The Hainan Story Chapter Two at Jewel Changi Airport
The Hainan Story made waves on social media when they launched an affordable Hainanese-inspired high tea at their first two outlets: Hotel Boss and Hillion Mall. This time, they’re back with a brand new concept in Jewel Changi Airport, named The Hainan Story Chapter Two.
Located on Basement 2 of the mall, this third outlet boasts an extensive menu featuring both Hainanese and local fare. They’re officially open on 7 July 2022.
Look forward to signature brands including Newspaper Curry Rice, Uncle Robert Western & BBQ, as well as famous Wee Nam Kee Chicken Rice, all under one roof.
Fans can also try the cafe’s two new concepts: 218 Hainanese Lor Mee and Ah Mai Kum Hainanese Chicken Rice Porridge. The former serves zhnged-up Hainanese-style lor mee, which comes with your choice of side: Jiaji White Braised Duck ($16.80+), Black Pork Cutlet ($14.80+), or Grilled Saba ($14.80+).
Each bowl of lor mee features flat yellow noodles in a thick and flavourful lor mee gravy, complete with braised egg, corn fritters, and crispy pork lard for added texture.
For a taste of classic Hainanese pork cutlet, order the Chapter 2 1980’s Hainanese Pork Cutlet coated with Potato Chips Crumbs ($18.80+). This hearty dish features a whole boneless pork cutlet covered with crushed potato chips and breadcrumbs, and then deep-fried to crisp perfection. The meaty slab is served with a side of fries, garlic bread, coleslaw, baked beans, and a house-made Hainanese BBQ sauce.
For something a little lighter, share the Ice Plant Summer Fruit Rojak with Crispy Codfish ($16.80+). Sweet and crunchy green mango, guava, green apple, turnip, pineapple, and Japanese cucumber form the base of this fusion side. It’s then topped with ice plant for a refreshing bite, and savoury cod fish strips instead of the traditional you tiao.
The Hainan Story has also rolled out new pot pies at their Jewel branch. Tuck into the Signature Hainanese Curry Chicken Pot Pie ($13.80+), which spotlights traditional Hainanese curry chicken and potato chunks beneath crispy puff pastry layers. Those who can’t take spice can opt for the Cheesy Chicken Pot Pie ($13.80+) or Traditional Oxtail Pot Pie ($17.80+) instead.
For a sweet ending to your meal, check out the lineup of freshly baked Cream Horns in flavours including Kopi Gao ($4.80+), Teh Tarik ($4.80+), and Chocolate Nutella ($4.80+). There’s also a wide array of traditional layered cakes, swiss rolls, and sweet or savoury buns perfect for afternoon tea.
Address: 78 Airport Boulevard, #B2-201/202, Jewel Changi, Singapore 819666
Opening hours: Daily 8am to 10pm
Tel: 9761 4556
The Hainan Story is not a halal-certified eatery.
Photos by Anthia Chng and Tanya Tham.
This was a media tasting at The Hainan Story Chapter Two.