I’m fairly positive GLC Hao Yun Lai Restaurant (好运来餐厅) has develop into fairly a agency favorite with so a lot of you over the previous few years. I’m not simply speaking about this being a favorite spot for these working within the space.. Even these coming from all around the island! 😀
I eat right here fairly usually myself and all the time attempt to order one thing new each. However I’ve to confess that the majority instances, I fail and order my normal order – Salted Egg Hen Rice (change the rice to Hen Rice!). One among my favorite tales is that I’d eaten there earlier within the day and posted about it on Instagram. That night as I used to be driving Seize, I picked up a pair from GLC (headed again to Sengkang). They acknowledged me once they received in and ‘blamed’ me for making them crave the Salted Egg Hen Rice with my put up that they got here all the way in which LOL
Properly, individuals used to name it “The NEW Tong Seng” however truly, hmmmmmm… I feel we discuss this Tong Seng comparability later okay LOL. However having stated that, there’s truly one other common dish from some place else that now resides right here, inside GLC Restaurant.
We’ll get to that later however for now, right here’s what we ate over the course of some visits 😀
I’m not a lot of a Hokkien Mee to be trustworthy (the one one I eat is when Dad cooks it at house) however Mein Bruder is kind of a fan in order that’s what he received on our first go to – Fried Hokkien Prawn Noodles.
Fried Hokkien Prawn Noodles is to not be confused with the very completely different Malaysian model of Hokkien Mee. The latter is the model that has a thick black sauce stir-fried with the noodles (you possibly can order it as KL Hokkien Dai Lok Noodles on the menu at GLC). What we generally check with as Fried Hokkien Prawn Noodles aka Rochor Mee (as a result of it was apparently made very fashionable within the Rochor space again within the day) is the one with the Yellow noodles and Bee Hoon campur model.
Anyhow – the model at GLC Restaurant is definitely not unhealthy. Make sure to take pleasure in with copious quantities of Sambal Belachan 😛
Woooooooooo when you like your meals served to you effervescent scorching (actually) then claypot dishes are all the time a good suggestion hehehe particularly if it’s a soupy dish 😀
The Claypot Noodles has yellow noodles swimming in a fairly thick soup that has a little bit of seafood (like prawns and squid) in there together with some veggies like mushrooms, cauliflower, bits of yam and so on and a wonderful egg (take a look at the golden yolk!) sits atop every part and it’s your selection when you wanna combine it in or let it prepare dinner entire.
Mum didn’t fairly like as she wasn’t used to the marginally sourish flavour (she prefers extra chili / spicy primarily based) however Mein Bruder and myself fairly favored it. I don’t assume they’d Claypot Noodles on the outdated Tong Seng however they did have Lor Mee (albeit tak sedap model of Lor Mee).
Okay since we’re on noodles, I feel we spherical up all of the noodle dishes that we tried lah okay 😛
Hen Noodles is an efficient guess when you’re searching for a basic. Undoubtedly reminds you of Tong Seng proper? You get a serving of roasted hen atop a mattress of Mee Kia and the accompanying ‘noodle combine sauce’ that has that acquainted salty/spicy flavour we’ve all grown to like. However that is the Dry model – you additionally go for the Soup model if that’s your factor.
A great accompaniment to your noodles could be the Signature Dumpling Soup! I discovered this to be actually beneficiant when it arrived however in simply to handle your expectations – there’s solely 6 dumplings in there LOL
Nevertheless it’s nonetheless a beneficiant serving of soup, greens and Wantons (hen and prawns). Good thought for sharing perhaps between 2-3 individuals truly.
One other Tong Seng-esque dish is the Hen Wanton Noodles!
Mee Kia with some Roasted Hen Char Siew (which I REALLY take pleasure in) plus some fried Wantons on the facet.
I don’t learn about you however I’m fairly a fan of Char Siew Hen these days over the standard Roasted Hen. I feel it’s the candy glazed exterior that will get to me LOL I do know some individuals don’t fancy it for that precise motive – the candy and sticky flavour.
Having stated that, this one actually hits house for me lah. I imply, easy is typically finest proper?
The truth is, Wanton Noodles (aka Halal Wanton –> shoutout to Joseph, Rita & Josephine) was the factor I ate most at Tong Seng (together with the accompanying soup which I all the time referred to as Ajinomoto Soup as a result of it was all the time so salty LOL).
Dad has been cooking Wanton Noodles at house since we had been youngsters (his one nonetheless #1 btw) so this dish is one thing I truly actually take pleasure in. However his noodles have one thing that’s energy to the max.. one thing that Tong Seng was additionally very well-known for… I’m speaking about – Hen Toes!
SHOCK! SHOCK! HORROR! HORROR! SHOCK SHOCK HORROR!!
There’s no Hen Toes Noodles at GLC Restaurant!! Properly, it’s truly on the menu however once I tried ordering it just a few instances, they stated no have. In the long run, they defined that it’s truly not obtainable on the menu.
Sigh. Oh nicely.
Simply in case noodles are usually not your factor, additionally they have a Rice model too by the way in which.
CONFESSION: I ordered the Char Siew Hen Rice first as a result of I didn’t know received noodles sort 😛
PRO TIP: Follow the noodles 😛
JENG JENG JENG!!!
