood cockles served raw with a raw garlic sauce.

These cockles are fresh and tasty. Photo: Doris Lim

Stir Fried Yam

Premium “Pinang” yam is used for its light fluffy texture.  This savory-sweet crisp golden yam cubes dish is a traditional dish. An absolute favorite of mine!

cubes of fried yam

The “Pinang” yam has a nice powdery soft texture.

Spinach with Salted & Century Egg

The salty-savory notes of the two types of eggs make the rich broth tasty. The young spinach leaves are sweet. The smoky aroma of the whole fried garlic pips gives it a creamy texture.

This is the best spinach with salted egg and century egg, I’ve tasted. The rich gravy is addictive, and we savored each spoonful.

Authentic Heng Hwa Cuisine at PUTIEN Courtyard Subang Jaya

The gravy of Spinach with Salted and Century Egg dish is thick and nice.

Putien Lor Mee (Mee Sua)

The Putian Loh Mee is a must have the reunion feast, for it implies longevity.  This is A must have for reunion feasts.

The specialty of the silken noodles is its tenacity and elasticity. They make these noodles with different flours, which makes it more elastic.

A traditional food for the locals, the Putian Loh Mee is a braised dish in a rich pork broth. Putian Loh Mee is braised with pork belly, prawns, clams, oysters, mushrooms mushroom, celery, or other types of fresh vegetables.

Mix in their chili sauce and you are in for a treat.

Authentic Heng Hwa Cuisine at PUTIEN Courtyard Subang Jaya

The Putian Loh Mee is a braised noodle dish, so flavorful.

Fried Heng Hwa Bee Hoon

The texture of the Putian superfine handmade and  sun dried vermicelli is translucent, silky and fine. It is chewy but not brittle. The white rice noodles have no flavor of their own but easily absorb the milky broth of old hens and pork bones.

The fried bee hoon is flavorful and not oily. I love the crunchy peanuts and seaweed garnish which adds a contrasting texture to the noodles.

This is my favorite noodle dish.

We tried both noodle dishes as sometimes diners prefer this to the soup Putien Loh Mee.

Authentic Heng Hwa Cuisine at PUTIEN Courtyard Subang Jaya

The flavorful fried Heng Hwa Bee Hoon is delicious and not oily at all!

Fried Heng Hwa Bee Hoon

The texture of the Putian superfine handmade and sundried vermicelli is translucent, silky and fine. It is chewy but not brittle. The white rice noodles have no flavor of their own but easily absorb the milky broth of old hens and pork bones.

The fried bee hoon is flavorful and not oily. I love the crunchy peanuts and seaweed garnish which adds a contrasting texture to the noodles.  This is my favorite noodle dish.

We tried both noodle dishes as sometimes diners prefer this to the soup Putien Loh Mee.

Authentic Heng Hwa Cuisine at PUTIEN Courtyard Subang Jaya

Mabel and I with Casey who bought us dinner that night. Thank you, Casey!

I look forward to tasting the food in the original Kitchener Road Restaurant as not all Putien is created equal. 

Putien SS15 Courtyard | Lot 1-05, SS15 Courtyard, Jalan SS15/4G, Subang Jaya | Tel: +603–5612-3377

CUISINE | Asian, Chinese, Seafood
SPECIALTIES | Braised Pig Intestines, Deep Fried Chicken with Garlic, Soup, Stir-fried Yam
OPENING HOURS | Daily: 11:00am – 3:30pm & 5:30pm – 10:00pm
Last Orders: Lunch: 3:00pm Dinner: 9:30pm

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