Juxiong Singapore – Affordable Pu Tian Delights For Everyone!
Located along Serangoon Road, Juxiong Singapore is a humble eatery that sells affordable Henghwa cuisine. The eatery has been in operation for 6 to 7 years, and even has a branch in Bedok!
For the uninitiated, Henghwa cuisine is also synonymous with Putian cuisine, which is more commonly known in Singapore.
The menu at Juxiong is quite extensive and every food category such as ‘Meat’, ‘Seafood’ or even ‘Traditional Chef Specialities’, offers an authentic Henghwa item, which is great for first timers looking to try Putian cuisine.
A common Putian dish would be the Pu Tian Lor Mee (S: $5, M: $10, L: $15). Unlike the traditional lor mee that’s doused with black sauce and vinegar, this version is much more similar to handmade noodles.
However, instead of thick yellow noodles, la mian is used, and it is cooked in a scrumptious seafood broth. Together with the noodles, some fresh prawns, clams, vegetables and slices of pork belly are added to enhance the flavours.
If you’re looking for something drier, why not try the Pu Tian Mee Hoon (S: $5, M: $10, L: $15)? This version of bee hoon is similar to the famous ‘bai mee fen’, or white bee hoon. Although the same ingredients as the lor mee were used, we preferred the mee hoon version simply because the noodles had absorbed all the broth, making it extremely flavourful and moist.
A more commonly known dish would be their Pan Fried Oyster Egg (S: $12, M: $16, L: $20), which is reminiscent of the famous hawker delight, oyster omelette. However, the version done here was rather lacklustre. The eggs were way too greasy for our liking while the oysters were small and shrivelled up. What surprised us was that there was no sauce that came with the egg. Thankfully, Juxiong provided some chilli sauce on the side. Spicy, herbaceous and tart, with a tinge of sweetness, the chili sauce paired very well with the oyster egg.
The Home Red-Marinated Chicken (S:$12, M:$16, L:$20) is a dish that evokes a sense of nostalgia. Using homemade fermented beancurd and Chinese wine, this claypot chicken dish is cooked delightfully. Although the pieces of chicken were a bit tough, we enjoyed the rich and creamy flavours of the red sauce that coated it well.
An interesting authentic Pu Tian dish would be the Braised Small Intestines in Brown Sauce (S: $12, L: $20). We are usually used to having intestines cooked in a dark sauce, but the version done here is rather interesting. The intestines looked like they were steamed, and very lightly seasoned. We felt that it was rather bland, but paired well with the same chili sauce provided at the side.
A hearty vegetable option would be the Stewed Bean Curd with Cabbage (S: $8, M: $10, L: $12). Served in a clay pot, the stewed cabbage are not overly cooked, and had a slight crunch to it. What we loved the most were the pieces of bean curd which had fully absorbed the broth. Sinking our teeth into the beancurd released an explosion of flavour in our mouths!
Although Putian cuisine is known to be a little more bland, there are some dishes that are still very rich and flavourful, such as the Home Red-Marinated Chicken. I think the extensive menu offered at Juxiong Singapore allows diners to choose from different types of Putian cuisine, making it a great place for first timers to get a taste of this famed cuisine.
Address: 991 Serangoon Road, Singapore 328148
Phone: 9386 5457
Opening Hours: 12pm to 3pm, 5pm to 2am daily.
MissTamChiak.com made anonymous visit and paid its own meal at the stall featured here.