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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.
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.
Good food. Service was acceptable. Ambience is fair only...in an old shopping centre. Comfortable but very simple. Nice place to go for family meals but not the place to go to for a date with the fussy girlfriend.😂
Traditional Teochew restaurant serving freaky authentic Teochew dishes like cold crab and cold pork. The best Teochew dish is the orh ni with the shallots which you can't get anywhere else anymore. (or rather I've not found one)!
The staff were attentive and very friendly, lovely authentic teochew food! You can't go wrong with the staff's recommendations. Personal favourite has to be the chilled pork jelly. There's a specific chilli that comes with almost every dish!
does not have to wait too long after ordering as the food serving time is fast. Food quality wise was good except that i find their claypot curry fishhead the coconut milk taste is too thick and very limited veggie. Will probably try their assam fishhead next time round. Overall a satisfying sunday evening dinner.
First time for my guests at this restaurant. They enjoy the authentic Teochew cuisine especially the braised duck, pork jelly and the promfet porridge. Service is good and they did not hurry us to leave though we had finished eating. Will come back again.
Food is good. Service is fast. Like the chay poh hor fun and the curry fish head. However the fried oyster omelette was disappointing as is has too much flour and it wasnt fried crispy enough, causing the whole dish to chew like semi-harden glue paste. this could be improved. overall is consider good.
As always, the food was excellent. Ordered the steam promfret which was very fresh and the meat was sweet too. Had the duck and the prawn paste chicken, which the kids naturally loved. Ended off with the Orh Nee, which was deliciously fragrant!
Excellent food as usual. Go for the kway teow with chai por, halibut done in Teochew style, ngoh hiang and braised duck. The oyster omelette was a tad starchy though. For dessert, you can’t go wrong with the orn nee or yam paste.
Very delicious and authentic Teo Chew food. Especially the Teo chew Steam pomfret very nice and fresh and the yam paste is very nice and not too sweet... Braised duck and the fried broccoli with garlic also very tasty. Thumb up :)