Friday, April 20, 2018

Grand Opening of 莆田 PUTIEN Malaysia in Penang @ Gurney Paragon Mall

After a long long wait, Putien Malaysia has finally opened its first outlet in Penang and the sixth outlet in Malaysia! I've seen the outlet on renovation since the end of last year and finally, it is now available in Gurney Paragon Mall Penang!

Putien started out as a humble coffee shop in Singapore in 2000 and has since grown into an international brand with over 50 outlets around Asia. Putien can be found at 1 Utama, Sunway Pyramid, SS15 Courtyard Subang, The Gardens Mall, Sunway Velocity in Kuala Lumpur and Petaling Jata and its latest addition in Gurney Paragon Mall Penang.

Putien has previously won numerous awards and even endorsed by celebrities from all over the globe and even the famous food critic Chua Lam. The latest recognition and also one of the dream awards that most restaurants crave for was Michelin awards; One-Michelin Starred Restaurant status in the Michelin Guide Singapore 2016 & 2017 and Bib Gourmand Restaurant in Michelin Guide Hong Kong Macau 2016 & 2017

On the 1st April, Putien officially held it's grand opening in Gurney Paragon Mall and opened its door to all customers and share their authentic Putian cuisine with us. Special thanks to Putien Malaysia management and Gurney Paragon Mall management for extending the invitations and I got to try the delicious food.

Witnessed by the public, media friends and all VIPs, Putien Malaysia management together with Gurney Paragon Mall management has officially announced that the 1st Putien Malaysia is officially opened and now welcoming all customers from the Northern region of Malaysia to try this One-Michelin Starred restaurant brand. Then we were all invited to continue with the food tasting.

We have been served with some pretty-looking appetizers and one of them was 冰鎮苦瓜 Iced Bitter Gourd(RM11.90) that simply caught our attention with its beautiful flower shape. This dish was served with their homemade honey sauce so take a slice of the bitter gourd, dip it into the honey sauce and take a bite, you can have an immediate refreshing feel. The bitter gourd was crunchy you don't feel like you are eating bitter gourd and it was not bitter yet the honey sauce complimented the dish perfectly. Only I would prefer if the dish could be bigger.

Left: 阿元香草雞  Ah Yuan Fragrant Herbal Chicken(RM16.90)
Right: 蝦苗拌頭水紫菜 Seaweed with Mini Shrimps(RM15.90)
These 2 dishes were both very new to me. The chicken was pretty interesting as the texture was kinda chewy so we can assume it was properly seasoned and you can taste the strong herbal in every bit of the meat. 
On the other hand, we also had another pretty appetizing dish which was the crunchy seaweed which was kinda flavourful with shrimps and their homemade sauce.  

Another dish on the menu that caught our attention was definitely the 冰鎮南日鮑 Iced Nanri Abalone(RM33.90/pc). We thought that abalone with that kind of pricing will definitely very small but we were wrong, it was about the size of a mini computer mouse which was kinda big so it was definitely worth the price we paid for. The whole abalone was well braised and every bite makes you feel exquisite!

An exotic appetizer for people intestine lovers will definitely go for their 九轉小腸 Braise Pig Intestine(RM19.90). The price may be slightly higher but for people who enjoy this kind of exotic dishes like me will definitely order it from the menu. I kinda enjoyed this dish and even people who do not prefer pork dish like Chloe from did give it a try and she liked it too. 

Another interesting dish we had was the 百秒黄花鱼 "100-second" Stewed Yellow Croaker(RM43.90/pc). They only have one serving which is a whole yellow croaker weight about 200gm. Their principle is to steam this fish for only 100seconds to get the perfect texture and taste from the fresh fish. I'm a person who do not know how to appreciate fish hence this dish wasn't really my favourite but the soup does taste sweet and we were told that the sweetness was from the fresh fish itself.

传统扁肉汤 Putien Bian Rou Soup with Vinegar[meat dumpling](RM9.90)
This dish is one of their latest product and we find it rather appetizing as it has vinegar in the soup hence the taste is slightly on the sour side. The meat filling inside was soft and smooth and what surprised us was the skin that used to wrapped this minced meat was made with meat too! That's their latest product and also one of the best selling products yet!

One of my favourite dishes during my meal was this 酥炒芋芯  Stir Fried Yam(RM13.90 small, RM21.90 big) that was simply delicious! I'm not a yam lover but when it comes to yam dish I'm quite picky especially on the quality of yam they use. This one they used in Putien came with the exact right texture that I was expecting and I immediately fell in love with this dish, I remember I finished this dish in the end. 

椒盐猪手 Deep-Fried Pork Trotters with Salt & Pepper(RM15.90/pc)
This dish was another popular dish among all. We find the pork trotter was really reasonably priced and the taste was also good. The pork trotter was really soft and the flavour is from only the skin where there are salt and pepper, it's best to go with the Putien's homemade chilli sauce!

Another dish I would like to highlight in this post may look really ordinary but it is by far the best 上汤苋菜 Spinach with Salted & Century Egg in Supreme Stock(RM21.90) I've ever had so far! This dish is what we can normally find in almost all Chinese restaurant but yet this one in Putien is by that one that I enjoyed the most. I always find this dish is bland and tasteless when I had it out there but this one here was thick and creamy with the yolks they used in this dish and the sauce was simply delicious. Best to go with a bowl of white rice! 

One of the best seller is this 莆田荔枝肉 Putien Sweet & Sour Pork with Lychee(RM22.90) that tasted like the 咕噜肉 Sweet & Sour Pork but what makes it special is the hint of sweet lychee taste that you can find in this dish. I find it rather interesting and quite delicious too.

莆田卤面 Putien Lor Mee (RM21.90 regular, RM14.90/pax)

兴化炒米粉 Fried Heng Hua Bee Hoon (RM21.90 regular)

Homemade chilli by Putien that goes well with almost every dishes available in Putien.

What's more? For kids who are celebrating their birthdays with Putien, they will be given a collector's Putien monkey for complimentary! Make a move and book your special occasion with Putien Gurney Paragon Mall now!

Putien Malaysia @ Gurney Paragon Mall
Address: Lot 163-D-6, 16, 17&18, Gurney Paragon Mall,
Persiaran Gurney, 10250 George Town, Penang.
Contact no: +604-2260828
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GPS: 5.4356583,100.3114466


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