Saturday, January 14, 2012

Piao Xiang Ma La Xiang Guo, 313@Somerset

Ma La Xiang Guo

These guys have been up here for a while now (313 Orchard Road #05-01), but I never made any huge effort to come here, largely because my experiences with ma la xiang guo were never very interesting to me. Yet, we were in the neighborhood tonight and decided to give it a try, selecting a few items out of their fridge and telling them to make it extra spicy. They took it in back and threw it all into a hot wok before giving it back to us.

It turned out that it was good that we asked them to do so, as that made it a bit more exciting. To make things even better, they addressed the pet peeve that I have about getting this thing in China: there were no bone fragments accompanying the meat - yay! But alas, I am not going to go out of my way for this again though; I've lost my taste for a lot of this salty greasy stuff. Besides, I don't suppose there is any way in this food court setting for them to turn this into a soup afterwards.

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