I’m fairly positive GLC Restaurant (aka GLC Hao Yun Lai) has develop into fairly a agency favorite with so lots of you over the previous few years. I’m not simply speaking about this being a favorite spot for these working within the space however even these coming from everywhere in 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 almost all instances, I fail and order my commonplace order – Salted Egg Hen Rice (change the rice to Hen Rice!). Considered one of 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 publish that they got here all the way in which LOL
Effectively, folks used to name it “The NEW Tong Seng” however really, hmmmmmm… I feel we speak about this Tong Seng comparability later okay LOL. However having stated that, there may be really one other in style 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 dwelling) 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 totally different Malaysian model of Hokkien Mee. The latter is the model that has a thick black sauce stir-fried with the noodles (you’ll be able to order it as KL Hokkien Dai Lok Noodles on the menu at GLC). What we generally confer with as Fried Hokkien Prawn Noodles aka Rochor Mee (as a result of it was apparently made highly regarded within the Rochor space again within the day) is the one with the Yellow noodles and Bee Hoon campur fashion.
In any case – the model at GLC Restaurant is definitely not unhealthy. Be sure you get pleasure from with copious quantities of Sambal Belachan 😛
Woooooooooo should 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 many others and an excellent egg (take a look at the golden yolk!) sits atop every little thing and it’s your selection should you wanna combine it in or let it prepare dinner complete.
Mum didn’t fairly like as she wasn’t used to the marginally sourish flavour (she prefers extra chili / spicy based mostly) however Mein Bruder and myself fairly favored it. I don’t assume that they had Claypot Noodles on the previous 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 should you’re on the lookout 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 very good accompaniment to your noodles can 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
But it surely’s nonetheless a beneficiant serving of soup, greens and Wantons (hen and prawns). Good thought for sharing perhaps between 2-3 folks really.
One other Tong Seng-esque dish is the Hen Wanton Noodles!
Mee Kia with some Roasted Hen Char Siew (which I REALLY get pleasure from) plus some fried Wantons on the aspect.
I don’t learn about you however I’m fairly keen on 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 folks don’t fancy it for that precise motive – the candy and sticky flavour.
Having stated that, this one actually hits dwelling for me lah. I imply, easy is usually finest proper?
In reality, 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 known as Ajinomoto Soup as a result of it was all the time so salty LOL).
Dad has been cooking Wanton Noodles at dwelling since we had been youngsters (his one nonetheless #1 btw) so this dish is one thing I really actually get pleasure from. 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!! Effectively, it’s really on the menu however once I tried ordering it a number of instances, they stated no have. In the long run, they defined that it’s really now not out there on the menu.
Sigh. Oh properly.
Simply in case noodles aren’t 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 kind 😛
PRO TIP: Follow the noodles 😛
JENG JENG JENG!!!
The Hen Rice at GLC is reeaaalllly in style and for good motive! In reality, that is additionally one of many dishes that has led folks to match the meals right here to the previous Tong Seng. Little question – that is some actually good Hen Rice. However do you know the place this really 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 unsure the place they went after Banquet closed down however they’re right here now and that’s what’s most necessary 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 a number of extras together with just a little Kai Lan and likewise a Soy Egg!
I feel that is additionally a superb time to say that not every little thing is listed on their menu card. You’ll see images of dishes on the wall (together with the Hen Rice) which will not be on the cardboard however are positively a part of the menu if you recognize what I imply. You’ll even see some Malay dishes like Mee Rebus and many others that are solely served throughout the breakfast hours. So have a look round earlier than you resolve on what you’re gonna order and don’t be afraid to ask the workers!
I’m not the one who ordered this dish however I actually want I did. In any case, y’all know we’re large followers of #SaltedEggAnything proper? And it is a basic that appears prefer it’s gonna be the bomb!
In reality, 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 Fashion, Lemon, Mongolian, Spring Onion, Gan Xiang (???) and Buttered. You may have both Beef or Hen!
Kena one time with white rice and a fried egg additionally energy lah really.
And talking of Tzi Char…
Loads of wok hei taking place at GLC Restaurant for positive! Apart from 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 are able to get pleasure from a superb Tzi Char place.
They’ve received the soupy (aka moist) Hor Enjoyable too however I’m keen on the Stir Fried Beef Hor Enjoyable the place you’ll be able to 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 tougher to order the moist model ah 😛
FUN FACT: Wok Hei actually interprets to ‘breath of the wok’. It’s really a really distinctive flavour and the mark of true wok-smanship to get a superb wok hei stepping into your dishes. I assume 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 be able to order ala carte for everybody to share and revel in.
I feel the Beef Brisket Noodles might be the one dish that I’ve been really disenchanted with at GLC Restaurant to date. I used to be actually anticipating a superb one right here nevertheless it was to not be I assume.
The meat was really fairly robust for probably 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 type of La Mian usually?). I assume that one is only a private desire (I’ve been kinda off yellow noodles since final yr) so should you like yellow egg noodles then I assume you’ll just like the noodle selection right here.
The one saving grace was that hearty beef broth that every little thing 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 totally different really. Possibly it’s due to my very own private experiences at Tong Track (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 positively has its personal factor going. And dare I say it – extra to supply than Tong Seng did. Yeah, it’s a complete totally different menu right here for probably the most half and a few of it has confirmed to be actually good and the costs are literally actually actually affordable.
PRO TIP: It will get REALLY crowded and busy throughout lunch hours (12pm-2pm) 😀
It will not be the “new Tong Seng” however it might probably positively 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
This meal we go to ourselves (like macam nameless ah) and pay personal cash one.
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First printed: eighth February 2018
Up to date: tenth February 2020