10 Exciting New Mala Foods From Chicken Rice To Pizza And Potato Chips


Ding Xian Hot Pot serves up spicy, flavourful broth for their hot pot.

It is clear that Singaporeans like it hot, tongue-numbingly hot. It started with the craze for mala hotpot, then with the trend of mala xiang guo (a stir-fried version of mala hotpot) outlets, which have become a permanent fixture in foodcourts and hawker centres.

And as the love of “ma” (tongue-numbing) and “la” (spicy) flavours takes hold in Singapore, enter the third wave of non-Sichuan mala food. Think mala flavours for dishes from chicken rice to pizza. Here are the ones getting us excited!

Text: Eunice Quek / The Straits Times

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