Last Updated: November 18, 2020
A new mala hotpot chain has landed on our sunny shores, and it is none other than the famous Yang Guo Fu Mala Tang from China. Started in the icy city of Harbin by its founder Mr Yang Guo Fu, the chain has become so popular amongst Mala lovers that it has since expanded to more than 6,000 outlets worldwide.
Singapore will be the latest country to join Japan and Canada as the chosen overseas locations for Yang Guo Fu Mala Tang, which also marks the brand’s first expansion into South East Asian territory. The restaurant is widely known for their addition of milk and sugar in the broth, which gives the soup an extra dose of flavour.
The new outlets will be located along Victoria Street and in SingPost Centre, and with queues in China reportedly going for as long as two-hours, they are expected to draw huge crowds once they open in late November.
Each outlet will be able to accommodate up to 60 people, with a menu that includes a choice of 60 different ingredients—sliced pork, meatballs, and assorted mushrooms to name a few. Each ingredient goes for S$2.88 per 100g. There are also three types of soups and sauces for you to choose from—namely Spicy Mala Beef Broth, Mala Ban and Tomato Broth, and you can also choose from three different levels of spiciness.
Ordering is set to be a breeze—all you need to do is pick your ingredients, choose your soup base, and pay. It’s like a faster and more convenient version of the Sichuan hotpot, catered for individual diners in mind too.