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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.
Super yummy teochew food!!! Good delicious food in a quaint quiet shopping centre. Air con comfortable venue. Reasonable price. Highly recommended for family and friends.
Food was decent, but service needs a lot of work. The lacklustre and nonchalant service is distasteful, making customers not wanting to return again. I suggest the owner make a trip to a fellow Teochew restaurants serving similar food, such as Swa Garden Restaurant at Macpherson, to experience their service.
first time visiting, great teochew cuisine and friendly stuff. pleasantly surprised that there was no service charge as well. fav dish was the orh nee!
The food was sublime. It is a jewel to be discovered in the heartlands! I would highly recommend the teochew cold crab and pork belly.
Good service and great food especially liked the teochew style steamed halibut, prawn roll, flaming pork, oyster egg omelette and orh nee! You should try!
Best Teochew braised duck I've had. The steamed pomfret is fresh with a tangy soup. Another great dish was the Teochew chye poh kuay teow.
Good foods at reasonable price. Location of restaurant not very convenient and difficult to find. Parking also expensive. Nevertheless recommended for those with taste for good foods at reasonable price.
Good place for a big gathering of people. Lots of parking. Food is (I think) traditional Teochew fare, and its tasty. Service is quite prompt.
Delicious Teochew fare served piping hot. Recommended to pre-order the cold crabs. Other noteworthy dishes are pork jelly, oyster egg, ngoh hiang/hae zhor. Can't wait to come back again.
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