PUTIEN restaurant began as a coffee shop in Singapore’s Kitchener Road in 2000 and has since grown into a popular chain with 23 outlets in Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Hong Kong, Shanghai and Taiwan, PUTIEN serves cuisine from Putian in Fujian Province, China: characteristically light, down-to-earth, and flavourful food with an emphasis on fresh ingredients. PUTIEN has received numerous dining and business awards, including Bib Gourmand Restaurant in Michelin Guide Hong Kong Macau 2016, Influential Brands Top Brand 2015 Winner (Chinese Restaurant), House of Stars (One Star) by Wine & Dine Singapore’s Top Restaurant in 2014, 5S Excellence Award by RAS, Epicurean Star Award 2012, 2010 Overall Champion of The Restaurant Association Singapore’s Tasty Chef Award, Singapore Prestige Brand Award in 2009, etc.
The PUTIEN brand traces its roots to its namesake city of Putian – a beautiful coastal suburb in Fujian, with rich cultural history and storied tradition since its settlement over almost one and a half millennium ago. It is, after all, the birthplace of the goddess Mazu and the fabled Southern Shaolin Kungfu, among many other legendary tales.
Seated against majestic mountains and facing the vast ocean, Putian is blessed with bountiful harvests from land and sea. Its humble people offered only their best produce to honour God, ancestors and country. Every precious yam plucked from the earth; every prized yield of seaweed; every tug and pull to produce the world’s best vermicelli; these were heartfelt toils born of modesty and moving sentimentality.
Modern Putian cuisine therefore carries the essence of its people from ages past – unpretentious, simple and pure.