The Hen Rice at GLC is reeaaalllly common and for good motive! The truth is, that is additionally one of many dishes that has led individuals to check the meals right here to the outdated Tong Seng. Little question – that is some actually good Hen Rice. However do you know the place this truly originates from?
Sure, it’s true – the Hen Rice at GLC Restaurant is definitely the identical one from the well-known Jurong Level Banquet. I’m undecided the place they went after Banquet closed down however they’re right here now and that’s what’s most vital LOL And hey – if Suhaimi Yusof says it’s good, that’s gotta imply it’s good proper?
Roasted or Steamed Hen – take your decide! If you happen to order the set, it comes with just a few extras together with a bit Kai Lan and in addition a Soy Egg!
I feel that is additionally time to say that not every part is listed on their menu card. You’ll see images of dishes on the wall (together with the Hen Rice) which might not be on the cardboard however are undoubtedly a part of the menu if you recognize what I imply. You’ll even see some Malay dishes like Mee Rebus and so on that are solely served through the breakfast hours. So have a look round earlier than you determine on what you’re gonna order and don’t be afraid to ask the workers!
That is in all probability the dish I order most once I go to GLC Restaurant. The truth is, I can’t bear in mind the final time I ordered anything LOL I suppose I’m only a sucker for #SaltedEggAnything and the Salted Egg Hen Rice is my go-to once I need one thing fast plus I do know I’m gonna take pleasure in it.
I all the time swap out the common white rice for Hen Rice rice (and a few readers additionally swear by the swap to Fried Rice). I additionally extremely advocate having fun with with a number of the Hen Rice chilli for further kick 🔥 Anyhow, to indicate you ways usually I order this dish, he are extra images of all of the instances I ordered the Salted Egg Hen Rice 😝
The truth is, GLC Restaurant does appear to be fairly a Tzi Char specialist. They’ve received dishes like this (rice & meats) and all kinds no much less. For instance, you’ve received flavours like Black Pepper, Candy & Bitter, Gong Bao (Kung Po), Thai Type, Lemon, Mongolian, Spring Onion, Gan Xiang (???) and Buttered. You may have both Beef or Hen!
Loads of wok hei taking place at GLC Restaurant for positive! In addition to the Fried Hokkien Prawn Noodles and the KL Hokkien Dai Lok Noodles we talked about earlier, you’ve received loads of fried dishes just like the Malay Mee Goreng, Seafood Noodles, Seafood Crispy Noodles and a lot extra – all with that flavour and aroma that we will take pleasure in Tzi Char place.
They’ve received the soupy (aka moist) Hor Enjoyable too however I’m a fan of the Stir Fried Beef Hor Enjoyable the place you possibly can actually get that wok hei flavour. Stir fried flat rice noodles with egg and strips of beef? WIN! I feel subsequent time, I ought to actually attempt more durable to order the moist model ah 😛
FUN FACT: Wok Hei actually interprets to ‘breath of the wok’. It’s truly a really distinctive flavour and the mark of true wok-smanship to get wok hei entering into your dishes. I suppose you may say that it places the ‘char’ in Tzi Char 😛
PS it’s not simply noodles. They’ve Fried Rice dishes too okay. To not point out loads of seafood dishes which you’ll order ala carte for everybody to share and luxuriate in.
I feel the Beef Brisket Noodles might be the one dish that I’ve been truly dissatisfied with at GLC Restaurant to this point. I used to be actually anticipating one right here but it surely was to not be I suppose.
The meat was truly fairly robust for essentially the most half. I think about beef brisket dishes to have good, tender beef y’know what I imply. Yeah positive, there have been some tender bits however majority had been actually chewy. I additionally didn’t fairly count on to have these yellow egg noodles (I although perhaps some form of La Mian usually?). I suppose that one is only a private choice (I’ve been kinda off yellow noodles since final yr) so when you like yellow egg noodles then I suppose you’ll just like the noodle selection right here.
The one saving grace was that hearty beef broth that every part is bathing in. Finest loved when scorching! Sluurrrrrp!
So what do you assume? The “new Tong Seng”?
I personally really feel that it’s fairly completely different truly. Possibly it’s due to my very own private experiences at Tong Music (I’ll always remember sitting at tables alongside the sidewalk) so I don’t fairly get the identical vibe right here.
However having stated that, GLC Restaurant undoubtedly has its personal factor going. And dare I say it – extra to supply than Tong Seng did. Yeah, it’s an entire completely different menu right here for essentially the most half and a few of it has confirmed to be actually good and the costs are literally actually actually cheap.
PRO TIP: It will get REALLY crowded and busy throughout lunch hours (12pm-2pm) 😀
It might not be the “new Tong Seng” however it may possibly undoubtedly be a “new favorite makan spot” for a lot of. Pity they don’t open til late although.
PS subsequent time we go, it’s gonna be the Seafood and extra Tzi Char for positive!
121 Higher Paya Lebar Street
Tel: 6581 9338
8.00am til 9.00pm Mondays til Fridays
9.00am til 9.00pm Saturdays
CLOSED ON SUNDAYS
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First revealed: eighth February 2018
Up to date: twenty second Could 2023