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GLC Hao Yun Lai Restaurant (好运来餐厅)

I’m fairly certain GLC Hao Yun Lai Restaurant (好运来餐厅) has change 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 typically 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 acquired in and ‘blamed’ me for making them crave the Salted Egg Hen Rice with my publish that they got here all the best way LOL

Nicely, folks used to name it “The NEW Tong Seng” however truly, hmmmmmm… I feel we speak about this Tong Seng comparability later okay LOL. However having mentioned that, there may be truly one other in style dish from some other place 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 😀

Fried Hokkien Prawn Noodles ($5.00)

I’m not a lot of a Hokkien Mee to be trustworthy (the one one I eat is when Dad cooks it at residence) however Mein Bruder is kind of a fan in order that’s what he acquired 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 may 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 very fashionable within the Rochor space again within the day) is the one with the Yellow noodles and Bee Hoon campur fashion.

Anyhow – the model at GLC Restaurant is definitely not unhealthy. Make sure you take pleasure in with copious quantities of Sambal Belachan 😛

Claypot Noodles ($6.00)

Woooooooooo in the event 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 reasonably 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 all the pieces and it’s your alternative in the event 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 primarily based) however Mein Bruder and myself fairly favored it. I don’t suppose that they had Claypot Noodles on the outdated Tong Seng however they did have Lor Mee (albeit tak sedap model of Lor Mee).

Hen Noodles ($3.50)

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 wager in the event you’re in search of a basic. Undoubtedly reminds you of Tong Seng proper? You get a serving of roasted rooster 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.

Signature Dumpling Soup ($4.00)

An excellent 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 (rooster and prawns). Good concept for sharing perhaps between 2-3 folks truly.

Hen Wanton Noodles ($4.00)

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 find out about you however I’m fairly a fan of Char Siew Hen these days over the same old 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 cause – the candy and sticky flavour.

Having mentioned that, this one actually hits residence for me lah. I imply, easy is usually finest proper?
Actually, 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 residence since we have 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 Ft!

There’s no Hen Ft Noodles at GLC Restaurant!! Nicely, it’s truly on the menu however after I tried ordering it a number of instances, they mentioned no have. In the long run, they defined that it’s truly not out there on the menu.

Sigh. Oh nicely.

Char Siew Hen Rice ($4.00)

Simply in case noodles aren’t your factor, in addition they have a Rice model too by the best way.

CONFESSION: I ordered the Char Siew Hen Rice first as a result of I didn’t know acquired noodles sort 😛
PRO TIP: Persist with the noodles 😛

Hen Rice Set


The Hen Rice at GLC is reeaaalllly in style and for good cause! Actually, that is additionally one of many dishes that has led folks to match the meals right here to the outdated Tong Seng. Little doubt – 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 unsure the place they went after Banquet closed down however they’re right here now and that’s what’s most essential 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! In case you order the set, it comes with a number of extras together with a little bit Kai Lan and likewise a Soy Egg!

I feel that is additionally time to say that not all the pieces is listed on their menu card. You’ll see photographs of dishes on the wall (together with the Hen Rice) which will not be on the cardboard however are undoubtedly a part of the menu if you understand 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 resolve on what you’re gonna order and don’t be afraid to ask the workers!


A favorite of mine and I’m certain for a lot of of you too 🔥 #halal #makan #tiktoksg #fyp

♬ Mild Change – Charlie Puth

Salted Egg Hen Cube with Rice ($5.00)

That is in all probability the dish I order most after I go to GLC Restaurant. Actually, I can’t bear in mind the final time I ordered the rest LOL I suppose I’m only a sucker for #SaltedEggAnything and the Salted Egg Hen Rice is my go-to after 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 point out you the way typically I order this dish, he are extra photographs of all of the instances I ordered the Salted Egg Hen Rice 😝

Actually, GLC Restaurant does appear to be fairly a Tzi Char specialist. They’ve acquired dishes like this (rice & meats) and all kinds no much less. For instance, you’ve acquired flavours like Black Pepper, Candy & Bitter, Gong Bao (Kung Po), Thai Type, Lemon, Mongolian, Spring Onion, Gan Xiang (???) and Buttered. You possibly can have both Beef or Hen!

Stir Fried Beef Hor Enjoyable ($6.30)

Loads of wok hei taking place at GLC Restaurant for certain! Moreover the Fried Hokkien Prawn Noodles and the KL Hokkien Dai Lok Noodles we talked about earlier, you’ve acquired 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 take pleasure in Tzi Char place.

They’ve acquired the soupy (aka moist) Hor Enjoyable too however I’m a fan of the Stir Fried Beef Hor Enjoyable the place you may 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 getting in your dishes. I suppose you could possibly 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 luxuriate in.

Beef Brisket Noodles

I feel the Beef Brisket Noodles might be the one dish that I’ve been truly disenchanted with at GLC Restaurant to this point. I used to be actually anticipating one right here nevertheless it was to not be I suppose.

The meat was truly fairly powerful for probably the most half. I think about beef brisket dishes to have good, tender beef y’know what I imply. Yeah certain, there have been some tender bits however majority have 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 suppose that one is only a private desire (I’ve been kinda off yellow noodles since final yr) so in the event you like yellow egg noodles then I suppose you’ll just like the noodle alternative right here.

The one saving grace was that hearty beef broth that all the pieces is bathing in. Finest loved when scorching! Sluurrrrrp!

So what do you suppose? The “new Tong Seng”?
I personally really feel that it’s fairly totally 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 mentioned that, GLC Restaurant undoubtedly 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 cheap.

PRO TIP: It will get REALLY crowded and busy throughout lunch hours (12pm-2pm) 😀

It will not be the “new Tong Seng” however it will 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 certain!

121 Higher Paya Lebar Street
S 534836
Tel: 6581 9338


Working Hours:
8.00am til 9.00pm Mondays til Fridays

9.00am til 9.00pm Saturdays


This meal we go to ourselves (like macam nameless ah) and pay personal cash one.
All data (together with costs, availability of merchandise on menu and Halal standing of firm) are correct on the time of posting. All photographs used on this website are property of The Halal Meals Weblog until acknowledged in any other case.


First revealed: eighth February 2018
Up to date: twenty second Might 2023



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