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Ajumma's has been in Bukit Panjang about 2 months or so and I have been seeing long queue form hence decided to give this place a try.

We ordered a few item such as Army Stew, Steamed Egg, Kimchi Pancake, Pork and Chive Dumpling and Hotteok. We ordered quite a substantial amount that it felt up the table. For a total of 6 pax, total spending is $165.25 which is like an hearty Korean cusine.

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3.75⭐ New restaurant opened at Hillion Mall which house 5 different brands of Hainanese food. The queue for a table is long and we waited for 20min. Once allocated a table, we can place our order at the kiosk which accepts NETS or paynow. For the curry rice vege dish, there is an option for stewed vege/ heavenly four. As for the egg dish, either fried egg or long bean egg omelette. In addition, curry can be separate from the rice too. The curry rice portion is huge and food is not bad but I still miss authentic jian dao jian.
#TheHainanStory #MamaWeeHainaneseKouRouSet #MamaWeeCurryChickenDrumstickSet

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Thai Milk Tea Shibuya Toast 🍞 Used to find their desserts not bad but I guess the standard might have dropped sobs. Nevertheless still good toast but ice cream can be improved. It is a little too icy right now. Haha would love to have a more creamy texture ice cream with the toast. Hence it tasted a bit like shaved ice with toast than ice cream with toast 🤣 Good to share between 2 pax as it's kinda filling if you were to eat it all by yourself. And tbh a little dry eating this hence #myheartisokie for this.
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🤑: SGD 7.90
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👅: 2.7/5

tried a couple of taicheong places and their quality has always been pretty consistent. definitely my favourite egg tart thus far! cookie pastry is very buttery and of the perfect texture (a good balance of flaky and crunchy); the egg custard is also of great taste and texture. highly recommended

Taste: 8/10

Good zi char with reasonably priced dishes. With the dearth of choices in the west, this is a go to if I’m in the area. Fish head curry with crispy bean curd skin is a must order.

💕 Ah Chiang’s Traditional Porridge, comfort food for raining day.
💕Wee Nam Kee Chicken Rice.
💕Newspaper Curry Rice.
6 different sets to choose from.
💕 The Hainan Story: Old-school breakfast with traditional Home-Made Gula Melaka Kaya & Cold Butter toasts and Hainanese coffee.
💕Uncle Robert Western:  Old-school colonial dishes,from British-Hainanese Oxtail Stew and Hainanese Fried Pork Cutlet coated with potato chips crumbs.

📍Hainan Story.
17 Petir Road, #01-15/16.
Hillion Mall

Clever marketing and beautiful decor, and that's it. The food taste is not worth the price. If you're a foodie that does not stay around the Bukit Panjang area, I recommend against travelling here for the food. For kaya toast and equivalent you can check out YY kafei dian. For Oxtail stew - > British Hainan

The sweetness of the kaya overwhelms the gula melaka and make the gula melaka fragrant not apparent at all. Worse of all, their butter are thick slices which makes the individual tastes less noticeable. A lousy imitator at best.

Oxtail stew, the mashed potato tastes the same as instant mashed potato. Oh yes, I paid 18.80 to taste instant mashed potato LOL. Oxtail sauce is alright, but proportion of bones and fats vs meat is about 2:1. Quite frightening to see more bones than actual meat.

I am very hesitant to try other dishes on the menu. Overall I left the place feeling cheated by those popular foodies' reviews. Which makes me wonder how those "food blogger" make money? Through writing nice reviews and taking nice photos to advertise right?

Nice fragrance from the Pandan filling and the crust is soooo buttery! It's something diff from the usual egg tart but I still prefer the classic 😬

Costs about ~$12 excluding delivery charges from grabfood, very (very very very) generous with the mentaiko sauce, more than enough for the whole don. The salmon was not really that tender but still not too bad. Overall pretty enjoyable meal

8/10

@thehainanstory located in Hillion Mall, a 5-in-1 multi brand Hainanese restaurant, preserving Singapore's food heritage while offering diners a wide range of traditional favourites
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◾ The Hainan Story: Old-school breakfast is done right with their traditional Home-Made Gula Melaka Kaya & Cold Butter toasts and Hainanese coffee. the toast here boast thick fluffy buns with pillowy-soft centre and crisp crust.
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◾Newspaper Curry Rice: A treasured recipe for the Newspaper Curry Rice was imparted by an elderly Hainanese lady. Bold with flavours, there are 6 different sets to choose from.
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◾Uncle Robert Western:  Old-school colonial dishes such as British-Hainanese Oxtail Stew and 1980’s Hainanese Fried Pork Cutlet coated with potato chips crumbs.
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◾Wee Nam Kee Chicken Rice: Founded in 1987, this is a popular brand that takes pride in serving one of Singapore’s most iconic and well-loved dish – Hainanese Chicken Rice.
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◾ Ah Chiang’s Traditional Porridge: Founded in 1971, Ah Chiang’s Traditional Porridge is the go to place for the congee comfort food that both the Hainanese and Cantonese love.
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Location: @thehainanstory 17 Petir Road, #01-15/16., Hillion Mall, Singapore 678278
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#thehainanstory #hillionmallsg #burpple #burpplesg

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After constantly ordering their usual fair of chicken chop and fish, I decided to order their burger for a change. This monster cost $15.90 and the con is it does not include sides. The burger was good with all the sinful ingredients of fried onion, ham and finally the patty.

However, I feel that it should at least provide one side for us as the burger can be greasy so having the option to choose a vegetable like coleslaw will be good. Other western joint would at least provide one side for customer such as french fries and coleslaw

There has been a lot of talk about The Hainan Story on social media of the late — taking over the former premises of the now-defunct Tian Bao Szechuan Kitchen at Hillion Mall, The Hainan Story is a multi-concept food hall that houses several brands under one roof, such as familiar local establishments like Ah Chiang’s Porridge and Wee Nam Kee Hainanese Chicken Rice, as well as new concepts such as Uncle Robert Western and Newspaper Hainanese Curry Rice.

Off the menu from The Hainan Story, which is essentially the stall here serving Nanyang Kopi, tea and other beverages, as well as Hainanese toast, British pies alongside egg tarts and desserts such as cheesecakes, the Homemade Gula Melaka Kaya & Butter Toast caught my attention given how it is homemade — the Kaya itself even being retailed in bottles here; something that definitely piqued my interest given my love for homemade Kaya. True to the Hainanese variant of the well-loved coconut jam, the Homemade Gula Melaka Kaya here comes in a pretty shade of dark-brown, as opposed to the usual green Nonya Kaya which many other establishments that make their own kaya prefers to serve up. Whilst most Hainanese Kaya uses brown sugar or caramelised sugar/caramel for their kaya, the deep, earthy sweetness of the Gula Melaka really exudes in this rendition, and goes exceptionally well with the slab of cold butter slapped in between the UFO buns — the bun being a standard option here and is absolutely fluffy, light and pillowy-soft. We went for the ala-carte option here; choosing to opt for Butter Kopi to go along (a $0.60 upgrade from the original Kopi), though the same is also available in a set which comes with soft-boiled eggs and coffee/tea/cold drinks (from a given selection only) for those looking for the full Hainanese breakfast affair.

Wished they were a little more careful in processing orders here though; was initially given Peanut Butter Toast instead of the Homemade Gula Melaka Kaya and Butter Toast by accident — a little dangerous considering how some folks may have peanut allergies and could have taken a bite into the wrongly-made order. Otherwise, given the sheer amount of options available here, I guess Bukit Panjang residents will find this a great option within their area of residence — would probably check out the other concepts that they have soon since some of the items available had already caught my eye!