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麻辣 | Ma La

麻辣 | Ma La

For those looking for some spicy & numbing goodness. Spiciness levels are rated with 🌶
Amanda Liu
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Overtime, I’ve learnt the art of saving money when I visit and it’s tips and tricks that I’ve heard and learnt from friends and even the servers themselves!

Must orders at any HDL would be their beancurd skin that comes rolled up. Dip it into your preferred soup for about 5 seconds and you’re good to go! It soaks up the flavour of your soup base while retaining its crunchiness!

Small life hack if you’d want to know, order 3 soups and leave the last one as plain water. The overall cost is cheaper than order 2 soup bases.
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No matter the weather or mood, a plate of 红油抄手 sure goes a long way!

I love how the sauce is almost like a spicy soup that accompanies every dumpling. Each dumpling is hand wrapped and filled with minced pork before being steamed and blanched. Afterwhich, topped with a soup-like gravy, chilli oil, dried chilli and chopped chives.


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A new store popped up at the coffeehouse just opposite my block and I finally have a MLXG store nearby!

Sharing the space with the kwaychup store (that only opens in the day), this new store states that their chef has past hotel experience, but I didn’t probe further into it.

Their ingredients are limited but sufficient as the basic ingredients are there, just that the variety wouldn’t be as enticing as other larger stalls.

Taste wise, for a 中辣 (medium) order, I would say the spiciness is decent and comparable to the popular ones, but not as 麻 (numbing) as I thought it’ll be.


Unit #01-42
Spiciness: 🌶🌶

When you can’t really decide what to have, 麻辣 always got your back!

I would say at 中辣, it wasn’t spicy enough, but it was definitely numbing enough. I’d recommend just going for the extreme and have 大辣 if you like spicy food.

The ingredients selection was quite minimal, but you do have most of the basics covered, so this can be an option for those who frequent this hawker centre!


Located with the food court on the 5th floor of 313 @ Somerset, you’d be able to find this store tucked away in the corner, next to the Hainanese Chicken Rice store.

Spiciness: 🌶🌶

Items start off at $1.20 / 100g and are labelled according to vegetables, meats, and premium items.

If you fail to mention the level of spiciness, they’d peg it at 中辣 (moderate spiciness). We ordered it at that level just in case it gets unbearable if we dived in for 大辣 (very spicy).

To our surprise, 中辣 wasn’t as spicy as we thought, which make it pretty easy to finish without perspiring bucket loads. Apart from that, I noticed that it wasn’t as oily as the other 麻辣香锅 I’ve had thus far.

On a side note, for Passion Card members, flash your Passion Card to receive a 10% discount on your total bill if you spend more than $5, valid Mondays to Fridays only.


Spiciness: 🌶

Situated within Kovan Hawker Centre, located just next to Heartland Mall, 香天下 (Unit 01-23) is probably one of the most affordable mala I’ve had in awhile.

The variety of the ingredients are sufficient & more or less what you can find elsewhere, but at this price point, I’m not complaining!

I ordered for 中辣 (medium), but it came tasting more like 小辣 (less spicy), which made it easy for me to slurp everything without breaking a sweat. As for the 麻 (numbness) portion, it wasn’t that numbing either, so it was easy to finish everything up!


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