10 Mala Spots In S’pore You Need To Visit To Spice Up Your Life

10 Of The Best Mala Joints In Singapore To Satisfy Your Spicy Cravings!

The Mala craze has been around in Singapore for the longest time. And fortunately for most of us, it doesn’t seem to be going anywhere. Be it Mala Xiang Guo or Hotpot, we have got your back. Here are the 10 best Mala spots in Singapore you must not miss out on if you’re a true fan!

Top 10 Mala Spots In Singapore You Must Try Before You Can Call Yourself A Mala Fan!

1. Ri Ri Hong Mala Xiang Guo

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Mala fan or not, you would definitely have heard of Ri Ri Hong Mala Xiang Guo located at People’s Park Food Centre at Chinatown. Occupying two stalls at one of the most popular hawker centers in Singapore, Ri Ri Hong Mala Xiang Guo offers a large variety of ingredients for you to choose from. Stir-fried in a generous dose of fragrant chili oil, peppercorn, and garlic, it makes an extremely comforting bowl of goodness at a pretty reasonable price!

Address: 32 New Market Road #01-42/52, People’s Park Food Centre, Singapore 050032

Operating Hours: 11 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. daily

Links: Facebook

2. You Ma You La

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One of my personal favorites! You Ma You La have multiple outlets around the island. However, they still remain very consistent throughout which is something I really appreciate. You Ma You La is great for those who prefer their Mala to be more La (spicy) than Ma (numb)! Pair it with a bowl of rice to soak up all the flavor, and you’re good to go. Not to mention, they are pretty affordable as well.


Toa Payoh Outlet: Blk 183 Toa Payoh Central #01-316, Singapore 310183

Ang Mo Kio Outlet: S-11 Food House, 51 Ang Mo Kio Avenue 3, 569922 

Woodlands Outlet: S-11 Food Court, Blk 304 Woodlands Street 11, Woodlands, Admiralty, 730304 Singapore

Bugis Outlet: Bugis Outlet: 3 New Bugis Street, #03-01, 188867

3. Chuan Wei Mala Hotpot

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Photo: Chuan Wei Mala Hot Pot (Facebook)

Look at the size of those prawns! Chuan Wei Mala Hot Pot never cuts any slack when it comes to the quality of the food. Located at IMM, it is rather convenient and the price point is extremely reasonable too. Time to get your Mala fix and satisfy your cravings, westies!


IMM Building, #04-09, Jurong East Street 21, Singapore 60601 | Blk 678A Choa Chu Kang Crescent, Singapore 681678 | Blk 959 Jurong West Street 92, Singapore 640959 | Blk 155 Bukit Batok Street 11, #01-322, Singapore 650155 | Blk 446 Pasir Ris Drive 6, Singapore 510446 | Blk 101 Yishun Ave 5 Singapore 760101

Contact: 8126 7588

Operating Hours: 11 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. daily 

4. Zhen Pin Hong Mala Hotpot 

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Photo: Zhen Pin Hong Mala Hotpot (Facebook)

At first glance, Zhen Pin Hong Mala Hotpot may not look like much. However, they are the definition of “Do not judge a book by its cover”. The Mala flavor was extremely fragrant, making you want to go back for more. The recommended tip is to get the broccoli as it will be able to soak up all the flavors from the sauce! Although this spot leans towards the more expensive side, I assure you it is worth it.

Address: 51 Yishun Avenue 11 #01-38 Yishun Park Hawker Centre, Singapore 768867 

Links: Facebook | Instagram

5. Wan Xing Mala Xiang Guo 

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Located at Kovan, Wan Xing Mala Hot Pot is the go-to place if you’re craving for some good Mala late at night as they open till 2 a.m. daily. Here, they serve both Mala Xiang Guo and soup, which is not something you see very often elsewhere. Go for the soup version on a rainy day, and I guarantee you nothing else can beat that!

Address: 1008 Upper Serangoon Road, Singapore 534746

Contact: 6123 4567 / 9129 0988

Operating Hours: 12 p.m. to 2 a.m. daily

Links: Facebook 

6. Fat Bird

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Get your fill of both hot pot and Mala Xiang Guo at Fat Bird at only $15.90++ per person! Not only can you get free-flow Mala/chicken stew hot pot buffet, but they also serve a large range of ingredients and items on their menu. Definitely try their Fried Man Tou served with condensed milk, it is to die for!

Address: 1 Liang Seah St, #01-15/16, Singapore 189022

Contact: 6337 0612

Operating Hours: 12 p.m. to 1:30 a.m. daily

Links: Facebook | Instagram 

7. Si Wei Mao Cai

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Nestled along Chinatown area, Si Wei Mao Cai is best known for its authentic Sichuan cuisine as well as its Mala based dishes. At Si Wei Mao Cai, there’s a huge variety of ingredients to choose from and pot comes with generous portions. Let us warn you, that their spiciness level is no joke! We recommend the medium spice level unless you are an extreme spicy lover. Don’t say we didn’t warn you hor!

Address: 33 Mosque Street, Singapore 059511

Contact: 6223 1170

Operating Hours: 11 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. daily

Links: Facebook | Instagram 

8. Tong Fu Ju Sichuan Restaurant 

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Located along Boat Quay, Tong Fu Ju Sichuan Restaurant specializes in traditional Sichuan Ma La seafood dishes. On your next visit, a definite must-try is their house special Charcoal Grilled Live Fish! They have 4 different fish options for you to choose from and 8 different flavors for the broth! But of course, we recommend the Spicy Ma La Broth. You can even add other ingredients at $2.90 per portion.

Address: 50 Boat Quay, Singapore 049839

Contact: 6224 7071

Operating Hours: 11:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. daily

Links: Facebook

9. Long Qing Hotpot Restaurant 

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Long Qing Hotpot Restaurant prides themselves in their 100% free MSG soup bases that are made from scratch. The Spicy Mala broth was extremely flavorful and satisfying, with just the right amount of spiciness and numbness. You can get the divided bowl with another soup option, to act as a palate cleanser as the Mala soup is pretty oily.

Address: 18 Hong Kong Street, Singapore 059661

Contact: 6533 1618

Operating Hours: 5:30 p.m. to 11 p.m. daily (Closed on Mons)

Links: Facebook | Instagram 

10. Hao Lai Wu

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Not only does Hao Lai Wu serve high-quality Mala hotpot buffet, but they also offer Mala grilled fish! Doesn’t it look super appetizing already? On top of the fresh ingredients included in the buffet spread, we guarantee you that the soup base is of top quality too! The chef at Hao Lai Wu originates from Sichuan. Therefore, it is promised the most authentic experience. You can’t go wrong, especially at such an affordable price!

Address: 8 Sago Street, Singapore 059012

Contact: 6221 0065

Operating Hours: 11 a.m. to 3 a.m. daily

Links: Facebook | Instagram 

10 Mala Spots In Singapore You Must Try Before You Die!

We have painstakingly compiled the top 10 Mala spots in Singapore for all of you Mala lovers out there. With that being said, let us know which is your favorite in the comments below!

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