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Hainanese Western Sampling Set

Much has been said about Hainanese Chicken Rice but do you know in terms of Singapore local food, the Hainanese has contributed much to the diversity that is unique in the world?

The Hainanese Western is the result of Hainanese Immigrants working in western  households as chefs and cooks and came out with dishes that are now local favourites that we cannot do without.

The Wanderful Singapore group now works with British Hainan to bring you this special sampling set so you can the best Hainanese dishes not easily available in Hawker Centers.

The Hainanese Story

The Hainanese are a Chinese dialect group that originated in Hainan province, China and are the fifth-largest Chinese dialect group in Singapore. In 2010, the Hainanese made up less than 7% of the Chinese population in Singapore, or more than 170,000 people.

The Hainanese arrived in Singapore around 1841, later than other Chinese dialect groups. They primarily worked as servants and chefs for the British colonial masters. Most Hainanese lived around Beach Road, Seah Street, and Purvis Street, which became the center of their social and commercial activities conveniently located next to the iconic Raffles Hotel.

All prices in Singapore Dollars unless otherwise stated


British Hainan Chap chye vegetables
British Hainan Hainanese Curry
1 / Chap Chye (original price: $12)

A popular stir fry of mixed vegetables blended with garlic, onion and soy to make a delicious starter. This is one of the dishes local love to eat with plain rice.

2 / Hainan Curry with Baguette (Special)

Hainanese curry rice developed during British colonial rule in Singapore. It was started by Hainanese living in Singapore, who were often employed by the British as well as the wealthy Peranakans (Straits-Chinese) as chefs in their homes.

Story goes that the British employers of the Hainanese Chefs want curry after their experience working in India. The chefs then put their own twists to the dish and out comes this Hainanese version of curry.

Mains (choose 2)

British Hainan oxtail
British Hainan mutton herbal
British Hainan Lamb rack
British Hainan Pork Rib
1 / Traditional Oxtail Stew (original price: $32.90)

Tender Oxtail served with potatoes, carrots and bread, combined with our famous Oxtail gravy.

This sweet and thick sauce covering the meat from the oxtail instantly peels off from the bone and melts in your mouth.

- Highly Recommended (hit No.1 in Google Search)

2 / Mutton Herbal Soup (original price: $32.90)

Traditional Hainanese imperial recipe with 32 secret ingredients that not only tastes heavenly but also boost immunity.

- Highly Recommended

3 / Grilled or Braised Lamb Shank (original price: $32.90)

Grilled Tender Lamb shank served with special Rosemary sauce, potato wedges and salad or Braised Lamb Shank with British Hainan meat sauce.

4 / Baby Back Ribs with Soup of the Day (original price $29.90)

Grilled Pork ribs drizzled with Chef’s special sweet apricot sauce, served with wedges and salad.


British Hainan chendol
British Hainan mango pudding ice cream
Chendol - Only at Purvis St. (original price $5.50)

Chendol is a sweet, layered dessert that's popular in Southeast Asia. It's made with: Shaved ice, Pea noodles (those green noodles), Palm sugar, Coconut milk, and Pandan leaf extract.

Homemade Mango Pudding & Ice Cream
- Only at Carpmael Road

Indulge in the luscious sweetness of ripe mangoes blended into a velvety-smooth pudding, perfectly complemented by the cool richness of our premium ice cream.

- Special Price -

Get 27% Off

Ala Carte Price: $120.85 (includes taxes)
Special price:
$88 (includes taxes)

About British Hainan

British Hainan is a family-run restaurant that serves classic British dishes with a Hainanese twist. British Hainan is known for its oxtail stew, fish and chips, and Hainanese pork chop.

"The best service is to make diners feel at home." Fred Puah

Founded by Mr Frederick Puah who always advocate good food and feeling good when eating, opening the restaurant is his way of passing down Hainanese culinary heritage to the younger generation.

His oxtail stew is so good that Google search has listed British Hainan as one of the best in Singapore (yes try Googling and see).

How to Enjoy This Sampling Set for 2?

Step 1: Send an email (click the email link!) and let us know...
Your Name
Date of Lunch/Dinner
Time you are visiting
Which branch of British Hainan you want to visit (Purvis Street/Carpmael Road)
Which two mains you want in the set.

Step 2: Wait for the email confirmation

Step 3: On day of visit, show the confirmation email to the staff

Step 4: Enjoy the food and remember to take pictures!

Step 5: Share your experience in VisitSingapore Facebook Group!

Terms and Conditions **1. Booking and Payment:** - Full payment is required at the time of dining at British Hainan premises. **2. Menu and Dietary Requirements:** - A finalized menu selection and guest count to be given with email to at least 1 day before date of dining. - Special dietary requirements and allergies must be communicated in advance. We will make reasonable efforts to accommodate these requests. **4. Liability:** -, WilzWorkz and British Hainan are not liable for any loss, damage, or theft of personal belongings or property at the event. - We follow strict food safety guidelines and will not be held responsible for foodborne allergies or illness resulting from consuming our food. **5. Force Majeure:** - In the event of unforeseen circumstances, such as natural disasters, pandemics, or other emergencies, we reserve the right to cancel or reschedule the event without liability. Any payments received will be refunded in such cases. **6. Governing Law:** - These terms and conditions are governed by the laws of the Republic of Singapore. Any disputes will be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts in the Republic of Singapore. **7. Termination:** - We reserve the right to terminate our catering services if the client violates any of these terms and conditions. By engaging in our catering services, you agree to abide by these terms and conditions by paying for the special menu – Hainanese Western Sampling Set Contact Information: - Phone: +65-91502799 - Email: - Website: [Feb 1, 2024]

Contact British Hainan


British Hainan HQ

75 Carpmael Road

+65 68024746

+65 96338122 (WHATSAPP)

Mama's Port x British Hainan

23 Purvis Street

+65 69779711

+65 83220389 (WHATSAPP)

Opening Hours

Wed - Mon

(Off Tues)


11:00 am – 3:00 pm


6:00 pm - 9.30 pm

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