Hainanese High Tea set at The Hainan Story
Most of us love the chi-chi high tea life, but with dining restrictions, reduced seating capacities, and all that, it can be really hard to book a high tea session with your friends. The Hainan Story is about to change things up, with a Hainanese High Tea set at their locations in Hillion Mall, and Hotel Boss!
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The Hainan Story at Hotel Boss is the brand’s second concept, after their first multi-brand opening at Hillion Mall in Bukit Panjang. Of the two, The Hainan Story’s Jalan Sultan outlet is open 24 hours daily, offering Hainanese-style comfort food, including Swiss rolls and cookies by ex-Antoinette head chef, Chef Pang, Hainanese kopi and toast, satay and more.
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The Hainanese High Tea set ($35.80) is their latest offering that’s said to be the first of its kind in Singapore. Do note that it’s only available for dine-in guests, and a minimum of two diners is required to enjoy the set. Of the two locations, only Hotel Boss will serve this set 24/7.
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Each three-tiered high tea set comes with Hainanese teatime favourites and your choice of a hot beverage. You’ll get a selection of Chef Pang’s Swiss rolls and cookies, and honey toast cubes, as well as yibua—a Hainanese steamed dumpling that you’ll traditionally get at weddings and during babies’ one-month-old celebrations.
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If you didn’t know, yibua are typically made with glutinous rice and sweet potato flour, filled with palm sugar, jaggery red sugar, grated coconut, ginger, and crushed, roasted peanuts.
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Other than the sweets, the high tea set also includes Crispy Prawn Fritters, Hainanese Har Chou, and Hainanese Yuan Yang Satay. The satay is served in both pork and chicken options, paired with their house special satay sauce, which has a surprising addition of grated pineapple!
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Of course, if you’re looking for more sweets to end the meal, order yourself some Beary Nice Summer Dessert ($5.90), which enjoys a reputation as the King of Hainan Island. The version at The Hainan Story comes a base of coconut water, with yam balls, red kidney beans, pearl sago, coconut jelly, and honey sea coconut, all of which is topped with shaved coconut ice, and a frozen ice bear that’s made of coconut water and coconut ice cream.
Check out our list of affordable high tea options in Singapore, if you’re craving such delights. Otherwise, Swissotel Merchant Court has a high tea buffet that you could consider!
Address: 17 Petir Road, #01-15/16, Hillion Mall, Singapore 678278
Opening hours: Daily 7:30am to 9:30pm
Tel: 6970 8191
Address: 500 Jalan Sultan, #01-09, Hotel Boss, Singapore 199020
Opening hours: 24h daily
Tel: 6291 1969
The Hainan Story is not a halal-certified eatery
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