British Hainan Inwards Joo Chiat. Singapore |Johor Kaki Travels For Food
We gathered for Dominicus tiffin today at British Hainan eating theatre which is at the intersection of Crane Road as well as Carpmael Road inwards Joo Chiat (about xv minutes leisurely walk from Paya Lebar MRT station). A cherry as well as dark põrnikas eyed vintage Morris motorcar stood at the front end similar a Queen's Guard inwards a cherry as well as dark coat exterior Buckingham Palace 😄
Stepping within British Hainan was similar walking into a curio store only ready alongside tables as well as chairs. The interior was chock a block alongside former things , non necessarily British - Marilyn Monroe , Elvis Presley as well as President Obama shared the wall infinite alongside Princess Diana. It reminded me of those century former Ang Moh homes (in Ang Moh land) where non bad grandad as well as grandma's things are all the same around everywhere 😂
British or non , this identify is certainly Hainan. Our's was the solely tabular array speaking inwards English linguistic communication inwards the amount trouble solid eating theatre - everyone else was greeting as well as bantering cheerfully inwards Hainanese. This was indeed a "Hainanese village" equally possessor Frederick envisioned.
British Hainan's speciality is a unique genre of cuisine which was born out of the history of Hainanese immigration to Southeast Asia. The Hainanese were belatedly comers from Cathay to Nanyang inwards the early on 1900s , then they established themselves inwards whatever unoccupied manufacture that remained. Many ended upwards inwards the kitchens of British armed forces bases , homes as well as fifty-fifty ships.
I tin all the same think the Hainanese Ah Ko inwards white long sleeves , bow ties as well as dark pants inwards Tengah Officers Mess when I was a immature greenhorn. It was at TOM that I was initiated to British Hainan cuisine - I volition e'er think the French toast only that's a floor for some other postal service 😄
The side past times side measuring for many Hainanese chefs as well as their descendants was moving on to outset upwards their ain java shops as well as restaurants similar British Hainan. Frederick's dad cooked for a British trouble solid unit of measurement as well as his carbohydrate gratis recipes are all the same used inwards British Hainan today (exactly correct for our national "War on Diabetes" displace - why everything also must position inwards this type of language? 😜). Frederick's dad's boss was diabetic , so he developed carbohydrate gratis recipes replacing carbohydrate alongside sweetness potatoes.
Of the many dishes that stand upwards for British Hainan cuisine , my favourites are pork chop , chicken chop as well as oxtail stew. We indulged inwards them all today 😄
Hainanese pork as well as chicken chops were coated alongside a flour batter as well as crushed cream crackers. The deep fried coating has a feature crispiness from bits of cream crackers spell the pork or chicken within (shielded from the hot oil) remained tender as well as juicy - the contrast of textures as well as natural sweetness of pork or chicken brand Hainanese chops then delicious 😋
The chops were served smothered inwards a thick savoury sourish sweetness sauce alongside lots of peas , onion , Lycopersicon esculentum as well as carrots. At British Hainan it also comes alongside a generous salad of cucumber slices , lettuce , cherry tomatoes , pineapple , tangerine etc. We were busy chatting , enjoying the nutrient as well as fellowship , then I may missy out some ingredients 😂
I similar the flavoursome sauce then much that I had to politely asking the helpful staff who came to clear our tabular array to permit me complete upwards the sauce 😁
I similar British Hainan's oxtail stew , which is some other quintessential British Hainan dish. It's a homely vegetable stew alongside oxtail inwards the pot.
The tail joints were meaty alongside a chip of fat. The meat was tender as well as juicy alongside a mild beefiness. The meat had a gentle chew to the seize alongside teeth though personally I prefer it one-half a notch softer.
I similar this thick stew a lot - it had all the essence from sweetness spud , spud , Lycopersicon esculentum , carrot , onion , celery as well as beefy oxtail inwards its savoury sweetness beefy sauce. I was cleaning upwards the plate as well as didn't desire to provide it to the staff , pathetic 😂 I also ate those woody Rosemary leaves , yum yum 😋
Frederick teamed upwards alongside Wah Eng beef noodles as well as instantly serves traditional Hainanese beef noodles at British Hainan.
The generic thick bee hoon is served alongside a mix of minor pieces of lean beef slices , tendon , tripe as well as beef balls inwards a savoury beefy medium bodied broth. The beef was tender alongside a chip of chew to the seize alongside teeth which released beefy flavours alongside every bite.
We also had the "dry" version where the bee hoon as well as beef were smothered inwards a starch thicken savoury salty night sauce alongside subtle underlying beefiness.
Restaurant name: British Hainan
Address: 75 Carpmael Rd , Singapore 429812
GPS: 1°18'44.5"N 103°53'55.5"E | 1.312351 , 103.898759
Tel: 11:00am - 5:30pm | 6:00pm – 10:00pm (Tues off)
Hours: 6336 8122
Date visited: 26 November 2017
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