When in Singapore, one can’t go wrong at a zi char restaurant. Plenty of places serve up amazing wok-fried dishes, however, it is rare to come across a place that sells good zi char that is also halal-certified—not until we discovered GLC Restaurant in Taiseng.
Boasting an impressive array of zi char delights that taste really good and are priced pretty affordably, GLC Restaurant is definitely one to consider should you find yourself hankering after proper zi char that’s also Muslim-friendly for your Muslim friends.
GLC Restaurant is tucked away in a cosy crevice of Tai Seng and is easy to spot due to its large yellow signboard.
When we arrived at 12.30pm, the restaurant was already packed to the brim with people. So our advice is to make your way there at 12 on the dot or earlier if possible.
GLC Restaurant has an incredibly extensive menu and they serve up almost any kind of local food that you’re craving. From quintessential local food such as chicken rice and nasi padang to popular zi char items such as hor fun and yang chow fried rice, the list is endless and you’ll definitely be spoilt for choice.
As all thing salted egg are in trend now, we decided to try out their Salted Egg Chicken Dice Rice (S$5.50). The dish came with a generous portion of diced chicken coated in a copious amount of savoury, spicy salted egg sauce as well as a fried egg that was perched atop a bed of warm white rice.
The salted egg sauce truly had us in awe. We’ve tried many different kinds of salted egg dishes and this is no doubt one of our favourites. The sauce here is a tad bit spicier here than most places. However, we preferred that and we liked how it gave the dish an extra fiery kick.
We also tried their Hua Dan San Mee (S$5) which consists of crispy egg noodles that are soaked in a rich, eggy gravy and topped with ingredients such as chicken, seafood and vegetables.
The egg that was mixed into the gravy added a nice, thick and silky texture that gave the dish more body. We also like how the noodles soaked up all that savoury gravy, making the noodles slightly softer and chewier as well as giving it more depth of flavour.
All in all, we thoroughly enjoyed our dining experience here. Dealing with the bustling crowd was a small price to pay for some stellar dishes that left us wanting more. Best of all, the place is Halal, so we can bring our Muslim friends here as well. We definitely can see ourselves coming here again in the future to check out the other things that they have in store for us!
121 Upper Paya Lebar Road
Mon to Sat: 9am – 9pm
(Closed on Sundays)
Nearest Station: Bartley