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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.
Good food, reasonable pricing. Service was also fast despite the crowd. Will definitely recommend friends to try out the different authentic teochew food. The area is very spacious too.
Quiet place for a gathering. Food was great, recommend the Kou Rou Bun, and the Yam Paste (Orh Ni), but not for those who do not like shallot oil.
First visit there for Mother's Day dinner. All guests said food was yums especially 87 year old Mum who enjoyed the pork belly most. Good service too. Will return
Friendly staff, food was great and authentic, pricing wise can be slightly ex if you order all their signature dishes. We had 6 dishes, bill came up to $300.80.
Food pricing has room for improvement as I felt it is expensive especially for the curry prawn at $5 per piece. Also service is not up to expectation as waitress keep telling you that food ordered is not enough as though there should be a minimum order quantity.
the best yam paste i have had. the look of the restauant doesnt give the food justice. waitresses are helpful. the crowd is a handful. good to book early. pretty full both times ive been there
The waitress was quite rude when I informed her, before she was going to help to spilt the Kway teow into individual bowls. As she did not seem to catch my request, i repeated and was refuted that she has already place the dish on the table and reluctantly took it up and away to split individually. Service level not up to expectation since there is service charge on the bill.
The staff was efficient and attentive to our needs. The food was served promptly and tasty. There is sufficient parking available in the building for drivers as well.
Nice ambience, great food. my 5th visit there, will go again with friends. Great value. Will always remember the place for gathering. I love it. Great parking place
Nice food. Service was prompt (Maybe it was Tuesday night). Enjoyed the meal together with a friend. Will order more food if going with a bigger group. :)