9 Best Mala Eateries in Singapore Worth Queuing for
Looking for the best mala Singapore has to offer to satisfy your craving for something that is super spicy for you? Then you’ve gotta check out the list of hawker stalls and restaurants selling mala food below.
Wan Xing Mala Xiang Guo
Do you know that Hougang has a night stretch of glorious supper food? You might have heard of the famous Punggol Nasi Lemak there but opposite there is that whole stretch that has fish porridge as one night haunt. Wan Xiang Mala Xiang Guo is another such eatery that entices supper patrons to the area. This mala charges the food by weight, instead of by the number of ingredient pieces in the selection. Also, what is different about this mala is that it contains more garlic taste than the other mala dishes in Singapore.
Old Chengdu Sichuan Cuisine Restaurant
What more can we say about this mala eatery is mala is originated from Sichuan itself. This Chengdu restaurant brings out the flavour of the real mala from China. It is one of the best Sichuan restaurant here.
Yi Lu Fa F&B
Along the busy Bugis Street comes a mala hotpot restaurant that sells good mala xiang guo. This restaurant actually sells zi char too. Though rightfully their mala is not as fragrant as many others, what comes good about this eatery is its affordability.
Ma La Xiang Guo at Bedok Interchange
At the Bedok Interchange hawker centre, there is a savoury mala food stall that draws dragon tail queues during dinner times. The mala dish does numb your tongue with some herbal taste and the funny thing is that despite mala is rather spicy, it is “cooling” at the same time, due to the dried chilli. This cooking uses less oil than others too.
You Ma You La
Ang Mo Kio’s mala here is salty and oily. It does feel more unhealthy but I should say that this is one of the best mala eatery in Singapore. But there is a way to square out the oil and salt from your munch, and that is to eat it with a bowl of rice everytime. The mala is chargeable by the weight, not by the number of ingredients used.
Halal Mala Hot Pot
Paya Lebar shopping district has 3 Kopitiam food courts and all have mala food stalls. All are halal too. But the one at Paya Lebar Square caters to the most favourable eaters of the spicy dish. Tasty without much oil can be used to describe the mala here. But it is a little more salty. Nevertheless, though it can be pricey for a place like this, it is still one of the favourites of the category.
Ri Ri Hong Mala Xiang Guo
People’s Park Complex Food Centre is located at Chinatown. And even in such a competitive location where many Chinese diners patronise the food stalls, Ri Ri Hong still shines with good mala food. They have 2 stalls in the food centre actually as they are not able to cope with the high popular demand.
Ri Ri Hong’s mala dish has a very strong amount of garlic and is not very spicy. Perhaps, this is what attracts local Singaporeans as they are known to be very fond of garlic in their food. The mala is absolutely fragrant and a plate of 2 meats and 3 vegetables costs about $7 – this is simply affordable for such combination! Please note to arrive early before 12 noon as the queue can make you wait and wait!
Ming Tang Jiu Gong Ge
This hotpot restaurant at Bugis Cube is a draw for many passers-by. You can have a marvellous seafood mala feast including hot pot ingredients that range from kurobuta pork to spicy baby lobster. The signature sensation of mouth tingling feeling gives you the memorable experience once you have a sip of the soup. Though it is rather dearer in price, well, you should hook up a celebration here once in a while!
This stall is located at Pasir Ris MRT. It is very easy to spot on this stall with a bright yellow signboard that has a tagline and its contact number. They have all the basics of ingredients – lotus roots, potato, beef, pork, chicken etc. Though not so numbing and spicy, this stall is good for its fast preparation. But with a location at the MRT station says it all – it is more for the rushing person who needs to hurry for time. So there is indeed a give and take and the business strategy in it.
Have you tried any of the mala food establishments listed above? What do you think of their food quality, ambience and customer service? Or do your choices differ from ours?
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