This was another itch I had to scratch. A chain restaurant serving Hokkien cuisine being awarded a macaron by the Rubberman. The temptation was simply too much, and I just had to check it out for myself. So I called in reinforcements and asked my friend L and her hubby to join us, and as it turns out, their young son also wanted to come and dine at one of his favorite restaurants... So we trekked a little further from our hotel to the Putien (莆田) on Kitchener Road.
L had been eyeing the other piece that was looking rather lonely on the plate, when her husband decided to cut her half of it. She was clearly a fan, and decided to take the remaining half, too. She declared it to be the best dish of the evening, as it had withstood the relentless blast from the aircon and managed to maintain its crispy texture.
Was it worthy of the star? Well... I don't think any of the dishes today were FAILs, and overall they were pretty tasty. But judging by the amount of liquids that Hello Kitty was pouring down her throat, I'd say there was a fair bit of MSG in the food here. The food was pretty humble and not really anything fancy. So... NO, I don't think they should have gotten a star.
P.S. They really need to do something about the aircon here. Not surprisingly, they served up a bunch of the dishes all at the same time, and with the arctic vortex blowing on our table, it wasn't long before the food got cold. And diners had better come armed with at least another layer of clothing, or risk catching a cold...