Have your mala fix anytime, anywhere

Mala vermicelli, xiang guo and hot pots—with so many instant options at our disposal in Singapore, getting our mala fix sorted is getting ridiculously easy; thanks to a wide array of delivery platforms too. Here are some of the best ones that are sure to give you that satisfying spice kick.

Hai Chi Jia Suan La Fen

The trendiest instant mala noodle (actually vermicelli) cup in the market right now, Hai Chi Jia Suan La Fen stands out by adding a touch of aromatic vinegar into the mix, giving it a slightly sour tang to go along with a major spice hit. You'll get a flavour bomb with each slurp of the chewy rice noodles.

The same guys have also released a new Spicy Seafood flavour in Singapore too, that isn't as spicy as the mala cup (good for those who can't take too much heat). You'll find large chunks of clam and mushroom in it that not only give you more bite, but a more substantial meal as well.

Haidilao Self-Heating Hot Pot

Available in spicy or tomato broths, and in beef or vegetable variations, this miraculous invention even works with cold water, thanks to the use of a heat pack that comes with the package. You'll find a whole bunch of ingredients like fish cake, lotus root, vermicelli and more (depending on whether you got the beef or vegetable option) to be dumped into the pot, and actually makes for a really filling meal.

Hei Ren Bu Luo Mala Oden Noodles

Traditional Japanese fish cake stews have just received a mala twist thanks to the Hei Ren Bu Luo Mala Oden Noodles where bountiful fishcake variants are offered in a spicy and numbingly good broth. Sealed tightly and vacuum-packed to preserve flavour and quality, cook the ingredients alongside the vermicelli noodles and dig into springy, stuffed fish balls and more.

Jia Xiang Ren Instant Cup Noodles

This is a good alternative to the famed Hai Chi Jia Suan La Fen. There are two different flavours available—sour spicy and clams. The former is similar to the original Hai Chi Jia Suan La Fen and has vinegar too, while the latter is less spicy and has an added sesame aroma to it. Worth a try.

Li Xing Mala Potato Noodles 

As all of Li Xing Cup Noodles’ options are halal-certified (with the exception of the Clams flavour), choose from a wide variety of Muslim-friendly selection to satisfy your mala needs. The Mala Potato Noodles continues to be a hot favourite as they are even chewier than regular vermicelli; but don’t confuse it with the Sour Spicy Potato Noodles that are popular among buyers as well because of its tang and piquant taste.  

Tan Xiao Ai Instant Cup Noodles

Probably almost as popular as Hai Chi Jia Suan La Fen right now, Tan Xiao Ai differs from other instant mala cup brands thanks to them having more flavours available than the rest. They've got the sour spicy, clam, and also a tomato option, for those who really can't take the heat. The generous ingredient portions (the tomato one even has fried egg) also make them a win. The more modern, colourful packaging is a nice touch too.