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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.
Food was acceptable but service was terrible. Slow and bad customer service. Not a pleasant experience throughout. Will think twice before going there again. Leaves much to be desired.
The food was great as always and the waitresses were friendly. Authentic Teochew food!
Expecting no frills dining since its a teochew restaurant. But PRC waitress trying too hard to upsell seafood. Food quality is okay. But unlikely will go back.
Fish maw soup, fish maw abit hard, Pork Belly & bun, pork belly overcooked. Had been to Fragrant many times, food was not up to standard yday
Good food and decent service. Value for money. A little noisy but adds to the atmosphere.
Food are fairly good. Service still need room of improvement. Ambience is good. Will come back to try others food again and also recommend to friends
Authentic tasty teochew fare without crazy over the top prices and fairly quick service.
Food is average . Braised duck is not as good as ah Seng chomp chomp. service is alright .yam paste has met expectations . Not the place to bring if you have overseas guests
Staff are friendly and helpful. Food are nice, especially the yam paste dessert.
Food was great! Service was good as well. Would definitely go back again.