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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 grow to be fairly a agency favorite with so a lot of you over the previous few years. I’m not simply speaking about this being a favourite spot for these working within the space.. Even these coming from everywhere in the island! 😀

I eat right here fairly usually myself and at all times attempt to order one thing new each. However I’ve to confess that almost all occasions, I fail and order my customary order – Salted Egg Hen Rice (change the rice to Hen Rice!). One in all 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 best way LOL

Nicely, individuals used to name it “The NEW Tong Seng” however really, hmmmmmm… I believe we speak about this Tong Seng comparability later okay LOL. However having stated that, there’s really one other standard dish from someplace 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 😀

Fried Hokkien Prawn Noodles ($5.00)

I’m not a lot of a Hokkien Mee to be sincere (the one one I eat is when Dad cooks it at house) however Mein Bruder is sort 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 consult with as Fried Hokkien Prawn Noodles aka Rochor Mee (as a result of it was apparently made very talked-about within the Rochor space again within the day) is the one with the Yellow noodles and Bee Hoon campur type.

In any case – the model at GLC Restaurant is definitely not dangerous. You should definitely take pleasure in with copious quantities of Sambal Belachan 😛

Claypot Noodles ($6.00)

Woooooooooo when you like your meals served to you effervescent scorching (actually) then claypot dishes are at all times 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 so on and an excellent egg (have a look at the golden yolk!) sits atop every little thing and it’s your alternative when you wanna combine it in or let it prepare dinner entire.

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 preferred it. I don’t suppose that they had Claypot Noodles on the previous 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 believe we spherical up all of the noodle dishes that we tried lah okay 😛

Hen Noodles is an effective wager when you’re searching 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.

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

However it’s nonetheless a beneficiant serving of soup, greens and Wantons (hen and prawns). Good concept for sharing perhaps between 2-3 individuals really.

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 learn about you however I’m fairly keen on Char Siew Hen these days over the same old Roasted Hen. I believe it’s the candy glazed exterior that will get to me LOL I do know some individuals don’t fancy it for that precise purpose – the candy and sticky flavour.

Having stated that, this one actually hits house for me lah. I imply, easy is typically greatest 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 at all times known as Ajinomoto Soup as a result of it was at all times so salty LOL).

Dad has been cooking Wanton Noodles at house since we have been youngsters (his one nonetheless #1 btw) so this dish is one thing I really 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 Toes!

There’s no Hen Toes Noodles at GLC Restaurant!! Nicely, it’s really on the menu however once I tried ordering it a number of occasions, they stated no have. In the long run, they defined that it’s really not obtainable on the menu.

Sigh. Oh properly.

Char Siew Hen Rice ($4.00)

Simply in case noodles should not 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 received noodles kind 😛
PRO TIP: Persist with the noodles 😛

Hen Rice Set


The Hen Rice at GLC is reeaaalllly standard and for good purpose! Actually, that is additionally one of many dishes that has led individuals 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 choose! Should you order the set, it comes with a number of extras together with a little bit Kai Lan and likewise a Soy Egg!

I believe that is additionally an excellent time to say that not every little thing is listed on their menu card. You’ll see pictures of dishes on the wall (together with the Hen Rice) which is probably not on the cardboard however are undoubtedly a part of the menu if you recognize 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

♬ Gentle Change – Charlie Puth

Salted Egg Hen Cube with Rice ($5.00)

That is in all probability the dish I order most once I go to GLC Restaurant. Actually, I can’t keep in mind the final time I ordered anything LOL I assume I’m only a sucker for #SaltedEggAnything and the Salted Egg Hen Rice is my go-to once I need one thing fast plus I do know I’m gonna take pleasure in it.

I at all times 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 🔥 In any case, to indicate you the way usually I order this dish, he are extra pictures of all of the occasions I ordered the Salted Egg Hen Rice 😝

Actually, 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 Type, Lemon, Mongolian, Spring Onion, Gan Xiang (???) and Buttered. You’ll be able to 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 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 will take pleasure in an excellent 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 believe subsequent time, I ought to actually strive more durable 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 an excellent wok hei getting in your dishes. I assume 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 believe the Beef Brisket Noodles might be the one dish that I’ve been really upset with at GLC Restaurant to date. I used to be actually anticipating an excellent one right here but it surely 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 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 assume that one is only a private choice (I’ve been kinda off yellow noodles since final 12 months) so when you like yellow egg noodles then I assume you’ll just like the noodle alternative 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 suppose? The “new Tong Seng”?
I personally really feel that it’s fairly totally different really. Perhaps 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 undoubtedly has its personal factor going. And dare I say it – extra to supply than Tong Seng did. Yeah, it’s an entire 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 is probably not the “new Tong Seng” however it will probably 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 info (together with costs, availability of merchandise on menu and Halal standing of firm) are correct on the time of posting. All pictures used on this website are property of The Halal Meals Weblog except said in any other case.


First printed: eighth February 2018
Up to date: twenty second Could 2023



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