China's largest hotpot chain, Yang Guo Fu opens first two outlets in Singapore

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Yang Guo Fu Singpost Centre Outlet. (PHOTO: Yang Guo Fu)
Yang Guo Fu Singpost Centre Outlet. (PHOTO: Yang Guo Fu)

SINGAPORE – Chinese mala tang giant Yang Guo Fu is about to open not just one but two stores in Singapore this November — and we can already imagine the long queues.

With over 6,000 outlets across the globe, Yang Guo Fu is one of the largest mala tang chains in the world. Its two upcoming outlets at SingPost Centre and Victoria Street will also be the brand’s first foray into Southeast Asia.

Founded by Mr Yang Guo Fu, the colossal Yang Guo Fu chain of restaurants all began with his first outlet in the icy north-eastern Chinese city of Harbin, China. In 2003, Mr Yang opened Yang Mala Tang — where he took over two years to develop the restaurant’s own unique soup base by adding milk and sugar to the broth, which turned the traditional Sichuan spicy hot pot into a milky, flavourful soup that was widely loved by all.

Yang Guo Fu Singpost Centre Outlet. (PHOTO: Yang Guo Fu)
Yang Guo Fu Singpost Centre Outlet. (PHOTO: Yang Guo Fu)

His food empire gradually grew, and in 2013, Mr Yang opened his first outlet in the capital city of Beijing. By 2019, the company counted over 5,500 franchise stores around the world — it was in that year that Yang Guo Fu Mala Tang ranked in second in the 2019 China Restaurant Industry Annual Report for the Top 10 Ranking of Chinese Fast Food Snacks.

With restaurants in Japan, Canada, and now, Singapore, Mr Yang says he has plans to open 1,000 more international stores by the end of 2020.

The mala tang chain carries three unique broths and a range of over 60 fresh, premium ingredients.

The first is its signature Spicy Mala Beef Broth, a rich, nutritious stew that’s rich in collagen and a decadent umami flavour. For the health-conscious, diners can opt for the vegetarian-friendly Tomato Broth, which is packed with vitamins and other healthy delights. Finally, spice-lovers can try the Mala Ban, a sauce version which brings with it a delightful kick of spice from the northern provinces of China.

Singpost Centre Outlet Address:

10 Eunos Road 8 #01-150 Singapore 408600

Bugis Village Outlet Address:

233 Victoria Street Singapore 188026

Operating Hours: 10am to 10pm

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