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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.
Service standard needs improvement. Were there for a birthday celebration and asked service crew help to clear the table after our meal. The crew only cleared 3 out of 6 and passed us the birthday cake- literally took out from the fridge, without removing the carrier bag and cake box. No greeting, no welcome, even no thank you, no eye contact from the crew lead when seeing us leaving the restaurant. Bit over price given to the restaurant environment and food standard, could have enjoyed dinner at a better environment at this price. Food served was so-so to me, nothing fantastic.
Overall food was good: Prawn Roll, Spinach with 3 kinds of mushroom, fish maw soup, steamed pomfret (fresh n nicely done), braised duck, fried mee sua and orh ni. Average price $28/person. Service was efficient n fast too. Highly recommended.
Food was excellent at an afforatable price. Suitable for family gathering. Food was excellent at an afforatable price. Suitable for family gathering. Food was excellent at an afforatable price. Suitable for family gathering.
Excellent food n service. The cups of tea are never left empty. The must try food are the stir fried yellow chives with prawns the chai po last two and the pork jelly.
Always a very satisfying family meal here. The cold crabs when in season are delightful. Otherwise the flaming pork cutlet, spinach with century egg, or jian and so many well done teochew delights!
It’s always a pleasure to dine there, with the wonderful Teochew and local dishes available. Superb quality for its price, and a great experience for yester-years vibe. Great for family meals and gatherings.
We went as a large group of 11 adults and 2 kids. Overall was not bad. Some food are tasty some are average but price is reasonable. First serving was very fast, subsequent repeat order had a long wait.
Good food and reasonable price with air con. Didn't have to wait long for food although it is crowded. It's like local tzi char with air conditioning and wines available for order too. Will definitely go back again!
The food is of good quality . I have tried 6 dishes. My favourite dishes are the promfret fish soup , the braised duck and the fried oyster egg. The yam paste (orh Nee) is also good too!
Both my friends loved the food n serving was good for 3 of us !! Best is the halibut steamed HK style was the star besides their signature braised duck!! Authentic teochew food with reasonable price tag!! 👍👍