The Vikings Group brings to the country the one Michelin-Star restaurant Putien. It has recently opened its first Philippine branch, its 67th worldwide, at The Podium in Ortigas.
“Putien serves characteristically light, down-to-earth, and flavorful food, with an emphasis on fresh ingredients,” said founder and chief executive Fong Chi Chung.
The Singapore-based restaurant was named after the founder’s hometown, Putian City—a coastal suburb in the province of Fujian, China.
Unlike the Chinese cuisine most Filipinos are familiar with, Putien’s dishes are made with key ingredients harvested and obtained during specific seasons from certain places in Fujian alone. Among these are the yellow croaker from the mudflats of Ningde, Duotou clam from the Duo Tou Village, Da Hong Pao from the high mountains, and many more.
“The Fujian flavor gives a unique twist to the usual Cantonese-style food,” shared Charles Lee, Vikings Group marketing director.
“We’re excited for Filipinos to finally try this new type of cuisine that’s making waves in Singapore, Hong Kong, Malaysia, and China for its good quality and service,” enthused Lee.
Putien prides itself on offering intricately prepared dishes made of fresh ingredients, including the “No. 1 must-try” Bian Rou Soup that highlights the wrappers made from pork hind leg meat pounded and kneaded for at least one and a half hour. Signature dishes also include the 100-Second Stewed Yellow Croaker and Sweet and Sour Pork with Lychee among others, with some made with specific seasonal ingredients imported from Putian.
Putien is located at Level 5, The Podium, ADB Ave., Ortigas Center, Mandaluyong City. Email [email protected] or call (02) 8282-1888, (02) 8282-6888, or 0918-9193888 for inquiries and reservations.
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