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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.
Teochew food was good and decidedly authentic. Reasonably priced but situated in a ulu shopping centre with nothing much else. "Al fresco" zichar style dining in an open atrium under the roof was quite charming.
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.
definitely have to order the steam pomfret, large and juicy with the right amount of soup. decently priced place as well due to the cheap rent of the location.
Real aunthentic Teochew dishes. Ingredient were really fresh and great to eat. Must try cold crab, orh nee, sea cucumber roll wrap minced meat! Gotta pre-order for cold crab.
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. Every dish ordered was yummy and has the traditional teochew taste. My family liked it so much that we booked the next dinner gathering. Best dish was braised cabbage and oyster omelette.
Good and authentic teochew food. Must try their 虾枣, crispy and flavourful. We ordered a second plate as everyone loves it. The traditional pork jelly is good too, even my picky dad likes it.
Came once during my birthday. Now is mother's day lunch out. Food, service and price all are great. Positive feedback from family members. Will definitely come back again.
This is my 4th or 5th time dining here and the food is superb as usual! Service was a little slower but that's coz it was crowded too.
Good food and great service. Be sure to order the claypot pomfret soup if u have enough people. Prices are reasonable also. Thumbs up!! Will definately be back.