Thursday, October 31, 2019
Red Lips @ Jewel Changi Airport - Largest New-age Mala Tang Chain from Shanghai Arrived In Singapore
Red Lips, the largest new-age mala tang chain from Shanghai, has opened its first-ever overseas outlet at Jewel Changi Airport. With over 40 outlets in China within five years of its establishment, diners can customise their hotpot-in-a-bowl with 45 food items, authentic hotpot base and secret spices.
The 45 items include seafood, meat and vegetables, noodles and other speciality offerings. These ingredients are handpicked and selected for their freshness, quality and taste. It is unlike most mala fragrant pot stalls that serve frozen ingredients.
Customers will be handed an ordering sheet to tick the ingredients they want, give it to the cashier, pay, and the staff will pick the ordered ingredients. Instead of cooking the raw ingredients in hot boiling water which is bland, they are boiled in a flavoursome stock that has been boiled for hours.
What holds everything together is the secret spicy sauce that comprises of peppercorns, and a blend of over 20 ingredients and spices. It has a bold, full-bodied flavour with depth, leaving a pleasing and lingering aftertaste. I would recommend mixing it up with the creamy sesame sauce which kicks up the flavours by several notches. The sauces really go well with the ingredients and its very convenient for takeaway.
The winner for Red Lips is their fresh ingredients and delicious sauces that lifted the whole enjoyment. Prices starting from $0.90 is quite reasonable; however, the portion needs to be more generous. I have my colleague complaining that $0.90 only gets her 2 strands of spinach. The food is excellent, and I really hope the portion can be more generous to win more loyal fans.
Note: This is an invited tasting.
Jewel Changi Airport
78 Airport Boulevard
Nearest MRT: Changi Airport (EW Line)
Sun-Thu: 7am - 12midnight
Fri-Sat, Eve of PH: 7am - 1am
1) Alight at Changi Airport MRT station. Take Exit A and B. Walk to destination. Journey time about 5 minutes. [Map]