The cool weather is definitely making us crave something warm and spicy, so of course, halal mala fits the bill! If you're in the Kampong Gelam area and looking for halal mala
, you have to head over to Le Fuse Cafe at Arab Street ? Located alongside rows of carpet and textile shops at Arab Street, Le Fuse is a Muslim-owned restaurant and probably the only place that you can find halal mala in the Bugis area. P.S. They used to be in the Upp Serangoon Rd area!
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Of course, you have to try their Mala Specialty dishes while you're at Le Fuse. Choose between the Mala Xiang Guo (stir-fry) or Mala Tang (soup). Unlike the mala dishes at other eateries, you can’t customise your ingredients but the ingredients are what you'd usually find in authentic mala like Chinese cabbage, Enoki Mushroom, Black Fungus Lotus Root, Bamboo Shoot, chicken luncheon meat and more. If you'd like, you can also add more ingredients.
P.S. Check out other halal mala eateries in Singapore!
You can choose from 3 different spice levels - mild, moderate and extreme. First-timers, you'll want to try the mild level but those of you who love your food spicy, take the extreme! As you savour their mala broth, you'll experience a mix of spicy, sweet, peppery and salty flavours. Some even say that there's a subtle curry taste to it. Their mala comes in generous portions and although it's slightly pricier ($16.80-$17.80), the serving for 1 pax is good enough for sharing. If you're in a big group, their Wildest Mala Tang is a great option for 4-5 pax (from $47.80) and comes with special ingredients like lobster balls
and huge prawns. P.S. Find more halal Chinese eateries in Singapore here!
Even if you're not particularly fond of mala, Le Fuse has a wide variety of dishes that you'll love. The sweet potato beef noodles is a comforting dish especially in rainy weather or you can get their prawn dumpling noodles and soup, a new addition to the menu. If you're looking for dishes to share, their salted egg calamari and Chongqing Diced Chicken are great options. The latter consists of chicken chunks seasoned with more than 10 different spices stir-fried in dried chillis and Sichuan peppercorns ?
Time to make your way to Le Fuse Cafe for some warm and spicy goodness this
rainy season! Halal status:
11.30AM-9.30PM (closed on Mon)
47 Arab St, Kampong Gelam, Singapore 199744
P.S. Check out our halal cafe guide to Bugis and Kampong Gelam!