The Hainan Story (Introduction) (Hillion Mall)

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~$15/pax
海南寶 Paying tribute to the Hainanese who arrived on Singapore’s shores after the British, The Hainan Story by Baoshi is one of the biggest congregations of Hainanese cuisine in one place. The 5-in-1 multi-brand Hainanese restaurant celebrates the best of Hainanese cuisine by bringing together new and old brands that Singaporeans are familiar with. The Hainan Story’s menu features the works of Hainanese chefs, Baoshi’s in-house culinary team and young chefs – a traditional yet modern affair. A must-try is their ‘Newspaper Hainanese Curry Rice’, which treasured recipe is imparted by an elderly Hainanese lady. Bold with flavours, the curry rice has 6 different sets to choose from. Other signatures include Hainanese delicacies such as claypot and noodle varieties by ‘The Hainan Story’, British-Hainanese western fare from ‘Uncle Robert Western’, as well as iconic dishes from famous brands such as ‘Wee Nam Kee Chicken Rice’ and ‘Ah Chiang’s Traditional Porridge’.

17 Petir Road
#01-15/16 Hillion Mall
Singapore 678278

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Saturday:
07:30am - 09:30pm

Sunday:
07:30am - 09:30pm

Monday:
07:30am - 09:30pm

Tuesday:
07:30am - 09:30pm

Wednesday:
07:30am - 09:30pm

Thursday:
07:30am - 09:30pm

Friday:
07:30am - 09:30pm

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This aromatic coconut milky laksa broth is the perfect rescue to a rainy day! While it might look ordinary with the usual ingredients like fish cake, hard boiled egg, beansprouts, tau pok which I simply love soaking in the broth, the addition of shredded steamed hainanese chicken calls for a difference. The shredded slices were not dry like chicken breast, instead tender and of substantial thickness. Read that a laksa can only be defined as Hainanese style with the addition of steamed Hainanese chicken. What was also special in this bowl was the crispy pork skin, my first time trying in a bowl of laksa. I usually don’t prefer eating pork skin as it can come across oily, fatty and sometimes rancid, but the ones here were served crispy and fragrant, or so I thought as they soaked up the laksa broth.

I am a sucker for nostalgia, and so I have always wanted to try the newspaper Hainanese curry rice at The Hainan Story. Not only they are creative by serving the curry rice on a piece of “newspaper”, I have also noticed that the curry rice here has been highly raved.

The first time I had it delivered, I wasn’t too impressed as the rice came across mushy and sticky although I must say I really enjoyed the tender chicken drumstick. However, dining in this time made the experience entirely different. What stayed the same was the huge portion, the heavenly four vegetables and the long bean fried omelette which we didn’t know that we could actually choose. But what was different was that the set was also served with a prawn cracker, sambal tempeh and the sambal belacan that left me burning. And although the slab of braised pork belly was pretty fat, I enjoyed the melt-in-mouth tenderness while being drenched with a gravy filled with spices. This was, in fact, not conflicting to the hainanese curry which was heavily aromatic in the curry rempah. I appreciate the gesture of serving the curry separately so that the rice wouldn’t be damp and we could taste both the curry and the braised pork separately before mixing them all together.

The defunct CMC or YY Kafei Dian usually comes to my mind when I am craving for Kaya toast. Until lately when I got to try the hainanese toast at @thehainanstory, apart from the newspaper hainanese curry rice that they are also famous for.

Not so much of the toast, in fact, the firm bite was something that I didn’t really prefer although it was quite fluffy. It comes across dry. It was the homemade Gula Melaka Kaya that stood out; the earthy smokiness of gula melaka was distinct, while complementing the deep caramelised, butterscotch taste. Definitely a good match to the thick slab of oily butter. Comes with soft-boiled eggs, sachets of pepper and soy sauce and a big cup of hot beverage. In our case, a gao yuan yang.

A multiple brand concept paying tribute to Hainanese foods, so you could enjoy all the Hainanese cuisine within the same place.

Their curry chicken rice set seems popular and I totally enjoy it. Not just because of its big portion, but also the overall taste.

Given 3 pieces of chicken drumstick, comes with together with fried egg, vegetables, curry and chili sauce at a very affordable price.

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Was given the option to adjust the gao-ness of the drinks, so milo was super gao and shiok!
The soy sauce for the eggs are too much per plate, adjust accordingly to preference (we placed the whole pack and it was too salty)
We preferred the kaya butter toast as compared to the rojak one.

$10.20 for 2 sets (Milo + $0.20)

Feature :
💕Bak Kwa Fried Rice with Spicy Pork Floss Chicken Cutlet.
💰 $13.80
💕Bak Kwa Pork Floss Butter Toast.
💰$2.80

Customer can get free pack of The Hainan Story limited edition red packets, with condition available for every purchase of the Bak Kwa Fried Rice w/ Spicy Pork Floss Chicken Cutlet.

📍The Hainan Story.
17 Petir Rd.
Hillion Mall.

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