Chinese food in Singapore comes in many forms, with every region of the world’s most populous nation represented. Over on Upper Serangoon Road, Fragrant Garden specialises in Teochew cuisine, from the dialect group centred around Chaoshan and eastern Guangdong, and their house signatures represent the very best of the culinary tradition in that region. Try the stuffed sea cucumber, cold crab or steamed halibut – all done in the Teochew style – alongside signature noodle and rice dishes including ee-fu noodle with gravy or sambal fried rice. Reserve ahead at this Serangoon gem before seats fill up.
While the majority of the attention among Singapore’s Chinese restaurants might be focused on the celebrated cuisines that come from Sichuan, with its numbing peppercorns and plenty of chillies; from Beijing, with the iconic Peking duck; or from Canton, rich and well-balanced in nature; you’d do well to remember that there’s still a whole lot more to Chinese fare. Over in Serangoon, Fragrant Garden flies the flag high when it comes to Teochew cuisine – delivering light, yet flavourful dishes that were mostly prepared by steaming, poaching, or braising.
With a wide-ranging menu that encompasses everything from seafood to meat, egg and tofu, to even noodle and rice dishes, you’ll be spoilt for choice at Fragrant Garden. Don’t let that overwhelm you, however, as the affable crew at this Serangoon restaurant is always on hand to assist you with a handful of recommendations. Our favourites include the local spinach in broth, stir-fried venison with garlic and onion, steamed pomfret in Teochew style, black pepper crayfish, as well as the signature fried rice. Conveniently located along Upper Serangoon Road, a stone’s throw away from Serangoon MRT, Fragrant Garden counts among Singapore’s most-sought after Chinese restaurants. Get down with your friends and family for an authentic Teochew feast, but do remember to reserve well in advance to avoid disappointment.
Excellent food, very well prepared and tasty. Promfret was fresh and steam timing right. Suckling pig roasted and serve at the correct timing. Service staff were courteous and friendly. Pricing very reasonable. Will return.
Tables were set in a big open space, didn’t feel claustrophobic at all. Food and service was great as usual. Went for the duck and pork jelly this time.
Very nice food and fast service. Will come again soon.
Great food and excellent service! The fish is fresh and strongly recommend the fried keow teow. Must try the craypot fish. super yummy! Yam paste desert is special too!
Great food, friendly and fast service. I highly recommend the Halibut with Hong Kong sauce. It is exceptionally good - the Halibut is flaky and taste like cod fish. I also ordered prawn roll and kong bak pau which were very good as well. And of course you should have Orh Nee for dessert :)
My reservation was there when we arrived. The table was set and the service staff was very courteous and friendly, welcome us and show us to our table. She then decided to give us a bigger table for our comfort. We ordered 8 dishes and the food and presentation was nice and good. We would definitely return for another meal.
The food was good but we were seated outside on the left side and the air con was very cold. Apart from the coldness, the food and environment was good. Just need to wear a jacket and long pants if you are afraid of cold.
Overall the food is up to my expectations, the only disappointment is the waiting time of just a plate of mee goreng, it only came after we finished all our dishes and despite our several reminder! The reason given by one of the staff is over crowded but frying a plate of mee need longer time than other dishes, I really cannot accept this explanation.
Food serve are fresh and delicious, nostalgic place, excellent service provided by al staff and friendly boss who is willing to serve you and even teaches u to mix the yam paste thoroughly. Must order their dessert yam paste
Very authentic Chinese cuisine restaurant. Would have been perfect if there's more teochew dishes as the restaurant is known for. Nonetheless, still a good restaurant for large group of minimum 6 to truly enjoy the variety. Certainly a place for family style dining. Recommend for revisits.