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437 Orchard Road
#B1-17/25 Orchard Xchange
Singapore 238878

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Saturday:
11:00am - 10:00pm

Sunday:
11:00am - 10:00pm

Monday:
11:00am - 10:00pm

Tuesday:
11:00am - 10:00pm

Wednesday:
11:00am - 10:00pm

Thursday:
11:00am - 10:00pm

Friday:
11:00am - 10:00pm

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A little odd tasting, given how I am so accustomed to the usual mala flavours. This was like an odd combination of tomyum and mala, with a tinge of sourness in it. Also, it wasn’t as spicy as the usual mala with medium spice but still sufficient to start your nose running.

This place sells one of the best mala tang as unlike the usual which comes with a thick layer of chili oil, they have less oil and are less spicy. It is quite expensive as 100g cost $2.88, regardless of meat or vegetable.

There are 3 other soup bases to choose from: pickled vegetable, tomato and pork bone.

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I found this little mala spot next to the popular Aqua S, where I got myself a tomato soup base with various ingredients commonly found at mala stalls.

I got a cheese ball and I think it’s pretty unique! I don’t think mala stalls have cheese balls, especially one with cheese lava oozing from the core.

The soup was savoury and thick, and there is a distinct tomato flavour to it. The only thing is that it’s slightly salty so I got pretty thirsty afterwards.

For friends who don’t take spicy food, they have 3 other choices of soup base: pickled veggie, tomato and pork bone.

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Here comes the soup version of mala xiang guo (麻辣香锅). This is unlike mala steamboat (麻辣火锅) which usually comes with a layer of chilli oil floating on top. There are 4 types of broths available - Mala (麻辣), Chinese Pickled Vegetables (酸菜), Pork Bone (猪骨) and Tomato. Ingredients comes in a variety of meat, seafood and vegetables that goes for $2.88 per 100g.

I liked their thick and chewy noodles that looked like 酸辣粉. The normal level mala broth comes with acceptable amount of heat and it’s drinkable - similar to those I had in Taiwan from 马辣顶级鸳鸯火锅 while pickled vegetables broth is sour and spicy.

Thanks @burpple for the invite and @gongyuansg for hosting!

I’ve had a few other ma la tangs before and Gong Yuan’s has been the better one so far! I went with the medium spice and unlike the others I’ve tried that weren’t spicy, I liked the good heat and tingling numbness this had. It also wasn’t too oily and was drinkable with its pork bone broth base that gave a light creaminess to it, though a bit heavy handed with msg. This kind of ma la tangs are not as popular yet, so it would be good to manage expectations that its mala is different from the more common steamboat kind. The choice of ingredients are the typical ones you would see in mlxg stalls, but go for their thick sweet potato noodles (the kind usually used in 酸辣粉 suan la fen) as it absorbed the broth well. Apart from ma la, they also have pork bone and pickled vegetable broths.

It’s kinda pricey at $2.88 per 100g across the variety of ingredients you can pick from, especially since I usually stick to the veg selection with my mlxg. Also, Gong Yuan doesn’t seem to have the practice of draining out the water from your bowl of chosen ingredients, so just make a mental note to shake off the water when you’re kiap-ing them, or it would add on to the final weight.

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Tried the mala soup belong Seoi Gor! It was $2.88/100g regardless of it being vege, mushroom, seafood or meat! Soup was tasty but felt like there was lots of msg and it didn’t have the numb taste but instead, just a good tomyum which had a lot of milk!!! Food took a while to come too but worth a try!

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