Food Review: British Hainan – immerse in the sea of old heritage
Reviewed by: TK
At British Hainan, it is not just the lip-smacking good food that ones enjoyed, the cosiness of a home-liking environment, the antiquity touch, the heartwarming and the friendliness of the Puah's team is well adored by the guests. Worth a visit? You bet.
“Welcome home, son”
“If you park your car outside, please take note the Traffic police is here”
Owner Frederick Puah never failed to greet all his guests with his warm and friendly gestures.
The cafe exquisite deco is a mishmash of classic old fashioned and tradition rustic charm, plenty of retro artifacts to reminiscent of the 60s or perhaps even the 50s, vintage TV, radio, cameras, and many great grandparents’ collections remind you about all the old heritage.
Stepping in the restaurant never made you the feeling of visiting a commercial eating place but a sense of home though is not a home.
At British Hainan, nothing go in order, piles of antiquities are everywhere, but it is also the messiness to delineate the orderly, it radiates the warmth and passion of the Puah’s that filled the place.
British Hainan Signature Lamb Shank 28.9
Meat just fell off from the bone and tenderly texture absorbed all the essence of the flavoursome gravy, it is such a mamma mia that we are sold at the first bite.
Fish and Chip 13.9
You need to retain the juiciness of the fish fillet and a perfect fragrant crisp crust coating to make a real good fish and chip. British Hainan has not disappoint us, it’s fulfilled the criteria of a real good fish and chip, well done Frederick.
Grilled Chicken 13.9
There wasn’t much of the occasion where you get a finely grilled, tender and juicy chicken chop that make you feeling soothingly good thereafter. British Hainan Chicken Chop is clinching tight not to loose its grip to attest a good chicken chop and we should just say it is all good.
Pork Chop 14.9
The crispy crust and delicate flavour of batter fried pork chop was overshadowed by the gravy that doused over it. We somehow prefer the gravy served aside to allow the appreciation of the crispiness and flavour of the batter.
Our verdict on British Hainan
At British Hainan, it is not just the lip-smacking good food that ones enjoyed, the cosiness of a home-liking environment, the antiquity touch, the heartwarming and the friendliness of the Puah’s team is well adored by the guests. Worth a visit? You bet.
A: 75 Carpmael Road Singapore 429812
H: Dinner Daily Except Tuesday 6pm -10pm Lunch Friday & Saturday Only 12pm – 3pm Closed on Tuesdays, except Public Holidays.