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32 New Market Road
#01-1036 & #01-1152 People's Park Complex Food Centre
Singapore 050032

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11:00am - 09:00pm

11:00am - 09:00pm

11:00am - 09:00pm

11:00am - 09:00pm

11:00am - 09:00pm

11:00am - 09:00pm

11:00am - 09:00pm

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Reasonable pricing, friendly staffs and most importantly, the spices and taste really cannot fight with others la. Ordered vermicelli, sausage, tofu skin, lotus, fish and enoki mushroom for 1 pax and the total was $10. Will come back again and again

Accessible price, good variety of ingredients, & customisable! I've tried a few other places, but this is the only stall that I've returned to, and returned repeatedly!

Rating: 4.5/5 (sometimes consistency is an issue)

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Watch my video review of the stall here:

A relatively hot craze which started some three to four years ago, People’s Park is a hotbed for Sichuan dishes. In particular mala xiang guo (hot numbing fragrant pot) where customers choose raw ingredients (meat, vegetables, beancurd) and they are stir-fried in a spicy gravy. It is distinctly different from mala hotpot where people dip raw meat and vegetables into a spicy soup. 
Hugely popular in China, Ri Ri Hong was the first to open in People’s Park Centre in 2012 and is arguably the most popular here having opened a second outlet within the food centre, to cater to the demand. 
The reason why it’s popular is because it’s relatively cheap for mala xiang guo. all these ingredients and it’s $11. normally you pay 15-20 in a food court?
If you’ve never eaten fragrant pot before, the process is fairly simple: there is a fridge portion of the stall where you choose your raw ingredients, then you move along, and you are asked how spicy you’ll want it and if you want rice with it. Pay for your order, and you are given a number; then you wait for your completed meal (upwards of $11 and more)
The raw ingredients are chopped up and are fried in a potent mala sauce that is made with over 20 different herbs and spices. There are three levels of spiciness — level one is relatively unspicy, while most will be comfortable with level two. Level three is really catering for the workers from China, and if you order level four, you’re hardcore. You can tell the level of spiciness by how numb your tongue gets.
Also, be warned that they work on a sell-by-volume principle, so they will give you a lot of one item — so if you order meatballs, don’t expect just two or three. They’ll give you six to eight, and you can’t ask for less. So before you know it, you’ll have a huge amount of food on your hands, especially for those of you who are used to having a lot of variety in your meals.

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